It’s Thursday, which means I’m getting pretty thirsty for the weekend. Are you? Most of my weekend will be spent trying to choose where to go for this year’s Open House London and getting in a bit of chill time to myself. But tomorrow night I’m hosting a small cocktail party with some friends and it reminded me that I needed to tell you about Seymour’s Parlour. A much more decandent lounge than my own, offering delicious…

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Each year, finding the time to meet friends and planning somewhere nice to sit down and have a proper catch up, with a steady supply of cocktails, seems to get harder.  Quick, last-minute catch ups squeezed in between work and life can be easier but I’ll always value quality time with my friends much more. Is there anything better than putting the world to rights and getting fully up to speed with the people who…

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Whilst London can surprise me at any moment, the nights that go beyond my expectations can be few and far between. Maybe it’s because I have high expectations living in a capital city or maybe it’s a result of letting some of the good opportunities go by whilst being too busy? When something turns out to be more than what you thought it would be you have to share it, right? A couple of weeks…

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The year so far has been full of 30ths, hen dos, weddings, weekend trips and holidays. Luxuriously long weekends have been packed with friends and family, absorbed by being out and about, or drinking and dancing the nights away. The end result is that I’ve hardly had time to enjoy a proper cocktail and by proper I mean one that has been carefully crafted and enjoyed in a cocktail bar. A few weeks ago I saw a space in the…

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In a city that gets little sleep, it’s no wonder that there’s a growing number of high-quality coffee shops helping to fuel London’s inhabitants. Whilst many of my favourites close their doors shortly after office hours, I recently discovered the perks of Soho Grind (sibling of the better known Shoreditch Grind) by day and by night. Making the tricky transition look easy. Mid-morning, mid-week, Soho, I found myself in need of caffeine and a treat. It had been a while since I’d…

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