One of my favorite things is girl talk. It is a rare occurrence that I get to indulge in, but when I do get to indulge, it's a treat. It's in our genetic coding; our lack of Y chromosome leads us to fill our daily quote of drama, gossip, and giggles. Now that I'm older and can purchase alcohol, it is an easy way to refine any girl-date. Here, with my friend, we put lavender syrup into our champagne flutes and topped with an inexpensive varietal. It was delicious and perfect for a rainy day. It really brightened our spirits and the lavender helped recall spring time. After all, April showers bring May flowers - at least in other parts of the country.