At the Counter x Bailey’s & The Laughing Heart

This week on At the Counter…

Natalia was joined by 2 of the Bailey’s Treat Collective, a collaboration between Bailey’s and a team of inspiring food and drink experts. The group of tastemakers is led by highly acclaimed artisan baker, Lily Vanilli and comprises of mixologist Missy Flynn, chocolatier Lucie Bennett, ice cream supremo Sophia Brothers and leading barista Celeste Wong. Baileys is dialing-up the indulgence this December with the launch of Baileys Treat Stop, its first customisable bar menu where you can transform a range of sumptuous lattes, hot chocolates, exclusive cocktails and even a secret chocolate reindeer serve – all will be revealed. It’s the perfect way to ‘#TreatUp’ your Christmas.

Sophia and Celeste came on to tell us all about the Bailey’s Treat Stop happening in Covent Garden from 4th December to 17th December as well as their own backgrounds and projects. Be sure to check out Celeste on and Sophia is selling her delicious gelato at Broadway Market on the 16th and 17th or you can order online at

Next up was wine connoisseur Charlie Mellor who is the owner of Hackney Road’s wine bar/restaurant/shop, The Laughing Heart Charlie brought in a couple bottles of wine for us to taste on air – one perfect for Christmas dinner and the other, a potential addition to the Heart’s wine list. We also chatted about the divisive subject of natural wine, what your crazy Aunt Jane might drink at Christmas and more!

Plus Christmas tunes from Nat King Cole, Wham and Mariah Carey!