Inspired by Andy (Rehab18)

Decisions, Decisions.
Decisions, Decisions.

I was in a bar last week with a dear friend. We were waiting for his colleague’s flight to arrive, but he was delayed and decided not to join us. We had the best time! It’s a tiny little gin bar with a lovely bartender who went out of his way to find us cocktails to suit our very great needs ๐Ÿ˜„

Anyway, while the bartender was advising my friend which whiskey to buy his mum for Christmas, I thought of how Andy spends his time in bars taking beautiful pictures, rather than drinking too many drinks. I have to confess, I did both!! ย For Lucile’s Photo101Rehab, all photos were taken on my iPhone 6 and edited with Camera+.

A big shout out to the Dutch Courage Officer’s Mess, in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane – yummy tapas, fabulous huge cocktail selection, and great service.

x desleyjane

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy Sampson says:

    Nice! The two of you are going to force me to go out and get smashed.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      That’s the plan!

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  2. Britta says:

    Love these pictures! A drink sounds quite nice right now, as a matter of fact.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. It’s 10am for me, so I will have to hold off for a little while ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Andy Townend says:

    Oh wow… Lost for words. Better pour a drink and say thank you!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh no, thank you!
      But yes, have a drink on me!

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  4. tildy1 says:

    The Drunken Botanist book really jumped out at me. And, those are some interesting drink garnishes too,

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Drunken Botanist?! I must know more!
      Yes, the pink one had a nashi pear sliced thinly and fanned out on a stick. The G&T had a sprig of rosemary that he rubbed around the lip of the glass and then burnt the end with a lighter before popping it in the drink. The last one is lime peel, curled.

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      1. tildy1 says:

        Did you see that book on the third shelf? Do you think it is a bartending guide-for a scientist? Fancy drinks! Merry Christmas!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Well spotted. I saw it on the night but didn’t notice it in the photo. Thanks – Merry Christmas to you too!!

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  5. Mara Eastern says:

    It’s Christmas Day, so the perfect excuse to start drinking right from the morning… Excellent photos, and I command your decision to shoot AND to drink. Andy was doing it wrong to choose only one of these activities. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL thanks dear. I suspect Andy had a sneaky tipple or two. When I’m with this particular friend, it’s pretty rare for us to not have a drink. Plus, it was a gin bar. Couldn’t be helped!

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  6. Bar photos are always nice. It’s great that Andy could inspire you to take these!

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  7. Looove the first one! Texture, variation and contrast! The others are also swell. Cheers!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, they were tasty too!

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  8. Love these and I tried to emulate you and Andy yesterday but my mulled cider didn’t quite cut it photographically !

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL. I bet it tasted good!

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      1. I had two!!! Must have been good…cant remember :-p

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        1. desleyjane says:

          That explains a few tweets ๐Ÿ˜‰

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          1. Lol…gasps…what do you mean? It is proposed in all seriousness! ๐Ÿ˜€

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Oh yes of course, just a silly joke โ˜บ๏ธ

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              1. Phew i thought you were ditching me at the alter! Or is it registry office? Looks around

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  9. Great shots! A very good reason to spend more time in bars. Perhaps we could start a weekly bar photo challenge. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Now that’s an idea! ๐Ÿธ

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