As a child, Blair was enthralled with the visions of an exotic paradise from frequent summer trips through Polynesian islands. Many, many excursions to Disney parks also brought about a sense of wonder and awe in creating reality out of fantasy.
When sipping his first Fogcutter many years later, at a Trader Vic's in Emeryville, California, Blair knew finally that he was at home, in paradise. He traded an office job for time behind the stick, making his way from barback to management swiftly. He became renowned for his knowledge, and even more his passion for fantastic tiki and tropical drinks, and the experiences they brought to many happy guests. His Tiki nights at local lounges brought guests from miles around, and he began consulting and developing menus for bars around his home in Portland, Oregon.