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Enoteca Rosso Is Kensington’s Very Own Wine Tardis…

Enoteca Rosso; once I’d wrapped my head around the name, I wrapped my lips around a whole lot of wine glasses. This chic Italian doesn’t let you leave hungry and is a pasta strand away from guests having to sleep in the restaurant from carb overload. The fine food and fare comes with a side dish of charming staff with engrossing tales of their heritage at their helm, all of which can be enjoyed whilst sipping a Tempranillo. The spacious Kensington restaurant delights with its wine bottle lined walls, best described as being like a Scandi-style cellar. Imaginative Italian food […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

There’s No, Ho, Ho, Time Like The Present To Book Your Street Feast Party

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, children siiiiiinging Christian rhymes, with logs on the fire, gifts on the tree, it’s a time to re- Oh, sorry about that, we’re getting carried away because it’s September so that’s, like, basically Christmas, right? Wrong. But, there’s no denying that the countdown is on, and whether you’re someone who buys your pressies on Boxing Day, or perhaps you’re a last minute Michael and you rummage for odd socks for Dad at 4am on Christmas Eve, one thing everyone has in common is their love of Christmas food and frolics! Enter Street Feast! Providing some […]

What to do This Weekend

Whatcha Doing At The Weekend?

Turn your frown upside down, it’s the weekend! Get stuck into a ravishing house party at Hello Darling’s new quirky quarters, or bag yourself a free cinnamon scroll whilst wandering around Notting Hill. Whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered…

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Things to do Outdoors

We’re Falling For These 7 Autumnal Walks

Oh the weather outside is frightful… We’re approaching that awkward time of year when it’s no longer summer but Christmas is still months away, more commonly known as Autumn. While we can’t guarantee you’ve saved yourself any beloved annual leave for a quick getaway from these dreary months, Autumn does have its perks. The leaves begin turning to a crisp auburn, fluttering down from the branches, and there’s a faint lingering scent of pumpkin spiced lattes coming from every angle, but hey, that’s the perk of strolling through London’s finest parks. As the season begins to change, we’ve rounded up seven […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Dine After Dark At London’s 6 Best 24 Hour Restaurants

Whether you find yourself wandering the streets at 4am in search of a preventative hangover measure or leave work at a depressing hour, we've rounded up London's best 24 hour eateries...

Travel

See Ya London, We’re Already Planning Our Winter Sun

Sigh, we’re not even a week into September and we’ve already had enough of the cold chill that’s begun lingering in the air. In an attempt to ditch the dreary British weather (despite having used all of my holiday until January), here I am daydreaming about where I’d like to head for some winter sun…   Fasano, Rio De Janeiro Infinity pool? Check. Spectacular views? Check. Dreamy weather? Triple check! We’re swanning off to Rio to top-up our dwindling tan and skipping by Fasano’s Rio De Janeiro branch. Famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Christ the Redeemer statue and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

11 Mac’n’Cheeses You’ll Always Have Room For

Mac’n’cheese – that humble dish you associate with being a child, probably eaten on a Friday night, perhaps followed by Angel Delight and Top of the Pops. Now, thanks to a food revolution, you’ll find it topped with pulled pork and fried then grilled between slices of bread. Whether you’re eating it straight from a street stall or sitting down to a bowl of lobster mac’n’cheese, it’s one dish that we’ll always make room for. Here are 8 of the best:

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Travel

How To Turn 25 Days Annual Leave Into 51 Days Holiday in 2020

Holly-bob into 2020 making the absolute maximum of your holiday allowance and turn 25 days into 51 days out of the office...

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Hotels

We’re In Two Minds About The World’s First Half And Half Hotel Suite

What do you do when your partner is a minimalist but you’re on the search for somewhere to stay that’s got a bit of a wow-factor? Head to the world’s first ever half and half hotel of course! It often feels like every other building in London is a hotel, all with their unique personal finishing touches and personality traits, but The Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch has gone one step further with their all new suite. Perfectly named ‘So Extra So Chic’, the suite is directly spilt straight down the middle, channeling both your minimalist and your inner maximalist. Um, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chock Out These 6 Brilliant Places For Brownies

From gooey chocolate oozing squares lathered in ice cream to fudge and brownie packed knickerbockerglory’s, everyone has their own spin on the classic brownie, but we’ve picked our top six. Here’s where to take your pals for pudding to, you know, gain those extra brownie points…

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

15 Spectacular September Pop-Ups

The nights are drawing in, layers are needed, and supermarkets are filling the aisles with Christmas themed choccies, which can only mean on thing: winter is coming. But, to stop autumn slipping through your fingers, we’ve rounded up the very best of the city’s pop-ups happening throughout September, enjoy! Gap 50th Anniversary Pop-Up Shop Gap is turning 50! To celebrate 50 years of selling premium denim, Gap is hosting a pop-up shop in Soho, where visitors can shop the limited edition 1969 Premium Denim and Denim Through the Decades collections. And, if you want to add your own personalised touch, […]

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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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