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Chief Stewardess Duties vs. Lower Ranked Yacht-Stew Duties – A Vast Sea of Difference

If you’ve been watching Bravo TV’s Below Deck, then you’ve likely heard the many references (um, complaints) from the lower ranking stews about the chief stewardess, Adrienne Gang, not pulling her weight. We also hear about the many lists Adrienne is often putting together. And I say: Good for Adrienne! With the multitude of things […]

Keep Calm And Get Your Get $#!@ Done T-shirt – Adrienne Gang

If you’ve been watching Below Deck on Bravo TV and have seen yourself agreeing more with #TeamAdrienne, then you need to show your support by getting your own “I Keep Calm and Get $#!@ Done” t-shirt, as seen here being worn by Adrienne Gang, Chief Stewardess on the show. Jason Bean, a.k.a. “Bnpositive” (also the […]

BELOW DECK’s Adrienne Gang and Author Julie Perry – Interview on INDY STYLE

Below Deck’s Adrienne Gang joined Julie Perry in Indianapolis recently for a press tour for The Insiders Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess. Thanks to the wonderful Andi Hauser and Tracy Forner for having Adrienne Gang and Julie on your show, Indy Style, to discuss Julie’s book and its connection to Adrienne and her BRAVO […]

Julie Perry Interviewed about “The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess” on Fox59

A big thanks to Scott Jones of Fox 59 WXIN Indianapolis for a great interview on Sunday, August 18, about the re-release of “The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess.” Not only was Julie Perry interviewed about her book, but also the fact that chief stewardess and reality star Adrienne Gang of Bravo’s Below […]

Yacht Stewardess Confession: I LOVED shopping for the yacht.

As a yacht steward/ess, part of managing the interior of a superyacht is guaranteeing that everything a guest would need is onboard—from manicure sets to shoe horns to Pepto Bismol. The good news is the stews get to shop for it all. The bad news is this responsibility is a bit more stressful than you […]

Tips Ahoy! Crew Tips on Luxury Charter Yachts

If you are watching Bravo TV’s Below Deck, then you’ve obviously followed the Honor crew’s weekly anticipation of their charter-tip money—and in many of the episodes, even their overwhelming disappointment in how that played out (or rather, paid out). It has raised a lot of questions among fans within social channels, including one of the […]

Yacht Stew Confession: I sucked at napkin folding

For yacht stews, the preparation for meal service on a superyacht is a whole art unto itself. The traditional term is mise en place, but Midwestern girls like me prefer to call it “settin’ the table.” Okay, it’s a bit more cumbersome than simply remembering “fork on the left” and “knife on the right,” but, […]

Bloomington, Indiana Barnes & Noble Book Event with Author Julie Perry and Chief Stew Adrienne Gang of Bravo’s “Below Deck”

Bloomington, Indiana: Join Chief Stewardess from Bravo TV’s Below Deck, Adrienne Gang, and yachting career-guide author, Julie Perry, for a book signing at the Bloomington Barnes & Noble Store! When: Tuesday, August 20th, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Barnes & Noble, Bloomington, Indiana (Home of Indiana University, Julie’s Alma Mater) Barnes & Noble […]

“The Chef and Stewardess Dance” by Victoria Allman, Yacht Chef & Author

My two favorite books about what “yachtie” life is like, especially from the perspective of working onboard, are by megayacht chef and author, Victoria Allman. I highly recommend checking out either of her two books about being yacht crew: SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey with Her Captain (2011) and Sea Fare: A Chef’s Journey Across The […]

Poached Shrimp with Coconut Butternut Squash Sauce: Recipe from Yacht Chef & Author Victoria Allman

Poached Shrimp with a Coconut Butternut Squash Sauce Recipe contributed by Victoria Allman, Superyacht Chef & Author of SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey with Her Captain Court Bouillon: 6 cups water 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 2 lemons, cut in half and squeezed 1 head of garlic, sliced in half 8 sprigs thyme 8 parsley sprigs […]