Celine Bossart, Bossy
Celine Bossart is a spirits writer and social media influencer. Lucinda and Rashaun ask her about how she uses her platform to address inequalities in the spirits industry, female empowerment and her latest venture, THE STAYCATIONERS.
John Seymour, Bridging The Gap
John Seymour literally grew up behind a bar. He tells Rashaun and Lucinda how that upbringing led to him opening the Sweet Chick restaurant chain, partnering with Nas, getting sober in his 20s and following in his father’s footsteps—even if that wasn’t his intention.
Von Diaz, Mi Gente
Von Diaz uses food to tell stories and share memories -- much in the same way that a great bartender does with their cocktails. The Puerto Rican-born, Southern-raised author and radio producer talks to Rashaun about of her homeland, grandmother, the iconic Puerto Rican cookbook Cocina Criolla, and how they all inspired her Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South.
OJ Lima, Searchin’
Media executive and author OJ Lima (Vibe, VH1) has always had a taste for the finer things in life, but it was at Complex that he developed his love of bourbon. He talks to Rashaun and Lucinda about secret societies, working with the genius that is Pharrell and the challenges of bourbon hunting.
Tim Cooper, I Get Around
Tim Cooper has worked at a lot of bars. From the SoHo Grand to The Flatiron Lounge, the veteran barman was there for the birth of the bottle service, has served cocktails to people in bed and worked with Dale DeGroff. Crazy thing is… he doesn’t look a day over 30.