When we were away for a few days for our anniversary, we found ourselves wanting to celebrate with some elegant drinks (that means beer) but without a bottle opener. A trip to Whole Foods got us the Bottle Bunny. Oh, we could have spent less on a run-of-the-mill portable opener, but we couldn’t resist this wall-mounted beauty (or is that “beast”?). Now he’s lending a touch of whimsy and horror to our deck. Perfect for relaxing outside…I think! Score yours at Newbury Comics for $20. –Mary T.
When Mary T. tipped me off to a site that sells a Polaroid candle, I knew I had found a new favorite web destination in Urbancase.com. Scouring the site, I fell hard for the Melli Compact Lounge. The slim, wall-mounted bar has room enough room for your favorite bottles, and comes complete with tools for all your bartending needs. I’m not sure if it’s available for purchase just yet, but I’ve definitely got my eye on it. –Erica P.
I’m not sure if it’s my current mood (or my twisted view of what’s funny), but these Manneken Pis Drinking Glasses at Cool Material had me laughing out loud. I don’t think I’d buy a set for everyday use, but I would love to give one as a gag gift. I get my sense of humor from my dad, so maybe he’ll get one of these for Father’s Day. –Erica P.
Baking bread has always seemed like something so unbearably difficult that I imagined only the Amish and housewives from Connecticut with plenty of free time still did it (Martha Stewart, I’m looking at you). Of course, that was mostly jealousy talking. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make bread from scratch but nothing uprooted me from novice attitude until I came across Betty Crocker’s adorable recipe for Turtle Bread. Not only was it much easier to make than I had built up in my head, it turned out to be delicious! –Katie D. Click for the recipe! (more…)
I like to drink wine on occasion, but I find myself easily intimidated at the wine shop. With so many bottles and a limited wine vocabulary, I never really know what to get. I find it’s best if I walk in with a bottle in mind (recommendations from friends and family), but that only works if they carry that kind. When I’m left to my own devices, I pick a category (usually a riesling or sauvignon blanc) and then base my choice on the bottle design. This peek at the cork of the Andre Balazs Sunset Beach Rose makes me want to pick up a bottle. I have no idea what the wine will taste like, but the images (rumored to be his daughters) on the cork are a selling point. I ‘d happily keep that cork and use it as part of a vignette in my apartment. Has anyone tried it? — Erica P.
Image via NOTCOT