I’ll admit it, I was hesitant to venture into the not-my-neighborhood and, daringly, stay multiple nights in not-my-house. I still am and probably will be for months — maybe year (ask me after Nov. 3, or hopefully soon thereafter) — but I do feel much better about the possibility of vacation travel in these unprecedented times. So, ground rules: Everything below is dog-friendly, kid-friendly and … Continue reading I Survived 2020: A Science-Believer’s Guide to a COVID-Free Getaway
The cliché is that it’s what Napa used to be. But Paso Robles doesn’t seem to care for the comparisons with the long-established wine country to the north. Oh, they’re happy to provide fruit for those big “Napa Valley” Zins and Cabs, but appear happy to carve out their own distinct niche in the wine world. Less than four hours north on the 101 in … Continue reading A Paso Robles Weekender Primer
The Central California Coast – situated between Los Angeles and San Francisco – provides a special lure due to its small-town charm, where time feels like it moves a little slower. Towns like Cayucos, Cambria, Nipomo, and Avila Beach along the Highway 1 Discovery Route remind me of the quaint coziness of the New England villages where I am from. For our one-year wedding anniversary, … Continue reading California’s Central Coast – Where will the road take you?
California’s beloved winery DAOU from Paso Robles is hosting a wine pairing dinner at sexy new Santuari Restaurant, one of LaLaScoop’s favorite new spots in Toluca Lake at the Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club opposite Warner Bros Studio. Besides the enchanting setting, the California cuisine with Mediterranean flair is the reason to dine in this historic location once frequented by Clint Eastwood, Farrah Fawcett … Continue reading Daou Vineyard hosts wine pairing dinner at Santuari
Looking to plan your next summer weekend getaway? I highly recommend visiting Paso Robles, CA. Paso is a beautiful wine region located about three hours north of Los Angeles, just outside of San Louis Obispo. It is just off of the 101, so you can also enjoy a scenic coastal drive traveling to and from the area. Surprisingly, there are more than 200 wineries throughout … Continue reading Paso Robles, CA – The Perfect Summer Weekend Getaway