Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Timeless Classic

Herb Alperts "Rise" was a track I listened to as a child back in San Francisco. It was the soundtrack to the stories my uncle would tell me about when he would visit NYC in the days of Studio 54. Since then its always been a song that would fuel my fantasies of living here.

And here I am.


Herb Alpert-Rise 1979

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The Boulevardist

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Photo Blog that I fancy.

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to share a link to a photoblog that I absolutely love. I often find little bits of inspiration from this guys images and hope you do as well.

Lifestyle images by JJJJound

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The Boulevardist

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reflecting on a summer past 2010

So I hosted a few Sunday afternoon dance parties call the Boogie Buffet along with Rain Bermudez here in Fort Green this past summer and for the finale I brought it back to the rooftop where I place.

Heres a quick video of the production shot and edited by Rey Figueroa.

Boogie Buffet video

Check out the rest of the photos courtesy of +Snowflake photography

The Boogie Buffet facebook Album

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Clinton Hill cocktail w/ Absolut Brooklyn

I created this cocktail for the summer inspired by the people and the vibe of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. This also commemorates Spike Lee's collaboration with Absolut Vodka in creating the Absolut Brooklyn flavor. Sip and tell.

Cookin in Brooklyn-The Clinton Hill cocktail video

Enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment.

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The Boulevardist

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hey You! its Summer...Let's Dance!

Awwww yeah. One of my favorite Dj's from Cali is comin out tomorrow and playing in Fort Green park with an opening set by Spinna at 6pm. This should be hot.

Dam Funk-Los Angeles based 'Modern-Funk' musician, wax collector, 'Boogie' aficionado & founder of LA party: Funkmosphere, whom is signed to Stones Throw Records will be bringing the funk to Fort Green park as part of the summer music series. Dancing shoes mandatory.

for more info click Fort Greene Park Events

Get off your a$$ and dance!

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The Boulevardist

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cookin in Brooklyn-Our first full length webisode


I'd like to share with you the first run of our new webisode project "Cookin in Brooklyn". We'll show you how to make our favorite dishes from around the world with quick and easy steps so you can make them at home and pair that with a delicious cocktail.

Cookin in Brooklyn-Green Papaya Salad and the Thai'd up Caipirinha

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The Boulevardist

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Black Cocktail Concept

So I was given the challenge to create a cocktail in the color black. This cocktail will be paired with an amuse bouche and showcased for the upcoming CMYK cocktail event (in conjunction with the Umami Festival). With such a complex color to work with I had to take my imagination for a dark stroll. This is my cocktail manifesto.

Concept for Cocktail Noir

It is a personal return to the color Black.

I see Sophistication & Fashion. I fantasize about the 80’s underground art scene and the lawless side of New York with its rebellious youth.

It was bad to be in Black.

When we go further in time,imagine Film Noir where there’s murder, mystery, intrigue, seduction, suspense and strife. Onscreen as the Vampires bite into their victims they open the gates to release this Black elixir of life lost and eternity regained.

There is beauty in the darkness of the shadows.

This cocktail represents those visions and each flavor represents a
condition when fused together creates a cinematic experience for the

Black Vodka* (sophistication/mystery in the color)
Sweet vermouth (seduction in the wine)
Blood orange (suspense in the citrus)
Black Pepper Syrup(strife in the spice)
Spray of Orange blossom water (is your first hint of intrigue)

* the “Blavod Vodka” is the only black vodka on the market. The vodkas unique black color derives from Black Catechu, extracts from the heartwood of Burmese catechu acacia trees. Such additives reportedly don't interfere with the characteristics of the vodka, adding no additional flavor or odor. Catechu also doesn't stain nor leave a trace of other flavours although does smooth out the vodka.

At your service,

The Boulevardist