The Ink Stained Pearl


About The Ink Stained Pearl

It takes time and a great amount of pressure to create a Pearl. It's not always pretty and its rarely perfect, but it's proof that with enough strength anything can be beautiful. This Pearl is passionate and curious, loves to wander and investigate, often with messy hair and ink smudged fingers, but with the best of intentions. Follow me as I study food, wine, wellness, travel and more.



‘Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” If you’re an avid Pearl reader, you may remember this quote from a previous article of mine on Terroir. Is this artistic recycling just sheer laziness on my part? Well probably. But also Chuck Palahniuk […]

The Ink Stained Pearl vs The Wine Vessel


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Ray of Solace. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” There aren’t many quotes that fully encapsulate relationships in so few words like F. Scott […]

The Ink Stained Pearl vs The F Scott Fitzgerald Quote: ...



This week I got the chance to sit down with another ambassador for the Tales of Reese cause, Omar Torres. After just a few minutes with this guy you realize he’s more than just a pretty face (but quite the pretty face nonetheless!) It was quickly apparent he had a […]

The Ink Stained Pearl Interviews Omar Torres





Recently I had the chance to sit down with a wonderfully spunky little ball of energy named Rachel Locker. This girl is both full of enthusiasm and spirit! Here’s what she had to say about coaching CrossFit and working with Tales of Reese. First of all, Rachel, tell us a […]

The Ink Stained Pearl interviews Rachel Locker


There’s nothing we love more at Taste of Purple than a day of “industry research.” This of course is just a fancy term for the days we all forget our responsibilities and go run away to taste wines. Recently, in one of our teams many (many) travels to Long Island […]

Taste of Purple visits Bedell Cellars


Recently my travels took me to the outskirts of Long Island to visit with some wineries there. While the North Fork proved to be overflowing with tasting rooms, the South Fork contains significantly fewer wineries. The vineyards we found there, however, were definitely worth the trip. One such vineyard was […]

The Ink Stained Pearl visits Wolffer Estate