Missing In Action

Hello friends!

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We are back and have an announcement, during these past couple of months Raphael and I have been planning our wedding that took place in Napa, California on Friday December 29, 2017.

Raphy and I have been together for almost 6 years, and time has really flown for us. We’ve always known that one day we would get married when the time was ‘right’. Then next thing you know 5 years passes by, and we realize no moment is ever going to feel like the perfect time for us. Fast forward–to planning our wedding in just over 1 month.

We can say with no regrets it was perfect just how we pictured it small, very intimate, and filled with love with the people we love. We are sorry to have been gone for such good chunk of time. But we just wanted to have all focus on our special day, and enjoy each and every moment of planning it all out. It was definitely the best way to end our 2017, and begin the new year on this new journey of marriage.

We wanted to pop on here and share some photos with all of our friends here. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Thank you all for reading, we will be back with more soon!

Oxbow Market, Napa California

The Oxbow Market – Napa California

This is our second addition to our series -Local Business We Frequent-. This market is similar to the Anaheim packing district if you have ever visited. Just think of it on a much smaller scale. We often take day trips out here to grab some good food, or pick up some things we need for the house. It’s location is on a bend of a river, hence the name Oxbow. There are so many things to explore in this market. Here we wanted to share our favorite stops, and just some general information. Happy reading!

Top 2 shops we visit inside the market:

  1. Three Twins ice cream

Our favorite ice cream brand, we love their flavor combinations their wholesome organic ingredients, is what brings them to the top of our list. We know it’s not available everywhere, but they do carry this brand in certain super markets so here’s a link to their website to find a location near you. Our favorite flavors are Dad’s Cardamom, Banana Nut Confetti, Land of Milk and Honey, and Mint Confetti. Highly suggest to try this if you get the chance.

2. Whole Spice Napa Valley

This little spice shop offers such variety, we often come here to pick up all kinds of spices/ blends. This shop carries anything from whole chamomile buds, lamb seasoning blend, many curries from different regions, Mexican mole blends, and their own house blends. If you love to cook and try new foods like we do, spice shops are a beautiful thing. On this particular day, we picked up some curry blends (Japanese and Madrag), and we are in the midst of prepping a recipe to share with you all. Also, one of our traditions when we go out shopping- small shops is to pick up quality handmade soap bars. So we also stopped by The Olive Press and grabbed a new artisan soap bar, this one is in Rose-milk.

The Oxbow market offers a variety of places to eat and enjoy from burgers, to indoor restaurant seating, a butcher, fresh produce, fresh fish, coffee bar, cupcakes, pastries, baguettes, book shop, oyster bar and a fresh juice bar. Here’s some pictures we snapped to give you a sense of the place. If you find yourself in wine country it is a must see spot forsure.

With the many attractions close by, its even located next to the Napa Valley Wine Train station. Pay a visit if you enjoy local produce and supporting small shops. Hope you all enjoyed!

Make sure to check out our other posts! Links down below 🙂

Local businesses we frequent