50 Best Hotel Bars | Complex Magazine →
What is the experience sought at a hotel bar in present times? Traditionally, the hotel bar offered a feeling of comfort to the “traveler”, and mainly precluded non-guests. It was mainly patronized by the business traveler, the parents of a traveling family, and celebrities in town for the night. With the advent of the “boutique” hotel, the identity of the...
Searching Until the "Bitter" End | Angostura... →
Bitters. Some people see that word and are clueless. Bless their hearts, for they know not what they do. Others see the word and Italian violins start playing in their ears. But what if bitters were…unavailable? Essentially non-existent? Unattainable? That can’t be life, right? I went to a Valentine’s Day party last year, intending to try my hand at a champagne — cava...
Pharrell x Smirnoff | Start "Pure"? →
Soooooo, when we last saw our hero, he was pushing a soft, light, colorful, regal liqueur. A month later, he’s saying that wasn’t “pure” enough — the best expression for mixology is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Say whaaaa??? To each their own — and I have no Grammy’s, Pritzker Prizes, or Spirited Awards to my name — but let’s think...
Feeling Stressed Out? →
“Yo, it’s too much strain for nominal gain I’m going through things; headaches, abdominal pain Tryna numb it with that Ketel like I’m from the Ukraine….” Instead of picking up the bottle, pick up an album talking about the bottle….best of both worlds! Seriously though, ensure your sessions and meetups are strictly congenial and not the first step to a...
Gin O'Clock | Imbibing at The Hour →
This article argues the merits and the pitfalls of imbibing at The Hour. It posits whether The Hour is every hard worker’s just reward or if it’s just the 4th step on the way to arriving in a 12-step program. Arguments can be supported on either side, siding towards taking time to indulge or towards a temperance approach. When I started this blog, I felt that one of the many aims I...
Money is involved in the time taken up by a business transaction, the time in...– Le Corbusier, When The Cathedrals Were White