For The Love Of Spritz

I’ve become completely obsessed in the last 12 months with an Italian aperitif called “Spritz”. Those who follow this blog know I’ve had 3 trips to Italy in the last 12 months alone, and have fallen in love with the food and drinking culture. Prosecco lovers like myself you will be sure to love Spritz,…

London Coffee Festival

I’m hyper and somewhat shaky, the result of an afternoon spent savouring everything the London Coffee Festival 2016 has to offer. The event, held at The Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, is held across two levels, with coffee centric stalls in abundance. The lines of people waiting to enter the afternoon session were somewhat daunting, but…

Crazy Cocktails At Bar NightJar

Cocktails have made a huge comeback in recent years, and there’s a lot of locations that are over hyped on the drinks front. Thankfully Bar Nightjar is not one of them. This is the bar that caused controversy a few years ago by having something that may have come from a whale in one of…

Chapter 8 Games With Chambord

Back when summer was shinning its final rays I attended a great pop up hosted by Chambord. The Chapter 8 Games picked up on 2015’s top theme, Alice in Wonderland, with a stylised game of flamingo croquet. The setting was an astro turf covered rooftop bar near London fields. The playing field was small but…

London Cocktail Week In Old Spitalfeilds Market

There’s still time to enjoy the last few hours of London Cocktail Week. Oktoberfest may have been a fail but this event is going strong and the cocktail crew have been out in force this week with great £5 offers, workshops and tastings. If you had planned to a go to the cancelled London Octoberfest…

100 Years Of Campari #rediscoverred

Campari are celebrating their hundredth anniversary with a series of events in Shoreditch this weekend. There’s the opportunity to grab not one but two free cocktails at the Rediscover Red Gallery at 9 Kingsland Road. Try the Italian summer staple”Spritz” or the classic negroni while checking out the retrospective exhibition of Campari advertising.

Just Opened: House Of Peroni Pop-Up Brick Lane

Newly opened on Brick Lane is the latest pop-up to occupy the Truman Brewery Space – The House Of Peroni. After one visit I’m sold, iconic Italian beer brand Peroni have used the huge warehouse space spectacularly to create a Italian cocktail hour worthy of stylish Milan. The whole area has been filled with huge…

Dolce And Gabbana Martini Bar, Milan

Milan, Italy is a place for lovers of fashion and cocktails, and where better for a spot of ‘fashion people’ watching than at the renowned Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bar.

The Foodie In: Auckland

Auckland is awash with new bars, pop-ups, cafes and restaurants. The development of Britomart for the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and the make-over of old favourite Ponsonby means the Auckland night-life is no longer something of an embarrassment when one has international visitors. It’s two years since I’ve been back to the city I…

Foodie In Lagos: Seafood Dreaming

Portugal is a seafood lovers dream, not only are the shellfish plentiful but they’re extremely cheap. Portuguese food is often sneered at for its inelegance, and it’s true that it is not presented in a fashionable manner (tiny portions, artisan smears of sauce… Etc). Food is hearty, and served generously, extremely generously in Lagos. This…