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Last-Minute Luxury Gifts for Her

We are getting down to the wire here, with just a little over a week before Christmas. It can be hard to find the perfect gift, but it doesn't have to be. With online shopping, you can find some really great items she'll love, and ones that  don't cost a fortune either.

Etsy can be a great place to find something beautiful and unique. Some items on Etsy have a longer processing time, but some, particularly the jewelry and candle shops, tend to have things ready-made. Thus you're bound to find some very beautiful and unique gifts. You just have to check the deadline for Christmas in each shop's announcements. Some will even work with you on rush orders, so it never hurts to ask! Pictured above: Chevron Kite Dangle EarringsModern Chevron Kite Laser Cut Earrings



First up on today's gift guide for women is a jewelry shop on Etsy calledLucky Tree Studio. At Lucky Tree, you can find gorgeous, one of a kind bamboo jewelry. With intricate laser-cut designs, this isn&#…

What We're Drinking Lately


I need to do this post more often. Ken and I go through a LOT of wine. We have some favorites we like to go back to, but we like to try new ones as well. Seeing as we have at least a few bottles per week, I think I'll get one of these reviews up monthly, if not more often.



We've come to find that we like red wine the best; red blends, merlot, and pinot noir especially. This Cryptic California Red was a must because of the label. That symbol is just so cool, and the flavor was just as good. It has notes of dark cherry and red raspberry with a bold flavor but smooth finish. I'm finding that most of the red blends we try are just that - bold but smooth, which I really like.


Apothic is by far one of our favorites. We've tried their Red Blend, Dark, and Crush. The dark is good, but nowhere near as good as the Crush and Red in our opinion. When we first had the Crush, I though it was maybe slightly better than Apothic Red. Though we recently had Apothic Red again, with it's dark red fruit and hints of vanilla and mocha, and I was reminded of just how delicious that one is as well. I'd have to call it a tie between the two. And for under $20, this wine is one you absolutely must try if you like a bold red.


For a great under $10 red, time and time again we recommend Yellow Tail. It's not quite as smooth as some of the more expensive ones we try, but it has good flavor and, like I said, it's under $10! We've tried a few different reds by Yellow Tail, and so far we like the Cabernet - Merlot blend the best.


This wine was another that had us shockingly pleased with how delicious it tastes. Though while most wines are 13.5% alcohol by volume, this one is 15%. I was definitely feeling it and had to switch to water and coffee somewhere during my second glass. But if you aren't a weenie like me when it comes to alcohol, we highly suggest this Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black Red Blend. It has hints of blackberry, raspberry, mocha, and caramel with a hint of spices. It was very bold in flavor but still quite smooth. Very, very tasty!



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  1. All of these wines look lovely, Have a good weekend!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  2. The Cryptic label looks interesting.

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    1. That is exactly why we got it...very cool label!

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  3. Nice reviews. I like cabs especially Robert Mondavi, 337 and Bogle all of which can be found under 20 dollars.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I do like Robert MOndavi...haven't tried 337 but will keep an eye out for it. And Bogle is actually the very first wine Ken and I had together.:)

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