Wine & Dine : Rocky Mountain Cabernet & a Hottub

Rocky Mountain Cabernet : Wine & Dine : Design Wine Sunshine

I have a confession to make.
Even though I live in sunny, extraordinary, gorgeous Colorado, I have yet to embrace winter.
I have made this winter my happiest yet (much due to my awesome keep-me-warm beau & this killer winter-tough Cocoon Jacket from Nau – above), but I still wish it could be summer… forever. Whenever Blaise & friends want to get their snowboarding on, my thoughts always drift to this image of three friends gazing over the Rockies while perfectly warm in a bikini, soaking in a hottub. That’s another idea of my kind of paradise. To paint the picture … I’d be joyfully sipping this Rocky Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. { I recently received it as a gift and OH MY GOODNESS – phenomenal! } Such rich, bold flavors of blueberry and mocha; fruity yet sultry – I am so in love. Plus, this label is part of Wines for a Cause. For every bottle purchased, this amazing organization will donate $2 to the National Parks Foundation. How could it get better than that? Good karma in a bottle of full-bodied red with an appreciation of the outdoors? Sign me up. With this Cabernet, I’d whip up a vegan version of Fettuccine with Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce, then toss on a festive two-piece and hop right in. Perhaps with a good book, perhaps some chill meditation, whatever calls to me. That’s what the Rockies are all about. They’re my zen masters – the wise mountains & my 10 year old Labrador, of course. Where do you find your zen?
Cheers! Court

Hottub image found here »
PS – Want an inspiring mountain cabin fix to go along with all this Rocky Mountain talk? Check out today’s feature from Domaine on Decorating Ideas for a Chic Ski Home »

happy emerald 2013!

it’s easy being emerald! one of my favorite moments of January is when Pantone reveals its color of the year. 2013 is emerald, and i must admit, i’ve never loved it more < crazy how Pantone can do that to a designer > ! here are a few things from etsy and around my fave shops to celebrate the color of the year, with a funky style i love. enjoy!

Design, Wine, Sunshine | Happy Emerald 2013

1. emerald by Iris Lehnhardt on Society 6
2. Jigsaw & Wavyy Hats by all knitwear on Of A Kind
3. SWWWWOOOOOON! i LOVE this Ostrich Pico by Ross Menuez on Areaware
4. Emerald Green Necklace by laurenblythedesigns
5. Pantone 2013 Emerald Green ‘She Dreams in Perfect French’ print poster by AmandaCatherineDes
6. Green Forest Tea Towel by Leif
7. Pantone’s iPhone Case
8. Pearl Wine Glass from Uncommon Goods
9. Vintage Emerald Green Square Studs by MASHUGANA
10. Pantone’s Chip Thumb Drive
11. The Sims Inspired Emerald Green Plush PlumBob by RedPandaGifts