As a blogger, my usual response it, “Gee, thanks for the invite, but I live in San Francisco and am not independently wealthy.”
Thinking about it a bit more, it seemed like it was something I should at least try to get to, so I contacted a friend, Trevor Easter, who worked for the liquor company sponsoring the event, and he said he would talk to his superiors.
Unfortunately, the company had made the decision that they weren’t sending anyone from the West Coast to the event.
I was bummed.
But, Trevor Easter, being the swell guy that he is, said, well, I can’t give you money, but I have lots of Gin. Maybe we can do an event, and you can make some tips toward the ticket.
Couple hours later, I get a text, a phone call, and an email. “Quick, get back to me, I think we can do something. H is doing a thing for the Downton Abbey premiere at Elixir and an English Gin event would be perfect. You can make some Savoy Cocktails with Plymouth Gin and some money towards your ticket.”
Righto! Tally Ho! Carry Forth Jeeves!
So I’ll be making some Plymouth Gin Cocktails at Elixir on Sunday after 8 PM and hopefully making a little money towards the ticket to London.
Stop by and enjoy a Gin Cocktail or two and help me get there!