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Harrods and Disney Launch New Fairytale Retail Experience

On 25 November, Harrods and will open the world’s first Disney boutique experience outside of a Disney Park & Resort: a Cinderella-inspired ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique’. It will be the centrepiece of the new ‘Disney at Harrods’ venture, which also includes a bespoke Disney Store, which opened on 1 November, and the Disney Café which will be refreshed over the coming months. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience will create the ultimate magical storytelling experience. Children will enter a sparkling fairytale castle within Harrods, where their very own fairy godmother-in-training will greet them and teach them how to become the perfect princesses […]

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The Emin Room Launch

Recently launched on the first floor of popular Mayfair haunt ‘34’ on South Audley Street, ‘The Emin Room’ is perfect for all sorts of events – from wedding receptions, to birthday celebrations, to corporate presentations and networking events. The oak-panelled walls, marble bar and deep vermillion leather chairs create a relaxed but ultimately luxurious atmosphere, ideal for impressing guests, colleagues and clients. But what really sets this room apart is its impressive Tracey Emin collection: the room is home to specially commissioned artwork by the widely celebrated artist, including tapestries, bronzes, upholstery, painting and neons. So if you’re looking to […]

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Café Murano

Angela Hartnett’s newest Café Murano – offshoot of the original Michelin-starred Murano in Mayfair – opens today in St James’s Street with staff wearing some rather smart uniforms by royal warrant shirt makers, Turnbull & Asser. The 75 cover restaurant focuses on the regions of Northern Italy, with Head Chef Sam Williams creating signature dishes such as Culatella pasta fritti , Fettuccine with wild boar, Roasted monkfish tail, brown shrimps and golden raisins, and Sausage stew with tomato and sage. The dessert menu will feature Vin Santo and Cantucci biscuits, Roasted fig zabaglione, and traditional highlights such as Panna Cotta […]

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Purple Panther Events

Christmas party season is practically here; don’t tell us you haven’t secured your venue yet?! Well, for once, it may not be the early bird that catches the worm… Let us introduce one of London’s leading event management companies, Purple Panther Events. Founder, David Harriott has over 20 years’ experience arranging upwards of 5,000 corporate and private events worldwide for blue chip companies to ultra-high net worth individuals. However, what makes these big cats rather unique is their insanely large portfolio of venues and off market properties – accessible neither to the public or agencies. If you’re really out to […]

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A special announcement from deWintons

deWintons are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with The Admirable Crichton. All deWintons staff and operations are now based at The Admirable Crichtons offices in Camberwell, London. Anis Asghar, CEO of the Admirable Crichton, comments on deWintons' rich heritage, loyal and dedicated customer base, expansive food offering and strong and passionate team: all of which fuelled the decision to acquire the company. The boutique charm and dynamic team approach of deWintons and The Admirable Crichton's reputation for luxury entertainment and outstanding food combine to make the perfect partnership. The two separate brands will be maintained, enabling them to serve […]

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The House of Peroni

The House of Peroni residency is returning to London for sthe month of November and promises to showcase a new wave of Italian style and creativity. The new space is designed by award-winning architect and co-designer of the Enzo Ferrari museum, Andrea Morgante. Guests can discover experiential fashion installations by a new era of Italian designers including, Fabio Quaranta and Simone Rainer, and watch specially commissioned fashion, art and documentary shorts. A video installation inspired by classical Italian sculpture has also been developed by video artist, Quayola (V&A and MoMA). A luxurious cinema space will be showing a series of […]

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Ping Pong Opens New Restaurant in Wembley

Ping Pong, offering dim sum, cocktails and tea, will be launching a brand new restaurant in London’s first designer label ‘village’ in December. Décor-wise, the popular chain has invested a lot of money into a new design concept masterminded by Andy Martin Architects. The restaurant claims to have a different feel to the other restaurants in the chain, with colourful splashes of paprika red, jade green and charcoal grey. Alongside the elegant new furniture and lighting, the designers will also be drawing on the traditional side of old China and including artwork of an old street scene. The dim sum […]

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Burger & Lobster

Yes you did read correctly. The hipster mini chain is launching at Knightsbridge’s Harvey Nichols this week. Today in fact. On the Fifth Floor. Form an orderly queue and no mauling with your Valentino Rock Studs please.   Located next to the Fifth Floor Café, Foodmarket and new Wine Shop – so it’s easily accessible via the escalators and express lifts from the ground level – the new Burger & Lobster is the perfect pit stop for hungry shoppers. Lobster cages mark the entrance, while the interior features the restaurant’s signature wood-panelling and red leather seating. Diners will be able […]

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The Salad Kitchen Opens at Harrods

Tomorrow, on Wednesday 6 November, Harrods will be opening a new restaurant in-store: The Salad Kitchen. Situated in the Fashion Lab on the Fourth Floor, the restaurant will offer a large selection of healthy food in a contemporary and casual setting – perfect for a quick lunch break from shopping. The Salad Kitchen will serve exceptional salads – both cold and warm –, along with healthy nibbles, snacks and soups, and cheese, meat and fish direct from the robata grill. Harrods have even managed to come up with some healthy desserts, including sorbet, flourless desserts, and fromage frais cheesecake. So […]

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Strip Bar & Steak

Bringing a slice of New York glamour to Farringdon’s Charterhouse Square is Strip Bar & Steak which launches tomorrow with its modern twist on the traditional New York steakhouse. The new venue will specialise in New York Strip steak using a selection of USDA Black Angus Prime grade beef, hand-cut to order from 250g up to 550g! Sides include Mac & Cheese + Lobster, Strip Baked truffle mash and Onion Straws while starters feature Steak Carpaccio, Tuna Tartar, and Lobster Cocktail and Apple, pear and raspberry salad. There are also specials such as Lobster Curry, Porcini risotto and Strip Steak […]

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Cocktail Masterclass at Mansion Bar and Parlour

A major part of the London bar scene is the drinks (obviously) but more specifically the cocktails, with punters perusing the menu for various alcoholic concoctions with varying degrees of luminosity and ability to get you sloshed. But have you ever imagined yourself behind the bar, putting Tom Cruise to shame with your ability to skilfully whiz the cocktail shaker around like a professional juggler? Mansion Bar and Parlour is hosting a cocktail class that runs the first Thursday of every month but this is no ordinary cocktail class, oh no, this a Molecular and Carbonised Cocktail Masterclass! The Handbook […]

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Bibendum

The Bibendum Oyster Bar reopens in the ground floor of Michelin House on Monday 4 November following a redesign by founding partner Sir Terence Conran and Richard Doone of Paramount Architects and there’s a brand new all-day menu and breakfast menu too. Conran and Doone have worked together to reimagine this classic space, first opened in 1987. The new design incorporates specially-commissioned glass screens that cover part of the open forecourt, ensuring that the bar stays warm in winter and light and airy during the summer. The flower stall has been replaced by a large new open kitchen and a […]

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