Spice Girls, Tom Brady, Reese Witherspoon and the Napa Valley

by TrevR on May 9, 2008

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It’s no secret the Napa Valley is seen as a desirable vacation spot for many, including high-profile business people and major celebrities. Between the wine, plethora of fine dining options, luxury resorts and top-notch spas, there’s apparently a lot to be desired in our little valley.

By reading the press today related to the Napa Valley, you’d think it had become Hollywood North.

A story published by Bloomberg opens with this:

The blue-collar workers in Napa Valley’s Yountville have been knocked off their bar stools, replaced by the likes of Super Bowl quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning, Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison and actress Reese Witherspoon sitting in fine restaurants.

The article goes on to talk about the top-rated restaurants and outline the many celeb sightings in the town of Yountville in recent months, a list that also includes Tyra Banks and Robin Quivers from The Howard Stern Show. The story also includes the typical quotes from long-time Yountville residents who lament the changes and the seemingly sudden discovery of their little town.

A separate article published in The Mirror has details on a “multi-million-pound wedding” that will reportedly be a three-day ceremony in the Napa Valley sometime near the end of May. Apparently Simon Fuller, who is credited with creating the Spice Girls, will wed his long-term girlfriend Natalie Swanston. Here’s an excerpt:

A source said: “Simon is a very private man, but after dating Natalie for a few years he has finally popped the question. Money is no object so it’s going to be one hell of a party.”

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, winecountry, Yountville, Tom Brady, Reese Witherspoon, Spice Girls]

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