Make your New Years Goals a Reality not a Future Plan

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Alright, so you’re probably all thinking, your healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits will start January 1st.  Which means your next thought is how many pieces of cake can I shove in my mouth in the final few hours of 2015? Or perhaps you’ll have one more cigarette before you throw the box all away.

But one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the years is that if you can’t see yourself making the change in that moment, then you probably won’t stick with it in the future.  It’s easy to make plans and resolutions, and I do think that on some level it’s a good idea because it forces you to keep working towards bettering yourself, but don’t forget to ask yourself, why not right now?! Why don’t I end 2015 the way I want to start 2016?

Here’s to making all your dreams a reality this year! Happy New Year!

Love,

J. Molly

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Weekend Adventure Wine Touring in Napa

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This past weekend I went wine touring in Napa.  I wore my new pink dress from Tobi and although the shoulders kept falling down and it showed off my behind if I bent over even slightly, it was totally worth it.

We checked out a few different wineries.  Our first stop was Cline, which was an amazing winery.  We tried a few white wines and a few red.  I ended up buying their two of their reds, one of which was a cool climate Syrah that was peppery, smokey, and full-bodied…just how I like it!

Next stop was lunch and then tasting at Cornerstone and Keating wines.  At Keating we tried a ton of reds, took some pics, and enjoyed the sun shining on that beautiful Saturday.  Afterwards we spent some time roaming around Sonoma plaza.  We happened to stumble upon the coolest champagne tasting bar called Sigh.  Their main champagne tasting flight was amazing, and if we had more time I would have bought the second bottle we tried!  Did you hear that there was a study stating that drinking champagne can help fight against Alzheimers and Dementia?  Bring on the flutes!

There’s nothing better than a day filled with friends, wine, champagne, and sunshine.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Pairing your Wine with Fashion and Food

I’ve consulted a wine industry expert, the lovely Chelsea McCormick, wine marketer working for Victorianbourg winery in upstate New York.  Together we’ve created this list of wines that we’ve carefully matched to the perfect meal and the perfect outfit.

Merlot

Outfit pairing: Pair your merlot with a little black dress.

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Food pairing: rosemary lamb medallions, garlic mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Champagne

Outfit pairing: Refined and elegant

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Food pairing: snack on some caviar and/or popcorn if you get the munchies

Chardonnay

Outfit pairing: office-wear: pencil skirt, sleeveless turtleneck top, burgandy nails, black high heel booties.

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Food pairing: lobster and scallops in a garlic butter sauce

Rosé

Outfit pairing: summer tee dress

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Food pairing: garden salad/chef salad with raspberry vinagrette

Pinot grigio

Outfit Pairing: skinny jeans, t-shirt, understated pumps

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Food pairing: grilled halibut on top of rice noodles

Riesling

Outfit pairing: something pink  and classic like a pink dress with pearls

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Food pairing: thai food

Sauvignon Blanc

Outfit pairing: funky/daring/grunge

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Food pairing: roasted lemon chicken with breaded asparagus

Cabernet Sauvignon

Outfit pairing: sophisticated chic

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Food pairing: steak with peppercorn sauce and baked sweet potato

Pinot Noir

Outfit pairing: simple and elegant – lace or sheer top

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Food pairing: salmon on top of a bed of wild rice

Malbec

Outfit pairing: black leather moto jacket, fringe purse, black thigh high boots

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Food pairing: classic burger with avocado and sweet potato fries

Cabernet Franc

Outfit pairing: boyfriend jeans with plaid button down shirt

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Food pairing: spaghetti and meatballs

Thank you to Chelsea for all the wine pairings advice!

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To keep up on all the latest wine trends and events check out their Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/VictorianbourgWineEstate?fref=ts

Love,

J. Molly