Hello, friends…Here’s this week’s Sunday Seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel!
Australian clothing designer Camilla Freeman-Topper spotted this home in Sydney and took on a years-long renovation that resulted in a showstopper. The home uses lots of white, marble, steel and timber tones in different layers to achieve a sense of calm and warmth. Contrary to the atmosphere of many contemporary-leaning homes, this one manages to be supremely homey, relaxed, and welcoming.
How do sommeliers get that graceful pour? Our wine columnist tapped three top sommeliers to school her in the art of serving wine with elegance. Tips on opening a bottle, decanting, and finally, even spitting with finesse.
Vessel is a $200 million art installation at New York’s Hudson Yards megadevelopment that was unveiled this past week.Vessel’s architect, Heatherwick Studio, was given no direction other than to create a “galvanizing moment”. Vessel can expect 700 visitors at once and expects a steady flow of pedestrians. You can even submit your vote for “Vessel’s” permanent name!
With Frank Gehry turning 90 in February, he began to wonder about the practicality of remaining in their longtime home Santa Monica home, and certainly couldn’t tear it down. So, he co-designed a house for this stage of his life with his son, on a prime lot on one of Santa Monica’s finest streets. It overlooks the canyon, with a view of the ocean. Peek inside at the link!
Oak and steel may be the wine world’s standard for aging, but when it comes to vinification vessels, there are other options. Today, some modern winemakers worldwide are choosing to age wines in alternative vessels, bringing unique flavor profiles to the wine. Get to know more about concrete, clay and glass, and how they can affect the taste of what’s inside.
This article will gross you out a bit! It shares where you can encounter the biggest concentrations of germs are while traveling. We’ve all heard of the TV remote in a hotel room, but go ahead and add the airplane seatbelt and tray table too that list. (They recommended traveling with PlaneAire, which I just bought after reading this!)
Is anyone as obsessed with podcasts as I am? This link shares the new conversation-starter podcasts of 2019.. There’s something for everyone, including more true crime!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing rest of your weekend! Happy St. Patty’s Day!