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Clutches for a Lady

February 13th, 2018|

South African flair for the urban market.  Martini Mandate brings you these stylish clutches in four beautful colours.  Designed b ...

The Aleppo Supper Club

December 24th, 2017|

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!  Many of us struggle to find reasons to be cheerful about the past year.  2017’s head ...

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  • Pineapple street food. Pineapple with salt, pepper, chilli powder and a squeeze of lime juice. The street vendors outside my school would spritz dirty water on their pineapple chunks to “freshen them up” and toughen our immune systems! .
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#streetfood #streetfoods #streetfoodlover #srilanka #srilankafood #srilankanfood #pineapple @gallefacehotel
  • 1 SRI 1 - a license plate, a prime minister and a cocktail. This arrack based cocktail is named after the first indigenous license plate issued by independent Sri Lanka to the car owned by Prime Minister Sir John Kotalawela. Great car (a 1956 Cadillac), great man, tasty cocktail! .
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Arrack
Port
Pineapple
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Vanilla
Chocolate bitters
Orange bitters
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#cocktail #cocktails #srilanka #colombo #colombolife #arrack #port #cocktailphotography #asiacocktails #asiancocktails @bailliestreet_merchants
  • Kopi Kopi - an espresso martini Sri Lankan style.  Strong Sri Lankan coffee, coconut based Arrack liquor and a dash of cardamom. This island nation knows how to spice things up! This is definitely not your grandfather‘s espresso martini....☕️
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Kopi Kopi (means coffee coffee in Sinhala)
Arrack
Kahlua
Espresso
Cardamom
Coffee syrup
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#espressomartini #espresso #coffeecocktail #coffeecocktails #srilanka #colombo #colombolife #colombobar #barcolombo #cocktail #cocktails #espressococktail #coffeecocktail #coffeecocktails #arrack #kahlua @bailliestreet_merchants
  • Rocklands Lemon Gin and Elephant House tonic water in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Atmospheric surroundings.  Had to convince the bartender that even though the tonic water was cold, I still wanted ice in my G&T! .
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#gandt #gin #ginandtonic #cocktails #cocktail #asianbar #srilanka #kandy
  • Sri Lankan hoppers are an absolute delicacy.  A rice flour based, bowl shaped, savoury crepe with a delicate lace-like crispy edge and a soft middle,  they work well with the fiery curries served here. My mother’s helper demonstrates her hopper making skills in my mother’s kitchen. Tough to make at home, Hoppers Restaurant in London makes a decent one. Or try your local Sri Lankan dive! .
#hoppers #srilanka #srilankanfood #curry #spicyfood #asianfood @hopperslondon
  • Aston Martin in London. A very British Christmas scene! .
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#astonmartin #astonmartinvantage #astonmartinv8 #classiccars #britishclassic #christmasinlondon