This week was awesome, because this week Jeremy started his new job! And it’s a super exciting job (running the retail wine program at Les Merchands Wine Bar and Merchant) with a really exciting company. It’s a wonderful move for his career, and I’m so happy for him!
Les Merchands was founded by Master Sommelier Brian McClintic. Have you seen the movie Somm? It’s a really great documentary, super fun and lighthearted and an awesome introduction to the wine world.
Well, Brian was sort of the breakout star of that movie, and right after Somm debuted, he opened Les Merchands in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. It was fun having a rockstar Master Sommelier in our city, and Brian is a super nice guy. Jeremy and I used to go on dates at Les Merchands, and Brian would always be there, sitting at that giant desk in the middle of the room.
And now, a few years later, Brian has moved on to other projects. And now my Jeremy is sitting there, at that giant desk in the middle of the room. And I’m so proud of him. ♥
And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!
Hearing Jeremy singing in the other room. // Spending a super lazy Monday (my day off) laying on the couch marathon-watching this amazing 8-part docu series about the 1980s I LEARNED SO MUCH WOW, there is so much historical context for this mess we’re in now, and I didn’t see it because I was a kiddo, and it all makes much more sense now. WOW. // Blood oranges. // Pad see ew. // When I open my purse and seed packets fall out. // Muddy garden shoes. // Wines that were made in qvevri, mmmmm my current obsession. // Black lace corsets. // Being challenged and standing my ground. Knowing that I am on the right side of history. Not being afraid to stand up and speak out. Not being intimidated. Staying strong and fighting hard. Never normalizing. Never giving up!
Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile this week?
Happy Sunday, I hope you have a most wonderful week!