Champagne: Pride and Prejudice

Photos found via Bodie and Fou

Everyone needs a sacred place. Ash and I talked this morning about how I am meant for a studio life. You know, the little studio in the backyard where creative endeavours flourish and champagne is taken midday, mid-word, mid-serenity. I love how he indulges me. The photos above are artist Shanna Murray’s personal indulgence: a small studio in light seaside hues whose walls are papered with the pages of Pride and Prejudice. I love that. What book would you choose to surround yourself with? I can almost smell the soft, dusty perfume that all those old pages would add to the room. Beautiful.

So, what does this all have to do with Champagne? Nothing really, except Ms. Austen’s title got me thinking about the various feelings of pride and prejudice I hold about Champagne. For instance, the lovely bottle of Italian champagne that continues to claim real estate in our wine fridge. We just can’t seem to bring ourselves to pop it. As if something would be lost instead of gained. I hear this a lot. Whenever I explain Champagne Wednesdays to someone new, they always says “yeah, we have a couple bottles in our house. Don’t know what we’ve been saving it for.”

What’s the pride in having champagne on hand? Ever-ready for celebration, with no celebration ever good enough. What are you saving it for?


PS; Shanna Murray has an Etsy store

3 thoughts on “Champagne: Pride and Prejudice

  1. Jaimie

     Re: Italian Champagne – I agree with Dave.  Drink it up! Spontaneous celebration always overpowers the anticipation of perfectly facilitated celebration. Cheers, Dave.   

  2. Rich

    I’d like to have a room papered with pages from Joe Simpson’s “Freedom of the Hills”. It’s not nearly as poetically inspiring as Jane Austin but I’d like to look at my walls and be compelled to drop what I’m doing, turn off the computer, and go for a hike and a climb.Excuse me…. I have to turn off my computer now.


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