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What To Do This Weekend: 27th-29th January

This weekend has not one, not two, but three causes for celebration. Firstly, Today is Australia Day so you’ll find us with a top notch coffee in one hand and a Lamington in the other, wishing we were in sunnier climes. Secondly, Saturday marks Chinese New Year and London is celebrating with a whole host of activities, including the big parade on Sunday. Finally, it’s pay day (hurrah!) and the last weekend of this long, dark month. Celebrations all round!

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Openings & Launches

Ella Canta Opens at InterContinental London Park Lane

This spring, Martha will be opening Ella Canta at the InterContinental London Park Lane. The name is Spanish for ‘she sings’, symbolising Martha’s passion and pride for cooking but also the fact that she champions Mexican cuisine and wants the whole world to know about it. London is certainly the place to start. With eight cook books to her name and a restaurant in Mexico City, Martha Ortiz is one of Latin America’s most exciting chefs and now she is coming to London. Featuring some of the dishes found in Dulce Patria (her Mexico City restaurant), the menu mixes traditional […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Recharge and Reset Yoga Workshops With The Pros

January’s nearly over and although we’ve barely drunk and barely spent any money, we feel exhausted. Recharge your mind, body and soul at COMO Metropolitan London’s Recharge and Reset Yoga workshops; 2 days of wisdom, wellness and reflection. The workshop will be led by Kelly Brookes, who begun her yoga teacher training in India, i.e. the very birthplace of yoga, completed her training in London and now shares her words/moves of wisdom weekly at Google, Harrods and lululemon. The workshop will be held over 2 days, with each day focussing on something different. The first is tailored especially (though beneficial […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Candle Workshop with Britain’s Leading Chandler: Rachel Vosper

Have we all given up on our resolutions? Or is it just us? We’re over giving up things this year (so much so we’ve given it up), instead we’re all about learning new things. Starting with Rachel Vosper’s candle workshop at Wardian London – a botanically inspired development from Ecoworld Ballymore, which brings the outdoors in – think gardens in the sky, open air swimming pools and giant cases filled with tropical species. With celebrities and royalty amongst her fans, 20 years of experience and a range in Liberty and Fortnum and Mason, Rachel Vosper is the leading British chandler […]

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Celeb News

Top Foodie and Fitness Digital Influencers

Move over fashion influencers, it is now the foodies and fitness influencers that are gaining all the followers and likes on social media from around the world. To be up to date with all the latest food trends or hottest workouts, these are the people to follow. Food London is at the heart of the food scene of the world. Therefore, it comes as no shock that it is home to some of the best foodie influencers. Gone are the days where you would have to rely on a catch up with your foodie friends to learn about these quirky […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Blind Pig ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’ Menu

We bet you never thought you’d find your favourite childhood story in drink form. Well, it’s about to come true. Jason Atherton’s The Blind Pig is launching a new cocktail menu entirely inspired by classic children’s literature, with the new menu titled ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’. The menu itself has been designed to read like a story book and will feature bespoke artwork courtesy of illustrator Masha Karpushina that captures the essence of each of the stories that inspired each of the creations. Winnie the Pooh fans may be tempted by the Hunny Pot, made from rum, salted […]

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Nape: The Cured Meat Bar Opens

Nape: the back of your neck, the English name for coppa a traditional cut of Italian pork salami made from the dry cured muscle running from the neck to the 4th or 5th rib of the pork shoulder and now a cured meat bar in South London. Starting life as a pop-up at the tail end of last year, Nape is the first site from the team behind Cannon & Cannon, the British cured meat curators in Borough Market. As you can imagine, it’s all about the meat, from platters of Hackney-made fennel and cubeb pepper salami and Gloucester Old […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tom Sellers and Tom Aikens Co-host Dinners

Two top London Toms are teaming up this February to bring you a very special Michelin-starred tasting menu. It’ll be served up at Tom Sellers’ Restaurant Story, and he’ll be welcoming into his kitchen Tom Aikens, who taught Sellers the tricks of the trade when he started out more than a decade ago. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star only 5 months after opening in 2013, and has retained the star ever since, as well as gaining a whole host of other awards. Both chefs will prepare 3 snacks and 4 dishes to result in a tasting menu of 6 snacks and 8 […]

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Guides

8 London Venues You Might Recognise From Films

There are plenty of perks to living in London. But sometimes, you forget just how recognisable our city is. So many classic scenes have been filmed on the streets, it’s no wonder that tourists arrive with the same wide-eyed wonder which Londoners reserve for New York City or LA. Of course, it’s easy to walk past these places without even noticing that you’re walking through a world-famous classic cinema moment. So, here’s our guide to the top film-set venues in London…

Reviews

No1 Duke Street Review: What We Thought

New? The latest addition to the Darwin & Wallace collection, No.1 Duke Street opened in November 2015. Where? 1A Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1HP, www.no1dukestreet.com On the Menu: The menu is split into small and sharing plates, ideal for nibbling on if you just want a bite whilst drinking, choose from the likes of mini honey sausages and crispy peppered squid. There are then heartier mains including a wonky veg aubergine curry which uses misshapen vegetables, slow cooked pork belly and lemon and garlic marinated chicken. Puddings are classics think crumble, custards and sorbets. First Impressions: A busy restaurant is always a good sign […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The De-Light Menu at The Balcon

A three-course menu at any restaurant; a delicious fare, certainly, but sometimes not the healthiest and when it comes to the calories we’ve consumed, well, to be honest we’d rather just not know. Enter the De-Light menu at The Balcon. The restaurant’s chefs have worked with dieticians to create a whole range of healthy, lighter but still delicious dishes. Steering away from indulgent cooking techniques, the’ve employed techniques such as steaming and poaching, using lean meat, fish and vegetables with spices and herbs to plate up nourishing yet just as flavourful dishes. The dishes change seasonally, but the current offering includes poached […]

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Openings & Launches

Next to Open at Nova: Greenwood

When is a pub not just a pub? When it also has an in-house barbershop and brow and lashes bar. That’s when. That’s what is going on at Greenwood, the latest opening at Nova and the latest opening from the ETM Group who also have The Botantist, The Aviary and The Jugged Hare under their belt. Downstairs in the pub you’ll find all day dining with signature dishes including wild rabbit, pig cheek and celeriac pizza, Brixham hake with pak choi and Thai broth; spiced king scallop and shrimp burger and superfood salads. For pudding you’ll find Oreo cheesecakes with […]

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