10.30.2012

Why Do I Live So Far Away?

Would you please mind voting for my look over at Online Shoes
 Thanks a million! I will pay in cookies :-)

*the winner of the Tacti Design giveaway is Allison, congrats!

That is the question I ask myself when another wonderful weekend visit with my cousin, Montana, has come to an end. It always goes so fast, we always have a great time and I always wish that we lived closer, although an hour plane ride isn't too terrible :-) 
So Friday, our first stop was to Ikea. I know this is not new news but um.. hello Ikea food court, awesome food! I loved their cornbread and Montana raved about their Swedish meatballs so of course she ordered that. To kill time for the rush hour traffic, what else do you besides go to Nordstrom Rack, so that is what we did? Between the trying on of the shoes and a fluffy vest that resembled Cookie Monster, we had a blast. 
Saturday morning started off with a trip to the farmers market and honestly if Sean and I moved up to Northern California, besides living closer to Montana, the second best reason would be the awesome farmers market.
After I got a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee, we perused the farmers market.The produce was in abundance and very colorful. You know who they recommend eating the colors of the rainbow for a healthy diet, you definitely could at this farmers market. 





Later on, Montana and I headed over to Livermore for lunch and a corn maze.
Stopping for some morsels of eat, meats and breads accompanied by a sparkling wine flight as well as some bacon-wrapped shrimp, we had enough energy to tackle the corn maze.



Onto the corn maze...

Want to see the maze from above? Don't worry, I didn't rent a plane just to take this photo for you all.
photo property of G&M Farms
That was just Saturday. Sunday we took a hot pilates class, shopped in downtown Los Gatos and then before I knew it, it was time to head back down to L.A.
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
p.s. I can't forget a photo of Montana's cats. I am not a cat person but I like these cats

49 comments:

Erica said...

I gave you my vote!! You are so close and I've got my fingers crossed that you win. Goooooo Meg!!! :)

I actually went to a corn maze over the weekend with Kristin from Vignettes. They had a Girl Scout theme this year. It was a lot of fun! :)

REBrown said...

I love all those orchids!

Sarah said...

I admit it Meg, I voted for you again today...it let me so I just clicked that little vote button...and you got my vote twice...shhh don't tell anyone :)

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

Wow! I've never been to Montana - but it looks like a beautiful place! I voted for you as well today - good luck!

xo,
Maya

Courtney M said...

Great Photos!! Looks like you had a beautiful time!

PS- Corn mazes scare the be-jeezs out of me!! I got lost in one when I was little... I'm a whimp... I know.

Lauren said...

what a great weekend. the food looked AMAZING...i love NorCal

Kristina said...

that charcuterie plate and bacon wrapped shrimp look amazing! Looks like a fun weekend!

Tara said...

What a fun weekend! I did a corn maze once and I was terrible - always went the wrong way! :)

Leslie said...

The meatballs from Ikea are the only way I can get my husband to go there! :) he refuses unless he gets to have them.
I wish we had a Nordstrom Rack. Probably one of my fav. stores. Although I'm not sure if it would be a good thing if I could go more often....
Have a fantastic day

Krista said...

Wow that farmer's market looks AMAZING! I love all that fresh food, makes me wish I could cook! Family time is such a blessing.

Emily said...

These pictures are so gorgeous! Looks like the prettiest place. I voted for you!

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SMD said...

Gorgeous farmer's market photos. The lovely wine pics aren't too bad either!

Sarah and Stewart said...

That looks like such a fun day!

Helene said...

yes an hour isn't so bad!! love the pictures of the fresh food and wine of course!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I voted! Can I vote every day or just once??

Whitney said...

i ask myself this very question every time i visit my family. oh distance is hard!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

That lunch looks yummy!

Kacie said...

I voted for you! Hope you win :)

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Jenna DeSantis said...

Meg,

This post is lovely. The pics of the food and beautiful landscaping are just gorgeous. The cornfield is awesome!! Love it. Ps- I'm your newest follower :-)

XO Jenna

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Laura Darling said...

Looks like an awesome visit! I love Ikea - I live literally around the corner from the US headquarters, and I go there at least once a week and just walk around and stop by the food coourt!

christina said...

that food looks amazing. I don't mind being paid in cookies ;)

Anna Combrink said...

Voted for you!


All that food looks incredible, feel free to send some my way. ;)

Savvy Scot said...

The food looks incredible!! And the maze!

Ashley said...

As much as I'd love to take on a corn maze some day, those aerial photos of mazes scare the heck out of me! I'm not sure I could ever get out... how long does it take to get through them?

Oh... and that bacon wrapped shrimp looks amazing. If you win, I'll take my payment for voting in bacon chocolate chip cookies. ;)

Joy said...

You might shoot me for saying this... but I've never stepped foot in an IKEA! Yep, it's true! And those pictures... their lovely honey!! Now I'm hungry!! =) Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday!

Meagan Piroutek said...

Ok that corn maze looks like a BLAST! I would be that girl who freaks out half way through though. ha!

Kelly said...

Heading over to vote. Good luck friend.

Corn mazes are my favorite.

Courtney said...

I love a good corn maze! and that food looks divine, I'm starving!!!

Leah said...

Wow that charcuterie plate looks phenomenal! Yum yum!

Megan Diaz said...

Beautiful photos, looks like it was a great day!
xx
Hot Pink Day
Libi & Lola

Ashlee Christopher said...

SO fresh, so delicious, so fun!!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

I voted for you, you really did style them best. :)

Love the wine and food pics, two of my very most favoritest things.

Alison

LeahJo said...

great pics Meg! it's hard living far from loved ones, I hear you. My sister lives away in another city and I hate when she has to go back. At least it looks like you all had a lovely time!

jillian at faith that laughs. said...

the farmers market looks so good! i wish all my family lived close too.

Katie Did What said...

I want to go in that maze!!!! Looks awesome! And awwww those cats! Too cute :)

xo

Domestic Sweetheart said...

Yummy!! Your photos are lovely :)

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

What an amazing day! Your food looks delicious! Now my tummy is rumbling!!!

xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash

sarah s. said...

I voted for your look, it really is the cutest! I like Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, thanks...joking :) Thanks for stopping by my Blog today.

Stacy said...

That produce is to die for! They dont have amazing farmer's markets in So Cal.. Your boots really are the best, hope you win!

helen said...

hooray for farmer's markets!! :)

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

Wow, that looks like one fabulous weekend for sure! I love a good farmer's market :)

Whitney said...

voted!!!

Jessica said...

those pictures are making my mouth water. i love a good farmer's market! i'm not sure where in L.A. you live, but Burbank has a descent one.

smk053078 said...

That corn maze is CRAZY!!! I have never been to one nor seen one. That picture is so cool. How long did it take you guys to get out? And I love Farmer's Markets too. Ross, the girls and I need to hit them up more often. Always such amazing flowers and produce. Glad you had a great weekend with your cousin.

Ali W. said...

Wow I love your pictures so much. I would go to Nordstrom Rack too! haha

Brani Laine said...

Your pictures are just really something else, Meg.

xoxo,
Brani Laine

Ashley said...

Oh dang! I tried to vote again, but it will only let me do it once!

Denise Lopatka said...

your photos are beautiful! xox

Faith and Love said...

All that food looks yummy! And those cats are A-DORABLE :) Xo