Veni Vidi VINO

We came, we saw, we drank wine...

Hubby and I enjoyed a few full days together sans work - a rarity in the basketball world. So we took a trip north to Napa Valley!

We first enjoyed a sparkling wine tasting and cheese plate at the Domaine Carneros chateau.

Then we explored the wine caves for a barrel tasting at Del Dotto historic winery. It was an interesting way to learn about and taste various wine varietals.

And we really liked our quaint little bed and breakfast inn.

The next day, we ventured out on a driving tour through Sonoma, Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena. The valley's sprawling vineyards and historic estates alone are enough to excite the palate! 

The Francis Ford Coppola family's premium wine vineyard and estate: Inglenook.

The Del Dotto vineyard and chateau in St Helena. 

And the Opus One vineyard and winery. Just one of their bottles costs $245. Needless to say, we didn't do any tastings at this one...

Zero complaints from this happy girl! 
We feel truly blessed to live so close to such a majestic and unparalleled part of the world. 

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My Big Art

That's my work... really really big! 

A friend of ours in San Francisco was redecorating his loft and wanted to fill a 7 foot by 10 foot space with artwork. In collaboration with Todd Adams Design and a printing company, I provided my Abstract, Blue Green Yellow painting, and they produced high resolution images of it. Then they digitally 'blew up' a section of the image, separated it in two, printed the large scale images, and mounted them on aluminum. 

Abstract, Blue Green Yellow (2014)

I think the work turned out beautifully! I especially love that the brass giraffes are standing guard of the art. What a neat project to be a part of!

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