From her family winery in Napa to her favorite beach in Marin, April Gargiulo’s guide to The Golden State
As told to ANUSH J. BENLIYAN
Where do you live?
San Francisco. It’s filled with dreamers working to make their marks.
Tennessee Valley Trail. It’s very close to the city but feels like a world away.
Western Marin’s Kehoe Beach because of its dramatic sand dunes, high cliffs and remoteness.
Napa Valley when we need family time or just some sunshine. But if we really want to get away, Lake Tahoe is our place, no matter what time of year it is.
The bar at The Progress. I dream about their green bean kimchi tempura.
The cascara chai latte from Lady Falcon Coffee Club. The flavors of cascara are incredible and it has five times the antioxidants as coffee.
Last show that impressed you?
Desert X. It lived up to every expectation. The artworks were thought-provoking, exhilarating and beautiful.
My family’s winery, Gargiulo Vineyards, in Oakville, Napa Valley. We produce limited-release, single-vineyard cabernet sauvignon.
What do you wear by day?
A midi dress (Stine Goya, Tibi, Co) with boots (Brother Vellies, Celine) or sneakers (Puma, Nike) most days, and a lot of vintage (A Current Affair).
Favorite Napa spa and treatment?
Auberge du Soleil and its signature Vintner’s Daughter facial.
Where do you get your hair done?
Veer & Wander. The owner, Connie, is amazing and there’s always something fun to discover in the boutique.
S.F. to Inverness. Once you get off 101, you are driving through small towns on winding country roads in a spectacularly beautiful part of the world. It’s magical.
This story originally appeared in the April 2019 issue of C magazine.