All in Entertaining

Playdate Wines

Playdate (noun): A date and time set by parents for children to play together.

In my opinion, playdates are not only for the kids to run around freely living their best lives while working on their social skills and development but also for the adults to mix, mingle and have “adult” conversations in a relaxed environment. (insert Billy Joel’s Piano Man line – “And forget about life for a while”). Within this relaxed (and contained) environment it’s only appropriate to add some delicious wine to the mix – am I right? This is why I’m dedicating an article fully on “Playdate” Wines! 

The list below has been carefully curated based off of specific criteria (that I made up) consisting of: simplicity, quality + fun factor. I thought it would be helpful to outline the perfect wines to bring with you in various situations you may find yourself in such as those Sunday afternoon playdates when Sunday anxiety creeps up OR when your kids are besties but you’ve never met the other moms!  This is your mid-2019 off the shelf guide to playdate wines!

Work and Wine… Can You Pair? Not Anymore…

Why now are workers hesitant to order a single glass of wine to pair with their lunch? Why is it so frowned upon to have a glass of Fume Blanc or Pinot Noir with clients at noon? Is it an etiquette thing, functionality, act of fear or is it simply that over time this concept has been placed in a time capsule where we will be forever indebted to movies and our father’s stories. It has me thinking, what would happen if I was out to lunch with colleagues and ordered a glass of wine…? (nail biter)

Holiday Tree Tutorial + Wine Pairing!

Dust off your finest crystal, stock up on hot coco, grab your favorite bottle of vino and pick-up (or cut) your holiday tree to celebrate the most festive time of the year! Easy as that, right? WRONG. The tree is my biggest challenge. Not the making the trip to my local vendor on York Avenue part but figuring out how to start decorating. I’ve literally been giving it a Charlie Brown “confused” face whilst drinking some bubbly for a week not knowing where to start. I took to instagram for holiday tree inspo and stumbled upon Holiday Workroom (our holiday savior). Here is their story + holiday wines to pair!