Calming Neutral - Shop The Look
Counterbalance the hectic nature of the holidays with a table designed to calm the senses and tune out the noise.
Our friends at DomaineLA suggest a chilled red that fits well even in cooler weather and delivers on the relaxed and easy feel of our Calming Neutral look: the Les Lunes Cosmic Blend from Mendocino, California. When the holidays, and relatives, get to be a bit much, you want to find a quiet moment to yourself to calm the nerves. For us, that's a juicy chilled red with just the right amount of tannin to add a bit of weight. Les Lunes' Cosmic Blend is a Bordeaux inspired blend made for the drinker that doesn't want Bordeaux. It starts with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but is brightened with a rose of Zinfandel and a little bit of Chardonnay. Perfect for you and only you!
A favorite for Daniel is a simple Sesame Miso Dressing. White miso, sesame oil, sweet sake and a splash of dashi. Sometimes perfection is just that easy. On young greens, on laced cabbage, on steamed broccoli, on anything. Grace your greens and break out the chopsticks.
Our friends at Lou Flowers suggest a hand picked bouquet from a neighborhood walk. There is nothing more balancing to your mood than going on a little sunset stroll with the intention of meeting your neighbors. Not the human neighbors; the plants next door. Touch, smell, say hello to the flowering weeds, the manicured annuals and the sprawling trees growing in your own backyard. Choose a few or more to bring home as a reminder of the beauty that surrounds you and grounds you.