Napa Valley


Nik Sharma

Hey Friends, I’m a multi-award-winning and best-selling cookbook author and photographer.


This is my final post of 2013 and like any year it had its moments of ups and downs. But all in all it has been a great year and I thank you for making it special.
I took a break from posting last week since we took a week long holiday and decided to spend Christmas in California. We visited the California wine country in Napa and Sonoma and also spent a few days visiting the Bay Area. The food was fantastic and the wine and brut every bit delicious. There is so much to see and so much to do and we really couldn’t get everything done in the short time we were there but I’m glad to say that we definitely covered and checked off several items from our list. I must give a special shoutout to my friend Prerna of Indian Simmer for sharing some of her favorite restaurant recommendations, it made our food filled trip extra easy since she picked out some amazing eateries! Some of my personal top favorite food spots from this trip were, Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, the Tartine Bakery, the Farmstead Restaurant , and the Girl and the Fig. This was definitely one of my top favorite trips of the year and a great way to end it.
I hope that you have a great 2014 with many, many wonderful and happy moments! Here’s to looking forward to the new year.

Napa 2

olives and citrus

Champagne and olive trees

chinatown sfo 2

chinatown tea sfo

chinatown sfo

SFO city

10 Responses

  1. I'm a 90 minute drive to Napa. I don't get out there as much as I used to, pre-kids, but we escape now and again. We do drive into the City every few months though – love it there. You captured it all beautifully.

    Happy New Year, Nik!

  2. Love it! I went to college in the Napa Valley and now live in the South Bay Area, so it is great to see your beautiful pictures of HOME. Happy new year!

  3. Absolutely amazing picture. Can you believe I have NEVER been to California, seeing all this pictures and food culture out there I cant wait to visit there. SF is on my list for this year..I am so glad to have come across you this year and cheers to many more..Happy New Year 🙂

  4. What gorgeous photos, Nik! Love them. Thanks so much for sharing and so glad I found your blog this year! Happy new year.

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