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Party Idea: A Create-Your-Own Cocktail Bar

03/01/2014
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Last night (Friday) was a wonderful, glorious girls' night. I never had girlfriends until recently and I don't understand how I survived for so long without them. (Some thoughts on that here.) We're all pretty creative ladies so thinking of fun ideas kept me awake at night. What are we supposed to do, drink some Black Russians, pop in a rom com, play cards and call it a night? No. Our hands must create. Glancing over at my overflowing liquor cabinet, my mind devised this plan: a create-your-own cocktail bar. BOOM.
It seems like such a simple idea but it is one that is open to endless possibilities of ending so poorly. Not enough booze, not enough possible combinations, too much booze,  not enough blackberries... For my first little make-your-own bar night, I think it went pretty well. Here's what I learned:
The most important thing to remember is variety, variety, variety. Some are whiskey girls. Some are vodka girls. Some like gin. Others enjoy champagne. Find your staples but don't make it boring. Find a good balance of liquors and liqueurs. Variety doesn't stop at the hard beverages though! Include many different choices for mixers. Tonic water and pineapple juice are staples but why not branch out a little more? Pomegranate juice and Blood Orange San Pellegrino were big hits. Fresh fruit and herbs are also a must-have. They're good for muddling as well as garnishing. The more unexpected, the better. We loved having lychees and starfruit on hand.

Sharing is to be encouraged. The name of the game is to try as many combinations as you can without getting too... tipsy. This is why we share. It's fun tasting concoctions that you never would have thought of conjuring up.

Never underestimate the power of having extra ice handy. I didn't think this through and ended up running back and forth from the fridge in the kitchen to the dining room table many times. It's not a far trek but it's also not conducive to party-time conversation. Yelling into the other room over the buzz and clatter of falling ice cubes falling into a glass vase is not a good look for anyone. Have plenty for the glasses as well as the shaker.
I'll definitely be doing this again. It was so much. Just remember to drink responsibly and if you have to, hide the car keys. 

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

xo,
e.m.

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To Do: Art in the Age in Philadelphia

02/28/2014
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Philadelphia’s where it all began (our founders launched the company there after meeting at Wharton) so we’ve got a special spot for the city.

We recently spruced up and expanded our showroom—inside one of our favorite shops, Art in the Age—so we skipped down there last Thursday to celebrate the new look.

We toasted the evening with spirits from the store’s distillery, gave the new buildout a trial run, and took plenty of photos in the Poseybooth photo booth. (There is a lot more evidence on Facebook. If you stopped by, see if we got a photo of you!)

Thanks to all who joined us! If you missed us on Thursday night, not to worry—you can visit Art in the Age any time to browse for some new frames.

 

PHOTOS BY CHAUCEE STILLMAN FOR ART IN THE AGE

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Pumped Up Over Products Made in Philly

02/26/2014
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SAGE Advice at Rex 1516

02/26/2014
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Warby Parker + Art In The Age

02/21/2014
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Last night all the cool kids in Philadelphia were down at Art In The Age toasting in the rebirth of the newly expanded Warby Parker showroom. Things got a little silly but what's supposed to happen you start talking prescriptions and spirits?

Stop by Art in the Age to see the expanded showroom (read: tons new glassware) down on Third Street between Arch and Race (116 N 3rd St). There will be a Warby Parker rep on hand to help you find the perfect style for your handsome face.

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Warby Parker & Art In The Age

02/20/2014
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Join us for a cocktail at Art in The Age in Old City this Thursday to celebrate their newly improved and expanded Warby Parker showroom!

Event Details

When: Thursday, February 20th @ 7 – 9pm

Where: Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N 3rd St

Cost: Free! Just RSVP here

Highlights: Toast to the new look with spirits by the store’s own distillery!

Why we love Warby Parker…

“We believe that everyone has the right to see.”

Warby Parker was created by 4 friends who met while in school at Philadelphia’s very own Wharton School of Business. The company creates uber-stylish, high-quality eyewear at a revolutionary price point [frames with prescription lenses start at just $95 bucks!].  When you purchase your Warby Parkers, you’re not only getting a pair of sassy glasses for yourself, but also a pair for a person in need. That’s right my friends, for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to a person in need.  

Join us on Thursday as we toast to this great cause…we’ll be sporting our WP Sims!

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