When my very creative friend told me to look up her niece in the September issue of Elle Decor, I couldn't wait to see it! Alexis Swanson Traina is so fantastic and interesting, I decided to show more than just her house (which will be the next post). Alexis is the creative director for her family's vineyard in Napa Valley. What a dreamy life! Sometimes wine connoisseurs can be a touch on the snobby side, so I absolutely love that this vineyard takes a high brow product and makes it fresh and fun. I have not tried the wine yet but it has had rave reviews from many national publications. The prices are great and the wine names and packaging are just plain fun. Who wouldn't love getting a great bottle of wine with a pretty box of bonbons?!? I read where Alexis was inspired by the literary and culinary salons of 18th-century Paris. No wonder I loved her style! I don't even drink wine very often and I am certainly not an expert but don't be surprised if this becomes my new favorite hostess and Christmas gift! Check out her blog too. She is very clever indeed.

Photos: Swanson Vineyards
Alexis' Blog: Napa For The Curious And Eccentric