Happy Saturday, friends!
Did you survive Prime Day?
I should say Prime Days.
I didn’t buy a thing.
Prime Day fail aside, it was an exciting week on the blog.
I shared niece Sophie and Chad’s wedding details.
They had a small and intimate family wedding.
At a darling winery in the Sierra foothills.
It was a beautiful wedding and so much fun
I hope you have a chance to take a look.
Today grand-niece Maesyn’s is 4!
Happy Birthday, Maesyn!
Isn’t she adorable?!!!
Ok, let’s get into it.
TARGET SUMMER STYLE
A few weekends ago Kim shared an adorable spaghetti strap, smocked, summer dress from Target. I ordered it in the blue stripe. It’s my new favorite and the star of today’s style collage.
I’m calling this my Shakespeare-in-the-park look. Just grab a blanket, lawn chair and picnic basket. While we’re talking Target, I think this bag is adorable but can’t decide between natural, apricot or teal.
Shop the look ~
ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING, SEASON TWO
Did you watch the first season of Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez? Set in an upscale apartment building in New York City, a murder takes place and chaos ensues. We really enjoyed this series and are excited for the second season. There are a lot of cool guest stars. The first two episodes are out, and the rest are to be doled out one episode per week. We’re waiting until there are enough episodes for a good binge. Check out the season two trailer.
GOOD PEOPLE, POUR CHOICES
Do you have a favorite local spot? For coffee, lunch, dinner … all of the above? Jim and I love the Lafayette Public House in my hometown. It started out as a coffee shop and during the pandemic morphed into a beer garden in the late afternoon and evening. We go at least once a week … and we’re not the only locals who find it a popular hot spot.
We also have favorite spots in many of the towns we love to visit. In Coronado it’s Miguel’s, in Anacortes it’s Union Tavern … or the Secret Cove, which probably qualifies as a dive bar. And, when we visit our newlywed niece, Sophie, in the Sierra foothills it’s The Pour Choice. Don’t you love that name? And their slogan, Good People, Pour Choices.
The Pour Choice is in Old Town Auburn and a great stop on the drive to and from Lake Tahoe. Old Town Auburn is so charming and has a number of really good restaurants and cute home decor stores. But, back to The Pour Choice. Last Monday Jim and I, and our youngest niece, Shelby, met our newlywed niece, Sophie, and baby Haddie at The Pour Choice for lunch. We went to celebrate baby Haddie’s first birthday a couple of weeks early because we’ll be out of town and miss her party.
Having a favorite spot often means having a favorite order … and we do. Jim gets the avocado toast. I get the Shark Board (charcuterie) and a biscuit (they’re giant) with butter and honey. They also have house made preserves. Oh, and we split the Rise & Shine Salad. Shelby gets the avocado toast on a biscuit. Sophie buys her coffee beans here too. She and Chad like the Remedy Supply Co. Clementine Blend.
Anyway, if you’re heading to the foothills, Donner Lake, or Lake Tahoe it’s well worth a stop. Or make it a destination!
KIDDOS AT THE WEDDING
Did you think we were going to get through a Weekend Meanderings without a wedding topic? Not a chance. When I shared Soph and Chad’s wedding details, the post got a little long so I left out the wedding ensembles. Not to worry, that’s what our weekend meanderings is for. And today, it’s about the kiddos. Here’s what baby Haddie and her cousins wore to the wedding.
CHANDON GARDEN SPRITZ
Last night was cocktail night at Snowberry and I took the easy route with Chandon Garden Spritz. Here’s a little descriptor from Chandon’s website …
Garden Spritz is the blend of an exceptional sparkling wine and a unique bitters
recipe crafted with locally sourced fresh oranges macerated with dry orange peels,
herbs and spices carefully selected from the finest terroirs in the world.
Last summer, Krystal, the manager at our local hot spot introduced me to the Garden Spritz. It was love at first sight and I do mean sight. The bottle is so pretty. I know, serious wine drinkers will roll their eyes. But I’m not a serious wine drinker and this is not a serious wine. It’s all in good fun. I like to keep the mini size (187ml) bottles stocked in our beverage fridge. It comes in standard 750ml bottles (and magnums) as well. I buy individual minis at Diablo Foods. You can find the full-size bottles Target and Total Wine. Total also carries 4-paks of the minis.
Pour your Garden Spritz over ice and garnish with an orange slice and a sprig of rosemary. Jim doesn’t usually partake of my frou frou spritz, but when he does, he asks me to leave the ‘tree branch’ out of his drink. Sigh.
So, there you have it, my round up of fun things this week.
Let’s see what Kim and Elizabeth have lined up for us.
IN OTHER NEWS ~
- Speaking of Target, I bought these pants in three colors.
- I need to start packing for an upcoming trip. I’m a terrible packer and trying to get better. I picked up a few pointers from Kim, Cindy Hattersley, and Sarah London when their Signature Style focused on packing and what to wear. Start here.
- An outside / inside dinner party … including a yummy spritz!
- This documentary left me with more questions than answers.
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream … yes, please!
If you missed last weekend’s meanderings, I shared coastal home tour, my new favorite rose wine, tortilla pizzas, an entertaining documentary and my new citrus themed dress.
As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in the comments below.
Cheers from Snowberry!