I wanted to share some of the great
places north of Los Angeles that I get
to visit. Great stores with nice people,
can't beat that, especially if it is a
beautiful sunny day.
First stop is Los Olivos, one of the most charming
little towns I travel to. It is a little inland
and north of Solvang. Very quaint and
is a general store but very updated
from the general stores of the past.
It resides in a old gas station on
a corner in the middle of town.
Christina has three quarters of the store
and her husband does wine tasting
in the other quarter. He has the
renown Larner Vineyard and Winery.
It makes for a great mix.
Wine tasting is the big draw of Los Olivos
with over 40 tasting rooms. The
General store stands out because
you need to something else between
the wine tasting.
Los Olivos General Store
2900 Grand Ave. Ste. B
805 688 8148
Across the street is another good
reason to visit Los Olivos.
Michelle has put together a beautiful
European inspired store with a mix
of French, English and Italian
antiques from 1800's to the 1900's.
She also has become known for
her collection of bedding and
carries a wide selection of
Avec Moi Decor
2933 Grand St. Ste C
805 688 5700
Traveling south next stop
On this corner was the original location
of the lavish historic College Hotel.
Built in 1888 it became the social stop
of the area until it sadly burned down
Now it is a flurishing corner where the
Santa Ynez Feed & Milling Company,
Sage of Santa Ynez, Tumbleweed
Clothing Store, and Dos Carlitos
Restaurant and Tequilia Bar.
Something for everone.
Sage carries imported furnishings,
elegant table linens, Italian dishware,
books and candles.
Sage of Santa Ynez
1095 Edison Street
805 688 0955
It was a nice day and I had this
beautiful scenery on my drive home.