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The Cinnamon Club Goes to Manhattan

Might you be one of those making the most of retail sales across the pond in NYC in 2012? If you’re fortunate enough to be doing so, there’s good news: you can expect to find one of London’s most exciting locales when you arrive. Westminster’s The Cinnamon Club – Indian chef Vivek Singh’s brilliant modern-cuisine restaurant – will be ‘popping-up’ in NYC in February. Between 7th and 11th of the month of love, the 1920s building on the Upper East Side, will be transforming into an Indian foodie’s heaven. Some of the things to expect from the spectacular open-plan kitchen […]

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Game Birds at Corrigans

While we're all aware that the Glorious Twelfth marks the start of the game season, it takes a real aficionado to know that it's the first frosts that really get the pheasant, grouse and woodcock in flight. Frost. Check. So this week, we decided to see if Corrigan's of Mayfair had bagged themselves a winner… We went for the humorously titled Game Birds Menu (£25pp) where you get a choice of three plates out of a selection including Pressed heritage beetroot, Salad of teal, Nettle gnocchi (although admittedly this hasn't been shot) and Mallard and brown butter. Fave by far […]

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Game Birds at Corrigans

While we're all aware that the Glorious Twelfth marks the start of the game season, it takes a real aficionado to know that it's the first frosts that really get the pheasant, grouse and woodcock in flight. Frost. Check. So this week, we decided to see if Corrigan's of Mayfair had bagged themselves a winner… We went for the humorously titled Game Birds Menu (£25pp) where you get a choice of three plates out of a selection including Pressed heritage beetroot, Salad of teal, Nettle gnocchi (although admittedly this hasn't been shot) and Mallard and brown butter. Fave by far […]

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East London Steak Company Boxing Day Box

There’s always so much focus on Christmas Day, isn’t there? But what about its younger sibling … Boxing Day? The East London Steak Company, for one, are keen not to neglect 26th December .. and in a bid to celebrate it, are putting together a very special Boxing Day Box for all those who are forced (through work, etc) to miss out on the festivities of the 25th. Inside their boxes, which come in sizes of 1.5kg (£45) or 3kg (£90), are these seven delights: A 28-Day Dry Aged Dexter Beef Rib Roasting Joint The Legendary Trencherman’s Gravy Marrow Shafts […]

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Selfridges: we hope you enjoy your stay

The once grandiose 260 room Selfridges Hotel has been out of active service as long as we can remember – its most recent guests being a coterie of fashion journalists attending last month’s 2012 trends’ presentation. However, as per yesterday’s WWD interview with co-owner Hilary Weston, all that’s set to change and the fashion dynasty is planning to return the hotel to its former glory. The original incarnation boasted a putting green, show space, a grass-covered area for exhibiting aircraft (really!), rooftop restaurants (precursor to the Pierre Koffmann pop-up of 2009) and even a swimming pool. But while Weston is […]

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Hot Hampers

From Annabel’s £3000 humdinger of a hamper to The Modern Pantry’s £30 per head version for reluctant chefs and everything in between – not least Bompas & Parr’s Adventure Hamper where flares and ice picks come as standard Christmas kit. The Bear Grylls of hampers The Adventure Hamper, £699.99 From today, aspiring explorers can snap up Bompas & Parr’s Adventure Hamper exclusively at Selfridges. Expect an array of provisions and equipment from pickles and jams that will help with malaria, altitude sickness, insect bites and jellyfish stings to more practical kit including a hand customised ice axe perfect for defrosting […]

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Christmas at The Corinthia

Looking for somewhere to enjoy Christmas in the capital … ? Look no further than The Corinthia Hotel. But why, you ask? Many reasons, we answer. Firstly, the kind Corinthia people have set up a festive Afternoon Tea for us all to enjoy. Sevred in the chic Lobby Lounge, under the beautiful Baccarat crystal 'Full Moon' chandelier, tea-goers will have their pick of delightful British produce: free range bronze turkey with chestnut stuffing finger sandwiches, creamed Innes goats cheese … along with various cakes, warmed scones and mince pies. Corinthia Festive Afternoon Tea £35, Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea £45, Louis Roederer Brut Rosé N.V. Afternoon Tea £53 per […]

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Tequila gets inked

2011 has been the year of the tattoo from Damien Hirst’s naughty butterfly version to celebrate the launch of Garage Magazine to the rather more parent friendly Girl With the Dragon Tattoo collection (launching tomorrow) for H&M by the movie’s costume designer Trish Summerville. And now, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia tequila is celebrating the creative subculture as well. It has teamed up with Mexican artist Jerónimo López Ramírez who has designed a handcrafted wooden box and homage to the work of famous Mexican tattoo legend, Dr. Lakra who takes inspiration from comic books to flamenco. All Cuervo’s special […]

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Low Mayfair

Aura founder David Serlui and former Brompton Club partner, Andy Giorgini have teamed up to launch new members’ club Low in the heart of St James to be accessed through the back entrance of a restaurant and tucked away down a hidden staircase. The strictly in-the-know destination will boast a ceiling embedded with thousands of glowing LEDs and then a black padded leather bar. Plush leather banquettes and booths surround the dance floor area and jars of Low’s own confectionary add a tongue-in-cheek touch to the décor. But if you’re cruising Jermyn Street listening out for pumping tracks from the […]

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C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor

It’s little surprise that Cowley Manor has just been awarded ‘Best Spa in a UK Hotel’ for the C-Side Spa.  The newly refurbished spa has both an indoor and outdoor pool, a gym, mani-pedi area and four treatment rooms: and it’s in the treatment rooms that the magic really happens. C-Side use their own skincare range, Green and Spring, and the products are gentle enough to soothe even the most sensitive skin types.   The main treatments at C-Side are massages, facials and wraps, although for extra indulgence there are also signature treatments, which include a medley of restoring and beneficial […]

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