Tuesday

Holiday Wardrobe: Blue Blooms


My last evening at the Solage resort by Calistoga was a very sad one indeed. Can I just move there, please?

No more lounging by the crystal clear pool, no more Mojito scented mud wraps and no more tranquil morning yoga classes. Oh, to be back there!

For our final evening at Solage, we decided to dine in their Michelin starred SolBar restaurant.

I must admit that from day one I had doubts about SolBar and it's Michelin star status. Despite only sampling breakfast and bar snacks in the restaurant, I couldn't quite fathom that such a relaxed dining spot could have attained a coveted Michelin star.

However, I stand corrected, as SolBar does have a Michelin star and once I tasted the food I understood why. The atmosphere is unpretentious, a rarity in fine dining establishments, and the cuisine is artfully considered and carefully balanced.

The menu was split in two with one side featuring virtuous, lighter dishes and the other featuring hearty but refined American classics. I opted for two lighter courses with a pancetta wrapped Sardine for starter and a glorious steamed halibut filled served with almond butter and golden raisins as an entree.

If you are in the area I really would recommend a dinner here.

WHAT I WORE:

I picked up this Zara dress ages before my holiday and almost forgot to take it with me! It is sold out now, but you can find a similar silky style here. I wore it with a Zara floral jacket (I love this cute Topshop version which will be much better suited to A/W) and my staple Zara heels (sold out but these Kurt Geiger ones are even nicer... Damn.)

I paired it with some drop earrings I picked up in St Helena, but I am afraid I cannot remember the name of the store. I actually bought them as they reminded me of these lovely Isharya ones.

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