I love shoes and I love cocktails.
I’m one of those people that use clothing to say something about myself. I’m not artistic, I can’t paint or sing or play an instrument. I’m not writing the great American novel any time soon. I can’t even get the New Yorker to choose my captions for their cartoon contests. And, I’m not super clever or witty, (though I think I am after a few cocktails!).
Back in college, I remember my husband (who cares zero about what he wears) telling a co-worker, at the bar where we both worked, that he thought I had great style. I was flattered. He still tells me, and I’m still flattered. Maybe I have some image issues, I don’t know. I just know that I like clothes and I want to look my best. This somehow brings me to shoes. I think shoes are the #1 accessory. You can make a great argument that its handbags, but I’m still going with shoes – you always have them on. On a day when I’m not sure what to wear and nothing seems to be working, I can slip on a black dress or black trousers, pop on my gold mary jane peep toes or my animal print pumps, and I’ve still got a great outfit.
Now for cocktails – like shoes, there’s one for every occasion. White wine spritzers for that afternoon wedding, manhattans on that early fall night. Margaritas with Mexican food, Cabernet with your steak. Cocktail hour may be my favorite time of the day. Work is over, and there’s nothing better than relaxing and chatting with friends, over a drink. I love that almost every Friday, my husband and I meet at our neighborhood bar to toast to the weekend. Before the bartenders knew our names, we were called the scotch and martini couple.
So, why a blog? Well, I’m going to be presumptuous and assume there people out there that a) may want to read about shoes and cocktails at the same time, and b) may actually like what I say about them both. Third, it’s kinda cool to interact with others that have the same interests. If you’ve found a great pair of shoes – share them! If you make a great cocktail, or have a fave restaurant or bar for cocktails – I’d love to hear it!
I’ll leave you with this picture that’s hanging in my office. It was purchased before I dreamed up this blog idea. Serendipity?
I heart you. I heart cocktails. And starting just very recently as a result of a friend working at Gucci, I heart shoes. This is pure genius.
I love that you are joining the blogging world. I knew it was only a matter of time before one of you would take it up. Love it!
Here’s to the new blog! Can’t wait to read more. Hopefully there will be many more estate sale shoe findings in your future.
How fun! I’m not much of a shoe person, unless they are heel-less and comfortable, but goddamn I love a good cocktail.
Well I must say that I have been told I have a wooden leg…because I do love a good cocktail. What goes better with a wooden leg (or two) than a great pair of shoes?! So I am diggin’ this blog. I recently was in New Orleans and bought a fantastic cookbook. It’s not, as my husband pointed out, a cookbook at all, it’s a cocktail book of fabulous New Orleans-inspired cocktails. My goal is to try them all, including a Sazerac and Absinthe Suisse. How devine! Check it out at http://www.tenspeed.com Big Easy Cocktails, portions of the proceeds will still go Katrina Relief. Salute!