Hello, friends…I hope you have all had a great week! Here’s this Sunday’s seven in wine, food, style, design and travel:
An article interviewing several European winemakers on why you shouldn’t judge a rosé by it’s color. Lighter rosés in the Provence style are definitely in fashion for people in many parts of the world right now—some automatically assume those are less sweet (which can many times be true although isn’t always necessarily), and others assume they are better quality (which isn’t true). And don’t dismiss the darker rosés too soon—often, the darker wines are perfect with richer dishes, where a light- or medium-bodied red would usually go. And on that note, here are 30 to drink this summer— in all different shades of pink!
For those of you that fly a lot, perhaps with anxiety, here is everything you’ve wanted to know about flying, answered. From why you have to switch your phone to airplane mode, to all your burning questions about the airplane’s toilet (eww!).
I will admit I never feel I’m going a fantastic job of mincing garlic and it seems to be an annoying step you can’t get around in cooking. Hugh Acheson, Canadian-born chef and restaurateur who owns four restaurants in Georgia, and serves as a judge on Top Chef, offers up the best approach for mincing garlic. He says he cuts garlic like he cuts onions, scoring first, then cutting. He also immediately sprinkles the minced clove with salt— the salt helps to bind the garlic, turning it pulpy as it cooks. Lastly he smashes everything down with his knife. Hit the article for more detail.
Maybe Carrie Bradshaw was onto something after all? The average American household contains 300,000 personal items in approximately 930 square feet. According to a recent survey by MakeSpace, people have been getting extra creative when it comes to storage solutions. A whopping 15.4% of survey respondents admitted to using the inside of kitchen appliances like stoves and microwaves for storage!! An equally surprising 18.5% admitted to storing their things under the kitchen or dining room table. And last but not least, one of the most shocking findings is that nearly 50% of those surveyed said they would give up sex for six months if it meant they could get more closet space. So, there you go. I thought now might be a good time to also share this article I recently read about secrets of people who live without clutter 😉
Take a pretty little tour Inside Instagram’s brand-new super-cool NYC headquarters, which has a gelato station with fruity beverages, a stocked kitchen AND a stocked bar, and of course, sooo many backdrops for capturing the perfect Instagram photo. My favorite though, is the mid-mod library—a quieter but beautiful space.
The longest lunar eclipse of the century is happening in July. But, if you’re based in North America, you’ll have to travel to see the blood moon on July 27, which will last 1 hour and 43 minutes. A total lunar eclipse occurs when a full moon enters the Earth’s shadow. While some of the sun’s light can still reach the moon even when the Earth is directly between the two, our planet’s atmosphere filters out the blue light making the moon take on that deep red or rusty brown color, which is why a total lunar eclipse is also known as a “blood moon.” (so pretty!) Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses can be observed safely with the naked eye. No part of the eclipse will be visible in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, but this article gives you suggestions of where to go and answers more questions.
Hope you all have an awesome and relaxing rest of your weekend!