“It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table and discuss life. No matter where you are, it give the semblance of normalcy to this crazy world.” -Melina Kanakaredes On April 15th Just Talk STL will be hosting their first Boozestorm in the Central West End (CWE) where we will be providing appetizers to get the convo started. Come meet new people and join old friends as we discuss an assortment of topics written on cocktail napkins ranging from the state of education in our city and this nation to why they have yet to finish construction on South Kingshighway. So if you are interested and would like to join this crazy yet fulfilling convo while enjoying some great appetizers, please contact the community host for more details! Let’s Talk STL! ... read more
“Surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you” – John Wooden We just launched the first chapter of Boozestorming in Atlanta and in the South! After hearing about Boozestorming from a friend in St. Louis, Jacey and I started the chapter to bring people together to think through ideas and issues in our city that we may not get to talk about in our day jobs, to connect people who are interested in positive change in Atlanta, and of course, to have a good glass of wine. Who: We gathered together 10 Atlantans, Almost all who lived within the city but from a range of neighborhoods around town. Our group had a nice range of professions, ranging from public health, software development, to marketing. In the future, we’d love to keep this diversity in the group. Where: We met at Foster ATL, a co-working space in Old 4th Ward. Old 4th Ward is a hub of change and development in Atlanta, and this was a great location to kick off discussions about the city. The topics: We each came up with 1-2 topics and posted them on a wall to have an at a glance version of what was on everyone’s minds. Then, we chose 3 topics at random to discuss: What options are there for vegetarians in Atlanta? Places to dance in Atlanta that are fun and different ITP versus OTP: the age old question of bridging the city and the suburbs What we drank (and ate!): Hot Toddies Red wine Local craft beer Guacamole Snickerdoodles What we talked about: The group gravitated towards more serious... read more
Boozestorming is really taking off in St. Louis, MO and we have two new community leaders ready to start with talk, but move toward action. Raquel and Whitney are co-hosting the newest Boozestorming in the ultra-cool Central West End neighborhood. If we keep up this pace, there might be Boozestorming every week in St. Louis. Since each community takes on a life and vibe of its own, we can’t wait to see what bubbles up with Just Talk STL. Make sure to check them out. The first Boozestorming session will launch... read more
It looks like Boozestorming is literally reaching new heights. Ashley has jumped in to launch a community in Denver and we couldn’t be more excited. Ashley first experienced Boozestorming by attending events in Old North STL. Since she moved to Denver, she wanted to take the awesomeness with her. So she did. She’ll soon start hosting monthly session on Colfax Ave and helping people change the world one sip at a time. Make sure to drink and think responsibly. Alcohol does funny things to the brain at high altitudes. This community might come up with world-changing ideas and then pass... read more
STL now has three locations: Old North STL, Downtown STL and U-City. Three great neighborhoods with a lot of opportunities to drink outside the box. Keisha is taking a fresh approach by encouraging people to do some sightseeing while standing (or sitting) still. The thing we love is when people see the Boozestorming process as a platform that can be applied in new ways. So, check out one of her future sessions and see what there is to see in... read more
As one of the original colonies, it makes sense for the Commonwealth of Virginia to also host one of the original Boozestorming communities. Now that I think of it, I think we’ll limit the early adopting communities to the first thirteen. I’m a sucker for history. So, in Charlottesville, they will Storm. Conor, the community host, is ready and willing to do the impossible. He will host weekly Boozestorming sessions. Now, that might scale back to weekly or quarterly, but I admire the man’s spirit. If you are cruising through C-Ville, check the community page to see if there is an upcoming Boozestorm. Soon you’ll be able to plan a US tour of all the Boozestiorming... read more
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