Fall is here. And I’m pretty excited about the change in season. Even if it is 85 degrees outside and the sun is so bright I need a hat (#notarealproblem). Despite the hat-inducing temps, there’s still a discernible shift in the air. Can you feel it, too? And I’m really excited to officially welcome in autumn this weekend on a family trip to Santa Ynez.
Anytime we drive from LA to San Francisco, we always try to stop in Santa Ynez. It’s so breathtaking, that it’s the perfect spot for lunch and inspiration. But as much as we’ve wanted to, we’ve never actually spent the weekend. So I was thrilled when Fred Baby’s fam decided on a family trip in Los Olivos. In fact, before we bought Casa Palm Springs, we considered Santa Ynez as an alternative.
Just two hours from LA, it’s a dreamy escape filled with rolling vineyards but much more low-key than, say, Napa. I’m excited to bike around, taste good wine, eat good food and hang out at the house we rented, which looks insane (like they’re going to have to physically remove me insane). And of course spend good quality time with the fam — including our newest niece! And to watch Sideways again (it’s all but requited, right?).
But I’d love to know: Do you have any tips or recommendations for Santa Ynez/Solvang/Los Olivos? Any favorite spots to eat, drink and be merry? Are the lavender fields blooming yet? I’d love to know…
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