With Peroni Ambra
Now it’s July, I’m in that slightly panicked state of mind since the Summer months are in full swing. I’m always conscious of how quickly time seems to pass now I’m seriously ‘adulting’ and instead of just freaking out on Twitter, I need to start organising stuff to do. Before you know it, it’ll be time to moan about my lack of double glazing again (always got to keep it real here).
The first thing on my list is organising catch-ups with friends. Luckily I’ve got a pretty decent circle that doesn’t take offence to my sporadic Whatsapp messages and prefers chats to clubs. Phew. One location I’ve managed to tick off recently is the Somerset House Terrace by Peroni Ambra. It’s a place I’ve always associated with LFW and exhibitions, but there’s so much more going on. The terrace is perfect for escaping London’s hustle and bustle with its sweeping views and now there’s a temporary taste of Italy until the end of September.
Dress – ASOS, Sunglasses – Le Specs
Photos by Joe Galvin
The pop-up is to celebrate the launch of the Peroni Ambra drink and it’s a great option if you’re not usually a beer drinker. It’s designed to be an aperitivo rather than your typical pint, combining Peroni Nastro Azzurro and chinotto, a rare citrus fruit that’s similar to an orange and grown in Liguria, North West Italy. The taste has a bit of a palette-cleansing quality due to the bitter taste and the presentation is also pretty special (it’s served over ice, in a bespoke glass with an orange twist).
I vaguely remember getting excited by the aperitivo concept whilst in Milan ages ago and used it as an excuse to load up on food rather than treating it as the pre-dinner metabolism booster it’s meant to be. Ooops. I’m not sure if I could ever fully transition to the Italian meal times (a 2pm lunch and 9pm dinner just isn’t going to happen) but the terrace is a great solution if you need to meet someone for post-work drinks, but need something to tide you over. Any excuse to have a platter filled with three different kinds of cheese…
This post is in collaboration with Peroni Ambra