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Experiences & Pop-Ups

8 of the Best Pop-Ups in May

May is here and alongside the two Bank Holidays, there are also plenty of pop-ups and supper clubs to attend. You could cruise down the canal eating spicy seafood, you could pay for your meal with recyclable plastic or you can drink a lot of wine at London Wine Week.

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The One With the Trifle: Regina Phalange Pop-up

‘What’s not to like? Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, good!’ Yep Friends fans will know exactly what we’re talking about. They might also still be lamenting over the fact that the last episode aired 14 years ago, which quite frankly just makes us feel hideously old. To mark the anniversary Deliveroo will be launching the Regina Phalange pop-up, a delivery restaurant that serves just one dish, the meat and sweet trifle. Yep the classic pudding that Rachel made for Thanksgiving. Not cutting any corners, the trifle includes lady fingers, custard, raspberries, bananas, whipped cream and beef sautéed with peas and […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Park Chinois Launch Opulent Immersive Show

If, Mayfair restaurant, Park Chinois wasn’t opulent enough, then they have just launched a new immersive show that is inspired by the sophistication and glamour of 1930s Shanghai. Running from Wednesday to Sunday each week and performed during dinner, you’ll be transported to a world of acrobatics, dances, musicians and mesmerising characters, through the dazzling show that has been choreographed by artistic director Diana Pintado. Bringing together comedy, burlesque, jazz and dancing, the theatrical show promises to be an evening of luxury and decadence. Whilst you watch you’ll be able to dine from the menu which includes the likes of […]

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Reviews

Critics’ Choices: Everywhere We Reviewed in April

In now time honoured style, here’s all the places that we went to in April, and what we thought! You’ll also note that we’re putting more travel reviews out, which is because we’re now covering travel as well as food and drink. So double whammy for you all!

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Openings & Launches

Spot The Newcomer, The Leopard Bar Coming To Victoria

There’s nothing in life that can’t be made 100% cooler if you wrap it in leopard print. Leopard print Crocs? Tick. Radio 2? Yes. A paragliding Nigel Farage in a thong? Grudgingly yes, but please get that image out of my head. Wrap it all in leopard print and you’ve got yourself a super-cool spotty beast. Which is what The Rubens At The Palace has gone and done. The hotel, overlooking Buckingham Palace, is opening a new bar and everything, yes everything, will be leopard print. A signature of the Red Carnation Hotel Group, the Leopard Bar is pretty much […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Learn Something New at Mondrian London

Remember when you’d spend rainy Saturday afternoons colouring in, making things and watching Art Attack? There’s something so satisfying about making something and whilst Neil Buchanan might have moved on from the painting (he’s now in a heavy metal band, would you believe?) we are all still for crafts. In fact, there is a whole week dedicated to it, London Craft Week will be returning from the 9th – 13th May 2018 and to celebrate, Mondrian London will be hosting a series of workshops and talks to encourage us to release our inner artists and creative minds. Taking place in […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Feisty Women Wanted: Apply Here…

Are you a feisty, strong, badass woman? If so then coincidence would have it that there’s a supper club on the lookout for ‘feisty, strong, badass women’. Today’s your lucky day. Feisty Feast is all about bringing women together through a combination of atmospheric venues, powerful guest speakers, and, most importantly, ‘divine feasting’. It’s an import from Canada, courtesy of Julia Khan Anselmo, a native of Vancouver who founded Feisty Feast back in 2013. Since then it’s become an  international community of women supporting and celebrating each another with 13 previous events taking place in Canada and West Coast USA, with the […]

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Reviews

We Review: W New York Times Square

What? New York, The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps. It’s my favourite city (after London of course, my loyalty runs deep) and on my last visit, I wanted to go all out, I wanted to go big, I wanted to stay right in the heart of the city: Times Square. So, I headed to W New York – Times Square, a minute from Times Square? Check. Two seconds from a Starbucks? You betcha. 99 cent pizza so close you can smell it? Yep. It had everything I needed for my all-American stay. New? Nope, it’s been open since […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Churchill At Sea: The Nautical Themed Terrace

When we think of Winston Churchill it’s generally the dashing young cavalry officer, or else the wartime hero in his RAF uniform but did you know that he was in charge of the Royal Navy? As First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915 he great man spent months aboard HMS Enchantress, a yacht that steamed him around the British Isles and Mediterranean to visit warships, naval bases and partake in a little pre-war tourism. And it’s this period that The Churchill Bar & Terrace are celebrating with the launch of their new nautical terrace. Inspired by Churchill’s travels on Enchantress […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Create The Perfect Floral Centrepiece At This Masterclass

If, like me, your knowledge of flower arranging doesn’t go much further than making a daisy chain, then this might be the masterclass for you. Front Row, the Notting Hill florist, are hosting their second masterclass to create a Spring centerpiece in a selection of 2 colours. The small classes are held once a quarter and are really bijou, just eight pupils, meaning that you get the full experience and, hopefully, leave able to create something truly spectacular. What’s more, there’s drinks and canapés and goodie bags too! Front Row is the brainchild of Chinese fashion entrepreneur Wei Yue and creates some […]

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Travel

Greece Yourself Up: Which Greek Island To Visit First?

From aquamarine seas to dramatic, awe-inspiring landscapes, the fabulous Greek islands never fail to deliver. We’ve teamed up with Chic Retreats to bring you some of their favourite spots. Whether drinking in the iconic Santorini sunset, exploring the mysterious ruins of Naxos, or watching breeding seals in Kimolos, you’ll find a touch of authentic Hellenic magic at each of these gems. Naxos The greenest island in the Cyclades, Naxos is ideal for hikers and historians alike, with beautiful trails leading you from sleepy villages to ancient ruins. What to do: Wander through the atmospheric alleys and steps of the labyrinthine Kastro, […]

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What to do This Weekend

Everything You Need To Do This Weekend: 27th – 29th April

It started so well, this week, with clear blue skies and hot-hot-hot heat. But it’s increasingly looking like it’s going to trail off into a drizzle of grey and gloom. Nevertheless, a weekend’s a weekend so let’s make the most of it, and here are some suggestions to get you through.

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