City Living: The Pros and Cons of dating a PR pro

Today on the fourth floor, we’re talking about dating a girl in PR. We’re not going to lie, dating a PR girl can be
tough at times – we’re independent, opinionated and will often correct your
grammar on text.  But, there are some significant pros when it comes to dating us – like our loyalty and passion, outgoing personality and ability to talk to anyone in a room.

Inspired by
recent posts on NYCPRgirls, we thought we’d give you a more comprehensive breakdown of
the pros and cons of dating a girl in PR. Voila! 

CON
We’re often overanalyzing
situations.
PRO
But we can find
the positive in most situations.
CON
When we’re at work, we probably can’t text, or sext, or have idle banter via social media. What can we say? We’re busy!
PRO
We aren’t (or can’t be) stage 5 clingers. We just don’t have the time. 😉

CON
We’re busy at night too. 
Our job
requires us to be out anywhere from 2-5 nights a week to a barrage of events,
cocktail parties, launches, etc.

PRO
If you like
events, and you don’t mind fending for yourself throughout the night, then you’re in store to
check out some fun parties! Double PRO – we won’t always join you in a cocktail,
especially when working, but you’re very welcome to take advantage of the open bar. (…and gift bags and yummy treats…). 
CON
We will most definitely
correct your spelling or grammar while texting.



PRO
Think of how
much better your texting skills will become!
CON
You will be
judged by your online profile or lack thereof. LinkedIn counts. Update that
shiz.  Twitter followers (when applicable) are also taken into consideration. Facebook is too, in that if you’re updating it every 5 minutes, clearly you have too much time on your hands and we’re not able to handle that.

PRO
We are experts
at doing a two-minute background check on pretty much anyone.


PRO
When we’re
well dressed, we’re really well dressed. It’s part of our job (and one of the parts we enjoy most).

CON
When we have
a rare night off, our outfits can be….let’s say ‘very relaxed.’ Or when we’ve been working late 5 nights in a row. Deal.
  
PRO
We will
always have a suggestion about the trendiest, newest restaurant to try.
CON
We will judge
you if you pick somewhere horrid. Choose wisely, friend.



There are likely many more that we can think of – maybe even enough to inspire a follow up post.





Yum, Yum: ABSOLUT cocktails

In the spirit of the holiday season (and as a result of our recent education at BYOB), we’re mixing up some cocktails to service at our upcoming holiday fiestas. Will you be hosting a few of your girlfriends or close family members this winter? Here are three recipes that are so simple, but are sure to wow and refresh your mom, dad AND your besties.

White Cranberry Cocktail
Mix one ounce of ABSOLUT Vodka with white cranberry juice, top with fresh lemonade to taste and garnish with cranberries and a black straw. The amount of white cranberry juice and lemonade added will depend on your glass size, and how strongly you like to mix your drinks. The simple, not-too-sweet flavour of this cocktail makes it perfect for a family holiday party. Great to prepare a half hour in advance and hand guests a drink as they come in the door. Classy and festive.

Photo credit: JJ Thompson.

Sparking Pink Grapefruit
Mix one ounce of ABSOLUT vodka with sparkling pink grapefruit juice (of your choice) and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and fresh raspberries. The combination of the grapefruit with thyme will keep your taste buds guessing, while the fresh raspberries offer a pinch of sweetness. This is a crowd pleaser, especially if you are hosting a girl’s night.

Photo credit: JJ Thompson.
Apple Slice
Mix one ounce of ABSOLUT vodka and soda and garnish with a red apple slice. You can also infuse the apple slices in the soda for about a half hour and let them float in the cocktail. This one goes out to the boys in our life. Served in a short glass, this cocktail reminds us of something Don Draper might sip on at a holiday party. Yummy x2.

Photo credit: JJ Thompson

City Living: Our favourite TIFF memories

Like tons of people in the city, once the air starts getting a little cooler at the end of the summer, we can’t help but feel a little je ne sais quoi. We’re counting down the days for one of our favourite times of the year, TIFF, officially beginning September 8.


We’re totally able to rock 12-hour (+) workdays with very little sleep, and sometimes without being able to share epic moments with our BFFs. The one thing that gets us through these 10 awesomely chaotic days are great moments that make our day (or in many cases) our night, and today we share a select few with you from TIFF’s past.

Think you’ve heard it all before when it comes to film festival? Bet you’ve never heard many of our faves, often from behind the scenes or at late-night gigs. From our memory vaults to you, we’ll be sure to share more after this TIFF is over. Enjoy.

  • Gord Downie closing out Festival Music House last year, playing a solo set to a few hundred lucky people.
  • Oprah literally shutting down all of Yorkville when she attended the ONEXONE party in 2009.
Image source.
  • Julian Schnabel conducting interviews in his silk pyjamas while in town promoting The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Julian wearing his infamous purple sleepwear at the AGO (image via LaineyGossip).
  • Sarah Ferguson’s (a.k.a. the original Fergie, the Duchess of York) six Blackberries – each one is for a different business/charity/personal function and they were carried around in a custom-made Louis Vuitton case that accommodated all six.

  • Being at the same party (for Burn After Reading) as Brad Pitt, Mark Ruffalo, the Coen Brothers, Jeremy Piven and Frances McDormand and realizing there was no VIP section. Because of course, the whole party was VIP (so how did we get in?).
Part of the Burn After Reading cast we spotted at the after-party.

TIFF participants: What are your favourite memories? Tweet us @rockitpromo.