Janette Ewen has been a leading lifestyle expert for more than a decade, passing on her passion for design, entertaining and fashion to avid fans and loyal followers. Known especially for her creative, budget-friendly and original approach to decorating, fashion and entertaining, Ewen guides would-be designers through a competition of design challenges as co-host of Inside the Box with Ty Pennington and as regular guest expert on television programs from coast to coast, including CityLine, Breakfast Television, Canada AM and Urban Rush. Janette shares her time between Santa Monica and Toronto. Visit www.janetteewen.com for more info.
I love being inspired… people, places, things… and this past weekend I visited a very inspiring place and met some very, very exceptionally interesting and delightful people. So I thought I’d share in my adventure.
On Saturday a friend (and T.O Blue Jays fan) took me to one of their favorite places in California. The Saarloos & Sons tasting room in Los Olivos. I immediately fell in love with the rustic-modern and charmingly eclectic interiors designed by the talented Heather Saarloos. I love Heather’s style, it’s chic, fresh and totally got my DIY juices going.
After indulging in a wine tasting (the wine is amazing and each wine tells a family story) and enjoying a few cupcakes http://enjoycupcakes.com/. I had the fortune of meeting and chatting with wine making rock-star Keith Saarloos http://saarloosandsons.com Keith’s creativity, energy, outlook on life and craftsman’s approach to wine left me feeling inspired and renewed my belief that if you are passionate about what you do success is inevitable, dreams do come true and yes, yes there are unicorns…
If you are anywhere close to Santa Barbara be sure visit to The Saarloos & Sons tasting room in Los Olivos, it truly is the best ever!
(Keith, I hope you don’t mind I “screen grabbed” a few of the shots from your site, they are now scattered on my messy desktop… J)