Happy Sunday! Here’s my latest roundup in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.
This Hawaiian home is simply, paradise. The home was designed as a series of pavilions, reachable by walking under the protection of their cantilevered roofs. Each pavilion is a seamlessly flexible indoor-outdoor space. Tour the home at the link.
Over 400,000 men and women were surveyed about their eating habits over a 15-year span. Results showed that eating protein from plant-based foods, including pasta and bread, has been linked to a lower risk of dying. COUNT ME IN!
Cameron Diaz and her business partner Katherine Power were not happy with the lack of readily available organic wines on the market, so they made their own. Avaline wines are clean, vegan-friendly, made with organic grapes, and free of unnecessary add-ins — with a label that prominently displays the ingredients. Looking forward to trying this one.
Everyone needs ideas to brighten our living spaces right now! If you’re like me, you could stand to brush up on the names of the indoor plants that you always gravitate to. Learn about 17 of the best indoor trees and tropical plants that will thrive inside.
Black-owned winemakers make some excellent rosé – the ultimate drink of summer. The list of rosés at the link are your ticket to enjoy some of the best Black-owned wineries around the world. Support these businesses reading their stories, plan a trip to visit their tasting room, or purchasing a bottle online.
For years, the design trend in LA’s foodie scene has been a Scandinavian-inflected California cool — blond woods, white walls, minimalist furnishings, lots of natural light. Recently, however, a new crop of bars and restaurants has been going against the modernist tide and embracing dramatic opulence — stacked chandeliers, glossy finishes, and gilded Art Deco detailing. More at the link.
Warning — you may experience major travel envy checking out Travel + Leisure’s list of top 100 hotels in the world. I went down a rabbit hole for a couple of hours adding several of these to my travel goals post-pandemic. Near the top of their list, Secret Bay in Dominica and Canaves Oia Epitome in Santorini were also at the top of my list. And for now, a girl can dream!
Cheers to a wonderful rest of your weekend!