Sunset Celebration Weekend 2017

You may have seen us celebrating on instagram, heck you probably saw every person in the 95476 celebrating on instagram, because just last week was the annual Sunset Celebration Weekend at Cornerstone, Sonoma. 

Sunset Magazine always pulls out all the stops for their annual celebration weekend, and this year was no different. Featuring 3 stages of speakers, live demos, and interactive q&a's, a music stage with live bands, and a wine garden, there was something for everyone to enjoy. We caught the Live Fire stage debut of Ryan Scott, which was quite fun. Ryan's colorful personality and lively persona was a joy to listen to, and his cookbook One to Five: One Shortcut Recipe Turned Into Five Easy Dishes is a great pick me up for a cook of any skill level. Inspired by his mother's cooking methods, Ryan crafted this book around the method of mastering one basic recipe and learning to spin it into five quick, affordable, and crowd-pleasing dishes.

Prohibition Spirits Distillery brought out their adorable events trailer (yes you can rent it for your next event!) and displayed their gorgeous gin garden outside their permanent space at Cornerstone. 

We owe a huge thank you to Sarah of Chateau Sonoma, who not only gifted us tickets, but treated us to the VIP experience. The VIP lounge was decorated by Nomad Chic, with fabulous food and drinks by Ramekins catering team, Tito's Vodka, and Tyge Williams Cellars. Let's just say that we (and a few others) made several trips to the taco station. 

Perhaps my favorite part of the celebration weekend was Camp Sunset. This interactive area was decorated with tepees and tents of all sizes, featuring a fun photobooth by Giggle and Riot and a crafting station with activities all day long. We folded and dip dyed an indigo handkerchief- a fairly simple, but admittedly messy process. Believe it or not the cloths actually come out of the indigo dye with a green color! Then as they dry, the oxidation process occurs and the color turns to blue. It was beautiful to watch. It was so much fun lounging and crafting at camp sunset- I really felt like a kid at camp again! 

I was highly impressed with the turnout at Sunset Celebration Weekend, especially considering the 90 degree heat and lack of breeze we experienced. Each booth and action station was full of people all day, as everyone wandered from place to place exploring all that the event had to offer. We will certainly be among those returning next year for even more food, wine, and celebration!

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