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Have you ever heard of noble rot? Maybe by it’s more elegant name, botrytis? It’s a form of grey fungus affecting wine grapes that has to be timed just right to develop a delicious sweet wine like the internationally renowned French sauterne. Timing, climate, moisture and picking-time has to be just so, or the whole harvest is ruined. There is no better time of year to visit Bordeaux and see this delicate process — pourriture or pourriture noble in French — in action and taste the delicious wines than autumn (so pencil in a trip for October now). And want a novel way to do it? Via a cruise along the Garonne river and it's estuaries! This isn’t your grandmother’s way of cruising. A cruise is actually the perfect way to vineyard hop in style while in this picturesque region — and without any worries of "who’s going to drive!" Round up the squad, and let me show you how to have the perfect Girlfriend Getaway in Bordeaux.

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Here’s another great example of how friends inspire each other’s style. Jane and Shiona look stunning in shades of wine outside the Sacai fashion show. Friends are the best fashion inspiration! Remember when Hanneli and I showed up to the shows in similar colors?

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Fall is officially here in Milan, and everyone I know is transitioning their wardrobe and cellars into heavier and more full bodied staples. Liz combines two of my favorite colors, plum and wine (bordeaux or burgundy), for a look that is perfect for welcoming cool fall days and gorgeous chilly evenings that offer glasses of […]

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