scenes from napa

{scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs

through the golden autumn sunset, we sipped wine…

styling & photography SUPAL DESAI special thanks to SHYAM DESAI & MA(I)SONRY
in collaboration with BODEN, BLACKLANE & UNITED AIRLINES

Although the late summer is the ideal time to visit any vineyard, there’s something about visiting
in autumn that makes it even more bright, exciting and romantic. Honestly, I am not an expert on
visiting vineyards and never been during the harvest season-I just find this time of the year sweet
and gentle and slow enough to remember and bottle-up every memory created. Summers are associated
with spontaneity in my opinion. They’re fast and exhilarating. But when you’re just looking to catch
up, this season is the absolute perfect, isn’t it?

So on my recent trip to America, I met up with my family in California and decided to spend a bit
of time in the wine country. Not my first time in the region, as it is the home to my extended
family, but it was definitely my first trip to Napa-a long overdue one.
 

{scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs
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what he wore

shirt RALPH LAUREN blazer C/O BODEN trousers H&M belt TOMMY HILFIGER
sunglasses RAYBAN shoes PRADA watch CITIZEN

It was like stopping time as we entered Yountville in the Napa Valley. Everything just seemed to go
by so gently, and we had very little care in the world. We ate and drank, drank and ate, and that
continued for so long that it almost seems a bit hazy… or perhaps that was just the wine. My brother,
pictured as Mr. c&é, was particularly excited for this portion of the trip as his intentions of
becoming a sommelier are quite strong. With each passing vineyard and name, he knew something eclectic
or unique about their grape. It was so inspiring to watch someone so young, develop such a grand taste.
 

{scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs
{scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs {scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs
{scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs {scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs

what she wore

dress ZARA coat C/O BODEN scarf C/O CRAFTSAN sunglasses TOM FORD purse COACH flats ASOS
nails SUE MATTE VELVET C/O ZOYA lips PAISLEY C/O ZOYA jewelry C/O J. LAUREN

We were picked up by Blacklane with the impeccable private car service, that gave us the drive up
to bond and catch up. And as we approached Yountville, we headed straight to Yountville’s
Ma(i)sonry, a wine collective and art gallery duo that appealed to all of us. The education for
my brother, the beautiful outdoor venue for myself and the lovely art along the tasting for my
parents. The was the preface of our trip to long, long day of tastings and tours.

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{scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs
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{scenes from napa} via chevrons & éclairs
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  • Sarah

    You’ve got some good teamwork going on here and gorgeous photos!

  • Hey, I know exactly where these were taken 🙂 I drive by here all the time. Hope you had a nice visit in the bay area!

    • What beautiful views you get to enjoy! It was such an incredible place to be and the day was absolutely perfect, if you can’t already 🙂 Say hi to Napa for me! xx

      • Glad to hear you had a great visit! And I definitely will 🙂

  • Beautiful images! I have never been to the Napa Vine Country, only the southern, Temecula area Wine Country. Looks so pretty, but such a long drive from LA! I’m in love with the green of northern California, not the southern desert lol

    Lena Parker-Duncan – Graphic Designer and Photographer

    • Oh I bet! I actually looked (stalked!) your instagram to see if you had ever been to Napa to see your photos. I’m honestly envious of the sunlight up there! We just don’t get that in London… any light really.

  • Trang Do

    Beautiful photos! You looks so stylish! Love your scarf!
    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Lovely photos Supal! This place looks wonderful! You seemed to have a wonderful family time, I enjoyed watching your snaps! 🙂

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • Ah fun! Did you enjoy meeting my parents?! How adorable are they? I miss the family time tremendously now… <3

      • Of course I did and they certainly are adorable!!! Will you spend time together in the holidays? 🙂 <3

        • Unfortunately no 🙁 But I will be spending it with friends who are just like family here in London 🙂 x

  • Ellese Launer

    These are great photos. I love your dress, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese

    http://rockpaperglam.com/

  • Wow love your pictures and your oufit looks gorgeous x

    Jana // Life of Jana

  • Hanna

    Love the mens’ wear! –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Indoor Workout Outfit

    • Ah thank you so much, Hanna! I’m just testing it out, so I’ll definitely include more (aka today’s post) xx