Her name: Julia Coney
Her game: Southern belle and connoisseur of all things beautimous, Julia Coney is a wordsmith, foodie, and travel connoisseur. Her blog, All About the Pretty, has been featured in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, Glamour Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, Essence.com, Glamour.com and the Washingtonian. But most importantly, she loves a good glass of vino.
What’s one quirky thing about you that most people don’t know?
“Really? I like to sing and dance with the remote like Tom Cruise in Risky Business at least 3 times a week. It starts off gospel then I segue to pop, then I always finish with a country music ballad. No music genre paints a story quite like country.”
What’s your nightcap of choice?
“Bourbon or tea. Depends on how the day went.”
What’s your ultimate comfort food?
“Anything with crawfish or Blue Bell ice cream. I'm from the South.”
You’re sipping on a glass of your favorite wine---what's playing on your iPod?
“It will be a podcast or anything by Jonathan Butler, Gregory Porter or Marcus Johnson. Jazz baby!”
What are your favorite places in the world?
“Paris and my mother's porch in Louisiana.”
Most memorable wine-drinking moment?
“Wow, there are so many. You would think it would be sipping wine in Paris with my husband because he's the first man I ever took to my favorite city. But, it's drinking wine in South Africa at M'Hudi Winery. The owner had a brai (BBQ) for the Americans (us during the 2010 World Cup) coming to visit. I had never drunk so much Pinotage in one sitting. It has become one of my favorite grapes to sip. The pictures are hilarious, but I will keep them to myself.”