The Ice Geek Cometh

Ever since that first classic cocktail passed my lips (an Aviation, if you gotta know), I’ve been enamored with cocktail alchemy. Though my home attempts are more miss than hit, it’s still a mental exercise in taste and skill. After more than a few botched tipples, all I can say is blessed be the bartenders,Continue reading “The Ice Geek Cometh”

A Glutton’s Guide to Burlington, Vermont

Around New Years, the SO and I decided to get the hell out of Dodge and skip out on the hullabaloo of shiny dresses, clichéd sparklers and oh god, the crowds: The unwashed masses and drunks and Times Square revelers… Nope, no thanks. We wanted greener pastures, where we could eat and drink in theContinue reading “A Glutton’s Guide to Burlington, Vermont”

ICYMI: My “Local Expert” Wanderlists on Afar

Back when I was a young journalism student earnestly turning in assignments for my early classes, I fell in love with two newly released magazines that not only bucked the trend of dying mastheads by having the audacity to print, but also epitomized the kind of journalism I aspired to. The first was Monocle, withContinue reading “ICYMI: My “Local Expert” Wanderlists on Afar”

Explore + Stuff: My Self-Improvement Regimen

What follows is nothing more than a State of the Union of my pop culture spongedom. While I loves me some episodes of Bachelor Pad and the Housewives, I do like to temper my baser urges with higher pursuits, along with a soupçon of irreverent knowledge hoarding. If you’re looking for some fresh material to while away thisContinue reading “Explore + Stuff: My Self-Improvement Regimen”