Our recent tour of Saint Helena in Californias Napa Valley turned up fab
food, great views and gorgeous shoes.
Even if you cant splurge on a room, the bistro bar at the mountainside Auberge
Du Soleil is perfect for Saturday afternoon mojitos and duck pizza.
Sit back and plan tomorrows itinerary with a view of the valleys
wineries. 180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, CA, 707-963-1211, www.aubergedusoleil.com
Refresher is like an old-school drive-in on the side on the road,
with a lawn of red picnic tables, a great wine list, boutique beers, and
great hamburgers with garlic fries. 933 Main Street, St. Helena, CA,
Book ahead for the daily 2 p.m. wine-and-cheese pairing seminar (US$30)
at Beringer winery
(est.1876) followed by a tour of the beautiful historic grounds with
hand dug caves. 2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA, 707- 967-4412, www.beringer.com
Just in case your shoes wear out from all that wine touring, Foot
Candy has lots of the famous red-soled Christian Louboutins and cute
Marc Jacobs flats. 1239 Main Street, St. Helena, CA, 877-517-4606 www.footcandyshoes.com