My Weekend in NorCal

Hey  everyone! Happy Wednesday! This blog post is all about my trip to San Francisco and Napa last weekend. I had an absolute blast with my favorite gal pals! It was actually my first ever girls trip. So crazy, I know!

We stayed at the beautiful InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, conveniently located in the SOMA district. If you aren’t familiar with the area, it took us about 5-10 minutes in an Uber to get to Union Square and Chinatown. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a delicious chocolate platter. 

Our room had the most spectacular view of the city!


One of my favorite parts about the hotel was the exclusive Club lounge on the 6th Floor. We came here for breakfast and we were not disappointed. There was a huge variety of food and it all tasted amazing! They even had champagne and orange juice for Mimosas. YUM!

While in San Francisco, we met up with a few of our friends and hit up the local wine spots and bars. Let’s just say we had a lot of Tapas and Wine over the weekend! Our first stop was Bocadillo’s. We went for Happy Hour and had a few glasses of Rose’ and ate sliders, sausages and bread. (Don’t worry, I have gone to the gym several times since this trip!) Later that night we went to Amelie, which is another wine bar just few minutes away. They had the best Burrata! If you’re ever in the area, I would definitely check them out. We ended the night by going to the bar Harper and Rye. It was very busy that Friday night, but it could be because Golden State was playing. 

The bar had a rustic vibe, there was a pool table in the back, a loft and nice bar tenders. Overall our first day in the city was one for the books.

 The next day we drove up to Napa for a day of wine tasting. We stayed at the charming Meritage Resort and Spa. Our hotel room had a balcony and a great view of the pool and grapevines. I loved the Parisian style of the rooms.

The Meritage Resort and Spa also had a bar and lounge with a bowling alley and pool table.


After checking into the hotel, we drove over to our first winery, Mumm Napa. We had a great time there. The weather was amazing, the sun was out, and we were able to sit and enjoy our wine outside. The Cuvee was amazing by the way! I still need to buy a bottle now that I’m home.


When we finished our flights, we walked through the Fine Art Photography Gallery. The Wayne Levin Exhibit was currently on display. 



  1. Amanda Smith
    June 16, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco with girlfriends sounds fantastic! I was just talking about how my girls and I need a get away soon! What great inspiration! I usually always opt for the lounge as you can't beat the amenities! The pictures you captured of it looks phenomenal! Meritage Resort and Spa looks lovely as well and I adore Parisian style of the rooms too! Who doesn't love a nice balcony?! Also, you have to get the sliders and tasty beverage on a girls trip! It's pretty much a grown up sleep over right?! Manda |

  2. Christine
    June 19, 2017 / 6:17 am

    What a fun trip! I love NorCal and SF is one of my favorite cities. The Intercontinental Hotel in SF is such a great location and that Executive Lounge is the best! The spread there looks incredible. Napa is always a great idea and the Meritage Resort looks beautiful. I love the decor of the rooms. I am glad you got to taste a lot of wine and now I need to try that Cuvee! xoxo, Christine

  3. Jennifer Quattrucci
    June 19, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Dear Tandya,This is incredibly beautiful and fascinating. As I opened your link on my desktop computer I was amazed at the gorgeousness of each capture. The dresses are simply stunning and I'm obsessed by your hair. Still , with all the fabulous foods , interiors and scenic spots you shared you stand out as the most exquisite. The chocolates in the hotel are screaming my name as well as the sliders, sausages and breads. This weekend of Tapas, Wine and Fine Art is definitely something I'd like to do soon!

  4. Lily Rose
    June 20, 2017 / 2:52 am

    Ooh this is such an awesome Norcal trip. I'm actually heading to San Francisco later this week and I haven't booked any hotel. Might have to check out InterContinental Hotel because it looks so lovely. How far is the drive to Napa from SF? It's not part of my plans but if you were able to drive there, I imagine it'd be super fun to stop by too. I love both of your outfits you showed here. The dress you wore in SF is so cute, and I adore the booties you wore in Napa. It's very smart to wear long sleeves or a jacket in Norcal weather. Styling on point!-Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  5. Ways of Style
    June 20, 2017 / 3:05 am

    Wow! Girls trips are always so much fun! And I'm sure this one didn't disappoint.These photos are beautiful! I'm dying to go to SF and Napa!The food at Bocadillo's looks amazing and I'm obsessed with that shirtdress of yours!You look so adorable!

  6. Jessie Li
    June 20, 2017 / 3:20 am

    I stayed at the InterContinental Hotel in SF just last month. Totally loved it, great location, amazing food at its restaurant, large and spacious room and most importantly, they have great service throughout the whole hotel. I went to Napa for a weekend right after SF too. Haha…looks like it's a popular route for sure! What I didn't visit was the MEritage Resort! OMg it looks so stunning. xx, Jessie

  7. Maggie Chan
    June 20, 2017 / 5:26 am

    Wow, both hotels look stunning. InterContinental Hotel's Club Lounge looks amazing! The breakfast is incredibly mouthwatering, but I'm so in love with the Meritage Resort though. It has a bit of a Spanish feel and the interior is gorgeous. Believe it or not, even though I'm from NorCal, I never visited Napa Valley, but this post totally inspired me to go next time and I'm definitely staying at the Meritage! xoxo,Maggie S.❤

