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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

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

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

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

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

A dominatrix feeds champagne to a horny dog.

Happy New Year!  I hope this finds you rested and rearing to go.  The two weeks of sloth leading up to the first day of… Read More

Cocktails, Clerics and Reincarnation

The wire frame Buddha at Buddha Bar London. Organised religion is a mass of contradictions. Ostensibly about peace, love and brotherhood, it is also a… Read More

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