Drinking in the Big City: The Public Transit Bar Crawl

IMG_20160227_130710 (2)Drinking in a big city has its benefits.  You just need to know how to take advantage of the opportunity before you!  For example, have you ever found yourself in one of these scenarios?

  • You are vacationing in a city, and have a free day but no clue what to do.
  • You are a resident of a city, but are bored with your typical activities and want to mix it up.
  • You like to go drinking in the city, but are tired of spending money on Uber or parking.

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My Favorite Wines

Four Types of Wine

“What’s your favorite wine?” is often heard across circles of wine lovers, and even asked in interviews in the wine industry. Continue reading

The French Revolution: Changing My Mind about Studying Abroad

For those of you that have read two of my recent articles, The Marketing Lush: An Unknown History and The Ultimate “Moving to a New Country” To-Do List, this particular plot twist may come as a surprise.

Place de la Bourse at night - Bordeaux, France

Place de la Bourse at night – Bordeaux, France

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The Ultimate “Moving to a New Country” To-Do List

The Ultimate Moving to a New Country To-Do List | The Marketing Lush

Once I knew I was moving to France to study wine marketing, I started making a giant list.  The list was all the things I needed to do between now and the move, plus things I would need to do once I arrived.  I organized it by calendar month.

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My Red House Wines

Glass of wine with bottles and opener

In June 2015, I made a short list of red wines that, for one reason or another, I often stock at home.  I refer to these as my red “house wines” because much like a restaurant, they are my go-to wines that I drink when I want something reliably good.  Although everyone’s pallet is different, these are also generally the wines I recommend to friends who are looking for something tasty to bring to a party or give as a gift.

Once I had my list, I invited my friends to join me for a tasting at my home.  The event was called Floor Wine!  Red Wine Tasting – at the time, my apartment had little furniture due to my upcoming move to France.

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The Marketing Lush: An Unknown History

World TravelEver consider doing one or more of the following:

  • Learning a new language?
  • Moving to another country
  • Starting a new profession in a whole new industry?
  • Following your life’s passion?

I will be doing ALL of these in 3 months!  But first, some background.

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