The Unconventional Creative

A collaborative community for unconventional thinkers and creative entrepreneurs.

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Our blog series Building the Unconventional takes you behind the scenes of building a creative business from scratch.

The Blog

The Lounge is a blog where I write about anything and everything to do with the life and business(es) of a creative entrepreneur.

It is a place for creative thinkers who are always starting something new, and are serious about their side projects. And their cocktails.

You’ll find a wide range of topics here but there are two key themes they all have in common: they are Uncensored and Unconventional.

So if you are easily offended, you are in the wrong place.

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Cocktails + Conversations

Cocktails + Conversations is a free monthly online book club for creative entrepreneurs and unconventional thinkers.

Launching August 1st, 2019.

Check out the latest

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Smash

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Smash

By Jen Basford

This month I got in some practice for my cocktail garden with container gardening. It went just as you imagine. And also, there’s a cocktail in here.

Karma (or why I hate laundry)

Friday Faves: And This Is Why I Hate Laundry

By Jen Basford

I briefly considered burning down the house at the start of my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets

By Jen Basford

This month’s cocktail is a sexy little drink. Also, I have a new project (file this under ‘delusion of grandeur project idea number eleventy billion’).

Christmas in Florida

Friday Faves: Watch Me Sip, Watch Me Lay Lay

By Jen Basford

‘Tis the season for crossing items off your list of ‘things I swear I’ll NEVER do.’ Cheers.

The Candy Cane Cocktail

The Candy Cane Cocktail

By Jen Basford

I’m moving to Finland because päntsdrunk is a real thing.

Best Gifts for Dogs

Day Ten: All The Things

By Jen Basford

Who are we kidding… Peace the Puppy gets anything he wants. Even if it belongs to someone else.

"We're driven by the pursuit of new ideas.
We aren't looking to 'keep up with the trends' - our job is to invent the future and lead the way."

-   Jen Basford, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Mixologist