A birthday is a great excuse for a cocktail, and a pretty special one at that, so last week I took Lucinda down to Purl to celebrate reaching the official late twenties mark.  It’s a cocktail bar I’ve seen mentioned across a good few magazines and cocktail expert reviews, but I think it was the mention of liquid nitrogen which really got my attention – a perfect replacement to the birthday candle or cocktail sparkler! You’ll find it just off Baker…

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This morning’s trip to The London Coffee Festival highlighted two things – I don’t know a lot about coffee and I’m a bit of a coffee wimp. You may have noticed through my series of sweet tooth satisfactions that I like a good coffee, but I’m no specialist or addict.  I enjoy plenty of tea and I don’t go for the hard stuff, preferring a nice milky cappuccino with a sprinkling of sugar.   This…

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I came across the Long White Cloud cafe whilst on my way to Columbia Road Flower market the other weekend. I’d actually been following their tweets for a while and it seemed they’d got a pretty satisfied following. I just wasn’t aware it was right in the direction of where I was heading until the word ‘COFFEE’ got my attention and I headed quickly towards the entrance to see what was on offer. The handy…

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I stumbled across Drink Shop Do whilst whilst searching around the World Wide Web for bars in the local North London area and loved the retro style.  After getting lucky last week and wining the office sweepstake for the Grand National, it was pretty obvious the best way to spend it was on a cocktail hour with a friend.  The central location of this bar/cafe, being just around the corner of Kings Cross station, made it a great…

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Yesterday one of the first great sporting events for 2012 took place, the London Marathon.  This 26.2 mile run takes you through the city’s most iconic buildings, it’s exciting, interesting and pretty emotional.   It was a day not to be missed as my housemate Mel has been working hard these last few weeks to get herself ready for this tough physical challenge I’m not sure I’ll ever have the guts to sign up to. It…

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