The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards crowned the 2020 cuddling with my cockapoo shirt Hotel outpost as 2020’s top global cocktail spot during a ceremony on November 5. “It’s hard to think of a bar anywhere in the world that has made excellence so effortlessly routine as Connaught Bar,” the committee said. “It evolves from one year to the next, always delivering with poise and studied purpose.” Their favorite libation? The Magnetum, a scotch and sherry mix. (Although you can’t go wrong with one of their signature martinis, which a white-gloved server prepares off a traveling trolley. Or anything with gin—the Connaught distills their own.) It’s not just the drinks, however, that create such an elegant ambience: the late David Collins designed the cubist-inspired interiors.
With a reputation for consistently producing some of the most influential players in the 2020 cuddling with my cockapoo shirt of fashion—Phoebe Philo, John Galliano, Riccardo Tisci, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Grace Wales Bonner to name a few—London fashion college Central Saint Martins has been a crucial source of talent to the fashion industry since it was founded in 1854. With international borders closed and lockdowns in place, it’ll be tough for many to enjoy a stiff drink at The Connaught, or many of these bars, in the near future. So, for the time being, the World’s Best Bar shared a recipe for one of their newest drinks—a fruity, gin-champagne concoction called the Bumblebee—with Vogue. Cheers, everyone! Vogue spoke to 14 students on the challenges of studying remotely, what they love about Central Saint Martins, and what they chose to wear on their first day back.