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Joyce Alla

About Joyce Alla

Joyce Alla is a freelance writer who loves a good story. Whether sharing a personal experience in essay form, or covering an assignment for a feature story or marketing piece, she always looks for the human element to inspire, motivate and emotionally move the reader. Joyce has been writing for 15 years, and her work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Parents Magazine, Family Fun Magazine and many other publications and web sites. Joyce has a BA in Comparative Literature and an MA in English with a focus in Writing.

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Amy Trinnaman, Independent Educational Consultant and Blogger

By |2019-08-06T08:57:58-04:00August 6th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Amy Trinnaman is a College Consultant who is passionate about increasing opportunities for students. After the frustration of the infamous “Aunt Becky/Varsity Blues” scandal, Amy is determined to set the record straight and show there are ethical counselors in this [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Hypnotist Lisa Zaccheo

By |2019-07-23T08:45:19-04:00July 23rd, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Lisa Zaccheo Profession: HypnoCoach, Motivational Speaker, Author, Instructor, Window Washer.... What stirs your passion? Art in any form. Whether it’s the art that Mother Nature has created, or something that flows through the artist in any medium. It’s part [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with inspiring musician Henley Douglas, Jr.

By |2019-07-17T22:47:02-04:00July 16th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja8FnOxjVug&feature=youtu.be Name: Henley Douglas, Jr. Profession: Original.Grooving.Musician. In addition to creating music, Henley is a founding member of: The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival - upcoming festival at Salem Willows 8/17 & 8/18 www.salemjazzsoul.org SOSS Records - promoting and [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Concussion Mom, Jami Uretsky

By |2019-07-09T22:01:27-04:00July 9th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Jami Uretsky Profession: Concussion Advocate (Concussion Mom) and host of Concussion Matters podcast What stirs your passion? Honestly, the thing I love most is just spending time with my family; they are truly the people whose company I most [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Forrest Rodts

By |2019-06-10T09:10:21-04:00June 10th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Forrest Rodts Profession: Painter/Artist   What stirs your passion?  Everything beautiful, but especially light in all its forms. What has shaken your faith?  Current political climate.   Who (dead or alive) would you like to have a martini with? [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with David Abend — Founder and Publisher of The Bucket

By |2019-05-21T13:24:05-04:00May 21st, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: David Abend Profession: Founder, Editor-in-chief of The Bucket What stirs your passion? Seeing something from a new perspective. In my transition from advertising copywriter to magazine maker, I have sometimes wondered what the connection is (not that there has to be [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Nephrok!

By |2019-05-17T15:45:53-04:00May 14th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Nephrok Profession: Soul singer, and vintage clothing store owner (Great Eastern Trading Company, Cambridge, MA) (See video below!)   What stirs your passion? Bringing happiness to other people thru music and styling at my vintage store “Great Eastern Trading Co” What has [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Jenn Martelli

By |2019-05-02T05:57:02-04:00May 2nd, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

    Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Jenn Martelli Profession: Poet, Editor and Reviewer   What stirs your passion? I love a good coincidence! I love the meeting of disparate images or ideas, and having them click into place! This is why I love [...]

Book Review – The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

By |2019-04-14T10:23:28-04:00April 14th, 2019|Cosmopolitan Martini -- Arts and Leisure, Uncategorized|

In "The Woman in the Window," author A.J. Finn does not hide the fact that she’s brazenly copying the scenario from Hitchcock’s famous movie “Rear Window.” In fact, she celebrates this connection as the main character, Anna, is obsessed with classic, black and white films (including many Hitchcock movies) and watches them every night. However, in [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Shari Berman

By |2019-04-11T13:40:06-04:00April 11th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Shari Berman Profession: Speaker, Blogger: Best Life After Cancer What stirs your passion? I’m obsessed with healthcare. It’s so hard to navigate the system as a patient (in addition to the stress a health condition can cause). I am [...]