Sometimes, especially when life gets busy, it's easy to put the process of getting to know yourself and your evolving desires on the back burner. Bringing them back to the forefront can feel selfish - but I'll argue that it's one of the best things you could ever do.
Over this last year, I proclaimed Duvanera to be my ‘wine of the summer’. It’s luscious and bright, with hints of vanilla, plum, spice and oak. It’s a bold, well-balanced wine – perfect for any summer dinner party or to become a go-to favourite. And I don’t see that changing any time soon. Each vintage I’ve tried so far has helped me to fall further in love with this particular wine, earning it a permanent spot in my regular rotation.
My great-grandmother used to tell many stories about it. Never to me - as she passed a few days before I was born - but these stories are always synonymous with her love of exploration. She loved it there. As do I.
FIKA: is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.
We Minnesotans know that our state is well-known for our harsh (and long) winters, often full of snow and no short supply of ice. But one of the most beautiful things about northern Minnesota, is being able to see it just as the ice and snow start to melt away, but there's just enough to give the area the moody, eerie, majestic feel that captivates the minds and hearts of many.