Category Archives: Francois’ Travels

Loving Lyon’s Cocktails

After all the fun in Paris, this week we headed down to Lyon, the gateway to the glorious South of France. Our first port of call was Le Comptoir de la Bourse, an outstanding bar that stands out for more reasons … Continue reading

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Where To Go For Fantastic Cocktails in Paris

The Cocktails and Spirits Show 2014 was on in Paris a week or so ago, so we were back in the French capital, enjoying the sun, the tennis from Roland Garros and one or two cheeky cocktails in the 11th … Continue reading

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A Stiff Drink with Death & Company

Death & Company, in Manhattan’s East Village, is a bar for grown ups who enjoy their cocktails in an atmosphere that is more sophisticated than hip and more understated than obsequiously trendy. As for the cocktails, well they’re to die … Continue reading

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Three of the Coolest Bars in Paris

When an area is called ‘trendy’ or ‘up and coming’ in the press, you know that the really hip people are already moving out.  In Paris the uber cool place to be is no longer Gare du Nord, it is … Continue reading

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Return to Manchester City of Cocktails

We enjoyed our recent tour of Manchester’s cocktail bars so much that we had to go back for a second sip and stay longer. Black Dog Ballroom There are two Black Dog Ballrooms, one in Manchester’s Northern quarter and one … Continue reading

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Manchester City of Cocktails

It may come as a surprise to some but there is more to Manchester than top flight football.  As well as being home to two great teams, Manchester’s music scene has influenced the UK for a generation and the city … Continue reading

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Four Great New Parisian Cocktail Bars

The sophisticated Paris cocktail scene boasts four brand new bars providing world class cocktails with a unique and distinctly French experience.  If you are in Paris they are all worth a visit and never more so than at Christmas. Le … Continue reading

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