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Tennis Cocktails at The Athenaeum

The age old combination of strawberries and tennis is one we like. We have no idea of the mysterious origin but the arrival of a few sunny days and the new Strawberry Whisky Cocktail at The Athenaeum Hotel to celebrate World Tennis Day has definitely got us smiling.  With the hotel’s famous Whisky Bar rumoured to have one of the finest collections in the whole of London you know you are in capable hands with their new drink.  The sour aims to reflect the upcoming tennis battle between two of the world’s greatest players Pete Sampras and Andre Aggasi at […]

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Ping Pong

Ping Pong, the restaurant group famed for its dim sum, gourmet Chinese teas and artesian cocktails, is set to open a new venue on 3rd March in East London’s Westfield Shopping Centre – its first branch in a Westfield. Referencing the urban side of Shanghai chic, both modern and 1930s, the décor features splashes of paprika red, jade green and charcoal grey. The furniture has been designed by Andy Martin Architects with artwork within the space comprising both images from Getty and bespoke illustrations hand-painted onto furnishings by Wayne Chisnall. The dim sum counter has been brought forward and there […]

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M&S ‘Shwop’ Boutique

It’s always at the beginning of the year where words like ‘declutter’ and ‘streamline’ are thrown about leaving you feeling more than guilty staring at your fit to burst wardrobes. However, never fear as M&S and Oxfam have you more than covered this March with the latest addition to their Shwopping campaign.  On the 6th of March, the two will join forces to launch the Kids Shwop Boutique at the M&S on Marble Arch, London. The pop-up charity shop will showcase and sell childrenswear items donated from top UK style icons and celebrity mums, as well as the best items Shwopped […]

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Venice Carnival Celebrations at Novikov

The Venice Carnival runs between February 15th and March 4th and is one of the highlights in Italy’s yearly calendar. If you're scared of missing out, let the carnival come to you this year at Italian restaurant Novikov, where a celebration of the hedonistic event is set to take place.  With a nod to the truly unexpected, join in  with staff and don an elaborate mask  and traditional Italian dress before enjoying a  specially prepared Venetian menu in front of an evening of live entertainment.   The event will take place on March 4th from 7.30pm onwards. There is a […]

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Mayfair Pizza Co. Sweet Pizza Review

Take everything you think you know about pizza and re-imagine it. That’s what Mayfair Pizza Co. has done, with interesting results. Mayfair Pizza Co have created a Sweet Pizza menu with fruits and chocolates instead of tomatoes and cheese. The pizzas are ideal for sharing due to their size, (smaller than a regular pizza but still pretty sizeable) and because all that dough makes for a heavy pudding especially if you have already sampled a savoury pizza for your main. The Sweet Pizza menu has 4 options; Wild Strawberry with White Chocolate, Nutella Calzone, Banana Tiramisu and Limoncello & Lime. […]

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Mayfair Pizza Co. Sweet Pizza Review

Take everything you think you know about pizza and re-imagine it. That’s what Mayfair Pizza Co. has done, with interesting results. Mayfair Pizza Co have created a Sweet Pizza menu with fruits and chocolates instead of tomatoes and cheese. The pizzas are ideal for sharing due to their size, (smaller than a regular pizza but still pretty sizeable) and because all that dough makes for a heavy pudding especially if you have already sampled a savoury pizza for your main. The Sweet Pizza menu has 4 options; Wild Strawberry with White Chocolate, Nutella Calzone, Banana Tiramisu and Limoncello & Lime. […]

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Cheese Evening at The Pantechnicon

Like wine, cheese is one of those things that everyone loves, but when it comes to talking about it sometimes we are a little lost and it can’t be denied that we all secretly wish we knew what we were talking about to impress others. Well good news, on Tuesday 18th March The Pantechnicon Rooms are hosting a cheese tasting in The Loft. Their brilliant cheese supplier – La Cave a Fromage will be hosting the night with Jeff Brown, who will be talking through all the cheeses on offer. And of course as you can’t have one without the […]

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The Paradise

West London venue, The Paradise by Way of Kensal Green has a new conservatory. Originally a terrace – sadly underused due to England’s inclement weather conditions, the Paradise peeps decided the space was so pretty it needed to be used to its full potential and created a room that can be enjoyed all year round. Now, when it isn’t being used for a private function, it’s open to all on Friday evenings and all day Saturday but can still be booked out Sunday to Thursday. It features a private bar accommodating 40 to 50 people for drinks and canapés or […]

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LFW Closing Party at Tonteria

Last night at Tonteria, Cristal was splashed, latex body suits were donned and eyebrows were raised at their distinctly dominatrix themed party. Marking the close of London Fashion Week, Guy Pelly and friends enjoyed champagne in VIP surrounded by catwalk models in Soft Paris lingerie and cat masks. In conjunction with Profile Model Management and PRITCH London (who introduced their new ad campaign there) this was truly an event that sizzled. www.tonteria.co.uk

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Far Rockaway Review

The first thing that struck us about Far Rockaway was its size – it is vast, a mix of low tables, high  tables, little tables, trestle tables, sofas and bars, the next thing we  noticed was just how colourful it was. Every inch is decorated, whether it is graffiti art, skateboards lining the bar, neon lit up signs huge murals of world leaders or the album artwork that is plastered all over the bathroom walls.  And yet somehow it wasn’t overwhelming or garish which is always a bonus. The menu is unashamedly American, no fine dining here – just lots […]

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Dirty Bones Review

Dirty Bones is a restaurant full of surprises, from its location in High Street Kensington where it is hidden away like a speakeasy, to the menu, which seems simple at first glance but hides very indepth preparation.  We almost didn’t see the entrance as it only takes up a couple of doors width but once we had made our way down the darkened stairs we were surprised at how big it was, enough room for a bar and seating area plus a decent sized restaurant. The bar serves cutely named drinks like Deputy Dog and Mutt’s Nuts but the unsurprisingly […]

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Dirty Bones Review

Dirty Bones is a restaurant full of surprises, from its location in High Street Kensington where it is hidden away like a speakeasy, to the menu, which seems simple at first glance but hides very indepth preparation.  We almost didn’t see the entrance as it only takes up a couple of doors width but once we had made our way down the darkened stairs we were surprised at how big it was, enough room for a bar and seating area plus a decent sized restaurant. The bar serves cutely named drinks like Deputy Dog and Mutt’s Nuts but the unsurprisingly […]

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