G is for Gose

Do you know Gose ? You should let me tell you why ……….

Wet N’ Wild Ultimate Brow Universal Stencil Kit

Available at Drugstore.com  for $5.99 I have had a thousand different types of stencils, eyebrow wax / powder / highlight trios and specialty tweezers in my time painting my mug. More often than not the tweezers are trash, the powders are off and the stencils are damn near meme-worthy. But then I came across this little thing…

Cruelty-Free ?

It’s more than just the bunny and probably not what you think. 2016 has been filled with a personal quest to live better and that is not limited to just eating right and doing yoga. Looking into where and by what means my beauty products and cleaning supplies are produced is forefront in my mind as…

Your Favorite Coffeemaker & Tablet Had A Wine Baby !

Earlier today I came across an article on Eater about the newest wine gadget on the scene.   image courtesy of CNBC  Meet Kuvee the wine receptacle of the future. Kuvee is a wifi enabled wine bottle complete with touchscreen and a full dossier on whichever selection you have chosen for the evening. The bottle is an opaque shell…

V is Valdiguié or The Artist Formerly Know As Napa Gamay

Valdiguié …….the name rolls off your tongue and inspires everyone around you to utter gesundheit ! It is thought to have been initially cultivated in either  1874 or 1884 and for a very long time was known in this country as Gamay , Napa Gamay or Gamay Beaujolais .Emphasis on was,because we now know that they are two totally…

Meinklang Foam : A Pét-Nat For The People

Like most 90’s babies, the term Pét-Nat has been around long enough to become engrained in the culture and is now firmly planted in our collective minds. Popularized by natural winemakers Thierry Puzzelat and Christian Chaussard the term is a shortened version of Pétillant-naturel or wine made in the ancestral method. It is popularly described…

A Serving of Santosha – A Commitment to Contentment

Wikipedia defines it as ….. Santosha (skt. संतोष saṃtoṣa, santōṣḥ) literally means “contentment, satisfaction”. It is also an ethical concept in Indian philosophy, particularly Yoga, where it is included as one of the Niyamas by Patanjali I came across this idea in my yoga practice. In a moment of stress anxiety and anger at my…