15 January 2011

Living Well

I challenged myself this year to a new word(s) Living Well.  Last year I just wanted to Live (2010 word of the year) but this year I wanted to make sure how I was living was up to the mark.  I decided to make this year special by Living Well.  That doesn't mean over and above my means, but to take advantage of opportunities that might come my way.

Last night one (opportunity) did.

1995 Dom Perignon

 On my Bucket List I have written that I want to taste Dom Perignon champagne. at $200+ a bottle, that just wasn't going to be on my To Buy list any time soon!  Bob noticed that Grand Cru in Columbia was having a champagne tasting at their restaurant and as an added bonus, they would be serving Dom Perignon champagne at $10 a glass.  An opportunity to both Live Well and check something off the Bucket List!

Ashley, Bob, David (a friend and colleague of Bob's) and I met and tried the various sparkling wines.  They were all from New Mexico and were delicious.  We bought a couple of bottles for Ashley's graduation.  We had dinner (Grand Cru makes a wonderful lobster mac and cheese) and then we got to try the Dom Perignon.

Dom Perignon is a vintage champagne, meaning it is only made in the best years.  The bottle we had was produced in 1995.  Let me describe it as a very rich drink, full bodied and when it hits your mouth, you know you are drinking something special.  It is spicy with a deep toasty taste.  I actually had tears in my eyes.  It was that good.  My Dom Perignon experience was beautiful and to be shared with family and friends made it even more special.  

At the end of dinner, I convinced Ashley that she needed to ask the waiter for the bottle.  The waiter said he'd try and then came back with the bottle, cork, and box!   A nice keepsake for a Living Well moment!

Ashley and Dom

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  1. Fantabulous, Terri!

    When we bought the condo a friend gave us a bottle of Dom, as a condo warming gift. I know that bottle has to be stored away here, someplace. I'll have to look for it. The cork is in our collection of corks.

  2. That's awesome, Terri. I just had tears in my eyes, too, as I read your description!

    It's so great that you guys do so many wonderful things together....THAT'S really living!

    Have a terrific weekend!!

    L, Dana

  3. I need to put that on my bucket list!!!
    That's a darling picture of Ashley!

  4. Now that is living well! Did you change your blog? It looks great! Hopefully it wasn't ages ago, and I just haven't been paying attention!

  5. Good for you for making it happen. Believe it or not, I've never had Dom...yet. We were given a bottle 5 years ago as a thank you gift and decided to hold on to it to celebrate when we sold our condo. But...the market crashed and we're still waiting. I'm not positive the Dom is still good???


  6. Terri I'm with you on living well. Fantastic motto for 2011! I have never tasted Dom Perrignon before. I need to remedy that.

    Thank you for your kind visit. You're always welcome. Chestnut is our 22 pound big ole' stinker boy. We just adore him.

    Happy week to you!
    ~Melissa :)

  7. What a great way to try something that is special without breaking the bank! I need to make a list of my own:>)

  8. terri, good for you, need to put this on my bucket list...thanks for sharing...Pat H

  9. I think that was a wonderful bucket list item and how fabulous that you got to check it off!! I like the sound of your list and your words, Living Well.

  10. I hope the champagne was everything you hoped it would be! What a great keepsake too!

  11. What a fun time and wonderful keepsake. Love the Living Well theme! I am considering mine a bucket list. Somewhat similar, I guess? Oh now I see your bucket list here on the side bar. You and I could be "sisters". I've wanted a tattoo but have been too chicken to get one. I want to live by the water. (I did have a lake house at the Ozarks when I lived in KC) I have my convertible! And Italy and the Derby are on my list, too!! How fun! We love a lot of the same movies, too. Your blog is so fun!

  12. What a fun idea, I will have to add that to my bucket list too!

  13. Oh your description made me so thirsty! :)

    We were watching Burt Wolfs travels in France last night and practically drooling on our tv screen.

    THe lobster mac and cheese sounds divine.


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