November 29, 2012

mountain man gift guide 2012.

(click on corresponding number links)

my first gift guide for 2012.
for all your mountain men.
you can't say they were tough to shop for this year, ladies!
i know a certain someone is in need of a few of these #'s.
click here to see more of my gift guide suggestions for everyone in your life.

November 26, 2012

give + away. {the flock} CLOSED

one of my favorite local artists and creator of The Flock is offering a $75 gift certificate to one lucky egg reader!
oh, how i love these earrings.
her designs are bright, colorful, and down right awesome.
if you just can't wait to snag up a pair of these fun gems, enter THEEGG20 at checkout to receive 20% off all week long!

all you have to do to be entered is:
1. visit The Flock and tell me your favorite style.
2. be a follower of the egg.
3. for an extra entry, follow The Flock on facebook.

and zee winner is......Whitney from Cheerios and Beer!
thanks all for entering this great giveaway.

November 25, 2012

south america goodness.

{yummy mid day snack}
{the vineyards}
{pops of colorful flowers everywhere}
{malbec ice cream + spices at the central market}
{oaked barrels.  i wish i could bottle up the smells}
{beautiful (and cool) trees throughout downtown mendoza}
{how i feel everyday}
just a few photos of my south american adventures.
i'm off to celebrate thanksgiving with expats, a traditional asado, and a pool party.
pretty certain that i like november in south america much more than the states.
wait....yes, i am very certain of that.
make sure to check back tomorrow for an amazing giveaway!

November 22, 2012

LOTM: thankful for my mountain haven

today i'm thankful for my mountain haven, jackson hole.
but i'm most thankful for are the people who live there.
i've met the most amazing people in our little town (including jeffers)
who continue to inspire me through their crazy athletic abilities, their artsy ways, their passion for music/food, and their genuine zest for life.
i'm thankful to live in a place where others encourage me to see the world.
i don't think i'd be in argentina if it wasn't for the love and support from my peeps back home.
happy thanksgiving friends and family all over the world!

check out these other mountain ladies' mountain havens:

and our guest host: amanda

November 19, 2012

winery attire.

i attended one of the biggest winery events of the season in mendoza yesterday.
the weather couldn't have been more perfect.
nor could the vinos.
and the malbec ice cream won over my heart!
argentina fashion is so much fun to observe as a foreigner
so i stopped taking photos of wine and started taking photos of senoritas.

November 16, 2012

mountainista fall trend.

i can't tell you enough how much i love the cozy drape sweater.
i picked one up last winter and it quickly became a staple.
pair it with skinny jeans for a casual look or throw over a basic dress on those cold nights out.
i'm pretty excited for all of the fun drape sweaters right now, especially the ones above (all under $100)
with so many fun patterns out, get shopping!

November 12, 2012

mendoza iphone snaps.

{shoe shiner on a saturday}
{key to my house and a blooming hibiscus tree}
{tango. ole!}
{spying on a ballet class.  an early afternoon parade}
{my very first asado. #nomnomnom}
just a few snippets from the eggphone.
my weekend was spent enjoying the southern hemisphere summer,
exploring the streets of downtown mendoza, 
eating my very first and definitely not last asado,
and allowing my heart to melt as i watched tango.
its oh, so beautiful!

make sure to follow me on instagram for daily snippets of life in argentina: @meagtheegg

November 9, 2012

argentina week 1.

{roses are in full bloom}
{lunch IN the vineyards, perhaps?} 
{sunny afternoon winery exploration.}
{uco valley.  vineyards and mountains.}
{happy vines.}
{deep dark cellars of clos de chacras winery} 
{you and i have a lot to talk about, mr. malbec.}
{dusty reserves.}
a lot of you have been asking me what the heck i'm doing down here in argentina.
i decided to travel a bit until the holidays.
i wanted to see the world but also expand my mind, hence choosing mendoza for the world class wines.
a friend of a friend (whom i didn't meet until i showed up at his doorstep) graciously offered me a room to stay with him, his beautiful argentine wife, and their two big black labs. 
they've been beyond helpful and really taken me under their wings!
they own a wine touring company together and i'm helping with social media, marketing, and photography.
in return, i'm tagging along on tours, meeting winemakers, winery owners, and tasting a lot of vino.
pretty sure my teeth will be permanently stained purple by the time i leave here.

week 1 highlights:
a winery chef asked me how i'm enjoying the appetizers.  i respond "DELICIOSO!" my friends laugh and in english say, "no, he wants to know how you want your meat cooked."  
awesome. i just shouted that i want it cooked delicious to his face.

the neighbors upstairs teach opera lessons.  all day.

experienced 104* heat yesterday while tasting red wine.  good thing siesta is from 1 - 5.

i repeat, siesta is from 1 - 5.  every. single. day.

taking my first cab ride home solo and giving directions in spanglish.  the cabbie just laughed and instructed me to sing the american songs on the radio for him all the way home. 

 ^^^^ i'm making so many new friends.

November 8, 2012

LOTM: my favorite hiking item

this week's LOTM: our favorite hiking item.
the camel bak is a necessity for me all year round.
for summer day hikes, i take the larger backpack as i always carry an extra layer.
you never know when an afternoon storm might roll in!
it also has room for my camera, phone, car keys, and food to grub on.
i sometimes even take my camel pak when i'm skiing and don't need to strap my skis to my back.
check out the other ladies' of the mountain favorite hiking picks:
our LOTM Lena is off on an adventure, check here!

November 6, 2012

a bachelorette party was had.

after nyc, i headed to charleston for another best friend's bachelorette party.
this picture sums up the weekend pretty well.

November 4, 2012

nyc engagement party.

before i headed off on my adventure, i had some celebrating to do.
my bestest friend is getting hitched next year and as the maid of honor, i wanted to do something special for her and her hubby to be.
the two met at university of kentucky so i decided to throw a kentucky themed engagement dinner.
blue and white, bowties, bourbon, and all kentucky cuisine!

{custom made banner from etsy} 
{paper straws from etsy and apothecary jars c/o american bridal, a great spot for wedding favors!} 
{flowers and candy filled mint juliep cups.  uk color jelly bellies filled apothecary jars}
{i bought vintage bow ties and used them to decorate the bottles at the bar}

{chef matteo and his bourbon glazed sliders. unreal.}
{hush puppies in cupcake holders} 
{what's a kentucky party without fried chicken?}
{mandatory engagement-ring-stuck-in-a-hot-brown pic.  i think?}
{the beautiful couple!}
my friend matteo, a private chef in nyc, whipped up the most amazing food for us.
the kentucky kiddos said his hot browns were the best they've ever had!
he was so helpful coming up with menu ideas while staying within my budget.
if you are looking for a caterer in the nyc area, make sure to contact matteo.
thank you to my friends at american bridal for providing the adorable apothecary jars.
all six pounds of jelly bellies fit nicely!
and a big shout out to the incredibly talented taylor who was a breeze to work with in creating the personalized artwork/invitations for the party.  the girl has talent.
everything came together and the party twas a success!
until next time, nyc.

November 2, 2012

the southern hemisphere.

¡hola friends!
i finally made it to argentina.
to the beautiful city of mendoza to be exact.
mountains and palm trees...i mean come on now.
this town reminds me a lot of where i went to school, boulder colorado,
which seems more comforting to me in a way.
just throw in a little euro flare.
i'm staying with a friend from the states, his beautiful wife, and two huge black labs.
minus not being able to count to 10 in spanish, i think i'm going to enjoy my stay.
make sure to follow me along on instagram for daily photo updates: meagtheegg
and don't you worry, many photos to come.