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Now Trending – Best Links Week of 2.23

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I’m feeling at a loss for words right now. I have a lot on my mind – a lot to do in the two short days of the weekend – before I head to Austin next week. Here are the best links I’ve found this week since I can’t form a coherent sentence that is actually entertaining.

Travel
Need to check out some of these wineries in Napa as well as think about spending an entire weekend at these gorgeous hotels with Camille Style’s Napa Guide.

Big Sur is an easy weekend getaway from SF that is going to have to happen soon. These photos are stunning.

It’s no secret I love Asia. These trips perfect for Chinese New Year have me feeling some intense wanderlust.

Lifestyle
Okay, I tweeted this… but boys playing hockey and boys in suits are two of my favorite things. Boys playing hockey in suits? Be still, my heart. Keep on, keeping on, Crosby Suit by J Crew campaign.

I think I kind of ignored the sparkling wine lesson in college… let’s be real, I ignored all the lessons and was just there to drink wine. I love these champagne facts from a sommelier.

Running and Fitness
This article about it’s okay to not want to run every day really resonated with me. Luckily I read it after I ran for the day!

I’m trying to do more strength workouts (this week so far I’ve done two which is better than the 0 I was averaging) and love this round-up of kettlebell workouts from She’s Wicked Healthy.

Great reminder that it’s really easy to gain weight marathon training. You really don’t need to “refuel” as much as you think you do!

Food
Square Cafe in Pittsburgh is one of my favorite places for breakfast or brunch on the weekends. Since I might not make it home for a few more months, I’m glad Erin recreated their White Bean Breakfast Hash so I can pretend I’m there on Sunday morning.

I have some very ripe bananas that I turned into Marisa’s Mini Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes with Salted Date Caramel Sauce last night! AMAZING!

I wish I had carrots and steel cut oats so I could make this Morning Glory Oatmeal by Cookie and Kate for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Hey, just in time for Lent and meatless Fridays, here is everything you need to know about tofu from buying it, preparing it and cooking it!

Chat with me:
What do you do when you feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything done? Do you think you overcompensate/under-compensate when eating for your workouts? What do you have going on this weekend?

Field Trip: Scribe Winery

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I had the chance to visit Scribe Winery twice in one week a few weeks ago. I heard about Scribe initially from Davida who went during her trip to SF over Thanksgiving. I read about Scribe again somewhere else (it’s escaping me where exactly) and knew I had to go when Angela was in town.

Scribe has THE BEST branding. The inner-marketing nerd in me is about to come out, sorry about that. They had a firm out of Brooklyn come and do everything from the designing the labeling to decorating the tasting room. As soon as A walked in the door I basically threw the bottle of chardonnay I had bought on Saturday at him and he asked, “why don’t we go up tomorrow?” I knew I liked him for a reason. I e-mailed and they luckily had a tasting open that afternoon because you know, most people go to jobs on Thursday afternoons.

What: Scribe Winery
Where: Sonoma, California 
What to bring: 
Camera, designated driver
What to wear: 
Cute clothes – nice jeans and a sweater, sunglasses
How to get there:
 1 hour drive from San Francisco (maybe 90 minutes from downtown)
How much: $20 for a tasting of four wines
Tips: Make a reservation a few weeks in advance – they book up quickly!

I had two different experiences and they were both great – the girl friend experience with Ang, Kay and Gina and then the boyfriend experience with A. In case we forgot, I took an entire course on wine in college, so I’m somewhat of a wine nerd/snob. You wouldn’t catch me dead drinking Barefoot Wine. (#sorryimnotsorry)

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The upstairs of Scribe’s tasting room.

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Looking off the porch.

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Wine fermenting.

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This girl = <3

It’s basically a requirement for wine countries to be gorgeous. Scribe is just everything you imagine wine country to be: small, intimate and perfect for Instagramming photos. The owners come from a family of almond farmers and reclaimed the former vineyard land that was a turkey farm after Prohibition. This was actually where Riesling was introduced to California soil and despite not being a fan of Riesling normally because it is so sweet – they have a dry riesling that was crisp and amazing.

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Scribe Winery is basically a Pinterest girl’s dream.

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A taking some film shots.

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You get a cracker, olive, cheese and nut plate with your tasting. Also the cutest mini citrus fruits.

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Vineyard vibes.

If you want a small, intimate tasting experience away from those awful mega-bus wine tours, make a reservation and head up to Scribe. Their wine is artisanal and I was REALLY tempted to join their wine club… I can’t commit just yet to one winery nor drinking 3 bottles in three months. I know, I’m as shocked about that as you are.

There is also seriously nothing better than a Thursday afternoon wine tasting. Imagining everyone else at work while you’re getting drinking wine with your boyfriend and remembering how cold and miserable the East Coast is really puts things into perspective, i.e. how much you love California.

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Transport Tote cameo.

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Putting my Horticulture 350 course to good use. (I don’t know if that was the number but it was HORT-something.)

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This kiddo.

Chat with me:
Have you ever been to a winery? What is your favorite wine? What place do you want to see next on my Field Trip series?