For my entire adult life I have held the false belief that I was not engaging unless I was drinking, that I needed a drink to relax and help “take the edge off”, and I didn’t really have fun at the party because I didn’t get sick or pass out. I have never felt so alive, present, healthy, and truly authentic with the people I love the most. And in New Orleans, no less!
Today is the first day of the new summer menu and I must say, it is a huge relief. Developing a new menu consumes my brainpower. Sometimes my first thought upon waking is what garnish needs to go on that new drink….or how the current one could be improved. I know I could benefit greatly …Continue Reading
A lot has been happening with me lately. So much has been happening, in fact, that I have not taken the time to write about it, except to myself. I’ve decided to take this blog a lot more seriously by writing more regularly, and a lot less seriously at the same time, by not caring …Continue Reading
A young bartender/male model/med student was sitting at my bar this past weekend and did not enjoy either of the cocktails that he ordered. When I spoke to him about what could be the problem–and I knew it wasn’t me because the drinks had passed my usual scrutiny–he complained that he had not yet “developed …Continue Reading