Last weekend, my good friend Nicole flew in and we all headed up to Sonoma County for the weekend so I could photograph China & James's gorgeous wedding. Despite the heat, Sonoma prshowed us an incredible time. We chose the insanely hip and beautiful Hotel Petaluma as our home base from which we traveled tovarious breweries and wineries in the area (I was the DD, of course). Despite the Fourth of July weekend crowds, we were able to bypass a long line and enjoy lunch in lounge seating at The Girl and The Fig, where Nicole lost her shiz over her pork belly sandwich.
On our way back down to Santa Cruz, we stopped at the Ferry Building in San Francisco and did a little shopping. I coveted more Heath Ceramics tableware while Marin beelined for all things flowers. From there, we meandered down the Pacific Coast Highway and stopped at various little beaches to enjoy the sun. Our little weekend away was just what we needed to remind ourselves once again that we live in an amazing place. (P.S. Nicole, you should move here- just sayin'.)