Simply the Best began one year ago today!  I am so very grateful for each of you who spend time with me sharing our mutual interests and musings. I’m honoring this day by giving away a gift basket, filled with a few of my favorite things to create a festive brunch, from Dean & Deluca, home to some of the world’s best epicurean treats. I invite you to enter to win! You will find the instructions below.

I enjoy sharing favorite finds and good ideas that will hopefully inspire and be helpful to you. Dean & Deluca is certainly a favorite find that I believe will also delight you. This exciting emporium began in New York in 1977.  And now, because of their passion to bring to people the pleasures that cooking and eating can provide, they are in locations around the world.

You will find a feast for the eyes and all your senses at all locations. My weekly visits take place in Charlotte, where the marketplace and café captivate and inspire me. Caroline Winchester, the gracious manager, along with every employee of this destination for food-loving people, make us all feel welcomed and appreciated. I go there sometimes just to be entertained and educated by the vast array of food, wine, and housewares.

You can find everything you need to prepare a meal, including the cookware, serving pieces and flowers for the table. In fact, they also cater and will even prepare the meal for you.

It’s no secret how much I love their bakery. It’s also a favorite place to enjoy morning coffee, lunch before a movie, snacks afterwards or meet friends in the café.

Dean & Deluca is the go-to place to find something for everyone, whether it’s colorful, fun cupcake or cookie, a little hostess gift, something to bring cheer and a smile, or a treat just to say, “I love you!” You can also create gorgeous, special occasion baskets in any price range.

They will prepare those on the spot or you can order in advance. It’s fun to browse the aisles and find things perfect for the person and occasion, whether it’s made up of a couple of items or a basketful. They prepared this one for me to give to one of you, filled with fabulous foods for brunch and of course, a bottle of fine wine. Thank you, Dean & Deluca, and all of you for making my world a better place. You ALL are simply the best.

Store Manager, Caroline Winchester, showcasing giveaway basket.

Click here to enter to win this Dean & Deluca gift basket filled with a few of my favorite items for a delicious brunch! 

Gift basket valued at $130. Giveaway entry ends on September 22. The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on September 25 and notified via email.