HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!!!!! I'm not Irish. I never had one of those green shirts that had one of those crazy sayings on it and I normally do not even wear anything green, but last weekend I was with my mom and we were driving through Frenchtown and I found the cutest green dress at this little boutique owned by a mother and her daughter! So, I wore it today and I'm feeling festive.
You are probably wondering what I was doing driving through Frenchtown. Welllllllll, last Saturday I had my first dress fitting for my wedding dress up in NYC! You guys...it was too big! Wedding diet success! My mom was concerned that maybe I wouldn't like the dress as much as I did when we bought it. She had nothing to worry about. I LOVE it. Cannot wait to wear it on the big day! After the dress fitting, I got my hair cut by the woman that is going to be doing my hair on my wedding day. She is the absolute best ever. Her name is Sanae and she is a stylist at Mark Garrison Salon. Everyone is always like, "Ali, why can't you just have someone who is already in Philadelphia do your hair?" I have tried!!!!!!!!!!! No one cuts hair like Sanae. I'm not so much of a girlie girl, so I never really know what I want done to my hair because I really don't give it too much thought. I always just tell her to do what she wants, make it look good, and the only parameter is that I need to be able to put it up for working out. She always gives me exactly what I didn't know I wanted. Anyway, I needed a cut and I needed to schedule a date to do a hair trial. Done and done! On April 1st, you will find me back up in NYC for another dress fitting and my wedding hair trial. I am so excited.
Moving on from the wedding stuff....next week is Philly Wine Week! In addition to the events below, we are going to run some sales. So! If you aren't signed up for our newsletter, now is the time to sign up. Also, when you sign up, you get a 15% off coupon that can be used on any order (including tour tickets). So, what are you waiting for?
March 19-March 26 - Plenty Cafe (Passyunk Location) will be "Celebrating Local Wine" all week! Among some other local superstars, you will find a Karamoor Estate wine that was blended for Plenty Cafe's. The managing partners created this wine under the watchful eye of Karamoor's winemaker, Kevin Robinson. Though it will just be at their Passyunk location next week, it will eventually be available at each of their locations over the next few weeks! Give it a try before it is gone!!
March 21 - Kevin and I will be at Tria Taproom on Tuesday, March 21 for a "Karamoor Tap Takeover!". We will be there from 5:30-7PM and Tria has 4 wines from Karamoor to choose from! 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Rose, 2013 Chardonnay, and the LAST KEG of special 2014 Petit Verdot Blend! Glasses will be available at attractive prices!
March 23 - On Thursday, March 23 from 5:30-7PM Kevin and I will be down at A.Kitchen & Bar for the release of A.Vin! This is a privately labeled Chardonnay that we did for AKA. A majority of the proceeds from the event on Thursday will be going to the Institute for Functional Restoration at Case Western Reserve Univeristy to help spinal cord injury patients (like Eli Kulp who was injured in the 2015 Amtrak derailment) regain function through new technologies. Tickets for Thursday night are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/avin-chardonnay-release-party-fundraiser-tickets-32827573155
March 24 - On Friday, March 24 (all day!!!), Lo Spiedo will be having a Grapes and Grain day! They will be offering glasses of our blended red keg wine and the beer that we collaborated on with Goose Island Brewing (Chrysos) for $7! What a steal!
I just looked at the weather for the weekend. Did you see that we are supposed to get snow AGAIN tomorrow? Doylestown is supposed to get maybe 3 inches tomorrow night. What is that? Isn't Monday the first day of Spring? I guess that crazy groundhog was right in saying that there were going to be six more weeks of winter. Anyway, I hope that you've got some fun things planned for the weekend. I have to meet with the florist tomorrow and then on Sunday, Matt and I have our last meeting with the priest. I don't know what I am going to do with all my free time after the wedding! Until next time...