Spend an afternoon in Napa Valley at the Hall Winery5th Annual Cabernet Cookoff? Yes please. This was our first year attending and it was so much fun! It was a gorgeous day to sip and savor. Guests tasted small bite farm to table dishes from 15 local chef teams and then voted for their favorites while sipping the recently released Hall 2011 Napa Valley Canernet Sauvignon. $40,000 were raised and dispersed to local charities so it was a win for everyone!
Feeling left out? Well don’t! The next Hall Winery party is coming up on Saturday September 13th! It is the annual Harvest event and the 2011 ‘Kathryn Hall’ Cabernet Sauvignon will be released. It sounds like another perfect day in Napa Valley!
Saturday night was the annual White Light White Night event in Manhattan Beach benefitting Walk With Sally, a charity committed to providing healing and comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent to cancer.
It was a beautiful summer night in the South Bay and the top of a parking garage had been transformed into a white wonderland. This was my first “white party” and there was something magical about it. My friend Mary was my date and we had so much fun! There were celebrities, live and silent auctions, craft beer and specialty cocktails, food tastings from over 25 restaurants like Doma Kitchen, Ayara Thai, Hudson House and Petros, live music by the 80’s band Berlin and great people watching! I can’t wait to go again next year!
I realized one thing when trying to find a dress for the event…white is extremely unforgiving. I was thrilled to find this dress by Rachel Zoe. It fit, was comfortable to wear, I could wear sandals and I felt fabulous in it!
Today, Wade and I are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary so it is so perfect to be posting about Claire Pettibone, wedding dress designer to the stars, who celebrated her 20 year anniversary last week and threw a big bash at her flagship store in LA to celebrate!
The lovely Claire Pettibone and me!
This gorgeous dress and matching cake took my breath away when I first walked in!
Claire is known for her vintage inspired style and detailed backs.
Claire has just put out a line of gorgeous dresses that would be perfect for attending a wedding or a prom. I LOVE the pink one.