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Hanna Bixo & The Spirit of Art 2014

“My surname is Portugese, I was born in Gothenburg, to Swedish parents and raised in the chilly north of Sweden. I also have a native North American ancestor and I celebrate that with a geometric arrow tattoo”, says Hanna Bixo. … Continue reading

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“London’s shockwave of creative energy overwhelms and redefines you”.

At 16 years old the image of a reclining lady started to emerge on Jay Doy’s forearm and a tattoo grand plan started to take shape in his mind. “I’ve now got cat like images of David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Giffard Spirit of Art

One Monday morning in November, as the rain poured down on Upper Street, 11 of London’s finest and most colourful bartenders met at Zilouf’s, in Islington, for a photoshoot with renowned photographer Theo Chalmers. Last year the Giffard Spirit of … Continue reading

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Can You Get Great Cocktails in Cambodia?

Spending an evening sitting in an easy chair, on the roof terrace of Le Moon, sipping cocktails and looking out over the Royal Palace isn’t everyone’s idea of work but Giffard’s Arthur Piffoux and barmen extraordinaire Timothy Jason (TJ), manned … Continue reading

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Prague’s Speakeasy Culture

Prague is the historic capital of Bohemia and today that Bohemian spirit is flourishing in an urban sub-culture that connects the city’s mixologists with sophisticated cocktail lovers in some wonderful speakeasies.  Just like Prohibition era Chicago, the entrances to these … Continue reading

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Women Dominate at World Cocktail Championships

Last week top bartenders from 58 countries gathered in Prague to compete in 6 individual cocktail competitions, the winner of each going on to compete in the Grand Final at the Gala Dinner and this year, for the first time, … Continue reading

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Just 1 Week Until The World Cocktail Championship!

The gorgeous and historic city of Prague will host the 62nd IBA World Cocktail Championship 2013.  Some of the world’s greatest bartenders are already beginning to arrive for what will be an exceptional, weeklong celebration of all things cocktail that … Continue reading

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