Good Stuff #61


Good stuff and lots of it!

Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy.

The London Essence Co

The London Essence Co has brought a new collection of drink mixers to the market. Flavours include ginger ale, bitter orange and elderflower tonic, grapefruit and rosemary tonic, and Classic London (a blend citrus, quinine and juniper.). Attending a gala splash of a launch at The Connaught, I found I was most partial to the grapefruit and rosemary tonic.

Beer FAQ

Written by Jeff Cioletti and published by Backbeat Books, Beer FAQ is 390-page “no-nonsense guide” to the world of beer with loads of info on styles, ingredients, brewing and drinking traditions. It would make a very smart gift indeed for the beer lover in your life.


Startup company, Brizebox, has designed a simple parcel delivery box requiring minimum courier intervention and keeping parcels securely locked up and safe until accessed with key. I’ve got one of these boxes outside the front of my house for medium-sized items to be left. It’s waterproof and can take more multiple parcels and is super handy, saving me from having to stay in for all deliveries or to make time to queue up at a collection centre.

Norwegian Air New Route: London to Las Vegas

Low coast airline Norwegian Air has launched a new direct route between London Gatwick and Las Vegas, Nevada served by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Fares are low. One-way from Gatwick starts at £179. One-way from Las Vegas starts at £127.30.

Harvey’s Bristol Cream

Yep it’s December. And that means it’s time for a taste of that perennially preferred Yuletide tipple, Harvey’s Bristol Cream. Celebrating its 220th anniversary, Harveys is wishing drinkers an especially Sherry Christmas this year.

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