Hard to believe it’s already time for another Shark Week on Discovery Channel!
Not familiar with Shark Week?
Shark Week first premiered in 1988, and was originally developed to raise awareness and educate people about sharks. Over the years, the programming has continued to expand in both quantity and style. Today, Discovery Channel even has a nighttime talk show called Shark After Dark LIVE, hosted by comedian Josh Wolf.
Shark Week is now broadcast in over 70 countries and typically takes place in July or August. It’s the longest running cable television programming event. If you haven’t kept in the loop, Shark Week 2014 starts Sunday, August 10.
This year, I’ll be watching Shark Week from a new condo here in Ambergris Caye, Belize, that I moved into last month. Before the move, I became obsessed with finding tropical and marine animal themed tablescapes and home decor for the new place. During my exhaustive Amazon searches, I came across some pretty cool shark-themed kitchen and dining items.
In honor of Shark Week 2014, here are some of the best shark-themed kitchen and dining items to get you in the mood.
Shark Wine Bottle Holders and Wine Stopper
These shark wine bottle holders are awesome. From the more realistic sharks to the whimsical Great White that reminds me of myself after a few glasses of wine, shark week fans should definitely have one of these shark wine bottle holders. I’m debating between ordering either the second or third…or all three.
Shark Game Room, Barware, and Accessories
If you aren’t necessarily a wine drinker, no worries! There are plenty of cool bar related shark accessories available. Try shark themed coasters, glasses, bottle stoppers, decanters, and even shark fin ice cubes — one of my personal favorites! If you are into art at all, the shark coasters are designed by artist Michael Godard one of my favorite artists from Vegas. A lot of his artwork used to adorn the walls of bars and restaurants and his distinctive style is very well-known. When he opened his gallery several years ago, I flew to Vegas for the grand opening and purchased the pool shark beer tap handle, which he signed. It’s one of my favorite collectibles and I’m hopeful I’ll have a game room and pool table again where I can display it.
Shark Tea Infusers
If I don’t have a glass of wine in my hand, I’m likely drinking a cup of Asian tea. Three years in Taiwan taught me a lot about the art of tea. As my knowledge base has grown, I’m figuring out I can appreciate the more expensive teas, which are typically loose leaf. Other than my favorite Taiwanese tea ceremony cups, tea infusers tend to be boring. Thankfully, some creative folk have come up with some really ingenious infusers that make drinking tea a lot more fun. While I could share all my favorites, going to stick here to the shark ones only since it’s Shark Week time.
Shark Coffee Mug
Not a tea drinker? Check out this cool “shark attack” coffee mug.
Shark Salt & Pepper Shakers
These shark salt and pepper shakers are definitely a fun addition for your Shark Week meals. Which is your favorite? Mine is the cute shark holding the salt and pepper shakers. If I hadn’t just bought lobster themed ones for my Belize condo, I’d definitely be adding him to my kitchen!
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