Kim Tronic Tag



Mama Shelter
by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… The first time I meandered into Mama Shelter in Hollywood, I had no clue it was a hotel. Perhaps it was the foosball table. Or the corkboard stuffed with notes, jokes, and colorful Post-its. Or the vibrant Chinese lanterns and guitars strung along the front window. Or the lucha libre masks, which guests can purchase should the need arise. With 5 other locations, including Paris and Istanbul, Mama Shelter epitomizes the boutique hotel chain vibe. Each of 70 rooms is furnished with a kingRead More
Kim's Mountain Mule
by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… Today we’re gonna bend the rules a bit. Instead of bringing you a martini recipe, I want to scribble outside the lines and share something (gasp!) different. And yes, it’s served on the rocks. I’ve always been a fan of copper: it makes for interesting jewelry, strong plumbing pipes, and who doesn’t love a nice shiny penny? (Despite the fact that pennies are a useless form of currency, obvy.) A while back, I noticed an infestation of copper mugs on the local bar scene.Read More
Jingle Bengal
by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Expert + Jingle Writer… It’s happened to all of us. You’re in the shower lathering up or driving to work and you start humming a tune. Then you hum louder and bob your head. Before you know it, you’re screaming “Fresh goes better with Mentos, fresh and full of LIIIIIIFE!” even though you despise the small, sugary, tooth-decaying mints. Know what that’s called? Effective advertising. At least in terms of getting in your head.Read More