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 Adam Saylor (a.k.a. Tugboat)

By |November 23rd, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Adam Saylor has been making a living as a professional musician for over 15 years. Adam has shared the stage with many national acts including Rich Robinson(Black Crowes), Method Man and Red Man, Barrington Levy and Yellow Man. When Adam is not gigging he teaches private instruction and group ensembles at the The School of Music, [...]

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 [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Wellness Coach Kiki Walker

By |May 28th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name: Kiki Walker Profession: Founder, Kiki Walker Wellness What stirs your passion? Experiencing others discovering the best version of themselves.  This goes for family, friends, clients, anyone & everyone! What has shaken your faith? The fact that Doctors, pharmacy and [...]

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

By |May 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 |May 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 Stephanie Mahoney

By |May 9th, 2019|MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up   Using Martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of ordinary people.   Name: Stephanie Mahoney Profession:  I have owned and operated six cafes on the North Shore (Marblehead, Salem, Manchester, Beverly), most recently opening the Blue Canoe in Marblehead.   What stirs your passion? Creating a [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Jenn Martelli

By |May 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 [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Massimo Mongiardo

By |April 25th, 2019|Martini Talk, MARTINI TALK: Straight Up|

Name: Massimo Mongiardo Profession: NYC based artist and illustrator, with work ranging from murals to children's books. 1. What stirs your passion? Seeing art and then seeing things in real life that I’d like to make into art. Like, “I like that truck, that could be a cool drawing”. A lot of times I’ll like the [...]

MARTINI TALK: Straight Up with Madelyn Stella McKennan

By |April 18th, 2019|Martini Talk|

Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people. Name:  Madelyn Stella McKennan Profession:  Family Nurse Practitioner and Retired LTC Army Nurse Corp Officer   What stirs your passion?   Getting pleasure from helping people and patients achieve healthy goals, ease suffering, and promote public health.  This includes promoting smoking [...]

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

By |April 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 [...]

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