Hello, friends…I hope you have all had a great week! Here’s this Sunday’s seven in wine, food, style, design and travel:
In the village of Sasbachwalden in Germany, people are invited to not only come to taste the wine, but to sleep in the giant barrels they were once made in. At Schlafen im Weinfass, guests can choose from five different barrels to spend an evening in. Each one comes with a comfortable bed, a fully functional bathroom, and a small rock garden patio to greet you at the door—and a view overlooking the Rhine. You guys know I’d be all in on this but they admittedly look a tiny bit claustrophobic to me.
A set of free travel apps to download before your next trip. From a tool that helps you pack to a portable currency converter, mobile apps can be incredibly helpful and can reduce stress from your travels. I use two of these already but plan to check out the rest — I’m all-in for any kind of extra efficiency!
Recent studies show females at top firms are still paid less than male peers and promoted less often (grrrr!), yet women now make up nearly half the graduates of architecture school, and they continue pushing forward to shape the built environment. This is a spotlight on a handful of the female architectural talents in the Bay Area who are making their mark on the city’s skyline. I’m also linking separately to a closer look at the Shapeshifter House shown above, because it is so damn cool!
6 overlooked but superb French wine regions worth exploring. Raise a glass to France’s underrated alternatives covered here — Limoux, Alsace, Beaujolais, Corsica, Pays Nantais, and Cahors. Reading this made me want to get on a plane and go wine-tasting immediately!
If you are a fan of architecture, you know Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Now visitors will have a new place in which to explore the city’s soaring structures and storied buildings as the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) just opened. My favorite part is a feature called Building Tall, which houses giant scale models of some of the world’s key skyscrapers, including the world’s tallest building in Saudi Arabia.
As you have probably noticed from the state of your inbox, everything is on sale this weekend! I pulled a couple of roundups of sale links together—these list out everywhere great deals can be found on everything from clothing to home appliances to mattresses!
Last but not least, 16 low-labor recipes for Labor Day weekend. Celebrate Labor Day by kicking back, lounging on the porch, in the park, or by the beach—but for all of you cooking and grilling out, these recipes really are a delicious and simple way to bring food to the table!
Hope you all have an awesome and relaxing rest of your long weekend! We are enjoying the beach with friends to soak in the remaining days of summer…