I love Wine, and I love Wine pariphenalia, & giving Wine related gifts.
Sean and I just picked up a cool wine journal last night at Paper Source. Haven’t made any entries yet but I think it will be an invaluable tool when shopping for wine, as I have a really bad memory about things like that and sometime I will recognize a label and not remember if I recognize it because we loved it or because we hated it.
Wine Journal: $14.95 at Paper Source
Wine Gift Bags: $16.95 for a set of 6 at Paper Source
Wine Tote: $12.00 at www.maptote.com
Stag and Owl Bottle Stoppers: $12.00 each at Pottery Barn
A great idea via Real Simple for presenting a wine bottle to a hostess, wrap it in a great dishtowel.
And another wine-tastic idea via Martha Stewart for turning wine bottle’s into table numbers.
Directions here: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/wine-bottle-label
There is just something so special about a polaroid. Etsy seller shehitpausestudios is selling the most amazing polaroid transfer prints. My two favorites:
Go check them out here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/shehitpausestudios
1) Go pick up a winter dream tea latte from Coffee Bean
2) Head to the bookstore and pick up a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
3) Go to our favorite local farm and pick up a dozen farm fresh eggs and produce.
4) Make this: http://www.lastnightsdinner.net/2009/11/11/soup-for-one/
5) Light this candle: http://www.thymes.com/ProductDetail.aspx?nodeid=57576&parentnodeid=2037&productid=57550
5) Proceed to eat my soup and pour over my brand new copy of Mastering the Art for the rest of the day.
I have been obsessed with Dunton Hot Springs for.ev.er. It is probably the most stunningly beautiful vacation destination I have ever seen…and I consistently stalk resort and hotel websites, so I am an expert on this subject. The mastermind owners behind Dunton basically took a ghost town in Colorado and turned it into a chic, ski or hike all day, drink local wine, eat local organic food, relax in the natural hot spring outside your circa 1800′s cabin while you watch the world class sunset type of place. I die. Until I can visit Dunton in person, I have to just revisit the website over and over for my fix of this exquisite place.
Take a virtual vacation: www.duntonhotsprings.com
To be honest…I’m really not much of a baker. But when I do bake, its usually for a special occasion, a party, or as a gift. Hence the necessity for adorable cute baking cups, toppers, packaging, and the like. Here are my favorite resources for acoutrements to jazz up your baked goods:
I have a really strange and unexplainable fascination with abandoned spaces. Abandoned shopping centers make me extremely uncomfortable and the thought of there being houses out there that no one lives in pretty much blows my mind. I saw this article here: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/05/04/photos-from-abandone-1.html
If you google abandoned Lebow clothing factory you can find all sorts of pictures of racks and racks of coats and buttons and scraps and sewing machines left behind from when it closed in the 80′s. And there are probably thousands of factories like this scattered across the country…sends chills down my spine.
A few things in my very long wishlist from www.modcloth.com, a great resource for cheap* but very unique and stylish clothing and accessories.
*Nothing in the costs more than $55 and most are significantly lower.