Not necessarily in that order. First, some news! As I piece together my employment life, I have added another gig to my About page. I will be working on the social media strategy for go2Boston, so if you are on Facebook or Twitter, give them a follow! I’ll be posting about all sorts of events like concerts, movies, style and celebrity news, food, and hopefully some great Boston area giveaways here and there.
Last night, I curled up with an afghan, a glass of wine, The World Atlas of Wine, my Christmas Pandora station, and food from the first on my favorites list, Shanti, Taste of India. We ordered our favorite, cozy Indian dishes, Chicken Tikka Masala, Veggie Korma, and Paneer Korma with yogurt raita, garlic naan, and Basmati rice. Washed down with a glass of Michel Schlumberger Pinot Noir, the spices and warmth of this meal were perfect for a stormy night.
I have been thinking a lot about favorite things lately, from my favorite way to start the morning, cup of Lyons tea from Ireland to my favorite restaurants, things that just feel good. I love sharing my favorite things every once in awhile not only to give you all ideas for new things to try, but so that I can hear from you what YOUR favorite things are. It’s also fun to see how favorites change or stay the same. For my last “Best of” post, click here. Here are a few of things I can’t stop thinking about at the moment:
Favorite REALLY Fancy Meal Menton, Boston
Favorite Soooo Not Fancy Meal Busters BBQ, Calistoga, CA
Favorite White Wine Sheldon La Naris, obsessed, and we only bought one bottle
Favorite Red Wine Plumpjack Syrah
Favorite Sauce of All Time Goya Habanero Sauce
Favorite Workout Dave Farmar Power Yoga Ouch and ommmmm all at once!
Favorite non-wine beverages A gift from my mom during my endless illness this fall, Harney & Sons Decaf Teas absolutely rock. The flavors are fresh and the tea is strong; one bag usually makes several large mugs. Drinking hot tea is one of my favorite afternoon rituals.
One of my favorite places to get cocktails this time of year is at the Oak Room at the Fairmont Copley, and I am thrilled to be meeting some other Boston bloggers there tonight for a chat before dinner at the new Met Back Bay restaurant. Getting together with some of my favorite bloggers is definitely one of my favorite things!
What are your favorite things at the moment, the things you just can’t stop thinking about, the things that make you happiest?