I have just returned from an indulgent vegan-friendly, jazzy-vibe, alcohol-free, stripper-free stag do. My brothers set up a semi-surprise priceless night out.
Just 48 hours earlier, Kavit asked me if I’d like to have a stag do on Friday night. I said no thanks. The wedding’s minimalist and low-key, and I didn’t really feel like having a stag do which involved getting drunk and ogling nude women. Turns out he convinced me to have one, with a twist. Kavit and Sawan took care of everything.
I’ve been following a vegan diet since April (over 8 months now), so they made arrangements to have dinner at one of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in Britain. The customer service was excellent, and everyone was really impressed with the food. The next time you’re in London, make a special effort to visit Mildreds in Soho. Although they have a no booking policy (other than for the private dining room), and they’re always busy, it’s well worth arriving early and waiting to be seated.
Following an intention to be more alert and aware of my surroundings and take considered action, I have been keeping away from consuming alcohol for the last couple of months. I decided to drink no beer, wine or spirits all evening, which everyone around me kindly supported (following a little stubborn-ness from from my side).
Stripper-free… but I’m up for some jazz
There’s a certain level of respect I have for women and see no reason to spend part of my pre-marriage time pleasing my visual senses and igniting my passions at the sight of luscious curves on a stranger’s body.
Instead I diverted my sensual pleasures to that of vibrant jazz music. The boys had made reservations at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, one of the UK’s foremost jazz venues. Not only that, but they had unknowingly booked seats at the venue for the multi-award-winning trombonist Dennis Rollins – someone who bassist Darren Taylor of Jazzreloaded has highly recommended over the last few years.
The perfect stag night
So it turns out that I had manifested the perfect stag-night: vegan-friendly, alcohol-free (for me at least), immersed in jazz music which I love, and not a single stripper or hooker in sight (even though we were in the heart of Soho)!
At the drop of a hat, my dear brothers and friends who could make it decided that they will be there. Sawan, Kavit, Sagar, Deep, Amit & Ash – blessings to each of you for making the night so special.