The Self-Care Epidemic

Ahead of this weekend’s Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival, EN4 News considers how the self-care phenomenon is improving the way we function in 2019.

Although it is unclear when ‘self-care’ became one of the most frequently used words in the millennial vocabulary, the term itself seems unavoidable – inundating social media feeds and steering conversations.

There’s something almost addictive in learning how others practice it, how often, and how it’s changed them for the better — and with the turbulence of political negotiations and the world in a state of near crisis, who would deny anyone a glass of wine and a long bath?

However vague it may sound, ‘ self-care’ encapsulates anything that makes you feel like you’re taking care of yourself. We’ve finally accepted that it’s no longer considered selfish to take time for yourself and your wellbeing but the fear of becoming self-indulgent remains prevalent.

The whole concept of self-care loses its value when it is used too frequently as an excuse for bailing on people and plans, promoting self-isolation and a sense of laziness that avoids all benefits that ‘self-care’ can bestow on our lives.

Never leaving what becomes your ‘self-care comfort zone’ could result in you missing out on experiences that could be beneficial. We begin to lose sight of how a meal out or a night in with friends can also be ‘self-care’ — just enjoyed with others for a change.

Edinburgh is leading the way for the widespread awareness of well-being by hosting the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival, which will return to the capital after the immense success it achieved in 2018.

Bringing together some of the biggest names in the wellness industry to deliver a weekend of talks, classes and workshops to officially diminish those January blues.

Set to appear on one of the panels alongside Julie Montagu — one of London’s top yoga and nutrition teachers — is Edinburgh-based Gail Bryden.

As an aromatherapist and holistic massage therapist with her own independent product range ‘JustBe Botanicals’, Gail is one of many inspirational guests coming to the Scottish stage.

EN4 News spoke to Gail in the run-up to the event.

“Getting fit, eating well and feeling good is relevant to us all — and mental and physical well-being should be accessible to everyone.

“The end of January is often a time for us to reflect and consider making more conscious choices to feel better. Attending the Wellbeing Festival this weekend can be a first positive step.

“The headliners and line up for this year are incredible. I’m personally looking forward to attending some of the workshops, talks and fitness classes — especially Mr PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) Faisal Abdalla who has worked alongside Joe Wicks — the founder of Lean in 15,” she said.

Gail will be part of the panel discussing ‘how to build a successful well-being business’ on Saturday, where she’ll be sharing her stories and passing on some practical tips and advice.

Through the wellbeing revolution, the idea of taking care of ourselves has been turned on its head. While we’re so often taught that our mind and bodies are separate entities, ‘self-care’ teaches that they really have a connection that fundamentally controls our well-being.

“The festival is carefully curated to bring together a range of different speakers from Scotland and further afield to cover topics which affect all of our lives, including mental health, healthy eating, stress, parenting and mindfulness,” said Jaz Lacey-Campbell of Good Thinking Events who are working in conjunction with the city of Edinburgh Council and The Assembly Rooms, one of the capitals landmark cultural venues.

“Edinburgh Wellbeing festival is part of the commitment Scotland is making in terms of encouraging people to improve their health and wellbeing. We bring together some of the biggest names in the wellbeing industry along with the Scottish wellbeing community to inspire people to adopt a happier and healthier lifestyle,” she explains.

“On Saturday cookery writer Jack Monroe will show us how to eat healthy food on a budget, Dr Rangan Chatterjee will be talking mindfulness with Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim, and nutritionist Madeleine Shaw joins our expert health panel Fit for Life.

Over the weekend there will also be workshops on parenting, cutting out alcohol, positive ageing and sleep, as well as a marketplace where you can sample delicious vegetarian and vegan food, shop for natural beauty products and take advantage of free tastings, treatments and health advice.”

Home to a large and growing wellbeing community, from yoga teachers to healthy food entrepreneurs, The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival aims to bring this community together and create something completely new at a time when our thoughts turn to get fit and feel better.

Like most things, ‘self-care’ revolves around balance, and ultimately finding a healthy one. You shouldn’t feel guilty when you need a night off to recharge and enjoy your own company, but also don’t avoid things that push your boundaries. In the long run, it’s the combination of ‘self-care’ with everything else that supports the well-rounded and purposeful lifestyle we’re all striving to lead.

