SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) portfolio of brands, announced today a book tour with cocktail and mixology experts Jordan Catapano and Jocelyn Dunn Muhlbach of the award-winning cocktail blog, This Girl Walks Into a Bar. The nine-city tour will be held at select Pottery Barn stores in Arizona, California, Idaho and Washington on Saturdays in October and November. The authors will share secrets for making the perfect drink, demonstrate holiday garnishes, discuss tips for choosing the right glassware for a cocktail, and divulge etiquette gems for holiday entertaining.
Catapano, a professional bartender and mixologist who worked in Los Angeles, will share expert tips for making easy, delicious cocktails and will spotlight her favorite entertaining essentials from Pottery Barn including barware, drink dispensers and bar tools. Customers will learn how to use bar tools like an expert, choose the right glassware for different cocktails, and learn to make three of the authors’ favorite holiday cocktail garnishes. Events will be hosted on Saturdays from 11am – 1pm, and customers can purchase a copy of the new book, Cocktails for Cougars and Cowgirls: Simple and Delicious Drinks for Every Woman and stock up on holiday entertaining essentials from Pottery Barn. For a complete list of participating stores and RSVP information, visit PotteryBarn.com.
- Saturday 10/3 – Fashion Valley, San Diego, CA
- Saturday 10/10 – Manhattan Village, Manhattan Beach, CA
- Sunday 10/11 – 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA
- Saturday 10/17 – Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA
- Saturday 10/24 – Biltmore Fashion Park, Phoenix, AZ
- Sunday 10/25 – Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler, AZ
- Saturday 11/07 – Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood, WA
- Sunday 11/08 – Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA
- Saturday 11/14 – Boise Town Square, Boise, ID
“As we enter the holiday entertaining season, we’re excited to partner with Jordan and Jocelyn to host a special event for customers to help them get a jump start on their holiday entertaining plans. From selecting the perfect glassware and bar tools to offering tips on making holiday cocktails with ease, the events will offer valuable tips for creating magical memories with family and friends,” said Jill Robach, Senior Vice President, Merchandising for Pottery Barn. “Jordan’s sense of humor and relatable approach to cocktail-making and entertaining will connect with our customers, and we look forward to hosting them in our stores.”
Catapano and Dunn Muhlbach are sisters who grew up in La Mesa, California and now reside in Los Angeles. Their first book, This Girl Walks Into a Bar: A Women’s Guide to Professional Bartending and Home Mixology was released in 2011, followed by This Girl Minds Her Ps and Qs: An Etiquette Handbook for Dinner Parties, Restaurants, and Bars in 2014. Their blog, www.ThisGirlWalksIntoaBar.com, was introduced in 2010 to support their book launch and quickly became one of the top, female cocktail and mixology blogs in the world.
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Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, is a premier specialty retailer for casual, comfortable and stylish home furnishings. Key product categories include furniture, bedding, bath, rugs, window treatments, tabletop, lighting and decorative accessories. Nearly all Pottery Barn products are designed in house and are exclusive to its catalogs, stores and website. Pottery Barn currently has 198 retail stores in the United States, Canada and Australia and unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines, as well as an ecommerce site at www.potterybarn.com. Pottery Barn provides complimentary design services and a comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events. Pottery Barn now offers products for all life stages and every room in the home through Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies – Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 603 stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines.