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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Active Lifestyle, Cars, sports, The Journal

Michael Fassbender: Road To Le Mans

Following the third season as actor Michael Fassbender makes his journey to the world’s ultimate motorsport event in this weekly YouTube series presented by Porsche. ‘Road to Le Mans’ tells the story of Fassbender’s dream to race against the best teams and drivers in the world at the 24h of Le Mans. The series will […]

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Food, Recipes, The Journal

The Journal: Venison & Red Wine Pie

The Ingredients vegetable oil 2 tbsp stewing venison 1kg, cut into chunks onion 1, finely chopped plain flour 3 tbsp, plus extra for dusting bay leaf 1 juniper berries 4 red wine 400ml chicken or vegetable stock 200ml, plus extra if needed chestnut mushrooms 200g baby shallots or pearl onions 200g, peeled redcurrant jelly 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp PASTRY shredded vegetable suet 150g self-raising flour 250g baking […]

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The Journal

Whats In A Name? And Why These Men Changed Them

Do you like your name? What’s even in a name anyways and does it matter? If you’re one of the men below, then, well, a hell of a lot. Box-office success, platinum records, worldwide superstardom — to whole lot. And all because they reworked, shifted some letters or completely changed their names making the shift […]

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Cocktails, Food, Reading, The Interview, The Journal

Stanley Tucci’s ‘Taste’

If you missed Stanley Tucci’s rise to social fame over the last year, where have you been? His extensive and innuendo based martini & negroni tutorials throughout lockdown were a must watch and guess what, you missed out. His charming smile, those signature black glasses, the smooth New York, London mixed accent and his outrageous cocktail […]

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Business, Lifestyle, The Journal, Travel

Business Class Anyone?

I used to spend hours (I mean literally hours) listening to one of my old bosses bleep on about how the world used to be better in the 1980’s, all power lunches and suits and I have to amind he was probably right. Every one of those stories would consist, on most occasions, tales of […]

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Active Lifestyle, Art, Cocktails, Food, The Journal

The Ivy Market Grill X Chila Burman

This month, the streets of Covent Garden have come alive with an immersive, neon art installation created by British artist, Chila Burman. To celebrate this marquee event, The Ivy Market Grill will be transforming its Henrietta Street entrance with a brightly coloured, peacock-inspired installation in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire. The striking display will be filled […]

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Design, Lifestyle, Off The Beaten Path, The Journal, Travel

Western Cape Beach Retreat

We may have found our perfect house. Designed by Jenny Mills Architects they have nestled the Western Cape Beachside Retreat on a rocky peninsula in South Africa. The property welcomes guests with an inner courtyard planted with native dune plants in a space protected from the harsh winds. Once inside, floor-to-ceiling glazing opens the main […]

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