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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

A Gin Martini Townhouse Filled With Pygmy Goats Is Coming, We Kid You Not!

Things are getting weirder by the day here in London. From restaurants where cats can lap at milk whilst you sip your tea, to Michelin-starred chefs rustling up meals for pooches, it’s now best to just expect the weird and wonderful whichever corner of the big smoke you saunter to. Now, to add to the endearing list, a martini-filled townhouse in Shoreditch is arriving with gin to boot. But, if it were that simple, we’d likely not be writing about it… so, what’s the catch? Ah, well it’s filled with pygmy goats of course, what else? And whilst this might […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Sparkling Wine, Michelin-Star Food And A Vineyard Under The Stars? Sign Us Up!

As the sun begins to set on summer, and leaves wash from bright greens to deep reds and oranges there’s no better time to say sláinte, prohst, a votre santé and cheers to memories made in warmer climes. And, where better to whet the whistle than at the Gusbourne vineyard experience? Whisking you away into a culinary nirvana just an hour outside of London, English sparkling winemakers Gusbourne will be joined by two Michelin-starred restaurants, The Pony & Trap and Carters of Moseley, immersing guests in sumptuous seasonal menus, of which each course will be paired with a Gusbourne wine. […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Well, This Immersive Aladdin Experience Is Simply Genie-us…

London will become a Whole New World with Darling & Edge’s performance of Aladdin and the Feast of Wonders… see what we did there? Escape the post-summer blues by travelling to Aladdin’s home of Agrabah, without ever leaving the comfort of London. Wondering what the heck we’re talking about? Yep, so are we. But, we’ve heard on the immersive experience grapevine that you can now journey with Darling & Edge as they introduce Aladdin and the Feast of Wonders, an uproarious, immersive, adult pantomime that rolls a party, stunning performances and a mountainous five-course banquet all into one unforgettable, fairy tale evening. […]

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Fashion & Beauty

It’s Time To See Scents And Visit This Perfume Ice Cream Van

Is it just me or do you shudder when the sound of the ice cream van plays? I feel like I’ve spent my life hearing the creepy music but never actually seeing the van, it’s like having a theme tune to my life that plays at exactly 4am every day.. I’d prefer some Beyonce! But, what I do like the sound of is a perfume ice cream van – snazzy- now that’s right up my street… like literally, they’ll likely be driving up my street. The perfume van, which sounds like most people’s dream, comes courtesy of Miller Harris who, to […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Are You Going To London’s First Ever Floating Jazz Festival?

Iced tea, gosh we flippin’ love it. It saves us from hangovers and Britain’s occasional heatwave, and it kinda reminds us of being on holiday. But we must admit, our heads were somewhat turned back in February as the UK’s first and only cold brew tea bags, made using real tea leaves were released and, as if by magic, all of our Lipton dreams came true. We’re not the only ones to have got ourselves in a tizzy either as, this weekend, Real Iced Tea by Lipton are throwing an epic jazz inspired floating festival called Jazz On The Water which, unsurprisingly, will be London’s […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

So Humous Milkshakes Are A Thing…

Humous is becoming a little like avocado – we’re finding ways to squeeze it into everything and now, in a sea of feta ice cream and butter in coffee, emerges the humous smoothie. A rare breed that we’re struggling to wrap our heads around, like, wouldn’t that be super hard to suck through the straw? And if someone asked if you wanted a chickpea smoothie, would you say yes? Because they’re pretty much the same right? So many questions. Our quandaries comes after a food brand named Humpit have created one, posing the question of whether we like it or lump […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

We Ain’t Bluffin’: The World’s Richest Game Of Poker EVER Is Coming To London

Are you positively dying for a bit of debauchery in Vegas? Do you fast-forward to the poker part whenever you pop Casino Royale on? Or perhaps Mississippi Grind is still giving you shivers… Whatever rolls your dice, how does watching one of the most historic poker games to date sound, courtesy of Triton Poker Super High Roller Series’ flagship event The Triton Million? Kinda puts Bingo on the back burner hey…We’re talking about the event of the year, and a nail-biting world’s first. Yes, the richest ever buy-in poker tournament is taking place in the Grand Ballroom of the London […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

But First, Let Me Take A Selfie…

We’re obsessed with taking selfies. From guys in their local Holiday Inn snapping photos of themselves in footy shirts with an extraneous flash, to parents Whatsapping their holiday selfie across showing off their right ear lobe or sun burnt forehead with no other facial features in sight. View this post on Instagram It’s Dark on a Friday which means one thing…. The WEEEKKKEEENNND IS HERE! ✨🌈♥️🤪 A post shared by Selfie Factory 🌈 (@selfiefactoryofficial) on Dec 7, 2018 at 9:30am PST Some of you are way better than others. Selfies are splashed with Facetune and brightened, unblemished and boosted to […]

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Fashion & Beauty

The Coveted Comfort Swap Shop In Partnership With ELLE And Cosmopolitan

Does your wardrobe look like a bomb went off in a bring-and-buy sale? Is your bedroom reminiscent of a changing room floor? If finding an outfit to wear on a night out involves sifting through five-year-old denims and Halloween costumes from circa 2005, then there’s a solution made specially for you. ELLE and Cosmopolitan are urging you to ditch your the clutter and the never-worn-it-never-wills, and replace them with something new and unique – welcome to the Comfort Swap Shop! In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, the dreamy swap shop will take away the drama of stealing your flat-mate’s clothes and allow you to feast […]

Culture

The Ram Quarter Is Most Definitely The Place To Be Seen This Summer

Have you heard of Ram Quarter? No, well get ready for us to blow your mind, because this little quarter which, no, isn’t filled with sheep with horns or the Los Angeles American football team, is home to a range of swashbuckling activities that’ll quash anyone’s boredom! Tucked up in Wandsworth, the new home for leisure has a bulging diary of experiences and events ready for the taking, meandering between glass-raising and burger indulging at street-food festivals, to perusing paintings at pop-up art galleries, and everything in between. All of which are up-coming and ready to explore soon! The quarter […]

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