We have been wanting to visit Inn Paradiso in Paso Robles since its opening about 6 months ago. Mr. innkeeper and visionary, Steve Werndorf, has been stopping by Ruby Rose to visit and shop for this bed and breakfast and share stories on his way to and from L.A. Steve has wrapped up his career in L.A in the film biz. This is his second inn, the first being in Mexico.
We couldn't help but feel like we were a million miles away, although the inn is actually centrally located in Paso, minutes from downtown and minutes from wineries. Here, there is a shared love of wine and good food, a lot of which is grown on the premises. Just recently, an abundance of fruit trees were added for a spring harvest.
When we are out shopping, we will buy something and often say, "Steve will love this.". He has been a kindred spirit to our little store and we couldn't have been more excited to share the world he has worked so hard to create. Oh and did we mention his inn was the editors choice in the October issue of Sunset Magazine? Enjoy the photos!
Driving up to the inn.
Our greeters--Dawna Masterf (the lovely innkeeper/chef) and Steve.
These photos show the detail in the craftsmanship and the priceless settings.
All the items that have been perfectly selected.
A little peek into the the private quarters.
We didn't even show you the luxurious rooms! So we will go back and take more pictures in the spring when the surroundings are beautiful and there are endless blooms and greens. We can't wait! Thanks for having us, Steve!
We came across these super fun sunglasses from the 60's. They havent been worn, they were packed up in a warehouse for many a moon. There are a handful of fun styles, it will be hard to choose just one! We are asking for a minimum donation of $5 each. Yep, 5 bucks, and 100% of the donations will go to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
While you are out yard sale-ing (or whatever you do!) early Saturday mornings, you may have noticed a group of people carrying water bottles, wearing purple singlets with the Team in Training logo. These people are ages 16 and up--some walking, some running, some a bit of both. They are all like us, in that they are all motivated by 'something'--to train for a half or full marathon to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Most have never attempted an event like this let alone a 5k. The team and its coaches, mentors, and an amazing campaign manager, will literally take you from couch to the finish line. All the participants commit to a half or full marathon and raise funds towards a cure--and these funds will help families while fighting these blood cancers.
Why are we talking about this??
For a few reasons, one is that we are going to have a team here at Ruby Rose. We are signing on to fundraise and do the miles! There are going to be fun events at the store that will enable you (our support team) to get something while giving. If one or more of the events interest you, then you can join in! If you are involved in another charity and give all you can to it, or simply, not interested, that is great too. Simply honk and cheer if you see one of us runnin' on by!
Another reason is that next year is the San Luis Obispo full and half marathon. We will be able to put in the miles and fundraising and will be able to run in our home town and be supported by all of our friends and family.
(us before the Nike marathon, SF)
What we have learned since being involved in this charity these past years is that everyone wants the same thing. We all want a cure, we all want to help, but sometimes we simply dont know what will make a difference. We intend to make it easy for you.