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My Wardrobe Style Guide

The recent rebrand of my-wardrobe.com marked the success of a retailer which has forged an indispensable place for itself in our fashion lives. The next stage in its development has now gone live, and we’re pleased to report it’s a good one. My-Wardrobe is now the publisher of a handy digital Style Guide, which takes customers through a comprehensive collection of the season’s best fashion pieces. With collaboration from the best in designers, stylists and fash pack idols, the 100+ pages of shoots, profiles and stock are the most complete rundown of a fashion season that we could ever hope […]

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Wine gets arty at the RA

In normal circumstances, anyone leaving The Royal Academy with a piece of its art work is liable to find themselves held at her majesty’s pleasure. However, visitors to Peyton & Byrne’s Restaurant at the Royal Academy are being invited to do just that – albeit for a small (ish) fee. Inspired by the success of artist-designed wine labels at Atlantic Bar and Grill where his career as a restaurateur began in the nineties, Oliver Peyton is launching an exclusive collection of wines featuring special edition labels designed by Royal Academicians and famous artists such as Tracey Emin and Gary Hume. […]

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Mother’s Day Treats

Dutiful sons and daughters take note. This year Mothering Sunday falls on 3 April and restaurants across town are getting into the matriarchal spirit. Whether your mother’s a mama or a matron you’re sure to find something that fits the bill so check out our fabulous line-up and line up a treat for your mum. Best for Modern Mums Mums can enjoy The Modern Pantry’s three course lunch menu for half price – a bargainous £11.75. Tempting dishes executed in Anna Hansen’s signature style, include Chorizo and water chestnut sticky rice balls with tahini moroni miso cream and Sage and […]

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Something… at The Folly

With Bloomsbury-based boutique Something…is popping up at City destination The Folly until the end of April, patrons can combine a lunchtime drink with a spot of retail therapy. Something… specialises in handmade home wares and vintage gifts so you can choose from a fabulous line-up of scented candles, glassware and crockery, luxury beauty products, and even truffle oils and jams. Something… and The Folly are a match made in heaven as the wares of the Lamb’s Conduit Street store perfectly compliment the venue’s quirky decor of flower pot lampshades, cork-fronted bar and rough-hewn driftwood furniture. The all-day drinking and dining […]

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Hendrick’s High Tea

On Mother’s Day, Mayfair hideaway, Hush is to launch a fabulous new tea menu in partnership with Hendrick’s gin with complimentary cocktails for afternoon tea guests. During Hendrick’s High Tea time (Mon-Sat 3-6pm) everything on offer from jams to macaroons will be influenced by the unique infusions of Cucumber and Rose Petal essences that comprise Hendrick’s Gin. The Hendricks High Tea features Smoked salmon, Cucumber and Corn-fed chicken and Avocado sandwiches, Warm scones with clotted cream and a trio of homemade jams (Strawberry, Rose Petal Jelly and Gooseberry and Elderflower). You can also expect mini macaroons by Bougie. And to […]

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The Sanctum Soho Royal Package

Trust rock 'n' roll hotel The Sanctum Soho to come up a crown jewel of a way to celebrate the royal wedding. First up guests buying into the hotel's Royal Package will find a luxury 'Best of British' goody basket in their rooms complete with the patriotic paraphenalia needed for the big day from union jack cupcakes and flags to tea, scones and mini jams. However, there's so much more to see. For one weekend only, the hotel is being transformed into the Royal Soho Palace, complete with union jack walk-ways, Pimms o'clock rooftop sundeck and private cinema screening live […]

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Pollen Street Social

It’s been an unspeakably long time coming but then again, Jason’s been rather a busy boy. However, reservation lines for his debut London eaterie Pollen Street Social are due to open (and, we anticipate, to ring off the hook) on 31 March, three weeks before the venue launches on 18 April. Ramsay protégé, Atherton, left Maze restaurant in May 2010 and we can’t wait to see what he can do left to his own devices. He describes the Pollen Street Social menu as “having one foot in the past and the other in the future” – meaning that where classical […]

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Taittinger gets arty

Champagne Taittinger, famed for its specially commissioned artist designed vintage bottles has added a new creative to its collection. Senegalese Amadou Sow has created a limited edition bottle for the house’s 2002 Vintage and the new bottle will be available from the end of this month. Sow’s collection, the twelfth in Taittinger’s ongoing series, is named ‘Cosmic Pearls’ and depicts an evening in Africa with vibrantly coloured champagne bubbles on a black backdrop representing the continent’s star-studded sky and the universe beyond. The series was the brainchild of Claude Taittinger who approached Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely in 1983 as he […]

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The Jam Tree

Popular West Kensington gastropub, The Jam Tree is spreading its wings with a second branch opening this week on King’s Road. The Jam Tree Chelsea will feature a copper topped bar, roaring fires, mismatched furniture including salvaged tables and chesterfield sofas and then antique mirrors and pop art adorn the walls. We’re also looking forward to lazy summer afternoons in the garden. The menu from executive chef, James Browne – formerly of The Settle Inn, The Well and Alchemy – will mirror that of The Jam Tree original with its diverse line-up from Malaysia, South Africa and India plus good […]

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Harvey Nichols Royal Tea

Another one for the Royal bandwagon – Harvey Nichols restaurants have snapped up the chance to host a Royal Wedding themed afternoon tea, starting from the 4th April. From 3pm to 5.30pm, weary shoppers can indulge in a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones, with the £30 price including their exclusive limited edition celebratory mug. Choosing to go the charmingly humorous route, the mug features “Quince William” and “Skate Middleton”, which ensures it is a step-ahead of every other marriage-themed piece of crockery released thus far. The mugs will also be on sale in Harvey Nichols Foodmarkets at £20. The […]

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The Modern Pantry

Soho centric fans of Anna Hansen’s The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell have a real treat in store. From 22 March, the New Zealander will be transporting her popular eclectic menu Wardour Street’s Meza for a month long spring pop up. The Meza restaurant and bar will be completely transformed into The Modern Pantry’s defining minimal vibe with with furniture from Danish design house Fritz Hansen, grey and white painted walls and artwork from guest artists Kate Boxer and Robert Clarke. An a la carte menu will include favourites such as Sugar-cured New Caledonian Prawn Omelette with spring onion, coriander and […]

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Punchdrunk at W London

Mr W was hosting parties for the likes of Kate Moss and Primal Scream even while Leicester Square's W Hotel was still a quasi building site so now that hotel, Spice Market resto and Wyld night club are open for business you wouldn't expect them to fade quietly into the London landscape now would you? Tonight sees W turn auditorium with a quirky performance from innovative theatre company Punchdrunk. As ticket holders and invited guests explore the rooms and corridors, they'll meet an intriguing cast of characters as they're drawn into an enticing world inspired by Hitchcock's 'Rear Window.' But […]

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