Going for It: Woman Warrior

Mixin' it up in San Diego

One of the most brazen people I've met in some time is Taylor Doms, one of several talented, creative and entrepreneurial women working at the Hive.  Taylor is a professional mixologist-- but not the bar menu kind.  She runs a night life and culture website called TheMixster.com, which she started in an effort to promote the artists, venues and events that, as she puts it, stand out and really mix things up.

Her site is bold and opinionated. Case in point: none of the models featured in the photos are blonde and that is completely intentional. She is not afraid to write a bad review if she doesn't care for particular restaurant or bar, nor is she afraid to rave about a DJ or designer that most of San Diego might find awful.That is precisely what I adore about Taylor and her Mixster brand--she stands for something.  Far too often people complain about their local bars, clubs or restaurants, but few actually step up and create a space to foster more of what they'd really like to see.

In many ways, Taylor reminds me of D.C'.s own Brightest Young Things. Now a force in nightlife and culture, they also started as a group of friends who wanted to mix things up for their own fun and fulfillment.  With her Web site growing in popularity and several successful events behind her, I have no doubt that Taylor will continue to stir it up on a similar path to success here in San Diego.

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Alexis Rodich

 |  March 17, 2010; 9:16 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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