Monday, January 6, 2014

Come to Church (of Sinatra)

Church of Sinatra. It's a San Francisco tradition, with various chapters through the western US. The Portland chapter has had a little hiatus, and I was determined to get it started up again for 2014. You should see the reactions I get when I tell people they should come to my "Church."

It was so delightful to hold it, that I realized how much I missed it. I put it on hold toward the end of 2011, I just wasn't able to maintain the rhythm of it.

Most of these photos are courtesy of "the other vintage Julie" (the one on the right below.) as I generally forget to take photos.

The theme cocktails this month were the Blood and Sand, The Aviation, and the Brandy Alexander. I shook so many cocktails that I shook my hair out of it's pins!

Just add well dressed friends:

Yes - 2014 is back to the full swing of hosting at my place. I always thought my house needed a name, but it's so 40s granny, I never found one that fit. We have Fur & Feathers coming up, and then another Church in February and our FOURTH annual PJ party. Hurray!


  1. Silly, YOU are the Vintage Julie on the right!

    The Other Vintage Julie (the one on the left)

    1. Didn't we have a talk about this? When you use your hands for left/right they BOTH look like L's!

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  2. As one of the founders of the First Church of Sinatra, I'm so happy to see that the ring-a-ding dinging lives on. Thank you, Julie, for jumping back into the mix. Church here in San Francisco has been on hiatus (I guess we needed a break after almost 15 years of cocktail-saturated Sundays), but seeing pics like yours makes me know the tradition is in good hands, and I look forward to resuming our soirees later in 2014.

  3. Well, I WANT. TO. START. A NASHVILLE. CHAPTER. This is so neat! I love all you guys' outfits and having signature vintage cocktails. The inspiration pinwheels are spinning!

  4. Sign me up for the Church! I'll convert!