For tickets and more information on the festival head to https://www.edinburghwellbeingfestival.com/

Why Some Like It Hot hasn’t gone lukewarm

In a time where movies are disposable and often formulaic, how is one of the greatest movies of all time fairing in the cut throat world of Netflix and binge watching?

“Story of my life. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop.”

That’s how it all started for Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, and how one of the greatest comedies of all time began, but the audience certainly does not get the fuzzy end of the theatrical lollipop. The picture follows two musicians who witness a Mafia murder and flee town disguised as women so that they can join a band travelling to Florida.

However, Joe (Tony Curtis) falls in love with Marilyn Monroe’s Sugar Kane and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) acquires a male admirer too. Their days in paradise are numbered though, as the Mafia comes to Florida to attend a conference and they see right through their disguises.

Some Like It Hot captured the hearts of film lovers the world over and continues to do so to this day. In fact, the film is celebrating a milestone birthday – 60 years old – and it’s still going strong, featuring on some of the biggest streaming sites including Netflix.

But how has it aged in a world that doesn’t necessarily ‘get’ the movie? Although it features on all the online viewing platforms, do younger viewers want to watch a movie that’s shot in black and white and features three leading ladies who have since passed away?

Well they should, and here’s why – because those three leading ladies are legends, even if the average 15-year-old can’t name them. They were Marilyn Monroe, who died only a few years after the film was released, Tony Curtis, who appeared in over 100 films and had a career spanning six decades (he was also the father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis) and Jack Lemmon, who won two Oscars from eight nominations over his career.

 

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Infographic by Jade du Preez for EN4News

 

But for their performances alone, they each shine in what was one of their best works. Witty and charming, Some Like It Hot has everything a good comedy should have and holds them dear, almost like it could foresee the formulaic production-line comedies of the 2000s and how they would mostly end up devoid of true, thought out humour.

Jack Lemmon sparkles in the film, often the butt of the joke but he always has a brilliant one-liner to show up Tony Curtis – like when he asks him why he’d consider marrying his admirer (another man), a thinly veiled homophobic sign of the times for the movie, snatched away when Jack Lemmon answers with ‘security!’

His attempts to dodge his admirer (who has no idea he is a man in disguise) is a highlight, which ends with the pair dancing the night away as he continues to lead and not dance like a woman. Jack Lemmon takes the challenge of playing a woman and gets lost in it over the duration of the film, and it is magical.

However, Tony Curtis seems like the leading man, the guy with all the charm and dashing good looks, but his venture into the female psyche is short lived when he also fronts as a very rich man so that he can win over Miss Monroe (when he’s actually pretending to be Jack Lemmon’s rich admirer).

Over the course of the picture, he plays three characters – Joe, Josephine (his female alter ego) and his millionaire trying to sweep Sugar Kane off her feet. And boy does he do them justice – you don’t really like any of his characters, to be honest, they’re all dimwitted and arrogant, but at the same time, you want him to get the girl and save the day. He somehow doesn’t let you dislike him enough to make you wish ill of him, and that might be because of his friendship with Jack Lemmon’s character.

But the absolute star of the show was Marilyn Monroe, she dazzled in her naïve showgirl character – but she knew so much more than she let on. Her line, “I don’t care how rich he is, as long as he has a yacht, his own private railroad car, and his own toothpaste” is what every girl is thinking.

So witty, yet so demure, you can see where the sex symbol comes out in her, but you can see this smart side to her. She’s clearly been cast as the dumb blonde, but she is so much more than that – she’s every beautifully flawed woman in film and literature, a real Rose Buchanan from The Great Gatsby. Don’t take this character at face value, dig deeper and remember the time.

A film like this one doesn’t just disappear, it’s remembered for all it’s smart one-liners and zest for comedy. It doesn’t fall flat, but maybe you should actually watch this one and not stare at your iPhone instead.

Podcast: New Year’s resolutions

The day to ditch your New Year’s resolutions has now passed — January 17 — but have you managed to keep your grip on your goal for 2019? If you have, then you are one of the few.

Join Michaella Wheatley and Olivia Hill as they chat about the most common resolutions made at the New Year and how to ensure you do not fail before January ends.

