Confession: I am a gin girl. I love a nice glass of wine to relax and unwind, but when it comes to drinks beyond the grape, I prefer a cool, crisp cocktail featuring refreshing gin. If we ever encounter each other at a bar, be sure to order me a Gimlet with Hendrick’s gin, my classic libation of choice.
But sometimes I like to mix things up. And Jägermeister helped me do just that at their “Spring Awakening” party at The Heath in the Meatpacking District where they encouraged invited guests to celebrate with fresh, seasonal cocktails.
From a writer’s standpoint, I love all the fantastic events Jägermeister offers every year. They never fail to impress with lavish banquets, spectacular presentations, and unique cocktails highlighting the herbal spirit, which always serves as inspiration for writing about cocktails. And this year, they did just that.
There were so many delicious drinks to choose from, but my personal favorite was the Spice Trader by mixologist Brian Miller. It tasted like a boozy, freshly baked apple pie. Seriously.
Now, let’s talk about the outfit. I was pining for this Monique Dress by vintage-inspiration brand Heart of Haute, which features a majestic peacock print. It’s also sold at rockabilly/pinup shop Enz’s on the Lower East Side and Brooklyn. The lovely artist (and beau) Jordan purchased it for me as a surprise for Valentine’s Day and I decided to rock it for the evening.
I adore it because it reminds me of screen siren Hedy Lamar’s epic costume as the biblical temptress in the 1949 film, titled Samson and Delilah.
While the outfit is a completely different style, I felt like a walking piece of art. In my opinion, we are all blank canvases ready to become masterpieces with just the right wardrobe and attitude.
As expected, I wore my signature corselet belt. I love that feeling of being “held in” with a simple accessory that instantly cinches my waist.
I kept the accessories to a minimum with the help of gold. When a dress does this much talking, you don’t need to overindulge with the jewels.
Even the Empire State Building decided to match with me.
And that was just another Monday.
Moral of this story? You can never go wrong with a peacock.