Heather Barmore is a bloggy friend from waaaay back in the day. She’s gets politics in a way that’s inspiring to me. Despite her hectic travel schedule, she loves to entertain and answered a few Party People questions for me.
What’s your favorite song to turn up loud and dance to at the end of the night?
I Want You Back by Jackson 5. It’s so fun to play after an evening with the crew and have that turned way up. No one ever expects it but everyone gets right in. It was also played in one of my favorite party scenes on one of my favorite shows – The L Word. It’s a song that is truly timeless. (Also, how can you not love Jackson 5?!)
Tell me about the most memorable party you’ve thrown.
Last year my friend Alexa asked me to help her throw a book launch party before the BlogHer conference. We got a suite, cupcakes the size of my head, wine and thirty of our favorite people. It was a blast. The only stressful part being how to get many, many boxes of cupcakes from the Upper East Side back to Midtown while it was 90 degrees. Oh and with August in Manhattan humidity.
But it was so much freaking fun. I don’t really like large events – funny given my line of work – but this was the perfect size with a group of people who I happened to adore and happen to adore each other. That was my idea of the perfect party.
Nothing too crazy or lavish but a bunch of people who like each other hanging out in a lovely space and able to have actual conversations without yelling over the next person. Also a nice way to start a weekend of running around. At the end of the evening we did a little dancing to Mr. Biggie Smalls.
Do you have a signature drink or party snack? Mind sharing the ingredients?
The French 75! le sigh
Pour into a shaker:
– 1 1/2 shots of gin
– 1/2 shot of freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 1/2 shot simple syrup
Shake it all up.
Pour into a champagne flute (it is imperitive that one own champagne flutes)
Top off with champagne.
Garnish with a curl of lemon, or you can add a little lemon to the rim of the glass.
Drink up! But be careful. These things are mighty delicious and dangerous.
Thanks Heather! You’re the foxiest!