Lips. Roosters & Michael Graves.

What do these three things have in common? They all describe my adorable new Michael Graves tea kettle which was purchased this weekend at Target.

Michael Graves for Target Tea Kettle
Michael Graves for Target Tea Kettle

Now, this isn’t exactly the rooster kettle I purchased, but it’s similar in it’s look at feel. I find it’s important to purchase an item from your personal list of “finer things” from time to time, and luckily for me my time was this weekend.

And now allow me to explain the title of this post:

1. Lips.
Actually spout. They must be shaped appropriately (slanted up) as to minimize spills / dripping and maximize boiling water to mug.

2. Rooster
At the top of my spout is the cutest red rooster head. When the water is boiling the rooster crows, as if to wake me from my morning slumber.

3. Michael Graves
Michael Graves, one of the most celebrated architects and designers of our time, created this tea kettle for Target. His philosophy is simple: “Good design should be accessible to all.” The Michael Graves Design Collection for Target is comprised of 200 kitchen, cleaning, storage and home décor products designed to meet your needs and enhance your lifestyle. Each piece is “an inspired balance of form and function created to infuse our daily lives with great design and joy.”

The best part is, no storage space is compromised! Since the kettle is designed to infuse my daily life with joy, why the heck would I place it in the dark depths of my pantry? It sits out on my stove for all visitors to see. In Fact, swing by and take a look yourself! A complementary cup of warm chamomile tea will be included in your visit.

Why Wegmans is the BEST: Reason #2

Fresh baked bread. Daily. Hourly. Even late!

I usually make at least 3 trips to Wegmans over the weekend, sometimes 4. Now, Saturday I spent most of the day cleaning my house and getting it “Christmas ready” and then headed out to grab a few items for dinner. I decided it would be delicious to have some fresh baked bread to accompany my pasta, but was unsure whether the bread would still be warmly fresh at 6PM like it is at 6AM.

Well that was silly! Of course it will be warm! It’s Wegmans!!!

The moment my hand hit the freshly wrapped bread package I could feel the warmness and I nearly melted. It was 6PM! They were still churning out the freshly baked bread! This is why I love Wegmans. They work late for the people, like me, who might come in at 6PM hoping for a warm loaf of bread for dinner. This is why it’s brand is so strong! They know what I’m looking before I even THINK to ask! Brilliant!

So like a goober, I totally savored in my warm bread moment. I brought it to my face and closed my eyes. I took a deep breath, breathing in it’s freshly baked goodness and exhaled. Slowly. Then I looked at the loaf and said “mmmmmmmmmmm!” and as I was about to turn around and head for the pasta sauce I noticed the bread baker behind the counter was staring at me. He just smiled and then went back to his business. At first I was self conscious, but then I realized – He enjoyed watching my warm bread moment! He loved the fact that I was oozing over the bread he just baked and put out on the shelf. I didn’t even have to say anything for him to feel my excitement thus my thanks. And that my friends is non-verbal communication at it’s finest!

There we have reason #2. I beg you to test my observation and go looking for a freshly baked bread around 6PM at Wegmans. You’ll surely be as delighted as I was. Make sure to enjoy the warm bread moment too – the baker appreciates it!