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Cocktails and Conversations with Dr. Nicola Nice, CEO & Founder Pomp and Whimsy

Online • Orange County

Please join Ellevate OC for an evening of networking, conversation and fun! Dr. Nicola Nice will share her entrepreneurial story along with a special cocktail for women breaking the glass ceiling.

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

CEO & Founder Pomp & Whimsy, Nicola Nice

A seasoned entrepreneur, Nicola has been working in the world of spirits innovation for over a decade through the brand strategy and consumer insights agency THINK Conservatory, which she founded in 2007. A sociologist by training, she has dedicated her professional career towards understanding how consumers identify with categories and brands, and applying these insights to new idea generation and strategic brand positioning.

A specialist in liquor, fashion, beauty, and the female consumer, Dr Nice has consulted with and delivered new products for some of the largest global producers including Diageo plc, Bacardi Ltd and Gruppo Campari.

She holds a BA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Sociology from Imperial College London.

For those who register in advance we will provide cocktail recipes one week prior to the event.


Back in the heyday of gin, the spirit’s seductive nature earned it the nickname Mother Gin. From lords to ladies, mistresses to maids, all were captivated by the exotic botanicals within. Today we return to the dawn of the affair with a reinvention of the classic gin cordial style, updated for a contemporary palate Bringing fancy, modernity and dare we say it, a touch of femininity, to this wondrously old-world spirit.

Made from scratch in Los Angeles from a select blend of 16 natural and whole ingredients, Enjoy by itself, topped with something bubbly or as a gin modifier in classic cocktails.

It’s gin, reimagined.

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Community Discussion
Masha Petrova

Am I the only one not able to join this event? I was looking forward to it :( Is the zoom link correct?

March 17, 2021

Marielle Schurig

I wasn't able to join either : (

March 17, 2021

Masha Petrova

Thanks, Marielle for confirming! Glad I am not going crazy. Guess we'll dink our cocktails alone? :(

March 17, 2021