Drinks with Ruby Fontaine (Cocktail bar owner)

Drinks with Ruby Fontaine (Cocktail bar owner)

Where –Ruby’s bar, Fontaine’s Stoke Newington If you’re a lady hoping to open your own cocktail bar, take your inspiration from Ruby. Her bar, Fontaine’s, is like stepping into another world. Her menu is brimming with classic cocktails and the decor is so sophisticated (I still 

Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding Dress Shopping

What an exciting time. I had often dreamed about finding my wedding dress and to be completely honest over the years the picture in my mind constantly changed. So when it came to finding the dress for that special day, I knew I had to 

Drinks with Nicole Sykes (Bartender)

Drinks with Nicole Sykes (Bartender)

Where–Happiness Forgets What we drank–Hebe forgot to write it down… I’ve been receiving more and more recommendations for women I should interview and Nicole was one of them. It was so inspiring to meet another passionate female waitress/bartender who truly cares about her craft. Let’s 

Drinks with Emma Stokes (Writer / Gin Monkey)

Drinks with Emma Stokes (Writer / Gin Monkey)

Where–Hacha, Dalston What we drank–Emma: Hacha Colada £9.95Hebe: Mezcal Spritz £9.50 I first met Emma in the early days of my career in cocktail bars and I’ll always remember her sitting at the bar, telling me how the name Gin Monkey came about. Since then 

Drinks with Emily Chipperfield (Bartender)

Drinks with Emily Chipperfield (Bartender)

Where–The Artesian What we drank– Emily: Armagnac & Zalotti £20  Hebe: A very large glass of Rosé £11 I’ve known Emily for a long time now and have seen her journey through the hospitality industry over the years. She has become an incredible bartender with 

Drinks with Claire Best

Drinks with Claire Best

Where –Ozone Coffee, Shoreditch What we drank –Claire: Rosemary Ice Tea £4Hebe: Ruby Oolong Tea £2.80 Claire is my cup of tea. I loved interviewing her over a cuppa on one hot afternoon and wish there was space to fit everything we talked about. Hello! Tell us 

Drinks with Kirsten Jarin (UK Brand ambassador for Maison SASSY)

Drinks with Kirsten Jarin (UK Brand ambassador for Maison SASSY)

Where–Wolfies, Hackney What we drank–We both had a melonade cocktail, which may be on the next menu. Hebe drank hers very quickly. Kirsten is one of those ladies who is wonderfully organised. You feel an instant sense of calm when you hear her talk about 

Cans are the future

Cans are the future

I have a new obsession this summer. It’s been building for some time, but now it’s fully flourished.I love drinking from a can. Love it. It’s easy, eco-friendly and above all, it makes your drink taste better. I’ll be honest, once I saw the photos 

Masters of Smoke

Masters of Smoke

There’s exciting news for all you knowledge thirsty boozers. Ardbeg has launched Masters of Smoke, a new bartender education programme which delves deep into the science of smoke (and not just from a whisky perspective). The programme will deliver in-depth training on smoke across the 

Drinks with Cyan Wong (Oxley Ambassador)

Drinks with Cyan Wong (Oxley Ambassador)

Where –Swift, Old Compton Street What we drank –Cyan: Tempest – Dajeeling Kombucha, lemon, elderflower, honey, celery £7Hebe: Droplet – Gin, St Germain, aquavit, lime sherbet £11 Cyan is a magical woman. Brand Ambassador, a genius behind the bar and all round drinks guru. I