The Elusive Find
What better way to celebrate National Fairy Tale Day than with something that really lets your child’s imagination run wild? The Freaky King and Queen is a whimsical story with blank pages allowing your little one to bring the tale to life with their own drawings. Brilliant!
It’s National Bubble Bath Day! And what better way to celebrate than with Barr Co.’s Bubble Elixer? Crafted with natural plant extracts, soothing botanicals and oatmeal, this elixir offers lofty bubbles and an honest clean scent. Simply perfection.
Our friend Jean-Noel has done it again! The proprietor of Napa Valley’s (and Taigan’s) VGS Chateau Potelle, Jean-Noel Fourmeaux du Sartel not only makes some of the region’s finest wines, he leads annual trips through Burgundy and Bordeaux that get the highest marks. (His guests rave about the fact that his sense of fun and curiosity are as developed as his singular nose!) But on a recent trip to Bordeaux, he sussed out more than swell wine–Jean-Noel ran across a local sculptor who makes a handful of limited edition carafes every year and he snapped up all of them on the spot. There are only 12 of this year’s carafes, called the “Roots of Life,” in existence, and each is numbered and signed. Made to hold a standard 750ml bottle of wine, they are tougher than they look and can withstand a washing in very hot water. Jean-Noel says they remind him of the deep roots his vines put down in his mountain vineyard. For the rest of us, they are astonishingly beautiful–and useful–works of art.
Restaurateur Joe Bastianich is also an award-winning winemaker (see Fetch, January 17, 2012) dedicated to showcasing the varieties of Italy’s Friuli region. A Wine for All’s Eli Hardof calls this Rosato “unique and easily drinkable” with “an unexpected weight on the palate” and “aromas of rose petals, fresh strawberries, violets, and orange peel.” Sounds like love to us. Eli recommends it as an aperitivo or with sweet and spicy cuisines. We say uncork the bottle, order in some Chinese or Thai, and spend Valentine’s at home with the one you love.
What better way to say Be Mine than with these gorgeous gift enclosure cards from The Printery at Hollyhock? Whether you are giving flowers, candy, jewelry, whatever, all your presents will be that much more heartfelt (sorry–we couldn’t resist the pun), when accompanied by a note on these pink and red hand-engraved cards.
If you’re an L.S.U. fan, you can show your colors in style at next week’s B.C.S. championship game with these Pin Wheel earrings in amethyst, smoky topaz, and rutilated quartz from Bounkit. And if you’d rather Roll Tide, we can’t think of a chicer way to root for Bama than by wearing Bounkit’s ruby and white topaz cuff on your wrist. We’re all too old for pompoms, after all. Put some REAL razzle dazzle behind your “Go Team Go!”