January 31, 2013

decor inspiration: twenty two home.

{i'm all about using reclaimed natural materials.}
{can we talk about these burlap stools?  in serious interior love.}
{leather fly swatters, yes please!}

{fun coasters add a splash of color to natural woods}
{i'll take two.}
for this week's ladies of the mountains series,
i wanted to highlight a favorite local store of mine, twenty two home.
every time i walk into this store, i immediately feel at home.
this modern western interior store is pretty spot on for my personal taste...
rustic, elegant, sophisticated, and super cozy.

for other lotm decor inspirations head over here, here, here, here, and here.

January 28, 2013

the best camera bag, ever.




{hat: vintage (similar, similar) // coat: patagonia (similar, similar) // scarf and tights: j.crew // boots: llbean}
over the past year this little blog of mine has grown far past my expectations.
so has my love for photography.
i've been in the market for a sleek leather camera bag for some time now.
honestly, i don't even remember mentioning it to jeff but... 
boom there she was, waiting for me when i returned home from argentina.
#bestbloggergift
i instantly fell in love with my new Ona Camera Bag and i've been toting her all around town.
i'm wearing the Brooklyn which holds my camera, 3 lenses, wallet, phone, and notebook.
she's perfect for dinners out, joining me on adventures, and my many travels.
like i said, i'm in love.

January 24, 2013

life's important lessons.


happy thursday friends.
the gorgeous hannah from maple & shade asked me to do a guest post on my recent wine travels.
i thought it would be rude of me to not share with you my words of wisdom on 5 very essential life lessons.

Numero Uno:  Wine Tasting is subjective.  Don't let anyone make you feel dumb, ever!  My taste is going to be completely different than your taste and so on.  So if your buddy's most favorite Riesling tastes like urine to you (Riesling does to me), don't be afraid to tell him!  Ask questions and give your input.  Whatever you do, don't act superior, and have fun. Duh.

Number 2:  You know when the waiter pours you a bit of wine to "try" before serving?  Well, you don't actually need to drink it.  One big fat whiff will be able to tell you if the wine is good or bad. After your glass has been poured and before you've taken a sip, see if you can identify 2 smells.  Scent is your most powerful sense and will help in your wine tasting.

Number 3: After you've smelled, take a sip.  Now swirl that glass up!  I was so surprised to see how often the wine experts would swirl their glasses.  Get crazy just keep the wine in the glass. This lets the aromas breathe and really brings out the flavors.  You'll notice that the wine might smell and taste different after you've opened it up, which is a good thing!

Number 4: During this whole process, share with your friends what you smell, taste, and experience.  You might hit on points that they've missed. Where does your mouth feel acidity? How long is the after taste? Read the label and talk!  This all helps you remember the vino you are tasting. If the wine makes you feel like running through a cornfield naked, so be it!

Number 5: Sometimes, after a good swirlin', people like to show off their legs.  Ow, ow!  I hate to break it to ya, but those legs mean nothing.  The number of legs does not indicate any quality to the wine.  They purely tell you how much alcohol content is in the bottle.  And maybe when it's time to call a cab...

January 22, 2013

let's talk about...



pendleton print is everywhere right now and i'm loving it.
for as long as i can remember, i've always been attracted to it like a magnet.
it's so masculine yet so cozy and the perfect western touch to add here or there,
even in your wardrobe.
there is just something about it that screams "let's sit by the fire with a hot toddy"

a few of my favorites out there:

January 17, 2013

LOTM: winter fun

 


besides skiing, there are tons of things to do here in the winter months
my personal fave is snowshoeing.
its a great way to see wildlife while catching some rays on your face.
you can usually rent snowshoes at any outdoor shop for pretty cheap.
so grab your friends, boxed wine, and get shoein'

*locals note: you can get a great deal on rentals at skinny skis

check out other ladies of the mountains: nicole, lena, kelley, gentri, michelle, guest katie.

January 16, 2013

thrice.


not even a month back in the states and i've been sick 3 times, THRICE!
apologies for all of the instagram photos as of late,
i've been hiding from civilization.
thank the heavens for things like hbo girls to keep our fevered selves entertained for hours on end.
and that the internet isn't contagious.....giveaway happening here tomorrow!
rest up, it's gonna be a good one.

January 14, 2013

egg life.


1. most fun ski partner ever.  he jumps off everything.
2. that's a negative sign....just so you know.
3. my neti pot has been a nightly routine.  #tmi?
4. bundled sunny winter walks with osker.
5. the mink is back people.  sorry peta, its purely survival mode.
6. a few inches of fresh snow last week meant the fatty skis were out!

for daily updates, follow me on instagram: MeagTheEgg
stay warm, my loves.

January 10, 2013

get organized.


now that i'm back in real life mode, its time to get things organized.
my plum paper planner kept me on track with deadlines and travel dates in 2012.
including lots and lots of lists.  (i'm a list person.)
plum paper is offering all egg readers a 10% discount on any of their planners!
this year they added new designs as well as new products like wedding, teaching, and meal planners.
they also can start your planner at any month of the year like, eh hem....february for all of us procrastinators.

start shopping here and enter THEEGG10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order

January 8, 2013

what i drank in argentina.

many of you have been asking what the heck i was doing down in argentina anyways.
besides exploring and sipping vinos, i was helping out these two beautiful people, adam and myfanwy.
they own Mendoza Wine Camp, an incredibly fun and educational wine touring company.
you can choose from 1-day to 7-day vineyard adventures that include meeting wine makers, learning to pair delicious lunches with certain vinos, making your very own argentine blends, and much more.
i tagged along on tours to snap photos and helped a bit with social media.
if you are planning on making a trip to argentina, make sure to contact Mendoza Wine Camp!
follow them on facebook and twitter for updates on all things vino.

argentine wine from left to right

the three wines chosen are all available in the states,
including my personal favorite slash new obsession pulenta estate's gran cabernet franc. 
to. die. for.

January 4, 2013

a year in review.


this post is dedicated to all my egg peeps.
the biggest thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to stop by every day.
this little spot on the internet has grown tremendously in the last year 
(15,000 avg hits per month, like whoa?!)
thank you for letting me share my beautiful little mountain town and crazy life adventures.
from comments, emails, shout outs on the ski hill, and hellos in the street
you all keep me inspired day to day.
i hope the egg brings each of you a little daily dose of happiness.
many new and exciting things to come this year!
thank you for the continued love and support.
y'all come back now, ya hear?!

January 3, 2013

LOTM: dream hike.

{via pinterest}
last january i decided not to make my typical new year's resolutions like, "eat better, drink more water, exercise more...etc."
instead, i picked one big goal and tried to fulfill it.
so, i stupidly told myself i'd run a marathon and i somehow managed to check that bad boy off the list, see here.
for 2013, i think it's time i finally climb the grand teton.
i mean, i've lived here for almost 5 years now...
those mayans were wrong, therefore this is the year for the summit!
check out other ladies of the mountains dream hikes:
and this month's guest blogger: kate

January 2, 2013

last stop: new orleans nye.

{beyond excited to see this face!}
{tea at windsor court.}

{bridesmaid dresses.}
{mardi gras world.} 
{best nye ever.}
my trip has finally come to an end.
and it ended with a bang.
the final stop was new orleans for my best friend's wedding.
jeffers met me in the big easy which made the weekend that much better.
it truly was a magical nye wedding.
cheers to 2013!