Eloquent conversation and irreplaceable female presence from a prominent woman in my life. Je t'aime et je t'adore, mon amie. I hope everyone is also celebrating the women in their lives by getting wine drunk and chain smoking mid-afternoon. #internationalwomensday
“It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere” the phrase that many stay at home housewives and retirees vacationing in florida take to heart was not actually invented by alcohol companies to sell more drinks. It is originally credited to the beagle population, who frequently need a glass of wine mid-afternoon to deal with their puppies.
So summer stains a sky with inky swirls that bring the thunder low. But I don’t mind, I’m doing things and doing them with you. And if you’re smart you’ll put that book back down, you’ll drag me to the floor, drag me down for more.
There are times in life when the stars align—the weather promises gentle sun on your shoulders, the menu looks deliciously ambitious and your proverbial pockets feel a bit fuller, so you can enjoy without a second thought. When it comes to travel, that moment is now—especially if you live in the U.S. and are looking to go abroad.
The euro is trading at its lowest level against the dollar since 2002 , and many currency experts expect it to drop further before it rises again. That means travelers can enjoy a little more of the quintessential experiences they don’t want to miss—an admission ticket to the Louvre in Paris, for example, has dropped from $23 to $18 in the space of three years—and a typical “prato do dia” multi-course afternoon meal with wine in Lisbon has dipped into the single digits in dollar terms. . (Even at the very best spots in the city, your tab will be closer to Middle America norms than Swiss ones.) Metro tickets, inter-Europe airline flights, greens fees at the best golf destinations in the world and anything else priced in euros is nearly 25% less than it was just three years ago.
“Why are you drinking wine on the street?” “We bought this wine to drink at a music festival we are going to right now, but there are a lot of friends waiting for us there; we thought we may not be able to get to this one. So, on our way we just got off the subway and decided to finish it off. We really wanted to drink this wine.”
“왜 길거리에서 와인을 마셔요?” “음악 축제에 가서 마시려고 산 건데, 축제에 가면 친구들이 많아서 아마 이 술을 다 뺐길까봐, 그냥 중간에 내려서 몰래 마시고 있어요. 진짜 이 술을 너무 마시고 싶었거든요.”