Brown Owl Studio / by Saarloosandsons

March 9, 2010

Wine…love it. 

Cupcakes…can’t get enough.

But the two of them paired together?  I wasn’t sure about this – would it be really fun or really gimmicky?  When my dear friend Anne scheduled this event at the Saarloos & Sons Tasting Room in Los Olivos, CA  for our group of friends off for a weekend without husbands, kids, dogs or responsibility — I was just glad our Anne had the gumption to do some research and make a plan.  All I’d done to plan for the “girls’ weekend” was to think past yoga pants and pack my new stylin’ jeans from Target’s maternity section (I know, sad.) And really…who could go wrong with wine & cupcakes?

  We had a lovely lunch at Los Olivos Cafe and then headed over to Saarloos & Sons Tasting Room for our wine & cupcake pairings.  I loved the design of this place — it was fresh and hip, yet comfortable and homey.  We had a great time trying wines (which were fantastic!) and enjoying the mini-gourmet cupcakes, prepared by Enjoy Cupcakes (who, by the way, operate out of a vintage trailer!).  And its funny…the cupcakes and wine honestly went well together!?  Who knew! 

So what could be better than wine and cupcakes?  Nothing –  except life-long best friends spending the day together.