Rosenthal Estate Winery

Do you like wine tasting? A few friends and I made the drive up the PCH into Malibu to visit Rosenthal Estate Winery where we had a fabulous Saturday.

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The weather was fantistic and this gem of a tasting spot is located right off the PCH (not up in the winding hills like the other wineries) which means it’s got ocean views.

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The tasting room has some indoor seating, but it’s best to pack a picnic and layout in the back of the property.

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While we were there, a group setup an engagement party in the back with flowers, homemade signs… the works! It’s looked like a pinterest board!

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There’s the ocean, just yonder. The heat lamps outdoors makes it so you can hang out on the patio long into the night (although they close at 8pm). We started our day with the $12 wine taster (which included 4 wines) and then purchased bottles to share among our group.

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Be sure to bring plenty of snacks and boardgames!

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Oh, and they have goofy surfboards you can pose with. Here is me and my friend Grace being silly.

Add this to your Los Angeles to-do list. In fact, stop at Trader Joes (load up on snacks), hit the beach and then around 3pm mosey on over to the Rosenthal Estate Winery. Doesn’t that sound like a fabulous Saturday?

Hollywood Hills Girls Night/ Blackout

On Saturday night, after a day of rock climbing, my good friend Lindsey invited me and several other friends over for a
girls night at a home she was house sitting. Wine, pizza, Apples 2 Apples, and good friends make up for a perfect night so of course I was in.

Even the girly dogs were enjoying our girls night. How cute is she!

This photo is me acting out the Apples 2 Apples card, aka taking bizarre photos of hands. Well, in this case I was documenting a nice nail polish job… but I was still bizarre.

In the middle of our merriment, the power (and lights) went out to the sound of us all gasping. It had the true making of a horror film. 6 girls, house sitting in a giant home in the hills, when the power goes out and murder strikes! Okay, well no one got murdered. In fact, this house was the best place to lose power because the homeowner had so many candles and a fire pit outside, which we had already lit.

It was so eerie and cool. With the moon out and the views looking down into Beachwood Canyon and into Hollywoodland, it was so special. Beachwood Canyon was the only section without power, and we could see all the neighbors lighting candles creating a little glow around the neighborhood.

It felt like we should of had a talk with the unliving, although we didn’t. Movie night had to end (for obvious reasons), but our night didn’t as we chatted and drank wine which made for a fantastic night with mood (candle) lighting.

We toasted marshmallows and talked through the night.

The views out on the patio were unbelievable. And the night was a success. I stayed over at the house… so next up is my adventurous Sunday in Hollywood.