Tuesday 5 July 2011


The note delivered under cover of darkness, smelling of rum and cheap cigarettes.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Let it Sloe! Let it Sloe! Let it Sloe!

Oh the weather outside is frightful,

But the gin is so delightful,

And since we've no place to go,

Let It Sloe! Let It Sloe! Let It Sloe!

It doesn't show signs of stopping,

And we've bought some pills for popping,

The lights are turned way down low,

Let It Sloe! Let It Sloe! Let It Sloe!

When we finally get pissed tonight,

How we'll hate going out in the storm!

But if you'll stop us getting in a fight,

All the way home we'll be on form.

Our livers are slowly dying,

And, dear readers, we're still blog writing,

But as long as you love us so,

Let It Sloe! Let It Sloe! Let It Sloe!

Sunday 10 October 2010

Art appreciation

It's October again, a particularly arty time of year - you'll remember artache from last year; this year different boy, same issues. Getting boys trashed on gin every time you see them doesn't work apparently...

Anyway we'll be propping up the bar pausing to stare meaningfully* at artworks at Frieze on Wednesday, but at least one day this week we suggest forgoing Frieze for Sunday Fair where artists will be producing limited edition cocktails for a mere £50. Cocktails are now artworks. 'We're not hungover, we just bought too much art last night.'

Speaking of art buying, we Gin Lane Ladies don't know much about art but we know what we like. At the launch last week of an online art store there was something about this print that caught our eye.

Art is very subjective and we don't want to force our interpretation on you, as everyone gets a different meaning from art, but something about the juxtaposition of lettering just feels like there is a depth, a 'call to action' if you will.

See you on the other side of Frieze Art Fair, not to mention London Cocktail Week. If you see us at the bar the next round of art is on us.

*We would suggest around 3.40 minutes as the optimum amount of time in front of an artwork to suggest to those around you that you have both fully appreciated and understood it.