Tag Archives: Robert Burden

Oregon up until now.

  The twelve hour days are stacking up as a flood of fruit has arrived at the winery’s doorstep over the last week. Six early fermenters of Pinot Noir that I fussed over and cared for in the weeks prior has swelled to almost sixty—a sea of fermenters, maneuvered about like a yeasty game of […]

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King of Carrot Flowers.

Back in Vermont again. My parents are chugging down to Florida, so I once again have the place to myself for another lonely fall and winter. Just me, my .45, and Ken, my old Gibson, surrounded by the deep, dark forest. Anyway, the seclusion allows me to play some raunchy acoustic. It got me thinking […]

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Early birthday gift.

{Update: I have since purchased a vintage Clue game, but I’m too scared to play it, lest I want to pick through Eli’s boonies for ropes and revolvers.} Yeah! Look what Rob got me! [Vintage Chutes and Ladders game... the original version I had as a kid.] Now watch this and see how our first […]

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133 whacks.

A few weeks ago, after striking a cold-ball zinger, the surface of my vintage, hollow-core Kadima paddle cracked. The next thing I knew, a package arrived at our doorstep with 6 replacement paddles. “Maybe we can have a tournament, and I got 2 sets of Pro Kadima paddles, I think we’ll have better ball control, […]

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Dinner at Maestro’s.

Sidewalk seating is in full effect, and Maestro’s was the place to be last Saturday night. I was so excited for our first outdoor dinner that I even selected our wine from the Maestro’s website before we left the house. I have a tendency to get lost in the pages of those leather bound books, […]

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Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.

Meet Team Corks + Caftans. With nonstop rounds peaking at 63 back and forths, the team was in top form today, diving for shots and running for backward smashes under a beating sun. Roberto in red, exhibiting some stellar short-shot rebounds; Bearess in blue, reigning in rogue, wild hot potatoes with smooth, sound strokes. The […]

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Corks + Caftans featured on BeautifulStranger.tv!

This is so awesome and also hilarious: We were fortunate enough to run into the most amazing, energetic, and hilarious girl from BeautifulStranger.tv before we bailed on the Chictopia conference. (Sorry, dudes.) She did a quick interview, asked us what we were wearing, inquired what our must-haves were for Spring (real quick: can you imagine […]

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Happy Birthday, Roberto.

[Photo courtesy Zofia Photography.] Happy Birthday, Bobo. Carey loves. -C p.s. I would post pictures of the incredible breakfast-in-bed I made Rob this morning, but later realized a. his hair was a little wonky, b. the waffles were just Eggos, thus making me look like a total amateur, and c. the mug had something controversial […]

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Oregon flashback: dinner with friends.

After attending the reading at Lange Vineyards, we drove back down from the Dundee Hills and got to squeeze in a few more hours with new friends. Farm to Fork in Dundee, OR is an outstanding restaurant with a killer wine list and sweet, sweet escargot—boogers of the gods, I say.

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Corks + Caftans’ silent third partner.

[There's my girl: Jancis Robinson on the cover of her amazing book, Confessions of a Wine Lover.] I could never have guessed that a simple—although not really simple at all—book about wine could cause such icy waves to crash on the tender shores of my young marriage. Carey often acts like an infant, or my […]

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What a navel idea.

I was spotting Rob on the bench press today at the gym and kept noticing this rank, powerful cologne floating in the air. I even consciously looked around a few times during his 3 sets, trying to located the steak who had actually put cologne on for the gym. Gross. It kept hitting me in […]

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Rob + Eli: rainy Saturday afternoon.

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