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G & Tea at The Langham

Following an 80m refurbishment, the top London Hotel has also added a bit of a new spark to some of it's menus.  This month is your last chance to have a 'G & Tea' in the Palm Court, where the hotel's 'tea sommeliers' have worked with Beefeater 24 and mastered an afternoon tea package inspired by the distillery's new super-premium-gin.  So it's an afternoon tea with a gin and tonic, but the concept goes a little deeper.The tea has been flavoured with gin botanicals, whilst  Beefeater gin is also comprised of a rare combination of teas. The 'Tea' also comprises […]

Openings & Launches

Catch of the day

As London gears up for the release of Sex & The City II, Little Venice is preparing for a US themed launch of its own which will see a little slice of The Hamptons pop up in Maida Vale for six months and Islington’s fro-yo scene is benefitting from an eco-friendly makeover. The nautically themed Summerhouse situated on the banks of the canal looks for all the world like a Long Island beach house. Sibling to First Restaurant Group’s popular Waterway restaurant next door, this seasonal gem is the perfect place to sport Breton stripes, preppy deck shoes, an oh […]

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Mews of Mayfair

Discovering a new after work destination which although you’ve passed it by numerous times you’ve never really grasped its true potential, gives you the same rather smug feeling of satisfaction that comes from shopping your closet and finding a perfectly on-trend combo you’d completely forgotten you’d bought! I almost don’t want to share Mews of Mayfair but that would be as selfish as concealing the existence of a new Marc Jacobs. Founded four years ago by London entrepreneur, James Robson, it’s tucked away in Lancashire Court betwixt the shopping Meccas of Brook Street and New Bond Street. I stopped by for […]

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Mews of Mayfair

Discovering a new after work destination which although you've passed it by numerous times you've never really grasped its true potential, gives you the same rather smug feeling of satisfaction that comes from shopping your closet and finding a perfectly on-trend combo you'd completely forgotten you'd bought! I almost don't want to share Mews of Mayfair but that would be as selfish as concealing the existence of a new Marc Jacobs. Founded four years ago by London entrepreneur, James Robson, it's tucked away in Lancashire Court betwixt the shopping Meccas of Brook Street and New Bond Street. I stopped by for […]

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Fashion, Bottled.

Diet Coke has become every savvy girl’s go-to for a quick mid-afternoon energy fix – and now it has received the Lagerfeld magic touch! In a somewhat unforeseen move, Mr Chanel himself has turned his attentions to the iconic Coca Cola bottle, imposing a monochrome colour scheme and a hot pink bottletop. The chic aluminium bottle is exclusively on preview from April 24th at Colette in Paris, and is also available with a unique box that holds an accompanying bottle opener in a hidden drawer. The Coca Cola Light containers are emblazoned with a black silhouette of this modern fashion […]

Openings & Launches

South London Massive

The march of the South London massive continues apace! The Renaissance boys are extending their monopoly to encompass the mean streets of Kennington with the brand new Tommyfield gastropub and the Granville Arcade of Brixton Village (work with me here) is developing a new scene much akin to Shoreditch's Redchurch Street. Renaissance Pubs, the gastro-team behind renowned Southside venues The Avalon, The Abbeville and The Stonhouse in Clapham as well as The Bolingbroke in Battersea, is adding a new stable mate to its burgeoning portfolio and The Tommyfield on Kennington Lane opens for business at the beginning of May. Named […]

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Number One Spirit

After beating 115 entries in the highly respected San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Chase Vodka (the only English Potato Vodka), has won a Double Gold Medal and the award for the ‘World’s Best Vodka’.  The Vodka comes from Tyrrells creator William Chase, ‘potato farmer come entrepreneur’ from Hereford. William Chase comments: “When we sold Tyrrells we had to rename the Vodka. I was so impressed with the quality of our first batch of Vodka that I was proud to put my name on it. We are really chuffed to have it endorsed as the world’s best Vodka. The boutique distillery uses home-grown raw materials to produce the […]

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Love Music Love Food

For the past ten years the Teenage Cancer Trust has taken over the majestic Royal Albert Hall for a week to showcase some of the world’s most loved and celebrated musicians. Headed up by Roger Daltrey CBE of The Who fame, the project raises significant funds and awareness for the invaluable charity, which provides key support to young people dealing with cancer. Now the music has died down and the sounds of The Who, The Specials and Noel Gallagher have left the hallowed halls, turn your attentions to the Love Music Love Food project, also in aid of the TCT. […]

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Starlite Urban Drive-In

Ok we know cars are supposed to be the spawn of satan but if heaven is a tube carriage on the Victoria line then we’ll happily see you in hell with the top down. At the Volvo Starlite Urban Drive-In to be precise.     Vauxhall no longer has the monopoly on cool automotive events. Jumping on the band (or should we say station) wagon is Volvo which is supplying a fleet of 20 cars for the project which launches on 1 July at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery with a star-studded premiere followed by public screenings of Eclipse (the third […]

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The Peak Health Club & Spa

The attention to detail is what makes the exclusive Peak Health Club & Spa one of London’s premier health and beauty centres. Situated on the ninth floor of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, the palm trees, soft lighting and spectacular views of the city make you feel you’re in a ‘haven away from home’. Voted ‘Top Ten UK Day Spa 2008’ by readers of Conde Nast Traveller; the health club has state-of-the-art facilities, including a fully equipped gym and aerobics studio, sauna, steam room, golf simulator, awarding winning Spa and a 20 metre indoor swimming pool. Feeling tired and in need of some indulgence, I […]

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