The Best, Most Productive Day Ever

Sometimes you need a day for self-care. One of those days where you can sleep in, put a face mask on, paint your toenails, shave your prickly legs, use some of those bath salts that have been lying under your sink for the last several months, pop in a movie, & sip on a nice glass of wine. Doesn't that sound like the best, most productive day ever?

VGS chateau potelle

Although we may need a day for self-care, we often forget to do so. I made it a high priority & took a day to simply rest & take care of myself. I flipped through a year-old issue of Martha Stewart Living that had long been ignored & deemed that moment as the perfect opportunity to test out my VGS Chateau Potelle* wines.

VGS chateau potelle

I opened up a bottle of Potelle Two 2014 as I sat on the patio waiting for my toe nail polish to dry; I painted them a beautiful burgundy with flecks of chunky glitter. The Potelle Two, a red wine blend, looked like liquid ruby as I poured it into my glass. On the palette, the wine is medium bodied with a fruity flavor & a long, dry finish. 

VGS chateau potelle

I earmarked a recipe I wanted to try then opened the Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Eau de Tony. It tasted crisp & lively with its tropical fruit flavors of guava & pineapple as well as its aromas of kafir lime, wild fennel, lemongrass, & serrano pepper. The wine is named after Tony, who's been a part of the VGS family for 15 years.

VGS chateau potelle

Even though the "VGS" of VGS Chateau Potelle stands for "very good shit," the wine speaks for itself. The St. Helena, California-based winery produces about 5,000 cases a year, 95% of which goes directly to the consumer rather than a distributor. My face mask started to tingle when I noticed VGS included a wine flight tasting pass. Now that's a good excuse for a trip to Napa!

VGS chateau potelle

Out of the two wines, I preferred the red Potelle Two 2014. Although, there's potential for the Eau de Tony's flavors & aromas to develop over the next one to two years. Too bad I opened it already! In the span of an afternoon, I filed & styled my nails, painted both my fingers & toes, did a face mask, did a hair mask, shaved my legs, self-tanned, organized my makeup collection, & photographed a post. Sounds like the best, most productive day ever to me!

What's your idea of a productive day? Are you a wine fan? :]

* Disclaimer: VGS Chateau Potelle sent these wines as PR samples. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]

30 comments

  1. Sounds like a very relaxing day <3 Not really a fan of wine but it's the only drink my parents would let me have during occasions. :)

    Lyka Chiang

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  2. The name is so funny, seems nice.

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  3. Great post! I often forget to take the time to really take care of myself, this post is a great reminder. Also great photography!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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  4. I don't really like wine, but these look tasty!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  5. I love that your most productive day ever heavily involves alcohol, Carmen I think we are soul mates. Great post, completely agree that self-care is the best thing you could do not only for yourself but for your future dreams and aspirations. Great post Carmen, hope you have a crackalackin' Christmas xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  6. I'm glad you have such a productive day! It always make you feel like you can conquer the entire world haha. The pictures are amazing btw

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  7. This sounds like such a treat! i think I would devour both of them - I am a huuuge wine lover
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

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  8. Definitely agree with you!! SO nice having a day for yourself. Have a nice day!

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  9. Productive days are my favourite days ever!
    Merry Christmas!

    Laura | http://www.furiouslychic.ch/

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  10. I love a good wine. I usually go for rose. Happy holidays x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  11. Oh I loove wine, will die for trying those ones! ♥

    www.heresometimes.com

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  12. NICE !!!
    MERRY XMAS LOVE.
    KISSES.

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  13. Productive days just add life and glamour and colour to anyone's mind... Not really a fan of Red wine but one i tasted got me thinking with love for it... very nice but sadly can't remember the product.

    Merry Christmas girl.


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  14. Ooh they both sound like fab bottles of wine xx

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  15. Raindrops of SapphireDecember 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  16. I am definitely wine fan :) Love your post.
    xoxo

    http://beseenbepopular.com

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  17. Absolutely, productive days feel so good. :]

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  18. I need to get more into roses. Do you recommend anything in particular? :]

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  19. These were devoured with friends pretty quickly. :]

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  20. Absolutely. It's necessary sometimes. :]

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  21. Definitely! Once I cross off a few items from my to do list, I feel unstoppable! :]

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  22. Bahahaha, I like to think it was for work....right?? ;]

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  23. It is, isn't it? I thought it was hilarious first time I read it. :]

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  24. Absolutely Caroline. Wishing you a wonderful day. :]

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  25. Nikita Raj RaikwarMarch 9, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    I'm mostly a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir person. For me the most productive day is when I get to be in my attic, perusing through my favourite author reads while trying to review a few books piled up and sipping through hot chocolate.
    I am one that prefers cuddling with books in a blanket while my blog stays lay open in front of me in my cute lil lappy.
    Third to include is the doodling I do ^_^.

    That's pretty much productive to me. Lazing around, sipping through hot chocolate, reading my favourite reads, blogging and not to forget my infinite love for mandala doodling!

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