A martini is a terrible thing to waste.

We’re one of Racked 50 Young Guns!


Jun 21, 2013 0 Comments


Howes & Baum was chosen as one of mega-fashion site Racked.com‘s semifinalists for their 50 Young Guns list!

Although “young” isn’t a word I’ve personally heard in quite a while, it is exciting to be recognized as a new brand by such a great website!

Thank you so much, Racked.com !!!

Read it HERE.

Hanging balls.


Jun 20, 2013 4 Comments

We are hanging pendant (redundant) wicker lights from the old trees on the back patio of The Olde English.

The back patio opens up in a couple weeks.  The weekday schedule will be:

Mondays:   Petting Zoo

Tuesdays: Two Turtles on Tuesdays.   We will give away one turtle for every 2 liter beer purchased.

Wednesdays.   Wendy Wednesdays (Lesbian Peter Pan Night)

Thursdays:  Free Pickle Back Shots.

Fridays:  Phish Fry Special.  Four for 1 Fish Frys for Phish fans.

You’re gonna love it.


Lark Street Flower Market.


Jun 19, 2013 3 Comments

I bought these hydrangeas today at the Lark Street flower market for $1 a stem.

I love that place.

Fresh flowers are a staple in my house.  I only put one type of flower in one vase.  I remove all the leaves like a Rain Man.  and I arrange them multiple times a day as I walk past them.

on some level I believe that if I the flowers are perfect, then my life won’t fall apart.


Birthday Margarita #1.


Jun 19, 2013 0 Comments


The lovely young lady, Eryn, was the very first recipient of the free Birthday Margarita at our new Bombers Burrito Bar, Troy location.

Happy Birthday, Eryn!


Warehouse boxes.


Jun 18, 2013 2 Comments

If you have a cardboard box fetish, you should quit your job, talk to a therapist, and then apply for a job at Adirondack Records Management on Learned Street.

I stopped over there yesterday to borrow a hand truck and I couldn’t believe the amount of boxes in there.  There must have been 7 million.