3.17.2011

{guest post} - love is home.

i am so excited to introduce to you Joelle of where we love is home, one of my favorite bloggers. joelle is an excellent writer and she doesn't hesitate to tell it like it is, i admire her strength and honesty. Joelle and her husband (they are high school sweethearts-too cute!) live in sunny California and enjoy everything that comes with that-- winery tours, impromptu trips to the beach... the list goes on. enjoy!
xoxo, jcd
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One of my favorite things about reading blogs is taking a little peak into how and where other people live. Through blogs, I’ve “met” people from Chicago, little towns in Kansas, Seattle, Singapore, Paris, and South Africa. When I found out that Jillian needed a guest post for today, I knew that I wanted to share with all of you about my own little corner of the world.

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There are a thousand things that I love about this place. The weather. The fact that I really can {and do} run into celebrities while getting lunch with friends. The shopping and the clubs.


I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.


Not to make you jealous or anything, but here are a few reasons why California is my favorite place in the world.

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Did you know that California is the third largest wine producer in the world? If you love wine as much as I do, it doesn’t get much better than living less than an hour away from some of the best wineries in the country. Yum.

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Don’t know what In-N-Out is? Give me your address and I’ll mail you a burger. Seriously. I’m not even kidding right now. My husband and I love In-N-Out so much that we had it at our wedding. Again, not even kidding.
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I love wine so much, I felt that it deserved two spots on this list. Because I really, really, love wine. Like really.

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I love the beach. I love walking along the water and laying out on the sand. I love that we have pretty amazing fish tacos next to our beach, less than a mile away from our little apartment. I love that my husband will tell me to put a sweatshirt on, and then drive me to the beach at ten o’clock at night to just watch the water. I love everything about the beach. Except sharks. I hate sharks.

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Seriously. If you like Pinot Noir; if you like Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel, California’s Central Coast is the place to be. Someday I’m going to live on the beach in a wine town. And you can come have a glass of wine with me.


Thanks for taking a little trip to my favorite place in the world today. And thanks Jillian, for letting me post on your wonderful, fabulous blog!


Much love, friends!
Joelle

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33 comments:

  1. I think I'm ready for another vacation... gorgeous images!!

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  2. AMAZINGGGG PICTURES!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I want to go to California now!

    http://missblondiexoxo.blogspot.com

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  3. Way to make me MISS home like CRAZY!!!!! San DIego is where I was born and raised, now living in Chicago...and ALL those are reasons I want to be back!!!! PS_ Can you seriously mail me an In'N Out - no one seems to understand my withdrawals....those or a California Burrito from a taco shop! ;)

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  4. great guest post!! i go to California every year to visit family and love it out there!

    cute & little

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  5. Love this post and it makes me miss California SO much! - care to fedex me an in-n-out burger??

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  6. oh! i LOVE this post! makes me want to go visit CA again! :)

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

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  7. California is a great place to live, not only because of the beaches but because there's so much to do. Let me know whenever you come to visit. Would love to meet you. :)

    Happy St. Paddy's day!

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  9. California is pretty amazing!! I have been there so many times, and did think I would move there one day. That was until I found my sweet hubby who grounded my roots here.

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  10. Ohhhh what a great post, I'm going to check out her blog right now! I think her & I will have a lot in common, with the wine & all :)

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  11. Love this post....somehow i hope I can go there!! :)

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  12. If only we were all so lucky to live in California. I LOVE that wine made it on here 3 times. Wine country is a pretty phenomenal place - I got married at a vineyard in Calistoga!

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  13. i love wine too! i'm going to have to visit her blog now : ) we seem like kindred spirits!

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  14. That is such a beautiful post and I love California! Wish you both a great Thursday
    Kisses

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  15. You had me at In-N-Out Burger:-) xoxo

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  16. YES! SO-CAL! represent!

    i am one of those people.

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  17. ah, I just LOVE california. what a great post! My dream/life goal is to move there in just two short years :)

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  18. Love this post!!! Living in CA, I know how fabi the wine is here and TOO funny about In-N-Out Burgers...they're amazing, no doubt!

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  19. We spent our honeymoon in Yountville...best trip of my life!
    Food, wine...doesn't get any better!

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  20. What an amazing post-I'm pretty smitten with my new home state, too!

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  21. ohhh YUM to in n out!! love that place!!

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  22. I'm dying to visit Napa!

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  23. Well I definitely want to go visit! And weather wise will be similar to Brisbane so I'm sure to love it. The beach! Yeh!

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  24. i agree wholeheartedly! california is the best. other states don't even KNOW...

    http://adorablydeliciouslp.blogspot.com/

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  25. You are seriously making me jealous that I don't live in California. I love CA for all the same reasons you do and while I live on the beach in New England it is not really the same - I cano enjoy it for only 2 months out of the year. And the vineyards - we don't have them at all. Great post!

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  26. i've had In&Out but can I still have one sent anyway? pleaseeeee?

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  27. jill.. i think your friend is an alcoholic. haha. just kidding. man i can't wait to go to the beach this summer. beats afghanistan that's for sure!!

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  28. Living in wine country would be pure magic.

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  29. Such a great post! Definitely need to make a trip out to Cali!! Looks like a beautiful place to be :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love this post!! I love Cali sooo much and San Diego is my fave place! I have many friends that live in SD and visit them all the time! I also LOVE WINE!!!!! <3
    xoxo

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