LIFESTYLE: 10 Romantic Things To Do In Wine Country For Valentine's Day via Adrienne at 'The Rich Life On A Budget' Blog

While looking for subjects that combined
'fashion bloggers' that I like along with what they
might enjoy doing for Valentine's Day, I came across one
post by a favorite blogger of mine, 
the lovely and charming Adrienne Shubin of
'The Rich Life on a Budget' blog.

She writes from Wine Country in Northern California about the
things we love; wine, fashion, travel, and living well!
This post is a reblog of her wonderful
"10 Romantic Things To Do In Wine Country".
I've shared just a few of the many
lovely suggestions she has for you...

"Lush and green and full of flowers and birds and bees,
it’s also quiet. Most of the time when we visit,
we are the only people there. It’s perfect..."

"Few things are more romantic than watching
the sun set over the ocean with the one you love."
(Find out where Adrienne and her husband love to catch it.)

"Pretend you’re with your lover in Paris, enjoying a glass
of Bordeaux, or enjoy a delicious lunch on the outdoor patio."
(find out where this Parisian-style bistro is hiding)

Even if you can't get to these particular spots, 
I hope her suggestions inspire you to find
the special little places near you,
so you can also enjoy a romantic time
on Valentine's Day, or any weekend!

To catch all the beautiful, romantic locales,
visit her blog and get inspired!

As always...
live beautifully,



  1. My wife and I used to go to Napa a lot. Have not been there for years. Next time we go, I will try to sample at least one of the fabulous places mentioned in the list of 10 romantic things. Thanks.

  2. Isn't it a lovely and truly romantic place to visit? I hope you do, MikeB! We all should make the time and take the effort to break out of our daily routines to getaway to enjoy beauty and spend time with those we love.

  3. We went to Napa last month. We did not go to any of the 10 places, but we did stay overnight at a nice hotel, and I treated my wife to a massage and an additional hour relaxing in the spa (whirlpool and eucalyptus steam room). I used the spa, too. Very relaxing and a much needed break from our routine of doing laundry, house cleaning, paperwork, food shopping ,etc.

  4. You did go! Seems you hit on a number of the '10 Romantic Things To Do" - wonderful, MikeB! If you'd care to recommend it, let us know the name of the hotel you stayed with. Sounds like a truly romantic and relaxing weekend! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. We stayed at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel. Not too many months ago, they added a mandatory $20 a day resort fee (for example, stay one night would be a $20 fee), which is too bad. But the fee included free bicycle rental (I did not use), free Wi-Fi (I did not use), and free use of the spa (I DID use - I used the showers, steam room, and whirlpool). Staying at the hotel also gives you access to the gym (in the same building as the spa, which is next door to the hotel). I find the rooms to be nicely appointed and comfortable. I took full advantage of the spa amenity and used the spa the day we arrived, and the next morning before we checked out. So I felt we got our money's worth for the $20 fee.

  6. P.S. You can also sit in the relaxation room of the spa and enjoy the music, flavored water, apples, comfortable chairs. One downside at this hotel: it can be pretty pricey. However, it's Napa Valley, and a lot of hotels are pretty pricey.

  7. Looks like you really made the best of a getaway weekend, MikeB! Way to go!! Spas can often, in my opinion, can make a nice visit into a spectacular one, with the pampering, healthful and relaxing extras they provide. Thanks for the info on the new 'fee-based' amenities policy.. As far as the costs, most hotels that offer such amenities are pricey; if you want to go, you just need to be prepared for the cost, or seek booking from a discount site. Great info.!