Archive for September, 2007

Two years, five photo shoots, and counting…

September 28, 2007

It’s hard to believe that almost two years have gone by since I finally made the move to New York (and my brother and Jenn got married!) Time truly flies. And just this past week, The Knot TV posted some of the photo shoots I’ve worked on since I started working there. These projects are really what makes my job all worth it (despite the gray hairs they give me!). So much fun — enjoy!

1) Wedding Style: Modern Ocean Motif

2) Wedding Style: 5 Color Combos (video) or (slideshow)

3) Wedding Style: 4 Hot Trends and Couture Cakes

4) Wedding Style: Precious Metals

5) Wedding Style: Spring Ahead

It’s the martini talking…

September 23, 2007

This past Friday night I met a friend for a drink after work at one of the most fabulous places in New York: Flat Iron Lounge — very old school, very Art Deco, very Frank Sinatra. A colleague recently told me that this place serves the most fantastic cocktails in the city, and it did not dissappoint (thank you Mr. Victor Thompson). My martini was a lovely sensation of vodka infused with pearls of jasmine and white peach and garnished with the prettiest orchid…hello, deliciousness! Of course I had two ­čśë The recipes, of course, are a secret, but I thought I’d share two fall-inspired cocktails to kick off the season (and to tide you over until the 4th Annual Martini Talk). Cheers!

Gingered Pear
Courtesy of Stirrings
3 oz. Stirrings Pear Martini Mixer
2 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1 oz. Stirrings Ginger Ale
Stirrings Spiced Apple Rimmer Garnish
Slice of fresh ginger

Build in an iced highball with Stirrings Spiced Apple Rimmer and a slice of pear, short shake, and top with Stirrings Ginger Ale.

Pomegranate Mimosa
Courtesy of POM Wonderful
1/2 oz. POM Wonderful® 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 glass of dry champagne
1/2 oz. Cointreau®

Pour champagne into a champagne flute. Add pomegranate juice and float the Cointreau on top.

A little martini talk:
“There is something about a martini,
A tingle remarkably pleasant:
A yellow, mellow martini:
I wish I had one at present.”
— Ogden Nash

“I love to drink martinis,
Two at the very most.
Three I’m under the table.
Four I’m under the host!”
— Dorothy Parker