We can all agree that even the best laid plans can go awry at any moment. This past month, we’ve both had our share of cringe-worthy moments, and times that gave us pause. Through it all, we were constantly reminded how important it is to show up as our authentic selves and stay true to our values. Real life is certainly not a fairytale, nor is it full of clickable moments that can be summed up through a cliché caption on Instagram. Sometimes it’s difficult, messy, and full of challenges. However, if we are unapologetically ourselves and seek support from the people and spaces that energize us, we’re better prepared for any adventures—good or bad— that life throws our way. Regularly practicing those behaviors leaves room for us to embrace moments of fulfillment, happiness and joy with open arms.
Over the last few weeks, the two of us have been able to connect more than once in person, which is a considerable feat as life continues to pull us in a million directions! We were thankful to spend time together and catch up over great food and wine, and we will carry those times with us until we are able to see one another again. These outings served as timely reminders that when less-than ideal situations arise, we have to make the most of them, and then go laugh about them with our friends and at least two bottles of wine…
Sip happens! It’s how we recover that counts. Here are some important reminders in times of chaos:
- Keep your friends close, and keep your wine closer!
- Your current issue/situation will definitely make for a good happy hour story at some point.
- It doesn’t feel like it now, but life finds a way of balancing out.
- Take it one day at a time.
- It’s okay not to be okay. Seriously.
- Listen to yourself, you always know what’s best for you.
- Seek gratitude even in the most trying of situations.
Our featured wine of the month is Elmo Pio Sweet Red. The growing popularity of sweet red wine has prompted many wine companies to create sweet reds that are a blend of many different grapes with added sugar and sometimes other flavors. This isn’t the case with Elmo Pio! Their Sweet Red isn’t a blend, and is 100% Italian Brachetto D’Acqui grapes. This grape, grown in the Piemonte region of Italy, is known for its’s fruity flavor and unmistakable aromas of rose petals. Full tasting notes below:
“Sweet Red has a touch of frizzante. Because of the lighter alcohol content, this wine is bright and has a deliciously fresh fruity taste with aromas of black raspberry and black cherry. Enjoy with friends on a warm summer evening or served with fresh fruit desserts or chocolates!”