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Beach Blanket Babylon’s Roaring 20’s Party

Not sure what to do for New Year’s Eve? Embrace the glamour of the 1920s and celebrate at Beach Blanket Babylon’s Roaring 20’s party. Think cocktail dresses and black tie, champagne, a four course supper and guest DJs. And that is not all, Beach Blanket Babylon  Shoreditch, has just launched its new lunch  menu running throughout the week, you can enjoy burgers, salads, winter warmers and on Sundays the Beach Blanket Babylon roast . Based in  the east in Shoreditch and the west in Notting Hill there is no reason to miss out!  Notting Hill, 020 7229 2907 Shoreditch,  020 7749 3540  […]

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It’s a Wrap at W London

W London is getting festive with Christmas Cocktails, Rock Around Teas, Gift Wrap Service, Festive Film Club and a 12 Days of Christmas Twitter give-away this month.  Even the façade is getting an Xmas make-over thanks to a bespoke lighting design from Jason Bruges Studio. Retire from the commotion of Christmas shopping and enjoy a seasonal twist on W London’s signature Rock Afternoon Tea – the Rock Around Tea – £35 with an additional mince pie and glass of Pommery Apanage Rose. And from 10 to 22 December, tea also comes with an exclusive gift wrap service so you can […]

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Honky Tonk Launches Blues Bar

New York-inspired restaurant and bar, Honky Tonk will be opening its doors for a weekly party brunch that will rock Chelsea and chase away the January blues for good. West London’s hottest new bar and restaurant will serve up an all-American brunch menu alongside live music and entertainment, with a particular emphasis on a variation of the blues, jazz and rockabilly played over a hundred years ago when the first honky tonks sprung up in the Southern and Southwestern United States. 

 Diners can tuck into breakfast classics such as French Toast with Maple Syrup and Vanilla Cream, Smoked Haddock Kedgeree, Eggs Benedict and the Full […]

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Christmas at Brown’s Hotel

This year Brown's Hotel have partnered up with British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood to create their Christmas tree. Kirkwood has drawn inspiration from British art and sculpture to use light, reflection and his signature off beat style to create the traditional tree, and crowned it with a glittering pair of heels!  Brown's will be celebrating a traditional Christmas with mulled wine, warming fires and carol singers. For those looking to indulge the English tea rooms will be serving the Festive Afternoon Tea, the HIX Mayfair will be serving a Christmas menu and for a more little more sophisticated treat The […]

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51 Buckingham Gate…

51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences London has just unveiled its new Cinema Suite created by acclaimed Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.   The 1,832 square foot, two bedroom suite comprising dining room, study, powder room and kitchen has been designed in tribute to the history of film and takes inspiration from motion pictures across the globe. The opening ushers in the 100th anniversary of Indian film next year. The suite at 51 Buckingham Gate takes inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s Hollywood as well as the Indian Cinema of the 1950s.  The imposing study references Ray, Francis Ford Coppola and […]

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Thai Square Spa

OK so it’s cold. And we’re wishing we were in Thailand. Next best thing? Our new spa discovery – Thai Square Spa. It opened its doors just under a year ago in Covent Garden and is absolutely the next best thing since Phad Thai! Priding itself on being the only proper traditional Thai spa experience in the UK, it lives in a lovely converted Victorian warehouse on Shelton Street, with 14 treatment rooms, a Mosaic Steam Rasul and even a VIP suite for couples or groups with twin treatment beds and its own lounge and steam room.  A million miles […]

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City Concierge

If you feel there are simply not enough hours in the day and don’t have the luxury of your own Miss Moneypenny, we’ve just discovered a service that will take the stress out of everyday living – enabling you to simply sit back and enjoy the ride. Welcome to the world of City Concierge offering a wide range of exclusive tailored services for your every whim. The company boasts extensive contacts and solid experience across the entertainment industry, which means they can do everything from booking VIP access to sell-out concerts to organising private events in exclusive nightclubs and even […]

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COS does Clifton

  In the run up to Christmas, COS has just launched a pop -up store at London’s Clifton Nurseries for a week. Clifton Nurseries has been a green haven of tranquillity and inspiration in the bustling city for 160 years. Based in central London, it offers an extensive collection of outdoor plants, garden furniture and pottery along with indoor, tropical and conservatory plants as well as beautiful Christmas trees. So as our thoughts turn to the important Nordic matter of the festive tree, we need the design led wardrobe to back up the aesthetic right?! Well that seems to be […]

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Claridge’s Unveil Their Christmas Tree

Visitors and Londoners have been flocking to marvel at Claridge’s Christmas tree for many years and the hotel has just revealed their Christmas tree for 2012, designed by Kally Ellis the renowned British floral designers of McQueens. This year’s enchanting design has seen Ellis draw upon the natural world for inspiration. Its magnolia branches are covered with lichen moss and studded with crystal and emerald jewel eggs in white, gold and silver to create a canopy of colour and glamour that reflect and emulate the Art Deco beauty of the Mayfair hotel. Under the boughs of the tree McQueens have […]

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The Opening of the Winter Bar at Bluebird.

Last Thursday saw the official launch of The Winter Bar at Bluebird in Chelsea. Under the twinkle of the lights on the Christmas tree guests sipped on Moët, enjoyed spiced pumpkin soup and mini brownies and as the night set in snuggled up against the cold evening air under red fleece blankets and kept their hands warm with bags of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. Designed by Conran Company the Winter Bar is now open until the 2nd of January providing the perfect place on the heart of the Kings Road to catch up with friends after work or wind down at the […]

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