I realize only too well
that social media sometimes can be hard on all of us that participate
at one time or another
what keeps me still joining in
are the magical moments, meet ups
that can come from putting ourselves out here
with honest intent.
I met Abi of @ABISFARMHOUSEKITCHEN on instagram.
Abigail or Abi as she is known by friends
is a true artist
self taught Cook
living in an 1886 farmhouse and winery
while also growing some spectacular old fashioned roses for
the event markets in the San Francisco areas.
She quitNASA to make wine, eat and paint in Sonoma.
She defines herself
Part time winemaker
Part time winemaker
Full time Mamma.
She also shares family recipes and stories on her blog
I have come to adore Abi for her beautiful lifestyle
balancing an artistic career with the obligations of raising
two adorable littles.
It is her passion for life
as well as her heart
that have me joyfully following along her Instagram feed.
When my wonderful friend Adrienne of
who I met years ago through blogging
asked me if I would be interested in visiting Abi at her home
(Adrienne and Abi also met on Instagram
were happily surprised when they realized they lived
only three miles from one another!)
I couldn't say yes fast enough!
When Jeff and I had decided to make going to the
a trip to Sonoma as well
it had been a secret hope of mine
to get to see Abi's fabulous property.
So being at her home seemed rather surreal
like stepping onto a movie set you have watched so many times!
I was amazed with Abi's warmth and welcoming manner.
There were moments
that felt as if we had all
known each other for so long!
Abi's home seems like living a dream.
She generously explained the history of the property
the love story of not only how she met her husband
but her romance with the historic home as well.
A property that can also be rented for events
has such beauty around every corner
including this barn
where they host many events.
I must admit I have had dreams of wearing my Anthropologie ball skirt
to a winery event for quite some time!
So this cool day and spectacular property
provide the perfect opportunity!
I paired the skirt with a grey J Crew scoop neck T
my cream leather jacket
a fur vest from Zara
finished off the ensemble
with my newest hat from
Lack of Color in Australia.
Adrienne and I are lucky enough to have loving and supportive husbands
who have become quite adept at photography!
My gorgeous husband is on the left
Adrienne's gorgeous husband is on the right.
A big thank you to them both
for their expertise in capturing the magic of the afternoon!
Abi thank you ever so much for opening up your home to us
that perfect Sunday afternoon!
It will always be a magical meeting to me …
and a reminder when social media is used with honest intent
beautiful new relationships can be forged.
As always my friend
I wish you love and joy
as your style your life