We moved away from party animals for the cover shot and moved on to tight swimming trunks. Taking things up a gear in a very weird year, 2020’s magazine is the most packed yet, featuring Jarvis Cocker on his legendary show in our restaurant, old friends of the hotel Laura Whitmore, Fatboy Slim, star hairdresser Lyndell Mansfield and Bushwhacka!, as well as with a new friend of the hotel, the wonderful Emily Malice.
There’s a wine fuelled chat with Irvine Welsh and Carl Barât, who’d come out for our Literary Festival, the stories of how they came to be at the hotel from resident DJ Camilo, long standing legendary bartender Emil and the world’s smallest drag queen, BabyJane. Plus there’s a great big feature on the brilliant Pikes Cocktail Book with photographer Kim Lightbody and some of her beautiful boozy shots.
Magazine Photography: Dan Wilton
Jarvis Cocker/Bushwhacka! Portraits: Elliot Young
Editor: Josh Josh Jones
Design & Art Direction: Big Active