[FRIDAY FAVES] Stranger Things, Creepy Cocktails, and More

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Happy Halloweeeeeeen! We hope you've got some spooky plans for tomorrow! But for now, please enjoy this little list of things we liked this week:


FRIDAY FAVES - 10.30.20

- If you're spending Halloween night in, check out this round-up of spooky-licious cocktails

- We're revisiting a few episodes of Stranger Things on Halloween and we're planning on using this guide for which wines to drink with the show!

- Are you a lipstick person? Then you MUST check out these gorgeous lipsticks created by makeup artist Lisa Eldridge! Here's a little line from their official description to entice you: "Each bullet has the appearance of beautifully plush velvet fabric, a ‘trompe l’oeil’ that has to be seen to be believed." 

- Loving this chic way to display matches. Let the cozy candle nights begin!

- How cute are this family's group Halloween costumes?!


Have a safe weekend, friends!

[FRIDAY FAVES] Bubbles, Slippers, and Wes Anderson

Photo: Emily Rentsch

It's Friday, kids! We've been savoring sweets and feeling our civic duty over here at Sip Better. Read on for more fun things!

FRIDAY FAVES - 10.23.20

- We plan on celebrating voting early by mail (and the near end of this dang election!) with a glass of bubbly. Now THAT is what I call civic duty! Need a bubbly recommendation? We've got loads!

- Just got my copy of Dessert Person (pictured above) by Claire Saffitz, and boy does it shine! I spent last night flipping through it with a glass of Alvaro Palacios 'Camins del Priorat' and now I can't wait to make everything inside its pretty pages.

- Anne Hathaway stars in a lush and looney remake of "The Witches" (now streaming on HBO Max) and we are all in!

- Accidentally Wes Anderson (an Instagram account and book) is pure whimsy! Check it out when you're feeling blah.

- What if you were accidentally served a $2,000 bottle of wine?!

- I've been on a years long hunt for the best slippers and I think I've finally found them: Glerups! These...

[FRIDAY FAVES] White Pinot Noir and The Best Halloween House Decorations Ever

Photo: Courtesy of Carousel & Folk

Congratulations on crushing another week! Please enjoy the following little bits of fun:

FRIDAY FAVES - 10.16.20

- Kind of obsessed with alllll of the candles at Carousel & Folk. Especially these cloud candles!

- Been trying to use this simple thought from Cup of Jo to keep anxiety at bay.

- Have you ever tried a white Pinot Noir before? Get on it! Start with this one from Left Coast Cellars.

- Artist Christine McConnell has the spookiest, kookiest Instagram account, perfect for this time of year. And she goes ALL OUT when decorating her house for Halloween!


Have a great weekend!

[FRIDAY FAVES] Apple Cake, Con Queens and More!

Photo: Emily Rentsch

It's Friday (but who's keeping track, right?!)! Here's a little list of fun things we found on the internet and beyond this week. Enjoy!

FRIDAY FAVES - 10.9.20


- Highly recommend making some apple cake to have with your morning coffee. This recipe is easy and yummy, but we suggest you add a big pinch of salt to the batter. :)

- Wanna turn that apple cake into a brunch situation? Pop open a bottle of this to go with it: Abbazia di Novacella Kerner! It's sleek, it's floral, it's the BEST.

- Did you know about the Orionids Meteor Shower this month? So cool!

- Loving this new podcast about the Hollywood Con Queen (and yes, she is AT LARGE!).

- This is a really informative post on how CBD works, from Wit & Delight.

Happy weekending!

 

 

[WINE PAIRING + VIDEO] Halloween Candy + Wine

Remember trick or treating? Unless you've got a little kid in your life, those days of skipping around the neighborhood hauling pillow cases stuffed with fun size candy are loooong gone. 

But who says adults can't indulge in a little sugar on October 31st? And! Who says wine can't be a part of the spooky equation?

In the video above, Sip Better's sommelier, Leslee, has picked out a bundle of wines that go well with all the Halloween classics: Snickers, Kit Kats, Reeses, and more! Go grab a mixed bag of chocolate bars, a few friends, and follow along for a cozy night of Halloween-themed wine tasting. Bonus points if you play Hocus Pocus in the background!

 

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