Friday, August 29, 2014

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation...

Our summer recipe this year was simple and time tested. It went like this...


Good Food
Good Friends
Happy Pets
Nights Al Fresco
Loose Plans

Mix all ingredients together, simmer for as long as possible, then reheat the memories over and over.

'til next year...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Dreamy Industrial Space -- Babcock Winery

A daytrip to go wine tasting in Santa Barbara Wine Country is always a treat. When a winery like Babock enters the picture, it's a whole other experience. Usually, it's the surrounding landscape that makes for all the eye candy swooning, but in this case, what looms inside the walls is surprisingly rad.

While my tasting compadres tasted, I spent the majority of our time at this stop feasting on (and iphone-ing in) the spectacular space and all of its goodies. It's winery meets Paris flea market, and it is utterly dreamy.

This winery also happened to be a highlight tasting experience of the day (Brian Babcock was named a top ten winemaker), and we left with a bottle of the 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills, a group fave. Undoubtedly, we'll be making our way back here again sooner than later.

Let's take a little stroll through... 

greetings, wine tasters

the great indoors

the paris flea lives in california

that rug. that floor. swoon.

the separate seventies rock 'n roll room 

even the bathroom has paris flea charisma

'til next time!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Out + About -- Farmer's Market Madness

With a Farmer's Market appearing somewhere in town on various days of the week, it's quite easy to get caught up in the ever-growing foraging fest. When summer hits, I get an even bigger surge of Farmer's Market madness. (We all suffer from a little bit of it at this point, don't we?) 

A glance at the fruits of my most recent labor...

apparently, orange is the new lime

no trip is complete without a little floral frenzy

calla lilies

organic popcorn fresh off the cob -- pops up scrumptiously

{Not pictured -- my hummus and roasted almond habits -- every-single-time.}

more farmer's marketing here...