Hi! I’m Leslyn and this is my rescue pocket beagle, Starsky. I’d like to share the back story of “Cocktail Chatter” which had its genesis decades ago, way back in the fourth grade when I first began to read my local newspaper, “The Honolulu Star Bulletin”. Call me weird, but I couldn’t wait to read the paper at 5pm when I’d hear the familiar thud of a newspaper being thrown at our door. I even had a specific ritual as to the order of each section read…Sports, Local, Lifestyle, Business, and Front Page. My love of current events and learning how the world happenings affected us as individuals, continued over the years…the Seattle times when I was an undergraduate at the University of Washington, The Los Angeles News when I attended UCLA Law School, and finally to the San Francisco Chronicle and Wall Street Journal now. My love of news soon led me to start saving interesting articles to share, first through cutting and scanning articles into my computer and later, through clipping with Evernote and Onenote. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, but my collecting articles to share would be the beginning of “Cocktail Chatter”.
After successful stints as a lawyer, real estate broker, and stay at home mom, I began to notice how so many of my tribe, the 40+ woman, were too busy to keep up with current events, and the changes in social norms and behaviors resulting from Social Media and Technology. By not doing so, many 40+ women have become disconnected to other tribes and perhaps feeling irrelevant.
My mission is to ensure that my tribe is not left behind by “edutaining” her on the important trends, social mores, and ways to navigate the 21st century. “Cocktail Chatter” is your “virtual happy hour” where we can interact on a wide range of topics, some serious and some wacky, just as if we were hanging out together. Cheers!