Hello, friends…I hope you have all had a great week! Here’s this Sunday’s seven in wine, food, style, design and travel:
The 10 travel photographers you will want to follow on Instagram right now. If you need a little bit of inspiration to choose your next trip or just want to live vicariously through others, these fabulous destination photos will make you drool. I promise you it is worth hitting this link for the eye candy alone!
Each season the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report is released—this highlights the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season and is a guide to the most important color trends. Since fall is right around the corner, hit the link for the colors of Fall/Winter 2018. I love those beautiful mustards and reds for the colder months!
French wineries have to use a lot of pesticide to keep their grapes healthy—which is expensive, and then also you have all the chemicals on the fruit. But French researchers recently grew four grape varieties that are genetically resistant to mildew rot, eliminating much of the need for pesticides. The researchers identified rot-resistant genes in other grapes and cross-bred them to promote the improved traits. The article goes onto say the test batches are nothing to write home about, but perhaps we’ll see improvement in this technology in years to come.
31 Recipes to make in August. This is a fun little photo roll with fresh recipes using the best of August produce, from heirloom tomatoes to berries and stone fruits. Pictured are the Giant Tomato Summer Tart and the Raw Berry Tart with Coconut Cream. I know, I’m making you hungry…
Does it get any better than the combination of travel and wine?! This quick little tour of 7 stunning wine country hotels is making me drool. Featured spots are in Douro Valley, Calistoga, Mendoza, The Mornington Peninsula, Santorini, Willamette Valley, and South Africa. I need to check one or two of these off the list!
Sangria, especially red sangria, is one of the best pitcher drinks because it’s colorful, festive and incredibly easy to throw together. Fun fact: although Spaniards and Portuguese have been drinking sangria for centuries, the brandy-spiked drink didn’t make an official appearance in the United States until 1964, at the World’s Fair in New York City. This link offers 24 recipes for sangria, from the Classic Red to Sparkling Rosé Sangria and even Mimosa Sangria (mmm!).
Hope you all have an awesome and relaxing rest of your weekend!
Stayed at Babylonstoren and it is a wonderful spot. The restaurant is amazing, the rooms are chic and comfortable, and their wine is one of the best we encountered on our visit to South Africa!
Oooh I didn’t know that! Lucky you, it sounds amazing!