The House Principles was Josh's set of bar guidelines - cheeky and worth reading while waiting for a drink at our 30's-inspired bar.
The drinks were creative updates on some of the classics, with a few untouchable throwback drinks that we just couldn't improve.
We named our tables after the drink menu. It seemed a lot more interesting than a non-memorable number. Eclatante Design used faux ostrich feathers and a mix of textured linens on the tables, with green velvet roses from Beautiful Blooms and napkins rolled up cigar-style.
We felt like we were at our favorite bar in a more noble, romantic, personal, and less confusing period in time. Dare I call it cinematic? Even the champagne flutes agreed.
Signs of 2010 emerged in the chocolate figs from Koo Zee Doo that were brought out to tables with Stumptown coffee for dessert. Our cake was Kahlua-infused dark chocolate with mocha buttercream frosting, dark espresso beans, and pearls.
Our napkins were printed with excerpts from our email conversations to each other when we first starting talking online. I would turn bright red if that were possible when I read them, but man, we were some pretentious lonely-hearted fools to start.
Just remember - a good drink takes time but your wait will be rewarded.