Do you guys mind it if I get my brag on for a hot second? Much appreciated. A few years back, I had the opportunity to visit Le Logis as part of an immersion trip with Grey Goose. Le Logis is the French manor brand home for Grey Goose, and it’s located in the Cognac region of France. Given that Le Logis is in fact a French Manor in Cognac, it’s absolutely divine. During the time I spent there, we were treated to exquisite meals that were created on site and enjoyed lots of, you guessed it, Grey Goose. It was there that I was introduced to my favorite Grey Goose cocktail, Le Fizz.
Oh crap, I forgot that I said that I would only brag for “a hot second.” Well, this exclusive experience is no longer super exclusive. Grey Goose will offer guest experiences at Le Logis from August 4 – 6 and August 25 – 27 of this year. According to a press release, “The GREY GOOSE Le Logis Summer Open House will offer guests a specially curated journey that explores what lies behind the French luxury vodka brand with a unique, two–day itinerary.”
All of this of course comes with a cost, and it’s a pretty penny. The trip costs $1,800 per person and includes “return luxury airport transfers from Bordeaux and Angouleme, two nights B&B in a single, twin or double bedroom, all meals cooked by an in-house chef, expertly crafted GREY GOOSE cocktails prepared by an on-site mixologist, soft drinks, snacks, tours and experiences.”
Sinks filled with beer and showers boasting beer-scented soap are just a few of the perks that await guests who book a Hop Hotel Room.
What once may have seemed like the stuff of fantasy for beer lovers is now a reality thanks to the one-night only, Hop Hotel Rooms at the Union Station Hotel and The Cheshire in St. Louis.
The specialty hotel rooms, which came about thanks to a partnership between Schlafly Beer and Lodging Hospitality Management, will be available during the HOP In The City Festival, which will take place in St. Louis on Saturday, September 17.
According to a press release:
“Guests are greeted by beer and food pairings from Cheshire’s Executive Chef Rex Hale like smoked pork ribs with gochujang, pickled radish, and local berries paired with Schlafly Expo IPA, an exclusive release in St. Louis. The suites also include beer books for bedside reading, Schlafly swag for attending the HOP in the City festival, a growler of the exclusive HOP in the City beer, bottled beers on ice in the sink, a Schlafly robe, and more. Schlafly also worked with sammysoap, a St. Louis company, to offer handmade beer-scented soaps based on Schlafly’s beer styles. The company creates all-natural, small batch soaps bars and supports employment of adults with disabilities.”
Package rates for the Hop Hotel Rooms start at $175.
With news that the new grocery store near Glenwood Ave. has its own beer and wine bar (sup gentrification), I couldn’t help but think of all the other Atlanta establishments that could really benefit from a bar. So, here goes:
Publix: You know what would really make shopping a pleasure? A bar. Publix is obviously wayyy better than Kroger (not up for debate), so I can only imagine how epic a bar inside of Publix would be. BOGO cocktails, chicken tender samples while you turn up, the possibilities are truly endless.
Decatur Library: No need to go crazy here. A simple wine bar will do. Who doesn’t love a good book with a glass of vino?
Five Points Marta Station: Yeah, I’m sure a bar at Five Points Marta Station would do way more harm than good. But it might actually be needed for most commuters. Actually, you know what? Scratch that. How about a mobile bar on all Marta trains? I’m here for it.
The Varsity: They already have the food that drunk people love, so why not offer a brewski with that Yankee Dog with Strings, and other greasy delights.
The Passport Agency On Peachtree Street: I don’t know about you all, but the Atlanta Passport Agency is up there with the DMV. The wait is insanity. And by the time you’re done with it all, a Happy Hour is likely calling your name. And if they were to ever open their own bar, a cutesy, global-themed lounge with sake cocktails, caipirinhas, and other international dranks would be the move.
Vegans rejoice! With the announcement of Baileys Almande, you can now enjoy the boozy decadence that is Baileys liqueur. The dairy free, gluten free liqueur is made using Baileys’ own almondmilk, which is a blend of sweet almond oil and almond essence (extracted from crushed almonds), cane sugar, and purified water with a touch of real vanilla
A description for Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur on the Baileys website, states the following:
“Introducing a delicious and light tasting spirit from Baileys made with real almondmilk. This smooth spirit blends the luscious, nutty flavors of real almondmilk and real vanilla to create a versatile drink. Serve over crushed ice or mix with coconut water for a delicious summer cocktail.”
I’m not vegan, but I do love almond milk (it makes thee best smoothies), so I’m very curious as to how this newest addition to the Baileys line will taste.
In honor of the weekend, I created yet another, fun download. This time around, I designed a Lushworthy wallpaper perfect for your mobile device(s). I hope you enjoy. You can find a download link for the “Garden Party” wallpaper, below.
Grey Goose has released their latest commercial, an almost fairy tale-like visual titled “La Pursuit,” which serves as an accompaniment to the brand’s Fly Beyond campaign. The whimsical commercial, created by BBDO Worldwide, follows a young group as they quite literally hit the clouds in search of Grey Goose’s winged icon.
“‘Fly Beyond’ is a timeless platform,” David Lubars, chief creative officer of BBDO Worldwide, said in a statement obtained by AdWeek. “Our job was to make it relevant for what’s happening today. In the end, you want people looking at every part of the campaign thinking, ‘I want to be part of that.'”
You can check out Grey Goose’s “La Pursuit” commercial, below. Cheers!