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La Crema

Updated: Jan 17

Blogger Lunch at La Crema with Camille Styles:

Let’s start this by getting something very out in the open.

I don’t really consider myself an impeccably curated, manicured, flawless, pristine, crisp blogger/instagramer.

I’m drawn to picture perfect instagrams.


Like the dang fruit flies that circle my banana stash.

The bananas I buy to be healthy but never eat…

I can’t get enough of beautiful instagram feeds.

Entertaining, interior decor, foodie table scapes.

White, crisp, magazine worthy, white linen, flawless.

I absolutely LOVE this aesthetic.


Like when my sheets are perfectly tucked.

Scrolling through an instagram that is perfection makes my brain tingle with glee.

And yet I feel more like the smudge.

Like the perfectly set table with that little piece of food that escapes the plate and stains the tablecloth.

I’m more like…

Painting on red toe nail polish while running 5 minutes late and smearing polish everywhere.

I often describe myself in terms of baby giraffe.

Tall, clumsy, awkward.


Let’s all not forget the great blogger debacle of 2018.

Invited to Bucher Wines and within an hour…

I’d swirled my wine glass too hard and spilled wine all over the front of my shirt.


That’s my aesthetic.

More wine stained.


I probably should include a disclaimer in my RSVP emails.

Something like:


Swirls wine aggressively when nervous.

May stumble while sober.

Known to have “wonky eye” in photos.

And yet I’m beyond grateful.

I keep getting invited to exquisitely elegant blogger events.

Here was today’s invitation:


La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard.

A wine and culinary journey with blogger and entertaining expert Camille Styles.


A walkabout food and wine tasting.

A seasonal lunch in the winery’s newly restored barn

Hands on cooking class

I’m there!


Here are my top 5 memory captures from this delightful day:

1. Camille Styles.

Expert in lifestyle design.

The host of HGTV’s new mobile party planning app.

Fabulous lady boss who is founder and creative director of