This winter I’ll be attending the wedding of the first of my friends to get married. I’ve been to other fancy events with my family, situations where I was brought along as the child of my parents instead of as an adult myself. However, when your name is on the invitation, there is a greater expectation to […]
We’ve all experienced this. You’re at a crowded party, parked (wisely) next to the bar. A new guest comes in, quickly shoves a middling bottle of wine into the cooler amidst the “hi, how are you” chaos, and then makes a beeline for the good stuff.
Wine tasting is intimidating. It doesn’t matter where it happens. You could be holding a glass of Merlot across from your grandmother at a bridge game. She asks “How does it taste, dearie?” You panic, throw the glass at the wall and scream “Why don’t you tell me how it tastes, grandma?,” and storm out.
So you’re sitting down for a meal at a fantastic restaurant that just happens to be BYOB (bring your own booze, or as we like to say, BYOW – bring your own wine). You greet the host, settle in at a table, and take out your bottle of wine. Now what? Do you go ahead […]
At some point in your career, you’re going to get invited out by your boss for happy hour drinks, and regardless of whether or not you like him or her, you’re going to have to go, because let’s be honest, you’d like to receive that raise or promotion that you rightfully deserve. But heading out to […]
For many people with kids, sacrificing some of the pleasures they used to enjoy pre-children seems like too much of a tradeoff just for the joy of having children – which is ridiculous. But that doesn’t prevent many of these individuals from still trying to take part in pre-child adult activities with their kids. Mainly we’re talking […]
Let’s be honest–summer is the season to drink. During the summer months all across America, people find flimsy excuses to imbibe–I’m looking at you, National Tequila Day–and to do so outdoors whenever possible. This means that you and your coworkers may be itching to ditch the office in search of the best nearby happy hour. […]
When it comes to dandying up for a night at a fancier looking bar, a drinking man might feel stuck. A cocktail bar isn’t exactly straight laced enough to don business attire, but it’s also not ideal for Sunday hangout garb. Luckily, as much as I love dolling up, I like dressing you up more. […]
I adore dressing up. For most of my life, I attended schools that had pretty strict dress codes, leading me to get super creative (and often theatrical) in my attire. I’ve since then calmed down, but if there’s one place to get a little festive, it’s a cocktail bar. Cocktail bars aren’t always fancy, but […]