You may know Louisville native Nicole Fox as the recent winner of America's Next Top Model, but did you know she's also a magical green fairy who bestows the enchanting nectar of wormwood to all those reckless enough to beseech her succor?
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That's how she's portrayed in new marketing materials, shown to the right, for A' Côté Bar à Absinthe, the slightly renamed wine and absinthe bar at 2245 West 30th Avenue that's run by the same folks who helm Z Cuisine next door. The image, shot by Kristen Hatgi, a local photographer who used to work in Z Cuisine's kitchen, was actually taken before Fox went on TV. Now that her absinthe-fairy persona is finally getting out on À Côté postcards being spread around town, her new-found celebrity will surely lure more folks to the cozy northwest Denver bar for a taste of "la fée verte."
We can't promise that À Côté customers will get a chance to rub elbows with Fox (she's only eighteen, after all), but who knows: After a few glasses of sugar-laced absinthe, they'll likely be seeing all the green fairies they want.