The past weekend I spent in NYC with three of my four best friends from high school. Though it wasn't a shop-till-you-drop type weekend (we had too much catching up to do for that), we did visit some boutiques that I'd wanted to see in person. One such was Pasanella & Son, a wine shop and enoteca located near the Seaport. (Check out its fabulous business card - printed on cork, backed with a magnet - perched atop a gorgeous little notebook I picked up at John Derian.)
For me, touring Pasanella & Son represented slightly more than browsing for luxury consummables, because the store is owned by designer Marco Pasanella and his wife, Rebecca Robertson Pasanella - who happens to be Deputy Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living (and former Senior Home Editor at Blueprint).
Among the gorgous array of wines (more on that below) were fixtures that seemed rather familiar. On second glance, my friend Lindsay helpfully pointed out that the emerald-and-yellow wingchair (above) appeared in a recent issue of Living. And I realized the amazing bench beneath a grid of displayed bottles was the same bench from my favorite oft-referenced Blueprint cover.
Be sure to check out They'll Drink to That, a guide to throwing a wine-tasting dinner that was shot in the space (and appeared in Blueprint Fall 2006), as well as Lofty Ambition, a tour of the Pasanella's renovated living space above the shop.
My adorable friends, leaving the store with our purchases, excited to...drink them.
On the shop's website is a fun-to-browse section called "As Good As They Look", devoted to beautiful bottles. Here are my picks based on display-worthiness, clockwise from top left: Blume Marillen Apricot Eau-de-Vie; Vinos de Terrunos Siete 7 2008 (I bought this); Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos 2006; Bols Genever Holland Gin; Corzo Tequila Reposado; Merieau Bulles Cremant de Loire 2006; St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur (this is delicious - highly recommend).
Images taken by me, except for the bottle images from Pasanella & Son.