BEST PLACE FOR WINING AND DININGWHY IT'S GREAT
The visionaries behind Napa Valley's legendary Auberge du Soleil have added a hipper, more family-friendly retreat to their wine-country portfolio. The creekside Solage offers sleek studio and one-bedroom suites and complimentary bicycles. Skincare expert Kate Somerville, whose clients include Jessica Alba
, consulted on the newly added Spa Solage, where her signature facial is offered.
WHAT TO DO
Tour the wine country with a knowledgeable guide who can get you into private tasting rooms; try spa treatments which incorporate the local mud; browse the charming shops of St. Helena's Main Street and if you can't get a reservation at French Laundry (Thomas Keller's haute cuisine temple) try his newest restaurant, Ad Hoc in Yountville, instead.
BRING IT BACK
Embroidered napkins from Jan de Luz
; handmade chocolates from Woodhouse Chocolate
; a rare vintage discovered at the Bounty Hunter
wine store in St. Helena.
BOOK ITsolagecalistoga.comMelissa Biggs Bradley of indagare.com additional reporting by Elisabeth Durkin