If you would like to share your own resolutions for the New Year, please use the comment section below or get in touch on social media.

Beating the boobie blues

Three local artists help to raise awareness of breast cancer

Left to right: Kathleen Moodie, Jennifer Colquhoun and Beth Lamont.

Step 1: Touch. Step 2: Look. Step 3: Check. T-L-C. While there is no definitive method for checking your breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer, UK charity Breast Cancer Now are asking you to try a little TLC. Early detection is crucial in treating and beating the disease – most cases of breast cancer are first found by women themselves.

This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and fundraising events have been taking place across the country to support this issue. On 19th October, three Edinburgh-based artists got together at Custom Lane in Leith to raise money and awareness for a disease that one in eight women in the UK will develop in their lifetime.

The collaborative project, Boobzapalooza, headed by knitwear designer Kathleen Moodie is a ‘month-long celebration of all things breast’. Together with scientific illustrator Jennifer Colquhoun and ceramic jewellery designer Beth Lamont, they have designed limited-edition boob-related art that will be sold throughout the month with 40% of the proceeds going directly to Breast Cancer Now.

The Boob Arc Necklace, K.Boobs Booble Hat and The Boob Print are all for sale throughout October.

What made you choose this particular breast cancer charity?

Kathleen Moodie: “I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 24 and she’s an ambassador for Breast Cancer Now and she suggested to go for them. Partly because they are registered in Scotland as well, so the money is coming from Scotland and staying in Scotland, that for her is something that is really important. It was something that none of us had thought of. We just thought, ‘oh, yeah we’ll pick a breast cancer charity and it will be great’, and Victoria said, ‘you’ve got to make sure it’s a Scottish one’ and it makes so much sense.” 

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.

The event is about making breast cancer less scary and approaches the disease in a fun and direct way. Why is that important?

Jennifer Colquhoun: “Last year, I found a lump in my own breast and I was terrified. I thought that was me because a few years ago my aunt died of breast cancer, so it was in the family. But it turns out mine was a fibroadenoma which is a benign tumour. It’s also commonly known as the breast mouse which I thought was hilarious. I really wanted to do a picture of the breast mouse but nobody really knew what I was talking about.”

A customer tries on Kathleen Moodie’s Booble Hat.

Why do you think the arts is a good way of talking about and addressing big issues such as breast cancer?

Beth Lamont: “I guess it just gives it a tangible thing. You can still donate money, but you get to take something away. The next time someone is wearing their pink necklace someone can be like, oh I like that’ and you can be like, ‘oh it was actually for this charity’ and you talk about it again. Though they are only on sale for the month that conversation will hopefully keep on going because of that product, that piece of art, that hat, is not going to go away.”

The Boobzapalooza event held at Custom Lane, Leith.

The limited-edition pieces are available throughout October and can be purchased online here.

 

Girls With Goals

Women’s football has never been so popular.

Scottish Women's Football Team. Credits to Anders Henrikson

Scottish Women’s Football Team. Credits to Anders Henrikson

It may not be the official sport of our nation, but football’s following in Scotland is one of the most passionate around the globe. Sorry, golf fans. However, while off the field problems can blur the importance of what’s happening on the pitch, one section appears unfazed by these issues: the women’s game.

Support for women’s football is on the rise in Scotland with match attendance and viewing figures growing every season.

One of the leading teams in Scotland, Glasgow City, is on course for what could be their 12th consecutive league title, beating league rivals Hibernian in the closing stages of the league campaign.

You could argue that City’s dominance in the division doesn’t make for the most compelling league to watch, but their style of play is up there with the best. Hibernian can give Glasgow a run for their money at the best of times – with both sides having some success in the Women’s Champions League in recent years.

The success of teams domestically has somewhat transitioned to the national team as well. The Scotland women’s side qualified for their first ever World Cup earlier this year, having played in their first finals tournament in the European Championships in 2017.

It’s been more than 20 years since Scotland’s men’s team qualified for a major football tournament yet the women’s team have restored faith in Scottish football. When the team arrives in France for the World Cup, they may feel slightly out their depth.

