Thursday, 5 September 2013

Nails and Cocktails, Hippodrome Casino : LOCAL LOVES

If you're lucky enough to work in the heart of London you qualify for the brilliant WOW Card - it's a privilege scheme that gives us little hard workers discounts and deals in local shops, restaurants, theatres etc. Now, up until recently I've only really been abusing the 25% off food at Busaba deal but I finally got round to doing something non food related!

The Hippodrome Casino on Leicester Square has teamed up with the WOW scheme to offer free manicures and 2 for 1 cocktails on Wednesday and Friday evenings 6-8pm for the foreseeable future. Details of the 'Spa in the Bar' can be found here. So, having spotted this, the girls and I promptly booked ourselves for an evening of after work indulgence.

You can't see them very well but my rings are from the lovely Monica Vinader - she makes fantastic stacking rings and beautiful fiji bracelets.
Bellinis - a girl's best friend

This was my first trip ever to a casino and it was exactly how I expected it to be - so much glitz! The floor of the bar is made out of shiny pennies and the bottles of spirits lining the walls sparkled just as much. The waiters and waitresses were impeccably turned out and the service is fantastic.

The manicure was fairly basic, more of a colour change than anything, but it was such a lovely little treat - especially as we got to hear about the beautician working on Labrinth's latest music video!

The cocktails on offer were scrumptious and included an Adam's Apple, a Strawberry Swizzler, Mojitos and of course, the Classic Bellini, which I believe is one of your five a day?

It was a great evening all round so the recommendations from this Londoner are:

- Get a WOW card! Just ask your office administrator to get in touch via their website and they'll send enough for you and you colleagues. It's free!

- Go to the Hippodrome Casino when you're determined to be part of the Straight Through Crew - it's open 24hours and the time just slips away. You'll come out blinking in the sunshine ready for the first tube home!