Even on a scorching hot LA day, I’m glad I made the journey from the Westside all the way to Barnsdall Art Park where they host weekly charity wine tastings during the summer in order to raise money for the museum and the art classes they offer, as well as maintaining the beautiful grounds of which Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House stands on. By the way, the Hollyhock House which was built in 1921 for Aline Barnsdall by the famous American architect, is now re-opened after four years of renovations. Note to self: Must go on a tour.
The Hollywood Hills, Hollywood sign and Griffith Park Observatory just ahead in the distance…truly spectacular views to be had here!
Four local wines to sample that were poured by the friendly gents from Silver Lake Liquor Shop, a DJ spinning groovalicious tunes and food trucks including Let’s Be Frank and Heirloom. Regardless of the fact there were a few too many babies and toddlers with their hipster mommies (are children really necessary at a WINE TASTING??), and an over abundance of wanna-be hipsters there adhering to the latest BIRKENSTOCK craze (PLEASE just go away, would you?), I guess these things just add to the flavor of the atmosphere, right?? However… we really did enjoy taking it in all from our wonderfully shaded, secluded and highly coveted spot under a tree that we earned by arriving 45 minutes early, as the sun seductively slipped into bed for the night. Made for an AWESOME evening. Good times in LA!