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A Balanced Glass

Week of January 18, 2020

A Balanced Glass-Is your glass empty or full?

Step into serenity and approach the New Year with intention beginning with tips on balancing your life, work and family from the renowned winemaking family and business entrepreneur Lydia Mondavi.  Mondavi has over two decades of business experience launching, building and selling brands all over the world. She is a mother of two and just celebrated 18 years of marriage to her husband Robert Mondavi, Jr.  She invites you to explore a daily practical guide to a balanced life. This session will help to match your personal intentions whether you are retired, in the middle of your career or somewhere in between, you will gain knowledge and learn real tools and methods that you can integrate into your daily life helping you to create your best path to a balanced life.  Explore ways to unlock the power of nature daily in your life and unleash your creativity. Reveal how age-old practices help calm your mind, enrich your life, and lead to a meaningful change.

These restorative practices will allow yourself time to create fresh perspective; fill your glass, while reflecting on the past year and creating rituals to sustain you in the New Year.

The Power of the Grape, Anti-Oxidants & Resveratrol

Free radicals destroy cell membranes, damage DNA and are believed to be a root cause of more than sixty chronic and degenerative diseases.  Mondavi has researched and studied the power of grape seeds, other anti-oxidants, polyphenols and resveratrol for over 20 years.   Discover how plant-based foods that are rich in polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases.  Learn how the power of anti-oxidants inside and out fight off free radical damage, support healthy elastin, promote collagen, detoxify and combat the signs of aging.  Explore the world of anti-oxidants through healthy recipes, supplements, wine, as well as skin and body care.  Mondavi will help you navigate the power of adding anti-oxidants to your daily routine with nutritional guides and healthy tips.   She will also answer questions like why you might feel flushed after drinking a glass of red wine or after using a cleanser or moisturizer why your skin might feel hot and red?


Lydia Mondavi is a true entrepreneur at heart with over twenty-five years in the luxury market. She has consulted, created, launched, licensed and sold numerous companies all over the world.

Her work with companies such as Ralph Lauren and in designing and developing spas and resorts guided her to create a line of products for the luxury market. Lydia launched 29 Cosmetics, a Grape Seed Anti-Oxidant Age Protecting collection exclusively in Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The hotel resort amenity division of 29 is featured in luxury resorts all over the world. 29’s organic skincare launched exclusively with Target as part of their premium luxury skincare department. Prior to the launch of 29, Lydia founded The Abernathy Group, a spa and resort developmental design and branding company. She has consulted for companies such as Auberge Resorts, Rosewood Hotel Group, and boutique luxury hotels such as The Old Edwards Inn and Spa and The Dewberry.

Lydia’s most recent endeavor, Mondavi Home Collection is a collaboration and partnership with Williams Sonoma. Lydia’s Southern hospitality and her husband, Rob Mondavi-four generations in winemaking along with their passion, eye for design, entertaining and love of true craftsmanship inspired the collection, available at Williams Sonoma.

Lydia is also very involved in the wine business with her husband, Rob Mondavi, Jr. where they have successfully launched several wine brands such as Spellbound and Medusa. Their newest wine, Rutledge & Vine, an Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is symbolic of the marriage of two pioneering families in the United States. The name represents the vines from Rob’s family heritage and Lydia’s ancestors from Charleston, South Carolina, John and Edward Rutledge signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Two barrels of this exclusive wine were made for the first vintage release, each are hand-signed and numbered expressing the true art of craftsmanship.

Lydia was born in Atlanta, Georgia and resided there until she married Rob Mondavi, Jr. in 2001. They have two sons, Robert Michael Mondavi, III (8 years old) and Robert Alexander Mondavi (4 years old). They live full time in Napa, California and also enjoy time in their family home in Beaufort, South Carolina.