There’s no beating around the bush, the funding for Scotland’s women’s team is far behind the wages of other national sides. But, leading into this tournament, out of the 23 players in the Scotland squad, 19 are professional.

The remaining four non-professionals may have to leave Scotland and head south of the border – where there are no amateur clubs in the top flight – to pursue their dream of becoming full-time players; something which their male counterparts probably would not have to do.

However, the success of the national team has struck a chord with young girls across Scotland. Participation in women’s football has risen from 6,500 to 12,000, bringing the goal of a professional women’s league in Scotland a lot closer.

It’s shocking to believe women’s football was once banned in Scotland. During World War One, the attendances for women’s football exceeded 50,000 but came to a halt when the men came home. One hundred years later, it’s women who are bringing football home.

The peak in interest has prompted UEFA to provide women’s football with 50% more funding from the year 2020. An additional £2.4 million will be given to women’s football projects per year, provided by profits from their male counterparts.

The rise in funding aims to take football right to the top as Europe’s biggest female sport but to get there they also need to fund coaching development. Something UEFA assured they would do, as they announced plans to increase the number of qualified female coaches.

Scotland has a national side playing in the World Cup next year, something we haven’t seen with the men’s side for over two decades. We should be excited about the future of women’s football – it’s certainly about to kick off.

Should we have the right to our own image?

A mind-boggling scenario was brought to light in an Instagram post by Gigi Hadid last week. The model was forced to delete a photo from her Instagram page after her manager informed her that she was being “legally pursued” for posting a photo of herself taken by a paparazzi.

Hadid had found the photo uncredited on Twitter and had posted it to her Instagram account. She even said that she would have given credit to the photographer had they come forward and asked her to. Her frustration was clearly directed at the money-making tendencies of the paparazzi.

The model also shed light on the fact that some of her young fans who have Instagram accounts dedicated to her have had their accounts suspended or have been sued for posting images taken by the paparazzi.

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A valiant flock of celebs have rallied by Hadid’s side since her post, describing similar instances where they have been sued for posting their own faces. Kylie Jenner commented: “We’re ‘public figures’ and it’s legal for them to invade our privacy. It’s pretty disappointing. We gotta change this,” whilst Emily Ratajkowski reposted Gigi’s post.

This is a complex issue to come to terms with. The job of the paparazzi is to photograph and circulate images of celebrities in the media, so choosing to sue a celebrity that posts your photo seems backwards and paradoxical. Surely, we should all have the right to post a photo of ourselves no matter who took it, but there is no law in place to make this the case. Anyone, not just the paparazzi, who takes a photo, owns that photo through copyright law and is liable to sue for improper use.

Here is how the law currently stands:

 

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The law surrounding the paparazzi in England changed significantly after Princess Diana’s death in 1997. Despite her death being the result of a car accident, she was being chased by intrusive paparazzi at the time. A Gallup poll from 1997 reveals that 43% of the UK public thought that the photographers were responsible for the collision.

After Diana’s death, the Protection from Harassment Act became an important way for celebrities to arm themselves against the paps; as did the Press Complaints Commission, who carefully reviewed its press regulations.

There have been many more examples of safety being a key worry, both for celebrities and for the paparazzi. In 2013, a paparazzi was killed when he was run over whilst trying to photograph Justin Bieber in his car.

There are also some bizarre examples of copyright law which are now being questioned. In 2015, PETA attempted to sue a photographer for posting a ‘selfie’ that a monkey had taken. They argued that publishing and selling the photographs that the monkey had taken infringed his copyright. Earlier this year it was decided that, as a monkey, Naruto couldn’t own the copyright for the pictures.

However, the issues brought up last week pose a new, contemporary set of problems. These are issues that arise as products of the internet era. They have raised the question of whether traditional copyright rules are perhaps outdated in the time of platforms like Instagram and other photo sharing sites.

The issues raised by Hadid prove that there is a flaw in the law if we don’t even own the rights to photos of our own faces. Perhaps the law now actually acts in favour of paparazzi rather than the subjects of their taunting. The question is, can we fight for the right to have control over unsolicited pictures of our own faces, and what will protect us when fighting for this right?

 

 

 

 

Report reveals gender pay gap in City of Edinburgh Council

The City of Edinburgh Council will address a gender pay gap issue that has surfaced since a report revealed that male staff are paid more than women.

