Roaring Twenties at The Brandy Library

I have a birthday twin. To make it all the more coincidental, her name also happens to be Tara. We've been friends since high school. This year, was her 30th birthday and she threw a grand celebration in a private downstairs room at The Brandy Library in Tribeca. A group of 25 of us, decked out in roaring twenties inspired attire, did a special Scotch tasting of seven rare single malts. The owner also educated us with a lecture all about the history and process of Scotch as we sampled the "water of life."

To get into the theme, the guys donned vests, pocket watches, fedoras and the ladies recreated old fashion hair styles and brought out their vintage jewelry and dresses. I found a black flapper girl-like dress, borrowed a feather headband from my mother and ordered a platinum blonde bob wing from eBay. Take a look:
If you're a Scotch drinker like me, definitely visit The Brandy Library! I've been to Scotch bars like Seven Grand out in Los Angeles, but this blows them all away with its upscale lounge resembling an old English gentleman's club laden with hundreds of rare and expensive bottles of Scotch, Whisky and Bourbon reachable only by sliding library ladders. They also offer on-going scotch tastings and spirits schools, just check out their event listings for the next one.


  1. I adore a good Scotch and having hundreds of types at my disposal would just be...dangerous! :)

    Awesome costume! You make an impressive flapper.

  2. You look so cute in your wig! You and Raphael look great together! I'm glad you had fun!

  3. Happy Birthday! Looks like fun!