The week in pictures

And speaking of Halloween, on Thursday nigh db spent the night in Stoke Newington at the launch of Doña; the latest mezcal bar to crop up in London. db Wild Card brewer and The Wine Show presenter Jaega Wise enjoying a cocktail amongst a crowd of bright young things.

Doña might not be London’s first bar dedicated to agave spirits, but it is one of the first led exclusively by women.

Put together by friends Thea Cumming – founder of Dangerous Don mezcal – and Lucie Massey, the brains behind Cuppa Gumbo and Slap Ya Papa, Doña is a bar oozing with femininity. Massey told db that having more bars and businesses in the drinks industry led by women makes them a safer space for all.

“A work or nightlife environment’s culture tends to come from the top down”, she said, “and we’re proud to create a space that’s inclusive.”

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