My kitchen is where I spend 80% of my time. Whether I’m writing a blog post (I do most of my work here!), making a meal, chatting with my husband when he gets home, or entertaining family and friends, it’s my favorite room in our home. I think for me, it’s the idea of the creating and gathering that happens in a kitchen, that feeling of home, and that feeling of designing an experience.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of experiencing California for the first time (I know! what took me so long?) with an incredible group of blogger ladies and brands including Williams-Sonoma, Fortessa and Fairmont Sonoma for Style Me Pretty. I was in my element, to say the least. And that feeling of creating and gathering was in full force.
We spent a couple of days enjoying the hospitality of these incredible brands. My favorite part was our cooking class with Chef Thomas McNaughton at the original Williams-Sonoma flagship store, which was insanely gorgeous. Think five-inch-thick gigantic marble countertop extending 20 feet long. A dream. After Chef McNaughton taught us how to make the most delicious cappelletti, he signed each of us a copy of his book, Flour + Water.
We then spent the afternoon at Silver Oak Winery enjoying the amazing wine and vineyards, followed by a beautiful evening and dinner at Fairmont Sonoma. I left feeling even more inspired than I already am about food and entertaining and of course, added so many Williams-Sonoma items to my wish list. You can head over to Style Me Pretty today and see some of my favorite wedding registry picks! And take a peek below for a few other items I’m coveting.