Saturday, December 10, 2011

Samantha's Event Pick- Macallan Tasting

Macallan Private Tasting

Many posh people are true whisky snobs and those "in the know" drinkers choose Macallan and only Macallan as their whisky of choice. I got the real privilege of attending a private Macallan tasting and food pairing and now I think I understand what all the hoopla is about. Not only did we taste endless 12, 15, 17 even Macallan 18, but we were reveled with whisky stories and whisky education by their brand ambassador. My favorite factoid of the evening, a bottle of 1926 vintage Macallan was sold at a Christies auction for $54,000 which is the highest selling liquor ever at auction! If you can find a way to snag an invitation to one of their events, definitely clear your calendar!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Samantha's Dating Ponder-How Do You Know When Your Relationship is Exclusive?

There comes a crossroads in every relationship when it is time to make things exclusive; just you and your partner. How do you make that move though? It is a bold and often scary step, especially for men, to commit to just one relationship. In order to set the record straight with out any awkwardness, you need to communicate with each other. It may happen one day when one of you plans it out or it may just be a sudden urge you feel when you look at someone and realize you really care about them and don't want them seeing anyone else. Be careful not to assume that just because you have stopped seeing other people does not mean that your partner has stopped seeing other people, which is why the exclusivity of your relationship needs to be communicated. Don't rush it; if things have been going well for a month or two, then  go ahead and bring it up when you feel comfortable. If talked about too soon, you may ruin whatever budding relationship is forming and scare your partner away. As long as you communicate and take things nice and easy, you will avoid any awkward conversations and get what you really want out of your new relationship.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Samantha's Dating Ponder-How Would You Define Dating?

Often times I will hear people say "I used to date him/her, " but what do they mean by this phrase? Did they go on a few dates with that person a long time ago or were they actually  "boyfriend/girlfriend"? How do you define dating? Many people seem to think that if they went on a few dates with someone, they dated them and then if they were more serious and spent more concentrated time, they were boyfriend, girlfriend. However, to me, I think that if you went out a few times with someone then you went "on a few dates with them" and if you dated someone that means you had "something" real with them, they were a special someone to you. I guess it's semantics but I would find it odd if a guy with whom I went on one date told people we dated. Don't you agree? What's your definition of dating??