foodie with food allergies


LiveLoveManja attends Napa Valley’s 1st Food, Wine, & Music Festival: BottleRock

LiveLoveManja Creator, Ashley Nicolei attended Napa Valley’s first annual food & wine & music festival, BottleRock.

As a foodie with severe food allergies, Ashley imagined this would be an interesting experience (she often becomes a tree nut allergy guinea pig). But to her pleasant surprise Napa was on the top of their game when it came to providing a variety of dishes that are able to accommodate some of the Top 8 Food Allergies. Stellar!
- gluten free options
- tree nut free options
- dairy free options
- vegetarian and vegan options

Pictured above is Ashley Nicolei with her dear friend, in the production lot. They met a few cool cats who had a low rider motorcycle and could not resist a photo opp.

To the right of the first image is the band Flaming Lips playing on the Citi Bank Stage. A true lightshow. Colors and stage set reminiscent of the Beetles.

The main picture is the festival before gates opened to the public. Morning set up was being secured. The Black Keys would be playing on this stage this evening, as well as Jane’s Addiction and Kings of Leon.

Bottom left image is Ashley Nicolei and new friends from MTV she made at the Lost Angel Wine Tasting Tent. One being from LA and the other two from San Francisco, the group bonded instantly.

Bottom Right Image is a private after festival jam sesh, where the classics are making music and art together. Drinks and appetizers were served as the guests kicked back and relaxed, while the artists shined in their element. The perfect end to a relaxing and eccentric weekend.

Very grateful we were able to attend.