The pay gap ranges from 5% difference for staff and 20% difference for part-time employees within the City of Edinburgh Council, where roughly 70% of staff are women. Men are paid on average £13.47, while women earn on average £12.79 — a difference of 68p an hour.

Labour Councillor and member of the Finance and Resources Committee, Mandy Watt, said:

“Work that is done mainly by female employees is not properly valued by society. Women are expected to ‘break the glass ceiling’ if they want the gender pay gap to be closed. It would be fairer to simply pay more for the work that women do now. If the Council was not constrained by austerity, I would want this to be considered as a policy proposal.”

Edinburgh Councillors seem to agree that measures need to be put in place for the pay gap to end. 

Conservative Councillor Graham Hutchison said:

“As is the case in any organisation, the Council’s employees are our most valuable resource and are critical in terms of delivering frontline services to the citizens of Edinburgh.  It is worth noting that the gender pay gap in the Council is comparatively low but with women making up some 70% of our workforce it is an issue which must be promptly addressed.  A report on the Gender Pay Gap to the last meeting of the Finance and Resources Committee, on which I sit, was approved unanimously by all members showing the commitment of Councillors of all political stripes to eliminate the pay gap entirely.”

There is a difference between the gender pay gap and equal pay (which is to pay the same amount of money for the same work, without regard for gender). Equal pay has been achieved in the City of Edinburgh Council.

The city council will continue to investigate several other issues in the workplace, such as occupational segregation (when men and women tend to take on particular roles) and the male to female ratio in regards to senior positions.

Gender Pay gap

 

 

Forty years of Filmhouse

Since the first electronic television was created in 1927, people have gradually become used to enjoying the entertainment of motion picture at home. Good for some, but has also forced many cinemas to be in a continuous battle to remain up and running.

In the following 90 years, the introduction of VHS, cable channels, digital TV online streaming devices such as Netflix and Now TV have added pressure to the already crowded industry.

A look at Edinburgh’s cinema history alone is a demonstration of this struggle: a city which has seen over 70 cinemas open their doors, has also seen dozens of them shut up shop, and now hosts just nine public picture houses.

Filmhouse is a success story amongst the tales of failure and closures. On October 9th, the cinema will celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and this at a time when it remains as busy as it ever was.

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Scorsese on stage

Credits to Filmhouse

Four decades ago, on the same day in 1978, the entity called Filmhouse was first launched. Starting from its very first screening, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, the 1972 German film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the cinema has made strong curatorial decisions and has since then has become a household name for film lovers in search of alternative and foreign films.

Housed at 88 Lothian Road, it is the only cinema in Edinburgh which is registered as a charity, which means none of the money spent within the cinema goes to film distributors or big production companies.

Michael Hunter, marketing officer at Filmhouse, explains how this sets the institution aside from others: “All the money spent here, be it at the bar or at the cinema, goes back into the charity as a donation, for programming great films and organising learning opportunities in Edinburgh.”

However, this doesn’t mean Filmhouse has slackened in its creativity or relies solely on its position as a charity. It has instead become a prime example of how cinemas can stand out and attract new audiences in an age where many people don’t see the point of exiting their cosy living rooms just to see a film.

The cinema is best known in the city as the official home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), which takes place for two weeks in June every year. The world’s longest continually-running film festival screens hundreds of films ranging in genres and length and was attended by an audience of over 50,000 people in 2018.

Yet it may be the dedication to proving film can be more than just entertainment and its more specialist festivals (Filmhouse currently hosts 13) which include versatile and eclectic programmes, that make Filmhouse stand out from all other cinemas in Edinburgh.

Unlike the limited selection of films on online streaming platforms and the Hollywood-centric films shown on TV time and time again, Filmhouse digs deep into motion picture archives and screens films which are relevant and relate to current topics.

It houses the Take One Action festival over the course of two weeks in September, showcasing the stories of (small) people making big changes in the world, from female right-wing activists in Greece to victims of the Franco dictatorship seeking justice, to encourage its audience to be the change it wants to see.

For 13 years, the Africa in Motion festival screens films highlighting creative stories from across the African continent which would otherwise not be accessible to most audiences as home and offers a look into worlds very different from our own.

