TASTE OF MAYFAIR
The stylish bar at London’s Connaught hotel,
designed by David Collins Studio, is known
and loved for its cocktails, all overseen
by master mixologist Agostino Perrone.
To celebrate the bar’s 10th anniversary the
hotel has launched its own in-house gin, the
Connaught Bar Gin—“truly a labor of love,”
says Perrone. Ingredients include Amalfi
lemons, angelica, and orris root, as well as
juniper berries, and the bottle design was
inspired by a 1920s cocktail shaker.
Rise and shine
If you need a coffee before you can even contemplate engaging with the world
then the Barisieur from Joy Resolve is a must-buy. The “Personal Bedside Barista,”
AKA an automatic coffee maker and alarm clock that also does tea, eases you
gently into the morning. In walnut wood and black or white finish, the Barisieur
makes your beverage at 201°F (94°C) meaning optimum flavor with no burnt taste,
while the integral Peltier fridge keeps your milk at 41°F (5°C). An inbuilt drawer
can store enough coffee for a week and a measuring spoon is included.