Once Upon a Cocktail - Coffee Table Book

Once Upon a Cocktail - Coffee Table Book

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Looking for the next book for your coffee table? Once Upon a Cocktail is a colorful large format book that is not only beautiful but also functional, featuring cocktail recipes from West Hollywood. 

With over 850 illustrations, this book is brought to life by imagineer and illustrator Katie Brightside. Showcasing a feast of concoctions curated by veteran barkeep Sarah L.M. Mengoni, Once Upon a Cocktail is a tour-guide-style drinking adventure from a world-class region.

Cocktails and more showcase West Hollywood’s vast selection of bars, restaurants, hotels, influential hot spots, culinary treats, and supper clubs. Old-Hollywood juxtaposes the rare diamonds of dive bars and the hottest venues in town. 

Woven into this journey are slices of history—nuggets that celebrate the past as we experience the present. Whether you’re visiting West Hollywood or are a long-time resident, there is a gem or two (and much more) to uncover here.

About the Artisans

Welcome to the Brightside, a creative agency, is the brainchild of international illustrator, artist, and designer Katie Brightside. The company is impassioned with a melting pot of creatives from vast spectrums of the arts and delivers unique design and artistic projects. The firm also houses The Digs Collection, a homeware company highlighting illustrated mural scale artwork, wallpaper, and handmade kimonos.

Brightside has secured several public art installations and personally received a WeHo Artist Grant, was an honoree of the Phyllis Morris Women in Leadership Award for Design and Entrepreneurship, and the John Chase accolade for Innovation of Art and Design at West Hollywood’s Creative Business Awards.

Today, Brightside defies creative boundaries as the imagineer of Once Upon a Cocktail – West Hollywood, a recipe book featuring 54 most cherished venues across the city.

Graduating with a BA in fashion at Kingston University, UK, 2001, Brightside moved to Treviso, Italy, where she worked as a designer at United Colours of Benetton. In 2002 she relocated to Sydney, Australia. In 2012, the aMBUSH Gallery hosted her first of many solo art exhibitions. This successful exhibition inspired a thirst for further education, a MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martin (CSM), London. After graduation Brightside sought advice from a White Witch, asking where she would live happily-ever-after. A week later Katie fulfilled that prophecy by moving to West Hollywood.


12in by 9in by .75in

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