Head of Filmhouse, Rod White, explains how the organisation of such festivals contribute to the continued success of the cinema: “All the festivals we work with exist within their own communities and connect us with audiences we might struggle to attract. We could not be as international and as diverse as we are without them.”

By hosting these festivals, the cinema is also able to challenge viewers to consider the power of film as a media more than any other cinema in the city, or even in the country.

To mark its 40th anniversary, Filmhouse put together a line-up of classics and notable films taken from the programmes of every year since its doors opened, with prices reflecting the prices at the time. Starting in 2016 and finishing up with the film showed at the first public viewing at the cinema in 1978 today with Gertrude, for just £1.

Looking forward to the next 40 years, Michael hopes Filmhouse can continue doing what it has been since 1978: “Filmhouse is great because we offer things you can’t find elsewhere. As long as we can, we want to keep doing what we are doing, and we just want to keep showing films that we believe in.”

 

 

 

Crystallising Crystal Healing

If you are looking for the latest craze then you will be happy to know that crystals are in popular demand. However, these crystals are not for wearing but for healing.

This year, has brought out the spiritualist side to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, and even Tom Hardy who have all said to use crystals their selves or by going to a professional crystal therapist.

So, what is crystal healing?

EN4 News took the opportunity to talk to Crystal Therapist, Author and Journalist, Eve Menezies Cunnigham, who runs her own business ‘Feel Better Every Day’. Eve talk to us about crystal therapy and gave us better insight and understanding of its healing properties:

“There is so much we can use them [crystals] for. Even if you don’t believe that they have healing energies, you can use them as visual or kinaesthetic anchors, reminding you of your goals and intentions each time you see or feel them. They’re brilliant for enhancing meditation, grounding, focus, clarity and so much more.”

The calming methods of crystal therapy can ensure clarity. Credit: Holistic Therapy Practice

Crystals can be used as a source of ‘grounding, clarification, protection, and more’, which is highly beneficial to those who suffer from anxiety, stress or other issues. Victoria Beckham has said she uses them when she feels particularly nervous.

However, it may actually be quite confusing to understand how they work. Eve does not approve of the way some media outlets explain crystal healing as they can make them sound far more complicated than need be:

“There are so many books etc around which make them sound like recipes,” she said, “and if you don’t do x, y and z, it won’t work. I emphasise the need to cleanse (regularly), visualising them releasing any energies they no longer need and also, using your intuition to guide you to the right stone for any particular intention. As with anything, the clearer we are with our intention, the easier it is to make it a reality.”

If you are interested in learning more about crystal healing or to even book in an appointment with Eve, check out her website for more information.

 

 


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The Perfect Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

Cocktails are perfect for drinking at special occasions, certain to make one feel classy after a few sips.

However, they also come loaded with alcohol meaning they are not a great long-term plan for a night out. The alternatives are hardly attractive either, carrying none of the credibility or subtlety of their alcoholic counterpart.

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This reason is exactly why Dishoom, a popular restaurant based off Irani cafes in Bombay, has an exceptionally popular non-alcoholic cocktail menu. Aimed predominantly at those who cannot or do not drink, whether it be for medicinal, age or religious reasons.

The first thing Jon, the Head Bartender at Dishoom made very clear upon producing the drinks menu, is that what is on offer could not be further removed from conventional mocktails. There is no neon colours or ridiculous amount of sugar on offer here.

Instead, the drinks are referred to as “copy tipples” a non-alcoholic alternative, with the same taste and presentation as popular cocktails.

Each one meticulously crafted to be the closest possible comparison. Right down to the smoky burn of the Dry Old Fashioned, achieved here with a Lapsang Souchong tea infusion. With surprisingly addictive qualities, created through use of “spirit essence and coffee bitters”.

Jon explains how each drink offers a unique mix of “botanicals,
herbs and spices” to pay homage to Dishoom’s Iranian/Indian roots. Authenticity being very important to the outlet, with the bar even named the Permit Bar after prohibition laws in India.

The ingredients include heavy usage of lime, which is used in place of lemon frequently in Indian culture, to tulsi basil giving drinks a distinctive taste that could fool even the most seasoned
cocktail fan.

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