sarloos and sons

We recently spent Memorial Day weekend in a little town outside of Santa Barbara called Los Olivos. Christian and I love this town and have visited quite a few times, walking from tasting room to tasting room, listening to music on the patios under palm trees and tasting wine. This would most definitely be my happy place.

So when Christian suggested renting a house with a pool for the long weekend and bringing my brother, his amazing wife Anna and their two littles, Edie and Rowan (and one on the way!) – of course I was onboard.  We actually managed not to get in the pool, yet we all took full advantage of the surprise massage chair in the house – go figure!

Because we’ve been so many times, I thought I would share again some of my favorite spots (I also shared some two years ago in this post) –

Tasting Rooms

Saarloos & Sons (kid-friendly) – we will sit around here for hours. Sometimes they’ll open the backyard, which is usually reserved for club members, and there’s cornhole and picnic tables around this beautiful wine barrels with succulents (pictured above). It’s so fun!


Tercero (kid-friendly)

Coquelicot Estate (kid friendly) – they have bocce ball and an awesome patio area to hang out!


Epiphany (kid friendly) – they have a gorgeous patio with a huge palm tree that decorates it.  You can often spot really cute dogs here too – and you know I love that. This is Christian’s favorite spot!

Daniel Gehrs (kid-friendly)


Fess Parker (kid friendly) – huge picnic area and grass lawn where you can bring your own lunch and watch kids run around, really fun spot!

Firestone Vineyard


Zaca Mesa Vineyard (kid friendly) – live music and a giant chess board!


Los Olivos Grocery – they have an awesome deli and tons of great pick-up items if you want to picnic at a vineyard.

Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe – featured in Sideways, lots of delicious items on this menu. My brother and his wife love the black and bleu salad, their pizzas are also really good!

Sides Hardware and Shoes – awesome lunch menu! Their fried chicken with polenta and kale is seriously delicious.

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first outfit: dress – really old, love this one and this one | chambray | sandals

second outfit: top, also love this one | similar shorts | similar purse | sandals

third outfit: similar blazer | shortson sale for $20! | cami | similar purse | heels | similar sunglasses

Thank you so much for checking in and reading! And if you have any favorite spots in Los Olivos that I missed, I’d love to hear – XO –

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  1. Edie is so adorable in her pink glasses! I love the name Edith, it was my grandmother’s name and is my third daughter, Lana’s middle name. You look beautiful and Los Olivos looks like a lovely place to visit.

    1. Lucky YOU! What a dream to live in that charming town!! I will have to check that out on our next visit!!

  2. I teach 2nd grade right around the corner and love ALL those wineries! Getting wine as gifts from my kiddos as a thank you is just the best 😉 looks like you know all the local spots + had a blast! I’m with Lauren on this one- try SY Kitchen for dinner next time you’re in town, it’s absolutely delish! 🙂

  3. I am in love with your outfit- sanctuary top and those fun bright shorts and shoes! I am trying the sanctuary top, but I find it to be pretty sheer. Could you share what kind of bra/undergarments you wear with this? Looks perfect on you! Thanks!

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