An Adventure in Healdsburg


Jimtown Store (, found nestled in the vineyards of the Alexander valley was the perfect jumping off point for a morning spent in Healdsburg. We started off with a bacon/egg sandwich, dried sour cherry scone with strawberry/rhubard jam, and an apple juice with a laaarge cup of coffee.


Accompanied by my fave local newspaper, The Press Democrat, it was a most wonderful start to a  Sunday morning.

We headed back into town after breakfast and kicked around the charming Healdsburg Square with an eclectic mix of antique and cooking stores, as well as fab restaurants and even a fabric store.


Entrance to the Exquisite Dry Creek Kitchen Restaurant


This restaurant is a tiny gem tucked into the Raven Theatre.


The Downtown Creamery can not be missed for a delicious treat


Downtown Creamery’s luscious desserts. Also, don’t miss their wonderful breads!


One of many terrific antique stores on the main drag.                                 


A glimpse into ‘Fabrications’ and their serious collection of oil cloth.

There is so much to do in this tiny picturesque square 20 minutes north of Santa Rosa in the Sonoma County wine country, Napa County’s less trendy, but equally meritable agricultural cousin. Walk into any restaurant after perusing Levin Books, Rete clothing store, or Papitre stationers and you will have a fabulous meal. Especially lovely are Taqueria El Sombrero for authentic mexican food, the Oakville Grocer for wood-fired pizza or picnic fixings or Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen which transcends the sublime…

Go visit!