A Natural Hair and fashion lifestyle blog based in Sonoma County, in the heart of Wine Country. Amber serves up inspiration for winery tourism, vegetarian recipes, style, and skincare.

St. Helena, Main St.

Flats - designed and handcrafted in St. Helena with Napa and Italian leather a rainbow of colors to choose from!
 St. Helena, CA provides one the most amazing shopping experiences you can get without the bustle of a large city. Often called the sister town to Aspen, CO, St. Helena will charm you before you've even had your first sip of artfully crafted wine.

Flats, St. Helena

Flowers that will never die - they look so real!

Valentino shoes at FootCandy

Woodhouse Chocolates are a treat not to be missed!

Olivier Oil Company

Olivier Oil Company

Villa Corona - an excellent Mexican restaurant. Their aguas are amazing.

Shopping in St. Helena, California is like stepping into a fantastic magical world. With a total area of just 5 square miles, it packs the best of Wine County. Here you will find world class fine dining, world class shopping (shoes!), the cutest little pet shop you have ever seen, a legendary spa, impeccable art galleries, exquisite hand crafted chocolates, and a culinary school that sits in what looks like Hogwarts. 
It's perfection really. 
Don't let the laid back California attitude fool you, this town is dripping - drowning even, in money and beauty. Miles away from Napa and Santa Rosa, St Helena sits nestled in it's own private valley. Hot air balloons can be seen soaring up overhead, and in late September the entire valley along with the surrounding hills ignite in fiery hues of vineyards that are due. 
Sitting 8 miles above is my Alma Mater, Pacific Union College.
This past weekend I went to visit a dearly beloved "cousin" of mine, and one of my first roommates, Marla. We first met in Paulin Hall (the music building), and our first conversations started with "Do you like Madame Butterfly?" The rest was history. We soon discovered that we had so much in common that it would be silly not to become cousins. So we did.  The funniest this is however, when Marla's sister Yvonne arrived later, they thought she was the cousin, and I the sister!


  1. I love it!!!



  2. My Gosh - I would have bought every colour possible in those flats ! So prettty :)

  3. Those shoes -- I want. Buy them for me. I probably won't pay you back.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  4. Looks super great
    have a nice and stylish week darling
    come and say Hi,
    The Dolls Factory

  5. it looks like a very charming town- I can tell that it attracts and has a lot of money by the types of shops. I ordered some shoes today and can't wait for them to arrive!

  6. Those are some amazing pictures, Amber!! Pretty flats in rainbow colors,wow!! And those aren't real flowers?? :O They are such wonderful replicas!!

  7. Love the lighting on the those apples, and I miss woodhouse chocolates. My only regret with St Helena and Napa and PUC was that I left before I turned 21. If I lived there now, I would become a winegrowers best friend and know all the owners by first name because I would be there every single day with questions about wine. I would probably even beg to be in the fields picking grapes. Love it.

    And I want that bike.


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