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The photoshoot for the 144 cocktail recipes in Cocktail Chameleon took place in NYC over a seven day-shoot with two photographers, 3 food stylists, and a prop stylist all under the direction of author and designer Mark Addison. Mark worked with a food writer in the months prior to finalize the recipes and finetune the chapter text. Each of the 144 cocktails were photographed in unique glassware, which were hand-picked by Mark from his personal collection and from retailers from Palm Beach, Vermont and New York.
Launch at Baccarat Madison Ave, NYC
Baccarat opened their flagship boutique on NYC’s Madison Ave to celebrate the launch and reveal of Cocktail Chameleon in partnership with Assouline Publishing. Baccarat crystal glassware is a personal favorite of author Mark Addison, which he used in the over a dozen cocktail portraits in Cocktail Chameleon. Over 200 guests filled the Baccarat boutique to sample select Cocktail Chameleon cocktails served in Baccarat crystal and view museum-style displays of the Baccarat glassware and photography in Cocktail Chameleon. Each guest received a book personalized by Mark Addison as well as our signature Cocktail Party silk Twilly Scarf and Cocktail Party silk Pocket Square.
Launch of Limited Edition only at Neiman Marcus
A special Cocktail Chameleon - Limited Edition with a blue cover was designed to be exclusively sold at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com. Neiman Marcus invited author and designer Mark Addison to create Cocktail Chameleon pop up events in 5 cities across the US during the 2017 Holiday Season. Mark entertained special guests and shoppers with cocktail demonstrations and samplings, personalized books and curated glassware displays of the dozens of glasses that grace the pages of Cocktail Chameleon which are also sold at Neiman Marcus. The #OnlyatNM Cocktail Chameleon limited-edition of only 500 books has SOLD OUT at Neiman Marcus and we have a very small inventory of only 50 still available – click here to claim your limited edition copy personalized by Mark Addison.
Art and Textiles Launch
Author and Designer Mark Addison was asked to design a Bar in the 2018 Hampton Designer Showhouse, which he designed base on his “Best in the World” award-winning book Cocktail Chameleon in partnership with Baccarat. In Bar L’Orange, Mark drew inspiration form the stunning cocktail photography and cocktail illustrations creating two new products – The Fine Art of the Cocktail portraits and Cocktail Party Wallpaper (pictured in orange). The original collection of 36 limited-edition Cocktail Portraits mounted on hand cut acrylic designed by Mark sold out by the end of the house and are now available online for the first time with an addition 18 portraits added to the collection. Mark’s whimsical 12 Cocktail Chameleon classic cocktail illustrations have been turned into a “spirited” textile pattern and Cocktail Party Wallpaper in 4 vibrant color patterns: Orange Nectar, Classic White, Peacock, and Navy.
Bar Tools Launch
Mark was inspired to create his own Cocktail Party Shaker Set as he set out on yet another 5-city US tour with French silver and crystal retailer Christofe. He needed a reliable cocktail shaker that he could travel with and use for his cocktail demonstrations that featured a wide range of cocktails. His Boston-style shaker set allowed him to shake, stir and roll a wide range of cocktails! The Cocktail Party Shaker Set features a mixing glass printed with the 12 Cocktail Chameleon classic cocktail illustration pattern and accompanied by a white shaking tin and hawthorn strainer and complimentary measuring jigger. This year we have expanded the bar tool collection to include gold and copper Cocktail Party Boston Shakers, which make wonderful gifts for the Cocktail Lovers in your life!