Monthly Archives: May 2016

What’s in My French Girl Bag

May 24, 2016

What's in My French Girl Bag |

Just like a good a French Girl, the stuff I keep in my bag is practical yet stylish. A leather wallet with no logo, wear-everywhere sunglasses, some chapstick, travel-sized perfume in a signature scent, and a few other essentials in black, bien sûr.

Clockwise from top left: Keys with Black Tassel Keychain, Muji Pen, J.Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Black, Moleskin NotebookBlack Leather Wallet, Reed Krakoff Atlantique Bag in Black, Burt’s Bee Chapstick in Honey, Daisy Rollerball Perfume, iPhone with Metallic Case

Wine Review: Underwood Pinot Noir in a Can

May 17, 2016

Wine Review: Underwood Pinot Noir in a Can |

Wine: Underwood Pinot Noir in a Can
Region: Oregon
Retailer: Silverlake Wine via Union Wine Company
Price: $6.99 per can*

Like most people, I drank a lot of beer in college with friends. We drank it in cans, we drank it in red cups, and, most importantly, we drank it often.

That’s probably why there is a certain novelty in drinking wine from a can. It makes you yearn for the days you “studied” at the beach and danced reggae until four in the morning. You may even get nostalgic for a frat party or two.

At first sip, this wine has a lot of bite for a pinot noir. You get hit with a spicy, cola flavor that eventually mellows out into a chocolate-like, cherry taste (kind of like a cherry cordial).** It’s pretty easy to drink, but that’s probably because the wine comes from a can and it’s so easy to sip from one of these things.

The taste may not blow your mind, but in frat boy terms this pinot noir is “solid bro.” And really, the best part about this wine is that you can drink it anywhere. It’s perfect for your next picnic, camping trip, BBQ, or wherever a tote-able beverage is a plus. So pull back that tab, get your cheers on, and enjoy!

* Each can contains 375 milliliters of wine, which is just half of what you typically find in a bottle.

** You may be wondering if it tastes like the can. I’m happy to report that there is no metallic taste at all. Praise modern science!

French Connections

May 3, 2016

French Connections |

This past weekend I went to a bachelorette party, something that is very different in your 30s than your 20s. For example, no one bats an eye when the bride announces she wants to go home early (because we’re all tired anyways) and the vodka goes untouched (but all the wine is gone). Though, some things never change and, ultimately, I got to spend the weekend chatting and laughing with some of my oldest gal pals. Heart you girls!

• Starting my mornings with this French jazz show makes me feel instantly cooler.
Surprisingly good tips about dressing like a French girl.
• Get to know the other side of Burgundy wine (aka white grapes, not red ones).
An old French apartment gets a light, modern facelift.
• Chloé, a French girl and a friend, will inspire you to live a simpler, greener, and happier life.
A fantastic way to approach how you pair wine with food.
• Just copy and paste me into her life, s’il vous plait et merci.
French folks try American champagne and live to tell the tale.
• The Great Trench Coat Search has finally ended up with this perfection.