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i like the night life, baby

December 2, 2010











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paris at night.

i could really use a good cocktail one of these nights soon. my drink of choice is normally a manhattan, but i’m thinking about adopting something new this winter.

26 Comments
  1. December 2, 2010 9:41 am

    that shallow cocktail glass is gorgeous!
    which bar did you find that served their drinks in them?

  2. December 2, 2010 9:47 am

    yes, i need a winter substitute for camparis. what are you thinking?

  3. December 2, 2010 10:15 am

    Beautiful.

  4. December 2, 2010 11:48 am

    I love that cocktail glass! As for winter cocktails, perhaps a Vieux Carre? Or an old-fashioned? :)

  5. December 2, 2010 12:30 pm

    These night shots are spectacular! I really love the way you captured the light in darker spaces. I’m loving warm mulled wine right now.

  6. December 2, 2010 12:32 pm

    that library / bookshop is astounding/wondrous!

    happy holidays B!

    love
    M

  7. December 2, 2010 12:49 pm

    I’m fond of the old fashioned, myself. NYC bartenders are not fond of it, however.
    I had a drink at Freemans recently that had pomegranate molasses, lemon, bitters & rye, which I really need to figure out how to replicate, stat.

  8. December 2, 2010 1:21 pm

    Thank you for the lovely lunchtime diversion.

  9. December 2, 2010 1:23 pm

    it’s sometimes hard to motivate myself to go outdoors when it’s dark and cold. thanks for the help.

  10. December 2, 2010 2:37 pm

    you make me want to go to paris so much.

  11. December 2, 2010 3:04 pm

    I love the lighting. Really pretty!

  12. December 2, 2010 3:09 pm

    lovely night shots! how did you manage to capture them so clearly, if you don’t mind me asking?

  13. December 2, 2010 3:44 pm

    brian, you just keep getting better and better.

  14. December 2, 2010 4:08 pm

    beautiful! reminds me of this quote from david leibovitz’s sweet life in paris: “If you’ve ever walked through Paris at night, you can’t help noticing that its beauty is magnified in the darkness.”

  15. Susan permalink
    December 2, 2010 5:07 pm

    Brian, your photos make me want to leave my life and try a new one (at least for a bit).
    Here’s a cocktail recipe:
    3 oz. apple cider
    juice from an orange wedge
    1/5 t. honey
    1.5 oz. vodka
    Shake. Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon/sugar and a ribbon of orange peel.

  16. Susan permalink
    December 2, 2010 5:08 pm

    Curses! The recipe was meant to read: 1.5 t. honey.

  17. December 2, 2010 11:01 pm

    you certainly photograph is beautifully. (and now i am certain i will have the cars stuck in my head!)

  18. December 3, 2010 12:38 am

    beautiful lights in the night.

  19. parker permalink
    December 3, 2010 12:39 am

    always enjoy the photos…

    for the cocktail, crystal is on the right track with the vieux carre…i would add sazerac.

    bring on winter and rye.

  20. December 3, 2010 6:19 am

    that scene with the hotel sign and the library are simply perfect.

    p.s.: i really like your music mixes. do you think you’ll find time at all to do one for december?

  21. December 3, 2010 9:24 am

    These are stunning shots-so nice and warm. I’m especially drawn to that second to last one-love it!

  22. December 3, 2010 1:35 pm

    two things – one, i hear you on november ending and hopes for december. it’s nice to know that november hasn’t necessarily been the kindest of months to other people as well. and thing two – the bookstore in this photoseries reminds me of the bookshop sessions done by Mumford & Sons. Happy coincidence? (your photography’s very soothing by the way.)

  23. Court permalink
    December 3, 2010 8:04 pm

    i was in paris by myself this time last year…thank you for letting me relive it.
    i say… mushroom and swiss crepe & hot spiced wine…that will warm you up.

  24. ingrid iversen permalink
    December 3, 2010 9:31 pm

    Sazerac=love !! New Orleans classic, I actually tasted my first while on vacation there. Looks like the cocktail in the enticing photo :)

    chill rocks glass
    1 spoon bar sugar
    3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
    2 oz wild turkey rye
    stir
    coat chilled rocks glass w/ Herbsaint
    strain in to rocks glass
    lemon swath garnish

  25. December 4, 2010 8:03 pm

    I enjoy your photography lots!

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