Summer Cab Casual & the Man You Should Marry

When you think of summer, most likely you consider Chardonnay or margaritas… but open up a Cab if you like a Cab. I like a Cab, no matter the season.

And the Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is always a good bottle to open: casual and approachable, like white jeans with a fluttery top and leather sandals.

This is the guy you want to marry

The last time I wore this outfit, I had my brand-new millennial pink Tory Burch cross-body bag which did not contain the essentials that older clutches normally contain: cash, lipgloss, and at least one tampon.

I think you know where this is going.

I considered including the hilarious screenshot of the photo of my husband snuggling with a box of tampons with the message “Best Wine Dinner Ever” to accompany this post… but, I am sensitive to the everlasting bite-you-in-the-rear element that accompanies posting photos on the www.

I’ll spare him the embarrassment of imagery but not the story.

We were at a New York Prime wine dinner (that’s a fancy place) – which he was working (he’s a wine manager; going to wine dinners is part of his job; #toughjob) – and with any event, there were a few tense moments that needed to be finessed.

He finally sat down to eat his caesar salad… when I rushed to the table clad in white jeans and whispered, “do you happen to have a tampon in your car?” like he was my sorority sister from college.

And rather than question my sanity or ability to look at a calendar, he put down his fork and walked out of the door. A few minutes later I got the text message which made me giggle.

{reminder: the text message was a picture of husband caressing Tampon box with message “best wine dinner ever”}

Like a drug dealer making an exchange in a public place, he returned with the item and discreetly placed it my hand. Without a beat, then picked up his fork and ate his caesar salad.

That’s the guy you want to marry, friends: the one who has your backside, runs errands, and follows it up by making you laugh.

We just celebrated 12 years (!) and having a true partner – one that changes diapers at 2 a.m., runs out for tampons during the salad course at a wine dinner, unloads the dishwasher (a task I truly loathe), is in charge of replinishing toilet paper, and a million other tasks that somehow fall completely on women in other households… that’s what has made my life / career / balance achievable. I’m not expected to excel at work, then transition into a domestic goddess servant at 5:30pm.

Marry the guy that makes you his equal, and then takes on just a little bit more to make you happy.

And … be prepared when you wear white pants.

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Clean and easy-drinking, this is a relaxed wine to open while serving buttery popcorn for Netflix night or marinated flank steak with grilled asparagus for a dinner party.

Price point under $25

Pair with pick-up grilled steak sliders, roasted fingerling potatoes, a Ben Folds playlist, and friends who like to laugh and don’t mind stepping over Legos on their way to pour another glass

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  1. 7.23.17
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt said:

    That is the guy to marry!! Love that! I got lucky too :-).
    Love this wine pick- I’m going to have to look for it.