Wine o'Clock

california wine club moms who need wine!

There comes a point in every mom’s day when she can choose either to whine about how she never has any time for herself or woman up and pour herself a drink.

The California Wine Club is betting you’ll decide to release all that bottled-up tension with a glass of wine. Subscribe to the Wine Moms Series and each month two lovely bottles of limited-production, award-winning vino will be chosen specifically with you in mind. Deliveries includes bottle notes from Momswhoneedwine.com, recipe cards for food pairings, and a link to succinct video intros from wine coach (and mom) Laurie Forster.

You can get two reds, two whites, or one of each. And though you might be wondering if all the mommy branding is just a gimmick to get you to buy, when you’re quietly enjoying that 2005 Sangiovese Il Palio after bedtime, you really won’t care.

Available online at cawineclub.com. Monthly membership, $49 (includes shipping and handling).

this week in miami!

Loco Luau

What: Celebrate the start of summer Hawaiian style, with rides, music, and dancing.
Why: Fire-eaters heat things up.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: North Shore Park Youth Center, 501 72nd St. (305-861-3616). Admission is free.

Pippi Longstocking

What: A lively musical about the famously pigtailed redhead.
Why: Get a kick out of her kooky fashion sense.
When: Thru Aug. 7. Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (305-444-9293). Tickets at 305-444-9293 ext. 1 or online at tickets.actorsplayhouse.org. Adults and children, $17 in advance; $15 at the door.

Parent and Child Meditation Class
What: Yogis of all sizes learn techniques to promote relaxation and inner harmony.
Why: A more refined approach to time-out.
When: Ongoing. Tues. & Thurs., 7-8 p.m.
Where: Zen Village, 3570 Main Hwy. (305-567-0165). Parent and one child, $15; additional parents and children, $5 each. Registration required.

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Zen Village
3570 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
North Shore Park Youth Center
501 72nd St
@ Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
280 Miracle Mile
Miami, FL 33134