Budapest: Two Routes to Free Booze

Photograph by sgoralnick
Photograph by sgoralnick

If political intrigue, embassy cocktail parties, and the world of fashion do it for you, Budapest has been delivering the goods of late.

We’re talking, first off, about the Budapest Discussions, a series of expert talks sponsored by the British Embassy in Budapest in collaboration with the Dutch and Swedish Embassies and the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The most recent lively (no, really) meeting open to the public covered agriculture and rural development in the European Union, and was followed by a reception with free food and drink. Once we got through the formality of British security, we found the Embassy itself to be quite breathtaking. Naturally, we did it up.

Next up: proof that being on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the finer things in life. Top luxury women’s designer fashion group Escada, opens its flagship Budapest store to the public tomorrow, March 28, 2007, at Dorottya ul. 3. Tomorrow evening’s event includes a cocktail reception and fashion show. Be sure to get there early to nab a free gift bag.

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