Something of Use: Silicone Wine Glasses

Naomi Campbell with 1993 Mick and Bono (the dogs), Jean Pigozzi

When dievca lived in Europe she stopped to see friends who were packing to move to Switzerland.  The wife, who was Irish, offered dievca a glass of wine and was about to pour it into a plastic cup – they were packing to move. The husband, who was French, went meltdown and dug through the kitchen boxes to find the proper wine glasses. Ever since then, dievca has tried to offer the proper glass for a specific drink type. she won’t drink out of the can. But, on the other hand, she has broken beer and wine glasses on the rooftop. It is a mess.

Having a wine outside by the pool or on the rooftop may be the Highlight of this COVID-19 Summer.
Meeting friends for a 2-meter spacing dinner in a park calls for easy to carry, easy to eat food and accouterments.
Breaking a wine glass and having to clean it up – would just add to the 6 feet spacing stress.

dievca found some silicone wine glasses at Walmart.com, $11.99 for four. she bought Master a set, too.

Unbreakable Outdoor Rubber Wine Cups: 14 oz, Clear Silicone. 100% Dishwasher Safe, Shatterproof, can for easy carrying or storage. Solid grip, stable on the table. Replaces the one-use plastic.

she does wonder what Marius would say about the silicone….


Party on! Safely. XO


What is helping EVERYONE get through…

Click photo to purchase

dievca’s good friend in Europe has found a similar solution as to how many New Yorkers are getting through ‘social distancing”…
Looks like her friend has found a really good bottle of wine. 😉

XO


After work — for your Sir/Madam


Keep it simple and clean.
Sexy will shine through.


she works Hard for the $


It was a long, arduous Saturday.
Please refer back to Saturday’s post
for where dievca’s mind has stopped.
(Does anyone have wine and all-ready-made chocolate cake for dievca?)


What a great Sister-In-Law!

When someone in the Family just gets it…


dievca was grateful, really grateful~

And that watermelon? That is the way everyone is getting dievca’s Dad to have enough water intake since he insisted upon removing his feeding tube.
Well, he’s not dead, yet!
Umm, Dad might not make it to 88 if he keeps following dievca around the house telling her how to do things…


Umm- was this a Bordello?

It started with a lovely seafood lunch, topped off with a chocolate mousse.
The walk up the hill offered a chance for some views:

And some shopping:

Some of which was in a Bordello:

Actually, it was a very stately house that was a single family home (palace) for many years until the family couldn’t afford the upkeep.  Part of the house was used as a movie set for two years – a French film for which the set designers created the nudes in the entry way and double stair case. Of course, dievca had to ask if it was a house ill-repute.

Embaixada – Concept Store

And a final walk through a park with ancient trees, Magnolia and other:

And a final beer for the way home:

Photos: dievca, Lisbon Portugal 08/2019

On the go – flight to relaxation. Have a good Saturday!

Everybody else is going green, so we will too- Bring us a bottle of vinho verde.”

 


Wine/half a ham sandwich + internet shopping = danger

dievca escaped.

Barely.

We will talk about wine and internet shopping in more detail, later…

photo: dievca 03/2019 NYC

It was a long two days and dievca went up to the roof top to enjoy the warmer temperatures (64 F/ 18 C) after work with a bottle of wine – Lemon Hill Viognier. dievca thinks Master gave it to her – not bad.  The wind of the rooftop swept away some of the heat, so she meandered back to the apartment to finish the 2nd half of a ham sandwich.

This was not a heavy base for the wine she was drinking…

dievca has been spring cleaning, heavily and you know that she has cleared out the closets.  As a part of that process, she has thought about adding bits and pieces to her home decor.

she has a cozy Ugg Duffield throw blanket someone gave her as a gift, but maybe she needs (ok, wants) a more colorful update for summer. she doesn’t have cloth napkins in her current home color scheme. What about a pouf to sit on?

And the wine took over…

As a fan of Missoni, dievca became sucked in on Yoox, Farfetched, RueLala, Matches Fashion, eBay, Neiman Marcus searching for Home Good from the brand.  she was contemplating spending $800 at Rue LaLa for a robe, blanket and a pillow or $1000 at Yoox for a blanket, napkins, and a pouf.

she did a Google search and escaped the madness with just a tablecloth and napkins – on sale for $110, including shipping from Europe. And they are quirky enough to make her happy for Spring without breaking the bank.

