out at obscura

clutch and a cocktailMy pretty balling weekend culminated with an exclusive VIP event at Obscura celebrating their one-year anniversary. If this weekend were The Sandlot, I’d be Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez.

If you are unfamiliar, Obscura is a super hip bar downtown set on the corner of Walnut and seventh. Roomy, open, chock-full of plush seating, this spot makes you excited to order something adventurous. I sipped (and inhaled…just wait) so many different science experiments that I couldn’t recount if I tried. There were hot ones, smoked ones, ones on fire, ones bottled, and ones poured from champagne bottles (that one I can handle, it was champagne). I had such a blast indulging and watching each one be created. And this is exactly what Obscura is all about. Being inventive, impressive, intoxicating. If you are looking for a superior good time, this is where you need to go. Get fancy, try something new, and enjoy the experience.

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ciara and travisAnd another to Ciara Newby, wife of Benjamin Newby, world-renowned mixologist whose cocktail stylings were the showcase of the evening, and Travis Richard, who came from Chicago in the beginning to help open Obscura. Thanks for entertaining my questions and conversations and for exclusively showing me around. See you both in Chicago sometime!

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