Eating

The Nigerian Cocktail Scam

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Nigerians must be some of the kindest, most generous people on earth.  Every week I am approached by Nigerians, many of whom I have never… Read More

Aprés Ski Cocktails with Heidi

The landscape in the Alps is jaw dropping

  Watching impossibly glamorous men and women hurtling down mountains in Sochi, I was moved to dig out my ski gear, pack a flask of… Read More

Valentine’s Day Shaken and Stirred in New York, London, Cape Town and Colombo!

Fit for rocking romance - the Tudor Room at the Gore Hotel in London.

Saint Valentine was a third century saint associated with the tradition of courtly love.  Courtly love was practised in secret by the high born.  It… Read More

The London Transport Strike Forced Me to Visit a Whore House

Soho in London has always been home to whore houses

There is a transport strike on in London which is making it very difficult for me to get to the Savoy for my pre-prandial cocktail…. Read More

I Want You Inside Me

It hard to resist the pull of a beer inside you this summer in Oz

 I want you inside me – a guest blog featuring a prodigal daughter’s utterly biased guide to drinking in Melbourne. The thing about a snifter… Read More

The Cougar Edition: Hunting With the Female of the Species

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My objective was to observe the predatory mating habits of the cougar. For those of you unfamiliar with the term because you live on a… Read More

Where Dirty Old Men Take Their Nieces to Lunch

Myla: Best of British

There are only two kinds of people who take a late lunch in the City of London; City boys celebrating a deal by getting plastered… Read More

When Alcohol and Sex Don’t Mix

Dirty Oyster Martini at Tsuname

I drank an Oyster Martini.  It’s not a drink I ever wanted to have.  It sounds slimy and suspect.  However, I was in a good… Read More

How I Spent My Summer – Bootleggers, Chinamen and Gangster Molls

Before they discovered they were good at running casinos, native americans used to smuggle whiskey from Canada

Some twenty years ago in the middle of my MBA studies in New York City, I scored a summer marketing internship at the whisky division… Read More

Martinis, Marathons and Getting Gingered Up

"The Most Beautiful Marathon in the World"

“To believe this story you must believe that the human race be one joyous family, working together, laughing together, achieving the impossible. Last Sunday, in… Read More

Margaret Thatcher and the Sewer Ditch

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While my preferred martini is made with vodka, I mixed a gin martini and raised a glass in memory of Margaret Thatcher last week.  She… Read More

Death becomes Chavez

Death was a smart career move for Hugo Chavez. The problem for most dictators, even “democratically elected” ones, is not knowing when to go. So… Read More

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