Hi.

I'm Deenie, a creative writer, essayist, and copywriter. 

When Life Hands You a Broadway Tour

When Life Hands You a Broadway Tour

Things are about to change again. But first I'd like to explain.

I've been writing some iteration of Bourbon & Gloss for about six years now. This most recent incarnation was in an attempt to better distill who I want to be as writer, a woman, and an adult--an existential exercise, if you will. One that is free, and purely for fun. This version is more about people, experiences, and topics I just think you, a curious and voracious consumer of the world, might enjoy reading about from me, someone whom I hope you trust to say things about stuff.

I partly took that turn because the blogging industry is about a billion times different than it was when I started blogging back in 2007. I don't make a living off of this blog (as in, I don't even come close to it) and if I wanted to do so, it would have to be my full-time job (with a staff to boot). So I decided if I was going to have a personal web presence--other than my professional site--I wanted it to be whatever I wanted it to be. And things will continue to evolve.

For the next 10 months or so, I will be living out of a suitcase and traveling across the U.S.

My husband, a composer and lean, mean guitar-playing machine, was in the cast of Hedwig and The Angry Inch on Broadway for 18 months. It's a rock musical/monologue about a transgender rock star from communist East Berlin. You know, casual Broadway stuff. 

Now he has joined the national tour. Because it didn't make sense to pay rent on a Brooklyn apartment--one that he wouldn't set foot in for a year--we decided to give up our beloved place and that I would join him on tour. Not exactly Almost Famous style, but you get the drift.

this picture was snapped at the closing night after party of Hedwig on Broadway

this picture was snapped at the closing night after party of Hedwig on Broadway

I'll be crossing into San Francisco, L.A., Denver, Seattle, D.C., Philly, among many others, as well as spending some more time down south with my family. I'm incredibly excited to start collaborating on new projects, writing more of what I want to write, and exploring the vast United States of America.

I'm not sure what's going to happen with this little blog here. There may be long bouts with very little new content, or they may pop up sporadically. In the meantime, I hope you'll follow me and my writing wherever we go next.

Thanks for reading.

x, deenie

Doing Things In San Francisco

Doing Things In San Francisco

Lisbon & Porto: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Lisbon & Porto: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry