Winter Weekend in Wine Country

Think winter in the wine country isn’t worth it? Think again! I had the best time with my friend Sarah in Sonoma last month. Many of my friends were startled that I was going to the wine country in December, since that’s not a popular time to visit. I’m here to tell you all the…

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is one of the finest resorts in the California wine country. Known for its world class spa, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is conveniently located just minutes from Sonoma Plaza and hundreds – that’s right, hundreds – of wineries. It’s also home to a Michelin-rated restaurant, complimentary fitness and wellness…

Buena Vista Winery Tour and Tasting

Old world European glamour found in Sonoma, CA If you’re looking for a little piece of Europe in Sonoma, Buena Vista Winery has you covered. Founded in 1857 by a Hungarian winemaker known as The Count, Buena Vista was California’s first premium winery and proudly showcases history all over the property. The experience begins right…

BR Cohn Winery Tour and Tasting

Come for the wine, stay for the oysters BR Cohn Winery is idyllic. Located just minutes from Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, BR Cohn is as known for their French olive grove and olive oil as they are for their wine. Plentiful with roses, storybook cottages, wine barrel tables, and sweeping views of California vines, BR…

Girl’s Trip to Disneyland

“It’s a great day when you wake up at Disneyland.” Last summer I told myself, Katie Rose, you can’t possibly go to Disneyland twice in a twelve-month period. Then I thought, what is the point of working fourteen hour days if I can’t bounce around the happiest place on earth with my girlfriends on my birthday? So I…

New Orleans Travel Guide

“Everything in New Orleans is a good idea.” – Bob Dylan New Orleans Travel Guide History, beauty, and seafood in the bayou.  I have been wanting to visit New Orleans for such a long time, which puzzled a lot of people close to me. I suppose it’s because I’m more of a Sunday morning person than…

Glen Rose Getaway

If you follow me on social media, you already know that I had the best time in Glen Rose, Texas with my friend Nicole. I was flooded with messages, emails, and text messages from readers of The Rose Table and from my personal friends all demanding to know the details of my trip so they can plan their…

Disneyland 60 Vacation

I hope we never lose sight of one thing – that it all started with a mouse.” – Walt Disney When people ask me why I love Disneyland so much, what I really want to say is, “I don’t know how to explain magic to you.” We are a Disney family (my brother proposed to…

Christmas at Gaylord Texan

Deck the halls with boughs of holly” Gaylord Texan takes these classic Christmas lyrics to a whole new level. The Dallas-Fort Worth area hotel is a sight to be seen any time of year with its San Antonio-style river walk and atrium that looks like a movie set, but it’s the holiday season that really puts…

Visiting Winnsboro, TX

Winnsboro, TX may not be on your list of places to visit, but if you love small southern towns with a whole lot of heart, it should be. My parents have a lake house in East Texas and whenever I visit, I love popping over to the quaint  nearby town of Winnsboro. Lunch at Liefie…

The Best Dining at Universal Orlando

My sister-in-law’s birthday is the day before my birthday. She asked me if I would join her at “Harry Potter World” (technically called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida to celebrate our birthdays because we’re cute like that. We woke up at 4:30 AM on her birthday (January 25th)…