Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Enoteca La Storia

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Last week a date took me to a place I had never been before, Enoteca La Storia in Los Gatos, California.  I I was really impressed with this place and even more so when I heard that Joe, one of the owners, constructed most of this place himself! He built all these wine shelves!

The floor looks like old salvaged wood but it isn't, he distressed it himself...
We sat at the bar and had wine and cheese. I took my friend Becky there last night and we had already had dinner but the sandwiches they were making looked amazing! I'll have to go back for one of those!

He made this wine glass holder from copper pipe and then got the beautiful patina by applying acid.

The owners, Joe and Mike have included many photos of their families...

Aren't these wine tags cute?

Here are the owners, Joe and Mike...
If you area in the area I highly recommend a visit here!

Enoteca La Storia
416 North Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030


Next door to Enoteca La Storia is a beautiful shop called Bianco. It's full of beautiful white things so of course I loved it!  The owner wouldn't allow me to take photos inside, which I understand...they are very creative and their ideas would just be duplicated elsewhere if they were posted on a blog. 

I highly recommend a visit to both these places if you are in the area!



J. Is A Bird said...

Oh that looks like a lovely, relaxing place. Having young children I just never seem to get to places like this anymore:( Thanks for posting though, at least I get a visual vacation.


Katy Noelle said...

Dear Cindy,

You are making me so homesick for CA - but, I grew up in Pasadena. My dad was from San Luis Obispo, though, and, of course, spent every holiday, there at G&G's house! Then, our second cousins are from Santa Cruz - life guards - all of them.

I just LOVE those glass pumpkins - quite seriously! These are something new that I've never seen before and so perfect for right now, here, in VT. The Bianco looks, well, it looks so close but sooooooo far away.

I just want to say, simply, thank you for your post on 9/11.

That is almost funny about the mirror in the garden - but, not! I've been considering the same thing with a cloche that receives the morning sun in the space that I've "stashed" it, for the moment.

You're dog is sooooo cute!

It's been a rush, these last few weeks - going back to school. I'd missed several posts but have had such a pleasant little sojourn, here. Thanks!

Love, Katy Noelle

Lisa's Creative Home said...

Looks like a beautiful place. I love the floors!

Cindy said...

What lovely places you find, Cindy.
I would love a chance to go into the last business that you showed. Hugs, Cindy

The Shabby Paris Market said...

Love your photos!We love your blog and follow it. We added it to our sidebar too!! Won't you pop over to our blog and follow us? We are new and would love to see you follow. Gosh your home is gorgeous and love all the information!!!
Have a great evening!
Jen & Dawn, AKA The Shabby Paris Girls

Anonymous said...

the wine tags are sooooo cute. Love the wine bar as well and the "white" shop....a must see. too bad I don't live near...Missouri is my home to be exact.


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a fun, fabulous looking place!

Looks like you're having fun, I'm glad the fellas are treating ya right. :-)


Elsie said...

That is a beautiful place Cindy.
I love the way he decorated it.
Love the wine rack. I spotted it
right away. Thanks for sharing.":O)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Cindy, Looks like a great place to relax with a glass of wine. So, how was the date? Just curious.
Hugs, Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Cindy-What a neat place! I hope your date was as good as the place you went to! And, what a talented owner to build all those shelves and set it up as he did! Wow-impressive! Diana

Betty said...

Hi Cindy,
I will be in Los Gatos on Oct 1,2 and 3. I will ask my sister to take me to these places. I would love to have lunch and then go and see the White store. I always love your posts.

Persian_princess said...

Oooh, thanks for the info, Cindy. I'll have to check out those places soon. They both look lovely. Glad you had a nice time.

Silvia said...

Oh wow, that is something I would want in my area! Is it affordable or rather on the pricy side?

Denise said...

looks like some really neat places! The wine shop was truly a labor of love- I'd definitely pay them a visit if I was in the area! thanks for sharing this!

Marlee said...

I love getting glimpses of the beautiful area of the country you live in. Thanks for sharing them.

Ali said...

This looks like a wonderful place! Wish I lived closer, I'd visit for sure.

I'm becoming more interested in wineries and wines in general, so have been enjoying your recent posts.


Martina said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm a new followers of yours! My name's Martina, from Italy. Really pleased to see in the USA you enjoy so much italian wines and even wine shops with italian names...
When a read the name of the second shop (Bianco) I guessed it sold white wine... "bianco" in Italian means white, but may be you already knew... here we love white wines very much, so i didn't catch it sells "white things", lol!

Cheers, wruite you again soon (and sorry if my english it's not the best!)