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Some Gin-ius Ways To Celebrate World Gin Day This Weekend

Gin, it’s mother’s ruin, it’s what kept the British Empire free of Malaria, it’s my granny’s favourite drink. And yet, somehow it’s not at all fusty. In fact, it’s doing incredibly well, genteel restaurants serve it with afternoon tea, hipsters down the...

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Party Peruvian Style At COYA’s Annual White Party

While London might not have jet blue shores, rocky cliffs or the sun blazing down onto our pale skin, it is known for its vibrant party scene. And thanks to COYA we can party it up Peruvian style at their annual summer white party. Expect flowing champers, and DJs turnin’ it up into the early hours. On Thursday 20th June, you can unlock one of London’s best hidden rooftops, as COYA transforms the rooftop garden at 1 Angel Court into the back alleys of Lima. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a white party without dressing up in your favourite white frock […]

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Where To Eat Out In… Vauxhall

Vauxhall, a heady combo of spies, commuters interchanging and gay clubbers in one of London’s oddest neighbourhoods. Dominated by an impossible to cross quadruple-carriageway gyratory system it has the distinct feel of having been cleared first by the Luftwaffe and then by thoughtless...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

6 New Afternoon Teas To Try This Summer

Nothing can beat a good ol’ cuppa and a dunk of your favourite biccie now, can it? We always jump with joy when a new afternoon tea spot pops up on our doorsteps. Especially when it’s decked out with a twist on the British classic and anything where champers can be involved is always an added bonus. We’ve picked out our five favourite new afternoon teas filled with everything from a Japanese twist on the quintessential British meal to celebrating the ironic moment from the summer of ’69.

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Travel

Chow Down At Manhattan’s Hottest New Restaurant

When your first hit is a huge success, whatever it may be; restaurant, album, detective novel or sex-position, there’s always that overarching pressure for the second to not only equal it, but be even better (as a second child, I am living proof of this fact). Luckily Philippe Chow, who opened his second restaurant in Manhattan earlier this year has nothing to worry about. It’s already a smash. It’s been a while in the making, Philippe by Philippe Chow, which sits on New York’s Upper East Side was founded back in 2005 and in its 14 years it’s gained notoriety […]

Health & Wellness

Getcha Kombucha! Where To Enjoy This Year’s Trendiest Drink

Kombucha, either you’re totally fer-mental about the stuff, or you’re reading it back and wondering if it’s a Japanese sex thing. Kombucha is the terribly fashionable fermented drink that’s apparently great for gut health, as well as being mildly pleasant to drink. Made from...

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The UK’s First Cancer Cookery School Opens

Being diagnosed with cancer is a tremendously upsetting and often lonely time. To help fight back against cancer, food writer and stylist, Ryan Riley is setting up the UK’s first cancer cookery school, which launches June 4th. Ryan founded Life Kitchen, a non-profit organisation, in memory of his mother Krista Riley who passed away in 2014 from small cell lung cancer. Ryan set up Life Kitchen after his mother struggled with the loss of appetite and taste during her chemotherapy treatment. In hope of bringing the joy that food and cooking brings to us in everyday life, the organisation has […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

What’s It Like To Dine 100ft In The Sky? And What If You Need The Loo?

You probably lost count of the number of times you were told, as a child, to make sure that all four chair legs remained on the ground. Well this is a rule-follower’s nightmare, because all chairlegs were at least 100ft from the ground as I was hoisted to enjoy a meal dangling from a crane in Canary Wharf. Yes, London In The Sky is back! Undoubtedly London’s most exhilarating dining a pop-up, sees you served breakfast, lunch or dinner (not to mention Champagne Taittinger flights), and we overcame vertigo to go. So what’s it like? Your first thought is ‘What […]

Travel

Wish You Were Beer: Beer Festivals Around The World

Beer is a mans best friend. So when the annual beer festival hops along to your local town hall or recreational ground, it’s a stein from the beer gods. And a good stein at that. Beer festivals bring brewers, drinkers and even cheerers from across the globe together for a weekend (or even a...

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Where To Eat Out In… Richmond

Richmond is so posh that it’s got stags in its garden, gazillionaire Tory Zac Goldsmith is the MP and there’s about three Waitroses per capita. This idyllic London borough is the perfect place to experience London without even having to visit actual London, has more leaves than the...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Ever Wondered Who Invented Our 6 Favourite Cocktails?

Have you ever picked up a cocktail and thought; I wonder what your origins are? Nope, me neither, because first off, I’m not mad, and secondly I’m far too busy enjoying the contents. However, when you do take a minute to explore the rich history surrounding some of the classics, well...

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