Autumn is just a season of comfort really isn’t it? It’s not so cold that you don’t want to leave the house, the trees are glowing orange rather than being barren and spindly, you are excited about eating warming stews rather than force feeding yourself another mince pie. It’s just a nice, snug time. And tomorrow sees the opening of Des McDonald’s latest rooftop restaurant and bar at Selfridges, Forest Restaurant and Cabin Bar which is inspired by autumnal woodland and the best indulgent comfort food. Chris Dargavel will heading up the kitchen with the motto – foraging and foresting […]
In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated with face paint, marigolds and foodie offerings to passed loved ones, and in London… we have DJs, bands, debates, immersive theatre and a whole lotta great food. Of course such a fiesta is being put on by Wahaca which means that no dancer will go unfueled. Traditional style stalls will be serving Mexican market tacos, roasted elotes (grilled corn), smokey barbacoa (pulled pork) and perhaps our favourite hispanic dish of all… churros. At this post-Hallowe’en party you can enjoy live music from The Horrors and Crystal Fighters and the more authentic sounds […]
In a world where popularity is measured by views, likes, comments and shares, brands are now turning more and more to bloggers and YouTube stars, relying on their millions of followers as an instant outreach. This new generation of stars are relatable and positive role models with new social media talent agencies popping up to represent them. We have rounded up 12 of the most powerful vloggers, bloggers and instagrammers in fashion and beauty, lifestyle and food and fitness who have turned their passions and daily life into lucrative careers.
The Hakkasan Group has forever improved our weekends by announcing the launch of their Duck and Champagne lunch at HKK. Ducks – the underrated birds – have given us many things over the years from entertainment on country walks to influential characters (i.e. Scrooge McDuck) and now they’re serving another more delicious purpose. A whole menu will be dedicated to the Peking duck, created by Hakkasan and HKK’s Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee, with dishes like Duck and abalone supreme stock with egg fried rice showcasing the skill and expertise of the Chinese kitchen. If you want to go […]
In the past society would head to Bath to take the waters and in need of some respite ourselves we decided to head out of London to the heritage city. It’s just an hour and a half from Paddington and unlike the District Line which I easily spend just as much time on trying to get to East London, you have views of the west country and train coffee which actually isn’t too bad. Anyway we rolled up to Bath the beautiful, regency period city famed for Jane Austen, the Roman Baths and the architectural masterpieces that are the Royal […]
In the past society would head to Bath to take the waters and in need of some respite ourselves we decided to head out of London to the heritage city. It’s just an hour and a half from Paddington and unlike the District Line which I easily spend just as much time on trying to get to East London, you have views of the West Country. We rolled up to Bath the beautiful, regency period city famed for Jane Austen, the Roman Baths and the architectural masterpieces that are the Royal Crescent and the Circus and headed to our hotel. […]
It’s with very sad news that we have to tell you that Phileas Fogg’s auntie, actress Gertrude Fogg has passed away. Let’s all take a moment to reflect on what a great actress she was, albeit fictional. Now that we have shown our respect, let’s move on to some happier news, having returned from his worldly adventures, Phileas has discovered that he is the sole beneficiary of his aunt and has inherited her property on St Martin’s Lane. He was left a note that the downstairs of the building had to be turned into a tavern for Gertrude’s housekeeper, Fanny […]
Passing through the silent cobbled streets of Farringdon you turn the corner to find a cosy fairy-lit pub on one side and a wine bar on the other. The best surprise of all was stumbling upon Bourne & Hollingsworth with the huge painted front and enormous swaying Union Jack, confirmation that we had indeed been heading in the right direction. In honour of new executive chef, Adam Gray, and his new winter menu, a press dinner was held at a huge marble-topped table in the greenhouse area. Part jungle, part luxurious garden nursery, the greenhouse was the perfect area for […]
With their recent win against England being described as one of the finest hours in Welsh rugby, their World Cup campaign is still looking hopeful. Another historical moment at Twickenham was Sir Gareth Edwards’ try for the Barbarians against the All Blacks, back in 1973. Sophisticated American steakhouse Smith & Wollensky are holding a timely celebration for true Welsh rugby legend, Sir Gareth Edwards, with a 3-course lunch at their Strand restaurant on Tuesday 27th October. A hearty menu fit for any scrum-half consists of Ham Hock and Foie Gras Terrine, 14oz Sirloin Steak with triple cooked chips and a […]
The sinners over at The Royal Horseguards Hotel will surely be ruffling some feathers…and taste buds with the launch of their new set of cocktails wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. The naughty mixologists at the 5 star hotel have devised the new drinks as the seasons change with ingredients such as blackberries, cranberries and apples to give them an Autumnal feel. Representing Pride is Magic Rainbow, a mix of grenadine, luxardo, grapefruit juice, violet liquor and gin, ironically we have our eye on Greed, Black Beauty made of lemon, blackberries, sugar syrup, gin, cherry liquor and pineapple […]
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