One of our favorite trips this summer has been taking a road-trip down US- 101 from Washington state through Oregon into Northern California. How magical and breathtaking God’s creation is! Oh and you can imagine all the fun AIRBNB’s we stayed at along the way!
From Publisher, Geraldine Magazine: “Perhaps it was the selection of dainty sugar tarts filled with lavender
ganache topped with the plumpest blueberries that may have caught your gaze, or the chocolate cake layered
with espresso icing, rich blackberries, and sun-ripened Black Mission figs that may have stopped you in your
tracks. Whatever the case, it certainly would never occur to the undiscerning eye that the smorgasbord of
delectable treats would be borne from a vegan and gluten-free boutique bakery situated in an otherwise
nondescript industrial complex of Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2011, Lael Cakes has carved a niche in the
baking world with its innovative focus on natural ingredients and original design thanks to the vision of founder
and pastry chef, Emily Lael Aumiller.”
See more of Emily’s Interview HERE
countryside, we had only one place in mind, Castello Di Vicarello. On the way up, we were greeted by a herd of
Italian sheep (I had been praying to see some all day) and a sweet Italian lady. We immediately jumped out of our
car and ran up to the fence line where she greeted us with a wave and huge smile. While we couldn’t translate her
thick Italian accent, her love and generosity was so evident as she graciously allowed us to trot through the pasture
insisting we take more photos of the herd. It was more perfect than we could have dreamed.
Upon arriving at the villa, our eyes were greeted by a romantic stone castle surrounded by grape vines and olive
groves that, today, is both a family home and a small boutique hotel. As we ventured on, our hearts got lost
exploring the luscious gardens filled with ivy-covered walls, arches and pathways. I can still smell those vibrant
rose blooms that smelled of sweet yellow sunshine as we entered through the gate. This place was magical. Every
turn we took, another beautiful nook was discovered. Take me back!
See full feature in Magnolia Rouge Lifestyle Magazine