Rouge et Blanc, Soho!

On Friday I met with an engaged couple at an adorable wine bar in Soho on MacDougal called Rouge et Blanc. The atmosphere feels very colonial French and the staff gave very personal attention when selecting wine. The Sommelier, Thomas Cregan, who was not present at the time we were there, has more than 20 years of wine-tasting experience from the regions of France and he placed eighth in the Best Sommelier in America 2011 Competition!

My wine of choice was a glass of Chateau Respide-Medeville Graves Blanc 2009, a lovely crisp white wine. The food, although we didn’t eat, looked delightful! Their cusine is an interesting combination of French-Vietnamese.

If you’re looking for a romantic date place in Soho, this is the ticket! Check it out if you’re in the area!

Charming Friends!

One of my dearest friends was visiting from Chicago this past week which I was absolutely thrilled about! I feel it’s rare to find “good” friends as we get older but sometimes you just luck out. I know I hit the jackpot with my “Lynde lady” (as I call her)! She just gets me and always seems to have the best advice for every situation. She has also been a go-to friend for business advice which is extremely helpful when you’re a sole proprietor trying to do everything on your own! We had a fabulous weekend catching up, meeting for cocktails and having wonderful dinners!

Before she left to go back to Chicago, she gave me a very-VERY special gift that I will treasure forever. When I saw the little hot pink box I was overjoyed of what might be inside…I had a hunch but still wasn’t 100% sure. Helen Ficalora (the designer of what was inside the little hot pink box) is one of my favorite boutique jewelry stores in Soho for custom charms so I was already imagining that what I would find inside would be very dear to my heart. Sure enough I was right! Lynde had bought a custom crown charm, the same as my business logo! I had previously told her that I was looking for something like this but was having a difficult time. I don’t know why I never thought to go to Helen Ficalora but it’s a good thing she did! I will always cherish this necklace, thank you Lynde lady!! xx