Monday, February 18, 2013

Willow Nest

Reconnecting with friends after 20 years is such a joyous occasion....and just picking up where you left off all those years ago....that's what I did this last weekend.

Lynda (Flynn) Marcov of Willow Nest and her sweet husband, Ludmil, have settled into their new "nest" here on the central coast of California all the way from Burton, TX.  Some of you may know this talented couple if you are Round Top regulars.  

Ludmil and Lynda will be offering their wares once a month, the second weekend of each month, in what used to be the old blacksmith shop on the Old Edna property here in the San Luis Obispo area.  These two make such an incredible duo with Ludmil's architecture background and love of repurposing the a new yet nostalgic look to his resulting creations.  And Lynda waves her magic wand, clicks her heals three times and transforms any old little building (or tent for that matter) into romantic eye candy.

Here is sweet Lynda.  In another life time ago, I worked with Lynda as her fashion consultant assistant, gofer, model, driver, administrative assistant and retail clerk.  We had so much fun together. 

Lynda and Ludmil's work has been published in countless magazines.  Where ever they go the paparazzi find them.  We are so blessed to have them right here on the central coast now.  Their hand-picked French finds can be found (and purchased) right here in my backyard now.....can  you tell I am excited!    I did find a few treasures this past weekend.....but my most treasured find....was our rekindled friendship. sweet!


And while I am speaking of talented women, let me introduce you to another friend of mine, Pattea Torrence owner of the township of Old Edna.  You must visit the Old Edna website and take a tour of this charming hideaway.  Pattea purchased this property several years ago and is constantly upgrading, remodeling, fine-tuning and pouring her creative self into every detail of the wine tasting building, the Bed and Breakfast accommodations and grounds.  Her newest endeavor has been to remodel the dilapidated little, quaint house that has lived on the property for many, many years.  It was long overdue for a loving hand.  Here are a few photos of Pattea's masterpiece.

The perfect place for a romantic get-away in the heart of the wine country of the central coast of California.  Wine taste during the day, eat at one of San Luis Obispo's many outstanding restaurants, shop in our charming downtown area, take a walk on the beach and return to your little piece or paradise.


Charlene said...

I LOVE THE OLD EDNA TOWN!!! Where's a photo of the Gypsy Wagon? Another favorite. So glad you & Lynda connected again. Another place to visit this summer!!!! Missing YOU!
Hugs to You, Ms Olive & Daddy D

ludmil said...

Tog sweet friend of mine, I too embrace all that our friendship holds , old and new , we had some amazing times together and more to come . Thank you for this lovely post

Riki Schumacher said...

I heard about her return and the sale. Great post Diana, I'm sure it is great to have your friend back. Hope to get out there one day.