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Gifts to Bridge the Distance
What’s on your holiday wish list this year? Normally, I’m looking for new books, some great chocolate, maybe a new kitchen gadget. Normally. But this year is hardly normal.
Instead, this year’s wish list would start off with the ability to travel. Somewhere. Anywhere. Because as much as I love both my home and the store, I could use a change of scenery. And then the next 99 entries would be about people and connections I miss. I wish I could visit my family in the Dakotas- I haven’t been ‘home’ in an age. I’d like to hug my sister Betty, and listen to her bust my chops for being ‘height-challenged’. I’d eat some kuchen, but avoid my nephew’s lethal ‘apple pie’, even when he called me out for being a total wuss. I’d enjoy a killer game of Scrabble or Monopoly and then OD on my sister Barb’s great pies and cookies. I’d fall asleep to the deep silence of the prairie, punctuated by family snores.
I suspect I’m not alone in these wishes. In fact, I think most people I know would gladly give up Christmas presents in a box from now on, if we could just see and interact with the people we love.
I cannot give you that.
But-and I credit our fabulously smart customers for this idea-we can help you bridge those miles. In the past few weeks, many of you have reached out asking for co-ordinated wine tastings, cocktail classes, spirits tastings…really anything they could do with family or friends without being together in person.
We can totally do that. In the last couple weeks, we’ve designed several tasting menus, put together four ‘office’ cocktail classes, set up six family wine tastings, and designed a virtual distillery tour and bourbon tasting. So please, if we can help make your holiday a little more together and a little less distant, give us a call or shoot us an email, and we’ll get to work. We’ll do our absolute best.
But next year, I’m holding out for the kuchen, the hugs, the whole shebang. I might even drink the apple pie.