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I fell in love with Paso in 2004, when I was starting my research on the wine book, “California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles.” Little did my husband Kirk Honeycutt and I know then that one day we’ll become bi-County residents, spending our time between Los Angeles and Paso Robles.
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We were fortunate to have found this charming house, circa 1940’s, on the famed Vine Street, a mere four blocks from the historic town square. Once we drive into our Cabernet Cottage we don’t touch our car till its time to return to Los Angeles.
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On a typical stay, if we are not up to making breakfast at home, we’ll walk to Spearhead for gourmet coffee and scones. I’ll swing by and say hello to Nancy at Kaya or Laurel at Firefly Gallery, two of my favorite shops for clothes, jewerly and gifts, then stop by next door at the General Store, where I stock up on gourmet goodies. A walk in the park and then maybe check out one of the wine tasting rooms, browse through some antique stores and a peek at SLO Sweets candy store, a mini wonderland of sweets!
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A visit at DiRaimando’s Italian Market to pick up assorted cheeses, crackers and pasta and we are set for an afternoon snack or a mini lunch on our patio. Time for a quick snooze or maybe relax in the garden with a book. Summer time, we’ll get on our ladder and harvest the bounty of apples and apricots (the ones that the deer didn’t get to) and share the crop with friends and neighbors. In the evening, it’s off to the town square again, maybe meet some friends and have a glass of wine at The Pony Club. Then time for dinner … maybe at Il Cortile, La Cosecha, Buona Tavola, Artisan, Thoma Hill Organics, Panolivo…there are so many choices. On weekends, the Paso Robles Inn’s upstairs Cattleman’s bar rocks with local bands so a quick stop there before heading home.
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As we walk home, on summer nights, I stop for a moment and take in the vast sky shimmering with countless stars. And on a full moon night, the bench in our garden makes a perfect spot for a romantic moon-watching.
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That’s my Paso! Kirk and I love being full time residents here, living few minutes away from Cabernet Cottage. I am glad to share our house that I have so lovingly refurbished. I am sure as you frequent this lovely town, you will create your own memorable experiences.
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Enjoy Cabernet Cottage in good health.  Mi Casa e Su Casa!!
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Mira Advani Honeycutt
Mira’s Books and Column:

 

California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles  (Chronicle Books) To purchase this book on Amazon.com, click here.







 

 

Curator, The Winemakers of Paso Robles
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Honeycutt’s Hollywood
 Read movie reviews by Cabaret Cottage owner Kirk Honeycutt at www.honeycuttshollywood.com






 

Sip and Savor, weekly column in Paso Robles Daily News www.pasoroblesdailynews.com