Needless to say, we have spent some time doing a little wine country exploring. (wine barrels at Concannon during their Fall 2010 Release Party)
Two things that our friends want to do when they come to the Bay Area; go to the beach, and go wine tasting.
(picture taken at Gourmet Au Bay in Bodega Bay on the Sonoma Coast)
Here we are with Suzanne and Cami on our whirlwind tour of Ladera Winery on Howell Mountain in Napa this past April. It's one of our absolute favorite places to take our friends.
Fabulous day - we even got to see Robert Redford!!!
Our family likes to go too! (At Concannon with my kids, Allison and Alex, last November for Thanksgiving.)
We don't mind. In fact, we have joined more than one wine club and have become pretty good tour guides! It's been great fun, and we've created some wonderful memories with friends when they've come to visit.
Now, what to do with all of the corks that I have saved? I can't bear to simply throw them out, most of them have designs from the wineries, and for me it's a way to keep those memories of fun times with friends and family, or romantic occasions with Tom....
Ah ha! Saw a cool idea on Pinterest - using the corks in a candle hurricane vase, and thought I could probably recreate it with a coastal twist, adding sea glass and a few shells.
Ingredients: (pretty darn simple!)
*1 large glass vase
*1 small glass vase (I used a skinny jar - recycled!)
assortment of wine corks
*sea glass - I kept mine to green, amber and white for fall
Simply place the smaller glass vase inside of the larger glass vase
and start layering with the corks and the sea glass.
So easy, even I could do this project!
We'll be linking over at Boogieboard Cottage today!