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Surf Break: A Portuguese Wine Tasting


Surf Break: A Portuguese Wine Tasting

After a long couple of days surfing (note: in my case "surfing" = having a love affair with being drowned by waves of arctic temperatures (loved it by the way)), the idea of an afternoon wine tasting naturally sparked my interest. What better way to learn about Portuguese culture than to taste some of nature's magic water with a group of Scandinavians. Sounds horrible, I know. 


A Lufthansa Lunch Date


A Lufthansa Lunch Date

Disclaimer: I am currently 40,000 feet in the air on a double decker airplane somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean with a few glasses of wine in me ('Tis the season). 

For some reason I find airplanes quite relaxing. Partly because I can sleep anywhere - middle seat, emergency exit row, you name it and lights are out before the flight attendants can press play on the safety video.

Today I am flying from Frankfurt to Orlando on Lufthansa's big boy Airbus - double decker and all. Everyone knows Christmas in Germany is important, but Lufthansa really outdid themselves this season. Not only is their airport terminal decked out, but Wreaths even hang in the gallies. Amenity kits have been swapped out for a felted grey dop kit lined with Christmas fabric, wrapped with a little red bow, bell included. How many times do I have to say, it's all in the details?

The Holiday just so happened to be the feature movie on this flight (one of my all time favorites) - so here is my very merry Lufthansa lunch date as told by Cameron, Jude, Kate and Jack. 

The amenity kit 

Lufthansa Holiday Amenity Kit
Lufthansa Holiday Dop Kit

The Wine Selection 

Red or white, Cameron? Lufthansa had a very generous selection of wines from all over the world. I chose the German Riesling to refrain from any withdrawls from my country of residence. 

Lufthansa Holiday Wine Selection

My first (date) course with Jude Law. 

The Kurbis-pepperpuree was the perfect start to the date as you can see by Jude's facial expression. 


And then Cameron interrupted... she was predominantly upset that she couldn't eat the crispy bread rolls #carbs. 


Jack black sings theme songs to the Classics. 

The classics also including Germany's traditional rolled noodles and onions - a Christmas market staple. 

Christmas Market food Germany

The Finale 

Dessert, fresh fruit and Christmas cookies. Need I say more?

Dessert a la Lufthansa

The movie just so happened to end at the end of the wonderful food service. Talk about perfect timing.

Thoughts? Lufthansa is incredible no matter where you sit on the airplane. But I think we all already knew this. Happy to be back in the sunshine state with my family for the holidays! 

Airplane View Airbus A380


Have a very Merry Christmas & a even happier new year! 

Speak soon,