PitStop :: Cornerstone, Sonoma & Sunset Celebration Weekend 2017

*Image by E. Spencer Toy/Sunset

Next time you are up in the Wine Country, make a pit stop at the Cornerstone for some sip, shop, eat and play. All in one place. Plus Sunset Celebration weekend on May 20th + 21st!

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e are big fans of the Cornerstone here at California Weekend. Each time our way leads us to Sonoma, we make sure to stop at this marketplace packed with curated shopping, world-class wineries, delicious food, and artful gardens. And since last year, there is also one more important reason to stop at Cornerstone. Our all time favorite magazine, Sunset, has made Cornerstone the home of their outdoor test kitchen and gardens. If you are familiar with Sunset (which, if you live west of the Rocky Mountains, you certainly are), you know that Sunset is all about living your best in the West. From great travel features to fascinating interviews and essays, to innovative recipes and everything in between, Sunset is must-read resource for the easy-going lifestyle. cornerstone-sunset-celebration-weekend-112

*Image by Ana Kamin

Cornerstone has three wine tasting rooms ( Keating Wines, Poseidon Vineyard & Obsidian Ridge, Meadowcroft Wines) and one restaurant ( Park 121 Café & Grill) to make sure your belly is not growling while shopping. Which leads us to shopping. There are several great shops to stock on home goods, fancy garden tools, handmade soap, vintage outdoor decoration, clothes, and accessories. You name it. Since everything is close by, you can easily stroll into each of them. Nomad Chic has some seriously well-curated house accents, beautiful kaftans, and jewelry, while Potter Green & Co. is a dream shop for all your garden needs.

*Image by Ana Kamin

But probably the most attracting detail about the Cornerstone are their artful gardens. International and national landscape designers are showcasing the latest innovation in garden design creating a relationship between design, functionality, architecture and art. The exhibitions change regularly, and all admission is free. Stroll around, get inspired and jazz up finally that pond in your backyard. The Sunset Gardens are separate from the Cornerstone Gardens, but are also open to the public. You can see where the team grows their herbs, read about sustainable planting, get informed about latest trends in gardening or wander through the backyard orchard highlighting fruit trees thriving in Sonoma’s climate. There is even a Cocktail Garden displaying all the produce you need to make a great cocktail. We are wondering if this is the most popular of all.

*Images by Ana Kamin

Sunset Celebration Weekend is happening from May 20th – May 21st — don’t miss it.

*Image by E. Spencer Toy/Sunset

To see the Sunset test kitchen in action, there must be some event going on. And you are lucky, the weekend of May 20th – 21st, the annual Sunset Celebration Weekend 2017 is happening. The two-day event is going to be loaded with cooking shows with celebrity chefs, wine tasting workshops, tours through the gardens with Sunset editors and so much more. A line up of finest food trucks will keep you well fed while you stroll around. As each year, there will be special experiences like the Smart Cottage, a combination of high-end home technology and beautiful design, the Camp Sunset displaying the latest in glamping (we heard there will be s’mores!) and a special treat — the Smart Trailer in collaboration with Tommy Bahama. This is just a fraction of experiences awaiting you at the Sunset Celebration Weekend 2017.

*Images of Sunset celebration Weekend 2016 by E. Spencer Toy/Sunset

So no plans on this weekend? We highly recommend this unique event. We will be there, too, so make sure to tag is on Instagram and say hello!

Get your tickets here for the Sunset Celebration Weekend 2017!

For more updates follow Sunset on Facebook and Instagram and get all the details about the Sunset Celebration Weekend 2017 here!

Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma CA 95476

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