Family, friends, fireworks, freedom and Fireball are the five words Boozie would use to sum up the Fourth of July weekend. The Fireball got me through the family times and the rest is just a blur. From Dauphin Island to Orange Beach, people let freedom ring. Some celebrated America’s 240th birthday a little more while others just enjoyed a long weekend. Let’s just say it’s a long road to recovery for Boozie, but thank goodness it’s a short week.

The Haberdasher is back and open for business after a stint in rehab. The bar known for fancy cocktails was forced to move locations but is now open for business at 113 Dauphin St., and nothing makes Boozie happier than a new watering hole opening.

The Haberdasher joked about its reopening with its window decoration. It was a mannequin with a big bow tied like a G-string around its hips and a sign around its neck saying “Congrats on finishing Re-Hab!!” No, no, no one was actually in rehab but the new space underwent a complete renovation. Boozie’s spy reported they have really transformed the place. Maybe the move wasn’t such a bad thing — Mobile’s downtown now has one less shabby space!

I can’t stop the feeling
Literally, “I can’t stop the feeling” of feeling bad for Lagniappe’s dancing in the city’s newest video of Justin Timberlake’s hit song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” While the video is great and has been very popular, Lagniappe could have used some practice runs. If Boozie had been involved I would have needed to throw back quite a few shots before braving the camera to dance. But hey, there’s a reason they are writers and not professional dancers.

I was told back at the office they said no one would probably even see the video. Boy, were they wrong about that! At print time, the video had over 7,000 shares and more than 230,600 views. Hats off to the city for producing such a fun video! I know Lagniappe can’t wait to star in the next one! #onemobile

Diamonds aren’t forever
The old saying goes, “Diamonds are forever,” but in the case of Diamonds Men’s Club, they are not. Recently the men’s club sign read “No cover til 8. We fired the ugly one, come on in.” Boozie didn’t have a spy that actually checked to see if they cleaned their diamonds, but judging by the number of cars in the parking lot, maybe they did. Shine bright like a diamond, ladies!

Last week, Secretary of State John Merrill was seen dining at Dauphin’s. No word on what he had for lunch but we do know Merrill was in town meeting with Probate Judge Don Davis and Commissioner Connie Hudson about elections.

Also spotted was stand-up comedian and actor Hannibal Buress, who made a surprise appearance at The Blind Mule this past Saturday night and did a comedy set. Boozie’s spy who reported the spotting said they missed his set and couldn’t believe he just showed up.
Hannibal is known for his appearances on Comedy Central’s “The Awkward Comedy Show” and “Broad City” as well as being a writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock.” Boozie loves hearing when big names make a stop in Mobtown, for two reasons. One, it’s good for business. Two, it shows people how cool we were really are. Like, no big deal.

Fourth fun
Fourth of July is one of Boozie’s favorite holidays. It about the only holiday where you can get drunk and no one says anything. Well, unless you are the people that buried your beer cans on the beach and got called out on Facebook. So, as long as you are just leaving your footprint on the beach, you can get turnt and it’s all good.

Of course, over the weekend the beach bars were packed. The spies had nothing crazy to report besides the usual stuff like make-out sessions on the dance floor at Flora-Bama and guys getting so hot they unbuttoned their shirts all the way or just took them off. I guess if a Bushwacker won’t cool you off the next best thing is to shed a layer of clothes.

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or just some plain ol’ Fourth of July lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!