Around The Blok. Vol. 4 - Elliott Clark
Elliott is a Phoenix-based photographer, content creator, and social media consultant, and known to many as the Apartment Bartender. His website provides a plethora of cocktail recipes that anyone can enjoy and made simple for those taking their personal bar cart to the next level. Today, we are extremely thrilled to sit down with Elliott for Around The Blok!
1. Tell us about yourself?
I’m Elliott. Chicago born and Arizona raised. I was named after E.T. Fun and outgoing with the right amount of weird. I’m equal parts photographer and home bartender/cocktail enthusiast. I’m at my best when I’m in good company. Food and drink is a big part of my life, as I run a blog dedicated to home bartending how to’s, drink recipes, and the life that goes with it.
2. Why do you do what you do?
I do what I do because I love it. I don’t try to overcomplicate it. As far as what drives me is the need to continue getting better and better. It’s easy for me to get to a point where I feel stagnant, and I hate feeling like I’m not learning or growing or challenging myself in new ways.
3. What benefit does art provide to society?
Art is life.
4. What’s your advice to others chasing their dreams?
I’m a big believer in pursuing what matters most to you, and what makes a difference in the lives of others. If there’s a dream you have that you want to pursue, then pursue it. If it’s not realistic to chase it immediately, then figure out what you have to do to make that dream a reality and do it. It’s cliche but it’s true. When I left my full-time sales job to run Apt. Bartender, I realized there was no magic secret. Taking action is the secret.
5. What is your biggest inspiration and why?
My biggest inspiration comes from traveling. I meet a lot of people, all with unique backgrounds and it’s inspiring to see where people come from and see the cool things they’re doing in their own lives. Hard not to get motivation from that.
6. When you think of home, what comes to mind?
I believe wherever you lay your head can be home. I grew up traveling from an early age, so I don’t view home as a singular place. As long as I have good people around, then wherever I am I see as home.