Several years ago I had a sip of wine called Tignanello (pronounced “teen-ya-nello“). But let’s be real – in the states most people said “tig-na-nello“…or just plain old “Tig.” The Italiano of it all gets a little tricky, so the bartender kept it simple; it was a glass of “Tig.“ So there I am, with very minimal wine knowledge and I take a sip of this wine. It wasn’t just red or white – suddenly I understood what people meant by the body, legs, structure of wine. It was an ah-ha moment at its finest. For me, it became a “Tig” moment – a moment of getting it.
From that point on, any new awareness, any new discovery or “ohhhhh, I get it!” moment was a “Tig” moment. At New York Fashion Week understanding that clothes aren’t just pieces of fabric, but that they can be art. So Tig. Traveling off the beaten track and hand diving for sea urchin in Jamaica – understanding that travel is adventure and discovery, culture and surprise. A Tig moment, indeed. And the same could be said for my love of cooking & dining, for cultivating friendships that inspire you, for the idea of “beauty” and what that means to us. An understanding that comes with living your life to the fullest so that it bursts at the seams. An unbridled joy. An insatiable curiosity. That’s what Tig means to me.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure! I could not be more grateful for your support and companionship on this beautifully wild ride.
The Tig is a hub for the discerning palate – those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion & beauty. Founded by Meghan Markle, a Los Angeles native, with a love of farm to table dining, off the beaten path travel, style and timeless allure. She also stars as Rachel Zane on the hit series “Suits,” now in its fifth season.
Meghan created a space to share all of these loves, to invite friends to share theirs as well, and to be the breeding ground for ideas & excitement – – for an inspired lifestyle.
Photo by Jake Rosenberg