A cocktail before bed. Because it's Wednesday and my husband worked from home and we had a long evening together playing board games and enjoying each other's company. Because celebrating the little things, like being able to start our evening at 6pm not eight thirty, is one of my favourite things about how we do … Continue reading Because, Wednesday.
There are times when being an adult can be a real drag. Like when you have to get up for work at 6am everyday, or when those bills come through the letterbox, or you're cleaning up an ex-mouse from outside the bedroom door that the cat thought you'd appreciate while the aforementioned animal excitedly tries … Continue reading Adulthood
Whilst in New York last month I had one absolute deal breaker. We had to go to Death & Co. and have a cocktail. I didn't care how far we had to walk, how long we had to wait, how much a drink cost, I was going to make the pilgrimage. Then I made the … Continue reading For the night is dark and full of bitters
Where do we get the phrase "when life gives you lemons..."? It seems a little unfair to the yellow citrus if you ask me. Sure, they're sharp and sour, but that makes them perfect for all sorts of delicious things, like lemon drizzle cake, spritzing up a dull sauce or salad that needs a lift … Continue reading I’m fed up with all this citrus.
We've drunk a lot of Kir whilst in France, and our recent trip to Paris was no exception.The mixture of low-alcohol fruit liqueur and light white wine (we rarely opt for the posher Royal which uses Champagne) Is our go-to aperitif during our trips across the channel (whereas in Italy it is the Spritz Aperol … Continue reading Kir perfection
I've become one of those people who simply cannot pack lightly. Gone are the days of throwing a few pairs of pants and a t-shirt in a bag and heading out of the door to wherever adventure takes me. Now I am more likely to have a separate suitcase for the "essentials" I cannot leave behind; … Continue reading How to travel like a Mixologist
...ignore them and make Manhattans. That's my motto. At least it is now. The gift of the wonderful Death and Co. book for Christmas has definitely made the brutal onslaught of January easier to deal with. Well, okay, it may not have actually made it easier, but it's made it seem easier. This, coupled with the … Continue reading When life gives you lemons…