When a friend invited a group of us to celebrate her 40th birthday in Paso Robles, not a single person said no. We rented a huge Victorian manor house that slept 16, had a tennis court, pool, jacuzzi, and plenty of lounge space for everyone. On Friday, a few of us left at the crack of dawn and had breakfast in Solvang, a darling little Danish town. We then hit a bunch of our favorite westside wineries before meeting up with everyone else at the house. On Saturday, we took a party bus to several more wineries before napping by the pool. I came home with 16 bottles of wine and several mystery bruises…which means this weekend was an ABSOLUTE SUCCESS!