I visited Chelsea last year and loved the vibe, plus my teenage daughter and my sister are devoted Made in Chelsea fans, so the inspiration came from those things really, but I'm not a MiC addict so the connections are quite loose. I am a Bournemouth girl at heart, and although I don't surf or skateboard like Sofia in Cocktails in Chelsea, I do love the beach, was a bit of a tomboy when I was younger and adored Tom Cruise in Cocktail.
Who didn't? With him in mind, if you could have one cocktail from a gorgeous man at a bar, what would it be (for the drink, or the name!)
I'd firstly point out I have a lovely boyfriend :) but would always gladly accept a Mojito or a Margarita. I love the refreshing drink-ability of Mojitos with that lovely minty Cuban kick, but also like Golden Margarita's (where golden Tequila and Cointreau are used).
Again, now you've put the lovely Tom in my mind, is there a man we might recognise who you pictured as Nathan?
Nathan was originally inspired by the actor Andrew Garfield (from the new Spiderman films) but is much taller, and broader, and looks older... I saw Andrew on the Graham Norton show, and thought he was adorable; charismatic but a bit geeky at the same time. Nathan grew from there.
Mix one ambitious barman who has a serious dislike for Chelsea princesses, with one tomboy who might just have pretended to be something she isn't, add one impulsive kiss and a late night rescue, shake and serve over ice...
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Nathan Black is on a mission to prove himself. His family may be upper class and his cousin Matt might be a famous music producer, but he’s going to make it on his own. So as soon as he has enough money set aside, he’s quitting his bar-tending job on the King’s Road and opening up his own cocktail bar. He hasn’t got time for love, and definitely not with the spoilt Chelsea Princesses who flirt with him shamelessly every night. But is there something a bit different about the pretty blonde who’s just walked in?
Bournemouth girl Sofia Gold is reluctantly visiting old childhood friends in London for Easter weekend. Keenly aware she’s not part of their glamorous world, she’s more comfortable riding a surfboard than wearing designer dresses and towering heels… although she’s always had a soft spot for cocktails.
It’s never really bothered Sofia that she’s ‘one of the boys,’ and that her romantic experiences have been amazingly unspectacular, so when she meets gorgeous Nathan, why does she find herself faking an accent and pretending to be a London socialite? It can’t be anything to do with impressing him, can it? After all, she’s only in the capital for a few days…
But one impulsive kiss later, they both find themselves wishing for things they didn’t know they wanted.
Spring in Chelsea – will love blossom?
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Thanks for that, Nikki, and best of luck.