Behind the Bar

After Eight Martini

After Eight Martini

Pre-dinner cocktails are great, but what about after the meal is over and the guests want something a little more on the dessert side? That's where the After Eight Martini comes in. 4 ingredients, super quick to make & it's a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Winner...

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Mocktails ~ A healthy CHEERS!

Mocktails ~ A healthy CHEERS!

When doing cocktail training onboard, how frequently do you include Mocktails? My guess if you are anything like me, Mocktails rarely cross your mind. Believe it or not, it DOES happen & since my first Non-Alcohol charter happened a few years ago, I've always made...

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Gin & Juice

Gin & Juice

T oday is all about a classic, Gin & Juice.     Last year I went to LA to go Wedding Dress shopping & finally had a chance to meet up with Melissa. I first met Melissa through an instagram challenge we both did a few years ago, we started chatting...

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Wine: Storage

Wine: Storage

I can not believe this the fourth & final chapter of our Wine Series! Kim, THANK YOU so much for all of your incredible insight into the world of wine! As someone who didn't know anything other than a red wine & white wine when I started yachting, I'm always...

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007 Martini Bar

007 Martini Bar

Bond. James Bond. The perfect iconic theme for a very special guest & his surprise birthday party. Everything from the choice of music to the decoration throughout the evening had to have that je ne sais quoi. The classic shaken, not stirred quote first came about...

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Wine: Cork Taint

Wine: Cork Taint

Wine Chat is BACK! The lovely Kim has shared her input on Wine Faults today. She gets the core of what Cork Taint means & debunks all of the rumours. This was a huge learning lesson for me as I knew very little about Cork Taint until now. Anyone else get really...

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Wine: Service & Decanting

Wine: Service & Decanting

Anyone else open a bottle of wine after reading PART ONE of the wine training series?! Well, you may as well just open another now... I know I am! Today's topic is all about presenting wine to guests & the correct way to decant wines - both old & new. P.S. If...

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Wine: Corkscrews

Wine: Corkscrews

Stews, I am so excited to be discussing all things wine with the incredible Kim! She's a wine connoisseur from Australia who started working on yachts as a service stewardess in Feb 2017. We first met through Instagram, just before Kim took her first yachting position...

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Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

L et’s face it, brunch is always a good idea.   We spent the past few winters up north in Canada without guests onboard. It gave Ben & I loads of free weekends too Brunch to our hearts content. (Is Brunch a verb?...if not, it should be!)    ...

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Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Ribena. A blackcurrant cordial & a childhood favourite of mine! Not only does it taste delicious, but its also  has a vibrant colour & thick consistancy making it perfect for cocktails. To make this cocktail, you'll need Raspberry Vodka, Ribera, Tonic Water...

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When looking for a job, it can feel as though you need 8 arms to keep up with replying to emails, updating your CV, staying on top of required visas, continuing your education & keeping crew agents in the loop. 
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But what happens when something is out of your control? What if a previous employer is giving you a bad reference?
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✨Reach out to that specific person and see if you can reach a resolution (do you now have a greater understanding of their POV? do you feel you can genuinely move on?)

✨Explain your situation to a Crew Agent, so they can speak to the HOD that's interviewing you

✨Be honest during the interview if it comes up, being genuine and upfront is crucial. What did you learn from the experience? How are you remaining positive and moving forward?

✨Ensure you have as many positive references as possible {written references are great, however, it’s even better to have references that are willing to answer calls and emails}

✨Keep you references updated with your plans so they aren't caught off guard with phone calls & have time to prepare

What advice would you give to someone in this situation?!

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#yachtie #stewardess #lux #luxurylife #ocean #yachting #superyacht #yachtieworld #travel #travelbug #stewardesslife #summertime #yachtblog #theyachtstew #eventplanner #nautical #yachtstew #yachtstewardess #chiefstew #jobhunting #jobtips #referencetips
Let's talk about anxiety.
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Last night I fell asleep feeling quite anxious, which meant I didn't have a great sleep. I though I would share what I’ve done today to make myself feel better 🌸💗
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This morning, I wrote out a list of everything that was giving me anxiety.📖 (Even the tiny things!) I then highlighted 3 items that I wanted to work through today & different ways I could turn that anxiety into a productive workday. I then put on my favorite Spotify playlist, lit a candle, stayed in my comfy clothes & started making my way through the list (followed by a 7k beach walk!). Feeling anxious is awful, so I just wanted to share in case anyone else is struggling today! You are stronger than this & I hope you are able to find joy today!
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My goal of the day is to mirror this photo of Verconia, @theestew_ and have a moment of pure joy 🥳

P.S I’ll be sharing all of your tips and tricks on dealing with anxiety on my stories today and tomorrow 🌿
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#yachtie #stewardess #lux #luxurylife #ocean #yachting #superyacht #yachtieworld #travel #travelbug #stewardesslife #summertime #yachtblog #theyachtstew #eventplanner #nautical #yachtstew #yachtstewardess #chiefstew
Content I have been loving recently...
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Pop Chillout playlist on @spotify It's 6 1/2 hours long & perfect for background noise 🎶
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Netflix docu-series called Get Organized with @thehomeedit . Clea & Joanna are organizing Goddesses who are very thoughtful in their process. This show is FULL of brilliant tips & tricks (plus in the first episode they organize all of Reese Witherspoon's movie costumes & who doesn't love legally blonde!) 👱🏻‍♀️
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Untamed by @glennondoyle 🌸 FINALLY started this yesterday as I’ve only just finished Finding Freedom (the Megan & Harry book). I couldn’t put it down last night & I no doubt I’ll be finishing this one rather quickly.

What are you loving at the moment? Favorite playlist? Instagram account? Book? Share below!

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So...
“Are you on leave?”
“Why aren’t you on a boat?”

Decided to answer your curious questions with my dear friend @thechelseahaines on her podcast @letsstarthealth 💗 it launched today & we chat about dealing with work/life balance & a bit of a life update 🌸

You have ALL been so supportive, encouraging and uplifting over the years. I’m so excited to share this special episode with all of you xx
DECK/STEWS!
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I would love to hear from you! What is the BEST part of your job?! 🛥🧼I've never worked on deck except for helping out with the occasional wash down, so I would love to hear about your experiences!

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Brilliant photo of @millyatsea who is the QUEEN of teamwork 🙌🏻
Chelsea, the powerhouse behind @thechelseahaines and @letsstarthealth podcast is live on @theyachtstewpodcast today!

This in-depth discussion tackles Sleep Anxiety head-on and Health Coach Chelsea share’s all of her wisdom to ensure you can start having a good night’s sleep. From understanding why you should use night-mode on your phone (and how to manipulate it!), the apps you need to have downloaded to the BS hustle mentality that needs to be replaced.
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Available now on Spotify and Apple podcasts!

📷 @chels_nels (a little throwback to her yachting days!)

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