We just spent a fantastic weekend in my sweet hometown of McMinnville, located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. The super chic Hotel Atticus hosted us and I can’t wait to go back! I’m getting better and better at packing; literally threw two blazers, two pairs of jeans and two tees into my CALPAK — and it was exactly what I needed. Ok there may have been a few extra things in there 😉 The Rag & Bone blazer I keep going on and on about was perfect for both wine tasting and brunch, and though I took four pairs of shoes (shoes are always the issue), I wore them ALL. Keep reading to find out more about this darling hotel, the outfits I wore, and how we ate (and drank) our way through the weekend!
I cannot say enough good things about the Atticus Hotel!
This charming boutique hotel has a great vibe: upscale yet casual, high-end yet comfortable, beautifully designed yet unpretentious. It’s the ideal base from which to explore the rapidly growing, historic town of McMinnville, as well as hundreds of wineries nearby. We had such a lovely stay — thank you Team Atticus for the warm welcome and the special treats!
You instantly feel right at home …
As we walked into the gorgeous, stylish lobby, we were greeted with frothy cappuccinos (available 24/7). We lounged on the cushy velvet and leather furniture, admired the cool concrete floors, and munched on fresh walnuts and hazelnuts – two of the area’s prized local crops. There are 36 thoughtfully designed rooms, each with locally-sourced artwork and luxury products for you to enjoy. The hotel’s distinctive style and incredible location are such a draw, and the Red Hills Kitchen, adjacent to the Atticus’ lobby, is the perfect place to indulge in a delicious breakfast or brunch to complete your wonderful weekend getaway!
The Atticus Hotel Lobby
What I packed … starting with these blazers
You can likely tell when I really love something, because I write about it over and over! These blazers have been on constant repeat. The Rag & Bone blazer is unstructured and feels more like a sweater (for reference, I’m wearing a size 2). The Club Monaco blazer is also an unstructured style and works just as easily with sneakers as it does with heels.
Favorite jeans right now
These Mother Brand jeans are THE ONLY ones I’ve worn lately. They’re slim, comfy and an update from the skinnies we’ve all been wearing. And many of my clients love them too! Try on a pair and you’ll see how flattering they are.
The simple basics
You can never go wrong with a basic white tee and a good white sneaker. You all know that this ATM tee is my go-to. I know it’s a splurge, but I haven’t found a less expensive version yet. And these Superga sneakers … they’re really perfect. The wedge gives us extra height, and a classic white sneaker is great with every single outfit. My all-time favorite sunglasses are these Gucci ones, classic and glamorous. You’ll wear them a lot, I promise.
Three easy outfits
Outfit 1: J. Crew light blue jacket | ATM tee | Clutch | Mother denim | Bootie, Outfit 2: Rag & Bone blazer | ATM tee | Mother denim | Clutch | Mules, Outfit 3: Rag & Bone blazer | ATM tee | Mother denim | Superga sneaker
The carry-on and packing cubes I always use …
MY FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK IN MCMINNVILLE
I’ve been to every one of these and highly recommend them all! Have fun!
Flag & Wire for delicious local coffee (also offered in-room at the Atticus) roasted and served in a really cool space, just a few blocks from the hotel.
For breakfast/brunch, try the Red Hills Kitchen (described above) or the family-owned Community Plate for classic American cuisine.
Valley Commissary — in good weather, the roll-up doors are left open for a fresh breeze. The menu is unique and there are always a couple of interesting beers available.
Speaking of beer: check out Allegory Brewing to sample different beers and play corn hole. If it’s too crowded at Allegory, head over to the Bitter Monk.
Thistle. Small, rustic, cozy. The Thistle wallpaper and the French 75 cocktail are my two favorite things there … oh and the oysters too! Be sure to make a reservation.
Fridays: Elizabeth Chambers Cellar for live music; enjoy the gorgeous courtyard in nicer weather.
Saturdays: Willamette Valley Vineyards McMinnville Tasting Room for live music. Great vibe, and you’ll find locals and out of towners mingling and sipping wine together. There’s no food (though they sell “cracker sleeves” for $2), so eat first!
Thank you to The Atticus Hotel for the accommodations and thank you for reading! xo