sampling summer cocktails video (+ a music video!)

by Amy on 4 August 2011

when people learn you’re a food blogger, they frequently ask, what’s your favorite local restaurant? on the top of my highly-recommended list is the wonderful watermark restaurant. imagine my pleased surprise when watermark contacted me a few weeks ago to see if i’d be the taste-tester in a video featuring their new summer cocktails. of course, i agreed, + i’m so happy i did.
to see the amazing concoctions i sampled, check out the video below!

some of you might ask, is this the first video you’ve been in? randomly, no! a few years ago, i did a bit of print + video modeling, + while i never made it big (clearly!), i participated in some awesome projects. one such experience was filming a music video for jewel’s song ‘stronger woman.’ i play a stifled victorian woman + my (admittedly limited) screen time is after the 1:30 mark. enjoy!

now, if i can find a video opportunity where i can wear a victorian wig AND drink cocktails, i’ll be set!

watermark video created by the andrews agency. ‘stronger woman’ video © 2008 valory music co.

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1 Lesley August 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

Only in Nashville… :)

2 amy August 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

amen! only in nashville would:
1) jewel become a country singer
2) a food blogger play a victorian woman in a music video

3 margaux August 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

I love this!

4 amy August 4, 2011 at 9:14 am

and i heart you! i wish you could have seen me on the music video set — i was nervous, which manifested itself by me bebopping around frantically. it wasn’t pretty.

5 Amber@ Caleigh's Kitchen August 4, 2011 at 9:24 am

You’re famous! Look at you go! I might have to try that place out when I come in for Food Blog Forum. And how awesome you were in Jewels video!!

6 amy August 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

aww, thanks girl! you would absolutely love watermark — if you want company to try it out when you’re in nashville, i’m available! =) i could even (try to) arrange for you to meet the chef – he’s awesome!

7 Ally Garner August 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

Cocktail Taster? You just landed my dream job haha. That is such a sweet deal. And you should be doing more on-screen modeling gorgeous girl!

8 amy August 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

i know, right? best job ever! thanks for your sweet words! modeling was a ton of fun + now i have wonderful pictures I can look back on. my husband has a few framed in the house, which makes me embarrassed + flattered at the same time. =)

9 Caroline @ chocolate and carrots August 4, 2011 at 11:57 am

You were so great and looked gorgeous, Amy! And, just to let you know…I think it is SOO cool that you were in a music video! Awesomeness.

10 amy August 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm

you are too sweet! the cocktails video is very ‘me’ which is fun + it was definitely cool to be in a real music video. i love that i can look back on them both in the future!

11 Shannon August 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Sweet! That’s totally awesome. Also, I’ve been dying to go to watermark.

12 amy August 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

ooh, have you seen the awesome fixed-price menu they’re featuring through the end of August? we’re definitely going in the next few weeks to take advantage of it — i’ll email you the details! thanks for your kind words. =)

13 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm

How cool is that! Great videos!

14 amy August 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm

thanks, erin! i think they’re pretty cool indeed. =)

15 Maris (In Good taste) August 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

That’s what I call a great gig!

16 amy August 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm

you got that right, maris!

17 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

love watermark! It’s one of my favorites. Will you be at Food Blog Forum in Nashville in October?

18 amy August 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

isn’t it just wonderful? we already went once this summer + are planning another trip there soon. and yes, i’ll be at food blog forum — tickets are already purchased. hopefully i’ll get to meet you there!

19 Marina August 5, 2011 at 5:31 am

Wow! :) I am new here, never visited your blog before, but now I will be regular! I love it.. Plus, you’re famous 😛

20 amy August 5, 2011 at 7:22 am

yay for new visitors – glad you made your way here. i’m not quite famous yet, but maybe that’s in my future! =)

21 traciwilbur August 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

love both videos! you are so stinkin’ cute. i need to go back to watermark – haven’t been in about 3 yrs and i have no idea why. we get stuck in the “close to home” rut i guess.

22 amy August 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

thank you, traci! we should have a double date at watermark, or even better, get a big group of bloggers together to go. the food is just amazing.

23 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

That’s pretty darn cool!! I love the costume you were wearing in the Jewel video! :)

24 amy August 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm

the costume (+ wig) were really cool indeed! the only thing that wasn’t fun was that my size 8 feet were shoved into those size 6 victorian booties. it took three of us to get them on, ha!

25 Molly August 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

Spotted you on Time of Your Life, added you to my reader!

26 amy August 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

yay! i love new readers + discovering new blogs. off to check yours out now!

27 Lyssa August 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Crazy small world.
I started working for Jewel during this single cycle. My classmate Cari is the Marie Antoinette character… Insanity.

28 amy August 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

whoa, that is crazy! nashville is such a bizarrely small world – i think that all the time!

29 Cooks_Books August 11, 2011 at 12:27 am

You’re in a music video, who would’ve guessed?! Well, actually, I’m not at all surprised. And you look gorgeous, btw. (My video claim-to-fame is about 1 second as an extra in an Oliver Stone movie. Ha!) So fun – you should try for more. :)

30 amy August 11, 2011 at 10:07 am

thank you so much! it was a super fun experience. i’d love to see your Oliver Stone movie cameo – that’s still pretty impressive, even if it just was for a second or two!

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