VOTE Collaboration with True Love Always

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Hi, friends,

I’m super proud to have collaborated with the awesome folks over at True Love Always in my ‘hood of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn on these VOTE tshirts. 25% of the sale price of the shirts is being donated to Swing Left and Future Now, organizations that are doing the hard work of turning the tides in the upcoming midterm elections.

You can purchase a shirt in person at True Love Always or here.

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Some friends have asked about the artwork as a poster. Still mulling that, but if you’d like to print your own sign to hang in your window, you can download 8.5 x 11” art below.

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Giveaway: The Art of the Bar Cart

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Today, I'm so excited to announce a giveaway of a beautiful new cocktail book written by my friend Ashley Rose Conway, The Art of the Bar Cart. Recently released by Chronicle Books, the tome features a collection of the most beautifully styled, thematic bar carts with corresponding recipes.

Ashley's cocktail blog, Craft + Cocktails is one of my favorites. Her blog and her Instagram feed feature thoughtful and gorgeous drinks, so it's no surprise that she aced this project. The book is all the inspiration you need to trick out your own cart. Just check out these gorgeous photos, and scroll down to enter to win a copy!

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To enter...

Head over to my Instagram! Contest ends Friday, Dec 1 at 9 am Eastern.

xo meg

Stand Together: A Party to Benefit Puerto Rico

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On October 17th, with less than 2 weeks notice, we put together a cocktail party fundraiser to help recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico with my pal, Crystal Orraca. Crystal grew up in Puerto Rico and was fortunate enough to be able to bring her parents here to New York about a week after Hurricane Maria, but she wanted to be able to help from afar. 

 Crystal (on the right) and I

Crystal (on the right) and I

We partnered with the stellar cocktail bar, Dirty Precious in Gowanus, Brooklyn which donated its space and labor for the cause. With their help, we threw a sold out cocktail party for over a hundred people. All told, we raised over 16K (!) which was donated directly to ConPRMetidos.

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 Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Thank you, thank you to all of the very generous people in our community who rallied and came out to support the cause. Scroll through for a peek at photos of the crowd by our friend, the talented Malorie Campinoti

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of the brands who showed their support and donated product on very short notice to a neighborhood event. Booze was hauled all around town to make it all come together, and I so very grateful. I am indebted to Campari, Chairman's Reserve, Four Pillars, Great King Street, Hangar 1, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Sixpoint Brewery, and Yolo Mezcal. And I am ever grateful to my friends who rallied to give gift certificates, merchandise and services to help us raise more money! Thank you to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cookies for a Cause, Tarte handbags, Founder's Workspace, C. Toal Jewelry, No. 7 Restaurant, Lot 2 Restaurant, Mission Sportswear, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Amber Sather of Southside Coffee and Lot 2, Re/Press jewelry, Fit4Mom, Brooklyn Children's Theater, Lavazza, Rodan & Fields, Cleaning Brooklyn, and Della Restaurant. You guys are my heroes.

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