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One more FRAE

FRAE's more-ish frozen yoghurt – founded by best friends – has been wowing London with their wonerful array of delicious, 100% fat free, low calorie pots of wonder since 2009. But with branches already spanning the capital (Shoreditch, Topshop OXfrod Circus, Notting Hill, etc) .. there's good news for FRAE fans: today marks the opening of another store. It will be located at 130 Kings Road. And guess what? There's a new menu that comes with it, too. 'Indulgent Treats' will grace these menus, so expect – for £4.10 each – flavours like … English Bramble, Green Goddess and Red […]

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Dorset Square Hotel

The Dorset Square Hotel was where it all began for Firmdale husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp. They bought the hotel in 1985 and let’s just say the rest is history. However being a rather ‘early adopter’ – it was sold off back in 2002 – you might not have heard of it til now. The Kemps reacquired the Dorset Square Hotel last year and have since been showing it a little love. They’ve embarked upon an extensive refurbishment so it’s currently being stamped good and proper with Kit Kemp’s signature style – all those bold colours and […]

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The Hunter S

Seven-Eighths, creator of the Hemingway in Hackney’s Victoria Park, has just launched latest literary inspired venture, The Hunter S. The brand new bar, lounge and dining room lies in the heart of Islington and follows the extensive restoration of a Victorian-era corner pub. The Art Deco inspired main lounge is all luxurious 1930s with fur, velvet, tortoise shell, polished wood, leather and copper creating visual focal points while the dining room features an engraved copper ceiling with a jaw-dropping vintage crystal chandelier at its centre. The menu of freshly prepared dishes created in a bustling open kitchen features starters such […]

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Bentley’s Beef and Oyster Club

When the clock strikes 2pm at Bentley’s it’s time for a tour of the kitchen to see the mighty rib of beef resting in all its glory and to inspect the carefully shucked oysters before enjoying a canapé or two and one of chef Eoin Corcoran’s rhubarb Bellinis. Guests then make their way through to the Grill restaurant for home baked bread and handmade seaweed butter plus a selection of hot and cold oysters (garlic baked, Vietnamese, Rockefeller and of course, natural). Next up is shellfish – Lobster bisque (a modern interpretation of this Victorian classic) or a selection of […]

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Mother’s Day at Harrods

The date is looming … have you thought about Mother's Day yet? Here are two tips from Harrods …. A Wild at Heart Rose Bouquet: at £65, this horticultural bundle is pulled together by Pink Anemones, Pink Piano Roses, Dolce Vita Roses and Guelder Roses. It is an explosion of pink, and utterly gorgeous. A Fine Tea Collection Basket: give a hamper full of Harrods' very own, The Fine Tea Collection. Inside the seagrass basket, there are coveted estate teas, but also a glass teapot, two glass cups and a silver spoon. After all, what's the point in giving tea and […]

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Italian Film Festival

Italian films have a hard time in the press, after all, they're not as internationally-known as the French and as under-the-skin violent like their Spanish counterparts. Nonetheless, Italy is the country that brought us the romantic Il Postino and the emotional Cinema Paradiso and Life is Beautiful – so, shouldn't we give it another go? Now's our chance. From 9th – 30th March, 'Made in Italy', the Italian Film Festival – now in its second year – is coming to town. Showing at Cine Lumiere in South Kensington and at the Italian Cultural Institute in Belgravia, thirteen new Italian flicks […]

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Rouge Coco

Chanel has done it again.  Peter Phillips, the creative director of Chanel make up, has created a Spring line full of soft pinks, light corals and pure colours, to show a perfect reflection of the new Season.  Every piece of the new collection is adorned with a seductive glamour and subtlety that makes it impossible not to be tempted by all of it.   Their Rouge Coco lipstick range offers an extensive use of colours, from orange corals to pale pinks or the beautifully alluring plum, and their elegant and flattering shades mean you are able to wear them throughout […]

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Dishoom does Holi

Today and tomorrow mark the traditional Indian festival of Holi. That’s right, the time the sub-continent goes wild with everything (and everyone) getting pelted with coloured powder. Original Bombay café Dishoom in Covent Garden, will be festooned with eyecatching kites and coloured bunting, and guests can enjoy a specially created range of festive drinks. ‘DIY’ Naughty Holi lassis are inspired by those brightly-hued powders and feature light, sweet yoghurt drinks served with generous helpings of colourful powders in flavours such as banana, vanilla and cinnamon that guests can mix themselves. And while bhang lassis are strictly off the menu, Dishoom’s […]

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Pan Chai & Mango Tree

Harrods is having a revamp. But what better way is there to welcome springtime’s warmer climes and brighter skies, than with two new additions to the Food Halls at the world’s most famous department store? By April, Eddie Lim – owner of Mango Tree in Belgravia and the Malaysian Awana, Chelsea – will be helping both the Southeast Asian Pan Chai and Thai Mango Tree settle in among the other revered restaurants that make up the famous Halls. So what to expect in Pan Chai? Well, anything from sushi, sashimi and seaweed salads containing collagen, peanut and miso. But if […]

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A Venetian Banquet

On Sunday 25th March, the Opera Tavern are hosting a Venetian Banquet. The cost is at £95, but every penny will be worth it – trust us. For at Mediterranean-inspired Tapas restaurant Opera Tavern (23 Catherine Street, WC2B), will be hosting an overwhelming spread of food ….. all of it coming from the culinary-rich Italian region of the Veneto.  Ben Tish – the restaurant's executive chef – will be in charge of this gastronomic treat. If that's not enough, he'll be on hand to explain the stories and tales behind each of the dishes and courses. Pomp, pageantry and a […]

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Agynes Deyn’s Leisure Society & The Corinthia

London’s Corinthia Hotel is partnering up with Trafalgar Studios and its new play, The Leisure Society starring Ed Stoppard and featuring a model performance from Agyness Deyn. The Corinthia’s The Leisure Society package features a luxurious overnight stay, pre-theatre dining and breakfast at the hotel’s celebrated Northall restaurant and of course tickets for two to see the play itself. You’ll dine on executive chef, Garry Hollihead’s seasonal British menu where highlights include Severn and Wye salmon gravlax, Cumbrian sirloin steak and classics such as the Jam roly poly before trotting round the corner to watch the show. The Corinthia hosted […]

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Smoke signals at The May Fair

Cigars are not just for stuffy old men in gentleman’s clubs and to prove it, this spring, London’s The May Fair Hotel is creating a brand new COSA (cosy, outdoor smoking area doncha know) promising a smoking menu of the finest products from Hunters & Frankau plus other exclusively created treats unique to the hotel. Set to attract cigar aficionados from all over the world – both male and female – the area will boast hanging gardens, striking chain mail clad walls together with live fireplaces to stave off the cold and individual humidors for returning guests. A newly appointed […]

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