Walking into a florist shop right before Easter the other day was like walking into a chocolate candy shop for me. Pure heaven! The scents of hyacinth, lilies, hydrangea and magnolias transported me to a place of contentment. What is more amazing is the fact that I didn’t buy all the flowers! I can’t wait for the warm weather so that I can plant my garden.
Friends and cooking with work squeezed in between, occupied my weekend. So, I was looking forward to a peaceful and quiet Easter Sunday. However, as usual, my plans took another direction. A phone call, an impromptu “end of the day” get together invite and I was flying out the door.
An array of wine and spirits to choose from along with a few Easter baskets filled to the brim with treats were waiting when I arrived at my destination. I opted for Hennessy VSOP, one of my favorite cognacs. I love the complexity, smoothness and definitive flavors. A hint of floral, spice and honey on the nose led to a rich variety of fruits and spice on the palate. Always good! www.hennessy.com
I have a busy week ahead, but I’m already looking forward to next weekend!
Before I dive into a very busy Thursday, I’m pausing to write a quick post.
My day was filled with appointments, clients and general minutia yesterday, So, I was hoping to get into bed early. It was not meant to be. A friend came over for a quick cocktail at the end of the day and then rushed out the door for a dinner engagement. No sooner did his car leave the driveway than my phone rang with an invitation to dinner. My car left the driveway 15 minutes later! So much for rest!
My friend prepared a simple meal with the hopes of opening a bottle of wine. To his chagrin, I passed on the wine! Yes…that’s right! I said no to wine. Truth be told, I was tired and was not looking forward to the long drive home. However, I did partake in a snifter of VSOP Hennessy Cognac. It hit the spot and was the perfect dessert.
Have a good one!
So much snow! Even the snowman has had enough.
Unfortunately, the groundhog saw his shadow yesterday and we have another six weeks of deep freeze to go…if you buy into that.
I took advantage of the frigid temps and snow this weekend to focus on projects in my house. I’m purging room by room.
It was a long day yesterday, so I rewarded myself with a little Hennessy VSOP at the end of the evening. I’m down to the last drop in the bottle!
I reviewed this cognac in September. “It had a deep rich color with oak, spice and a hint of honey on the nose. I tasted a more complex variety of fruits, spice and wood hints, from aging in French oak for up to 15 years. It was smooth with a lovely finish. A winner!” www.hennessy.com/
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Yesterday was a feast of food, drink, family, friends, love and laughter! We should all strive to celebrate and enjoy each other more often without the backdrop of a holiday.
No sooner had my guests bid their goodbyes, when an unexpected visitor stopped by for a cognac (Hennessy VSOP) and a slice of pie. His sense of humor and warm heart was just what I needed to end a perfect day!
Have a great start to the weekend! I know that I will!
My yarn finally arrived yesterday and my knitting project is underway!
With any luck, I will have it finished by the end of the weekend…we’ll see.
I was able to salvage my friend’s sweater. He tried it on yesterday and now all I have to do is block it again and it’s his to wear.
Since it was cocktail hour we sat and talked about friendship, love and honesty as I sipped a tiny bit of Kirkland vodka and he a beer. It was quite a conversation. However, it wasn’t as good as my next guest that evening.
The same conversation took place, but the drink was better… Hennessy VSOP…and his perspective on all of the above topics was more clear and affirming…and grown up. Amazing…
It’s a beautiful, but cold day. Off to do some work and then home to tackle my knitting project. And I am definitely drinking a big wine tonight!