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June 7th - Boulevardier

Boulevardier – n: a frequent of the Parisian boulevards; broadly: man-about-town

I settle the black bowler over my yellow curls and take a breath. The air still in my lungs, I turn to face the dingy silver mirror. 134 more words

365 Words Challenge

The flâneur and the boulevardier

In March I did a post on flânerie – the literary stroller and his environment. It was a new concept to me, but since then I’ve seen a couple of references to it. 110 more words

Out And About

Le Flâneur (trans.: "Man-About-Town")

LE FLÂNEUR sitting at his favorite roost in the Bread & Breakfast Cafe and Bakery, Alpine, Texas. In this scene he is in his usual pose, holding a book and gazing out a plate glass window at an idling Amtrak train, which rests on a track 100 yards away. 1,448 more words

Essays

Boulevardier

The Boulevardier is a very close relative to the classic Negroni, which I mixed recently. Here, the gin of the Negroni is replaced with whiskey, giving the drink a spicy note. 280 more words

Bitters

On Idling

Flaneur (Fr.) First described by Charles Baudelaire in the 19th Century. An urban explorer. The roles demands a certain charisma. The crowd is the flaneur’s element, the place where he or she is most at home. 726 more words

Dallas Uncorked Goes to the Oscars - Auction Items

Gary and I are so excited for our upcoming Dallas Uncorked event where he, my Gary Cogill, will lead us through the best films of the year over a few glasses of tasty wine with our friends at Veritas on February 8. 360 more words

Wine And Spirits