Last Indulgence | On the Geaux
Stylish go-cups are the new krewe throw or red Solo cup
Fall is finally here, which means a lot more porch and patio sitting and long walks in the neighborhood. The latter also means blowing through that stash of Mardi Gras throw cups in the kitchen cabinet until Carnival season kicks back in and it gets magically replenished. There are times when an Iris or even a red Solo cup does the trick, but other times, perhaps while on the way to a neighbor’s dinner party or up to Magazine Street to stroll before dinner and drinks, when you want something a tad more fashionable for that crisp Pinot Grigio (“garnished” with a couple of ice cubes, but that can be our secret). Enter Sym Glass stemware. Spied at White’s Mercantile (whitesmercantile.com) on Magazine Street — one of the newest locations throughout the South of the charming retail shops by Holly Williams (daugher of Hank Williams, Jr.) — this glass-free, BPA-free, polymer stemware is shatter-proof, reduces condensation and keeps the temperature of your beverage (hot or cold) while you sip it. Microwave and dishwasher safe, the durable polymer ensures that whether poolside or to-go, the last thing you have to worry about is careful handling of your new go-to go-cup. You might as well grab a set of the pint glasses while you’re at it, because you have to have something to put those gin and tonics in for happy hour cocktails on the porch.