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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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Courvoisier Revolutionary Spirit 2010

Bastille Day marks the start of Courvoisier Revolutionary Spirit. Renowned food and drink experimentalists and Courvoisier’s Future 500 members, Bompas & Parr take over Belgrave Square, London to create a journey through  the history of food. Visitors will be able to wander through the spectacular five-floor Georgian townhouse from a medieval banquet all the way to 21st century molecular gastronomy! The jellymongers promise to push the boundaries with extraordinary culinary delights including giant sugar sculptures, flooded dining rooms and dinner in the belly of a dinosaur based on the 1854 Iguanodon banquet. This interactive experience will offer guests a feast […]

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Nozomi Bento

Ritzy Japanese restaurant, Nozomi, in Beauchamp Place is a real destination for a glossy and glamorous Knightsbridge clientele. The 200 cover raised ground floor restaurant complete with panoramic glass atrium serves all the usual suspects executed to perfection plus its own unique take on the subject from Salmon skin rolls to Wagyu beef tataki and King crab salad with white asparagus and black truffle to Foie-gras terrine marinated with ume plum wine and sake on a lotus root crisp. In the evening set menus start at a reassuringly expensive £59, however, there's a new lunchtime offer on gorgeously presented black […]

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Tyrrells Vegetable Orchestra

To celebrate the launch of their ‘Harvest Celebration’ Garden at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show, Tyrrells Potato Chips will be introducing a special performance at the show from The Tyrrells Vegetable Orchestra of Great Britain – the first of its kind anywhere in the UK! Tim Cranmore, Head Musicologist at Tyrrells has created a range of instruments made entirely out of vegetables, which include drums made out of pumpkins and parsnips, a carrot recorder, courgette and pepper trumpets and a carrot xylophone, amongst others. Tim has recruited musicians from the Royal Academy of Music to perform with the special […]

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Daisy Lowe launches fashion collection

Daisy Lowe is to soon unveil her debut fashion collection. The model is to make her commendable sense of style to the high street as she joins forces with French label Morgan. There has been very little information about the range , although it has been confirmed that  the one-off Night Owl range will feature 15 pieces including both apparel and accessories at an economical price point. Lowe’s line will comprise a selection of dresses, jewellery, footwear and bags. Initially the Collection will only be available in France, throughout 25 Morgan Stores.  The range is set to launch in November.

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JPG Undercover

The enfant terrible of the fashion world Jean Paul Gaultier has announced a decadent and seductive collaboration with the pioneers of fine lingerie over at La Perla. As the underwear-as-outerwear trend continues to plague us mere mortals, it is a relief to see lingerie put back in its rightful place – although the pieces are, quite frankly, divine. The collection is set to hit selected stores in November, with two limited-edition pieces on the runway at the Gaultier haute couture show next week, according to WWD. Heavily inspired by pop goddess Madonna, JPG is on a mission to bring back […]

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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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Food Lovers Market

Modern food marker pioneer, Henrietta Green has joined forced with Shane Holland of Slow Food fame to introduce a weekly Food Lovers Market in the heart of Soho. As part of Westminster City Council’s strategy to re-vitalise the borough’s markets, the weekly event will run from 9am to 4pm every Saturday and will consist of around 30 stalls selling top quality seasonal produce. With the aim of restoring the thrill of shopping for food in Soho, Henrietta and Shane have chosen an eclectic and diverse selection of stall-holders and vetted them meticulously vetted to ensure quality and value for money. […]

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Yo! Collagen

Remember Harvey Nichols’ collagen marshmallows? Well, it was only a matter of time before other retailers started wising up and realising that the benefits of collagen are not just confined to tinctures with which we plump our skin from the outside. Indeed, a collagen craze has been sweeping through Japan for some time seeing the beauty elixir added to everything from bath gel to yoghurt and noodles too! It’s even made it Stateside and  featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. But back to Blighty and the new Tokyo inspired YO! Sushi in London’s Market Place which has just launched a […]

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Rise in Meal Deals set to soar

The demand for meal deals is set to soar with the impending  rise of VAT . Pizza Express offers more discount vouchers than any other restaurant chain, a survey has found, with demand for meal deals set to soar with the impending VAT rise announced in this week’s emergency budget. Pizza Express vouchers make up a third of the online restaurant deals market, according to restaurant voucher website Crunchlunch. Rival pizza chain Zizzi came in second place at 15%, with groups including Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Ask and La Tasca following with 8% of the market between them. The result means that Gondola […]

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Goldfish City

Is Geoff Leong on a mission to take over London with his modern Chinese and Taiwanese fare? We reported in March that the entrepreneur had reopened Hampstead celebrity favourite, Goldfish following a massive refurb and expansion. And then last month he launched a Bayswater outpost of China Town staple, Leong's Legends and now Goldfish City is opening this summer and promises a unique new Chinese brasserie style experience in the heart of London's Square Mile. An authentic dim sum trolley of steamed, aromatic parcels will certainly make a working lunch a speedy affair. But in addition to emerald green spinach, […]

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