October 9, 2007
To celebrate our second anniversary, we went away to wine country again (of course!) but this time went a bit farther north to Paso Robles (where we had not ventured to yet..) Wow. What a special trip. I tried to turn off my wedding filter for this one weekend of vacation- but I could not help but imagine the possibilities in this GORGEOUS area.
We stayed at the incredibly romantic Hotel Cheval (thanks to Jenn and Jeff for the fabulous recommendation!) complete with a wine, cheese and chocolate bar, outdoor fire places with cozy furniture and- I loved this part- complimentary horse and buggy! (ooh and they do (smaller) weddings there!)
We had a yummy romantic dinner at Villa Creek and a lovely brunch at Artisan. (I am a fan of any place that offers fresh, fried donuts with dipping sauces for a brunch appetizer!)
We also did a lot of wine tasting at some really great wineries- my husband's favorite, Four Vines (where even as loyal wine club members we could not get our hands on a single bottle of the amazing Heretic..) We also loved Denner (highly recommend their "ditch digger" and zin!) and Tablas who makes some really awesome blends.
It was the perfect romantic getaway (and really not that much farther from LA than to the Santa Ynez Valley..) perfect for an anniversary, or just to get away from the stresses of daily life for a weekend. We can't wait for an excuse to go back! (Paso Robles weddings anyone?! hehe...)
You have just experienced one of the most incredible events of your life. The person who you love most in the world has popped the question and you have answered 'yes!' The whirlwind of the wedding planning world has now opened- questions and excitement from friends and family, your childhood wedding dreams re-visited, wedding magazines taunting you from the shelves of the check out lanes. You are finding yourself with a new language. A vocabulary full of words such as Fiancé, Chivari chairs, fondant--words you had no idea that you knew and now they seem to run off your tongue effortlessly.
I know how fast everything seems and how overwhelming it all can feel at first, so I created this blog to help answer questions, give advice and inspire new ideas.