The connoisseur’s guide to the worlds finest drinks, with regular SceneCheck reports on the best nightclubs and member clubs in London. From the ideal cocktail bar for pre-drinks to the hottest venues in town and all the exclusive after parties
Chef Jon Ingram of the Blue Boar Smokehouse & Bar at the Intercontinental Westminster has brilliantly transcribed current foodie trends and refined them to a five star standard while ensuring his menu retains all the fun and flavour of the London street. Indulging in the Blue Boar’s Sunday only luxury brunch is an excellent way to taste for yourself.
Stepping in from a blustery installment of Kensington high street, I found myself thrown into a hazy Oriental dream. A dim-lit bar, aromatic candles and calming far eastern music – you know the type; swishing water, distant bird call – all providing atmospheric bliss as I took a seat in the cozy den of a bar at Naga Restaurant.
Reclining with an air of nonchalance and a glass of Möet is always a lovely way to start the afternoon. Better still: an air of nonchalance, a glass of Möet and an edible rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas carol. Yes. An edible rendition. Sipping and supping in the warmth of the Wellington Room at Park Lane’s Intercontinental hotel, Jodie Jones enjoyed the most British of traditions with the most festive of afternoon teas.
When it comes to the perfect pour or cocktail, drinks21 knows a thing or two thanks to its range of premium and super-premium ‘handpicked’ drinks. Carefully tried, tested and selected from ‘seasoned’ authentic producers located around the world, you can choose from rare boutique ‘finds’and exclusive listings to more well known brands.
Us Brits would have to find a way of celebrating every fashionistas most anticipated event, London Fashion Week, in our own quirky way. True to form, the May Fair Hotel has taken it upon themselves this year to unveil a unique collection of cocktails, designed exclusively by London Fashion Week designers, for London Fashion Week. Cocktails and clothes, what more could the city’s most stylish want?
Lovers of fine Cognac are in for a real treat this September, for an exceptional selection of rare and vintage Cognac is to be auctioned at Bonhams. One of the highlights, and the item we, here, at CDClifestyle are particularly excited about, is an exclusive bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac bottled in a special limited edition black crystal decanter, estimated to fetch a price of between £5,000 – £7,000.
With the fond memory of the Olympics still fresh in our minds, and the Paralympics still in full swing, London is soon to be reaching the end of its glorious summer of sport. If you’re not quite ready to leave your competitive streak behind you just yet, The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel will be hosting The Belgravia Games, which will take place from September 7th – 9th. The palatial outdoor terrace of this luxury, boutique hotel will be transformed with oversized games and an expertly crafted Sloane’s Gin infused menu served over the weekend.