DRAGGING MYSELF OUT OF THE HOUSE THIS MORNING
Product Placement- killing a loved singer
Did the Title of this piece catch your attention? It is a funny world we live in when you are approached by a film production company asking if you would like to place your product, at no expense to yourself, into a film that ends in the death of Amy Winehouse. Do we want to be remembered as one of the liquors that put Amy into her premature grave? The expense to place the product may be free...
New Label expirements
Have you seen the old label of our Arroyo Vodka? My guess is you didn’t notice it, and if you did you don’t remember it. Turns out our label needed an upgrade due to various complications. Therefore it was clear there was only one way forward, a rebrand. Taking on the task of coming up with an original design that is affordable to replicate for each bottle and is appealing to the...
back to writing
It has been ages since I have made a post on my darling blog. I have returned back to the states about 6 months ago. Hardly as much as an exciting move to report on. However, I am now managing my own business and trying to get it off the ground. I ideally would like to start a blog on my business website. This blog will be about liquor, production, sales, marketing, mixed drinks, experiments, and...
Shantaram- peaceful one
Whatever the reason, I felt dishearteningly alone in the city. I’d lost my closest friends in the past week, and with them I’d lost the mark on the psychic map that says you are here. Personality and personal identity are in some ways like coordinates on the street map drawn by our intersecting relationships. We know who we are and we define what we are by references to the people we...
Riots in London
I’ve been in London during some historical moments. The royal wedding, the preparation for the olympics, and now the London/England Riots. I can’t believe what is happening here. I watch the news and see parts of town where I used to live and am reading stories about people in a 2 star michelin restaurant in nottinghill having their wallets and wedding rings ripped off their fingers...
There are dreams. No dreams that you have while you are sleeping. Dreams of your subconscious mind working with the reality of your life. While people have these dreams they become faint idea’s that some day we will get to our dreams and put them into the reality of our lives. To stop us from making these dreams a reality we create excuses or are prevented from trying to achieve them afraid...
long time old friend
I have been neglecting my poor tumblr! I suppose you could say November is when the gloom hit London with grey skys and snow and my zest for London began to falter. Which is a bit sad because it would have been nice if I had put up some photos of the snow. I am going to attempt to get back at it with the blogging. I now understand why people in London seemed unwelcoming and anti-social. Living...
Sometimes someone else can find the words for you
One night to be confused One night to speed up truth We had a promise made Four hands and then away Both under influence We had divine sense To know what to say Mind is a razorblade To call for hands of above to lean on Wouldn’t be good enough for me, no One night of magic rush The start - a simple touch One night to push and scream And then relief Ten days of perfect tunes The colors red...
When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns, and many a failure turns about, when...
I moved out of my flat in battersea on august 15th and into grandma’s in enfield the same day. I fell asleep on grandmas lazy boy chair and woke up with swollen lymph nodes. Grandma’s house has a funky smell to it and you always have to rewash any cutlery that you may want to use. She offers me food from the second I enter the door to the second I leave. I tell her all I want is water...
Here is a list of words that are commonly used British lingo that I’ve accumulated from conversations and television programs -bucksfizz is a mimosa -bespoke means customized but is over used - chips are frenchfries -crisps are chips -fags are cigarettes -jonnies are condoms -shag is sex -snog is making out -cv is a resume -soya is soy milk -fit means hot -fancy ____- means...
Last week I had a one-off catering gig at the Hotel Von Essen serving champagne at a private event. When I was there I met this girl who is also 23 and just moved back last week to London after going to school in France and Spain for the past 7 years. She is really nice and friendly and one of those people that you just feel like you’ve known for years. We spent the even in the private bar...
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Two days ago I started to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and I highly recommend this book. It has been a while since I’ve been able to find a book that grabs my attention and keeps it but I have not been able to get much done the past 2 days because I just want to keep reading. You will not be able to put this book down. Great character development, interesting writing...
Lately I have had some food experiences that have been less than satisfactory. Yesterday, I was very excited to be going to see a room for rent in a fabulous neighborhood and right at the price mark I desired. When I got to the street the house was on I felt as though I had found paradise and I was certain that even if the room was tiny and even a little old I would be taking it due to its...