Sunday, February 12, 2012

a day of wine and choices...

Europa Village and winery in Temecula, California was the happening place yesterday with an art show and wine tasting.
Wine was available for the tasting.  My favorite of the day... Libido , with En Vie running a close second.

 Art from the Gallery 8 was placed in the courtyard of the vineyard while a live band played.  Here is one of my hand painted photographs that is available at Gallery 8

Visiting with Academy Award winning actor George Chakiris who had brought his beautiful silver jewelry that is available at Gallery 8 and Lauren Nixon (Gallery 8 owner).  
Right: I welcomed artist Christina Ramos, the newest Gallery 8 artist in residence.  

A trip to wine country is a great get-away.  Europa Village is just one of many winery's along  La Serena Way in Temecula. You can rent a bus or limo before you arrive and get away from it all while being driven from winery to winery. Above: I share a glass with a group of friendly folks from San Diego. 

I was surprised when Jess Whitehill brought me these classic photographs below from our dancing days together at the Bill Jacoby Dance Studio.  Jess is sporting the dark hair and white jacket below.

The dancers we could remember in this picture were left to right: Todd Schumaker, Barbara Ross, my sister Veronica - 2nd row: Bill Jacoby, me, Will Shoemaker, Joanne, Don Keefer - 1st row: Susan Keller, Jess Whitehill.
Thanks Jess for the pics and the memories.  

The drive home was easy...and it made me how many fun places there are to go that are within reach of the city. Wine country in Temecula is one of those fun places.. I will return, and next time I want to take a balloon ride!


Mary Ann Potter said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Wine, George Chakiris (!), and a reunion with an old friend --- special indeed. Enjoyed your nostalgic photos in this posting, too. By the way, I'm really enjoying the earrings I got from your Etsy shop. 8-)

Little Leslie said...

I've been to Temecula too,and like it. My friend lives in Fallbrook. Those dancing pictures are precious!!!