I always like going new places to see how it is designed. So, I checked out this new wine bar in downtown San Diego last night. It was designed by Michael Sorriano the inspiration for the space is from"Alice in Wonderland". It has a sophisticated whimsical feel. Some of my favorite features are the ivy covered walls, the stacked crown molding cladding the columns and the old grape vines suspended from the ceiling. I always enjoy a place where it is a challenge to find the entrance. You have to go down unmarked stairs from the side walk that led down to a dingy stair well with graffti coverd doors then if your lucky you see a ivy wall that contains the door. It feels like you belong to a secret club.
3 years ago