Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekend Getaway

What it is, reader! This weekend I headed to Point Lobos with Teacher. Point Lobos is a place of magic and wonder and one of my favorite-est places ever.

But first we went to a winery, Chateau Julien. Only one of the wines we tasted did we actually like, Black Nova. said this about Black Nova:
"Deep garnet violet color. Lovely aromas of toffee, cedar, honeycomb, and blueberry cobbler a la mode follow through on a smooth, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-full body with excellent depth and highly polished oak beautifully supporting the fruit. Finishes with a long, creamy, nutty fade. Very sensual and enticing. Pair with filet mignon."

Can I get an eye roll? Despite this dopey description, Black Nova was fantastically yummy and if you find yourself with $55 burning a hole in your pocket, this would be an excellent way to spend it.

Next, we went to Garland Ranch Regional Park, which we found with the help of trusty iphone. Nestled in Carmel Valley, it was a perfectly gorgeous place to hike:

Then we shopped. Nothing scenic but I did find a pair of $12 jeans, which is sort of exciting.

The next morning we fell into the black hole called The Rachel Zoe Project. Please click on this link--the picture of her tells you exactly what you need to know about Rachel Zoe. If you've never seen this, let me free associate to draw a picture: drama, bag lady, the gays, vacuous, train wreck, beard.

On to Point Lobos. The weather was overcast, but that didn't dampen the amazing experience this place always offers. As usual, the park was teeming with wildlife: harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, spouting whales, herons, cormorants and tide pools packed with awesomeness, including these vibrant purple sea urchins

and this orange sea star, which I learned is the correct term for starfish. Who knew?

From the small scale to the large, Point Lobos is amazing:

We didn't want to leave.


Anonymous said...

We love the iPhone!

Professional Critic said...

We would literally be lost without it.