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Well, here’s one for the record books! I’m on a podcast!

Thanks to the warm, bright and brilliant Eric Kozlik of Modern Bar Cart, I spent a lovely afternoon chatting about all things cocktails, vintage barware, swizzle sticks, publishing, Tales of the Cocktail, history, literature, poetry, Queen Elizabeth II and of course, The Architecture of the Cocktail book. What a riot!

I adore Eric, and I think you will, too. You can follow @modernbarcart on Instagram to keep an eye on their ultimate cocktail cleverness: a font of fun and festive drinks news!

Modern Bar Cart Podcast Ep 049 Cocktail Architecture



This is the week!

Staving off our frenzied anticipation, we’ve been devouring our favorite British telly during these final weeks before the big ‘do at Windsor Castle!

Happy Valley, Unforgotten, Last Tango In Halifax, Broadchurch, River, Paranoid, The Crown, Victoria and Scott & Bailey…plus every special devoted to the history of the British Monarchy and a season or two of Great British Bake Off. All glad company during the final countdown.

Prepping a menu of delectable tea sandwiches, cakes, petit fours, trifles, strong coffee, beans & toast, and an alarm set well before the Chicago sunrise, this Yank of English, Irish and French descent is going over the top while feting the wedding of Harry & Meghan by sipping Earl Grey tea with milk – from my commemorative millennial Will & Kate mug AND my 1940s Queen Mum mug. Dressing to fit the occasion, I’ll be donning my John Lewis Union Jack pants paired with my Spice Girls tee.

So raise your glass: here’s to tradition, history, grandeur, love and all thinks Great Britain.

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