I am overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who came to the launch party – many of you from far away, from homes without electricity, and one from a house that had been smashed by a tree just a few hours prior. In addition, I am deeply indebted to the following people:
Dave and the whole Ignite Branding team for hosting us, and for designing such an incredible label;
Dan and Tom at Oregon Hill Farms for making and bottling the mix;
Mike at Craftsman Label for sourcing just the right kind of paper I needed, and doing such beautiful printing;
Jennifer at Admark for rush-ordering my coasters, tattoos, and t-shirts, and caring about me like we were lifelong friends (I only met her last Friday);
Square One Organic Vodka for sponsoring the party;
Sarah for making such fantastic cocktails for us last night;
Ryan and David for the wonderful music;
Phil and Kate for bringing all the food and some mad tattooing skills;
Mariel for manning the merch table so beautifully;
My son Paul for overall party management duties;
My husband Tom for taking the photos, building my website, encouraging me to follow my dreams, and generally rocking my world.
I’m sure I’m forgetting someone, and forgive me if I am. Let me just add how tickled I am that you had a good time last night, and that you love the mix as much as I do…but as you can see, I’m only one of a big team of hardworking, talented, and thirsty people who brought Portland Bloody Mary Mix into the world.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
(to see all the photos, click here.)