Five Things

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House of Ho‘s sensational ‘shaking beef’.   The lovely Frances Quinn and her ‘Bombay Bicycle Club’ bar. The new way to travel around town. Introducing the Gocycle.   Keeping our energy levels up with Bounce before Hot Bikram Yoga.   Song of the week, Clean Bandit – Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne.

Forget ‘Dry January’…

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Hush now ‘Dry January’ – as February appears on the horizon it’s high time we all started thinking about what we’re going to make our drink of choice for 2014. If 2013 was the year of the Negroni and Aperol Spritz then 2014 is set to offer drinks-lovers a brand new wave of exciting  discoveries…. Read more »

Boopshi’s Schnitzel & Spritz

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Sometimes you need simple, comforting and delicious food. And when you do, I recommend you visit Boopshi’s. With a small menu including rose veal, chicken and rare breed pork schnitzels and authentic Austrian sides such as sauerkraut, pickles, spatzel ‘n’ cheese and frites, there’s little more you could ask for.  Well, apart from a refreshing spritz… Read more »

Five Things

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Best coffee of the week. Flat white at the Espresso Room     This week’s song – Luna by Bombay Bicycle Club     This coat from Canada Goose     The Soap and Glory Ultimelt cleanser     Semlor. Because cream + bun + Scandi = Heaven.       Till next time…

A Christmas bash in Story Style

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    It was always unlikely that the Story Christmas party was going to be run of the mill.   Top quality food and drink were an absolute given, of course, but beyond that the team were kept in suspense until we found ourselves whisked into the depths of the Bristol countryside en route to… Read more »

January, Schmanuary

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Most of us here at Story are battling through this slow month whilst also trying to stick to Banuary…. (no drinking, no fat, no sugar, no fun). To make things worse, Monday is statistically going to be the most depressing day of the year.  I’m not sure how they work this out (nor want to). … Read more »

Predictions and musings: What does 2014 hold in store for diners?

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Part three of food, drinks and design writer, Douglas Blyde’s report for 2014, revealing predictions of trends and themes from a heaving wine rack of England’s most marinated men and women from various vintages…   ‘Wine from the Balkans, Scottish pubs, and cocktails on tap.’ William Drew, Editor – Restaurant Magazine (www.theworlds50best.com) ‘Port is going… Read more »

Predictions and musings: What does 2014 hold in store for diners?

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Part two of food, drinks and design writer, Douglas Blyde’s report for 2014, revealing predictions of trends and themes from a veritable, all you can eat salad bar of prominent palates… ‘This year’s rash of pop-ups will become an epidemic as nooks and crannies soak up the glut of wannabes trying something new. Expect a… Read more »

Predictions and musings: What does 2014 hold in store for diners?

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Part one of food, drinks and design writer, Douglas Blyde’s report for 2014, revealing predictions of trends and themes from a gourmet hamper-load of England’s most prominent and attractive mobile stomachs… ‘Going out to dinner, no matter how much we seem to want to de-formalise and downgrade it, is still a special occasion for 99%… Read more »