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Another unique find for Valentines and every other day!

Anyone who knows me knows I love to find unique things–gifts, furniture, art etc.  Another thing I love is my job–and that’s because in addition to seeing an unending array of homes and style, I get to meet tons of new people all the time. Making someone feel special is all about paying attention to the little things–that goes for gift giving AND finding them the right home and since everyone IS unique, we all like things that fit us in our own special way.

Today I had one of those moments when all the unrelated parts of the universe came together to provide me with a really awesome idea delivered by a client. Let me tell you about my brother-in-law. He’s a super charming, fun entreprenuer who actually went to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America)  in between his last acquisitions because he likes cooking that much. This is a guy that likes the finer things in life and knows all about them.  But, let’s face it, all guys want to be manly men at times and so he added camo and hunting to his repertoire.  Of course, tailgating is one of the perfect activities for him, combining food and drink with a manly sport.  Here’s where the great idea comes in. Wine Botas–and here is the local seller WineBotas.

Now, there is a definite chance you aren’t familiar with them, or at least didn’t know what they are called. You’ve undoubtedly seen them in movies featuring medieval monks and the like. Essentially, its a soft leather carrier made specifically for wine, liquor etc. They hold the equivalent of 1.33 bottles of wine.  Can you imagine how much more convenient it would be to strap this baby on at a tailgate instead of finding a pocket for a flask? And let’s be honest, flasks are too small anyway. 🙂  That hunting trip is another great time have this puppy on under the camo! Or on a bike, or horseback ride, or hike- the uses are endless!

For the rest of us, it’s a perfect solution for picnics at the park and lakefront–no worries about sneaking glass in and one less thing to have to carry/pack. I love the convenience factor and I love how unique it is.  Remember my bro-in law? Well, it just so happens he and my sister are traveling to Tuscany this summer–this Bota folds small and light and will be a perfect traveling companion for them!!

So, Valentines day is right around the corner–and so is Spring believe it or not–the owner assures me that if you are quick, he can get you your Bota in time for Vday.  Something this unique says all the things the Hallmark cards say but does it with style–and wine!!!  For those that don’t imbibe, it works just as well with water or any liquid so I can’t think of a single person that wouldn’t think this is an awesome gift.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

 

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