I don’t know what the situation is for you guys, but I just received some vital intel from my cousin and it looks like my Girl Scout cookies will arrive by mid-February. Thank the snacked out heavens! And after coming across a list of recommended booze pairings for a variety of Girl Scout cookies on FirstWeFeast.com, I’m even more excited about receiving the goods next month. Thin mints and bourbon? Yes, please.
A couple of months ago I purchased the #Lushworthy necklace pictured above from Bauble Bar and it’s easily my most loved accessory. It’s pink and gold, it represents my blog, and it’s just pretty dope overall. Customized jewelry can take a few weeks to make, but if you look hard enough or even hop on Etsy you can find a plethora of booze-inspired jewelry pieces.
In fact, I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite booze-inspired jewelry finds on Etsy. Check ‘em out below!
Jameson Irish Whiskey Bangle – When I was in Aruba a few years ago I can’t tell you how many times I saw wine and liquor bottles shaped into cups and vases. But I’ve never seen glass bottles made into bracelets. It really is a brilliant idea. And that signature green from the Jameson bottle makes this Jameson Irish Whiskey Bangle a pretty nice statement piece.
Last month, pop star and Lushworthy ambassador in my head, Rihanna shared her best hangover remedies during an interview with ELLE magazine. When asked what her best hangover cure is during her cover story with ELLE, Rih Rih replied with “Ice, Chinese food! And an upside-down trash can and towels, preferably next to the toilet.”
Ice definitely seems like a wise choice for a hangover cure, whether you need an ice pack for that throbbing headache or are in desperate need of a tall glass of water filled to the brim with ice. I can honestly (and surprisingly) say that I’ve never tried Chinese food as a hangover remedy. I’ve always heard that greasy foods help cure hangovers, but depending on the type (yes, type) of hangover, greasy takeout food might be the last thing I want to consume. But if our Lushworthy ambassador approves of it, then I’m willing to give it a shot.
I’m a little thrown off by the upside-down trash can remedy. Anyone willing to break that one down for me?
Maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but I’m really intrigued by the newly-announced Piehole Whiskey. This newest spirit combines both Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavored liqueur and comes in three flavors: Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Pecan Pie. I know what you’re thinking–Actually, I don’t know what you’re thinking because my love for both apple pie and booze clearly has my telepathic skills a little blurred right now.
A press release states that Piehole Whiskey aims to awaken memories of grandma’s fresh baked pies for those of legal drinking age. Personally, my nana never made pies, but she does make a mean coffee cake.
“Many people remember that feeling you get when you first taste Grandma’s pies fresh from the oven,” said Kristin Markovich, senior innovation manager, whiskey. “PIEHOLE is our way of bringing that delicious memory to consumers for any fun occasion and we hope people everywhere will open their pie holes to try these three mouth-watering flavors.”
For only $14.99 for a 750 mL bottle it’s at least worth a shot. Ironically, Piehole Whiskey is also said to be enjoyed best while in shot-form.
Lushworthy history has been made here in Atlanta thanks to the opening of the Old Fourth Distillery. Located on Edgewood Avenue, the distillery is mere blocks away from The King Center, and serves as the city’s first distillery since 1906. Yes, nineteen-friggin’-oh-six.
Old Fourth Distillery has been open for a little while now and they’re finally opening their doors to the public this week. Tours will take place every Thursday at their distillery in Old Fourth Ward. Unfortunately though, due to Georgia’s dated liquor laws they’re only allowed to give tour attendees a 0.5 oz sample during tours. But on the plus side, their tours are free, and hopefully in the near future you can grab a craft cocktail made using Old Fourth Distillery spirits from a neighboring bar (think Soundtable, Noni’s, Mother, etc.).
I had the opportunity to attend a media tour at the distillery this week and despite the intimidating machinery there’s a lot of charm to this place. It’s filled with refurbished material: old church pews, granite countertops from an old elementary school, etc. And I have to say it does distill (err, instill) a lot of Atlanta pride.
For more information on the Old Fourth Distillery and details on how you can attend one of their tours, visit Old4th.com or check out their Facebook page.
Oh, and check out a few pics I took at the distillery during the media tour, below.
Aqua Vino, the Georgia Aquarium’sannual benefit event, is once again set to take place here in Atlanta. In addition to sampling fine wines from across the globe and noshing on the city’s best bites, those who purchase a ticket to Aqua Vino will help in raising funds for the Georgia Aquarium’s Sea Turtle conservation and research initiatives.
Aqua Vino guests will also be treated to brews from Atlanta favorite, SweetWater Brewing Company and specialty beer importer, Merchant du Vin.
The great thing about Aqua Vino is that during the event a number of Georgia Aquarium galleries are open, so if you’ve never visited the aquarium before you get to sip on exotic wines while also observing beluga whales, dolphins, and other aquatic life.
This year’s Aqua Vino is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 9th and will be hosted by Jeff Corwin. Tickets start at $125 per person and can be purchased at GeorgiaAquarium.org.