Not Your Grand Daddy’s Hotel


Martini Mandate guest writer the Drinks Pimp sends this report from Cape Town: Cape Town’s Long street morphs from trendy Afro centric shops to a… Read More

Meanwhile in the Sunshine…


The winter is properly chilling us in the northern hemisphere.  Two British Swallows decided to share their slice of life from Cape Town in this… 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

Escaping the Winter

The temperature is barely above freezing in London and New York. In Cape Town the sky is a brilliant blue and the temperature is a… Read More

Sunshine in a glass

I found this lovely young woman selling gin and tonics off the back of an old bicycle. I took this picture at the old biscuit… Read More

Children and Gin

  Sign in Shoreditch, East London


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