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Spritzers, Maje & Katens

The Cocktail of the Week for Episode: 69: Catching Up With the Crazies is Cucumber and Elder Flower Spritz, Courtesy of


1 cucumber, ends trimmed

½ bottle white wine

200ml elderflower cordial

few mint sprigs, leaves picked

2 x bottles soda water , chilled



Chop the cucumber into a few chunks, then put in a blender or food processor with the wine and elderflower cordial. Whizz until well blended, then pour through a sieve set over a large bowl or jug. Tip the contents of the sieve back into the machine, whizz again until pulpy, and then sieve again into the liquid already collected. Add 1-2 tbsp of the cucumber pulp from the sieve into the liquid and discard the rest. Chill until ready to serve.


To serve, fill glasses with a few ice cubes and some mint leaves. Pour in enough cucumber base to come halfway up the glass, then top up with soda water. Photo Courtesy:


Tiffany's BB select is Maje, the name chosen by its founder, Judith Milgrom, and it is a combination of the initials of the first names of her loved ones. In 1998, Judith decided to create clothing for active women. At the time, no products were offered that fell between luxury and the mass market.

The company achieved rapid success, and Judith decided to open her first shop on rue du Four in Paris. Eight years later, Maje has more than 150 shops in France and abroad.

The Maje style sketches a subtle difference between modernity and quirkiness, with authentic pieces and sharp details. The Maje spirit is resolutely feminine, understated, glamorous and bold.

While Judith asserts herself in her current, highly identifiable creations, her commitment exceeds the boundaries of fashion. Touched by the determination of Professor Leca and the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque association, Judith wants to support this fight. This association raises funds to help children with heart defects. Accompanied by many artists like Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Inès de la Fressange, Vanessa Paradis and others, Maje has enabled Professor Leca's Association to operate on and save more than 15 children. Maje also makes its mark musically by partnering with ELLE EN SCENE, a live tour of chic and trendy concerts in line with the rock-folk image of the brand.

In November 2011, Maje crossed the Atlantic to set up shop in New York where the brand opened two stores and three corners.

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Kastens Luisenhof

This hotel is Mia's Bougie Bible fav this week. She and Dr. Boom have been staying there for over 10 years when they visit friends and family in Northern Germany. The property offers exclusive accommodations in Hanover City – Rooms, Suites, and Long Stay Apartments. You can stay at the only 5-star hotel in Lower Saxony’s capital city, Hanover, Germany. 149 rooms in 4 categories, suites and long stay apartments. At Kastens Hotel Luisenhof there is something to suit everyone. Extraordinary choices: four room types (standard, superior, deluxe, executive), spacious junior suites, exquisitely designed suites and brand new long-stay apartments. There is always a lively and pleasant atmosphere here, regardless if there is a trade show or not! National and international, polite, sophisticated and well-known guests comfortably sit here together for a drink. The inviting ambience of our lobby with an integrated bar encourages lingering.

Favourite Highlights

Accomadations: Leibniz Suite

Private Dinner Parties: The Wine Cellar


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