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La Tasca – Free Meal if Spain Wins

Casual dining chain La Tasca is set to give away thousands of free meals if Spain wins the World Cup. The tapas restaurant and bar group, owned by the Bay Restaurant Group, will offer the meals to customers who watch the game in any of its restaurants showing the Spain vs Netherlands World Cup Final on Sunday. Around one-third of its restaurants have been installed with screens to celebrate the competition. Joanne Cox, La Tasca’s brand manager said: “To show our support to the home of La Tasca and to our customers who come to watch the game in our […]

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Bombay Sapphire Cardboard Cocktails

On Friday 30 July sees a free two day design festival taking place at the V&A. The museum is partnering up with iconic London gin, Bombay Sapphire and will be serving the season’s most fashionable cocktail – Bombay Sapphire Summer Gin Punch in sustainable cardboard cocktail glasses on the first night! V&A Summer Camp will showcase six creative tents, dotted throughout the Museum which will be curated by leading cultural lights including Peter Marigold, Linda Brothwell and Fabien Cappello and will see interactive workshops and displays around the themes of sustainability and ‘make do and mend.’ A central evening  feature […]

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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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Cinnamon Kitchen Canapé Collection

With the London Kitchen’s canapé restaurants popping up across the capital, Londoners are going canapé crazy. No longer are these delicious morsels the preserve of cocktail parties. The Cinnamon Kitchen too has locked into the trend and is offering its own unique version of a tasting menu that showcases its repertoire in bite-sized canapé form. Executive chef, Vivek Singh and head chef Abdul Yaseen have created a sit down dining experience consisting entirely of canapés. They have devised a four-course, fourteen-canapé epic that is also paired with Champagne to fully recreate the cocktail party experience at the table. This spice-infused […]

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Jonny Woo at Lovebox

Renowned London music festival, Lovebox, now in its seventh year, has invited Jonny Woo to host the main stage on Sunday 18 July. The festival will be headlined by Grace Jones and Woo will introduce acts from Hot Chip to Peaches. He’ll also be showcasing his experimental dance troupe, Maude Adams and All Those Children’ plus cult track ‘Drag Queen in A Coma’ and showing off a range of bizarre and beautiful fashion costumes from cutting edge designers GILES, Roksanda Illinic, Louise Gray, Alex Noble and Lyall Hakaraia. Gok Wan eat your heart out! A true star of London’s club […]

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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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Mayfair Park & Tower Race

Galvin’s Chance, the charitable programme helping disadvantaged young people find work in the hospitality industry is running the second Mayfair Park and Tower Race on 7 July. The race involves a 4.5 km sprint around Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake followed by a gruelling 28 floor tower run to the top of the London Hilton on Park Lane. If you think you have the stamina, limited entry places are still available – you just need to commit to raising £250 in sponsorship. This year participants will be joined by culinary marathon man, Michel Roux Junior, plus several of Sky One’s Gladiators. […]

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Mondrian LA Pop-Up Emporium

Visitors to LA’s swanky Mondrian hotel should be sure to check out an exclusive new pop-up style emporium in collaboration with Ron Robinson of cult home, beauty and design product fame. Following past Mondrian pop-ups from LA swimwear brand Shay Todd to intimates design powerhouse Kiki de Montparnasse, Ron Robinson at Mondrian will bring its carefully curated collection to the hotel’s intimate, custom-designed retail space on the Sunset Strip. The boutique delivers a one-stop shopping destination of inspiration, fun, and entertainment with 300 square feet of signature products including a custom-designed Pamela Love t-shirt and a selection of bracelets, cuffs, […]

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