24-28th May kicks off the British cultural summer calendar with thousands of the most perfect blooms you’ve ever seen – it is, of course, RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Honouring the event, outdoor bars are sprouting across the city and botanical-inspired dishes are blossoming everywhere you turn. Here are 11 places to head for your floral-fix if you’re more ‘knees-up’ than muddy knees and prefer the petals to be on your food.
If there’s one thing more patriotic than the Queen then it’s the men who dedicate their life to protecting her, day in and day out. With this in mind, there really isn’t a more British way to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday than by watching The Household Division’s Beating Retreat on the Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the birthday parade or as it’s also known the Trooping the Colour. We’re talking about the annual theatrical display of stirring music, precision drill, Napoleonic Association actors, horses, cannons, lights and fireworks coming together to showcase the best of Britain’s military music and […]
Back in January, we were sitting on a fairy lit terrace beneath the stars of Soho, armed with steaming glasses of hot gin cocktails. Our love of Sipsmith Gin has remained firm since their brief stint on the rooftop of The Ham Yard Hotel but, since then, unless you spot the swan bottle on a backbar or make your own G&Ts at home (and they’re never quite as good as when the pros do them) there was a distinct lack of Sipsmith in our lives. Until now. Partnering up with the swanky Met Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Sipsmith are […]
London is great for many reasons, you know that, we definitely know that, we don’t need to list them all. However, for now let’s just say one of the reasons we love London is, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have the time or money to get away you can still experience different cultures right on your door step- take for example The Mandeville and their fifth floor makeover which has come over all French Riviera on us. Haute couture fashion house, Christian Lacroix, (under the creative direction of Sacha Walckhoff) have been collaborating with Designers Guild since 2011 and […]
New? Hush isn’t new, having opened in 2000, but the Blades dining area only opened last month. Where? Lancashire Court, 8 Brook St, London W1S 1EY www.hush.co.uk On the menu: Blades is primarily all about steak, lobster and whiskey. A choice of three different cuts of meat are available, each available in two different breeds, Angus or USDA, and each with the option of being served alongside a half lobster. The Look: Walking into Blades it’s hard not to be impressed. The whole rooms is a dazzling white, with the table clothes, chairs, walls and even lamp shades various shades […]
Have you ever wished you lived in a pineapple under the sea? Are you aged 9 and under? If you answered yes to the above questions then we have some news that is about to blow your mind. Sky has launched a kids TV themed play and café experience where youngsters can enter the worlds of some of their favourite shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and Ben & Holly, all of which are available through the new Sky Kids app. The pop-up will give children the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts activities, play amongst famous scenes from the 3 […]
When it comes to picking out rising stars, we often look for those described as having “the triple threat”: all singing, all dancing and really rather beautiful. However, in recent years, in a bid to secure longevity, we have noticed that a lot of these stars have added another threat to their list: intelligence. Who says you can’t have it all. Yes, it would seem that increasingly celebrities are using their fortunes for good, taking on an Apprentice-like air and starting up some oddly successful businesses. With that in mind, we have put together a list of our favourite celebrity […]
Disclaimer: This post contains horse puns…so saddle up. As racing fans will already be aware The Investec Derby Festival and Royal Ascot are fast approaching so to celebrate restaurant Smith & Wollensky is hosting a special preview lunch before the mane event. It begins with a giddy (up) Perrier-Jouët Champagne and cocktail reception followed by a sumptuous 3-course lunch paired with fine wines. Dishes on the menu will include Smoked Duck & Cornichon Cones, USDA Prime Beef & Girolle Ravioli, Porcini Foam, and Rhubarb ‘n’ Custard. Guests will be joined by Hayley Turner, Bruce Millington, Tom Segal, Nick Smith (Director of Racing […]
New? Kensington and Soho have been getting dirty for a while now but the Dirty Late Nights have only recently launched – every Thursday, Friday and Saturday both venues have extended hours, meaning more time to eat, drink and be merry. Where? Dirty Bones Kensington and Soho www.dirty-bones.com On the Menu: Classic hip-hop tunes are certainly the order of the day; the soundtrack here is enough to rival the cocktails and classic American comfort food that grace the menu. You’ll find Dirty Bones signatures like the mac n cheese balls, The Mac Daddy Burger and chicken and waffles as well […]
Life is about balance like a cocktail in one hand and a…well another cocktail in the other hand. The Hoxton Shoreditch is taking advantage of the sunny summer months (perhaps don’t look outside to see though) with the launch of Belvedere Balance Bar located in their garden space. The pop-up will be home to a bar serving healthy new summer spritzes, alongside a series of wellness activities (Core Collective classes, foodie demos with Farmacy and Step Up confidence coaching) that anyone can sign up for, which also include a free cocktail…as we said it’s all about the balance. On Wednesday, […]
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