Thursday, 18 February 2016

rounding up 2015 in The House of The Spirits.

two thousand and fifteen finished with a yet another pop up venture in a former brazilian restaurant on hackney road, ready to blossom into something new. 

the ex raizes, has become HoneyMoon, a new eaterie and bar next to the apiary exhibition and photography studios. 

times change very quickly in london nowadays and people are moving on, up, forward, ducking, diving and just about keeping their heads above water to survive and although the austerity and gentrification are sweeping hard and fast, new creative shoots are springing up as constant as the closure and decay, with a new positive lease (the openings).  

and breathe.

a friend passed me on the details of the new place and naturally, i was intrigued. 
as it happens, i knew the woman, who was running the apiary and had taken over the space next door. 
we met, we remembered, we talked.
and we decided, to warm the place up for christmas, till its final fate was to be considered after the new year. 

so, stav B' liquor bar was erected again in this positive, warm, female power energy, full of kindness and understanding and a creative flow. 

it was great to see people, who i have not seen in some time and my usual female crowd, who love to stay east. 

mulled cider, dressed the space in sweetness and cosiness and the tailor made cocktails were consumed with happiness and curiosity and a lot of thirst! it is only right and i was glad about that. 

infuses vermouths, homemade syrups and jams and bitters, vegan concoctions, for health, healing and the environment, as well as non alcoholic delights were gracing my carefully designed menus, affordable and delicious, as they should be. 

we had music form the 20s all the way to the 00s and we had dancing, art exhibitions, gong baths, full moon, new moon and we had christmas. 

a BIG thank you to all, who attended and enjoyed.

THANK YOU anka, for being a invaluable bartender, doug at DHD, for the fantastic artwork and design, in poster and menu, leslie, for offering me the space, ely and geraldine, for your wonderful support. 

it was a fine affair and look forward to where the liquor bar will be up next. 

peace and cheers. 

stav B x

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

    Keep up the good work :) from TheStillery, a stuart bar in Florida