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LA'S BLIND BARBER

07.10.12

This weekend we're dreaming of Los Angeles. Not only for its year-round sunshine, but also because we fancy paying a visit to The Blind Barber, a speakeasy that was first opened in New York City two years ago. Founded with the aim of reviving the vibe of the "Roaring Twenties", the concept of The Blind Barber goes beyond cuts, shaves and cocktails within a barbershop and lounge, to all aspects of the modern gentleman.

Similar to the one in New York, Los Angeles' Blind Barber has two sides. The first is a full-service barber shop in the front, perfect for traditional haircuts and wet shaves. The second, is a speakeasy-style lounge that is hidden behind a door of coat pegs. Here you'll find cocktails and haute cuisine updates of classic dishes such as grilled cheese sandwiches.

In complete contrast to the busyness of New York's Blind Barber, L.A's version has a more laid-back vibe. With the California sun beaming in, the Blind Barber in the West Coast is the perfect place to go for a relaxed touch of grooming after work. Behind the disguised door however, is a completely different story...

Stepping into the dark and crowded lounge is like stepping back in time. Setting the scene for the Great Gatsby era, a wide range of cocktails are on offer here from the Sweeney Todd to the Smoke and Dagger. A complimentary beverage also comes with every service back in the barber shop, whether you're after a haircut or simply a beard trim.

Not heading to the City of Angels anytime soon? Fear not, we have a secret speakeasy of our very own nestled away in Shoreditch, London. It may not have a barber shop, but the entrance to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat is something pretty special. Hidden away in The Breakfast Club restaurant is a custom-made SMEG fridge door that opens up to a staircase that leads to the bar...

Find out how to get yourself on this secret guestlist here.