My little yoga fairy took me to her studio this morning. This is the first time Jenna and I have flowed together in our 3-year friendship! She commented this morning that she is very glad I like yoga now (remember when I used to hate it before I discovered my style?)
Her studio was great – modern, stylish, HOT, Baptiste. Loved the class and felt a million times better after an hour practice.
I said my goodbyes to Jenna and met back up with Matt (who had been working on Great Harvest stuff all morning) to shower and pack up our room.
Then we departed for Sonoma, the town.
We had forgotten how GORGEOUS Southern Sonoma is – the mountains just sprouted up from the ground!
After yoga I was getting hungry. Just bring me some figgy pudding!
I am not sure if it my love affair with figs or the coolness of the name, but I just love the girl and the fig and try to get here on every visit to wine country. Last year we did a blogger dinner in the courtyard. Today it was an elegant lunch.
A bit of crusty bread to whet the palate
Blog reader Aubrey is completing a culinary externship at the girl and the fig and we had been Tweeting about my visit. So glad she was able to come out and say hello. And hilarious that she prepared most of our small plate meal!!
And with all the fine winers around us, we decided to go against our body’s wishes and order a small Syrah flight
Just a taste of the inky goodness!
For lunch we decided on a few small plates
Smoked Coho Alaskan salmon with caviar to start [one of my very favorite foods!]
Celery root + walnut soup with apples
For lunch I had to go with the delicata squash salad. Of course!! Served with pumpkin seeds and ciabatta croutons. Fall <3
Matt got an open faced pork sandwich with an apple compote. I had a bite – it was fabulous! Sweet and savory.
Annual GATF shot!!
A short drive through “Happy Cow” farm country landed us in Petaluma. Whaddya know, Lagunitas Brewing Company is there!
Somebody was a happy husband!
Beer Speaks. People Mumble.
But this wife was THRILLED with the Cappuccino Bourbon Stout. I got a tiny glass – WOW. So sweet, malty, rich. Perfect dessert!
I had a few sips of Matt’s selections and must say this brewery is totally worth a visit. All of the beers were super creamy and thick and just my style – even with bitter hops!!
I am in LOVE with this Lagunitas mason jar
And was able to buy it for $2!!! OIAJ? SIAJ? Wheee! They had so many cool glasses.
And the folks we tasted down the bar with were also so friendly. Jim works in marketing and I believe we were hanging with a few of the brewers.
Lucky us that they gave us a few t-shirts to take home! And a size small just for me!!!
Just now returning our rental car, which involves driving to our hotel, then to the airport and then taking the BART back to the city. GUF. Hope it all goes smoothly!