We met Ms. Roxy Te through our mutual love of all things glamorous! She has a beautiful and super inspirational blog called My Cup of Te that has everything we love- color, fashion and cocktails! But we really like her because we believe her to be our long lost Asian sister (or as Roxy says, "Our sister from another mister!!!")
Roxy Te: I started blogging right after I flew the coop and peaced out on the corporate man! I was seriously drowning in number crunching misery and cubicle-colored heart palpitations. My creative juices were experiencing a terrible drought, happy hour and for that matter daily meals, were merely a passing thought in my dreams. I was in major need of getting back in touch with all things I loved thus My Cup of Te was born. It’s a play on my last name “Te” and the popular idiom.
FB: Nice! We have a "Good" last name for clever idioms too! So what did you do before blogging?
RT:Before joining this wonderful, most supportive community, I was an assistant buyer for Juniors dresses and tops, which sounds fun, but is not so much when travel gets cut because of the crapster economy, and you’re stuck doing nothing but projections and gross margin analyses.
FB: Yeah, that doesn't sound super fabulous...
FB: As you know, we're all about cocktails, so do you have a signature cocktail that you're known for? (Long Island Cup of Te anyone??? HAHAHA! We just made that up for you!)
RT: Signature? Anything with champers!! My friends know I will always come with sparkly in tow. Besides that my taste buds jump for joy when I whip together a cool, minty freshly muddled mojito. And then of course, there’s my other love Patron who I entertain on the rocks. When I don’t have the aforementioned three in hand, vodka and I are like peas and carrots, but infinitely more fun. I'm also a red wine kinda girl and am currently obsessed with Malbecs. So it’s kinda looking like I have a problem? Let's just say I like to get fashionably bombed while keeping it classy ;)
FB: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!
FB: If we were making cocktails at your party, which of our creations would you request?
RT: Well the first Fashionably Bombed post I ever read was the Hot Asian Apple Cider, and I died because 1) I’m Asian and 2) I’ve been called everything in the book from not so nice names to silly ones like the “Asian Persuasion” you mentioned. I had a fantastic laugh over your writing and sense of humor plus a moment over the deliciousness of the drink and pics (heyyyyy, heeeeyyy Tyson!) you share, SO I would have to request a Hot Asian Cocktail. Cider is so winter so maybe something a bit cooler if you would so kindly oblige? ;)
FB: MMMMMMMM! An Iced Asian Cider sounds deee-lish!
FB: We're working on a series of designer cocktails right now! Which designer would you like to see in cocktail form?
RT: Tom Ford. Hands. Down. Sultry, sexy, confident. I’ll have a tall glass of that!
FB: We know that you live in NYC, so what's your favorite place to get a cocktail?
RT: I was a student in NYC (can you say brizzzzoke?) so this may be a bit random but totally tailored to happy hour and a student’s budget. It’s called Bone Lick Park in Greenwich/West Village (that neighb. is totally my jam) where mojitos and margs flow free, well basically free for $3, all day every day! It’s more of a restaurant and also kind of like Cheers in that it was the place where everybody knew my name. (tear) I even have a t-shirt that only the staff wears. They also have the best cola and red velvet cakes- who doesn’t want to have their cake and eat it too? p.s. To all you New Yorkers, the specials may have changed by now so don’t go running.
FB: WHOA! Did you just say cola and cake in the same sentence??? We just died a little inside because it exists and we haven't had it yet.
FB: Anything else you'd like to share with us???
RT: Yes, yes, yes! I’m starting a new biz this year! Cheers! I can’t share the details quite yet, but I will say that you will NEED it in order to get Fashionably Bombed and in My Cup of Te terms to “Live Sparkly!” Looking to launch in September and would owe you an infinite amount of bubbly if you stay tuned :)
FB: We are SUPER excited!!! Thanks Roxy!
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