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York & Albany’s Winter Chalet

If you can’t make it to the Alps this winter then fear not, because York & Albany in Camden are launching their winter chalet and we’re pretty sure you can get to Camden. So stop crying into your salopettes, put down your skis and read on. Inspired by an alpine chalet, the walls will be adorned with fairy lights, lanterns will light the way and the room will be scented with spiced candles. Head outside onto the terrace where an open fire and blankets will keep out the winter chill. Head Chef Will Stanyer will be serving up a menu of […]

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Back to the Future at Pizza Pilgrims

Film buffs all know that certain dates throughout the year bear particular significance; October 3rd (‘On October 3rd he asked me what day it is’), 4th May (‘May the fourth be with you’), the list goes on. It is extremely rare that a date is a one-off, and that the year mentioned is one we will get to experience. Well, get excited; it is happening. Wednesday 21st October 2015 doesn’t just sound familiar because you’ve got your 6.45pm haircut, it sounds familiar because it’s the date that Marty and Doc Brown travelled forward in time to in Back to the […]

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Wahaca’s Day of the Dead Fiesta

In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated with face paint, marigolds and foodie offerings to passed loved ones, and in London… we have DJs, bands, debates, immersive theatre and a whole lotta great food. Of course such a fiesta is being put on by Wahaca which means that no dancer will go unfueled. Traditional style stalls will be serving Mexican market tacos, roasted elotes (grilled corn), smokey barbacoa (pulled pork) and perhaps our favourite hispanic dish of all… churros. At this post-Hallowe’en party you can enjoy live music from The Horrors and Crystal Fighters and the more authentic sounds […]

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12 of the Most Powerful Names in Social Media

In a world where popularity is measured by views, likes, comments and shares, brands are now turning more and more to bloggers and YouTube stars, relying on their millions of followers as an instant outreach. This new generation of stars are relatable and positive role models with new social media talent agencies popping up to represent them. We have rounded up 12 of the most powerful vloggers, bloggers and instagrammers in fashion and beauty, lifestyle and food and fitness who have turned their passions and daily life into lucrative careers.  

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Top 10 Private Dining Rooms

For a truly unforgettable meal, booking a private room is a must. It offers the best of both worlds – the comfort of your own space combined with world-class kitchen and staff. And with so many hotels offering unique private dining room experiences, there’s no need to make that long journey home either. Perfect!

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HKK Launches Duck & Champagne Lunch

The Hakkasan Group has forever improved our weekends by announcing the launch of their Duck and Champagne lunch at HKK. Ducks – the underrated birds – have given us many things over the years from entertainment on country walks to influential characters (i.e. Scrooge McDuck) and now they’re serving another more delicious purpose. A whole menu will be dedicated to the Peking duck, created by Hakkasan and HKK’s Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee, with dishes like Duck and abalone supreme stock with egg fried rice showcasing the skill and expertise of the Chinese kitchen. If you want to go […]

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Francis Hotel Bath Review – What We Thought

In the past society would head to Bath to take the waters and in need of some respite ourselves we decided to head out of London to the heritage city. It’s just an hour and a half from Paddington and unlike the District Line which I easily spend just as much time on trying to get to East London, you have views of the west country and train coffee which actually isn’t too bad. Anyway we rolled up to Bath the beautiful, regency period city famed for Jane Austen, the Roman Baths and the architectural masterpieces that are the Royal […]

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Francis Hotel Bath Review – What We Thought

In the past society would head to Bath to take the waters and in need of some respite ourselves we decided to head out of London to the heritage city. It’s just an hour and a half from Paddington and unlike the District Line which I easily spend just as much time on trying to get to East London, you have views of the West Country. We rolled up to Bath the beautiful, regency period city famed for Jane Austen, the Roman Baths and the architectural masterpieces that are the Royal Crescent and the Circus and headed to our hotel. […]

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Openings & Launches

Phileas Fogg Opens Tavern

It’s with very sad news that we have to tell you that Phileas Fogg’s auntie, actress Gertrude Fogg has passed away. Let’s all take a moment to reflect on what a great actress she was, albeit fictional. Now that we have shown our respect, let’s move on to some happier news, having returned from his worldly adventures, Phileas has discovered that he is the sole beneficiary of his aunt and has inherited her property on St Martin’s Lane. He was left a note that the downstairs of the building had to be turned into a tavern for Gertrude’s housekeeper, Fanny […]

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WM Barker & Co Opens

East London has a new basement bar, WM Barker & Co and it’s serving up shrub cocktails, artisan coffees, craft beers and toasties…sign us up. So if you’re not sure what are shrub cocktails are, no they are not cocktails with parts of plants stuck in them, rather they are cocktails made using sweet and sour syrups called shrubs and WM Barker & Co will have ten seasonally changing cocktails each inspired by an area in London. So in Shoreditch you have #TheArtist, a floral affair, Hoxton has  #ThePhotographer, Dalston has #TheDJ and Canary Wharf has #TheTrader a mix of […]

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Arbutus Opens New Bar

Today sees the launch of Michelin-starred restaurant Arbutus’ new bar – the cheekily titled Les Couilles du Chien – if you don’t know your French then Google it. Leather topped hairpin stools will stand at the polished white stone bar which will stretch across the length of the bar. French Gray walls will be adorned with Keith Coventry artwork and a red neon sign of the bar’s name will rest against Dutch tile-patterned wallpaper. The new bar menu is designed by Chef Patron Anthony Demetre and Will Smith, no not that one, will be matching each dish with a wine.  So […]

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BL-NK: Shoreditch’s latest venue

Shoreditch has just seen the arrival of BL-NK, a three storey, 4,500 square foot event space on Curtain Road and as we head into the party season, we think you need to know about it. The venue’s aim is to support local businesses, from providing spaces to work or hold meetings to hosting product launches, press days, parties, live music and plays – they’ve got pretty much everything covered. There are a number of different sized spaces for your events including a gallery and roof terrace and through their partners they can get their hands on a limitless supply of […]

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