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B – Soho Skinny Pizzas

So today is not just any Monday, it is Blue Monday – apparently the most depressing day of the year and it would just have to fall in January, the most depressing month of the year.  But you know what is sure to cheer you up? Pizza, of course! Especially from the pizza connoisseurs B-Soho, who have just created a new range of skinny pizzas. With a few tweaks here and there to their pizza dough and delicious fresh and low fat toppings, they have created pizzas which are the perfect pick me up without you having to break the […]

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Soft Paris Party at Shimmy

Valentine’s Day – it might seem a while away yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start brushing up on our seduction techniques – single or not! Which is exactly what guests did this week at Bayswater club Shimmy, at the Soft Paris party! Shimmy, whose website tells you to ‘leave your inhibitions at the door’ invited guests into their wonderland-esque themed club to sample their new  'French Letter' aphrodisiac cocktail – (which includes cherry marnier and Champagne and a special drop of goat’s plum ), indulge in pink cupcakes and most importantly learn the art of seduction. French company, […]

Openings & Launches

Burns Night

Now for a quick history lesson; regarded as Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns – or Rabbie as he was known, only lived until he was 37 but in that time his literary accomplishments were great. His poems portrayed his love of Scotland, the beauty of his birthplace Ayrhsire, and his appreciation of haggis. So it is not surprising that when his friends started to celebrate the anniversary of his death on the 25th January, haggis took centre stage.  200 years later and come Burns Night, you are sure to find a veritable Scottish feast near you. From whisky cocktails, to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bumpkin launches super healthy menu

Detoxing and eating the right kinds of food can be a depressing thought when the weather is this miserable and it is dark before you leave for work. But what about if the food was already made for you, and it was being served in one of your favourite South Kensington restaurants? Suddenly seems much easier doesn’t it? Good thing then that is exactly what Bumpkin is doing. Their new super healthy menu has been created by Julie Montagu – Julie Montagu, the Flexi Foodie: Yogini, Health Coach and Wellness Warrior. She is a firm believer that what you eat […]

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Openings & Launches

Canvas

Today chef Michael Riemenschneider opens CANVAS by Michael Riemenschneider (The Abbey in Penzance), London’s first ‘create your own’ tasting menu restaurant. Spearheading the evolution of the tasting menu, the Swiss chef promises to merge ‘creativity, efficiency and technology to modernise fine-dining and incite a more immersive dining experience’. Guests at the tiny 20-seater venue, will be invited to construct their own tasting menu – a minimum of three courses up to 9 courses at lunch, or 15 courses at dinner – from a selection of 16 dishes. They can build their menu as they see fit – choosing as many […]

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Maria Grachvogel Fashion Show at Morton’s

In the run up to London Fashion Week, Morton’s are celebrating the work of innovative, British designer Maria Grachvogel with a captivating catwalk show showcasing her work from the past two decades.   On Wednesday 5th February, Maria will spend the evening talking through her archive of iconic pieces and prints as well as her favourite garments from the last twenty years as well as alluding to what will be shown during London Fashion Week. After the three course dinner, Maria will host a trunk show, where she would be delighted to meet guests. For more information and to attend […]

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Orrery Winter Retreat

High above Marylebone High Street, away from the hustle and bustle below is Orrery’s hidden terrace and this year it has been given a bit of makeover to turn it into a snug winter retreat; with toasty heaters,  cosy blankets and the twinkle of lanterns. They’ve added a delicious selection of ‘Winter Warmers’ to their drinks list such as Warm Old Fashioned with Woodford Reserve, angoustura bitters, orange and maraschino cherry; Apple Pie with Dupont vsop, apple juice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, buttered rum, orange and sugar; and Minty, a blend of fresh mint tea, honey, ginger and lemon. And […]

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Culture

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sequel

After the success of the British comedy film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2012, the sequel has begun filming in India. The film was based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach and tell the tale of a group of young pensioners who move to a retirement home in India. The original star studded cast have returned including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith and Celia Imrie. Newcomers to the sequel to look out for are Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig. The second installment follows Sonny’s dreams (played by Dev Patel) of purchasing […]

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Openings & Launches

Misschu

Having opened amidst the pre-Christmas madness at the end of last year, you might have missed misschu’s Whitechapel debut but with further expansion into the City planned over the next 12 months, it’s certainly one to watch. Hailing from Australia where it is one of the continent’s most popular boutique fast food brands, it was founded in 2007 by Nahji Chu, known to the Aussies as ‘Queen of Rice Paper Rolls'. Born in Luang Prahbang, Laos in 1970, Chu and her family escaped the Pathet Laos Regime in 1975 and were amongst the first Vietnamese/Laotian refugees to settle in Australia. […]

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Russian Old New Year at Morton’s

Just because New Year is over and we are now in dreary January, it doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate, which is exactly what Morton’s is doing as they throw a party to celebrate the Russian Old New Year on Monday 13th January and it isn’t too late to get tickets! Head Chef, Yvonnick Lalle has created an epicurean feast, a sumptuous five course feast, which naturally finishes with a chilled shot of vodka and is followed by traditional Cossack dancing! Places are limited so if you want to go to this wonderful event then make sure you get in […]

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