The Martini Lounge

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Welcome to our blog, The Martini Lounge, a place where we celebrate life. Whether writing about family, The House Martini, or the daily encounters that keep us laughing, The Absinthemindedmartini, there’s a Martini for every occasion. We hope you’ll join us as we share our ideas, stories and experiences especially when life’s inevitable frustrations have us muttering, “INeedAMartini.”

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

By |August 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 Amy Trinnaman, Independent Educational Consultant and Blogger

By |August 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 Fitness Coach Lisa Wales

By |July 30th, 2019|Martini Talk, MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name:  Lisa P. Wales Profession:  Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer WORLD CUP SOCCER, FRANCE What stirs your passion? I love working with people to help them achieve their goals. Sometimes the goal is big: preparing for a knee replacement surgery, [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Hypnotist Lisa Zaccheo

By |July 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 |July 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 |July 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 Integrative Medicine Physician Ryan Zaklin

By |July 2nd, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people.  Name: Ryan Zaklin Profession: Integrative Medicine Physician  What stirs your passion? Connecting with people and nature. Learning about nature, including our inner space, especially the Endocannabinoid System. Playing music. What has shaken your faith? Losing my father in medical school [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with RAW Art Founder Mary Flannery

By |June 25th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Name:  Mary Flannery Profession:  RAW Art Works Founder, Art Therapist   *What stirs your passion? Looking up from a painting I am working on and seeing other artists in my studio working on their pieces. I am so grateful to be surrounded by a bunch of creative beasts.                                         *What has shaken your faith? TECHNOLOGY! [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up With Therapist/Life Coach Larry Robinson

By |June 18th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Larry Robinson Profession: Therapist/Life Coach What stirs your passion? Seeing someone begin to value themselves. What has shaken your faith? The political climate of today. Who (dead or alive) would you like to have a martini with? Paramahansa Yogananda who [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Forrest Rodts

By |June 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 Katie Clapp–President of Fraxa Research Foundation

By |June 4th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name:  Katie Clapp Profession: President & Co-Founder, FRAXA Research Foundation   What stirs your passion? The vision of finding effective treatments for Fragile X syndrome and what that might mean for my son, Andy. He is turning 30 on June [...]