I'm beyond excited to announce to you all that I am a finalist in the 8th Annual SAVEUR Blog Awards! From a pool of 30,000 submissions, my blog was selected as a top six contender in the Best Drinks Coverage category. I've known for about a week now and had to keep it a secret which was really hard! Obviously I wanted to tell everyone! A BIG thank you to everyone that took the time to nominate me, I can't tell you how much it means.
When I started on this journey about 14 months ago I wasn't really sure where I was going. I knew that I had a wealth of knowledge learned over many years of being a professional bartender, and I wanted to use that to help educate others in a fun and inspiring way. I needed to start somewhere, so I just did and I haven't stopped since. I have been recipe developing and consulting on menus for years but bringing those skills to an online platform has helped me expand in many ways I hadn't ever imagined. Although the hustle is real sometimes, I get to do many things that I truly love on an every day basis and I am very thankful for that. I also get to connect with others that share the same passions and interests as myself and that keeps me very inspired and motivated. The love and support from the blogging/instagram community is unlike anything I have ever experienced. What would I do without all of you?
For those of you that have taken the time to support me, I hope that I can one day raise a glass with you or return the favor. There are so many things I want to accomplish from here, like writing a book, launching a line of bar tools, and opening my own bar someday. I know that everyday I'm working towards those dreams.
Today voting goes live and I still need your help to win. From 8/9-9/6 you can vote for me as often as you'd like. Each category will have two winners. The finalist with the most votes will be named Readers' Choice winner and a team of SAVEUR editors will also select an equally weighted Editors' Choice winner. Winners will be announced on 10/2 in Charleston, South Carolina and online. Being in the top six next to so many other talented bloggers is truly an honor, especially because I've been doing it for such a short period of time. Thank you for this chance and I promise to keep creating the content and cocktails that you love here on Arsenic-Lace.
You can vote for me here! I apologize in advance for posting about voting for me every day for the next month. ;)
Cheers everyone! It's humpday so don't forget to make yourself a cocktail! xo