Asked Anonymous

Thanks! I didn’t really do much, TBH. I’ve just been cutting them myself for the last twelve years with any scissors I find laying around the house.

Asked Anonymous

I certainly believe so, but you should talk to a professional if you’re seriously asking this question.


Earl Stevens Function Red Blend
Price: $14.99
Year: 2012
Region: Northern California
Retailer: Grocery stores (check this store locator)

Rachael Steak Tooth Finley Anderson is one of my favorite people in the world to drink wine with off camera, so it was obviously very fun to drink wine with her on camera.

Check out more episodes of Wine Time here!

Cinematography by Antoin Huynh
Music by Monster Rally
Edited by Claire Gavin

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31 Days of Halloween pin-ups 11/31 —> "Bathing Witch" by Ren Wicks, 1964

Asked Anonymous

It’s a little personal, but I realize my life looks like I’m rich or something. I’m not. I work hard for what I have, but I’m also terribly lucky.

As for affording to live in LA, that’s all my assistant’s salary goes to. I don’t make a lot of money doing it, but it covers my rent and bills. My side job is styling for Wildfox’s ecommerce shoots. I only do it once a month and it varies depending on how many days we’re shooting, but it gives me some wiggle room. It also helps that I don’t have any credit cards, no student loans and my car is paid off. 

As for wearing fancy clothes, you seem to have noticed I basically only wear Wildfox. That’s because those girls have been my best friends for years. They are super beyond generous with me, and I always get the samples of pieces I’ve helped inspire (there are some wine designs I’ve been helping Kim brainstorm, for example). I rarely shop for clothes, and when I do, I sell stuff I have and save up and buy nice things that will last me awhile/have resale value. And ASOS for trendy pieces (free shipping on all orders! weeee!).

The majority of my money does go to wine, and it is an expensive habit. But I also get sent a lot of wine. I’m not paid to review it or post about it or anything, and a lot of it I don’t review, but I do get wine for free. 

And it’d be remiss of me to leave out the fact that I’m basically married to Ben, and he is very generous with me. He’s never paid for my rent or anything like that (we split everything equally) but if he wants to go to Big Sur, I get to go too, even if I’m broke that month. 

So yeah, that’s my story. 

Tips for living my lifestyle are the following:

1. Always pay your rent on time.

2. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. 

3. Only spend money on those things you prioritize. I’m frivolous at times, but only with booze, leisure, and occasionally shoes. 

4. If you want to buy something today, wait and see if you still NEED it tomorrow. Or better yet, next week.

5. Remember that money comes and money goes, and believe that money is always coming.

6. Never shop online drunk.

7. Don’t eat out all the time. Or drink out, for that matter.

8. Make your own coffee.

9. If you do get drunk at a concert at a surf shop and spend $175, don’t beat yourself up about it.

10. Be grateful for everything you have, and suddenly you’ll find much more to be grateful for.


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"ahh yes a 2007 Pinot from…Napa Valley I believe? A very good year"

Asked Anonymous

It’s a given that I’m drunk DURING a wine review.


Back in August, I attended the NYC launch of Gia Wine at the Bowery Hotel (ugh, what a dreamscape that place is). It was here I continued my summer of sipping on Gia’s Pinot NoirPinot Grigio and Frizzante, and being drunk on camera with people I don’t know.

The thing I love most about the collection of Gia wines, is that they are made to be consumed without pretentiousness. Pretentiousness runs ramped in the wine community, and it is what I believe to be what holds a lot of people back from drinking it. Everyone thinks they have to know so much about wine, when really they should just be concerned about drinking it.

In effort to break down some of the pretentiousness around wine, I asked a bunch of strangers (and some not so strangers, like friends Emily FaulstichJenn Robinson and Mari De Monte) what the top wine do’s & don’ts are for us plebeians who don’t have sommelier lapel pins and just enjoy a damn glass of wine (or twelve). 

The entire collection of Gia wines are coming to a retailer near you very, very soon if they’re not already there. You can also purchase the varietals at

So many thanks to my amazing cinematographer/director Josh Fuss, my editor Bennett Smith, Ted Feighan of Monster Rally/the soundtrack to my life and the entire Coppola wine family.

Wine Time at the LA Launch for Gia Wine

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Answering “Yo Should I Dump This Asshole” questions is seriously the most frustrating shit in this world (that I am addicted to anyway). If I answer with legit advice, I get a bunch of dudes being like “I REMEMBER WHEN THIS WAS FUNNY”. When I answer with short blunt advice, I get a bunch of girls being like “THIS IS TERRIBLE YOU’RE THE WORST”.

Moral of the story, there is no making everyone happy.

AND, if you’re writing to a random fucking website about whether or not you should dump someone, the answer is you probably fucking should. Or go see a fucking therapist. Or just talk to your fucking significant other. Jesus christ, man.



Coppola Director’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc
Price: $21
Year: 2012
Region: Sonoma, California
Retailer: Everywhere, baaaasically

Back in August, I had the supreme joy of spending the weekend at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville (Sonoma County).

It was probably the best thirty hours of my life.


I love the winery and the whole FFC wine family so much. You’d think that a company so big would be super corporate and stuffy, but they’re not. It honestly feels like a small business rather than one of the largest wine producers in the world. I can’t thank them enough for their hospitality, generosity and letting me have glass by the pool/kinda do whatever I want.

This Wine Time is very special to me, probably the most special of all my Wine Times. I hope you enjoy it.



Domaine de la Fouquette Cuvée Rosée d’Aurore
Price: ~ $15
Year: 2013
Region: France
Retailer: Whole Foods

My hilarious homie Andrew Ti, creator of the “Yo, Is This Racist?” website and podcast, joined me to drink and talk about Rosé because hey, wine not?

Cinematography by Antoin Huynh
Music by Monster Rally
Edited by Faith Davis