Wednesday, 23 January 2013

31DOVER – Drinks delivery with Panache

Last week, I popped along to the launch of a new booze-related venture – a website called 31DOVER. It sells an array of wines, spirits and premixed cocktails, with the focus heavily on high quality, personalised customer service. The site is 'run' by a character called The Barman, who is a bit of a rogue (apparently), but knows his stuff. That's probably why he has that slightly smug look... ON THE SITE, not on his real life counterpart!

The Barman's biological form made some masterful martinis.

I took the wonderful Bethan as my date and we got to sip the aforementioned dry martinis (as seen above) as well as 31DOVERs, a champagne cocktail with honey, lemon and maraschino cherries. They were delicious!

These are among the brands that 31 Dover sell. I haven't actually tried Crystal Head Vodka (as made by Dananananan Aykroyd), but I like the bottle a lot.

I unfortunately forgot about this event when I packed my overnight bag the day before, so was in a semi-casual pair of high-waisted jeans from American Apparel (nowhere near as high-waisted as I like but good for work and everyday wear), plus a jumper that came from Greetz from Tiz.

It's lucky I tend to err on the side of dressy rather than letting my usual tendency towards vintageness slide when I am busy and having early starts. And that day, I had something of a stressful mornin, so the fact that I managed to win a bottle of booze at the party made everything better! We all had to choose one from a deck of 31DOVER cards, with the four aces winning a bottle. I picked out the first one, and you'll never guess what kind of spirit I plumped for...

Thank you to the guys for having me and Bethan last week, and thanks for the lovely souvenir, which will be on my keyring forever more.

 If you're looking for some advice on drinks and cocktails, then 31 Dover seems to be a good place to go. Check it (and its nicely designed Facebook app) out.

Fleur xx


  1. Looks lovely!

    I think you suit vintage-smart-casual especially well - you've just got the balance of 'put together' and 'relaxed' perfect.

  2. The drinks looks delicious! Love your outfit :)


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  3. This post has made me very thirsty! Absolutely love your red jumper.

  4. Wow! You've posted a lot this week. I'm falling behind and have lots of good stuff to read now.*wink* Can't wait to read this one. You look terrific, as always!

  5. Sipsmith Gin is delicious! Mare Gin is my absolute favourite though, tastes great with Basil as a garnish

    1. I <3 Gin Mare - they make the best Red Snappers!

  6. Oooh, I've never had Sipsmith. Must try. What a cool key souvenir!

  7. you look lovely in the red top, and this looks like a nice event!


  8. Fleur you look stunning in those jeans, absolutely lovely. Go girl.x

  9. i've only just found this blog and i am already in LOVE with it.
    proper lovely,

  10. Glad you still wear the red jumper!!! It fits you so good!!
    lovely as always!


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