But I am very happy with my first purchase. Glass straws! I couldn't choose, so I ordered both bent and straight styles.
I love straws, for some reason. I like to use them with almost everything. This is probably not an issue for most people, but when you work in science there is always an eco-minded person glaring at you over your be-strawed happy hour drink. My straw obsession has survived years of this treatment, but I do feel increasingly guilty about it.
The glass straws are a great solution. They are very sturdy, easily washable, and much more chic than the plastic ones. I can't wait for our first summer mojito party, where we'll all be able to sip in style. My only regret is that I would like them to be just a bit more delicate (and these are the smaller, "iced tea" size, as opposed to the "smoothie" size), but then I would probably go around breaking them all the time, so I guess it's a catch 22.
Want to try one? The company, Glass Dharma, is offering everyone a free straw to celebrate Earth month. Just go to the site, click on the free straw link, and read the instructions. You have to pay $3 shipping, but you get the straw for free. Even if you don't suffer from straw guilt, I think you'll fall in love with these sleek options. They feel very adult.
what a great thing! I think it is a very good purchase! xoReplyDelete
What a fabulous first purchase. I just went to their site and signed up for my free straw. I might have to get a few more, though!ReplyDelete
those are LOVELY! the bent is really beautiful. xoxoReplyDelete
Congrats on your first purchase. But seriously, when is the Forever 21 spree?ReplyDelete
They're so, so elegant! Instantly making any drink more attractive!ReplyDelete
What a genius and beautiful idea.ReplyDelete
my goodness. what style! i love them. free straw here i come (plus another for the boy?...maybe)ReplyDelete
Glass straws?! Genius! Your photos are beautiful too!ReplyDelete
ha i am that person who glares at plastic straws in restaurants - but glass straws are a great idea! i may just hop over for the free one.ReplyDelete
what a fun idea...i'm also a huge fan of straws (even in my hot coffee), so i think this was a great first purchase.ReplyDelete
These are adorable, I think I like the bent one best. I don't even use straws but those are so cute it might be worth getting a few.ReplyDelete
(and don't think I'm weird, but the idea of using them for a modern flower arrangement of some kind also popped in my head)
i've been wanting to pick up straws because we've been getting way into smoothies at home lately. these would be perfect. thanks!
Love these. I'm a straw lover too!ReplyDelete
Those are so glamorous! Love them.ReplyDelete
They really dress up any drink! Bravo!ReplyDelete
beautiful choice and thanks for the heads upReplyDelete
those are so cool.ReplyDelete
ooh, what a great excuse to have pipe cleaners, too! i always wanted to use one for something other than a craft, but the likelihood of my smoking a pipe is pretty small (though i would be tempted if i had a mystery to solve). thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
it looks so great!! love both the straight and slightly bent! :)ReplyDelete
So cool. They had something very similar on Oprah yesterday, but I think they were metallic, to bring along in your lunch bag. My only question is how do you keep them clean?ReplyDelete
oooh seriously lovely and yes, rather grown up, (though I would say that as I think 37 qualifies as a grown up of sorts!). Cool that they are eco friendly, I checked out your link to the free straw but sadly am too far away in the UK to benefit from such loveliness!! :)ReplyDelete
oh these are brilliant and lovely!ReplyDelete
Oh I love! I'm a bigtime straw-chewer though, so I have this image of the straw breaking and me having glass shards all over my tongue. I'm sure they're much sturdier than that. Haha :)ReplyDelete
ooooo, I never though of the idea of having glass straws. How clever!ReplyDelete
These are great, Rachel! I like the bent one best. And that drink looks so refreshing and springy!ReplyDelete
I've never seen glass straws before, how fun,really jazzes up an ordinary drink!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love these! What a great 'first' purchase!ReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE straws!!! I have my little stash of hot pink and lime green plastic straws..and while there is some guilt in wasting that plastic....that hot pink straw looking at me from my drink somehow seems to be worth it!! These are a great alternative, thanks for the fun post : )ReplyDelete
wow, that's such a cool purchase! ;)ReplyDelete
Just curious, did you shake? Did you rattle and roll during the first purchase? Did it feel good or weird?ReplyDelete
I love the straws-
Brilliant! Love this idea! Plus glass straws make efficient mojito-stirrers, much nicer than crinkly plastic. AND, isn't it better for you to drink out of glass than plastic?ReplyDelete
Marvelous idea, I hope their site delivers to England. Are they heatproof?ReplyDelete
i love them...i've been wanting to get one, but honestly i was skeptical...but now i can get one!!ReplyDelete
I want one!!!!ReplyDelete
i loved this...and i went straight away to glass dharma. did anyone else have a problem at checkout? it said that the coupon code they give was "limited to 500 uses" or something like that. sad. supposed to last 'til 4/30.ReplyDelete