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Cocomaya Summer Specialities

With the long summer days finally upon us, the team at Cocomaya are now offering luxury picnic hampers and indulgent ice creams at their Connaught Village boutique bakery and chocolate shop. Wicker baskets filled with beautifully boxed Cocomaya goodies and decorated with edible flowers come in two sizes brimming with delicious seasonal fresh foods.  The smaller hamper (£15 per head) includes cheese straws, three salads and a selection of mini desserts and cakes freshly prepared on the day.  For a more extravagant day out the high tea hamper (£25 per head) includes a selection of loose leaf teas, three varieties […]

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Villa Vuitton

If you love Louis Vuitton’s Bond Street Maison, then make sure you check out the relaunched Vuitton Villa in sunny Saint-Tropez. The original store on rue François Sibilli, near the town’s famous port, has doubled in size with the integration of an adjoining former pottery house on rue Georges Clemenceau. The updated interior design concept reflects that legendary laid-back Mediterranean glamour. Light floods in via large windows opening onto an inner garden paved with traditional Provencal briquettes and filled with trailing wisteria and fragrant orange trees. Visitors to the original store will find Vuitton’s trademark women’s leather goods and accessories […]

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The Flower Cellars

Covent Garden’s uber trendy Hospital Club has, for some time, been regarded as one of the capital’s leading creative hotspots and attracts supremely talented members from across the arts. From its stand-out ‘Creatives in Residence’ mentoring programme and onsite screening rooms to pop-up gigs from La Roux and concept club nights such as Avant Garden, the Endell Street hub has made a real mark on London’s artistic landscape. And now, The Hospital Club is curating exciting and unique blank-canvas space, The Flower Cellars. Rather than being limited to a venue with a ready-made personality, event organisers are increasingly being drawn […]

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The AllSaints Arms

AllSaints of Spitalfields fame is running on a definite high. The edgy Brit clothing line has recently launched to massive acclaim on the other side of the pond, and it is now announced that the store is launching a pop-up pub in hipster heaven Williamsburg for a stint this summer. The pub will be in conjunction with the infamous Jelly Pool Parties, a concert series now in its 5th year. Better still, the venture includes the ever-chic input of Miss Agyness Deyn, who will be videoblogging from the AllSaints boozer alongside journalist Fiona Byrne, should you not happen to be […]

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Not Afternoon Tea

The OXO Tower Brasserie has just the thing if you fancy something a little stronger than an pot of Darjeeling of an afternoon. Not Afternoon Tea does exactly what it doesn’t say on the caddy! The new menu features a range of four tasting dessert plates, each paired with a matching cocktail. Working along the OXO Tower bar team, pastry chef, Penny Wabbit has created some seriously delicious dessert options. Her ‘Tea and Coffee’ – paired with a Grown Up Tea cocktail features red bush tea mousse, coffee and walnut cake kuala jelly, Earl Grey tea parfait and green tea […]

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The Masters

Anyone in need of a little fashion-infused culture? Threads: Six Masters of Fashion Photography is currently on at Diemar/Noble gallery and will be gone again come July 11th, so head along now to soak up some of the earliest and most sophisticated images in fashion photography. This breed of artistry can be attributed to Edward Steichen who, in 1923, was the first photographer commissioned to Conde Nast, where room was made amongst the traditional illustrations for his images.  When the German edition of Vogue was given an overhaul in 1929 illustration was scrapped all together and the fashion magazine as […]

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Vauxhall Motors Bowls Club

It’s time to dust off that flat cap that’s been nestling at the back of your wardrobe and don your best pair of this season’s brogues. Vauxhall Motors who brought us Vauxhall Skate and Vauxhall Ice Skate is preparing for the next instalment. Its summer extravaganza sees a one day only pop-up bowling club when Brick Lane will be transformed into a professional standard bowling club! Guests can expect to find a traditional bowling green with a serious twist. Bowlers will be greeted by a multi-coloured club house, psychedelic English country garden flowers a bandstand and, of course, some stylish […]

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Frae Notting Hill

Notting Hill-Billies bemoaning the lack of their own fro-yo emporium are in for an ice cold treat. Camden Passage favourite, Frae, is opening its second branch at number 47 Notting Hill Gate. Denizens of W11 can now feast on delicious 100% fat-free, low calorie, organic frozen yogurt fresh from the farm and free from additives or preservatives. The yogurt is packed full of live pro-biotics and active cultures and weighs in at just 83 calories for a small pot and comes in either Natural or Green Tea flavours. However, with topping combinations such as FRAE RED (natural frozen yogurt with […]

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Meet the Giraffes!

Family friendly restaurant chain, Giraffe, is hosting a wild day out with its Family Fun Day at London Zoo on 22 August. Guests, chosen at random from those registering on the website, will receive complimentary entry to the zoo plus admission to a special private Giraffe’s enclosure complete with barbecue, drinks and plenty of entertainment to keep the kids out of trouble. In addition to the zoo’s family of real giraffes, there’s also a world-class collection of 750 species and exciting exhibits from Meet The Monkeys in the Gorilla Kingdom to The Animal Adventure in the new Children’s Zoo. In […]

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The Union St Urban Orchard

A collaborative project put together by The Architecture Foundation, Bankside Open Spaces Trust, ProjectARKS and the Wayward Plant Registry (phew), The Union Street Urban Orchard has well and truly sprung offering an urban retreat across the heights of a smoggy London summer. Situated in SE1, the community garden and orchard is transforming a disused site in Bankside, with a host of activities and projects taking place this weekend. Ever wanted to keep bees in the city? Explore the possibilities of algae as energy? Or maybe learn the vital process that turns apples into cider, whatever your natural calling there will […]

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