Lower East Side: This Is Not The Real World at Nitecap

Beginning of Fall: October 1st, 2016 You might miss the portal to another world if you’re on your phone, but then again–whatever your preoccupied with must be more important. This is Nitecap, both an elegant yet cozy, craft cocktail yet divey, one-of-a-kind bar located on the Lower East Side It’s rare that a bar takesContinue reading “Lower East Side: This Is Not The Real World at Nitecap”

Midtown: Bar SixtyFive at Top of the Rock & A Drink with the New York Skyline

Three of the four walls of the room are windows, and the view is unobscured by the messy midtown skyline; Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room ascends as a literal offering to the skies. The Rainbow Room was named such in 1934, when several Rockefeller’s agreed that the name Stratosphere had fallen short on severalContinue reading “Midtown: Bar SixtyFive at Top of the Rock & A Drink with the New York Skyline”

Peru’s Celebrated Cocktail, the Pisco Sour

Lima, Peru–Pisco Sour, Pisco Shower! Sang the two French women. We were happy to be going out, finally. After long flights, an uncomfortable first night at our hostel and a long wait outside of a Mcdonald’s in a modest, Peruvian chill, our couch-surfing host arrived. Miguel Angel was a man of many languages, but fewContinue reading “Peru’s Celebrated Cocktail, the Pisco Sour”

The Weekly List #2–The Backdoor, Ocho, & Bastille

Thinking of the dreary nights, a nostalgic reverie,  for I’m onto life in Paris with my Seattle days behind me. A second list of drinks and establishments feels in order for this occasion! The Backdoor Sazerac, from the Back Door, a Sergio Leone from Ocho, and a French 75 from Bastille are the special three. Sensuous andContinue reading “The Weekly List #2–The Backdoor, Ocho, & Bastille”

Our brief history with Rice Whiskey–Luang Prabang, Laos

Somewhere in Northern Laos–The first experience I had with the stuff, was hardly into our first day. And it wasn’t optional. Our boat rested at the rickety wooden docks of a small village with huts that dotted the lush greenery of the Mekong riverbank. A welcome committee to us Westerners, as we were allured intoContinue reading “Our brief history with Rice Whiskey–Luang Prabang, Laos”

Piña Colada-Hin Wong Bungalows, Koh Tao, Thailand

Ao Hin Wong, Thailand-On the far side of Koh Tao, there is a secluded beach that’s protected from the normal hubbub of backpackers. Watch the days spread before you like a glimmering Southeast Asian cove, and the nights slip over the sky like a dark gown, cloaking the day with a seductive nostalgia leaving youContinue reading “Piña Colada-Hin Wong Bungalows, Koh Tao, Thailand”