It’s almost Father’s Day! Are you ready to shower your dad with all the wine and desserts he deserves? If you’ve procrastinated, don’t worry. I have lots of options to stuff him full of delicious things and make him feel like a million bucks.
Memorial Day is an opportunity to relax, barbeque, drink, and have fun with friends and family. And in many ways that’s exactly as it should be. We should celebrate our freedom. We are fortunate enough to have people who are willing to protect our rights and our comforts so we can go float the river, eat grilled meat, and drink wine. All I ask is that while you are enjoying yourself on Memorial Day, take a moment to raise your glass in honor of those who have died to protect us.
We have a lot of events coming up in the next two months, from Mother’s Day on May 13th to Father’s Day on June 17th to high school and college graduations throughout May and June. It can be a little overwhelming, but this month’s gift guide update is here to help you get all of your shopping done so you can kick back and enjoy these events!
If you didn’t attend the Houston Press’s Menu of Menus Extravaganza Tuesday night, you missed out on a feast! The event was held at Silver Street Studios, which is a really cool industrial space near Washington. The building is very open with plenty of room for guests to stand and eat their samples and take pictures. It created a fun, laid back vibe perfect for wandering, sampling, and spending time with friends.
If you’ve been reading the blog for long, you may have noticed that I’m a big fan of the Bluebonnet Wine Trail. If you’re just tuning in, the Bluebonnet Wine Trail is a group of 7 wineries along 45 and 290 that host events throughout the year. At each event the wineries offer two wine samples and a food pairing based on the trail theme. In February, they host the first event of the year, which is the Wine and Chocolate Trail. Yum, right? I did the trail last weekend with the boyfriend and now I’m sharing all of the delicious wines and pairings we tried. The trail is this weekend, too, so go check it out!