Today was the official announcement of 2022's World's 50 Best Bars - congratulations to Paradiso in Barcelona for being named the World's Best Bar! Best of lists are often imperfect, but they are also interesting – especially if you dig into how they are crafted. One of the lists I’ve been following for a while … Continue reading The World’s Best Bars 2009-2022
About a week ago, the Instagram account for Healthy Pour posted an amazing series that should be required reading for everyone who is in or enjoys the hospitality industry. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Healthy Pour (@healthy.pour) My first reaction was joy. Here was the message I've been trying to share … Continue reading The Message that Matters
After wanting to write about hospitality, customer service, and being a good customer for ages - a friend suggested I do so in the form of an advice "column." Social anxiety and unanswered questions kept me from exploring the world for far too long - and if I can get even one person to feel comfortable in a new situation, it's worth it!
It's been a couple of weeks since 2019 rolled in and it's finally time to post the 2018 Bar Charts! I started keeping track of our bar visits in my Bullet Journal back in October 2017 and converted it to a spreadsheet early in 2018. As the year went on, I used this project as … Continue reading 2018 Final Statistics
New Orleans - July 2018 A few months ago, my husband’s company announced that they would be having a work meeting in New Orleans in July. “New Orleans in July?” I said, “that’s going to be awful!” Turns out, I was right - at least in terms of the weather. July in New Orleans is objectively … Continue reading New Orleans & a Taste of Tales
I am an unlikely candidate to write a blog about drinking. I’ve only just learned the difference between bourbon and rye, I don’t have an Old Fashioned recipe memorized, and I rarely make myself drinks at home. My late entrance into the cocktail scene wasn’t out of lack of interest, but rather years of social anxiety. … Continue reading How drinking helped my social anxiety, but not in the way you might think