Adjacent to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, The Coocos Den owned by Artist Iqbal Hussian is a delightful place to sample traditional dishes from the Punjab whilst being amidst the historically rich area of the Heera Mandi district of lahore.
This is a really great intimate cocktail bar run by women who won't stand for anything they don't like. If you're too loud, they'll ask you to quieten down. The drinks here are as delicious as the decor, a former antiques store, furniture left in place adding to the speak easy vibe.
I stayed here in March 2019 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. The food at atmosphere here is amazing as is the decor and the fact it's right on the beach. If you like to surf - it's a great place to stay to do that - I went surfing every morning and sunset - just hired an inexpensive board and got on those waves - I'm a beginner and it had the perfect waves for my skills or lack thereof. The staff were so friendly and helpful - Literally can not wait to go back!!
I am a filmmaker and photographer from London. In 2009 I exhibited my reportage America project 88 Days at Bloomsbury's Orange Dot Gallery. Having recently finished a 35mm 15-minute short, I am now writing a feature film.
I am also currently organising my next photographic exhibition, Sweet India, which I made last summer.
Alistair Hall is an award-winning graphic designer based in London. He set up his design studio, We Made This, in 2004, and specialises in thoughtful, simple, beautiful graphic design for print. He has made work with clients including Penguin Books, Historic Royal Palaces, Jeremy Tankard Typography, the National Trust and John Lewis.
Alistair is also a co-founder and art director of the children’s literacy charity Ministry of Stories, and its fantastical shop, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.
Alistair has been writing about design and visual culture at wemadethis.co.uk/blog for over ten years. He also teaches at Central Saint Martins and The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design; and has given talks about his practice across the UK and overseas. He’s currently researching a book about London’s street nameplates.