Hello, friends…I hope you have all had a great week! Here’s this Sunday’s seven in wine, food, style, design and travel:
First things first, y’all, we NEED a white wine emoji! Kendall Jackson has filed a submission for a white wine emoji and is drumming up online support around it. And just to make the point—with emojis, we have every shade of skin on the thumbs up emoji, but what about all the colors that could be in a wine glass? Learn more here and join the wine cause!
PS: This is also pretty genius from a marketing campaign standpoint, too. No one was talking about Kendall Jackson last month!
One of my readers, Kim (shout out!), sent me this Departures guide to new and noteworthy places in Napa Valley—they recommended Ashes & Diamonds Winery and Tank Winery (pictured), a couple of the places mentioned in my post on our recent trip to Napa. You’ll also see Calistoga Motor Lodge, which is one of the places we considered staying for our girls’ trip. CML would be a great option for those of you wanting to stay in the area but not break the bank.
I know it’s still unbearably hot outside, but I am always over the heat and itching for fall clothes by now. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale, since it offers new fall clothes, always kicks off the fall shopping bug for me. Check out this list of fall’s most in-demand shoes. I need these slouch boots in my life!
I’m sure many of you are crazy for La Croix! I’m a Pamplemoose fan myself. Here’s an interesting quick read on what goes into the “natural flavors” in a La Croix. Don’t worry, you’ll still feel fine about drinking it!
Urbanites, this one is for you! I’m not a camping fan, but glamping is a bit of a different story…especially if you consider some of these sites in this guide to glamping. Pictured is Nomade Tulum, and I’m also loving The Resort at Paws Up, which I have looked into before—the tents there feature just about every comfort you could want, from hardwood floors, en suite bath, air conditioning and heat, to internet, cell service, and a camping butler—that’s my kind of glamping! 😉
Well, who would have thought you could revolutionize plain old water! This read is all about gel water—they think that adding gel water to plain water during exercise or anytime your body is parched may be the best way to hydrate. Because plain water has a low osmolality, it doesn’t get into the body effectively through the small intestines, where 95 percent of water absorption takes place. Plant and other sources of water, which is where gel water is found, often contain some glucose or sodium, so your body can easily soak them up. I’ll be honest, I just kept wondering if this would help make a hangover better?!
Get ready for some major house envy! This house is built in the side of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. They recently renovated it from a dated Spanish Colonial Revival style to a stunning modern mountain house. I love the materials, color palette, and overall style—it’s just gorgeous! The architecture works with the irregular landscape and the house features a layout that embraces indoor/outdoor living with a focus on the stellar views. Check out the before:
Hope you all have an awesome and relaxing rest of your weekend!
I love the Tank Winery shout out 🙂 That house in AZ is beyond!! xx
Agree – obsessed with that house in AZ! Thought you’d like the Tank shoutout, too! xo
The info on gel water makes me think of aloe drinks (which the article you link to mentions). I swear by them for long days on the tradeshow floor. They have small bits of actual aloe plant in them, which acts like the gel noted in the gel water.
Oooh, thanks for the tip! I had not heard of the aloe drinks until the article, but I need to try now after the double-endorsement! Thanks Julie!