Tag Archives: vodka
Snakes and Horses and Pomelo Sea Breezes
Last year my mother in law captured my imagination by describing the Chinese New Year of the Snake that we were entering, as a year of twists and turns, some for good, and some for bad. Though she is no … Continue reading
When I first started coming to New York, about 10 years ago, Appletinis were The Thing to drink. They were vivid green. AndÂ whollyÂ awesome. Then Cosmos came along, and that was the end of that. And then Cosmos too were over … Continue reading
Grapefruit coolers and Burlesque
The SlapFight sketch show after party was held in the Comedy Bar, where Scott had managed to secure a drinks deal. There we all were, patting ourselves on the back for another show accomplished, plus laughs, minus tumble weed, when … Continue reading
Gold Topped Cosmos
The UAE is a country of contrasts. Souks and Supermalls. Camel Markets and Ferrari World. Desert and Skiing. Jon was working at NYU Abu Dhabi and I was along for the holiday ride.
Sex on the beach â€“ and a trip to the Playboy Mansion
â€œI was covering a golf party at the Playboy Mansion,â€ said Rhett, casually. Rhett is a sketch writer, and son of infinitely awesome parents, naming-wise. Heâ€™d been interning at a paper in LA, he said, and had been sent out … Continue reading
Salty Dogs and the problem with lizards
â€œI wouldnâ€™t recommend a lizard,â€ said Heidi. We were at my Grandmaâ€™s drinking tea when the subject of pets had come up.
Model Behavior – and French Martinis
As Fashion Week steps up in New York, models can be seen in bars all over town, drinking cocktails and generally just being beautiful and skinny and incredibly young. And even in the lobby of our building, le mode is … Continue reading
The Wednesday Tipple – Headless Horsemen, and a Headless Woman
Walking down the midway at the Sussex County Fair, you could hardly fail to notice the booth containing the Headless Woman.
The Wednesday Tipple – Salty Dogs, Fleet Week and Other Nautical Musings
Itâ€™s fleet week here in NYC, which means that enormous ships are floating along side Manhattan like pods on a space ship, and bars up and down the west side are filled with men in uniforms and the gals and … Continue reading
The Wednesday Tipple – Rhubarb Vodka, delayed gratification, and naming stars with physicists
Itâ€™s interesting to talk to Jonâ€™s physicist colleagues, who often have a very different spin on things that happen in life. â€œNobody wants to do local galaxies anymore,â€ they say in passing at parties.