I mentioned Kim Haasarud recently. I’ve been on a shoot this week for Kim’s next book, 101 Blender Drinks. Alexandra Grablewski is the photographer, Brian Preston-Campbell is doing the food styling, and the shoot is going really well. These are my own snapshots. You’ll have to wait for the book to be published next year to see Alexandra’s beautiful work.
Leslie Siegel got a lot of great props — more glasses than you can imagine.
And there are plenty of surface fabrics, linens, napkins, etc. This is going to be a very colorful book.
The tough thing about being on a cocktail shoot of course is that the drinks don’t just look good, they taste good. But if we taste test them all, we might be rolling around on the floor by the end of the day. Still, a little sipping is okay, right?
There are Brian and Alexandra at work. Brian is now officially the master of pouring icy drinks and garnishing them.
One last thing. People who read my blog often will think this is funny. I had to run out to a lunch date at nearby Frankies 17 the other day with, drumroll please… Rocco DiSpirito. It was great finally meeting Rocco in person. Besides talking about book projects and publicity, he said he’s in training for his 13th triathlon. Holy cow, that’s hardcore. Oh yeah, Frankies 17 is great, by the way. Definitely order the ravioli for lunch.