Do Not Disturb - Wine Tasting at Castello di Amarosa
On Vacation Mode. Do. Not. Disturb. - That was my motto this past weekend. I traveled up north towards Napa Valley to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a great getaway from work, and jumping into a completely different world - NorCal. It's funny how the environment and vibe is so polar opposite in the same state. We were also blessed with the perfect weather, which allowed us to have a great picnic and wine tasting.
Our picnic and charcuterie board was nothing short of amazing. Each one of us provided something to the table, and it ended up being a colorful and delicious meal. Boy, did I eat a lot of cheese! Before I move on from this cute setup, I just want to mention how delicious the Strawberries and Cream Cake was from Nothing Bundt Cake. It was ridiculously moist (even the next day in the fridge!), and not over the top sweet either. I would highly recommend this cake.
Unfortunately, I am far from a wine connoisseur, so I am limited in describing each wine I had, other than whether I enjoyed it or not... :X However, we did visit Castello di Amorosa, which is literally a castle on a hill, with a moat and everything! After some research, I learned that the castle was built 20 years ago purposely as a wine tasting location. We paid $25 dollars for the wine tasting that let us try 5 different glasses only sold at the vineyard. I enjoyed it all, but my favorites have to be the "Zingaro" and "Il Brigante" - all reds of course.
With that being said, we could not miss out on the opportunity to take a few photos at the castle. The highlight of my outfit was my sequined floppy hat that said "do not disturb". I could not leave home without it as it fit perfectly at the vineyards, and protected me from the sun. From there I wore a cozy romper over this strawberry crop top I got from Forever 21. I finished the whole look with my holographic sandals from Korea. The little details, such as the sequins, strawberries, and holographics added that perfect bit of quirk to my otherwise classy, cozy look! This entire look cost me roughly $50, including pieces I have owned for a few years now. You should be breaking your wallet on your experiences and not your outfit, it's possible (but hard I know)!