Archive for December, 2008

LUSH Employee of the YEAR!

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Ms. Kelly is the bestest, most greatest employee of the year. Check out her awesome picture…

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Employee of the YEAR

What will you be drinking New Year's Eve?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Despite its lack of originality for the day, I will certainly be drinking bubbly on New Year’s Eve. I just can’t imagine toasting the New Year with anything fizzless. BUT, within the grand category of sparkling wine, there are many options that certainly do not lack originality. (more…)

What will you be drinking New Year’s Eve?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Despite its lack of originality for the day, I will certainly be drinking bubbly on New Year’s Eve. I just can’t imagine toasting the New Year with anything fizzless. BUT, within the grand category of sparkling wine, there are many options that certainly do not lack originality. (more…)

Link to our FLICKR photos

Monday, December 29th, 2008

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31111012@N04/

A note on holiday hours….

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Just to keep you on the up and up and IN wine!

LUSH will be open for normal hours on NEW YEAR’S EVE, Wednesday, December 31st.  Just a reminder…that is NOON until 10pm.

LUSH will be closed all day on NEW YEAR’S DAY, Thursday, January 1st. (TOAST the transition, the wishes, hopes, resolutions…and damn good bubbly!)

Our fist SUNDAYS with LUSH tasting in 2009 will be a Bloody Mary extravaganza…nutritious, delicious, and a beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Sunday, January 4th…2-5pm.

The Merit of Lists

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

(I suppose lists have been on our collective Lush mind … I actually started writing this a few days before Jane’s post on lists, and am finally getting around to finishing!)

About one year ago, I decided that I was going to start a little project in my beloved Moleskine: each day, I would write a list, with themes dependent only on my whim that day. (more…)

Holiday Gift Exchange and BLIND Tasting

Friday, December 19th, 2008

The LUSH  staff and lovely neighborhood hostess, Tatiana, convened for an unruly evening of blind tasting and secret Santa gift exchange.

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Drinking a Vintage: 2003

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

2003 was hot. I remember. It was the summer before I entered college (to date myself horribly), and I was touring around Europe with my family. Heat records were set in every country we visited, and my sister and I took every opportunity to complain about it. Little did I know, that a few years down the line, I would be contemplating what that sticky, sweltering summer meant for the wine I was drinking. (more…)

LUSH website is now live!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

www.lushwineandspirits.com

Check it out!  We will be pulling together a super fantastic, functional, informative, and irreverent interactive experience with LUSH online.  Chip Russell of Distortion Designs is the master webdesigner behind the project.  Check back often as we progress toward a fully outfitted website…sign up for the School of Lush, coordinate events, a comprehensive listing of up to date inventory, a beer geeky page, a wine geeky page, and a tasting schedule…and lots of fun.  I expect it to be gorgeous and user friendly as well…like being in LUSH, but on your computer at home!

Cheers!

Missing Thanksgiving Dinner Already?

Monday, December 8th, 2008

I know I am. I’ve been meaning to mention my favorite diner on our blog for a long while, and there seems like no better time to talk about delicious, homemade, American cuisine than shortly after the greatest delicious, homecooked, American cuisine day in the history of ever. Whether your goal is to train your body to eat even more for next year’s Thanksgiving, cure your hangover, or just have some delicious comfort food, this place will deliver. (more…)