Rum’s time to shine: why rum will step into the spotlight in 2018.

EV’s Ella Cunningham tells us why rum is the next big thing! For those in the know when it comes to rum, its wide range of flavours and types, ability to mix with numerous other drinks, and rich cultural history all add up to make a wonderful drink that you can come back to again and again. However, it seems rum’s difficulty lies with attracting new drinkers. With the revelation that rum sales are set to exceed £1bln in the UK in 2018, it’s clear that interest is finally on the rise, but one question must be asked: why has

Looking into the Crystal Glass… Whisky Predictions for 2018!

As whisky industries change and evolve, sometimes it seems hard to keep up with your favourite distiller. From new releases to new branding, new methods of distilling and new distilleries cropping up all over the UK, it’s an exciting but hectic time for whisky lovers everywhere. As we enter 2018, #TeamEV’s Ella has made some predictions as to what will become popular amongst distilleries and whisky-lovers alike, and what you can expect from your favourite drams in the New Year. All aboard the Bourbon Bandwagon… When you think of whisky, you might think of swirling a crystal glass by the fire,

Nicole Loves…The Hairstyles You are About to See Everywhere!

New year, New ‘do; forget the champagne, the best way to ring in the new year is with a fresh hairstyle. The coming months will inevitably bring new color, cut, and styles so it’s time to say goodbye to the lob – however much it hurts, see ya’ to super-sleek middle parts, and adios to platinum buzz cuts and make room for whole new fleet of selfie-worthy looks. To help you stay ahead of the curve, #TeamEV’s Nicole has hand-pick the looks that are guaranteed to infiltrate your Instagram feeds in a few months. Un-lock-ing 70’s style If ever there

EV LOVES… Secret Santa

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… here at EAST VILLAGE. HQ we’ve been celebrating with everything from decorating the office, to listening to music through our bluetooth speaker christmas tree (extra, we know…) to shopping for secret santa presents! As we all know each other (almost too) well, luckily everyone was over the moon with their gifts! Keep reading to see what everyone received…       How did your secret Santa go? Let us know @eastvillagepr!        

ELLA REVIEWS… Jane the Virgin

  If you love whirlwind romances, unprecedented drama, kick-ass leading ladies, emotional rollercoasters, and nail-biting cliff-hangers as much as #TeamEV does, then do we have a recommendation for you… Jane Gloriana Villanueva was first introduced to us back in 2014, the role that launched actress Gina Rodriguez into the role of America’s sweetheart. With an omnipresent ‘Latin Lover’ narrator setting the scene, we were introduced to Jane’s sometimes too close-knit family: her abuela, Alba, and her mother, Xiomara. The drama kicks off from the very first episode, as Jane, who has promised her abuela to save her virginity until marriage,

EMMA REVIEWS… Umberto Giannini’s ‘Beautiful Breakfast.’

On Friday 15th December, #TeamEV were invited to spend the morning at Umberto Giannini’s hair salon situated on Newhall Street in the city centre for their Beautiful Breakfast. It was a fabulous morning, with bucks fizz and orange juice offered on arrival, and a lovely welcome from the Umberto Giannini hair team! Upon arrival, we received a complimentary drink and a walk through of the hair salon, to where we were then taken to the back of the salon and offered some amazing food provided by Purnell’s bistro. Below is an image showing some of the delicious canapes we tried,