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London Town – Drinks in The Loo

Hi Everybody,

My friend took me for drinks in the toilet….sounds weird right?! Well, keep reading to find out why anybody in their right mind would want to do that….

Let me start by saying sorry I have been MIA. I didn’t realize how long it had been since my last post! Back in March I headed over to England for a few weeks to see my family and friends, specifically to surprise my sister, who never saw in coming! It was so nice to be back home for a bit. The first weekend that I was back I spent in London with a good friend of mine from school, or as the Americans say “high school”. I headed up Saturday afternoon and the first stop was wedding dress shopping; she had an appointment booked so I met her there and after we headed off to lunch.

Lunch was at Dandelyan Bar at the Mandrain London at Sea Containers (a mouthful I know). We just popped in for a quick drink and bite to eat before heading back to her flat. We shared the celeriac & Smoked Chicken Flatbread as well as the Rice Paper Vegtable Summer Rolls. Both delicious and easily enough to fill you up (I suggest you take a look at their cocktails menu because it had a great variety and everything looked good!).

Dinner, that evening, was at a Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road, a great Restaurant that was very reasonably priced. After that we headed back over to London Bridge area as my friend had made reservations to have drinks in an old underground toilet/loo. Sounds pretty weird but who doesn’t want to visit an old underground public toilet that has been made into a bar!? It is called the Bearmsendy Arts club (no clues that it is in fact a loo!). It was a really cool space with exceptional drinks, make sure to look down while you are in there as you can still see the outline of where the toilets were! It is a strange thought while having  drink but just adds to the interesting space and atmosphere.

With jet lag setting in for me, after a few rounds we headed back home for the night. If you are in London I definitely recommend checking out the Bermondsey Arts club.  Do make sure to book in advance because I believe they only take reservations and the location is not very big, but it is well worth the effort!

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Coat // Boots (another option) // Dress (similar, similar, similar) // Purse // Necklace

Make sure to check back for my next blog post. We Headed to Pharmacy 2 and although not a cocktail bar in a loo, it was an interesting experience!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Bob Bob Ricard…

My husband (Corey) and I always try and find a new (fancy/different) restaurant to try whenever we venture back over the pond to good ol’ England. Last time it was his pick – Hawksmoor Seven Dials in Covent Garden (very good!). This time it was my turn to choose and Bob Bob Ricard was top of my list, it had been for about the last 4 months! I was excited not only to try the Russian inspired British menu it had on offer but also wear the new dress Corey had got me for my birthday.

We took the train up to London, looking as elegant as possible (as required), and made our way to Piccadilly Circus.

Train station

Coat // Boots // Black Tights // Clutch

Here is a you can see the dress better:

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Dress // Blazer – Zara (old) similar here // Earrings – Chloe & Isabel

DRess detail

Jewelry

Bracelet – All Saints (old) similar here

Bob Bob Ricard (BBR) was nestled between side streets right past the Golden Square (a historic square in the heart of soho). We were immediately greeted and sat as we walked in the dimly lit entrance way. Our table was a small booth close to the bar and it, of course, had the signature “Press for Champagne” button which I did end up pressing (cheeky – how can you not?). The interior of this place was ornate with a strong Art Deco theme. One word – Beautiful!

the bar by our table

the bar by our table

This was the table we sat at

This was the table we sat at

What followed was a great meal with some really tasty cocktails and drinks!

We started with -18 degrees Voht-kah (said in a Russian accent) shots before really taking a good look at the menu.

Shots

Shots

Menu

Apéritifs were ordered – I had a dirty Martini and Corey had a glass of white wine.

Me & Martini

When the starters came we dug right in. We over ordered and so there was so much to choose from – Waldorf Salad, Sea bass Ceviche with avocado, oysters, and Truffled Siberian Pelmeni (a Russian inspired dish of dumplings filled with crab and lobster).

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Dumplings

Dumplings

Oysters

Oysters

Ceviche

Ceviche

Starters

For mains I ordered the Lobster mac and Cheese and Corey had Filet Mignon Rossini (served with Foie Gras and truffle gravy). We then shared the truffled mashed potato and crushed peppered sweet corn.

Mains

 

Us

In between all the deliciousness I pushed the “button” and received a lovely glass of champagne while Corey decided to try the “oyster martini.”

Push for..

Cheeky champs Oyster drink

Pudding consisted of the BBR signature Chocolate Glory (to share) and one last cocktail – the passion fruit & Elderflower martini. Sadly the video I took of the Pudding will not load on here but here is what it looks like.

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Last cocktail

Last cocktail

After dinner we headed to London Bridge, over by the Shard, to meet some friends for one last drink at a local pub before taking the last train home!

Overall a great night! Thanks for reading.

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Downtown Athens Drinks

After working a lot over the past few weeks I decided I needed to take a break and
be a bit social. A friend and I headed downtown to grab a few drinks and have a good chinwag! We started our night at the Branded Butcher since they have my favourite cocktail – the Mexican firing Squad!

Firing Squad

Flowers

We caught up and discussed wedding plans (she is getting married soon) while enjoying our drinks. They have a bunch of other good cocktails to try as well. The velvet Elvis is another great one!

Menu

Once we finished we decided we would try Five Bar since she had said they had some good drinks to try and also that the décor was worth a look. It is only a 2-3 minute walk away and so we made our way down the hill. Sadly, when will got there they were just closing up and so we have made plans to try there again (on a weekend night when they stay open a bit later).

Five Bar

Five Bar 2

To end the night (it was still pretty early but we both had busy days the next day – Music Midtown and Garth Brooks) we headed to Pauley’s for one last drink! Here we each had Deep Eddy’s, soda water and lime!

Pauleys

Bracelets are The Current Custom and Henri Bendel

It was a short night but so nice to get out!

We forgot to take a full length picture of the both of us but we did get a #whatisee photo.

Whatisee

I’m wearing:

Zara Black Skort – Express Cami (on sale and reversible) – Zara Blazer – Vince Camuto Booties – Rebecca Minkoff PurseJulie Vos Pendant

Jill is wearing:

 Express Shorts – Ann Taylor Shirt – Zara Blazer – Alice & Olivia Pumps (similar) – Nine West Wristlet

Arm Candy

Arm Candy:

Gold CuffEvil EyeBuffy Bracelet – Black Bracelet (made by a friend)

Lots of Love,

Buffy x