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Love is No Longer in the Air

Another V Day has been and gone with hundreds of red roses and disturbing teddy bears left in corridors for the unsuspecting to find. But what were the celebs up to? This year saw a great deal of contrast – Kelly Brook stepped out for a romantic date with her ex Danny Cipriani while some Leeds gals got lucky when Harry Styles turned up at the Nandos where they were having their lonely hearts dinner. There were also the usual lists of stereotypes. The 'stop it before we vomit onto our shoes' couples – Christine Bleakley tweeting her socks off over […]

Openings & Launches

St Martin’s Lane French Vogue Twitter takeover

St Martins Lane hotel is being taken over by the French. French Vogue that is. This is the first time Vogue France has collaborated with a hotel brand to take over its social media and the Twitter takeover is happening this Sunday 17th and Monday 18th February, providing @StMartinsLDN followers with a unique insight into the life of a fashion editor attending the shows. Says Nick Bain, St Martins Lane’s Social Media Manager, “St Martins Lane has always been associated with London Fashion Week, but we’re really pleased to take it to the next level with such a prestigious partner […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Skinny supermodel cocktails from Drake & Morgan

Drake & Morgan is paying homage to the leading ladies of fashion with a collection of calorie-conscious cocktails. So raise your glass with a trio of on-trend tipples inspired by the supermodels walking the runways: the Negroni Campbell, Heidi Plum and Berry Hall. The fashionable collection will strut onto the menu during London Fashion Week from 15th to 19th February, with all three available for just £18.95 (£7.95 each). The Negroni Campbell is made with Little Bird Gin, aperol, byrrh, rhubarb bitters, camomile and lavender syrup; The Berry Hall is a mix of Little Bird Gin, lemon juice, agave nectar […]

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Openings & Launches

Social Eating House

Super chef Jason Atherton, behind the ever popular Pollen Street Social, will open his second London restaurant, Social Eating House,in April in Soho's Poland Street. Name of the game is an informal and affordable dining experience with a contemporary bistro menu paying homage to the best of British cooking with an international flourish. Paul Hood, who has worked alongside Atherton for six years, will head up the kitchen with signature dishes including Ravioli of wild boar bolognaise, peppered hearts and kidney; Flamed cote de pork, beetroot and white polenta; Duck, smoked ham, egg and chips; and the CLT – crab, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bentley’s Beef and Oyster Club

Bentley’s really know how to put on a Sunday lunch. That’s probably even an understatement – their upcoming Beef and Oyster Club is no standard Sabbath fare. Running every third Sunday from the 17th, the Oyster Bar and Grill welcomes food lovers to their central venue for a fabulous lunch event. Gather in the Grill restaurant at 2pm for a cocktail and chat, followed by a selection of hot and cold oysters and a basket of freshly made bread, before choosing from an extensive shellfish menu. Then on to the main event; a serving of majestic Hereford beef with all […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Ranwei Cocktail Collection

Sake no Hana – the contemporary Japanese bar and restaurant by the Hakkasan group is running a three pronged attack to celebrate London Fashion Week. Senior bar manager George Matzaridis has created the Ranwei Cocktail Collection – ‘Ranwei’ meaning ‘runway’ in Japanese of course! He’s taken inspiration from the world’s leading Japanese fashion designers and the collection will include the Kiki Sakura inspired by Comme des Garçons and balancing masculine and feminine elements in its mix of Elements 8 Plantinum rum with cherry liqueur, apricot and Shiroku yuzu sake. In addition, this Saturday sees the launch of Sake no Hana’s […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

World’s most expensive Coq

Mickael Weiss, head chef at Coq d’Argent, has come up with a brand new way for City boys to spend their bonuses. Let us present the £1000 Coq (au vin). That’s a Bresse chicken (a true symbol of France, with its blue feet, white feather and red comb?!) marinated for 24 hours in one of the finest French vintages, Le Chambertin Grand Cru, Trapet 2009. It emerges soft and tender, with elegantly rich and fruity undertones from the premium wine and serves four people. Included in the price is a bottle of the 2009 vintage to drink to complement and […]

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Openings & Launches

Balthazar London

Mark your diaries for this Saturday 16 February as that is when the reservation lines open for Balthazar London, the long awaited and much-storied London outpost of Keith McNally’s New York original. The restaurateur and native Brit opened Balthazar in New York’s Spring Street back in the spring of 1997 and his empire now takes in Pastis, Cafe Luxembourg, Lucky Strike, Odeon, Schiller's Liquor Bar and a Balthazar Bakery too. The London edition, opening in the spring, is located on the corner of Russell Street and Wellington Street in the heart of Covent Garden, in the old Theatre Museum, within […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fashion Food at Wolf & Badger

London Fashion Week is almost upon us and one of the best places to indulge in your fashion addiction is boutique Wolf & Badger but it’s not just the clothes we are getting excited about. Moving Venue have just announced that they are providing the canapés for the Wolf & Badger showcase on the opening day of London Fashion Week. If the journalists, bloggers and style icons weren’t already running over in their Christian Louboutins to see  the collection they are now, faster than you can see Manolo Blahnik. The kitchen team at Moving Venue have created canapés which sound as […]

Openings & Launches

Films in the attic at Beach Blanket Babylon

How many times have you been to the cinema and just come back a little disappointed? The film was great but that couple next you were talking all the way through, you were sat behind the world’s tallest man and couldn’t see the screen completely, the child behind you was kicking the back of your chair and the incessant crunching was not a great soundtrack for the film…Hopefully your cinema experiences are not all like this, but as Dominic Davies, creator and founder of Backyard Cinema says, “After one too many unfulfilling trips to the cinema, I wanted to create […]

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