Jess 'The Morganiser' Morgan gets sh*t done.
I'd sit at the bar and be that guy chatting to the bartenders whilst Jess would be running the floor. Managing the floor team, welcoming guests & ensuring every customer in the bar was happy - there was usually rather a lot of them.
But beyond writing lists & carrying around her trusty clipboard, Jess has an eye for creating. Making things & adding little touches that make the difference. Remember those tile coasters from Primavera? Yep, idea to production - all Jess.
Firstly, naming something is really quite hard. It feels painstaking and there's so many 'oh, errrrm, maybe?' moments. Not quite. Doesn't feel right. And it's super easy to get hung up on. I remember the days & weeks Jess and I spent discussing & texting random words to each other in the hope of the 'that's it' moment. Our name is something we've been asked about quite a few times and I thought now would be a good time to address it. And also to share some names that didn't quite make it too, 'cause that's always a laugh. One Day. That...
We chatted to Leon about his love of good clear ice and how to approach having a proper night of cocktails at home.
"For me, it's about treating cocktail time the same as a nice dinner. It's about the sense of occasion, and I believe you can make an occasion happen yourself at home."
"With the Bauhaus bar we had the time to go so deep into details and to find so many touches to bring the concept to life - one of my favourites would have to be the tables that can fold up and attach to the walls if we want to create standing or dancing room. Making everything multi functional enables us to play with the space and our guest’s experience."
Danny chats to us about how a curated space can make or break a drinking experience.
"This may sound ridiculous but one thing I think can elevate the experience of drinking at home is having good ice, and chilled, correctly sized glassware, or both preferably. We’ve all been in a situation where you’ve had an amazing drink in a bar, you then try to recreate it at home, but something just isn't quite right... Why?"