THE LOUNGE

An uncensored and unconventional blog about the life and business(es) of a creative entrepreneur.

Cocktails are always recommended.

Karma
Friday Faves: Sriracha Salt

As it turns out rice does NOT actually make birds explode as once rumored, but for many reasons it’s not really a popular choice for wedding sendoffs.

Read More...
Rosemary Maple Bourbon Smash
Rosemary Maple Bourbon Smash

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.

Read More...
Peace the Puppy
Friday Faves: Delicious Chihuahua

Last year Nancy and I went to Sacramento for a wedding. Which basically turned out to be a 3-day bar crawl with a cocktail party (the wedding) thrown in.

Read More...
Between the Sheets
Between the Sheets

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’).

Read More...
Friday Faves #2
Friday Faves: Days Since Last Cocktail – 0

I’m pretty sure that parenting was the reason alcohol was invented so grab a cocktail and check out this month’s Friday Faves. It’s more fun than parenting.

Read More...
The Blueberry Lime Fizz
The Blueberry-Lime Fizz

Our monthly online cocktail club kicked off yesterday with an experiment. Also, there was day drinking.

Read More...
Friday Faves #1
Friday Faves: But First, Coffee

Things that are entertaining enough to make me briefly forget how long I have to wait for Game of Thrones to return. Spoiler alert: Jon is a Targaryan.

Read More...
The Spicy Mezcalita
The Spicy Mezcalita

This month for Cocktails + Conversations I’m branching out a bit into an area I typically avoid: Tequila. Wish me luck.

Read More...
Stop playing by the rules.
Stop Playing By The Rules

The happiest and most successful people in the world weren’t the ones who followed the rules. They were the ones who challenged them.

Read More...
Cocktails and Conversations
Cocktails + Conversations

Our monthly cocktail club. Sort of like a book club, only with cocktails and creatives. This month’s recipe: Feels Like Summer.

Read More...
Building the Unconventional: Serenity Now
Building the Unconventional: Serenity Now

Talking about websites can make almost any creative cringe. Thankfully, you guys have us. I mean Nancy. This is her area of expertise. I’ve got the Xanax.

Read More...
Building the Unconventional: Fight Club
Building the Unconventional: Fight Club

We were ready to launch our community and empower a small group of leaders. What could go wrong? In a word, everything.

Read More...
Building the Unconventional: You can't be all things to all people
Building the Unconventional: You Can’t Be All Things To All People

No one can successfully target everyone, or they will end up reaching no one.

Read More...
Building A Business: First Things First
Building the Unconventional: First Things First

The hardest part about prioritizing when working with a partner or team is deciding what to do first. I recommend starting with cocktails.

Read More...
Building A Creative Business
Building the Unconventional: The Cut

It was time to bring all of our projects together and ‘connect’ them under one roof. So how did we determine what made the cut?

Read More...