Sunday, June 30, 2013

Women Who Whiskey: Nautical Edition!

{View of the boats from the dock in the Marina}
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in June Women Who Whiskey hosted its second annual Nautical Edition, at the Manhattan Yacht Club's Honorable William Wall Barge, in the Hudson River.

{Leaving the city behind}

{Salmon shorts in every shade!}

It was a scorching sunny day, and after waiting half an hour on the dock for the launch to pick us up, we were in dire need of some shade, a nice ocean breeze, and a frosty cold drink!

{Paige, Andrea, and Kim}

Bedecked in pretty nautical-themed frocks of navy and white, with matching sunhats, we were ready for an afternoon of nautical fun!

{Straw hats and California Champagne}

Lots of people had the same idea as us, and the barge was almost full when we got the on the second launch.

{Ellis Island}

{I <3 NY}
But we managed to nab some spots at the bar, and set up shop drooling over the charming Australian bartender and his endearing blonde curls and dimples. Phil, our token wWw gentleman, was not as smitten, but there was some eye candy for him as well.

{The sexy bartenders}
{Downstairs in the lounge}
{Phil and Julia}
{Kim, Paige, and Julia}
The view from the Barge is spectacular, with the NYC skyline on one side, and the sinking sun on the New Jersey side. 

We spent a lot of time admiring the view and taking pictures. 

{Ahoy there!}
It was a little too hot for Whiskey (I know, sacrilegious!) so we mostly stuck to Champagne, Gin & Tonics, and I had an end of the night Rye & Ginger to make sure we had at least one whiskey between us.

{Mary and her pretty frock!}

{Mary and Julia}

{Mary and Julia}
After an afternoon of drinking, posing, chatting, and people watching, we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset. 

{Ellis Island}

We basked in the warm glow of the evening light, and took even more photos, wWw drinks in hand.


{Paige, Kim, Amber, and Julia}

After the sun set, and a few more drinks, we finally wrapped it up and headed home, another Women Who Whiskey success under our belts. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On The "To Drink" List: Distilled NY

Franklin Fizz

"We're trying to tell a story of distillation in our drinks and on our menu," says Benjamin Wood, bartender at the newly opened Tribeca spot, Distilled NY. The story, Wood says, is about "that process of starting out with one thing and transforming it into something new." 

Serious Eats looks into a new bar in Tribeca that takes cocktails back to the basics. 

Derby Julep

This place is definitely on the "To Drink" list for an upcoming Women Who Whiskey event! 

Distilled NY
211 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 (map)212-601-9514;

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Women Who Whiskey: A Day at the Races!

Yesterday was the 2013 Belmont Stakes--New York's premier horse race, and the third race in the Triple Crown (following the Kentucky Derby and the Maryland Preakness). 

So bedecked in our pretty dresses and hats we packed a picnic, got on the train, and trekked out to Queens, to see some horses! 

The whole day--made better by the whiskey we snuck in (in true wWw fashion!) was a fantastic success! 

Several of us bet--and won!--on horses, and even when we lost we managed to have fun. 

Phil, our token Gentleman who Gins.

We even managed to sneak in a birthday surprise for Andrea! 

Who really was surprised! 

The winning ticket! 

Our dapper gentleman friends made an appearance as well. 

What had threatened to be a grey rainy day ended up a splendid sunny day! 

And finally, at the end of the night, it was time to put the hats to bed. 

Hope to see you there next year!