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Pampered in the Paddock

This year, racegoers attending Ladies Day on 13 August at Newbury Racecourse will have a lot more to celebrate than just their winnings. The racecourse has partnered with Randolphs, providers of luxury butler service, for Pampered in the Paddock, a unique package that will ensure they are waited on hand and foot. Expect your Champagne glass to be magically refilled, an umbrella that appears at the first speck of rain and doors held open exactly when you need it. The package includes everything from a Premier Enclosure ticket and car park badge to your own private escort to the Pampered […]

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The Summer of Love

It may sit as the little haven of peace behind Oxford Street, but tomorrow evening, St Christopher’s Place is set to come alive with the sound of music. For as part of the minute square’s ‘Summer of Love’ festival that runs until 8th August – the two week campaign which has celebrated summer’s love and romance in the best way St Christopher’s has known how – Regent’s Park Open Theatre will be presenting two exclusive performances from their new musical, ‘Crazy for You’. Kim Medcalf will be one of two actress performing the romantic Gershwin medleys to the passers by. But worry […]

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The Ritz Manicure

With nail colours from Trafalgar Square to Pimlico on the market, we thought we'd seen it all – until we heard about an entire manicure created for and named after the iconic Ritz Hotel. The new Ritz Manicure has been conceived in partnership with Jeff Pink, inventor of the French Manicure and founder of the Orly Professional Nail Care range who has also created a signature gold nail lacquer called The Ritz – available exclusively at The Ritz Salon. The treatment begins with a fragrant hand soak, is followed by an olive grain exfoliation, massage and skin-softening wrap. Last comes […]

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El Bulli

Throughout his 24 odd year tenure, Ferran Adrià's world-famous restaurant has closed annually only to re-emerge the following year with a menu even more innovative than the last. However, the weekend just gone, it closed its doors for the final time. The three Michelin-starred restaurant took no less than three million reservation enquiries in its final season from international gastronomes desperate to get their jaws around that multi-course tasting menu while there was still time. Where Adrià led in the field of molecular gastronomy with his nitro-caipirinha with tarragon concentrate, huge bowls of carrot and mandarin foam, sugar cane palate […]

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Disaronno Film Series

The makers of Italian liqueur Disaronno have teamed up with Lauren Laverne who has curated a series of iconic Italian inspired films to be shown at the Rooftop Film Club at London’s Queen of Hoxton between 11 and 14 August.     The special weekend is part of Disaronno’s three month partnership with the Film Club and guests can expect to find the venue transformed into a stylish terrace for the opening night of the series when Disaronno cocktails and canapés will be served and that modern classic, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, will be introduced by Lauren herself. Other […]

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The Impact Gala Dinner

It may seem a long way off, but you might want to jot this one down. Tickets have just begun selling for the Impact Gala Dinner, an event which won’t rear its glamorous head until Monday 7th November. But this really is one date to remember, for it is on that night that some of the UK’s greatest chefs, Heston Blumenthal, Lisa Allen, Brett Graham and Jason Atherton (above), will be taking to the kitchen tops and preparing an outstanding array of food in celebration of PAC’s (Post-Adoption Care) 25th birthday. Hosted at the Savoy hotel, guests will be tucking into […]

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The Sound Tree: the haute couture of speakers

L’Arc du Triumph, the Louvre, Champs-Élysées, Colette – been there done that. Well we’ll raise you The Sound Tree musical tree installation in the glamorous Bar at the Plaza Athénée.The sculpture by designers Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman was unveiled at the International Furniture Fair of Milan and represents their creative vision for Elipson’s iconic, spherical Planet speakers on the occasion of the brand’s 60th anniversary.       The trunk-shaped base contains the subwoofer, while the cables spread from the base to the ceiling  like branches. Each of the round fruits is actually a speaker and anyone standing under […]

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East India in EC2

Luxury restaurant operator D&D London behind gastronomic destinations including Bluebird and o Quaglino’s has announced plans to re-develop the ground floor and basement of the Old Bengal Warehouse off Bishopsgate in the City on London. The warehouse forms part of the Devonshire Square Estate or DSQ to its fans, which has recently completed its Western and Central Courtyards. The planned 10,000sqft development will include two restaurants, bars and a specialist wine shop. One of the restaurants is to be a steak house and the second will specialise in seafood while both venues will have extensive outdoor seating within the building’s […]

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Mad for it

So you’ve enjoyed the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea in the Courtyard Garden at Sanderson. Well now it’s available to go! The hotel’s pastry chefs have created a takeaway version that’s available from St. Martins Lane hotel too.     So prepare to tumble down the proverbial rabbit hole and explore London’s parks and green spaces with a Mad Hatter’s Picnic including gastronomic adventures such as, ‘Eat Me’ Queen of Hearts – a strawberry and cream mousse, a chocolate and coffee layered sponge cake and a chocolate rabbit’s clock that melts in the mouth and finger sandwiches too served in a […]

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The Door

A new door is opening in the City of London. Literally. The Door is a new oyster bar and grill restaurant on Cornhill serving steaks from across the globe. The stylish ground floor bar and 90 cover mezzanine restaurant has been created by BGW Design Studio with plush interiors in classic muted greys, silver and black tones, preserving many of the building’s original features such as large curved windows flooding the room with natural light and a corniced ceiling that’s been painted silver. The menu has been put together by Executive Chef John Murphy (Palm and Rules) with an emphasis […]

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Belgium Day in Shoreditch

You may not know this, but tomorrow is National Belgian Day. In celebration of this event, Shoreditch’s Bar Music Hall will be transforming into a mini-Belgium, offering a multitude of Belgian beers and dishes for all the nation’s compatriots and all those new to it, too. On tap to enjoy will be the country’s speciality golden ale, Duvel 8.5%, as will Vedett, Maredsous and Liefmans’ unique fruit beers. Alongside the booze will be an array of delectable dishes straight from the ‘Low Country’, including dark chocolate, waffles, moules, ceviche, burgers and frites. If that lot doesn’t take your fancy, they even […]

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Pop Up At The Palace

Popping up in Whitehall’s dramatic Banqueting House from this week until 28 August is a brand new summer restaurant. Set within the iconic building’s Great Hall, guests can enjoy lunch and afternoon tea by renowned catering company Party Ingredients showcasing the finest food and wines from around the British Isles. Two traditional afternoon teas will be served everyday: The Rubens Tea and The King’s Tea. The Rubens features Organic smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches in handmade granary bread, lavender fruit scones with Cornish clotted cream & Kentish strawberry jam and summer fruit tartlets with peaches and redcurrant And then the […]

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