Beyond the Kitchen Booze

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

I feel like it’s just about time to say goodbye to summer.  I think I’m just about ready to trade in peaches for pears and white wine for red.  Just about ready.

The best way to bid farewell to such a gorgeous season is to do something quintessentially LA…. and if we can work in a smokey sunset and some wine… well, that’s living.

Here’s some of our end of summer adventure.  What are you doing with your end of summer days?  Does it involve wine?  It should.  It really should.

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Barnsdall Art Park is smack dab in the middle of Hollywood.  It’s a gorgeous little park and museum that offers all sorts of lovely things like art classes, Shakespeare in the park, picnicking, fantastic views of Los Angeles, and weekly summer wine tasting.

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Here’s something you should know about me and my lady friends.  If you say wine… we’re there.  Ooooh are we ever speedy and punctual when it comes to a good wine tasting.

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Aaand we bring our cameras.  As lovely as a wine tasting is, taking pictures of a wine tasting just ups the fun… mostly because we’re camera dorks.

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Two things:

Whitney’s glasses are soooooo Jackie O 2009.  Seriously.

The Malbec Rose from Argentina Whitney is holding was a(to the)mazing!

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Los Angeles is one hot smoky place these days.  The end of summer seems to mean the beginning of fire season.

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

The smoky, daunting skies usually don’t stop people from coming out to play in the park and eat gourmet hot dogs from a truck.  We’re mostly like… ‘wait, is that smoke or smog?  I’m confused. Ohhh, did you say wine and hot dogs!? I’m not on fire… I’m there.’

Barnsdall Wine Tasting

Yep.  It’s just about time to pack up those swimsuits (thank goodness!) and start thinking about sweet potato pie (hooooray!).

Whatever you do to say goodbye to summer, do it out in the sun with your friends… will ya?