File under 'very select'! Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese is opening a pop-up speakeasy in the Pigalle Club in Piccadilly at the end of November in association with Cointreau Prive. To gain access you need to be a member of the Cointreau community (see link below) and then request to attend.
""I opened a similar private bar in Paris last year," she told us. "It was with a collaboration with Cointreau Privé, and I really wanted to bring the same concept to London and then eventually to LA. It's going to be every elegant, like my own home, and have a great retro style. There's nothing like this in London, I'm hoping that having a drink in my bar will be an unforgettable experience."
Inside Von Teese's Paris bar, which carries a similar decor to the London venue
The bar, open for a three-week period, will be decorated using Von Teese's personal items, including costumes covered in Swarovski crystals. Drinks will come in the form of expertly-made cocktails, crafted by professional mixologists.
"It'll be glamorous and sexy. I hope people will have a great night out there," she said. "My favourite bars are the Fumoir in Claridge's and Le Bar Hemingway at The Ritz in Paris. Bars should have a luxurious feel to them, they should be cosy with a story behind them - a little bit of history. I hope my bar will be as special.""
When - 29th November - 20th December
Where - The Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, W1J 9HN
Link 1 - Cointreau Prive
Link 2 - Article