wine tasting and santa barbara
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January 11th, 2008 – by: llmaddox
After tasting about twenty different wines, we stopped by Solvangï¿½"a Danish town close-byï¿½"before heading to Santa Barbara. The Germanesque houses and windmills were incongruent images for California, but it was kind of fun in a kitschy, childish way. Upon arriving in Santa Barbara we stopped in various surfer, vintage anointed shops along main drag State Street. While waiting on a table at Arrigato Sushi, we hopped over to Milk and Honey. This small tapas bar had a sleek aesthetic with pinkish red walls and dozens of the recently popular wooden wall shelves. We sat at the bar where our gregarious bartender whipped up delicious coconut mojitos, and Kim and I shared the amazing innovation of avocado hummus. I kind of wished we had stayed at Milk and Honey, as our long awaited meal was just averageï¿½"though multiple vegetarian options were available.
Unfortunately, I donâ€™t remember much about our after-dinner adventures in Santa Barbara. My hangover the next day and a few pictures indicated I had a good time. Upon waking, we stopped by the simple yet beautiful Santa Barbara Mission, and I dipped my feet into the Pacific Ocean before heading down Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles.
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