The French do do. Be chic, be coy, be funny. Know food, know faux, and by all means, know wine. And considering Gigi was my favorite movie growing up [my mother, in her infinite wisdom, almost always reserved it for my days spent at home, sick from school, under an afghan with a cup of […]
Being new to the area, I’m making sure to keep up with the local wine happenings. And this is a pretty happening spot for wine these days—The Wine Bloggers Conference is this week/weekend in Charlottesville. The first time on the east coast, and kind of a big deal in my world. Or I should say, it’s […]
Ladies and germs: It has arrived! A C+C to make you weep with usability and superior organization! Only kidding—but it looks rad, right? Many thanks to the fine folks at Shannon-Rose Design for taking us into a new stratosphere!
A goodbye to a good town. Carey fired-up the stove for the last time tonight and I picked the last bottle of wine out of the fridge. I poured a glass and sat down on the couch and asked Eli to join me for a talk. “E, it’s time we told you. If you haven’t noticed, […]
A sinister snowflake? A sparsely-spined sea urchin? A magnified mini Koosh? Nope! The artwork for Alta Maria Vineyards features hand-hewn iron nails used by homesteaders in Santa Maria before the Industrial Revolution introduced mass-produced, machine-cut nails. Despite its lowly function, each nail is unique from the next according to the conditions in which it was made […]
Gypsy Dancer first caught my eye when a glut of bottles, the A & G Estates Pinot Noir and the Cuvée Romy Pinot Noir, appeared on WineBid.com. They sat for months, getting chipped away at, before I plucked a bottle for myself. It wasn’t until it got home did I realize what that atypical quantity available for […]
Loved this post over at our bud Kiira’s fantastic gourmet drool-fest of a blog, Eat and Greet, and had to share. Inspiration: Wine Tasting Rooms [Medlock Ames Winery] Having been to our fair share of wineries, we will say the wine takes center stage—we’ve tasted wine in a converted garage, and it was outstanding. When there’s […]
This was a cool moment that’s going to ensure my future attendance on trips to the wine store with Rob.
[Smile! You're on a bicycle. Bop Basics sweater + Kors boots + Banana jacket.] Before we’d even got out of bed, I turned to Rob and said, “We have to go find that crazy bike trail today.” I get ideas in my head like a little kid does and can’t be deterred. It stems from […]
To start, I had as much fun on Otto’s website as I had drinking their Pinot Noir. Well, not really. The wine was more fun, but their website was nearly as fun and surprisingly useful—especially to someone who has a limited attention span and shies away from the overly technical. I found their site very […]
Carey went through a nesting period in the weeks and months after our marriage. The result, among many various odds and ends around our apartment, is a diverse array of coffee table books. Too many to set on our coffee table without risking a collapse, so we established a few zones around our apartment where […]