So apparently it’s National Margarita Day today, which means I cannot let this Friday end without a post on Chelsea’s very own tequila bar, Tonteria.

TonteriaLocated in a basement on Sloane Square, Tonteria is a must-go for all tequila fans. My first visit was with a tequila aficionado from Mexico, so she knew exactly what she was looking for. I, on the other hand, am not such an expert on tequila brands but having tried a fair amount of margaritas around the world in my time I consider my tastebuds well-trained. 😉

TonteriaThe tequila menu at Tonteria is long; I hadn’t realised there was so much to tequila. But in the end, my friend and I decided on her favourite tipple, Don Julio, which we didn’t knock back as a shot. Instead we sipped the tequila as if we were savouring a fine whiskey; that’s how it’s done in Mexico.

Tequila at TonteriaThe margarita menu also spoils you for choice and I can wholeheartedly recommend trying something from it. The margaritas we tried had the right balance of flavours and bite.

Margarita at TonteriaA railway track also runs around the ceiling of the bar, delivering tequila shots to tables of which there are a few. But there aren’t so many tables that you could just walk in and nab one, unless it’s obviously a quiet night. So I would recommend booking a table, especially if you want to grab a seat and try Tonteria’s food menu. After around 10pm, the bar/restaurant turns into club when the tequila vibe takes on a whole other meaning, the Sloane Square way.

Happy National Margarita Day! *clink!*

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The last couple of weeks have been huge for various reasons and I hope to share them in time. But this has also meant that a Don’t Miss in December 2012 post is missing from my blog, which I guess isn’t such a bad thing. With so much going on this month, I’ll be able to write more focused posts with plenty more tips than my usual top five.

So first up, New Year’s Eve. Being one of the biggest parties of the year, New Year’s Eve needs serious consideration of course. So here is a list of what’s going on in the Royal Borough, which I’ll be adding to over the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you have any party tips for the area, feel free to leave them in the comment box below.

Have fun picking your NYE venue!

86 are going to be turning their venue into a circus! *scroll down for latest update*

See website for further details

See website for further details

 See website for further details

UPDATE:

Sand's End New Year's Eve

The Sands End are cooking a pig and with feasting tables. Three-courses at £45 per head, the pub will be open until 2am, and they only have one more table available for 9 people. Call up now if you don’t want to miss out! (020 7731 7823)

The Hollywood Arms New Year's Eve

Dukebox New Year's Eve

We’re in the midst of Movember and most men’s upper lip grooming must be at an impressive stage by now.

But if you’d rather not step out donning a sculptured moustache to impress the boss with, something us Chelsea Girls obviously don’t have any inkling in doing, there is also a delicious way to contribute to the Movember spirit.

The Botanist has introduced the Handlebar Hero cocktail, which will be on offer until 30th November 2012. Its ingredients include Hendrick’s Gin that is shaken with Galia melon, fresh mint and lemon juice, and is topped off with a handlebar Mo shape specially created from pomegranate powder.

The cocktail costs £8.50 of which 50p will be donated to help raise money to support vital research into men’s health and specifically prostate cancer.

As you might have known from my previous cocktail post, I am now getting into the swing of matching fashion outfits to the featured cocktail of the week. After all, it is also about looking the part.

So if you are going to head to Sloane Square to enjoy the Handlebar Hero, here is a suggestion of what you can wear.

Happy sipping! *CLINK* xox

1. Miu Miu Goat Hair Stole from Net a Porter

2. Current/Elliott Crimson Ankle Skinny Jean from Donna Ida

3. Moustache Necklace from Not On The High Street

4. Prey Vest from All Saints

5. Sinner Boots from Kurt Geiger (These are currently on Sale!)

Trying the new bar menu and cocktails at The Botanist. (Click on the photo for my review)

Dessert at The Orange pub on Pimlico Road. The best kind!

Boris Bikes off Pimlico Road. I tried them for the first time this week – a couple of times – and am a big fan now!

Private view of Bob Willoughby: The Silver Age of Hollywood, Proud Chelsea exhibition.

Checking out Sloane Square’s newest bar, Tonteria! I love it!

The Society Club is probably my favourite bookshop in London now. Wonder why. 😉

Happy hour lychee martini at La Brasserie.

Afternoon Tea at The Kensington Hotel.

Dashing across King’s Road in a cab late last night.

The reason why this is my favourite time of year in Chelsea. Just waiting for the lights to go on across the road on Sloane Square now. Can’t wait!

What were the highlights of your week? What did you get up to this weekend? x

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