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Since last Friday designers, models, bloggers, fashionistas and rock stars have swept the streets in one svelt sweep. One could certainly be forgiven for forgetting that a world outside Burberry, Victoria Beckham’s eye bags and 'the' Mary Katrantzou Topshop dress exists.  Nevertheless, with February's fashion frenzy and the big freeze finally over, sunnier skies and Spring offer a great chance to get reenergised with new ideas. So if you want some fresh inspiration, then put The 'WIE' Symposium (‘Women Inspiration and Enterprise') in your diary. WIE Symposium is the brainchild of June Sarpong (former T4 presenter) and Dee Poku, created to […]

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Proud Cabaret Camden

London’s cabaret and burlesque fever shows no signs of abating and to prove it Proud has just launched Proud Cabaret Camden on the site of the former Proud Kitchen – £150,000 more glamorous and decadent than before and with a 360 º entertainment experience to boot. The space adjoining Proud Gallery and Live Music Venue has been transformed with blood red velvet curtains draping the walls, gold chandeliers hanging from the former Horse Hospital’s 200 year old beams and art deco style black banquette seating. Lipstick red bordello style candelabras and a cluster of purple silk balloon lanterns hang above […]

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W and James Small on film for Vauxhall Fashion Scout

W Hotel has always fostered a strong relationship with fashion and the arts. It even cast David Gandy and Helena Christensen in Blow-Up homage short, Away We Stay to celebrate its launch. This year the enigmatic Mr W has teamed up with Vauxhall Fashion Scout and James Small to create a fashion film for the latter’s AW12 collection. Conductivity stars Richard Rawson aka British hip-hop artist Fazer and model/presenter Zara Martin alongside the new Vauxhall Ampera electric car. Director Jak FrSH was influenced by iconic sci-fi movies like Tron and Bladerunner, explaining, “I wanted to create a futuristic backdrop and […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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The Jugged Hare

The Barbican’s Chiswell Street is fast becoming a real City destination and hot on the heels of Ed and Tom Martin’s Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, comes The Jugged Hare gastropub, launching on the corner with Silk Street next month. The former King’s Head forms part of the famous Grade II listed Whitbread Brewery and new name harks back to an 18th century recipe which you’ll find on the menu throughout the game season. Heading up the open kitchen is Richard O’Connell whom guests can watch prepping meats such as legs of lamb, haunches of venison and whole suckling pigs on the […]

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Flip out with Tom & Ed

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow and Tom and Ed Martin certainly aren’t letting it slip by unmarked and at both Chelsea’s The Botanist and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in the City, it’s going to be a flipping fabulous occasion. Top pastry chef Boyne Kleynhans has devised a medley of variables taking us from breakfast (we’re starting the day with Blueberry pancakes with cured crispy bacon and lashings of maple syrup thank you very much) through to lunch and dinner. Hmmm will it be a Poppy seed crepe with foie gras and wild mushrooms or a blood orange Crêpe Suzette with caramelised […]

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A Bunga Bunga Brunch …

Brunch, brunch and more brunch. It's the London trend that will simply not die …. But there's one particular one to be noting down around about now … and that's the one at Bunga Bunga, the Battersea-based 'Englishman's Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke'. For soon, guests coming to enjoy the £35 brunch menu, (which includes such three-course menu choices as platters of cured meats, the characteristically-named pizzas or the Bunga’s Benedict, topped with Hollandaise Sauce and Silvio’s Sweet Seducer made with Chocolate Sauce, Banana and Strawberries, among others), will also be treated to a unique form of entertainment. This new […]

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Designs on Drinking…

Fashion Week makes us awfully thirsty but a girl can only drink so much Champagne right? While the LFW designers have been busy readying their A/W12 collections, the capital’s mixologists have been devising some rather stylish libations of their own so Celine Trapeze at the ready, grab a front row seat at the bar and prepare to be seduced by the season's most creative cocktails. We will be drinking the following three in copious measures… Galliano Sour at Senkai Grey Goose vodka muddled with white grapes, lime, mint, basil and a touch of  elderflower cordial. Size Zero Hero at St […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Plateau Pancakes

It's not long until we reach the day when scoffing pancakes is a justified and perfectly-normal pastime.  So, where will you be eating your pancakes on Pancake Day? If you're not too keen on making your own, you could always pop down to Canary Wharf, where D&D restaurant Plateau have something special waiting for you. For pudding, their menu will be graced with the presence of the £7.50 pancakes with citrus sauce and lemon sorbet. Just a tip! 21st February will roll around fast…. www.plateau-restaurant.co.uk/

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Flashmobbing with Gaucho

Fancy a spot of Flashmobbing? Head to the City, then. Tomorrow afternoon, Broadgate Circle will be descended upon by City workers of all varieties. Coming to pick up their sticks, balls and …. glasses of champagne, they'll be congregating for a bit of high-octane afternoon sport. Of course, we're talking about .. Polo. For in honour of The Gaucho International Polo event, held on 21st March, at The O2 arena, Gaucho are inviting City workers (and anyone else who'd like to come along, too) to get involved with Argentina's best-loved sport.  But whether you're interested in coming for the bubbly […]

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Hendrick’s Courtship Clinics

Hendrick’s Gin is well known for flouting the rules of convention so as 29 February is set to reverse the rules of normal courtship, Hendrick’s Unusual Month of Reverse Courtship is hosting a variety of events to celebrate. Both ladies plucking up the courage to pop the question and gentlemen searching for a fail-safe get-out clause should head over to The Lonsdale on Monday 20 Feb when the Ladies School of Nuptial Conquest and Hendrick’s School of Scoundrels will be running concurrently. But who are the best students? Find out at the end of the month when Hendrick’s Preposterous Proposal […]

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Hampers, with love, Kensington Place

Are you staying in this V Day? Well, here's a thought … would you rather not do the cooking yourself? Kensington Place – the revered 24 year-old D&D London restaurant situated on Kensington Church Street – have put together some delicious hampers to relieve you of all kitchen duties on the special day of the 14th. Inside? Find a whole cooked lobster, dressed crab, smoked salmon.. and many more things. More importantly, however, there's a bottle of Prosecco in tow and a chocolate sharing pot. If you opt for the Prosecco hamper, the foodie gift will set you back £49.50, […]

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Pop with Passion

Are you getting bored being told what to do this V Day? Well, there's just at least one more that needs to be mentioned – trust us. In their Soho flagship, Bubbleology are offering a buy-one-get-one-complimentary large Passion Fruit Bubble Tea to all ‘passion-less’ couples. Bubble Tea, is of course, the fruit-infused-tea-based soft drink that is now all the rage ….. Made from addictive Tapioca pearls (which taste a little like sweet gummy bears and contain no fat whatsoever), we're quite sure an oversized transparent glass of fruity tea will be the perfect addition to your V Day…. The teas […]

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