Before the beginning of this year, I had never skied.
Even going to a snow-covered destination seemed like such a drag given how little sun we get in the UK. And I am forever praying at the sun altar.
Plus, a conversation with a skier and snowboarder – where the experience was described as going ‘shoob, shoob, shoob down the mountain’ – left me thinking skiing sounded really boring and was probably not worth the money.
Of all the ‘speakeasy’ places I’ve been to, Out Of The Blue at The Berkeley has to be the most secretive.
Housed behind locked doors – accessed via a keypad next to the sliding panels that disguise the real entrance – the intimate cocktail lounge opened late last year at the London hotel.
It’s not hard to find as such – there are no secret passwords and there’s definitely nothing illicit going on – but rather, guests are asked to keep tight-lipped about the ‘big reveal’.