Archives for May 2012

Empire State of Sasha: Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Part festival, part fête, part conference, part cocktail party – the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is an annual celebration of the myriad points of intersection between cocktails and culture.

Across five days and the four boroughs, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic (May 17-21) offered industry pros and enthusiasts alike a vast array of unique experiences (*ahem* Gentleman’s Cocktail Crawl with The Italian) and events (shout out to the fab John Henry from for his stellar presentation on marketing up-and-coming spirits brands!)

John Henry talking about marketing and advertising for liquor brands

with The Italian during the Gentleman's Cocktail Crawl

The Huffington Post definitely said it best,

“Like a plague of locusts or an army of Huns, the cocktailian hordes descended on New York City on May 11 — bar owners, mixologists, distillers, publicists, writers, and plain old fans of a boozy good time [Read more…]

Interview with “Happy Bitch” Author Keryl Pesce [Wine and Bling GIVEAWAY]

 “She’s no longer a bitch. She’s a Happy Bitch!”

Keryl Pesce’s brand began with her self-help book entitled “Happy Bitch – The girlfriend’s straight-up guide to losing the baggage and finding the fun, fabulous you inside!.”

In her straight-up and “girlfriend-friendly” style, Pesce shares her new found perspective and strength following a painful divorce and shows readers how regardless of their baggage, they too can transform their lives from heartache and struggle to peace and lasting happiness.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow pink-enthusiast Pesce recently and here’s what she had to say:- [Read more…]