Girls Weekend in Napa - Booker and Butler ConciergesWinter can be a dreary time of year to visit wine country. And yet, that’s where we found ourselves. My best college girlfriends and I had been wanting to go to there for our reunion trip and January was the only time that worked for everyone.  To help us plan our girlfriend getaway, we looked to Napa-Sonoma Concierge Booker & Butler for help.

Girls Napa Getaway Weekend - Booker and Butler ConciergesDespite all warnings to bring warm cozy clothes for our winter doldrums, it turned out to be a spectacular winter weekend with sunshine in the 60′s! First up that morning was Pilates at a winery on their terrace, followed by a healthy chef-prepared lunch. Just what we needed for some shopping energy as we hit Main Street in St Helena. (Not sure I needed to splurge on that sweater and necklace, but hey it’s vacation.)

Back to our hotel to get dolled up for a night out. Drinks — make mine a cucumber Sake-tini — and dinner at Morimoto, with their mind-bendingly good spicy Alaskan king crab legs, set the tone for a lively night out in downtown Napa. We stopped for a nightcap at the Bounty Hunter wine bar and before heading home to bed.

Girls Spa Weekend in Napa - Booker and Butler ConciergesThe next morning we took a brisk hike in the hills behind one of the of the oldest wineries in Sonoma, Bartholomew Park.  After that we were ready for our cooking class at Ramekins where we learned how to make a romantic and tantalizing Valentine’s Day dinner. The spa treatments we booked for the afternoon couldn’t have been a better respite after all that. I melted into my grapeseed scrub and massage while my girlfriends got facials. And we ended our spa day with Champagne by the pool…in January!