Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pasolivo, A Giveaway & Progress Photos

We finally got out last weekend to enjoy a little wine tasting.  We visited a few wineries that we hadn’t yet tried and one of our  favorites, Denner  http://www.dennervineyards.com/ All of their wines are superb but the Ditchdigger was especially nice.  Our next stop was  Jada.  Their tasting room has a beautiful view of the Templeton Gap area and overlooks the Vandekamp estate. Check out their website here http://www.jadavineyard.com/photos/.  You must read the folklore behind the wines. If you visit  watch out for the friendly canine greeter.  His social skills aren’t quite up to par!  Our next stop was Chateau Margene a quaint little tasting room located in the Limerock Orchard with a lovely deck and picnic area. Our last and favorite stop of the day was the  Pasolivo Olive Oil Company.

  Here is my family sampling some of their olive oils



They have a beautiful tasting room nestled amongst the Olive Trees and their olive oils are delightful.  We sampled and enjoyed them all but we all conquered that the Meyer Lemon was our personal favorite.  Food and Wine named their olive oils “one of californias’ best.  Check out the New York Times article as well http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/travel/23foraging.html 

For my giveaway one lucky winner drawn at random will receive their choice of one of the items below.  All you need to do to win is leave a comment at the end of this post about what you would like to see more of on this blog.  Would you like more information about the area (food, wine, things to see or do), or would you appreciate more decorating tips and ideas?  So post a comment below and you will be eligible to win! 



Pasolivo Meyer Lemon Olive Oil                                                                                 Pasolivo Extra Virgin 500ml tin                                           


Pasolivo EVOO Liquid Hand Soap                                                                                Pasolivo EVOO hand & body lotion.

Please go to their website for more information on the above products . http://www.pasolivo.com/ They are also running a special of 15% off all of their olive oils right now.

All of the bedrooms are  missing a few finishing details but here is a before and after of one of the bedroom and accompanying baths.

Bedroom Before







           Black and White fabric by Kravet.  Pillow shams and duvet fabricated by Katie Baker Slipcovers

Accent Pillow made from an old french stair runner also sewn by Katie

Bath before






This bath was one of two baths that were completed when we purchased.  There wasn’t much to be done.  We changed out the faucets,  and added a round driftwood mirror from West Elm. I thought there were too many squares and rectangles in the room. The round driftwood added  another shape and some warmth and texture sorely needed with all the cold surfaces.

Look for more before and afters in my next post and don’t forget to leave a comment!





  1. 1. Love the fabric on the pillows in the bedroom.

    2. The mirror looks great.

    3. Continue with the decorating tips, ideas, pictures and great places to visit on the central coast.

    4. In it to win it!!!

  2. Hi I wish i had a vision for decorating. I'm plain jane. Thanks for all the tips keep them coming. Your place looks like it came out of magazine. I did (FINALLY) paint my bedroom walls. No more white!!!!!

  3. Would like to see more about the area, local wineries and tasting comments. :-)