Imagine if you turned your living room and adjoining family room into a wine bar and you can imagine Paula's. Add to the fact that Paula Young is one of the greatest hosts and the wines are well thought out, the champagne chilled and the nibbles are fresh, tasty and fun. I was there with my wife and daughter Saturday night and could not have been more pleased.
It's a small place with two rooms, both filled with kitschy knicknacks and couches and chairs that don't match but together comprise an eclectic ambiance. My wife is not a frinker but had two glasses of champagne. She was more relaxed at Paula's place than anytime I have seen in ten years and that included two recent trips to that unknown French outpost called Paris. Our daughter was over the moon with both the champagne and later red wine and I think would accept membership in Paula's unofficial extended family.
The place rightfully gets packed as the night goes on, but no one seemed the least bit out of sorts or unhappy about the throng. The guests ran the gamut age wise, some in their mid-twenties all the way up to a couple comfortably into the mid-range of AARP card holders.
We drove over an hour to spend some time up there. It's worth the trip.
The bathroom was clean and inviting.