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Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Chicago

Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Chicago

London and New York always seem to get all the noise when it comes to raving about cocktails. Lest you not forget, there is a city in the Midwest winning award after award and just might be the most exciting cocktail town in the world.…

Best Bars in Soho

Best Bars in Soho

Soho is the beating heart of London. It might not be the exact centre of the city, but, like its younger cousin New York, Soho never sleeps, which makes it the perfect place to spend the evening sipping cocktails until dawn!  Home to probably more…

The Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails in London

The Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails in London

It’s that time of year when everyone is suddenly regretting all the holiday cheer they’ve been enjoying since the lights were lit on Regent Street or the last crumb of pumpkin pie was nibbled on Thanksgiving Day. Now we tighten our belts and forego fun…

What to Drink in Trentino, Italy

What to Drink in Trentino, Italy

Lucky those who visit Trentino, Italy! As a visitor to this northern Italian region, you should expect gorgeous vistas, Alpine hills and valleys, and stunning lakes and rivers. What you might not expect is how difficult it will be to choose what to drink in…

Lush Guide to Drinking in Antigua Bars and Rum Punch

Lush Guide to Drinking in Antigua Bars and Rum Punch

Drinking in Antigua is much more than just the rum cocktail or sweet pineapple concoction you are served upon check-in at your all-inclusive resort or find in every Antigua, hotel, bar or restaurant. Still, there is a lot to be said for the ubiquitous rum…

My favorite Summer Cocktails in London

My favorite Summer Cocktails in London

Every year, I gather together this annual list of my favorite summer cocktails in London, I am blown away by the creativity across the bars in this fair city of mine and can’t believe how lucky we are. I raise a toast to the mixologists…

Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Charleston

Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Charleston

Charleston is on the top of everyone’s list, winning Condé Nast Readers Choice award EIGHT times in a row for the best small city in the USA. Everything ticks the boxes – the food great, the weather warm, the architecture singular and the hospitality Southern.…

Lush Guide to the Best Hotel Bars in London

Lush Guide to the Best Hotel Bars in London

I’ve always loved the idea of a hotel bar in London. A piano in the corner plays hummable hits while you sit watching the ladies and gents arrive with their Louis Vuitton steamer trunks with reception greets them like long lost friends. Things have moved…

The Best Memphis Bars to Drink Like Elvis

The Best Memphis Bars to Drink Like Elvis

A Lush Life Manual had been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Saveur Magazine Blog Awards for Best Drinks Blog (out of a total of 20,000 entrants) and the festivities were being held in Memphis! I was thrilled to be heading not only to…

How to Visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour

How to Visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour

In the middle of the state of Kentucky sits one of the most famous bourbon distilleries in the world and it’s open for visitors! Every drop of Maker’s Mark bourbon is produced on this very spot. Only by taking the Maker’s Mark Distillery tour, do…