We all need some time away from the hustle and bustle of our lives once in a while.
And if you live in a big city you also need some time away from the TRAFFIC. Every now and then I like to go away and recharge, but if I don’t have enough time and money to go far away I like to keep it local.
This weekend I did a small getaway to Temecula, CA. I packed my bags, took a girlfriend with me and we drove down there. Temecula is known for their wineries so I thought why not take advantage of that and explore what the town had to offer?
Our day began with a visit to the local French bakery Vallee d’Brume. It’s a small, quirky little cafe with mix-match chairs and tables and parisian drawings on display. I had a butter croissant and homemade jam for breakfast. Simple was all I needed. My spirit lifted with every bite and my soul was satisfied.
Side note: I really do believe food feeds the soul, don’t you? If you don’t believe try taking the time to really taste your food. On your next meal close your eyes and chew slowly. Savor each flavor and each ingredient that was put together to make that meal. I promise you it will change your life!
Next stop: Wilson Creek Winery! Let the tasting begin! This winery is known for their Almond Sparkling Wine so we just had to try it. It was sweet and bubbly. Perfect for pairing for desert. After tasting a few others I came to a conclusion. My personal favorite was a mixture of the Cuvee, Wilson’s original sparkling wine, and the White Cabernet Sauvignon. It was well balanced. Not too sweet, not too tangy and just the right amount of bubbly!
We ended the day by relaxing by the pool while watching the sunset. I felt relaxed and ready to take on the weekend after a day away from the congestion of the city. Sometimes it’s important to take time for yourself in order to get back on track with your goals. I highly recommend trying a quick staycation somewhere near if you don’t have time to take a trip far away.