a day on set with square one organic rye based vodka. i’m already a big fan of square one vodka, and have been ever since my first sip of square one cucumber. it was a real treat to get to assist on this shoot, meet the owner, and enjoy some cocktails. all four of their products are stand-out, ingredients are all organic, sourced directly from farmers, and their distiller is certified organic.
i had the pleasure of assisting the gf on a calendar/promo photoshoot for lupec sf (ladies united for the preservation of endangered cocktails) at hotsy totsy club in albany. the bar is an incredible little retro box with a free jukebox, very random art, vintage videos, and killer cocktails. the 20+ ladies–all bartenders, bar owners, booze PR powerhouses, or owners of their own booze or syrups line–transformed with vintage wardrobe, hair, make-up and a bowl of punch. once the shoot wrapped we enjoyed tacos, burritos and ceviche from the taco truck outside, paired with one of bar-owner jessica’s creations, ‘bitter rivers:’ gin, aperol, splash of grapefruit and lime juice, club soda, and rhubarb bitters. it was lights and refreshing with the right balance of bitter.
home from holiday after a month away and clearly i didn’t blog while i was gone (something i’m already regretting but i guess i had to learn this lesson). its good to be home, see the pup and friends, but its definitely a hard adjustment. over the next week i’ll be blogging non-stop about the trip so that i can get back to blogging about life.
and, to give credit where credit is due: all the photos on this blog that are actually good are courtesy of my very talented girlfriend, kelly puleio.