  8. Eliza Armand
    June 20, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Both hotels in San Francisco and in Napa look incredibly beautiful and luxurious! I'd love to visit San Francisco one day, so you got me covered. The room and all the facilities are just the way I like it. Aww and every single dish looks so delicious! And the Meritage Resort and SPA, what can I say? It's a heavenly place to stay. I bet you spent a lovely holiday with your friends. Cheers, Eliza |

  9. Maryam Nia
    June 20, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Both of these hotels look amazing! I'm actually planning a girls trip later this summer with my girl friends and I'm so glad I read your post and recommendations. I've been to San Francisco a few times and I love the city but never been to Napa. It looks like it can be so much fun with friends. Now I'm even more excited to go visit! xx, Maryam

  10. Michelle @
    June 21, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    What a fun girl's trip! I've been in mommy-mode for so long that I don't even recall the last time I took one. I've only been to San Fran once and never to Napa. Those are on my bucket list for sure! That shirt dress and mirrored sunnies are TDF and I LOVE your booties! Those hotels look gorgeous! I can't get over the views at the InterContinental and Napa looks like so much fun!XO

  11. Wanderlustts
    June 21, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Both hotels you stayed at looked amazing, I think i favour the second one a little more because, like you said, it had a sort of parisian vibe to it! On top of that you got a bowling ally and a spa? Count me in for both haha!It looked like you had an amazing time with the girls! It's something I'd love to venture out and go to myself as I've been to neither San Fran or Napa! Also i'm a fan of your cute outfit! That blue dress just looks amazing on

  12. Open Kloset By Karina
    June 21, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Hey Love,Hows you?Ohhh I love Hotels, as you Know and both in San Francisco and Napa looks sooo Gorgeous:)I had a chance to stay in One InterContinental Hotel in Lisbon and They are Amazing:) Obsessed with the Service:)The View is Gorgeous:) Love Hotels with View:)And the Spa:) Both Place is on my Bucket List for sure:)Ps: Loved your ShirtDress:)))Love Kisses Open Kloset By Karina Happy Day

  13. Vanessa Berlin
    June 21, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    What a wonderful experience girl! Love SF, the view from your room is totally breathtaking. I went to San Francisco two years ago and I loved it. Of course I visited Napa and I also fell in love with its amazing views and the wine tasting was a great experience. The Heritage Resort and Spa looks luxurious, loved the decoration. Very nice post, your images are amazing, very well taken. Loved to enjoy this place through your lens. Thanks for sharing this fabulous trip and I forgot to mention that you look so beautiful, loved your outfits, babe.Vanessa

  14. The Mermaid Fashion
    June 21, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Much fun and beautiful places in this post. Love the hotels and interiors , the food is pretty yummy.Your outfits are simply and with great details like the studded boots.Love the wineries on the end of post, looking nice cheers.XxEva

  15. Jacqueline
    June 21, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    This literally such a dream. I've been wanting to make this trip so bad! I will definitely have to stay there when I make my way down there. That breakfast spread looks amazinggggggg! And Im so jealous of your stay in Napa. It's seriously so beautiful up there!

  16. i Pasi
    June 22, 2017 / 12:23 am

    This place looks fabulous I haven't been to Napa yet on my travels but it looks like I'll need to add it to my places to visit and might even stay here! hope you have a fabulous week babe great post! XOWP

  17. Candace Hampton
    June 22, 2017 / 1:11 am

    That amazing view of the city was a great way to start to start a girls' staycation; it is to die for! I would also look forward to the Club Lounge! Who doesn't want mimosas galore for breakfast?! I have also wanted to visit Napa for a weekend or so just to relax. You had the ideal weekend with the girls. I am so jealous and wish I could have been there!

  18. Sheree Ho
    June 22, 2017 / 3:44 am

    Oh my gosh, this is the most perfect weekend!! I love the InterContinental chain, they never disappoint in giving top notch customer services. That chocolate platter is so good, love the Golden Gate bridge design they did on the plate. Club Lounge breakfast looked so good, my mouth is watering. Mumm Napa tour is so good, I love their whites. Such a great trip and recap.~ xo

  19. Kierra Canier
    June 23, 2017 / 4:21 am

    Chocolate, the views, food, and drinks. Wow girl you really got it all. I'd love to take a trip like this and explore the many events that you got to experience. The hotel is just gorgeous and they do so well with the decor and style of it all. You also look so fashionable and I love your style.

  20. Ana Vukosavljevic
    June 23, 2017 / 10:57 am

    This hotel look like heaven! I would love to go here and I am going to save this post, maybe I'll need it in the future. Btw you look gorgeous!

  21. Дарья Яковлева
    June 29, 2017 / 10:28 am

    You are ADORABLE! 💜 I love your style and how you choose topics for your blog! Thank you so much for being a daily-inspiration for mE!By the way, posts about hotels are my all-time-favorite!xoxoDarya

  22. Kayla A.
    June 29, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I have never seen a breakfast like that at any hotel! That's awesome the have that instead of the plain and boring continental breakfast most have lol. San Fran sounds like so much fun, I hate that we had a change of plans and won't be able to check it this year. But now I definitely want to check out the fabulous Mumm Napa too! Will definitely have to plan for both in the future!

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