Active Lifestyle, Fashion, Sportswear, Startup, The Journal

A Room With A View: Ed Barlett, Founder, Kostüme CC

For Ed Barlett, cycling apparel doesn’t need to be boring to be functional. After the devastating shut down of exhibitions during Covid 19, affecting artists all over the UK, Ed wanted to create new spaces for artists to continue self-expression whilst reinvigorating the rapidly growing and diversifying cycling apparel market. Kostüme creates limited-release collections which are […]

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Cocktails, The Journal

Rum Old Fashioned

Your choice of rum in this island-inspired Old Fashioned will set the tone and flavour of either sweet or earthen. An aged Barbados will bring flavours of mystical vanillas, whereas a grassy Martinique will make for bright green freshness. Ingredients:2oz rumSugar cubeBitters Instructions:Muddle bitters and sugar, then add water. Fill the glass with a large […]

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The Journal

Master Of Malt Is The Easter Bunny For Adults

Multi-award-winning online drinks specialist Master of Malt is doing Easter a little differently this year showcasing a spotlight selection of seasonal treats across the Easter period. We all know alcohol and chocolate have always been a top pairing, but many of Master of Malt’s spotlight bottles this Easter encompass chocolate in more intriguing ways. Obvious contenders are […]

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Business, Menswear, The Journal

The Ultimate ‘Working-Man’s’ Outfit

Charles Tyrwhitt is known and loved for its proper shirts, sharp tailoring, and slick separates – until recently. More recently the brand has branched out and they’ve added smart-casual pieces, all the way to refined loungewear and trainers to their arsenal. CT’s refreshed offering is a versatile, hybrid collection, designed to take you not only […]

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How To, Lifestyle, The Journal

Apply Fragrance, the Right Way

Your fragrance is an investment. It’s one of the more expensive things in your grooming collection, and it’s also one of the most personal. You’ve chosen this scent to be your essence, and you want the people you know and the people you date to feel some type of way. Ideally, a positive one when they encounter it. So, there’s some […]

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Cocktails, The Journal

Smoke Signal Negroni

Ingredients: 30ml Ilegal Mezcal 30ml Bitter Campari  15ml Visciolata del Cardinale (Cherry Wine) 10ml Kahlua (Coffee Liqueur) 5ml Laphroaig Whisky  3 drops Angostura Bitters Method: Fill a mixing glass with ice Add the mezcal, whisky and Campari Pour in the Kahlua and cherry wine Stir thoroughly until combined Strain the drink into an Old Fashioned […]

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Cocktails, The Journal

A Negroni Masterclass With Alessandro Palazzi

The Rake Tailored Beverages is The Rake’s debut drinks collection. Whilst the scheme has produced a pioneering pre-made Negroni cocktail (the Negroni No. 1), it is also a lifestyle brand. Not only conserving a cocktail, within each decanter is the soul of the community and attitude that the Negroni called upon to keep us together […]

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Design, Investment, The Journal

A Taste Of 1960’s London With Perronet House

As any Londoner can vouch, it’s hardly a secret that Elephant and Castle is going through a period of transformation – but among the contemporary new builds popping up are some mid-century modernist gems. One such example is Perronet House: a significant building, instantly recognisable if you frequent the south London area, designed in the […]

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Art, Design, The Journal

Chenier House, Australia

Set on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, Chenier House stands in sharp relief to the traditional beach houses that surround it. The main cavern is clad in dark wood and floats above the sandy scrub landscape, contrasting with concrete blade walls that both frame the outdoor views and provide privacy. This framing creates a […]

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Lifestyle, The Journal

Everything We Know About ‘Billions’ 6th Season

Oh, how we love this show. After over a year away following a pandemic-induced production shutdown, Billions returned for the second half of its fifth season in September and ended with a shocking twist. The endlessly entertaining battle between hedge fund boss Bobby Axelrod (Damien Lewis) and Attorney General Chuck Rhodes (Paul Giamatti) has, at least temporarily, come […]

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Cocktails, The Journal

Barra French 75 Cocktail

Gin is not simply gin anymore. And this has never been more true than with Barra Atlantic Gin. Distilled from 17 handpicked botanicals and every drop is distilled, bottled and labelled on the Isle of Barra in Scotland, the most westerly island facing the Atlantic Ocean. The main botanical is carrageen seaweed, collected wild and […]

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Cocktails, The Journal

The Pink Lyndell

Tiempo, is also a newfound favourite of ours which has recently launched its first batch of just 1,320 limited-edition bottles. Tiempo means ‘time’ in Spanish, and it’s taken just that for the tequila to get here, six blissful years in fact. Master distiller, Augustin Sanchez Rodriguez works alongside a fifth-generation family of distillers to slow-cook 100% […]

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Cocktails, Design, Food, Gear, The Journal, Travel

GlobeTrotter Mixology Carry Set

Who doesn’t like a cocktail? In fact, if you don’t it’s time you started. There is nothing more positive to kickstart the festivities this Christmas by making everyone’s favourite tipple, and thanks to Globe-Trotter and the iconic Italian homeware company Alessi, you can mix them on the go and wherever life takes you this Christmas. […]

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Cocktails, The Journal

SUFFERING BASTARD COCKTAIL RECIPE

This is a cocktail for the lovers of highballs. Found lingering in the dark corners of tiki menus, this cocktail works as a great starter, or a finishing move when that last guest is lingering in the kitchen looking to talk. Ingredients:1oz Gin1oz Bourbon1oz Lime Cordial4ds Angostura Bitters4oz Ginger Beer Gear:RIEDEL Bar Crystal Glass Highballs […]

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