About the Authors
Bar crawls for smart people? You might think that’s an oxymoron, but authors Christi & Ted Scofield don’t think so.
As frequent travelers, Christi and Ted always search out fun and informative tours when they venture to other cities but have found that very few tours allowed time out to stop in local cafés or bars to soak up even more of the city’s culture.
Always one to seize on a business opportunity that involves something social and festive, Christi came up with the concept of Cocktails & Curiosities, a tour that combines the best elements of history, pop culture, architecture, literature, shopping, art and insider secrets of a city – with the revelry of a bar crawl.
Christi and Ted began hosting these tours for friends, family and business partners in New York City. They had so many requests for the tour info they decided to formalize the concept and launch the Cocktails &Curiosities brand as part of their existing company, Icebreaker Entertainment. Icebreaker Entertainment’s mission is to create funny and bold products that break the ice and get people laughing. C&C is the perfect addition to the company.
Christi and Ted plan to expand Cocktails & Curiosities to Paris, London, San Francisco, Berlin, Chicago, Boston and many other great cities around the globe.
About Icebreaker Entertainment, LLC
Based in New York City, Icebreaker Entertainment is a multi-brand consumer products company with products for sale in thousands of stores, from Wal-Mart to Kohl’s to Barnes & Noble to small mom-and-pops gift stores. Products include board games, funny t-shirts with bold sayings, school supplies, beauty supplies, stationary and much more. Icebreaker Entertainment’s brands include Sassy Slang, Sporty Slang, Sexy Slang and the new international brand, Icebreakerz. The company is rapidly expanding in the US, Mexico and Europe. For more information, please visit the company’s website and media page.
In addition to creating consumer products, Christi and Ted are also the authors of Sexy Slang’s Bedroom Challenges: 69 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life, published by Sourcebooks in 2010.
More about Christi
Christi is Icebreaker Entertainment’s President & Founder, the visionary force behind the company’s rapid national and international expansion.
Originally from St. Petersburg and Treasure Island, FL, Christi has been a New Yorker since 2000. She is a self-professed board game nerd and prolific entertainer. Christi earned a BA in Business from Virginia Wesleyan College where she was captain of the soccer team and, go figure, her sorority’s social chair. Christi’s career began in technology sales, in which she worked for over 13 years. While working as a sales manager at Tech Data, Christi earned an MBA from Florida State University. Shortly after earning her degree, Christi decided to move to New York City to continue her career in technology sales with Compaq and HP. Invigorated by the energy, competition and ingenuity of New Yorkers, Christi decided it was time to pursue her entrepreneurial dream. Icebreaker Entertainment is the perfect creation for Christi because it allows her to match her social and entertaining skills with her entrepreneurial spirit. Christi lives on the Upper East Side with her husband, Ted, and their plants Benjamin and Spike. She continues to play sports, host numerous parties and she takes in every ounce of New York culture that she can.
More about Ted
Icebreaker Entertainment’s Chief Operations Officer & General Counsel, Ted joined the team soon after its inception. Part lawyer, part businessman, part writer and part Southern gentleman schmoozer, Ted helped Christi wrap a strong business plan around Sexy Slang, the company’s first brand, and helped finalize the Sexy Slang party game and guide it through its successful launch. Ted continues to lead the company’s legal, marketing and operations team.
Ted began his career as an entrepreneurial political consultant and now practices corporate and securities law, specializing in helping small business. He is always happy to help other entrepreneurs, as you can see by his small business law website, TedScofieldLaw.com.
Ted is a three-time graduate of Vanderbilt University, earning his JD and MBA concurrently and a BA in history. He is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. In addition to Ted’s legal and business acumen, he is also a fantastic writer. Be sure to look for his new novel, a Wall Street thriller, soon to be published by St. Martin’s Press.