The Woods & Holy Water hosted the first ever Wake, Bake & Shake Brunch at 8271 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood. The event was also a launch celebration for the book Once Upon a Cocktail – West Hollywood – Recipe Book, curated by Sarah L. M Mengoni and created by Welcome to the Brightside’s Katie Brightside.
The Wake, Bake & Shake Brunch encouraged guests to participate in a live artwork activation. All Once Upon a Cocktail recipe book purchases automatically entered guests into a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind work of art inspired by illustrations from the book.
The event was attended by West Hollywood Mayor Sepi Shyne and Mayor Pro-Tem John Erickson.
Photos courtesy of Catherine Eng (click to enlarge).
With over 850 illustrations, Once Upon a Cocktail is a recipe book featuring 54 of the most treasured venues from across The Creative City of West Hollywood, showcasing a feast of concoctions curated by veteran barkeep Sarah L.M. Mengoni. The book is billed as a tour-guide-style drinking adventure from a world-class region. Cocktails and more showcase West Hollywood’s vast selection of bars, restaurants, hotels, influential hot spots, culinary treats, and supper clubs. Old-Hollywood juxtaposes the rare diamonds of dive bars and the hottest venues in town.
Woven into this journey are slices of history—nuggets that celebrate the past as we experience the present. Whether you’re visiting West Hollywood or are a long-time resident, there is a gem or two (and much more) to uncover here. Welcome to the Aladdin’s cave that is Once Upon a Cocktail.
To purchase the book, visit the link below:
About the Woods WeHo:
The Woods Weho was founded by ERBA co-founders Devon Wheeler and Jay Handal, actor/activist Woody Harrelson, political commentator Bill Maher, interior designer and creative director, Thomas Schoos, and Schoos Design CEO Michael Berman. The new craft cannabis and a lush consumption lounge on Santa Monica Boulevard serves as a premium organic, sun-grown, California herb. Situated between high-end eateries and shopping centers, The Woods Weho showcases an environmentally elegant and Zen-focused design with hand hewn reclaimed wood fixtures from Montana. The garden and consumption lounge aims to transport guests to a tranquil oasis in the heart of West Hollywood.
About Welcome to the Brightside:
Welcome to the Brightside, a creative agency, is the brainchild of international illustrator, artist, designer Katie Brightside. The company is impassioned with a melting pot of creatives from vast spectrums of the arts and delivers unique design and artistic projects. The firm also houses The Digs Collection, a homeware company highlighting illustrated mural scale artwork, wallpaper, and handmade kimonos.
With Brightside at the helm, she has secured several public art installations and personally received a WeHo Artist Grant. As the creator of Once Upon a Cocktail – West Hollywood, a recipe book featuring 54 local venues across the city, Miss Brightside and her firm passionately defy creative boundaries.