Not too long ago, my girlfriends and I headed to our local winery in hopes of unwinding over a few glasses of wine. Turns out, everyone else in LA had the same exact idea! There was a wait of over 2 hours long with a minimum purchase of two bottles per group. This seemed pretty ridiculous to us so we decided to create our own picnic by the beach.
We stopped by Trader Joe’s and picked up a ton of finger foods and of course, WINE.
What we bought:
Cheese: Brie, Blueberry Goat Cheese, Cheddar, and Gouda
Fresh Fruit: Strawberries & Grapes
Carbs: Crackers, Pita Chips, & a Baguette
Meats: Calabrese Salami & Italian Dry Salami
Sweets: Chocolate Almonds
Wine: Red (Merlot) & White (Pinot Grigio)
[Previously to heading out, we packed our own cutting board, utensils, napkins, cups, and plates]
We drove around until we found the ultimate spot to set-up shop.
We parked our car in a turnout road which overlooked the surrounding mountains and ocean. It was literally an ideal place for taking photos plus we were also able to get away from all the crowds. We opened the doors, blasted some music, and feasted!
This was the perfect alternative to wine and cheese tasting, at a fraction of the cost. If you’re indecisive on what to do with your weekends, I hope this date idea comes in handy!