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Art Spas for The Mind

Forget book clubs, it is all about art clubs this year with the introduction of The London Art Studies Lecture series at The Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge and Koffmann’s at The Berkeley. The series has been created to provide art lessons to those of us who do not have the time to sign up for a lengthy course but want to learn in a fun and sociable way- meaning your lunch break is about to get a whole lot more exciting. And don’t worry, actual artistic skill is not a pre-requisite with the classes focusing on art history as opposed […]

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Radicals and Victuallers

It may have a bit of a random name but brand new bar and diner, Radicals and Victuallers in Islington’s Upper Street is a cool new venue you might just want to make your friend. It’s a mix of restaurant-style tables and high stools inside and then an al fresco courtyard complete with a canopy of fairy lights, and, more importantly for the time of year, heaters. Nibble on Hot & Kicking Sriracha Wings or the Meat Sharer with its sliders, wings, double-cooked chips and dips or get properly stuck in with the thirteen-strong selection of burgers including Fried Egg […]

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Congratulations Hampton Court

Congratulations are in order for Hampton Court, who were recently granted the accolade of Best Wedding Venue by Perfect Wedding Magazine. For all of you that don’t already know, Perfect Wedding Magazine is the UK’s number one monthly bridal magazine which has been influencing brides for as long as we can remember. The awards celebrate the nation’s wedding day favourites from designers and florists to boutiques and blogs, and are voted for by the readers and members of the public. It is no wonder that Hampton Court reigned supreme- it was after all the house of Henry VIII- who enjoyed […]

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A beaver lands in Chelsea

When we heard that Chelsea was about to welcome a Beaver Lodge, a few things ran through our mind, lastly that it might be a new mountain cabin themed bar and dance saloon. Well it is, and once we had stopped flapping about innuendos, the online cowboy hat shopping began. Already tipped to be the next hot Sloanes hang out, the 7th venue from The Inception Group will boast all the homeliness of North American mountain retreats. Think cowhide, furs and a toasty wood burning stove plus the odd grizzly bear, moose heads for company and, of course, the ever […]

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The Perfect Pair: Cocktails and Dessert

All good things come in two’s: Ben and Jerry’s, Ant and Dec and now cocktails and dessert. Why, no-one has thought of pairing these two things before, we do not know but thanks to Basement Sate in Soho, we will definitely see them together more often. Bought to you by Cathleen McGarry, Basement Sate is the first cocktail and dessert bar in London, providing us Londoners with a place to enjoy exquisite desserts, cocktails and of course late night dancing. In celebration of this new found marriage, every Tuesday, the bar will hold Cocktail and Dessert Pairing classes. Boyfriends, take […]

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The Return of The Grill at The Dorchester

If you can think way back to May you may remember that  The Grill at The Dorchester shut its doors to give it a complete refurbishment – that’s the interior, menu and team. Fast forward a few months and there is a new young team with Alain Ducasse’s protégé Christophe Marleix at the helm and a new look created by Bruno Moinard. What’s he created is a timeless, sumptuous restaurant; it’s almost like sitting inside a copper teapot – if you can imagine, a mix of bronze, zinc, mirrors, copper and butterscotch leather chairs and a rather marvellous chandelier. On […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Return of The Grill at The Dorchester

If you can think way back to May you may remember that  The Grill at The Dorchester shut its doors to give it a complete refurbishment – that’s the interior, menu and team. Fast forward a few months and there is a new young team with Alain Ducasse’s protégé Christophe Marleix at the helm and a new look created by Bruno Moinard. What’s he created is a timeless, sumptuous restaurant; it’s almost like sitting inside a copper teapot – if you can imagine, a mix of bronze, zinc, mirrors, copper and butterscotch leather chairs and a rather marvellous chandelier. On […]

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BRGR.CO Chelsea

Forget those ‘golden arches’, SW3 has just acquired an altogether superior burger joint with the opening of BRGR.CO on King’s Road this week where a dedicated team of Brgrologists, Lettuce Analysts and Grill Sergeants are already hard at work. Hand-made each morning using the best cuts of 28-day-aged beef from the very posh Duke of Buccleuch Estate in South West Scotland, burger snobs can bite into three classic choices: 4oz, 6oz and 8oz – served deconstructed allowing them to build the burgers as they so desire with side orders featuring Parmesan truffle fries (just don’t call them chips), made with […]

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The Start of the World’s End

Time for a quick history lesson, back in Charles II time (that’s the mid -17th century) there was a tavern on the Kings Road called The World’s End, giving its name to the surrounding area, (the name then spread, think the World’s End up in Camden) a pub was then built there in 1837 with the same name that was said to be the perfect gin – palace. Fast forward to now and it’s reopening as World’s End Market. It’s the second opening from Anatoly Parkhomchuk and Ruslan Ugarov, following the success of The Crystal Palace last summer.  With a […]

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The Berkeley launches Pret-a-Portea

Taking the classic afternoon tea and giving it a Pret-a-Porter fashion makeover, the Berkeley is launching a special Pret-a-Portea throughout winter. With nods to fashion icons like the Diane Von Furstenberg’s 40th Anniversary of the iconic wrap dress and Moschino’s quirky ‘Yellow M’ handbag recreated with a blood orange Victoria sponge swathed in red quilted chocolate both fashionistas and foodies alike will falling in love with the kitsch new tea. Other big names one the plate include Dolce & Gabbana’s whimsical night owl with blackcurrant bavarois and star anise pannacotta savouring the designers’ Sicilian forest fantasy, Valentino’s mini dress chocolate […]

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