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Butterdrop Cakes

Watch out Hummingbird, there is a new kid on the block – Satski Gamble, who used to be a baker at New York’s divine Magnolia Bakery in New York.  Satski has set up a cake business ‘Butterdrop’ which runs just outside of London, from Red Velvet to Coconut Meringue , all the edible cupcakes  are just mouth watering.  The birthplace of the cupcake craze has taken over, they are now a must at all events, parties and weddings. Satski has made cupcakes for the TV show “Sex And The City” and birthday cakes for Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Meryl Streep and George Soros, to […]

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What’s Your Beef?

Ah there's nothing like a good old steakhouse to get the blood coursing through our veins while we prepare for the release of Eclipse, third installment in the Twilight series. And this summer promises fresh blood on London's carnivorous dining scene. Yes, following in the grand tradition of The Palm, Hawksmoor and Gaucho come JW Steakhouse and Goodman, Old Jewry Street . Next month, JW Steakhouse, brand new addition to Park Lane's exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel will feature unique cut, one mother of a 32 ounce rib eye on-the-bone that goes by suitably Wild West moniker, "The Tomahawk." The kitchen […]

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Corbin & King

Drawing on their combined years of experience in the hotel industry, business masterminds Chris Corbin and Jeremy King will be furthering the success of the iconic Wolseley with plans to open a new boutique venture in Mayfair. The City of Westminster Council has been approached with the idea to revamp a unique Art Deco building on Balderton Street, between Oxford Street and Grosvenor Square, building a couple of new storeys to incorporate the luxe facilities. Originally a town garage when built in 1926, the move is a real kiss of life for the coveted property. The hotel will have 85 […]

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Chefs in The Maldives

This year Soneva by Six Senses is launching the Slow Life Thairi award system, whereby celebrity chefs are being invited to both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili in the Maldives and asked to assess the current standard of cuisine on offer. They have been asked to award ‘Thairi’s’, the Maldivian word for star, at the end of their stay at the resorts. Once they have come to a decision, an independent panel will be notified with the result. Thairi’s will be awarded under strict guidelines which have been drawn up by a jury of independent chefs and the results will […]

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Dead Eagle Trail

The launch of Jane Hilton’s photographic exhibition and accompanying journal, Dead Eagle Trail, was a Honduras Street hoedown complete with hay-bales, Stetsons and shot girls wearing Daisy Duke shorts and little else! Having made front cover of the Saturday Telegraph Magazine the previous week, the preview was completely rammed but braving the throng and squeezing around the exhibition itself was certainly worthwhile. Setting out to document that cultural archtype, the all American cowboy, Hilton’s fascinating series, shot over a staggering four and a half year period, features her subjects within their own personal environments – both out in the field […]

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Somerset House

Compass Group have joined forces with Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens to relaunch the dining operation at Somerset House this month as Tom’s Kitchen and Tom's Terrace. The chef, who currently operates Tom’s Kitchen and an eponymous restaurant in Chelsea, will oversee the dining operation at Somerset House with the launch of a second Tom’s Kitchen and Tom’s Terrace, the venue’s summer-only terrace restaurant. The 90-seat Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House, which is set to launch on 28 June, will serve an all-day menu of seasonal British dishes similar to Aikens’ original site in Chelsea, which first opened in 2006. Meanwhile […]

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Pescheria Mattiucci

Welcome Pescheria Mattiucci.  This new fishmonger come restaurant opened only last month in Blenhaim Crescent and is fast becoming a favourite of all the locals. Mattiucci’s operates as a fishmonger with a small daily selection of fish prepared by Diego for in-house dinning. The place has lashings of Italian charm. The small shop on Blenheim Crescent is decked out in blue and white with partially tiled, partially whitewashed floors and walls.  There are no tables so diners perch on blue plastic fish barrels using ledges that hug the walls and window.  Prices are very reasonable  Lunch with two with wine […]

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Wolf and Badger

Recently opened design hub Wolf & Badger seeks to nurture new talent by offering discounted rental space in a shop that would otherwise be totally unaffordable to them on Ledbury Road.  The brainchild of local art impression Samir Ceric and bag designer Zoe Knight. For as little as £35 a week emerging designers across the fields of fashion, accessories, jewellery and product design receive a beautiful shop space, their own e-commerce page and an in valuable know how from the team. The designers also get 90% of the profits from sales of their pieces, giving young design talent a leg […]

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Vegetarian Festival Menus

Vegetarian Week commences on 24 May and Mark Read, Executive Chef at Belgravia’s Mango Tree and Chelsea’s Awana, is getting into the botanical spirit with two Vegetarian Festival Menus to showcase his celebrated South Asian fare. Both restaurants are renowned for their use of the finest seasonal and locally sourced produce so are the perfect vehicles from which to experience the fruits of vegetarian dining. At Mango Tree, diners can expect delicious Thai starters of Deep Fried Salt & Pepper Marinated Tofu; Snow Fungus Salad with Chilli & Coriander or Crystal Wrap Fragrant Herb & Vegetable Rolls. Main courses are […]

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The Rabot Estate

The new Rabot Estate café start-up in Borough Market promises to do for Cacao what successful sister company, Hotel Chocolat did for, well, chocolate! Visitors to Borough will find a stripped interior recreating the brand’s St Lucia plantation right in the heart of SE1. Terry Moore Design has employed reclaimed materials including naturally weathered wood, vintage corrugated iron and handwritten manila labels and there’s an ingenious trompe l’oeuil window featuring views of the estate projected onto a whitewashed wall. The Rabot Estate takes its name from Saint Lucia’s oldest cocoa estate dating back to 1745 and was bought five years […]

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LVMH Plans for Expansion

LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group, with over 50 luxury brands, has revealed that due to the continued uncertain economic climate it plans to expand this year. “This year has started off well…I’m confident enough. Still, I think it’s necessary to be prudent,” said LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault  at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting. Despite reporting an 11.3 per cent spike in its first quarter revenues earlier this week, Arnault spoke of plans for “targeted expansion”, noting the importance of adopting a long-term approach to keep brands at the height of luxury. […]

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A Room with a View

Like we needed another reason to up sticks and decamp to Hollywood but it was only a matter of time before the Soho House empire set up shop in La La land. Hollywood and LA attract seekers of fame and fortune like moths to a flame but while some aspiring stars are eclipsed by the bright lights and fizzle out into oblivion, the real leading lights are galvanized by their new realm and inspired to burn all the brighter. So to Soho House’s West Hollywood crib. Located in a stunning two floor penthouse suite high above the west end of […]

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