DIARY: EVENING OUT WITH ... NICKELODEON - Jonah Bloom’s a wallflower on the birds’ big night out

7pm Trader Vic’s

7pm Trader Vic’s

After three cocktails, head of sales Steve Warwick has told us why he’s

called ’spanky’, sales assistant Karen Witt has offered 20-year-old

sales executive Neil Bolton a bed for the night and Bolton has started

whispering sweet nothings to a wooden parrot adorning his second


8.30pm Soho House

We are quickly asked to leave. Perhaps it was the editor drooling over

Kylie Minogue? (Well, it’s better than drooling under her.)

9pm Teatro

Our stay here also threatens to be short. Staff object to the blokes

using the women’s toilets. Also to sales manager Bobbi Brown encouraging

us all to do handstands against pristine walls. ’But we took our shoes

off,’ protests Brown, while the maitre d’ fumes. Warwick adds:

’Customers are always right, even when they’re doing handstands.’

1.30pm Boardwalk

Brown insists on taking off her shoes and socks and dancing in the

fountain (full of broken beer bottles) until her feet are sliced to


2pm Corkers

Ah yes, pounds 30 for a glass of Bucks Fizz, how reasonable. Editor legs

it, leaving Bolton with a classy lady called Rita - looks like the

parrot is dumped.


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