Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shecky's Wine and Shopping Tour

I have been to quite a few Shecky's events, but this was my first wine and shopping event. It was so worth the money spent. You should check to see if they have events in your area and grab a few girlfriends...or yourself and go! It was Saturday at 4:30 I woke up to thunder and lightening and was upset because I thought we would not go to the event. I got up took a shower and was still raining so could not wear a cute outfit I had planned to. So I met my friend Maria and we took a bus from the city with 2 bus loads full of women all ready to drink shop and shop some more! so on the bus the gave us Dunkin Doughnuts, the ride went fast as we watched "Bottle Shock" (click to see YouTube trailer)a movie that I thought was going to be so boring and turned out so interesting. Based on a true story about California wines finally being put on the map in 1976 by a wine competition in Paris. If you are into wine you really need to see this. I learned so much and had a different respect for grapes vineyards and the workers.
Our first stop was at a small winery called "Corey Creek Vineyards" Bedell Cellars. We tasted 2 whites and 2 reds bought Nothfork chips...(I said we were ready to shop)I tell you there were so many chips and all of a sudden 2 people bought then 2 more and so on and so on.... Took great pictures and went to our next stop.
"Martha Clara Vineyard", was so darn cute! It is owned by the Entenmann Family...yes the cake people who opened a little bakery in 1898 in Brooklyn, NY! Go figure they made cakes so great and also wine? Yes they can make wine and their adorable vintage young girl in a bridal dress label just took my breath away. In 1978 the Entenmann Family sold their "Cake Empire" and moved to the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Their son bought a potato farm and noticed that alot of the farms in the area were turning into Vineyards, so of course in 1995 he also got the grape bug and the rest is history. The son named the Vineyard after his Mother Martha Clara Entenmann. Martha was an inventor in her own right. She made the traditional white opaque bakery box and invented the now Iconic packaging with a see-through window. We were escorted through a tasting room, and a cute store and into this enormous barn and fed. We had views of the vineyards, all their animals, horse and wagon and sunflowers that you can pick on your own. Then we tasted 4 wines and bought some wine and gifts boarded the bus and off to Shecky's Girls Day we went.
Thank Goodness the "Shopping Gods" were with us..at home it was raining hard and 3 hours away in South Hampton, still New York it was hot and sunny. Yes let the shopping begin. It was all outside at a museum. I wanted to take home a little shack like buildings and oh the old mailbox...ok so I settled with a free goodie bag filled to the brim and overflowing with goodies. There were drinks and the ever famously cute Cupcake Stop Truck was there handing out free miniature cupcakes...yes free cuties! I bought a cute long strapless dress and a gorgeous necklace featured in many fashion magazines (see picture of 2 cute girls in glasses dressed in black) Eda and Betty Heirloom Couture; well they have 5 charms you can pick yourself and dangling chains..can we say cute? so that is it I was so tired I came home and fell asleep. I had a blast with my friend Maria it was the perfect girl day out.

6 comments:

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

You can't go wrong shopping with a bunch of friends, even if it rains! Sounds like a fun adventure, Grace.
:)

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Wine, Shopping, Friends, whats not to have fun wht that!! I hope you busted out those cute rain boots! hehe remember its bad luck to put your left boot on first! hehe bigs hugs

toodles-
Sarah

Sandy Michelle said...

Oh I'm glad you had a great time in spite of the rain! Wine, great friends and shopping are a great combination :0)

Sand

AwtemNymf said...

Thanks for putting the Raggedy Ann Blog Party button on your blog. I've got you entered in the "Button" Give-Away drawing!
~A~

JeanetteS said...

I'm going to my first Schecky's event next month in DC. Cannot wait. How neat that you went to one that included wine. :-)

Boutique Mix Fashion said...

Looking forward to Shecky's in DC!! Stop by our booths for Stella & Dot and Boutique Mix on Oct 13-15. Also, stop by our Stella & Dot site now and book your girl's night out trunk show for October and earn over $400 in free jewelry for hosting a 90 minute trunk show (host one online if you're not in the DC area). Details on the site or contact boutique-mix@hotmail.com!!

Stella & Dot (www.stelladot.com/boutiquemix)
Boutique Mix (www.boutiquemix.com/catalog)

Cheers,
MiMi