In Drink on April 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm
This week’s budget wine tip comes from an unexpected source: an opera fanatic friend of my parents, who is also the father-in-law of the VP of one of Napa Valley’s premier wineries. A man of discerning taste! Said friend picked up a bottle of the 2007 Trinchero Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc to use for cooking clams. But then, as he was cooking, he sampled a glass. And guess what? It was magical. Citrusy, with tropical fruit and perfectly refreshing. And it cost $6 at his local wine shop!
In Fashion on April 20, 2009 at 8:24 am
If you missed Booth Moore’s story about TOMS shoe founder, Blake Mycoskie, in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, click here. My [awesome] acupuncturist has long been a fan of these slip-on canvas shoes with rope soles, purchasing hers at Uncle Jer’s in Silver Lake. They’re also available at American Rag. Recently I dove in and got a pair of University Navy Rope Sole TOMS. After all, these are shoes with a conscience: for every pair you purchase, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to children in need as part of their ONE FOR ONE mantra. Check out these TOMS on tiny people in need, below. I love this company!
Update 4/21/09: If you are looking for TOMS in your area, click HERE for a list of retailers.