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Shameless plug…whatever

July 26, 2008

If you are a bride (or groom)-to-be who wants to introduce their wedding party to one another over a few cocktails, check out the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of The Knot Magazine (yes, I’m an editor there). Courtesy of Slurp! Drinks and Light Fare, All Day, All Night, you’ll find classic sips, from the chic Bellini to the kitschy Singapore Sling. Here’s a preview:

The Casablanca
Courtesy of Slurp!
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. coconut milk
1 oz. rum
1/4 oz. grenadine
ice cubes
1 slice of lime, for garnish
1 slice of pineapple, for garnish

Place all ingredients except for the lime and pineapple slices in a shaker and shake well. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with slices of lime and pineapple.


Elderflower in Bloom

July 4, 2008

My new favorite spirit: St. Germain. This French liqueur made with elderflower picked from the Alps popped up my radar last fall, when I used its elegant pale blue and gold patterned ad campaign to inspire a Wedding Style story for The Knot (see above, and yes, I find inspiration for my day job in alcoholic beverages, go figure). Since then, St. Germain seems to be everywhere, including at-home liquor cabinets (mine included) and behind the bar all over NYC. Last night, at Barmarché in NoLiTa I sipped The Take Off: a martini made of Plymouth Gin, St. Germain, Luxardo maraschino liqueur (another up-and-coming spirit), lemon juice, grapefruit, and an orange twist. For a refreshing summer sipper, try mixing up this concoction at home, courtesy of the brothers von Tobel:

The von Tobel
Equal parts St. Germain and vodka
Juice of 1/2 lime
5 raspberries
5 blackberries
1/2 strawberry

Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a collins glass, and top with club soda. Finish off with a floater of St. Germain.

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