It would come as no surprise that I judge almost everything by its "cover," be it books, makeup or organic foodstuffs. This predilection becomes quite dangerous when entering a liquor store. But craving danger, I headed to Astor Wines on Friday and went mad, buying up anything with a beautiful bottle. I'd done something similar at Spuyten Duyvil Grocery the week before. The resulting aesthetic alcoholic madness displayed above: Wellies Sauvignon Blanc, , St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, St. Peter's English Ale, Barons of Australia Lager, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, The Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt, Hendrick's, Bulleit Bourbon, Chartreuse, Pernod, Mikkeller Danish Beer and Lillet.
An absinthe cocktail (tastes like Good + Plenties).
Went to 21 for a glorious birthday lunch on Wednesday and picked up this adorable jockey bottle opener to commemorate the event. They also have little jockey hat bottle openers and Limoges boxes.