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If you saw my Monday post,  I talked about the rarity of the zebra, if you want to know why I did that, it is a long story, so you would be better of reading the post. I will tell you what is NOT rare here in North Charlotte, or Lake Norman, and that is access to Vineyards. There are about 75 vineyards we can get to, that are within a reasonable drive. We have 3 favorites currently, and went to one today. Childress Vineyards is beautiful: fountains with flowers, building that is stone and could be a small castle, a cafe to dine where the food is quite good, and the wine a great pairing. They have areas for weddings, seating outside with a Gazebo, where music fills the air and is played later in the spring. There is nothing like having a delicious bottle of wine, good food, and sitting outside on a sunny day while listening to music. One of my favorite things… as long as they don’t play “Margarittaville”.

So, it was a bit early for the music, and a bit chilly and windy to sit outside, but we sat on the patio/bistro area where we could see the view through the windows. There are plenty of places to take pictures, and my husband, as he was searching for the next best architectural shot, got in the way, as did I , as a tour group came by, and the leader told me I looked “very photogenic” .. I felt a little funny at that moment. Not for too long, as , I mentioned there were so many lovely areas to take pictures. We didn’t get a shot of the food or the wine, but I had a sumptuous pumpkin ravioli with pesto sauce , Portobello mushrooms and pumpkin seeds, my husband lobster LT, and sweet potato fries. The wine was called 3 Red. As it was just that a blend of Cabernet, malbec, and merlot. It was the kind of red you can enjoy on it’s own. The letter 3 emblazoned on the label, as we are in Nascar country,  was Dale Earnhardt’s number. Not a race fan, sorry hon.

My outfit was something I couldn’t wait to wear, it was 70 and windy, so I was a bit chilly, but I am hoping that certainly the warmer weather will come soon, and be more steady. The Ann Taylor skirt was from last years collection, and I just love the pink roses on the front. I chose this color “guava juice” to go with it, and another pencil floral I bought last year. The gladiator sandals were from Sofft, which had great cushioning, and I loved the style. Overall, a very nice day! Only 73 or so more vineyards to visit!!

Skirt Ann Taylor ( found on Ebay), Top Ann Taylor , gladiator sandals, Sofft, purse: Rebecca Minkoff. , white floral necklace ( Jewel Box : are you listening Stephanae?)

Have a lovely day!

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    June 11, 2018 at 1:01 am

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    Sandra T
    May 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    love!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you Sandra! I appreciate the feedback. jess

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    Anna
    March 21, 2014 at 10:31 am

    The floral outfit really goes with the theme of that place… You look wonderful!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Thank you! We love going there. Good wine, beautiful view, did I say beautiful view? I felt like I wanted to dress springy that day. It was 70. Today 50.

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    Monika
    March 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Hi Jess,
    Lovely spring outfit! These colours are really made for you. I think you spent the perfect day out there with excellent location and food. Soo nice pictures.
    Love
    Monika
    Styleworld40plus.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 20, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Thank you. Monika ! I just love these spring colors, I am so ready for the change. Charlotte, NC has had the strangest winter/season, as we will wear winter coats one day and then to the vineyard, spring clothes, no coat! I think it may be cold again Friday. This vineyard impressed me the first time we were there. I love the look of the place, and the beautiful scenery. WE are a fan of vineyards, so there will be more to come! Thank you for the comments. xo jess

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    Stephanie
    March 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I love the necklace!!:) And the scenery in these photos is gorgeous!

    http://www.guesswhoknowsclothes.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you, the necklace, I get at our local Jewel box, they are on-line, and I just loved the white to go with everything. Thank you, hubby took the pictures, and it is a beautiful Vineyard.

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    Rebecca
    March 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Love this Spring look…..the skirt is so adorable!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Thank you. I loved the skirt as well! It looks somewhat 50s, but the flowers were so springy, it attracted it to be right away. THanks I appreciate the comment!

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    Willfully Elegant
    March 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Love the ann taylor skirt, i have the matching peplum top that I love. You look gorgeous. Stopping by from pleated poppy link up.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Thank you! I do like that top.. none left in a tall when I looked for it last year. I would love to see it on you. Thanks for the lovely compliment, I also love this winery, it is a favorite. Come by again 🙂

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    Natalie Ast
    March 19, 2014 at 10:01 am

    pretty floral blouse!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Hi! I know you meant skirt! Although there was a lovely peplum top to go with it. I loved the colors in the skirt, a chartreuse and pink. Hope by the weekend, the weather starts to stay warmer 🙂

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    plutrell
    March 19, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The pictures were great and I can see why you loved the location…your outfit is springy and fresh…enjoyed the post!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 19, 2014 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Pam! Will pop over to you sometime today. Errand running. My hubby is enjoying the photography, and we love this vineyard. Parents are coming soon, so we hope to take them on a beautiful day. I loved this skirt when I bought it last year, lots to pair with it, and it just reminds me of spring. Thank you and have a lovely day!

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    Isabella Malik
    March 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

    You look beautifully, colors great, so the heat is on you??

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 19, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Hi Isabella! The weather has been strange here in North Carolina, in the States. Basically right now, it can be 70, but we have had days that were 50, and then changes again. I think later in the week it will be getting warmer, and possibly staying there! THank you on the compliment. I loved this skirt, and would have gone with the peplum skirt last year, it was not long enough on me, so I try and get talls in peplum. Ready for spring!

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