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
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. 😉
Keep it simple and clean.
Sexy will shine through.
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?)
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…
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.
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
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.
Do you love picnics?
Is it still warm by you?
Nice for a bike ride and a meal?
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?
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.
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