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Gold Topped Cosmos

The UAE is a country of contrasts. Souks and Supermalls. Camel Markets and Ferrari World. Desert and Skiing. Jon was working at NYU Abu Dhabi and I was along for the holiday ride.

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Football Fan

Everything I know about football can pretty much fit on a cocktail napkin. My dad, who is something of an oracle on American sports in spite of being British, has given up hope.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Singapore Slings

  H and J, Theoretically summer has ended, and I’m concerned that we didn’t drink enough cocktails with umbrellas in them. Do you fancy getting together to rectify this sad and sorry situation? I have flamingoes on straws, parrots on … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Football Fans and pizza wonton bites

Everything I know about football can pretty much fit on a cocktail napkin. My dad, who is something of an oracle on American sports in spite of being British, has given up hope.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Sidecars, 80′s advertising porn and celebrity gardeners

Over Christmas when Jon and I were visiting his parents in Scotland, we were given the task of organizing all our stuff that was stored in their garage. We moved to New York with 2 suitcases, so literally everything else … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Hamptons: take 2. With Long Island Ice Tea and Shrimp with Pesto Butter

If you are lucky enough to have a friend who has an uncle who has a house in the Hamptons, then there are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon than floating around his pool on a noodle, and gossiping … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – white cranberry cosmopolitans (with baked camembert and homemade cranberry sauce) to cheer up a friend who dated a turkey

“I wouldn’t say it was a good date, really. No.” said friend Sara as we sloshed the white cranberry juice into the shaker. Sara, you may recall, has been taking positive action since discovering herself to be in the middle … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Mean Margaritas (with sweet corn fritters)

In slight resistance to the New Year feeling that’s been in the air all week I’ve been regressing, clinging onto the last of the summer; turning on the chili fairy lights, cranking up the Buena Vista Social Club. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Lemon Drop (with cucumber and smoked salmon)

Jon and I were eating lemon ice lollies and walking through the park to the Met to explore the jungle-gym / art installation on the roof when we became aware of a drama going on beside the boating lake. Children … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Sangria Blanca (with Pan Con Tomate)

The last time I made Sangria things did not work out so well. 1 broken screen door, 1 smashed pitcher, 1 ruined white rug covered in blood red stains, and 1 white wall now splattered ripper-style that needed re-painting. Sangria … Continue reading

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