Thursday, October 3, 2019

Gin


I noticed on my walk to work yesterday that the Lillie Langtry pub has undergone a bit of a makeover. In addition to its fancy new sign, which I mentioned several months ago, it's been repainted and the interior has been modernized. No more skanky orange carpet! Now it has stylish wood floors.

It's still in a Brutalist tower block -- can't overcome the architecture, I suppose -- but things have definitely improved since March 2018.


I'm reminded of that scene in "Auntie Mame" when the mother of the "Aryan from Darien" asks Mame if she likes gin. "Oh, I adore it!" Mame exclaims. The other woman responds: "After dinner, we'll get out the cards and play," and Mame's face falls dramatically.

10 comments:

e said...

I wonder if the gin has improved along with the floors?

John Going Gently said...

It is the type of pub I will never enter....ever

Jennifer said...

Ha! Coincidentally I've been rereading Auntie Mame this week!

37paddington said...

Curious to see the new interior. I like your self portrait with gin wisdom.

ellen abbott said...

I don't care for gin all that much, vodka for me.

Edna B said...

I don't know about the interior of the pub but the outside certainly is interesting. Don't think I've ever seen a pub with an exterior like this. You have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

robin andrea said...

That Auntie Mame gin scene made me laugh out loud. Thank you for that!

Sharon said...

The place is looking all spiffed up! I love a good G & T every now and then. Auntie Mame and I have that in common.

jenny_o said...

LOL at that Auntie Mame scene!

Catalyst said...

The Lillie looks inviting. And that's a great Auntie Mame story!