Guest Picks: Keeping Hydrated with Functional Style
— Mariko from The Little Foodie
I love this. So much. I hope I don't accidentally pour hot chocolate into my real lens, though. It makes me wish for cold nights just so that I can bust it out.
I'd like to leave these out on the counter just to look at, during every season.
My husband is a ceramic artist, and his pitchers are some of my most prized possessions. I love to have useful fine art, and it really shines over those ugly plastic pitchers. This is just one of the many I found on Etsy, and I think green is a gorgeous color in the kitchen.
There are a few handmade cups that I reach for every day. I like the personality you can get in a mug that only an artist can provide. If you pick up a few handmade cups, you'll find soon that there will be a favorite that you don't want anyone else to touch. In this particular mug, I like the spiraling line that would fit just the right hand in a grasp.
I'm not a huge tea drinker, but I have some friends who are obsessed with the stuff. This takes tea time out of the house to any location. Genius!
Once I thought I could keep some soda in my regular insulated water bottle. After I opened the bottle to take a sip, my clothes told another story. Has this happened to you? Stanley made a leak-proof, sweat-proof carbonated beverage bottle. Your drink will stay fizzy after many hours. It sounds perfect for a romantic evening picnic.
Terracotta is a beautiful material, and I love the way it feels in my hands.
If you couldn't tell, it's important to me that my water is cold when I drink it. This insulating neoprene cover will help keep the carafe cold throughout dinner.
You know I have to have cold water in the fridge, at all times. My fridge could be full of these and I'd be happy. At this price, it could happen.
This was the first water bottle I bought for my daughter. I filled it with milk and didn't worry about spoilage when we went out. She inherited my same preference for cold beverages.
Drinking from glass is the best, but it can be scary to carry around. The sleeve on this helps protect it from breakage, and just looks great anyway. This fits easily in a car cup holder and has a leak-proof lid.
I have so many water bottles, and I always dribble a little when drinking from them. Maybe I'm awkward, but I can drink out of a glass without a problem. This makes it so I don't have to choose: a portable water glass with a lid. It's easier to clean all the corners than a small-mouthed bottle as well.
This is vacuum insulation in a no-nonsense, sleek tube. The lid is also a cup. Sometimes sharing a water bottle can be a nuisance, so I appreciate the option.
These are great for kids because they're durable and won't break when falling on the floor. I prefer the metal over plastic, and it makes sense to have these when the babies are learning to drink from a cup.
These would certainly be great for a party with colorful drinks, especially because the double wall eliminates the drip of condensation. Or you can fill these with hot drinks without needing a handle.
You can mix and match the pieces of this bottle to make different sizes and colors. The inside is stainless steel, making it good for smoothies or even oatmeal, especially since you can open it from the middle. This is a fun piece to add to your collection.
I think this bottle is amazing. I'm always checking out water filtration systems for emergencies because I live on an island. This does everything in a compact way, and it lasts for a long time before needing a replacement filter.
The absolute only bummer about having a reusable bottle is carrying it around when it's empty. It's heavy, and it takes up space in a traveling pack. The instant solution is this Platy Plus that holds one liter of water and can crush up to almost nothing when empty.
I like the tapered profile and the thread-less spout of this bottle. Hitting metal on your teeth isn't fun. It is easier to carry than the average steel bottle with its big loop that won't break off.
Does this happen to you: you want to go work out or go somewhere with just your water bottle and don't want to carry your key or money? I could attach my loose stuff in this water bottle's compartment as I play on the soccer field. Not that it's a locked box, but it sure beats the stuff jangling around in my pocket.
This is, hands down, my favorite bottle. It comes in several colors and mouth sizes, and it is insulated with a thinner wall than most of the other insulated bottles I've tried. This means more water for the weight, and that's important when you don't have a fridge or faucet close by.
I can't afford Le Creuset, but I can afford these mugs! I love the sheen of color on these. I want to put a dinner soup in them.Next: Glassware for all around the house