Corks + Caftans is about a marriage: a marriage between two people and of their passions. It’s not just a fashion blog; it’s not just a wine blog… it’s a generous helping of beautiful things and funny moments. The focus is on an appreciation for the small pleasures in life—a sunset, an inspiring meal, a delicious sip of wine, a sumptuous sliver of fabric.
But also, it’s reality and it’s personal—meant to give a glimpse into life; to offer pause for those little things in life. We’ve been proud to be featured in the Albany Times Union, the All Over Albany blog, Saratoga Seen, The Wall Street Journal, the ShopBop blog, Willamette Valley Vineyard’s Blog, and more. Feel free to contact us with questions, any wine you’d love to see reviewed, or just to say hello.
Carey and Rob met at a dinner their parents arranged almost 4 years ago. It was love at first sight. After Rob postponed a return to upstate New York, spending two glorious months in the Florida summer sun with Carey, he left.
And she followed.
Carey moved to be a copyeditor at a pharmaceutical ad agency in Saratoga Springs, NY. They were married on Nantucket on October 26, 2008 in a small ceremony by the water with close friends and family. After a wine-soaked honeymoon in Napa Valley, CA, they returned home and Carey was laid off from her job.
With time to spare, wine to drink, and a considerably smaller budget for clothes, the two put their energies into a blog. They wanted it to be a chance to share life’s goings-on with friends and family, and to find a home for their second loves: wine and fashion.
The two review wineries, restaurants, recipes, wine, fashion, interiors, and more. Carey has a thing for inspiration, so she writes a lot about that. Rather than spend time lauding designers and dissecting trends, she prefers to see what the people on the street do. She finds inspiration in clothes most often as they are connected to music. [Expect to see a lot of Chris Robinson.] Rob is turning the concept of wine reviews on its ear: he rarely posts about wines he hates, but ones that inspire him. He has an uncanny nack for finding the heart of a wine; its intent. Its core. And winemakers across the country agree.
Most of all, it’s a glimpse into a marriage that refuses to take itself too seriously—a copywriter and a builder, who both love to create and to admire beautiful things. And drink lots of good wine.