Five on Friday #3

Well, this week felt like the first week of Spring over here in California.  Sorry for all of those that are living where it snows… but the first trees are now blooming, the daffodils are in full bloom, and everything else is budding out!

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1.This beautiful house in Provence!  It is owned by Frederic Fekkai (you know, of shampoo fame).  It was featured in March’s Architectural Digest issue.  You need to check it out here

I just *love* this driveway entrance to his house. LOVE.

 2. Napa Valley
We went to Napa Valley this week… just because. It was 80 degrees there! It was so pretty as the mustard was all blooming.  I don’t drink so I never go to Napa for the wine, but instead for food, shopping, and taking in the pretty views!

3. Diptyque

Had fun playing around with my new perfume, called Do Son by Diptyque. It has a nice scent for Spring.. tuberose, orange leaves, pink peppercorn, rose, and iris.

 4. Bouchon Bakery
Went to Bouchon Bakery in Yountville.  Previously I had been to the one in Las Vegas and wasn’t too impressed… I think perhaps the 110 degree heat didn’t treat the pastries very well…. because this time I had shared an almond croissant which was very good, a lemon currant scone which was tasty, and a hazelnut macaron which was also quite nice.  I recommend going here. Oh, the salted caramel latte was delicious! oh yum yum! Check out Bouchon Bakery and the locations here

5. Love Macarons

I leave you with this croquembouche-style macaron tree.

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  1. February 12, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    I have that issue of AD so I will 100% be checking that feature out! Happy Weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. February 12, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    How lucky to be in CA and go to Nappa! It is so cold here at he east coast, it's in the teens! I love all of your favorites especially the macarons. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentines Day.

  3. February 12, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    OMG! Frederic Fekkai has the most gorgeous house ever! That lavender is amazing! I bet it smells lovely going up that path. Bouchon Bakery intrigues me. I am a big fan of macarons! Macaron Cafe is one of my favorites. I will have to check out Bouchon Bakery. There are two in NYC and they just made my list! Thanks for sharing!

  4. February 16, 2016 / 4:58 am

    We love Napa! So jealous that you were there – it's one of my favorite places! And I love wine (but you are right – the shopping and scenery are great too!)