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Patio Season’s Arrived, Our Top 8 Wines For Summer

May 27, 2015

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The tables have been set, flowers planted, umbrellas opened, and the twinkle lights are in full effect.  Yes my friends, it is officially patio season here in Atlanta.  And with a new season of al fresco dining in full swing, it’s also time to talk summer sips.  And it’s no secret that we’re big wine lovers here at WOM ,so what better way to usher in our favorite time of year than by sharing the top eight wines for summer we’ll be sipping on all season long?  Tell us, do you have a go-to summer time wine?  Truly, MKR

No. One: Round Pond Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.  This has been my go-to summer wine for the past four years.  It’s beautifully balanced rich acidic and fruit forward notes never disappoint in satisfying on a warm, sunny day.  

No. Two:  Whispering Angel.  I was introduced to this easy drinking Rose on a recent trip to Turks and Caicos and was immediately smitten.  Not only does it have the most gorgeous pink coloring, but its light, and easy to drink with light notes of strawberry and berries, making it a fast favorite.

No. Three: Miraval Rose.  I won’t lie in saying when I first spied this Rose it was because of the gorgeous bottle and simple packaging.  So I was pleasantly surprised when the wine was just as good as the bottle it was poured from.

No. Four:  Sancerre Anything.  Situated on the left bank of the Loire at the eastern edge of the Loire Valley Sancerre’s vineyards cover a series of hillsides dominated by the “Piton” or peak of Sancerre.  Most well known for their Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre is easy to drink, easy to find, and if it’s on the menu I’ll usually choose it over any other wine.

No. Five:  Blackbird Arriviste.  The pinkest of all the roses, Arriviste is a blend of Cab Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot making it the richest, and most complex of the roses.  So much so that I find myself drinking it in cold and warm weather.

No. Six:  Skipstone Viognier.  A small, organic winery, Skipstone was introduced on my last visit to Napa by our friends at Maisonry.  With an intense aroma and hints of pineapple and even mango that linger, make it crisp and almost mouthwatering.  While it’s harder to find locally, this wine is one that’s worth the expedited cost of shipping. 

No. Seven:  Darioush Viognier.  Years ago ,Darioush Viognier was the first Viognier I had ever tasted, and since then, I’ve become a big fan of this rich, yet exotic, acidic wine.  With exotic fruits balanced by notes of jasmine, this Viognier will become a fast favorite.

No. Eight:  Orison Pipa.  A very small batch winery the ORISON wine project was started in 2012 by Daniel and Filipa Orrison (great friends of WOM) with the help of winemaker Ricardo Carvalho, and embodies the desire to bring the beauty and spirit of Portugal to the United States through wine.  Pipa, accomplishes that with a crisp, refreshing, easy to drink wine you’ll enjoy many a warm weather night ahead.

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9 Things On Our Radar for June

May 26, 2015

June is shaping up to be quite the month for the WOM team.  We’re looking forward to our road trip exploring the great state of South Carolina in collaboration with our friends at Garden & Gun Magazine and Travel South USA, we can’t stop talking about this pretty amazing organic beauty line, we’re obsessing over the first peonies gracing our coffee tables, and we’re devouring this helpful article on becoming an expert. Click through the slideshow above to read more about the nine things on our radar for June.  What’s on your radar?  Cheers, Kat

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THE ROAD TRIP

THE ROAD TRIP

WE'RE PLANNING AN AWESOME 4-DAY ROAD TRIP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT GARDEN & GUN MAGAZINE, AND WE SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT. BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALONG ON OUR ADVENTURES AND WE'D LOVE ANY SONG RECS!

VIA PINTEREST
THE FANNY PACK

THE FANNY PACK

SO I WAS A LITTLE RELUCTANT ABOUT THIS TREND. BUT SEEING THIS INSPO, ALONG WITH MKR'S LEOPARD RENDITION...WELL I JUST MAY HAVE CONVERTED.

VIA WHO WHAT WEAR
CHOOSING TO THRIVE

CHOOSING TO THRIVE

WE'RE DRINKING THE KOOL-AID FOR THRIVE, AN ONLINE MARKETPLACE WHERE THE COST OF COCONUT OIL JUST CANNOT BE BEAT (AND MORE IMPORTANTLY YOU CAN SHOP BY YOUR VALUES - GF, VEGAN, RAW, ETC.) AND WITH A BLOG COVERING ALL THINGS BEAUTY, FOOD, HEALTH, LIVING AND WELL-BEING, WE'RE HEADING OVER TO THE SITE ON THE REG.

VIA INSTAGRAM
ONE LOVE ORGANICS

ONE LOVE ORGANICS

MEET THE MVP OF OUR BEAUTY ROUTINE. IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO SUM UP HOW AMAZING THIS SKIN SAVIOR IS BY ONE LOVE ORGANICS. THEY WERE RIGHT WHEN THEY NAMED IT A "MULTI-TASKING WONDER BALM."

VIA INSTAGRAM
MKR + TENNIS

MKR + TENNIS

MKR'S GOT BIG PLANS TO GET ON THE COURT THIS MONTH, AND I'M PUTTING MY MONEY ON HER REDEFINING SPORTY CHIC WHILE SHE'S AT IT.

VIA PINTEREST
BE AN EXPERT

BE AN EXPERT

THIS IS A TOPIC WE FIND OURSELVES THINKING ABOUT OFTEN, SINCE WE AGREE THAT IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISH YOUR OWN LITTLE NICHE IN THIS ONLINE WORLD (AND EVEN LEARN WHEN TO SAY NO). WE'VE PASSED AROUND THIS GREAT ARTICLE BY LEVO LEAGUE, AND AGREE THAT IT CAN BE A HELPFUL READ FOR EXPERTS OF ALL LEVELS.

VIA LEVO LEAGUE
ALL THE PEONIES

ALL THE PEONIES

WE'VE WAITED AND WE'VE WAITED. IT'S FINALLY PEONY SEASON AND YOU BET WE'LL BE SNATCHING THEM UP WHEREVER WE CAN. OUR FRIENDS AT ONE KINGS LANE ALSO SHARE SOME TIPS ON KEEPING THEM AROUND LONGER, SO TAKE NOTES (I KILL JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING, SO I SURE AM).

VIA SARAH TUCKER
KAT + YOGA

KAT + YOGA

I TOOK A LITTLE HIATUS FROM MY BELOVED HOT YOGA STUDIO WHEN TRAINING FOR MY FIRST HALF MARATHON. BUT I'VE MISSED THE HEAT, AND GETTING BACK IN THERE IN FULL FORCE THIS MONTH.

VIA MIND BODY GREEN
SEEING PAPER TOWNS

SEEING PAPER TOWNS

WE'D BE LYING IF WE SAID WE DIDN'T LOVE US AN ANGSTY MOVIE EVERY NOW AND THEN. SO WHEN WE SAW THE TRAILER FOR PAPER TOWNS, WE KNEW A GIRLS' TRIP TO THE CINEMA WAS IN ORDER.

VIA PAPER TOWNS

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Happy Memorial Day from the WOM Team

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

The entire WOM team hopes you all have a wonderful Memorial Day and enjoy the rest of your long weekend!  Join us in reflecting and remembering those who have sacrificed for our great country.  And for those of you still looking for last minute inspiration on how to celebrate today (and hints at how we’re spending our holiday) see these 11 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day, while also taking advantage of 15% off your ENTIRE order in the Shop today only!  Cheers, Kat

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