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  • Writer's pictureLaydiana Chiv

Los Alamos: A hidden gem 🍷✨

To celebrate my 35th birthday, my friends and I hit the road and headed up to Los Alamos for a wine trip.

For a fun weekend getaway under 3 hours of driving from Los Angeles, you get to experience one of the best and most underrated wine regions that California has to offer.

I designed a robe for the occasion, of course. Check out SVgraphics for all your printing needs!

For our stay, we booked the Centennial House through Airbnb. This elegant farmhouse meets mid-century modern aesthetic was what we needed to have a good time and lay back.

With three bedrooms and six beds, the Centennial House can host a group of 8. The space is so beautiful that you could also stay in and enjoy take-outs (we had pizza from Full Of Life Flatbread on the first night!) or cook in their beautiful and well-equipped kitchen (the house has a BBQ). Their indoor and big outdoor dining area will make you feel at home.

Located in the heart of Los Alamos, it was the perfect place to have everything within walking distance.

Here is my recommended itinerary:

  • Start your morning with fresh pastries and coffee from Bob's Well Bread Bakery. Please try their Pistachio Croissant, it's to die for!

  • For brunch, you should head over to Pico's. Their menu will certainly satisfy every appetite or cure that hangover of last night.

  • Before dinner (after that nap), grab an appéritif and play some bocce at Bodega, (natural wines and craft beers).

  • After Bodega, head over to Bell's for their prix-fixe menu.

*Bonus: Bar le Côte, a beautiful wine and seafood bar, was in the middle of last-minute touches for their grand opening. I suggest you check them out because their space and food look spectacular on their Instagram profile!

Up next: wine-tasting and winery visit post!

Picture credits: Kat Hirsch, Davor Nikolic and me.


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