A standard cup of coffee just wasn’t going to cut it for international coffee day this year – THE coffee day when you have the excuse (if you need one) to indulge those caffeine cravings with something fancy. Don’t get me wrong, you cant beat a perfectly brewed flat white with creamy milk poured into the mug to create a pretty pattern on a regular day. But on these other occasions, coffee cocktails are the way to go. Especially over brunch! I was lucky enough to be invited to brunch with Tia Maria for International coffee day – the dark coffee liqueur. Taking place at St. Barts Brewery in Smithfield, almost the whole restaurant come bar was buzzing with life, groups nattering and people tucking…

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This has to be one of the best weeks of the year. London Cocktail Week, now in its 7th year, claims to be the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital’s fantastic cocktail scene.  And what a celebration it is! I was lucky enough to be invited along to the cocktail village for the first time, and I took Alex with me to see what was happening. The village itself takes up most of the market place in old Spitalfields, is clearly sign posted (you definitely won’t get lost) and is actually a lot bigger than I first thought. In the cocktail village this year, there are 39 brands, each with their own unique and creatively designed area. Some were so cool, take a look at…

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