For all of those who may be unaware, San Francisco and the surrounding lands have been gifted the final burst of a late September heat wave, a supernova of summer blasting into the fall, if you will. Pasty arms and squinty eyes can be seen soaking up every last ray of sunshine from the shores of Bolinas to the glittering skyscrapers of downtown.
It got me thinking about the briefness of summer. Sure, three months of lemonade, freshly cut grass, beach-side picnics, air conditioning, lazying about the backyard and whistling to 70s pop might sound eternal, these days really do fly by. What better way to cherish these last weeks of BBQs and brewskis than a grand finale weekend getaway?
Estate Weddings and Events lives for events, but we also know the value of a Saturday well spent. Rather than one evening of star gazing or a pleasant afternoon of tea and crumpets, rent one of our estates for a weekend of Get-That-Coat-Out-Of-My-Sight relaxation. Before those warm nights flutter past us take a weekend in one of our California properties to unwind.
Hail from the South? Check out the Gridley Ranch in Ojai. Wander around this chic New Mexican style estate marveling at the bold fixtures scattered about. Rather than spending the afternoon catching a game of tennis on the television, try a game of croquet in the surrounding hills or relax on the porch overlooking Santa Barbara. And while you’re there, ensure you grab a handful or two of freshly picked nectarines. What screams fun in the summer sun more than freshly peeled fruit?
The heat too much for you up here in the Bay? Take a day trip to the Hidden Palms in Temecula. Sure, Napa’s not too far but take a peak at the beautiful valleys in another neck of the woods. Try a dip in the pool and grab a drink at the water bar (seriously, who would pass this up?) Grab the video camera and make some home movies for a chance to capture the smile a hot start to fall tends to bring.
Want some weekend getaway ideas? We’d be happy to point you in the direction of city attractions, amazing dining experiences and the perfect place to sit and stare out at the ocean. Adventure seekers by nature, the women of Estate Weddings and Events have more than a few secrets no Lonely Planet would dare provide!
About the Author
Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Union Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Rue Magazine, Grace Ormonde, Style Me Pretty, WE TV, Bravo, Premier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not exploring and seeking out unique venues, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Croatia, Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.