Never did it dawn on me that jewels and spirits might be the perfect combo.
I was invited to the Bourbon & Baubles event at Marisa Perry Atelier, a jewelry shop in the West Village of NYC, on February 11th. The event was part bourbon tasting and part jewelry perusing.
I’m not much of a bourbon fan so I settled on some sparkling pomegranate to start and then moved up to a sparkly white wine I didn’t catch the name of. When I asked for the wine, the bartender looked at me weird and asked “How old are you?”
“I’m 21,” I told him. He just stared at me. “Do you want to see my I.D.?”
I never get carded at intimate events like this, but I wasn’t leaving that table without my white wine, so I pulled my wallet out.
Just then, Marisa Perry walked by in her gorgeous red dress and purple pumps.
“Are you serious?” she asked when she saw me taking my I.D. out of my wallet.
“She looks 17!” the bartender exclaimed.
Marisa then gave me a side hug and laughed. “Take it as a compliment, darling. I’d be jumping over tables if someone asked me for my I.D.”
Yes, Marisa Perry hugged me. She’s is officially the coolest jewelry shop owner I’ve ever met.
Since none of the friends I invited were able to make it, I had way too much time on my hands to take photos at the event. I hereby present to you the bourbon, the baubles, and the adorable chocolate lab.
Learn more about Marisa Perry Atelier at www.marisaperry.com.