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Best of British at Bluebird

Celebrate the Best of British (fashion) where it all began on London’s King’s Road. To coincide with London Fashion Week, The Shop at Bluebird is launching an exhibition showcasing seminal images of pivotal moments in British fashion history dating back over 50 years. The images have been hand-picked by fashion magazine O: By Tank and many centre around the King’s Road locale including the opening of Mary Quant’s boutique Bazaar in 1955; Ossie Clark’s show at Chelsea Town Hall and the day in 1977 when Vivienne Westwood’s SEX boutique at World’s End was renamed Seditionaries marking a new era for […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hampers, with love, Kensington Place

Are you staying in this V Day? Well, here's a thought … would you rather not do the cooking yourself? Kensington Place – the revered 24 year-old D&D London restaurant situated on Kensington Church Street – have put together some delicious hampers to relieve you of all kitchen duties on the special day of the 14th. Inside? Find a whole cooked lobster, dressed crab, smoked salmon.. and many more things. More importantly, however, there's a bottle of Prosecco in tow and a chocolate sharing pot. If you opt for the Prosecco hamper, the foodie gift will set you back £49.50, […]

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Pop with Passion

Are you getting bored being told what to do this V Day? Well, there's just at least one more that needs to be mentioned – trust us. In their Soho flagship, Bubbleology are offering a buy-one-get-one-complimentary large Passion Fruit Bubble Tea to all ‘passion-less’ couples. Bubble Tea, is of course, the fruit-infused-tea-based soft drink that is now all the rage ….. Made from addictive Tapioca pearls (which taste a little like sweet gummy bears and contain no fat whatsoever), we're quite sure an oversized transparent glass of fruity tea will be the perfect addition to your V Day…. The teas […]

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Bissé‘s BAFTA Bubble at The Sanderson

Although many actors might nominate its Red Carpet Facials for the Special Effects category, Natura Bissé is not in line for a BAFTA itself – however, in the run up to Sunday’s ceremony, it’s hosting an exclusive BAFTA suite at The Sanderson Hotel’s Agua Spa to beautify attending celebs and VIPs. Bissé’s Diamond Iced Crystal Facial will be performed from the 99.995% pure air confines of a unique Natura Bissé BUBBLE which serves to maximise the effects of the treatment – not to mention a range of auxiliary actions from hastening physical recovery to improving concentration. Tennis ace Rafael Nadal […]

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Gillray’s Steakhouse

Come March, steak fans will be in their element with the launch of quintessentially English dining experience Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar set in London’s 100 year old County Hall, celebrating the best of British – from interior design to each cut of beef – and boasting outstanding views of Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament. Namesake, James Gillray, was a famed 18th-century caricaturist and the association reflects the political history of the County Hall’s past alongside the style and humour of the English personality.  His work punctuates the menu and will also be exhibited on the walls. Gillray’s Steakhouse […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Massimo and the Bread Campaign

After the strict discipline we put ourselves through in January, wouldn't you agree, February is a time for leniency. Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar, in central London, are helping get this message across – and thank heavens they are, too. Throughout this short month, Massimo Ricciolo, the restaurant’s chef patron, will be offering a complimentary ‘take-away’ fresh bread loaf to each lunchtime visitor. This generous move will also highlight the on-going Bread Campaign which Massimo is promoting. Last month, the chef focused in on Pasta and its wonders … but in February, Massimo is shining a spotlight on bread. This […]

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Yet more love in the air

If you enjoyed Part 1, there's a WHOLE lot more where that came from. And if you're single please don't stop reading as we'd never leave you out… Lashings of Lust That’s what you can expect from a V Day dinner at St Martin’s Lane’s Asia de Cuba. The restaurant will be serving complimentary aphrodisiac aperitifs to all diners – guaranteed to start the night as you mean it to end. And before you head off, there’s a special dessert of chocolate and strawberry mousse coated in dark chocolate presented alongside a sugar basket of strawberries with rosewater mist (just in case […]

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Meursault

Just as Elizabeth Olsen is giving big sisters Mary Kate and Ashley a run for their money with her new movie star status in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Meursault, younger cooler sibling to Kensington’s l’etranger restaurant is opening its doors later this month. In case you’re not down with Albert Camus, Meursault was the main character in L’etranger from which the original restaurant takes its name but forget Existentialist angst, it’s all about sharing platters, molecular cocktails and desserts – 40 of them – from macaroons (violet, salted caramel and Coca-Cola to name but a few) to ice cream in […]

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Bella Howard & Lana del Rey at St Martin’s Lane

It’s all about the music right now at St Martin’s Lane hotel with The Front Room’s new pop-up exhibition, Love Buzz, from London photographer Bella Howard. Presented as collage, it’s a vibrant mash-up of the fanzines she started making in her teens interspersed with candid yet stylised shots from popstars to models being effortlessly beautiful at an ultra-hip line-up of parties, festivals and road trips – Corinne Day in glorious technicolour. And ‘that’ NME cover of Marmite pop sensation Lana del Rey – yup that was a Bella special too – believe it or not, originally shot for a style […]

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Tea at Bluebird

Not content with a restaurant, café, cookshop, wine cellar and boutique fashion house, King's Road favourite, Bluebird Chelsea  has just started doing Afternoon Tea in its main bar. We’re talking all the traditional trimmings including fresh fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, an assortment of finger sandwiches with fillings of egg mayonnaise and cress, smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese plus a delicious array of  fresh cakes created by new Pastry Chef, Pascal Vandeputte (The Wolseley, Bob Bob Ricard, and The Ritz) who joined the gang at the end of last year. From £18.50pp or £25.50 with a restorative […]

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