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OPEN ROW – Win Tickets To Savile Row’s Exclusive After Hours Event

April 9, 2014


There can be little doubt that Savile Row is considered to be the heart of bespoke tailoring. After all, the tailors of Savile Row have a long history of producing the finest hand-made garments, made from the highest quality cloths and fabrics. They have dressed royalty, heads of state, cultural icons, as well as officers […]

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN – The English Gentleman at The Cabinet War Rooms

January 8, 2014


During the tense days and nights of Second World War, Prime Minister Winston Churchill led the British war effort from the Cabinet War Rooms, a secure and secret bunker beneath the government offices, just off Horse Guard’s Road in London. An underground maze of rooms and offices, the Cabinet War Rooms were a source of […]

SPIRITED AWAY – Alexander & James provide a new way to buy your premium spirits.

October 28, 2013


Luxury retail has taken a turn in recent years, with online sites offering far more than just a convenient way to shop. Consumers now expect far more than just glorified mail order, and these days they are getting it, with lightning-fast delivery, quality packaging, a no-nonsense returns policy, and dedicated, helpful customer service. Traipse to […]

Spiced Apple Puree Martini.

October 24, 2010


  I made myself this delicious drink yesterday. Firstly you will need to puree some apples. I’ll be honest, the puree was originally made  to complement the evening’s pork chops, but I thought the puree too good to waste! For the puree: Wash, peel, core and chop 2 bramley apples. Put in bowl. Add one […]

A Night Behind Bars – I take a look at some of Sydney’s best watering holes.

August 1, 2010


There are so many wonderful bars to choose from in Sydney and it’s simply impossible to cover them all. However, here’s my personal pick of a few of them. Zeta Bar – I was here last year and I have to say it was fantastic. I had what has to be one of the top […]

Mojo Mojito

July 29, 2010


I was recently asked to provide my Mojito recipe to someone as their own recipe wasn’t doing the trick. Most Mojito recipes are fairly standard across the board, although I’ve had some fantastic ones and some fantastically bad ones. However, mine’s fairly decent comparatively. So, if you want to put the mojo back into your Mojito, […]

Mixing up the medicine at Villiers Terrace

May 9, 2010


Crouch End is seen by many Londoners as an island suburb, separated from the rest of the city by the lack of a Tube station. How do they live, cut off from civilisation like that? Well, the truth is that the lack of a Tube helps to preserve the laid back atmosphere of this North […]

Raising the bar at Brooklyn Heights.

March 15, 2010


On a recent visit stateside, I had the pleasure of visiting the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar, nestled on the corner of Henry and Cranberry Street, in historic Brooklyn Heights. This cosy little bar and eatery is the brainchild of Mark Lahm, owner of the nearby Henry’s End restaurant, and James Montemarano, owner of Cranberry’s Deli […]

Scrambled Eggs, Dublo style.

March 15, 2010


My recipe for scrambled eggs, one of my favourite dishes. Melt two tablespoons of salted butter into a saucepan on a low heat. (I prefer Beurre D’Isigny) Crack in four eggs. (Moran eggs are the best, if you can get them.) Beat with a wooden fork, adding in cracked black pepper and chopped chives. Add […]

Shaken or Stirred – The art of ordering a Martini.

January 17, 2010


The Martini: Simple, elegant, classic. No other drink occupies such a prestigious place in our psyche, or has such iconic standing. From The Great Gatsby to Goldfinger, Cary Grant to Daniel Craig, it has stood the test of time and yet it seems so difficult to perfect. Shaken or stirred, twist or (olive on a) […]