Yesterday I drove out to Temecula wine country to Maurice Car'rie Winery / Van Roekel Winery with two of my friends, and my fellow photographers, Ellen Seefeldt and Heather Van Roekel . Heather invited Ellen and I to hang art at her cousin, Sara's, new gift shop, "Sara Bella's," and Ellen and I were very happy to accept the offer.
Temecula's relatively close, but a long enough drive for some decent girl talk, chit chat, and catching up on the way there and back.
We got there a little early and had some time to check out the vendors who set up there on the weekends. Each of us bought a pair of super fabulous sunglasses that matched our alter egos perfectly - Ellen, the party princess, Heather, the Aqua Avenger, and my super fabulous mystical magical creature glasses. (I AM that person in my head, okay?)
The Party Princess
The Aqua Avenger
"To the beach! And beyond!!!"
Super fabulous mystical magical creature (Yes, I AM! LOL!)
After a brief, but really interesting, behind-the-scenes tour of the winery, and before the delicious smell of freshly made brie and baked bread could stop us dead in our tracks (super Y-U-M), we were off to hang our pictures.
We got it done, with no mishaps I'm happy to report, and then we made a last stop at the gift shop so Heather could say her goodbyes to her family, and Ellen and I could do some quick shopping.
As were were walking around we stopped in our tracks when we saw the "Heather's Mist" wine on display. Heather's Mist...get it? So, Ellen and I each bought a bottle so we could have Heather sign them. I won't be drinking mine - it's a wonderful souvenir of our day at the winery, and our "backstage pass" tour. As for the fate of Ellen's bottle... Well, let's not bet the farm on that one! (Winking at you, Ellen)
All in all, the day, the opportunity, and the company...a solid 10!
If you're out in the Temecula area, please stop by the Maurice Car'rie Winery / Van Roekel Winery, and Sara Bella's Gift Shop. There's lots to see, do, and enjoy and you'll be happy you did.
Sara Bella's Gift Shop
34567 Rancho Ca. Road
Temecula, CA, 92591
Mon - Wed:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm