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"A common observation, about both the Internet dating world and the world at large, is that there is an apparent surplus of available women, especially in their thirties and beyond, and a shortage of recommendable men. The explanation for this asymmetry, which isn’t exactly news, is that men can and usually do pursue younger women, and that often the men who are single are exactly the ones who prefer them. For women surveying a landscape of banished husbands or perpetual boys, the biological rationale offers little solace. Neither does the Internet."  - from Looking for Someone, an article about online dating in this week's New Yorker

Settling Down

I had an interesting conversation with a guy friend last night about how he's been thinking lately about settling down. One interesting point he raised was that he's thinking about moving to San Francisco, because NYC isn't conducive to settling down.  I've pondered this very issue myself. I think this is why I'm leaning towards moving to Brooklyn (at some point) and getting a dog -- to force a little settling down on my end -- but I agree with him that it's pretty damn hard to settle down here. What do you think?

Karma Chameleon

Ah Karma. I firmly believe that what goes around comes around, so I try to send out good karma. When I worked at a nonprofit, I had friends (one in particular) who shared wine with me and often bought me drinks, and now, when I encounter a friend who is unemployed, or perhaps just because, I'll repay the favor.

Yesterday, I ran into a public interest colleague who I hadn't seen in some time. As we were catching up, she told me that she had been diagnosed with lymphoma and had been quite sick, although she has now been in remission for six months. I told her that I am raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through Team in Training for the New York City Triathlon and she was thrilled and thanked me profusely. She also talked about potentially doing the tri next year as part of a relay team so that she can do her part to help others.

Want some good karma to come your way? Donate to my efforts. And buy someone a drink.

Booze You Can Use: Tiki x 2 and Summer of Riesling

Sorry about the delay on the Chi-town recap, but hopefully this'll tide you over.

First -- CitySip (for which I've recently been doing some writing) is hosting not one, but TWO tiki events next week!  On Monday, June 27th, head to Lani Kai from 6-8 for Appleton Rum and Leblon Cachaca micro-cocktails created by Julie Reiner and Tobin Ellis of BarMagic of Las Vegas, and delicious snacks from Lani Kai's island-inspired menu.  On Thursday, June 30th, from 6-10, we've got a #TikiSocial at The Pierre Hotel’s Two E Bar/Lounge.  For the 2nd annual Social Media Day meet up, bloggers, tweeters and viral media will enjoy a tropically delicious Tiki themed party with expertly mixed Hawaiian cocktails, gourmet pupu platters and more Exotica beats by DJ Jack Fetterman & Gina of the Jungle.  The best part: If you blog, tweet or post about the event on Facebook, you can print it out and present it to your server for a complimentary Tiki cocktail. We are also drawing give-aways for free pupu platters every half hour! Throughout this week and next CitySip will be hosting give-aways on Twitter and Facebook for fun spirited packages for 2!  Follow @citYsip or our Facebook page for updates! RSVP for both events at mailto: [email protected].

Logo Next -- the Summer of Riesling has begun!! The wine gurus at Hearth and Terroir have taken their love of reisling and spread it across the US, with bars/restaurants all across the country participating in the festivities. Check out the list of events/specials and general riesling goodness and hop to it.

Booze you Can Use: NYC Cocktail Week & Speed Rack Recap

From June 15th - 29th a selection of NYC's best cocktail bars are offering two cocktails and an appetizer for $20.11. Just ask for the NYC cocktail week menu!  Full list and details can be found on In addition, you'll be drinking for a good cause; NYC week benefits City Harvest and the Museum of the American Cocktail.

Did you miss Speed Rack on Sunday night? Never fear -- here's my recap on CitYsip.


sa·vor /ˈsāvər/ verb.

1. Taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely

2. Enjoy or appreciate (something pleasant) completely, esp. by dwelling on it

3. Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

First of all, not a bad life philosophy. Second of all, guess who's going to Blue Hill at Stone Barns today?

Booze You Can Use: Booze on a Budget & DonQ 80's Bash Recap

Wanted to share my latest pieces with y'all.  First, for the budget-conscious tippler, 10 Cocktails for $10 or less in Time Out NY. Many thanks to all who came along for tasting adventures, including Rocky, Hal, Jen, Karen, Josh, Jeramy, Colin, Jen, and Matt.  Next, my recap of the MCC's Don Q 80's Bash on CitYSip. Many thanks to Kim for coming along for the ride. Totally rad.  Enjoy!