MissBouquet.com is 3 years old this week! Can you believe it?
I’ve learnt so much along the way that I’ve realised I’m now fuelling my day job with knowledge I’ve learnt on the Miss Bouquet journey, rather than what started the other way around. I’ve found a whole new network of peers, inspiration and friends through Miss B that have nourished my thirst for wine, for creativity and for all things e-based. Electronic-based, I mean.
Twitter, facebook, Pinterest, WordPress, Blogspot, Vimeo, Youtube, iTunes, the iPhone, the iPod, the iPad….. Miss Bouquet would still be a twinkle in my eye if it wasn’t for all these electronic tools, gadgets and software. So it seems quite fitting that to mark the third anniversary of Miss B I’ve been invited to become a contributor at a new website called evines! If you haven’t come across it yet don’t worry you will, it’s a new kind of wine site where independent and savvy blogs, wine reviews and affordable wines deals meet in one place and feed off each other.
Give the e-world another three years and my bet is you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of this sort of e-co system around….
To celebrate the offical launch of the inspiring ‘I’d love to do that‘ website today, here’s a little look at what happened when they visited The Thinking Girls Wine Night last month…..
I know things are getting a bit much when I make time to have my nails done. It gives me at least an hour to concentrate on sitting still. I spend a lot of that time wondering what my nails are going to look like when I walk out the door. If the state of the beautician’s fingers is anything to go by my hands will have aged a decade and be flaking at the tips.
The distance between painting nails for a living and giving a monkey about your own reminds me of a friend whose dad was a handyman but spent her childhood in a house full of odd jobs that needed doing. There are people that work to live, others that live to work, and then there are the lucky few aboard the ultimate busman’s holiday who rarely distinguish between the two.
Like me. ………
I’m just back from Burgundy. I love it there; every time I go it makes me question why I live in London. I don’t know about you but there aren’t many places that make me do that or try to convince everyone I know to visit too.
It’s such a charming region of France: so picturesque, so preserved, so proud, so French, the food, the people, the city of Beaune…. the wine…. You may be wondering why in a wine column I haven’t put wine at the top of the list of things I love about Burgundy. It’s not because I don’t love les vins de Bourgogne, far from it, but take a little step above the ‘entry level’ Bourgogne blanc et rouge and it all starts to get a bit complicated, a bit pricey and it’s no secret that there’s not enough of each wine to go round!
That’s why the other aspects of Burgundy are so important when it comes to discovering the wines of the region. The more time you spend there the more difficult it becomes to quench your thirst with the entry level stuff and the more curious you become of the regions’ other wines. If you’re not following me take a trip to Beaune, pour le weekend, then you’ll know what I mean & you’ll be telling everyone about it too.
I find it similar with wine shops. ………