El Día de los Muertos: When the Souls Come Back

Celebrated on the first two days of November, the grinning skulls and festive funerary processions of Día de los Muertos are often juxtaposed with the adjacent holiday of Halloween. However, while Halloween traditionally embraces all things dark and spooky, Día de… Read More ›

Softly Dripping, Drop by Drop: A Study of Absinthe

Darlings, we have talked previously about absinthe, a spirit louche, mysterious and lovely.  I stumbled upon the documentary film Absinthe recently, an exploration of the dark and turbulent history of absinthe: “There is a tremendous fascination with absinthe, yet few truly know its rich history. The film traces absinthe’s arc: from… Read More ›