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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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The Warmest Welcome in Islington

The first things we noticed about Zilouf’s were the smiles. We were at the bar early on a Monday morning in November, not exactly cocktail hour but that time of the day when you see a bar for what it … Continue reading

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Mum said, if you’re going to spend most of your life in a bar, you may as well get paid for your time

Born into a family line of bartenders, Iain Griffiths learned his trade in Brisbane, improved it in Melbourne, polished it in Sydney and brought it to perfection in London via a stint in Edinburgh. Why trek half way around the … 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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Jake Blanch & The Spirit of Art 2014

The first of 11 featured bartenders in this year’s Spirit of Art is Jake Blanch. Jake has been interested in cocktails for as long as he can remember and as soon as he hit 18 he turned his interest into his … 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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Is This The Most Beautiful Place To Enjoy A Cocktail In Singapore?

Lewin Terrace opened in April of this year, bringing together the best of French and Japanese cuisines, in the heart of Singapore. Much has been written in praise of the excellent menu and dishes ‘to die for’. The food is … Continue reading

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