CROCK POT + NAPA VALLEY + WHITE BUTTON DOWN
Happy Monday! Today's round of Hey Landyn has us talking about our favorite royal-to-be's style, Napa, and my favorite crockpot. We have nothing if not diverse interests over here ladies. I hope you guys have a great week! This is a huge week for the Hutchinson family with my Hey Landyn LIVE Minneapolis Show and Steve's Hall of Fame festivities and the Super Bowl. We will take all the prayers + good vibes, + happy thoughts you can send us. Be sure to stayed glued to my Instastories staring Wednesday. LOVE ya. Mean it!
WHERE CAN I FIND A GREAT WHITE BUTTON DOWN?
Who here is obsessed with the newest royal-to-be and her sense of style? This girl is! Megan is the epitome of effortless style and I am loving almost every look that she pulls together. I love this classic white shirt and I wanted to give you a couple of options for great white button downs that I love. Megan is wearing a linen shirt in this image, but I went ahead and sourced my favorite linen and non-linen options since linen is hard to come by this time of year. I am totally loving this linen option though and it is a great price at less than $50!
Shirt (use code LANDYN20 for 20% off your entire order)
I couldn't link this shirt above, but I would be totally remiss if I did not mention one of my absolute favorite white linen button down shirts from UNTUCKIT. I did a campaign with them at the end of lat year and I am (and my hubby are) totally obsessed with this brand. And I'll have you know that together we raised $1,112.00 for The Chad Tough Foundation. THANK YOU all for helping me give to childhood cancer research. WOW. I'm so touchedThey fit great and are so well made. They were nice enough to extend my discount code again, so you can get 20% off your entire order with the code LANDYN20.
WHERE DID YOU EAT + DRINK IN NAPA?
Steve and I had the best time in Napa last week and I got a lot of questions about what were my favorite wineries and restaurants that we visited. I thought it might be helpful to share those with you guys, in case any of you are planning a trip to Napa in the future. TOTALLY RECOMMEND. We have to start with a favorite, Opus One. This winery is probably the largest winery we visited. We totally lucked out because one of my followers worked at the winery and messaged me about coming to get a special tour. It was awesome and I highly recommend you stop there if you can.
Next up was Tuck Beckstoffer Winery, let me just say, what a treat that was. We had the best time touring and our very own private tasting in their cellar. Our guide was darling and she taught us so much. I will forever pay attention to the legs on the glass. Do you know about that? We also went to Scribe, which was absolutely gorgeous. Seriously, such beautiful views. Just as a note, this winery requires reservations for tastings, so make sure that you contact the winery before you go.
We also visited Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. This is such a unique place because it is a winery, but also a working farm and ranch. The grounds are stunning and they have a beautiful general store, cafe, and chef's table. Another winery that came highly recommended, but we didn't get a chance to visit was Frog's Leap. They offer three different tasting options, by appointment only, and we will definitely go next time we are in Napa. All of you said it's SO LANDYN! Hate that we didn't have time for that.
We had some truly delicious meals while we were in Napa. I have to start with The Naked Pig. It is a must for breakfast (the are only open for brunch and lunch) and truly one of my favorite meals we had while we were there. We also went to Oxbow Market and loved it. It is a public market that has different vendors, artisans, and farmers who raise or produce organic crops and regional specialties. They have several restaurants, distillery's, wine, bakeries, basically you name it and they have it all under one roof. We are HUGE oyster fans, so we ate at the Hog Island Oyster Bar and absolutely loved it. I also have to mention that if you are in the area, you have to spend an afternoon walking around downtown Yountville. It is like a Seaside in Napa Valley. There are great little shops, restaurants, and tasting rooms. A definite must do. We also heard great things about Healdsburg, which is a up and coming wine making area. We didn't have time to visit, but will definitely head there on our next trip.
WHAT CROCKPOT DO YOU HAVE?
For those of you who have been around for awhile, you guys know my love and obsession for my crockpot runs deep. If I could only recommend one essential item out of my kitchen that I think everyone needs, this crockpot would be what I recommended. I use it ALL THE TIME. The reason I love it is the cast aluminum insert that allows you to take it from the stove top straight into the crockpot. You can brown your meat or reduce sauces without having to dirty up more than one pan. If that isn't winning the kitchen life, then I don't know what is. I know that it is a little pricier than a typical crockpot, but I think it is totally worth the investment. Side note, hubby just bought us a Instapot. I've heard so many great things about these babies too. It's said to be a crockpot on steroids and can basically do what your crockpot can do in a fraction of the time. Anybody have one of these? I'm looking forward to playing around with it. Here's the one we got, and a few of our other kitchen toys below.