Tag Archives: Champagne

Would you like to get fancy with Champagne?

Silly question. Of course you would!

At The Baroness, a bar in nearby Long Island City, Queens, patrons can engage in sabrage.

Property of The Baroness

Property of The Baroness

“What’s sabrage?” seven out of ten of you are asking right now. Fortunately the Wall Street Journal posted this handy dandy guide to sabering back in 2010 [ignore the illustration which clearly gets several details wrong].

There’s also this very serious video complete with classical music and warning about the dangerousness of this endeavor.

I asked The Baroness for more info.

Champagne isn’t cheap, but neither are you. You’re worth it, darling.

Study hard, would-be saber wielders. You want to be ready for when you visit The Baroness, don’t you?

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Twitter Spotlight: Wendy Brandes

Wendy Brandes makes such cool wearable art that in 2012, she was named Fashion Group International’s Rising Star for fine jewelry.

I have posted about some of Wendy’s inventive jewelry on my blog before including here and here. Now I get to feature the woman herself (and also her loved ones).

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@WendyBrandes: Kindness and acceptance.

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OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@WendyBrandes: Frankness.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@WendyBrandes: Sincerity.

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@WendyBrandes: A fabulous dinner with friends, outside, on a warm June night.

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@WendyBrandes: A world without chocolate or Champagne.

OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@WendyBrandes: The Wife of Bath from the Canterbury Tales.

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@WendyBrandes: See above! (Chocolate and Champagne.)

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@WendyBrandes: Red lipstick, high heels, big rings, silly pets, WiFi.

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OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)

@WendyBrandes: Visiting the moai on Easter Island.

@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this question came via @floridagirlindc)

@WendyBrandes: I’ve met a lot of them already!

@OneChicklette: What is your most under appreciated tweet? (this question came via @MikeKelton)

@WendyBrandes: “Choosing an iPhone case is the new version of picking a binder for school.”

OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant

@WendyBrandes: “Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?”

OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, your business, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)

@WendyBrandes: Yo, @BarneysNY and @Bergdorfs, when are you going to add to your cool quotient by carrying my jewelry line?

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“I’m from the South, so drinking during the day is not new to me”

Via @nytimes:

BRUNCH, an occasion for flapjacks, Bloody Marys and meandering conversation, is traditionally the most sluggish of meals. But a smorgasbord of clubby New York restaurants have transformed lazy midday gatherings into orgies of overindulgence with blaring music, jiggling go-go dancers and bar tabs that mushroom into five figures.

I think I might be too old for this. But if asked to try it once, I won’t say no. Any takers?