Hip Hangouts

Lucky 7 Canteen and Flat 01, Glasgow

August 2, 2013

Entering Glasgow’s Lucky Seven Canteen on a sunny July evening was like stepping back in time to my former University early evenings of relaxed times and Summer nights with groups of friends. Bath Street was always a hub of bars and activity even back then whether you holed up in a basement bar or ventured […]

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Charlie Parker’s at The Corinthian Club and Arta, Glasgow.

August 1, 2013

Heading towards Glasgow’s Corinthian Club on a Saturday night, I passed the Merchant City Festival in Brunswick St in full swing. This type of festival event that ranges from families during the day to adults bar hopping and taking in the street festival concerts in the evening may be commonplace in and around London for […]

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The Grosvenor Cafe, Glasgow

August 1, 2013

I received the call when I was already on my way up to Glasgow’s leafy West End. Those nice people at G1 Group timed it just right. I greeted my friend at her apartment with, “OK, I’ve been called to review The Grosvenor Cafe in Ashton Lane. Let’s go.” Twenty minutes later we were driving […]

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Pop Up Bar ‘The Hutch Club’ opens for the Summer at Quaglinos

June 3, 2013

For all those seeking a new secret hidey-hole bar in London’s W1 or for those who’d like to venture to an old forgotten favourite, the latest Pop-Up bar should see you sorted on both accounts. Friday night saw the champagne fueled launch of this original retro bar that’s easy on central location as much as […]

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Floridita’s Resurgence – The Alex Mendham Orchestra album launch

April 4, 2013

Floridita in London’s Wardour Street is one of those restaurants that’s on your radar as you first went there years ago when it first opened but have never really been back. Such is the fickleness of Londoners and their infatuation with the latest themed restaurant or cocktail bar. Which is a shame. As it’s not […]

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The Churchill Bar – One of London’s Best Kept Secrets

March 3, 2013

I have tripped upon the most gloriously glamorous, hidden and as yet unfound ’30s themed bars designed by Brigitta Spinocchia (which only opened at the end of last year). And, I’d like to keep it that way thank-you-very-much so if you belong to the nearby Eurotrash hell-on-earth that is Home House or its East End counterpart *shudders*, […]

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Not to be missed – London Cocktail Week (8th-14th October)

October 2, 2012

You only have to say cocktails and glam bars and me and my friends’ ears prick up. We’re often tempted by twinkles, margaritas, martinis and gibsons. And soon, we have London Cocktail Week (Monday 8th to Sunday 14th October) to look forward to which is a veritable ‘parteh’ playground for the smooth cocktail lover seeing as some of […]

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Ampersand Hotel launches in South Kensington, London

August 30, 2012

South Kensington has always been a little bit special and a lot cosmopolitan with its continued draw for Francophiles and London’s French community with it’s home to the Lycee Francais and Institut Francais. The location of our best museums (The V&A, Natural History and Science) and the Royal Albert Hall keeps the area in constant […]

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London’s Asia de Cuba launches Ceviche Summer Pop-Up Bar

July 5, 2012

Asia de Cuba is still venerated as one of the coolest (and justifiably expensive) restaurants on the London scene at St Martin’s Lane hotel. With its stellar reputation for sharing style themed Asian & Cuban fused food, light, succulent and incredibly moreish with sharp piquancy, when the restaurant announced a month long pop-up ceviche bar […]

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Bukhara Pop-Up Restaurant at Sheraton Park Tower Hotel

May 19, 2012

Thursday night saw The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts group at Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge welcome a host of handpicked guests to enjoy the launch of the fabulous Bukhara Pop-up restauant.  In London for only two weeks, Bukhara is creative directed by New York based socialite, jewellery designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia, with […]

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