One of my favorite places to indulge is a small, beautiful, family owned winery very near my home. Cordiano Winery. (www.cordianowinery.com)
They have delicious wine and make amazing wood fired pizza to order. The tasting “room” is a lovely patio out doors with a magnificent view of rolling hills in the distance and a perfect seat to watch the sunset should you stay that long…and frequently we have! Our first visit was shortly after returning from Europe and it reminded me so much of lazy afternoons drinking wine in Spain that it was uncanny. We have been regulars since and welcomed like family every time we arrive. Should you find yourself in my neck of the woods- do yourself a favor; visit and indulge in the many ways to satisfy your senses.
One of the wonderful (and dangerous) things about where I live is the sheer number of wineries in close proximity! Recently we drove to Temecula to try a few new places. It was a day with “weather” which we don’t have often enough…. I took full advantage.
One tip to share. If you are tasting, look in the local markets before you buy at the tasting room. You will often save yourself a fair bit of money.
I have been on fire the last few days! Hyper productive and I hope spot on creatively…it feels that way. This directly on the heels of a huge slump. Feeling like “what is the point?” Of course the “WHO cares?” and the “What am I doing?” existential “etc” here… Then the very next day I got up and worked for 8 hours straight (???) I mean NOT moving at ALL from 6AM- 2PM in my BED(!) RE-designing my web site in the midst of panicked pacing and looks of distress from my dog. IF she could, she would have dialed 911 for SURE! Since then I have been a whirlwind. I have a Shop up and running here: http://www.cafepress.com/asqewcreative, I am about 10% into my SmugMug Pro account for my Pet Portrait business clients and “serious” art (HaHa!) for sale here: http://www.asqew-creative.com/ and loving the creativity of it all. Sometimes lately I think, how I was a nurse all those years? I only say that because two different sides of the brain right? I strongly doubt my whole brain is firing so what gives? Therefore in light of the work I have been doing, I took a break and spent time investigating tools of other trades such as a couple of the gorgeous local wineries I frequent. A lot. Cordiano Winery, Escondido, CA. http://www.cordianowinery.com/ and Rancho Bernardo Winery, San Diego, CA Divertiti!