Category Archives: cocktails

Lava lush

The barman was on a beach in Thailand a week or so ago when the shop had someone else’s logo in the window, and the Drug Store’s precious elixirs were only available on-line. But in just a few days a vintage neon sign was … Continue reading

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Pink Lady

Authenticity dictates a certain kind of behaviour. If one is cosying into a leather stool in the finest remaining vestige of New York’s Golden Era, then it is almost mandatory to sip on a cocktail from the late nineteenth century … Continue reading

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It Can’t Happen Here

If only Trump knew. Sinclair Lewis, the first American writer to receive a Nobel prize for literature, wrote a play in 1935 that could have been written now. So much so, that an impromptu performance at the National Arts Club … Continue reading

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Vive Brittany!

My grandmother was not the kind of woman to drink in the pantry. If she fancied a gin and tonic, I know she would have enjoyed it in full view of the neighbours, regardless of any male or moral intimidation. … Continue reading

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The Standard view

There is nothing standard about the view from the top of the hotel of the same name in the middle of the Meat Packing District. Standing over and around the High Line, with one foot in a popular biergarten and … Continue reading

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The Nomad Hotel

I had been on the look out for a good hotel for friends coming to NYC in May, when the french designed Nomad opened it’s doors just at the right moment. This hotel breaks away from the trendy looks of recent … Continue reading

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Rooftop bars

Inspired by my friend Amy’s forthcoming wedding celebration at the rooftop bar of  The Library Hotel, as well as the burst of fabulous Spring weather, I thought it was time to start investigating the lofty lounges around the city. New … Continue reading

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Cocktails from another era

I must have walked past the south east corner of Grand Central Station hundreds of times, always with a rush of people and city noise around me, and completely unaware of another world existing only a few steps away. That … Continue reading

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