A beautiful Saturday

The place: Sonoma


…wandering around abandoned vineyards.

When: Definitely Spring. This past Saturday to be more specific.


…cherry trees in bloom.

Sonoma fig

… baby figs.

What: an afternoon of relaxation & a bit of fun.


…realized I am hardly ever in the pics of where we go.

Destination: The Girl & the Fig


…can you even believe that there is a such a place an hour from my home and I have never been there??

My drink: A Fig Royale

Sonoma fig royale

… my new favorite drink.

My date: My husband

Sonoma eric

Our dinner: Flounder in a brown butter & fried caper sauce on a bed of mashed potatoes and spinach.

Sonoma food

…uummmm, do I really need to say anything else?

Skirt Steak with a wine and veal reduction with fingerling potatoes and spring greens

Sonoma food2

…eric had a hard time parting with more than one bite of this one.

The occasion: 15th wedding anniversary

Sonoma bracelet

…. Apparently 15 years is crystal. Who knew? 

We'll definitely be back… sooner than is probably expected.

Sonoma restaurant

It was a perfect afternoon.

Love you honey.

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  1. Rebecca Beach | 23rd Mar 10

    Oh my god that looks amazing. My mouth is watering and I have only just had my tea!
    Happy Anniversary x

  2. Sandy (Strlady) | 23rd Mar 10

    What a wonderful outing. He is definitely a keeper! Happy Anniversary!!

  3. Bren | 23rd Mar 10

    Happy Anniversary to one of the cutes couples around!
    xo, Bren

  4. Monica | 23rd Mar 10

    Simply Perfect! Happy Anniversary!

  5. pam | 23rd Mar 10


  6. Dawn | 23rd Mar 10

    Happy Anniversary…. such a sweet outing… Love the bracelet.. simply divine.
    Hugs Dawn x x

  7. Camille Roskelley | 23rd Mar 10

    Okay, you were listening weren’t you?! These pictures are GORGEOUS! You are a genius! Gorgeous.

    Way to go on the bracelet Mr. Fig- give Mr. R a few pointers, will you? 🙂 Happy 15 to you both.

  8. Joanna | 23rd Mar 10

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Bren submitted a comment on A beautiful Saturday

    Thank you Bren. You are the sweetest!

  9. Joanna | 23rd Mar 10

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Camille Roskelley submitted a comment on A beautiful Saturday

    You rock. Thats all I have to say. Oh and Mr. Fig will definitely give Mr. R some pointers!

  10. Lisa V ancor | 23rd Mar 10

    The Girl and the Fig has lovely flavored salt that I am sort of adicted to. Not to mention the food.

    Lisa in san Rafael

  11. Kaye Prince | 23rd Mar 10

    Happy Anniversary Joanna (and Eric)! That restaurant looks fantastic and I think I could definitely go for a Fig Royale!

  12. sherri | 23rd Mar 10

    Oh, happy anniversary…what a perfect restaurant to celebrate…the food looks absolutely wonderful…and what beautiful countryside as well!

  13. Patty | 23rd Mar 10

    A very Happy Anniversary to you both! And a special wish for so many more wonderful years to come!

  14. Jean | 25th Mar 10

    Happy Anniversary! We are so fortunate to live near so many lovely places. Just pick a direction, drive an hour, and voila!!! Good going Mr. Fig!

  15. Cathie Donahay | 25th Mar 10

    Oh you two lovely birds… Congratulations… These pictures are GREAT!

    Happy 15th Anniversary!

  16. Kim P | 26th Mar 10

    Oh my Gosh! I have been to this beautiful place to eat! I also ordered the Fig Royale! I know you had a great time and lovely dinner. Congratulations on 15 years and the beautiful new jewelery.

  17. kate spain | 29th Mar 10

    Happy Anniversary to you two lovebirds! Looks like you had a wonderful time in a beautiful place. Cheers to many more joy-filled years ahead!

    P.S.: I only wish you would’ve left me a couple rags to sop up the blog-drool i fear i’m leaving behind after looking at those mouth-watering foodie pics! xo

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