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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Hunky Dior-y: The Christian Dior Exhibition Gets Extended

It’s the biggest exhibition of the year, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A and news just in has revealed that the sell-out extravaganza has been extended to run until the 1st of September. The V&A will release additional exhibition tickets on the 15th of each month, for the month ahead – so exciting – and the first batch are officially on sale and can be found here. To celebrate the legendary designer these five hotels have created limited edition cocktails, afternoon teas and menus and the chance to get your hands on tickets which are selling as fast as Dior’s […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

11 Incredible New Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea is a truly marvellous, quintessentially British experience that we can’t get enough of, which is why any excuse for a scone and cuppa is most welcome. Yet it goes without saying that the old, much-adored tradition sometimes needs a little tinker with and a sprucing up to make that classic egg and cress sarnie a little more desirable. Sprinkling magic onto their afternoon tea’s are a number of intrepid restaurants and hotels, creating wonders out of classics including a London Landmarks tea, a teddy bear picnic offering for the kids and a tea which comes equipped with coveted city […]

Reviews

Is It a VIVIctory For Centre Point’s New Restaurant?

Opening a new restaurant is stressful enough, opening a restaurant in an iconic building, well that adds a whole new level of pressure. There’s more hype, namely will the restaurant do justice to the building? Or have they left the building to do the talking with the restaurant being more of an afterthought to the architecture or the views? So, when caterers, rhubarb, announced they would be opening their next restaurant, VIVI, in Centre Point, it was received with anticipation. They’d be up against the likes of Aqua Shard, SUSHISAMBA and even one of their own, Sky Garden. Except they’re […]

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Culture

The Gallery Pop-Up Where You Can Eat The Actual Artwork

Michelangelo’s David, it’s one of the world’s most accomplished pieces of art man has ever created, chiselled perfection, the pinnacle of artistic achievement. There’s nothing that could make it better. Well, except maybe if it was made of chocolate. In fact, the same goes for pretty much every artwork, Munch’s Scream, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, if only you could eat them right? From the Mona Lisa to Dogs Playing Poker, we love art, but we also love food. So a new café coming to South East London sounds perfect, every dish is a work of art. Literally. Tender Touches is a […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Primark Launches In-Store Duck & Dry

Calling all women (and people with hair)... Primark, the shop, are launching a partnership with Duck & Dry

What to do This Weekend

It’s The Freakin’ Weekend (Again)

It’s pretty awful when the weekend comes and you’ve got little to no plans whilst the rest of the office chime out all sorts of creative excursions from Susan and her mini break to Paris with the better half and then there’s Iain off on a boozy golf weekend. That’s why...

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Health & Wellness

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Dating and Why It’s the New Way to Find Love

As a recent returnee to the London dating pool, I am already bored, done with it. Explaining to your doctor that you think you have RSI from too much swiping is no laughing matter. Quite frankly swiping through photo after photo is exhausting and I already have enough going on. Sure, I could just come off dating apps but as we now know if you’ve met your SO in real life you’ve pretty much reached mythical status. However, there is a new way to date it’s called slow dating and yes there is an app for that: Once. What is […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

9 Of London’s Craziest Golf Courses

Ready, set, GOLF. Sometimes, after work we all feel a little crazy, so why not transfer that energy onto the golf green. Crazy golf is becoming ever more popular and, as is the norm in our fabulous city, we are taking the golfing bull by the horns and coming up with some absolutely outlandish courses, to pitch and putt on. From Swingers’ 1920’s golf-course re-creation to dinosaur themed golfing sessions at Mr Mulligan’s, nothing is unheard of in this 8-hole round-up. So, get golfin’, get cheating on the score-card and get crazy… it’s par-tee time…(come on, would it be a guide […]

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Culture

More Sicko Than Whacko: Why You Won’t Be Listening To Michael Jackson Again

After watching Leaving Neverland, this week, it’s unclear why anyone would want to listen to Michael Jackson ever again. The two-part documentary airs tomorrow and Thursday and it’s already changing how we think about the legendary singer. Here’s what we know so far about the show (of course, expect spoilers)… When’s it on? It’s been on TV in the US, but British viewers can watch it tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow at 9pm on Channel 4. What do we know so far? The trailer was released a fortnight ago and gives us a good idea of what’s to come. The documentary focuses […]

Travel

Don’t Wish Away The Winter Yet, There’s Still Skiing To Do!

The ski season is well underway, and it feels like the whole of London is decamping to the mountains. From Val d’Isere to Courchevel to Whistler, just the names of my friends’ destinations of choice hold the promise of Christmas card vistas, exhilarating descents on pristine white slopes, and cosy yet chic après-ski. But there are disadvantages of these iconic resorts too. For ski aficionados, the big ticket resorts can be frustratingly full of people with “all the gear and no idea” – simply there to show off their Prada skiwear and be seen in the right bars rather than […]

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