London Hot-Spot/Qipao Love ~ Part 13: A sweet spring Qipao in the Year of the Horse...Chinese New Year 2014!
|On the first lunar day on the year of the Horse....BouBou was a little less than amused!
|Smile...it's Chinese New Year! ^_^
|With my lovely friend Rachael...who especially dressed up to a Malaysian Chinese theme for me!
|Could we have been in the 1920s or 1930s?
|My new Spring Qipao (Cheongsam) with sweet pink peonies embroidery and pink piping...sitting in a gorgeous rattan arm chair that brought me back to my childhood in Malaysia!
|More tea and cake with my girlies at the Vintage Bean....
|My gorgeous girls turning up for tea and cake with me at the Vintage Bean in Shoreditch, London.
[Find out more about the Vintage Bean Cafe in Shoreditch, London: here]
|Could we be in New Orleans...or is it Nola's in London?
|Having one of Nola's famed cocktails...the Hurricane!
|All ready for a night of cocktails.....at Nola in Shoreditch!
|My girlies dressing to the theme of something vintage or something Chinese.....
|Mini photoshoot with Naoko....
|Catching up with Salla....
|Time to head home with a smile!
[Find out more about Nola Bar in Shoreditch, London : here]
Part 2: Cocktails at Nola Bar in the evening....started promptly as we just headed round the corner, through the entrance of the Bedroom Bar, passing the yummy corner of Jubo and sneaking up a hidden staircase to the 1st floor glowing vortex that is the vintage New Orleans styled bar called Nola. It really is a truly interesting haunt with lots to offer the stylishly hip lot in Shoreditch. When hungry one can first grab some tasty buns or yummy Korean Fried Chicken at Jubo, which I promise will totally give you a new definition of the K.F.C acronyms...then sneaking up the staircase to have cocktails at Nola's could be the perfect date, especially if your beau might enjoy a puff on their cigar terrace that is equipped with blankets and cosy chairs. The staff at Nola's are friendly and helpful...to the point of recommending me a gorgeous cocktail called the Hurricane that really did go down a storm. The decor is full of vintage inspiration that creates a dreamy evening of times gone past, the only thing to note is that Nola is not too big so making a booking in advance is probably a good idea and after midnight they tend to close to the public so that only members can have access. As Nola became the perfect end to our lovely Chinese New Year celebration it really does deserve to be a London Hot-Spot and definitely should get a whopping 4 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ out of