Drinkin’ rum and coca-cola. That’s very nearly what I got up to at last night’s Nuffnang Blogger Cocktail Club event at shi-shi ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ venue New Gold Mountain on Liverpool Lane. An intimate crowd of bloggers (so good to catch up after a long summer holiday!) and the ins-and-outs of making an Ernest Hemingway-approved Daiquiri. PS it doesn’t involve frozen slushee mix.

What do you think of this gorgeous new dress from new online go-to The LBD Boutique? My style is a faux-wraparound number called ‘Anika’. Check out their website for a vast array of perfect dressed – all in black, naturally.
So here’s the recipe if you feel like making bartender-y at home. Or, you could dress up and go to New Gold Mountain and have their handsome retro-ish barmen whip one up for you.
Said handsome bartender and the array of treats from new biz Rice Paper Scissors –  just near New Gold Mountain. Ceviche, dumplings, nutty pineapple thingies that were FRESH!

New peeps and old friends : Cintia from My Poppet and Marianne from Esme and the Laneway.


Peek-a-boo : Trish Hunter of Trish Hunter Vintage looking picture perfect in red against the lush green interiors of New Gold Mountain.


Sip-a-roo: rum cocktails for erry’one. Favorite Samantha Wills ring-a-shining.


Chrystle from clovevintage – she’s one of my Ruby Assembly studio pals, too!