A Toast to Bethesda (Yes, as in Maryland)!

Hip Flask

August 22, 2022

If you know, you know that Bethesda, MD is making moves to become one of the hotspots in the Mid-Atlantic area. Yep, facts. And, one of the go-to destinations that’s helping put it on the map is the brand-spanking new Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ, which happens to house Hip Flask — the city’s first and only rooftop bar boasting killer cocktails, views and yes, Flavor!

When the crew behind the project approached us to work the walls (and ceiling…look up!), an off-menu design was the way they wanted to roll, as the desired vibe was one that was sophisticated yet sexy and drenched in shades of blue to compliment its sky-high scenery. In the spirit of there’s a Flavor for all occasions, our master mixologist, Jon Sherman, culled the archives to unearth the key ingredient for the gig…an Inkling Collection concoction that we were keeping in our back pocket for when the moment was right. According to our client and Hip Flask customers, it was right, and given the response we’ve added this baby to our line up; meet High Seas. To craft this modernized marbled mural (and the others in the mix), Jon blended and swirled inks together while adding a variety of metallic powders and glitter. Meanwhile, the one-and-only Boone Speed (photographer, collaborator and FP friend) snapped ephemeral stills of the action and voila!

Ok. Time for a drink. Cheers to working with clients who aren’t afraid to be bold and have some fun!!! Def check it out when you’re in town!


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