Hello, fellow nomads! I'm Carla, and this handsome devil with me in the photo above is my favorite bartender, Ryan (he also makes a really great bar back when I'm lead, which is always. LOL). And, it just so happens that he's my main squeeze, and the one person I couldn't imagine experiencing this life without!
I was born and raised in the midwest - Southwest Michigan to be exact - and began my hospitality journey at the age of 16 as a waitress in a restaurant that was located in the middle of an apple orchard (it doesn't get more midwest than that! ;)) In college, I took a "step up" to work at a casino steakhouse, before ultimately moving to the hospitality capital of the world - Las Vegas, NV! Working extensively in the nightlife mecca of the neon playground, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be the media assistant to none other than THEE Robin Leach (shameless namedrop...LOL)! The years I spent working with Robin taught me to appreciate the finer things in life, specifically Champagne!
After graduating from UNLV, I made the move to Tampa Bay in 2011, and settled into our beautiful city of St. Pete shortly after.
Outside of crafting cocktails and planning/hosting events, I love hanging out with our dogs, creating edible pieces of art through baking, traveling anywhere I can, interior design, cycling, Lagree fitness, and traveling! Yes, I said traveling twice. ;)
Sipping Nomads was born of a dream that was inspired by a cute Piaggio Ape from Great Britain that kept popping up on my feed. In fact, I didn't even realize the mobile bar scene existed in the US...boy was I wrong! We have a strong, tight-knit mobile community here, and I'm happy to be part of it!