HOLIDAY WINE ROUNDUP 🍷As we hurtle into party season, we created this li'l roundup of 10 #holiday wines, each made in small lots (less than 500 cases) by dedicated #ladiesinwine. These are not your usual suspects--check 'em out! < 🔗 in profile >
Of more than 9,700 wineries in the United States, approximately 7,800 are categorized as “very small” (1,000 to 4,999 cases) or “limited production” (< 1,000 cases).* Most of the industry, then, is comprised of very small businesses. So while yesterday was #SmallBusinessSaturday, we at @wowsonoma celebrate the beauty of small endeavors every day.
Cheers, everybody 🍷✨
Thanks to the people who put playgrounds next to art galleries. Journeyed home from holiday via @museesoulages and @louvreslens Very different places/spaces, both fascinating. Loved the chronological curation of the Galerie du temps at the Louvre. #holidayroundup#backatwork
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My Holiday Reads (so far...)
A selection of some of the books I read on my beach holiday 🏖. This year I was in the mood for a few thrillers/easy reads. *
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
A well written thriller highly recommended on some lists. First in the Tracy Crosswhite series, I probably won't read any others. It's a good story, lots of precise detail which I found a bit tedious at times. It felt, a bit like reading a script from a good police drama. Mostly kept me guessing, but I found some of the characters a bit predictable. *
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
My first book by this author. Very bloody and lots of (repeated) detail about the gory crime through the book made me feel a bit squeamish. It's an intense story about a family devastated by an horrendous crime, more details of which emerge through the story. It kept me interested until the end. I found the mother's nickname annoying (Gamma), but liked the other characters. A good holiday read. *
The party by Elizabeth Day
This is more of a literary thriller, very British. It's about obsession which starts at school and carries on into adulthood with horrible consequences. It builds slowly and steadily and is also about class in Britain and the political establishment. It offers insights into the upper/political classes which most of us never get to see. The main character is interesting and creepy, but I ultimately pitied him. I recommend. *
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
I had high hopes for this coming of age story about a boy with an unusual characteristic. I was thinking along the lines of John Irving but...it was disappointing. Well written, slick even, but too neat and I got irritated towards the end because the story just didn't ring true for me.
For all those on the hunt for the most memorable gifts before the clock runs out—Interior Designer extraordinaire @laurenabalkandesigns rounded-up a selection of hip gifts for the holiday season. Scroll through for a peek at her must-have list. (Link in profile to shop).
Its time for pottery sales in Athens this weekendCome visit all of us!
I will be selling at my house, 190 Cohen St, with @sp3c__ and @zuzkavaclavik THIS SATURDAY from 9-4
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Looking for a way for your dollars to make a lasting impact this year? Give gifts that give back! Here are a few of our holiday roundups to get you started:
1. OneHope Red Wine Gift Box @onehope
2. Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. @groundsandhounds
3. Parks Project Park Lover Beanie @parksproject
4. Conscious Step Sock Collection @consciousstep
5. Aimée Wilder Piña Pintada Wallcovering @aimeewilder
6. Songa Designs Arabella Choker @songadesigns
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So can I officially start saying, “Merry Christmas” now?! My Cyber Monday blog post is L I V E! 50% off this tee, perfect for all those holiday parties AND 20% off my velvet pants! 🎄❤️👏🏻// Shop it all at the link in my profile or sipsandstripes.com 😘