Thursday, July 22, 2010

Linne Calodo Love & VRBO

It is summer and we bloggers are becoming slackers.  Who wants to sit at their computer when they can be out enjoying the view and a glass of wine here:  



Sunbrella curtains constructed by the amazing Yvonne @ Soft Accents

Or having a cup of coffee here:


We did get out last weekend to enjoy a little wine. It was l04+. It was much more comfortable in the tasting rooms.  We stopped by one of our favorites  Linne Calodo  who consistently produces some of the best wine in the area.  “Linne Calodo takes its name from the rocky, limestone soil type of Westside Paso Robles, and it's this soil Winemaker Matt Trevisan sees as one of the essential building blocks for his wines... Producers of Rhone and Zinfandel blends... Supporters of sustainability... Experience the Linne Calodo wines daily from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 3030 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. 805.227.0797. ”
They are a family owned and operated winery. The winemaker and owner Matt Trevisan works closely with the growers from other noted local vineyards.  He is a strong believer in making wines that are “regionally distinctive.”  They have a beautiful new tasting room and they also have some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff working in the tasting room. 

We particularly liked the Rising Tides and the  Cherry Red.  If you get a chance stop by because they usually sell out.

                                  2008 Rising Tides

We also spent a little time scouting wedding locations as we are going to have a wedding next summer! My head is spinning with ideas so you will probably see some wedding inspiration on this blog in the next year.

In the meantime we are buying a new camera so I hope to post some better pictures of the completed master bedroom suite.  Villa Cantina will be up for grabs on VRBO next week so if you are interested in renting check us out.   I think you will really enjoy yourselves!  We absolutely love this  place!  If you haven’t tried VRBO you are missing out.  You can find some of the best places almost anywhere you wish to travel.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

What is Old is New Again

I apologize for my sporadic posting lately.  Houseguests and work have occupied my time of late.   Remember the shutters that I showed you in one of my previous posts that I purchased from Capitol Salvage?


Here is what the last guestroom looked like when we purchased Villa Cantina


Here is the room now with one of the shutters hung above the bed

I mixed and matched a group of these old ceiling tiles from Urban Evolutions to reflect the color pallet of the living area

Antique Architectural Ceiling TinAntique Architectural Ceiling Tin

Here is what the wall looked like before

Here is what the gallery wall looks like now!  Much more interesting don’t you think?


I think it provides a great alternative to expensive art.  You can find some similar ones here: