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Award winning producer, journalist, actor and guide!

Host of the award-winning Drinks Podcast, Lush Life with over 75,000 unique views a month on my blog A Lush Life Manual, across all social media platforms with large audience base in the US, UK and Australia. My average Pinterest MVs are over 700K.

Creator of Lush Life Cocktail Tours - the original cocktail tours of London.

Founder of A Lush Life Manual and Best Bits Worldwide. award-winning drinks & luxury travel blogs. Published freelance journalist specialized in luxury travel, food and drink.

Cocktail Authority, Key note speaker and former rugby player.

Written work has been published in outlets, online and off including renowned publication such as, Grazia, Condé Nast Traveler, Mail on Sunday, Sainsbury's Magazine and Vanity Fair.

Vice-President of the Board of the British Guild of Travel Writers. L2 WSET Wine and L2 WSET Spirits qualified (passed with distinction).

Most recent awards include, Sit-Up 2019 Award for Rising Star, one of the 10 finalists for Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award 2019, finalist for Traverse Creator Awards 2019 and Saveur Magazine Blog Awards 2018 Best Drinks Blog

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As today is World Bee Day 🐝 🐝, I have to remember my former Lush Lifer Andrea Paternoster @mielithun. I just discovered that he was tragically killed in a car accident in April of this year. I met Andrea when I was eating my way throughout the Trentino region of Italy. His passion, enthusiasm, and love for every aspect of beekeeping and honey making was evident upon the first second of meeting him. He was a true master of his craft and you can taste it in every spoonful of Mieli Thun. He introduced me to the perfect Trentino breakfast - the best slice of bread with the best olive oil generously drizzled on top, and then many spoonfuls of his honey slathered on top of that.⠀ ⠀ After a life-changing honey tasting, he toasted us with his home brewed mead. I grabbed my microphone and he was thrilled to sit down with me to describe how he made this elixir in the Trentodoc style. If you want to hear it, you can find it ⠀ ⠀ The obituary for Andrea in the Italian culinary magazine, Gambero Rosso, said it best, “Siamo tutti certi che Andrea è e sarà in ogni ape che ci circonda, in ogni elemento della natura e in ogni respiro vitale che anima questo mondo” (We are all certain that Andrea is and will be in every bee that surrounds us, in every element of nature and in every vital breath that animates this world.") ⠀ ⠀ Cheers to Andrea! 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 ⠀ ⠀ #andreapaternoster #savethebeessavetheworld⁠ #worldbeeday⁠ #blossomtobottle⁠ ⠀ #beepositive⁠ #planetpositive @visittrentino, #visittrentino, #lamiaterranonsiferma, #trentinowow #honey #thegoodofthehive #pollinatorpower #honeybees #pollinators #powertothepetal #bees

Strawberry season has begun in Pennsylvania!! Only allowed 2 pints per person! @manoffmarket thank goodness there were 2 of us! As good as they look and perfect for my Black Cow + English (via PA) Strawberry Vodka Rosie Cow cocktail @blackcowvodka. You know you can find the recipe on A Lush Life Manual and more strawberry 🍓 recipes! Link is in the bio 🍓 🍓

On Lush Life today, Alex Virgili of El Bandarra @elbandarra_aperitif vermouth and aperitif, will have you wishing every hour was “La Hora dell Vermut” just like in Barcelona! ☀️🍷🍷⠀ ⠀ It’s the “hour” when Barcelonians gather to socialize while sipping vermouth. Alex and his brother are on a mission to have the whole world adopt this tradition and he’s succeeding. I have a feeling it’s soon going to be my favorite hour of the week. 😉⠀ ⠀ In this episode, you'll discover:⠀ 🍷 What is La Hora del Vermut⠀ 🍷 Why we need to listen to our grandmothers⠀ 🍷 Why adding an olive to your vermouth is 100% necessary⠀ 🍷 How to make the perfect Al Fresco serve⠀ ⠀ Link is in the bio!!!! ⠀ @elbandarravermut #elbandarra #bandarrismo #vermut #vermú #vermouth #vermuteria #vermouthtime #horadelvermut #aperitivo #vermuttime #descuento #oferta #democraticwines #aperitivo #cocktails #food #drink #cocktail #wine #aperitivotime #drinks #happyhour #spain #barcelona #love #mixology #instadrinks #drinkstagram

A vintage photo of the woman who introduced me to everything fabulous in life - my Mom! Here we are at Harry’s Bar in Venice, already at that time one of our favourite haunts, so much so, that I used to get “lo sconto Veneziano” 😉😉 She is one of a kind and the most generous, and glamorous, mom ever. 😘😘😘😘😘

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Wouldn’t miss an opportunity to drink tequila. This bottled Teuila Sour is made with @espolontequila and comes from a new shop in Philadephia called Cork on 20th and Spruce. @audreyclairecook Its one of their new Spring expressions! 🥳🥳🥳🥳

Countdown to the race! Have my hat on and made my Mint Julep - I know it's not in a silver cup, but alas Mom didn't have any, but I assure you it tastes as good. Toasted to my pick - Midnight Bourbon - of course! Named for my favorite spirit! Only about 30 minutes until there's a winner! 🏇🏻🏇🏻🏇🏻🏇🏻🏇🏻 (Kind of love Hot Rod Charlie as well!) @kytourism ⠀ ⠀ Make the Mint Julep now or after the race to either celebrate or drown your sorrows! You actually can't be sad with a Mint Julep in your hand!⠀ ⠀ Link is in the bio!!! 🌿 🥃 🌿 🥃 🌿 🥃 ⠀ ⠀ #TravelK #mintjulep #minjulepmonth #cocktails #bar #bartender #speakeasy #mixology #mixologists #lifestyle #bourbon #mint #kentucky #kentuckyderby #churchilldowns #woodfordreserve #gardenandgun #derby #derbystyle #julep #kyderby #kyderbyathome #cocktail #cocktailrecipe #bourboncocktail #bourboncountry #deepsouth #louisville #gotolouisville #midnightbourbon

I had no idea before interviewing Stacey Yates from Louisville Tourism for Lush Life Podcast that there was another cocktail that you can find at the Kentucky Derby 🏇🏻🏇🏻🏇🏻 🏇🏻 - the Oaks Lily 🌸🌸🌸 ! Find out how it's connected to the Derby and, more specifically to the Kentucky Oaks race tomorrow.... and, of course, its recipe! @kytourism⠀ ⠀ By the way, today is known as "Thurby" in Kentucky - Stacey tells as all about that on Lush Life as well! So HAPPY THURBY!!!⠀ ⠀ LINK IS IN THE BIO: 🏇🏻🏇🏻🏇🏻 🏇🏻⠀ ⠀ #TravelK #sponsored #oakslily #kentuckyoaks #minjulepmonth #cocktails #bar #thurby #mixology #mixologists #lifestyle #bourbon #mint #kentucky #kentuckyderby #churchilldowns #woodfordreserve #gardenandgun #derby #derbystyle #julep #kyderby #kyderbyathome #cocktail #cocktailrecipe #bourboncocktail #bourboncountry #deepsouth #louisville #gotolouisville

And they're off....on Lush Life podcast this week, I’ve partnered with Kentucky Tourism @kytourism to bring you the first episode dedicated entirely to one iconic cocktail: the Kentucky Derby Mint Julep! 🏇🏻🏇🏻🏇🏻 Stacey Yates, from Louisville Tourism, guides us through the history of this magical combination of bourbon, mint and sugar and how it became THE cocktail of one of the most famous horse races in the world. The race is coming up on May 1, so time to practice making, and drinking, The Mint Julep. 🌿 🥃 🌿 🥃 🌿 ⠀ ⠀ On today’s episode, you will discover:⠀ ⠀ *What is the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby Mint Julep ⠀ *Who won the first Kentucky Derby⠀ *Why the Mint Julep is served in a Silver Cup⠀ *What is in the $1000 Mint Julep ⠀ *The best way to serve the Mint Julep at home⠀ ⠀ LINK IS IN THE BIO: 🏇🏻🏇🏻🏇🏻 🏇🏻⠀ ⠀ #sponsored #TravelK #mintjulep #minjulepmonth #cocktails #bar #bartender #speakeasy #mixology #mixologists #lifestyle #bourbon #mint #kentucky #kentuckyderby #churchilldowns #woodfordreserve #gardenandgun #derby #derbystyle #julep #kyderby #kyderbyathome #cocktail #cocktailrecipe #bourboncocktail #bourboncountry #deepsouth #louisville #gotolouisville

Just found in my parents’ liquor cabinet the makings for a vintage Negroni, including a bottle of Campari that’s being sold for £200. So you bartenders out there - do I do it? Or sell those bottles and make some $$$$££££ @agodragos @eriklorincz @giorgio_bar_giani @mikey.pendergast @alessandro_palazzi ??

So happy to be drinking my first drink in an airport lounge, even though not happy about the reason I am flying. Seeing Seedlip @seedlipdrinks here is in the lounge @british_airways @americanair like having an old friend with me. Can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I interviewed Ben! @seedlip_ben and more than a year that I have been in an airport. ✈️

I’ve heard of people being slightly under the weather because of tequila, but never allergic to the stuff. Paul Hayes is the first, and, ironically, he is the co-founder of El Sueño Tequila.@elsuenotequila Yes, there is a story in there and you’ll have to listen to our Lush Life episode to find out! 😂 😂 😂 As I am quite partial to tequila myself, I couldn’t wait to talk tequila for the first time on my “How to Drink” season.⠀ ⠀ In this episode, you'll discover:⠀ *What is mixto tequila⠀ *What bircher muesli and tequila have in common⠀ *Why to not always trust 100% Agave on the label⠀ *How to make the El Sueno Tommy’s Margarita⠀ ⠀ Link is in the bio! 🇲🇽. 🇲🇽 🇲🇽 ⠀ ⠀ #ElSuenoTequila @elsuenotequila #mixtotequila #elsueno #tequila #agave #blueagave #cocktail #cocktails #cocktailinspo #drinkinspo #bartender #partytime #friends #instagood #mixology #bartenderlife #mixologist #craftcocktails #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktailrecipes

Another night, another cocktail! This is the Pomegranate & Orange Blossom Sour at Publiq. Thanks Greg @gregalmeida_ (a former Lush Lifer 😉). Thank goodness they are open again.

Drinking Disco cocktails with one of my favourite drinking buddies! My first night out had to be the Americans Bar at the Stafford Hotel @thestaffordlondon One Grasshopper and one Brandy Alexander please!! I have great recipes for them on my site with @bolscocktails but it is soooooooooooo nice to let a professional make them. Cheers to all my bartender friends!!!

Just arrived in the post. A bundle of positivity!! So proud to be a member of the Avallen hive @avallenspirits! Did I tell you how yummy it is! One of my fav “And Tonic” cocktails.🍎🐝🍎🐝🍎🐝

It's all about the secret ingredient - the "Premio" - that makes Amaro Montenegro @amaromontenegro.ww the most popular digestive in Italy! Can I wangle it out of Rudi Carraro @rudi_carraro and Matteo Bonoli @matteobonoli_mh today on Lush Life?! 🤞🤞 ⠀ ⠀ Also, I've been downing M & M's like crazy, and I don't mean the chocolate ones, since Rudi told me the recipe. What a combo!⠀ ⠀ So many hints and secrets!! You can only find out if you listen in! 😉 Link is in the bio!⠀ ⠀ #AmaroMontengro #MakeItWithMonte #cocktailgram #cocktaillovers #cocktailculture #mixologyart #liqpic #garnish #aperitif #imbibe #imbibegram #instacocktail #aperitivotime #drinkoftheday #drinking #cocktailoftheday #cocktailtime #cocktailporn #cocktailhour #cocktaildress #drinkstagram #aperitivo #cocktailtime #drink #bartender #saporevero #mixology ´#digestif #digestivo

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