Missoni Home Collection Eva Napkins Cotton

This choice was made after a couple of glasses of water.
Saved…

dievca does have a Missoni robe and a couple of Missoni throws in her eBay cart. Maybe they will make more sense in the morning.

So…..have you had a bit too much to drink and bought something on the internet?
Apparently, it’s a thing~😘


And she was~

Floating Girl by Jonathan Robrecht

A most beautiful friend died yesterday.
I got to see her, say “I love you” and hold her hand before she moved on.
I’m hoping that she was able to float out on the next plane, blissing out, losing her pain.

“I used to know a blissed-out hippie-chick in Baltimore,” recalled Byrne in the liner notes of Once in a Lifetime: The Best of Talking Heads. “She once told me that she used to do acid (the drug, not music) and lay down on the field by the Yoo-hoo chocolate soda factory. Flying out of her body, etc etc. It seemed like such a tacky kind of transcendence… but it was real! A new kind of religion being born out of heaps of rusted cars and fast food joints. And this girl was flying above it all, but in it too.”

Then as I thought about it more — I think that my friend would prefer to leave you with this:

Me? I’m firmly on the ground.


Crying into my excellent wine~

I’m a softy.  As a former Athlete, (yeah, yeah, yeah – elite athlete….What is that? Someone who represented their country in the top-tier.) ~Whatever.  My body doesn’t work as elegantly, now.

Anywhoo…
as dievca has a glass of Master’s wine in her hand…umm, a little tipsy.

As a former Athlete, I appreciate and treasure the life’s lessons and experiences which athletics can give a child, young adult, and adult.  These lessons are beyond the athletic skills, they are social awareness lessons, reality lessons, health lessons and love lessons. And those lessons or gifts may come from the most unexpected places.

I remember learning, at 7 years old, that you don’t know who is sitting around you, so if you don’t have anything nice to say about another athlete – don’t say anything at all.

Then being offered a piece of the new-fangled Bubblicious bubble gum.

The advice stuck. So did the bubblegum.

The reason I was crying was this E:60 story.  I love Men, I love teenagers – all their angst, I love boys, I love children — anything that makes a child’s Life better is gold. Add something athletic? Golden.

(note this a long clip, 24 min – sorry.)

It reminds me to tell the kids I run into that I love them.  Have you told the kids in your Life that you love them? Do it. And those teenagers? They are still kids, they need you. Be there.

PS. For those USA Sports Nuts — my team got dropped in the Sweet 16, but my second choice has made it through to the final four. March Madness is always a bit of fun.

Damn. This wine is going down way too easily. Whew!


On the Go~

Do you love picnics?
Is it still warm by you?
Nice for a bike ride and a meal?
Travel wine?

Originally spotted in a Scandinavian Liquor Store while sourcing a local liquor as a gift. The first offering’s name is stellar!:

Then found in a local NYC sandwich shop (‘wichCraft):

dievca loves picnics and is intrigued by the convenience of a canned wine. But she’s leery to waste her money and taste buds on bad wine.

Has anyone given them a try?

Winemag.com / Photo by Meg Baggott


As promised: the Wine Labels

Sloshed Sisters Etsy Wine Labels Size

dievca said she found some Retro Wine Labels for you all to buy.  The store on Etsy is called Sloshed Sisters and they offer all different kinds of Beer and Wine labels.
The labels dievca is interested in are called Hostess Labels.Sloshed Sisters Etsy Wine Labels 3 Sloshed Sisters Etsy Wine Labels 2 Sloshed Sisters Etsy Wine Labels


If Wine Bottles could speak…

Wine Labels Header
Sometimes you need the wine to speak to you/for you
and if the bottle could do it…
all the better.
(click on one photo to get into the gallery to see all the bottles)

Master is the wine connoisseur and dievca loves His selections. she would just like to add an appropriately fun label to the bottle after Master opens the wine.

Can you imagine your Sir/Madame’s face when offering His/Her glass after pouring from the relabeled bottle?

No, you cannot buy these labels,
but dievca found some cool ones on Etsy.

she will be sharing them is a future post.
Thank you to Tasting Table, Refinery 29 and vinepair.com