Happy weekend, friends! I hope everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep after all the Halloween excitement… Scroll for this week’s Sunday Seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.
The Most Luxury-Packed Daycation
Introducing the daycation. A bespoke luxury travel agency has created a series of day trips that feel like full-blown vacations. Taking off from the greater New York City area on a private flight, your day might start with a flight to the Berkshires, where youwill visit the Relais & Chateaux property Blantyre and hike the grounds among the changing colors of the leaves, then be treated to a picnic curated by French chef Daniel Boulud.
Buy the Poolside Gossip House
This mid-century beauty is on the market for $25m. Built in 1946 to the designs of Richard Neutra, this house became famous when the society photographer Slim Aarons used the house and its pool for the setting of his legendary snapshot, Poolside Gossip, which we have a copy of hanging in our powder room!
Will Holidays Ever Be the Same?
Signs of the times. First, a Reese’s machine with a Robotic Halloween Door, which allows folks to pass out treats without coming in contact with any little ghouls, goblins, or germs. And, just around the corner, Santa will visit with a Plexiglass barrier and sanitizing elves!
Set it And Forget it
If you have been reading this blog for a while you know my love for slow cooking runs deep. In fact, today I’m making my own Loaded Baked Potato soup, which I can’t wait to eat tonight! Food 52’s list of Instant Pot recipes is full of good ideas.
Vote for Doughnuts, If Nothing Else
Krispy Kreme announced that it will give visitors the iconic “I Voted” sticker, as well as a freeOriginal Glazed doughnut, in honor of Election Day on November 3 — which is coming up on Tuesday! (PS: Go Vote!)
The Wine World Has A Sexual Harassment Problem
More than 20 women have come forward to describe the culture of sexual harassment and abuse they suffered at the hands of master sommeliers and other prestigious members of the wine industry in an explosive new report by the New York Times.
Struggling Female-Run Businesses
A new study from Facebook reveals the pandemic has hit female-run businesses the hardest, which means it’s time to be proactive about buying female-run brands, supporting companies with diverse c-suites, voting for candidates who fight for gender pay equity, and asking for more money at your next performance review.
Cheers to a wonderful rest of your weekend…
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