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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sequel

After the success of the British comedy film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2012, the sequel has begun filming in India. The film was based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach and tell the tale of a group of young pensioners who move to a retirement home in India. The original star studded cast have returned including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith and Celia Imrie. Newcomers to the sequel to look out for are Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig. The second installment follows Sonny’s dreams (played by Dev Patel) of purchasing […]

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MI1020: Pop-up Dining Meets Immersive Theatre

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do with your December evenings, we think we’ve got just the ticket. From 11 to 14 December, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Windows Phone will be teaming up with Gingerline (the creators of immersive dining) to host ‘MI1020’, a combination of pop-up dining and immersive theatre. To apply, diners will need to register their interest on the Gingerline website. Spies will then be carefully selected for the mission and notified of their success. Those selected to take on the mission will be directed to an initial meeting point, before solving clues which […]

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Richard Braqo hosts Thanksgiving Trunkshow

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Richard Braqo will host a Thanksgiving Trunkshow on 28 November at Wolf & Badger, 32 Dover Street between 11am and 9pm. There will be some festive cocktails after 6pm for guests to enjoy while they shop this year’s styles at a 20% discount – the perfect opportunity to stock up on Christmas presents! To attend, email holly@goodleypr.co.uk. www.richardbraqo.com

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Press Play Cinema

On Sunday night we braved the elements, forgot about the impending storm that was meant to be hitting us that night and headed over to Broadway House in Fulham where the Press Play cinema (they’ve had a bit of a rebrand and change from the WhyNot Cinema) has taken up residency on Sunday nights. Showing a different film every Sunday, we were there for the Halloween edition to see the horribly scary ‘The Strangers’. Starting at 7pm we turned up suitably wrapped up against the cold night to find the roof terrace at Broadway House had been turned into a […]

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Saatchi Gallery ‘Body Language’ Exhibition

From 20 November until 16 March, the Saatchi Gallery will host ‘Body Language’ – an exhibition which aims to examine the human body and reflect on the human form. The exhibition will include the works of nineteen emerging international artists – Tanyth Berkeley, Amy Bessone, Michael Cline, Nicole Eisenman, Chantal Joffe, Kasper Kovitz, Makiko Kudo, Nathan Mabry, Eddie Martinez, Justin Matherly, Dana Schutz, Jansson Stegner, Henry Taylor, Denis Tarasov, Alexander Tinei, Francis Upritchard, Andra Ursuta, Helen Verhoeven, and Marianne Vitale – each of which explores the vast number of political and social issues that the human body is able to […]

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Sissi Pop-up at PAD London 2013

Back by popular demand, Sissi is once again catering for this year’s PAD London Art & Design fair. The pop-up is a Sissi & Roberta joint venture casual but classy Italian restaurant. The menu features a wide selection of food, including a few vegetarian options. Some of the highlights are hand-make truffle tagliolini, hand-made spinach and ricotta gnocchi with sage butter, and grilled paillard of chicken breast with rosemary, French beans and petit pois. The dessert trolley features classic Italian tiramisu and panna cotta, as well as a cheese board and cake of the day. The Sissi pop-up also serves […]

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Hush’s ‘Classics in the Courtyard’ Film Screenings

Due to popular demand, ‘Classics in the Courtyard’ is returning to the Hush courtyard on 2 November. A different film will be screened in the al fresco courtyard every Saturday until 29 March. Worried it might be a little cold for an outdoor cinema? The Hush courtyard will be equipped with plenty of patio heaters, and cosy blankets and winter warmer cocktails will be available so you can snuggle up and enjoy the film. Hush also has an a la carte menu, which features comforting dishes like ‘Slow roast pork belly with Mayfair cassoulet’ and ‘Risotto of tiger prawns with […]

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Ping Pong’s V&A cocktail launch

This Autumn, the V&A has collaborated with Ping Pong to create a selection of cocktails to celebrate the opening of the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 exhibition, which is due to launch at the V&A in late October. The cocktails are available now and will include two inspired by Wang Mian’s ‘Fragrant Snow at Broken Bridge’ and the V&A’s silk banner paintings: the Plum and Liqourice Sour, which is a deep purple short drink with intense plum and liquorice flavours, and the Smoked Apricot and Spicy Almond cocktail, a spicy long drink underpinned with soft apricot tones. Head Mixologist, Daniele, […]

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Royal Crown Derby Afternoon Tea

Royal Crown Derby has just unveiled its fine bone china tableware for a traditional British afternoon tea offering at The Waldorf Hilton, London. Guests were treated to a quintessentially English afternoon tea experience in the hotel’s deluxe Homage Grand Salon, with distinct blends of tea and exquisite, pastries and cakes all served on the finest quality bone china from Royal Crown Derby Entertains.  Manufactured in the heart of England at the company’s Derby based factory, Royal Crown Derby Entertains is a range of delicate tableware pieces embellished with iconic patterns from Royal Crown Derby’s distinguished history. The Royal Crown Derby […]

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Eric Lanlard at Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street welcomes Master Patissier Eric Lanlard to the hotel as part of ‘Food & Film’, taking place throughout September.   As well as being a seasoned presenter of Channel 4’s Baking Mad, Lanlard also has his own destination café and cookery school in the heart of London. Add this to working alongside Albert and Michel Roux and a range of cook books including Tart it Up and Chocolat and you can see why he is a Master Patissier. On Monday 30th September, Eric Lanlard will introduce his favourite foodie film ‘Babette’s Feast’ in Charlotte Street’s very own screening room. […]

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Treadmill Chic

With August on the doorstep the time has come girls- shake the dust of your bikinis and hit the sun loungers. It’s never too late for some last minute beach body preparation but actually motivating ourselves to use that gym membership is somewhat impossible.  Australia’s award-winning active wear label Lorna Jane will be re-jigging our gym wardrobes, inspiring us to jumpstart our workouts.  With promise of on-trend active wear and superior hi tech fabrics there is no excuse not to hop back on the cross trainer. The Lorna Jane’s Pop-up shop will run from the 22nd July to the 4th […]

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Pop Up in Style

Calling all fashion and fitness devotees (or wannabee devotees!) – leave the gladiator sandals behind, lace up those running shoes and hotfoot it to Covent Garden. Lorna Jane, Australia’s iconic award-winning active wear label designed by women for women, is available for the first time at a Pop Up Store in London. The pop up is hosted by Active In Style, the exclusive online stockist of the brand in the UK. For a limited time only, you’ll be able to see for yourselves the authentic and innovative garments that have been inspiring women worldwide to lead the most active and […]

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