Friday, 17 June 2011

Fulhamites do it better

Following the lovely Jack Rutter’s kind invitation to the launch party, a local get together which took place last Wednesday, I had to chuckle when he divulged the chosen venue. The Durell Arms on Fulham Road used to be a weekly haunt during my sixth form days at Latymer, subsequent to turning eighteen naturally. Many a night was spent playing pool with the boys and drinking too many glasses of house white wine until closing time. It was at this point that my best friend's mum would be waiting diligently outside in her car to collect us and politely ask if we had had a nice time, tactfully ignoring the stench of Marlborough Lights masked with cheap perfume.
Anyway times have changed we are older and hopefully a little wiser but The Durell Arms is still a great local pub and the perfect location to host a party hence Jess and I were thrilled to be invited. is a contemporary and slick website paying homage to everything local while continually providing all the latest news, offers and reviews that any resident could need. To celebrate the success and growth of the site Jack and Jonathan (of decided to host a party for the local businesses, residents and general enthusiasts to meet, mingle and wax lyrical about all things Fulham.
We were greeted on arrival with a glass of fizz and a large screen projecting the live twitter feed #frlaunch. This caused great excitement as we tweeted and twitpic’d to each other across the room whilst trying to decipher the faces behind the twitter profiles. The room soon filled to capacity and the party guests relaxed, enjoying the buzzy atmosphere and their Fulham themed cocktails. Once everyone had arrived and posted a few tweets Jack took to the mic to say a few genuine words regarding the importance of hyper local support and community (the same thing we are always harping on about!) which was lovely.
As the drinks flowed Jack and Jonathan deftly organized introductions which included an interesting man called Paul who owns Kettal on the New Kings Road, a lovely girl called Leila who manages the PR for Sophies Steakhouse and the West London Wine School. We were then treated to live music from local singer, Yusef, which enhanced the lively atmosphere and promoted the post work Wednesday night merriment amongst the party attendees and patrons of The Durell Arms.

Great venue, superb hosts, fun guests = Fulham does it better!

1 comment:

  1. You need to head to West London Wine School in SW6 - you'd love it!



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