On board I am lavished with English tea and Laduree macaroons...can't turn those down!
Finally we approach the unmistakable fertile dream valley..the one and only Napa Valley
Off I am whisked to our surprise destination, and see a bottle of my favorite wine, crusty french bread and an assortment of fine cheeses awaiting my appetite (which unfortunately is always alive and well)! We sit just the two of us gazing at the idyllic vineyards, lost in tranquility......
He then tells me the next part of my surprise is that all my favorite people in the world including my sons, my family and all our close friends have flown in to join us for this dream day! Before long we are seated at a spectacular sunflower laden table with 30 or so of the most important people in our lives. We feast on local homegrown fare paired with incredible wine and its a lunch to be remembered with plenty of laughter and story telling!
After lunch, my husband tells me he has rented a house for us to stay in for our short stay, one look at it, and I am in love with this Tuscan vision!
We spend the afternoon sitting by the tranquil storybook pool seeing which overlooks the vineyard. If I didn't know better would swear I am in Tuscany. I plant myself on the chaise and don't move a muscle for hours, except to move my right arm to reach for.........
Non stop rounds of fabulous antipasta that is served to us and our guests, as we feast yet again poolside taking in the warm Napa sun and ZERO humidity (even my hair is happy here)!
Accompanied of course by a delectable glass (or two) of some yummy Chardonnay, helloooooo........we are in Napa afterall! Drinking at lunch AND the for afternoon snack is de rigeur!
At sunset we all go in to change, and hubby has stunned me yet again with the most beautiful catered dinner by a famous local chef, none other than Thomas Keller. Way to go! The weather is perfect, 60's, dry, beautiful sunset, smooth jazz radiates throughout the house and we all gather again for a sumptuous feast.
After dinner we mosey on out to the pool area again where there is a lit firepit and after dinner drinks and all kinds of wonderful stories are shared........
Finally I spy the most beautiful dessert table under a massive oak tree, with dozens of tiny lanterns sprinkled about...it looks like its out of fairytale! We all walk over and indulge in all my favorite sweets. We sit back by the pool and carry on until the wee hours........
This day has been just beyond. Total Perfection. Surrounded by those I love and cherish, being in a place that makes me feel alive but relaxed, indulging in all my favorite foods and wines, all the while being a size 6......does it get better? Oh and did I mention that on this dream day, absolutely no calories count? Talk about icing on the cake! Before long we are boarding the plane to go home sweet home, which I am really happy about because I love home, truly the perfect ending to a perfect day!
Want to know one of the best parts of this dream day? Coming home to this cutie pie........we invited him to come but he told us "he doesnt do" Napa" :)
Hope you had fun with me in Napa Valley..now its your turn, what would your dream day look like? Would love to know! Wishing you a dreamy day!
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