The story of December 2015
This quote below sums up my life this last month of 2015 pretty accurately :)
And as part that, I've been shopping for walnut for the bar top. I had no idea until I visited this hardwood shop in SF that, walnut is the most gorgeous thing! Its this warm, huggable lumber that I just wanted to keep gazing at....Don't believe me? Check this picture out!
Yes, there were some knots - but isn't that what gives character to the wood? Just like our flaws and idiosyncrasies make us who we are? Sorry to get so philosophical - I'll just blame it on this one hell of an exhausting day and week!
Kalamata is the new Mauve!
Two colors weaken my knees - mauve and olive green. Somehow olive green did not fit the whole interior my designer and I pictured. So mauve it is! We were paint shopping on 24th Street and we both had an idea for what we were looking. My designer had mocked up a couple of images of eggplant like purple and shades of gray & pink. Eggplant like purple being on the forefront. After several hours of squinting at shades... we found it! Kalamata - the label said. We decided to paint Kalamata and another sample (a couple of shades darker) on the walls of the space. This was to see how the 2 shades would fare in late afternoon/evening timeframe - when Indian Paradox will be open anyway. And, it looked like this....see below:
This photo does not do justice, but the ligher kalamata (color on the left of the niche) just did it for me! It was this cozy color that I was looking for - and it represents some color palettes of younger wines: win-win!
Swirlin & Sippin
My most favorite part of this project has been on-going for a couple of weeks - wine tasting!
I tasted with a couple of distributors and some wines blew me away! I can't wait to create a wine list with all these amazing wines I have been tasting - so stay tuned good folks!
Until next year, I'd like to leave you with this wonderful image ;) - which is to become my life (for the most part) very soon!
Cheers y'all and happy holidays!!