Friday, August 31, 2012

We recently stumbled up on VGBG Beer Hall and Garden in Charlotte, NC. Just around the corner and within walking distance from the NC Music Factory, this is a great little gem if you are in the area. We fell in love from the moment we entered the door.
A large bar in the center of the room boasts all kinds of funky brews and free tastes will help you find just the one for you. As you get cozy at the bar, you'll find a freeze bar that keeps your beer cold! Step outside to find larger than life board games, cornhole, ping pong and more! Don't forget to watch their website and their event board for all of the fun things going on at VBGB. They even have family days!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

On our recent visit to California, we spent one night visiting our friends Anne and Brandon.  Anne has her very own Avocado farm and a beautiful home to share with her visitors.  We had to share this experience with everyone.  Thank you so much Anne for letting us come into your home.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Taco Salad is a favorite in our house and when the kids are around, they do their own version called Taco in a Bag. This video has our version and if you stick around to the end you will see the kids make their version too!

Friday, August 24, 2012

This is our first Fun Friday posting.  We've been wanting to share this one for a while and finally found a home for it.  This is our friend who likes to use wipees on his face.  This night we were lucky enough to catch him on film explaining the technique.  We love laughing along with this one!




Thursday, August 23, 2012

We visited this winery in Nellysford, VA a while back and really enjoyed their "True to the Fruit" wines. This was also the first place we got to try a mead which is wine made from honey. Hilltop Berry Farm is a very unique vineyard and definitely worth a visit if you're in the Nellysford/Wintergreen area in Virginia.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Filmed on an iPhone...sorry for the skinniness!





Wednesday, August 8, 2012

On our recent trip to Temecula, CA where we stayed at South Coast Winery and Resort, we participated in the Grapeline Wine Tour.  Our driver was Mike and he did a great job keeping everyone happy and excited about the stops along the way.  Not only did we visit wineries, but we also made a stop at Lake Oak Meadows, a popular wedding location in Temecula.

Though the tour changes from time to time, the winery visits we made were to Leoness Cellars, Robert Renzoni Vineyards, Mount Palomar, and finally, Ponte.  For the Ponte option, we could have also selected to attend Lorimar, however we chose Ponte because of a tip that they didn't have stoppers on their bottles.  This was probably not a logical option after having already been to 3 wineries, but we had fun nonetheless!

With tours in the range of 50-100.00, there are options for everyone.  You can opt to do a wine shuttle (which is what we chose), a wine shuttle with lunch or a wine and cheese pairing tour.


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[caption id="attachment_604" align="alignleft" width="223" caption="Tour Itinerary"]Tour Itinerary[/caption]












[caption id="attachment_605" align="alignleft" width="223" caption="Lake Oak Meadows"]Lake Oak Meadows[/caption]


Monday, August 6, 2012

With a spa, vineyard, full service restaurant and bar, pool and winery, our two night stay at South Coast was not enough to enjoy all of the amenities this Winery and Resort has to offer. Check out their website for specials as well as events.  There is always something going on at South Coast!

Learn more about the Vineyard Rose Restaurant here!



On our recent visit to South Coast Winery and Resort, we were able to enjoy happy hour and dinner at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant.   The service was absolutely fantastic and the restaurant both inside and on the patio is beautiful.  A great spot for a romantic evening.  Our favorite meal while there was the Frutti Di Mare (shown below) and we also loved being able to have breakfast in the vineyard off of our patio.  (See the video of the resort and our room!)


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[caption id="attachment_623" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Frutti Di Mare"][/caption]










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