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The Case of the Classy Broad and the Missing Limes

New York City - photo courtesy of TigerLili

They said I was going soft, just taking the easy cases. Fancy parlours in fancy hotels. Fifty dollar drinks and organic peanuts. Dames with $300… 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

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

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

Monkeying Around with the Dog

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Menu Dog! Taking a slow summer approach to writing I’ve asked a few friends to contribute pieces on their favourite summer haunts.  The first one… 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

Popping-Up with the Pope and the Perils of Gifting Your Girlfriend a Boob Job

The old pope moves in with the new

The old pope has moved in with the new pope.  I’m not sure they share a bathroom but I expect that Francis will need to… 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

Cold War Warriors.  Perfect Hair.

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

The Lion, the Witch, and the Drinks They Found in a Wardrobe

Poverty fascinates the middle classes. Writers and artists seek to interpret and chronicle it. Liberals ritualise it to connect with their inner bleeding heartedness. Legions… Read More

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