Black Friday and Cyber Monday Come Early

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Come Early

Black Friday and Cyber Monday will no doubt be different this year, but one major benefit is that many of the sales have already begun! I love a good sale and regularly buy items during these sales. It is a great chance to buy Christmas gifts, stock up on great pieces for yourself or splurge on an item you’ve had your eye on for a while.

This year as I sit at home scouring these sales online, I’m thankful I don’t have to brave crowds and hoards of people at the mall. I’ve created a list below of my favorite stores that I am shopping at for Black Friday and Cyber Monday along with their deals and codes to help you shop more seamlessly.

Net-A-Porter: 50 percent off, no code needed

Katie Kime: 30 percent off, no code needed

Nordstrom: 50 percent off, no code needed

Shopbop: 20 percent off of handbags and shoes with code SHOP20 (promotional items will change each day)

Rixo: 30 percent off, no code needed

Alo: 70 percent off with code EARLYACCESS20

Intermix: 30 percent off, no code needed

Moda Operandi: 50 percent off, no code needed

Tory Burch: 30 percent off with code THANKS

J.Crew: 50 percent off with code EARLY

H&M: 30 percent off with membership

Saks Fifth Avenue: up to $200 off your purchase, use code BFEARLYSF

Neiman Marcus: $50 off $200 with code THANKFUL

Mango: 50 percent off, no code needed

Mi Golondrina: Markdowns on select items begin on Nov. 29th-December 2nd.

Frank Family Vineyards: Savings on wine to be announced on Friday!

Gap and Gap Kids: 60 percent off with code GAPFRIDAY

Williams Sonoma: 50 percent off on Black Friday Deals, no code needed

Swanson Vineyards: 30 percent off of select wines, no code needed

Eugenia Kim: 25 percent off, no code needed

I will add more sales here as I discover them. Happy shopping!



Brit Sips: Go-to Red Wines

Brit Sips: Go-to Red Wines

Happy Thursday! As we head into the weekend, I’m sharing my go-to red wines from California. While I love nothing more than a juicy California cab, there are many other reds I love and buy regularly.

Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Summers Vineyard Charbono, Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon and Swanson Vineyards Petite Syrah

When I was 22, my dad took me and my sister to Napa Valley for the first time and ever since then, I have been obsessed with learning about wine. Over the past eight years, I’ve gone back to Napa a few times, the Burgundy region of France and have explored many Southern California vineyards with my husband. I love movies like Sideways and could not get enough of the Netflix documentary, Somm: Into the Bottle when it came out.

I’ve picked up a few tips through these trips and movies about buying wine. One thing I was told in Napa is that when you buy wine outside of a vineyard, it’s usually best to go to a reputable liquor store. In Texas, we are so lucky to have Spec’s. They ship the wine responsibly and are so well educated about every bottle of wine they sell that you can never go wrong making a selection there and you will walk away knowing a lot more about wine. Spec’s also does not price gouge. I can go to Spec’s knowing I will pay close-to, if not less than what I would pay for a bottle of wine straight from the vineyard or winery. Unfortunately, if you buy wines from a grocery store or convenience store, the integrity and quality of the wine *can* be compromised.

When I think of my go-to red wines, I think mostly of California wines because they are easy for me to get on any given day in Texas. Overall, the most accessible and most affordable red wine I regularly buy is Decoy Wine’s Cabernet Sauvignon or their Red Wine blend. Decoy is owned by Duckhorn, but unlike their parent company, Decoy is somehow able to offer an incredibly beautiful red wine for under $20 a bottle. In addition to Decoy, I’ve shared a list of my favorite every day red wines that range in price from $17-$72.

  1. Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
  2. Summers Estate Wines Charbono and Cabernet Sauvignon
  3. Frog’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
  5. Reynold’s Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
  6. Kendall-Jackson Vitner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  7. Swanson Vineyards Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon
  8. Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
  9. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon
  10. Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

What are your favorite red wines? Leave me a comment and let me know if you try any of these and what you think!