What are you working on now that you’re excited about?
This was my first year at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and it was epic. It's the largest cocktail conference in the world and I've been wanting to go for years. It's already been a month and I'm just starting to post coverage! It's been fun to re-live it all again.
I'm super excited about my collaboration with photographer Rose Callahan for our "Bartender Style" project. It's a photo series featured on the blog once a month and since we started last April, we've been able to shoot and feature some incredible talent, style, and spaces. I can't wait to share what's next!
And, I'm also pretty psyched about a future co-hosting gig with boozy babe Emily Wells from Gastronomista—this year's Saveur Magazine Best Cocktail Blog. Emily and I will be hosting a variety of live streaming cocktail segments around Manhattan and Brooklyn for Al Roker Entertainment. We're all dipping our toes into this live streaming content world and drinking hard alcohol on camera in real time seems like a good way to start, right?! Look out for dates and times for these boozy segments in the next week or so on the Bit by a Fox blog.
And, Wanderlush. This is a web series that I'll be launching in the fall that will merge my love of travel, style and foreign libations! We'll be discovering a local culture through the glass. The first stop is Iceland!
What are the easiest parts of what you do? The most challenging?
While it can be exhausting, I actually love how social my work with Bit by a Fox can be. I really like connecting with people, discovering how I can align what I'm doing with others and creating projects that come from those connections. Like this!
Because my work can be so social, the work/life balance thing can be challenging. I have a difficult time shutting off. There's always so much to do! But, it's necessary for my health and well being, as well as those close to me, to take a break.
What’s your dream project?
I love telling stories. My background is in theater and performing and I studied film making here in New York. But I have only recently gotten into writing regularly because of the blog. And I love how it's given me an outlet for telling so many different stories, whether it's about places I've visited, things I've tasted, experts and makers in the spirits world that I've met, or brands that I think deserve recognition. I really like to discover new things, meet inspiring people and then share my findings! I think Wanderlush could potentially be my dream project, since I'll be able to combine my experiences and merge a lot of my interests. Ultimately, my dream project is creatively fulfilling and meaningful...and fun!
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