During our stay at Boucan on Saint Lucia, we decided to sign up for the resort’s Tree-to-Bar Experience. I mean, it seemed silly not to, being that we were on a working cocoa plantation and all. Truth be told, I usually opt out of tours when I’m traveling, preferring to see things on my own terms. But this was not that kind of tour.
We pulled into the open air lobby-slash-driveway of the Capella at Marigot Bay and immediately felt a sense of relief. Maybe it was the welcome drinks. Yeah, probably.
I’m a big believer that you should appreciate the love you have with your partner all year round, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with making a point to do a little something special together on Valentine’s Day. I don’t know what the weather has been like where you live, but it’s been raining on repeat in the Bay Area.
It’s usually after we make the turn onto Route 121 that I know we’ve hit wine country. The seemingly endless rows of vines to your left and the two enormous gates flanking the road up to the winery on the right are kind of hard to miss. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t even a little embarrassed to admit that up until a few weeks ago, I’ve all but used Ram’s Gate as a marker for entrance into the Sonoma Valley. And since our goal is to try as many wineries as possible while we live this close to wine country, it only made sense that Ram’s Gate would be high up on that list.
I hadn’t actually intended to make this into a DIY, but when I saw on Instagram that Anthropologie had a holiday gift wrapping contest, I decided I just had to enter. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know my obsession for all things Anthropologie. Although I didn’t win (hashtag sad face), I’m still pretty happy with the way my entry turned out, so I thought I’d share.