Metro Magazine // The Cocktail Feature

As many of you know in Minneapolis, a couple of weeks ago, one of the city's finest magazines announced it will be closing it's doors. METRO Magazine has been one of my best clients since day one of it's launch and it's a little bittersweet seeing it go. Why bittersweet? Well for starters, I had a blast on every assignment with the magazine. Seriously, I couldn't have asked for better opportunities and a better crew to work with, than all of the art directors, editors and writers on the METRO staff. Also, as the decline of print editorial started taking it's toll, everyone knew the end might be coming; however, our crew still came together to try and re-define what the readers wanted and give them something special every month! It's always sad to see something so great leave a city, but this is also a time for change. Minnesota Monthly seems to be making some fun changes and there's also a new fine-art-based magazine, called Thirty Two that could do some great things for our local market as well! To everyone I worked with on METRO projects over the years: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

In the August issue of Metro Magazine, I had one last hoo-rah with the staff, which was photographing a drink feature. The article was all about how to throw your own swanky cocktail party at home! We had so much fun during this shoot and I wanted to share a few more images with you than what was printed.


Photography: Eliesa Johnson

Set Styling: Style Architects

Wardrobe Styling: Faith Brue of Style Architects

Bar Accessories and Bowties: Martin Patrick 3

Flower Arrangements: Spruce Flowers and Home

Coasters &  Mini Notebooks: Paperista