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Summer Menus and St Germain Cocktails: We Review Dalloway Terrace

What: Normally London’s terraces promise to transport us to different countries, with themed cocktails, dishes and decorations but our whether makes it nigh on impossible to imagine. Not this summer though, we really have been living in a hot country, so when Dalloway Terrace said that they would be bringing the south of France to London with their new installation, they weren’t actually too far out. New? Dalloway Terrace itself isn’t having been on a constant on Instagram feeds since it opened back in March 2016, but it’s new summer floral installation started this month. The Setting: Despite being just […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

44 Berkeley Square: Where to Party in Mayfair

There are three essential things you need to for any party: a great venue, the right sort of music for your guests (and if you’re inviting me, please not mind-numbing trance) and of course enough food and drink. If you’ve got those three then everything else will fall into place. If you’re starting to think about end of year parties (we won’t be saying the C word yet) then there’s a new place in town – 44 Berkeley Square, the former home of the world-famous Annabel’s. Originally designed by Mark Birley in 1963 the new incarnation of the venue retains […]

The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets…Tatiana Petrakova the Vodka Connoisseur

When it comes to jobs, Tatiana Petrakova has a pretty enviable job, brand ambassador for Russian Standard Vodka, and this year the vodka supergroup has launched a new campaign, ‘Raise Your Standards’. We caught up with Tatiana to talk all things vodka, how to pair it with food and where to catch Russian Standard Vodka this summer! How did you become a brand ambassador for Russian Standard Vodka? It happened over 8 years ago, when I was looking for a new move in my career having already worked in alcohol industry for a few years looking after central London on-trade. A […]

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Hoxton’s First On-Site Brewery Opens Today

Hoxton has a new onsite brewery and we’re all ears. Brewhouse & Kitchen has launched its brewpub today of all days, with craft beer galore ready to grace many a lip. A bit of a triple threat, the architecturally ace location is easy on the eye, boasts bountiful amounts of beer and is a place perfect for a chill-out. Mid-Summer in the capital and the streets are paved with passers-by, suitcase pullers, school trip stragglers, wistful window-shoppers and then us, the locals, who really want to get lost in a pub paradise for a while. You’ll therefore be pleased to […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Experience The Golden Age of Steam with this Incredible Afternoon Tea

The golden age of steam travel, from Roberta waving her scarlet pants in Railway Children to everyone lining up to stab Ratchett in Murder On The Orient Express, it’s imprinted of our collective national psyche. That and tea, a British obsession since, like, forever. So the savvy people over at luxury train company Belmond British Pullman have only gone and put together a luxury afternoon tea. The tea, to celebrate August’s Afternoon Tea Week, will involve a round-trip aboard the Belmond British Pullman as it chuffs its way through the British countryside for a three hour adventure that will see each couple dining at […]

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The TERRAZZA MARTINI We’re Excited About

MARTINI is bringing a certain ‘gioia di vivere’ not to Milan, but to London with its Terrazza in Covent Garden Piazza. The snug spot is ideal for a lazy catch up with friends or for a date-night drink, with cosy lounging areas and mood-setting festoon light. MARTINI will be available in its truck loads, with guests able to enjoy the latest serve of the tipple the Riserva and tonic. The aim? To bring you busy London bees a bit of respite before the 9am e-mail onslaught. To add to the super cool nature of this whole affair, guests can book a Vespa […]

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Cure Your Ale-ments at London’s Craft Beer Festival

It would be un-beer-able to know this here festival was happening and you weren’t attending this craft(y) little beer event. We say little, but actually it looks like London Craft Beer Festival has got it all going on, with 65 breweries from across our beer-filled globe getting in on the action. Tobacco Dock will be the place to be, come the first weekend of August as beer favourites bring their latest creations for your perusing pleasure. Just some of the brewers showcasing their goods include Brewdog, Affinity Brew Co, Gypsy Hill, Howling Hops, Kinnegar and Weird Beard. As all good […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Sweetest Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

We’re assuming if you’re indulging in an afternoon tea that you already have a bit of a sweet tooth in the first place? How about then, an Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield, Mayfair? In true stripy red and white sweet shop style, the afternoon tea will feature homemade sandwiches, freshly baked home-made chocolate chip and fruit scones, and (the icing on the cake) pastries and cupcakes in the form of coca-cola slices and liquorice allsorts lemon cheesecake. As a child little beats that trip to the sweet shop to fill up a white paper bag with the odd […]

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Flora, Fauna and Phileas Fogg: House of Botanicals Opens in Fitzrovia

The fictional home of the old globe-trotter (lucky devil), the Mr Fogg’s brand is a miscellaneous mad, paraphernalia hanging from the ceiling force to be reckoned with. Now, there’s a new eccentric location in town, to add to the wholesome list, which includes Mr Fogg’s Residence, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour and Mr Fogg’s Tavern. Introducing Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals in Fitzrovia, a mish mash of plants and herbs and spices thrown together for guests to enjoy in sensory journey form. Yep, that’s right, much like old Phileas himself, you’ll be perusing the plant landscape, having a sniff and a […]

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The Best Bars in London Come Together For a 2 Day Festival

It’s that age-old problem, you want to go to a bar south of the river, your friend wants to go out in central and the other just wants to zig zag around Zone 2. However, there is a solution and it’s not pulling straws to decide. Cocktails in the City is returning this summer, two days, 25 bars and a whole lot of cocktails. Taking place in the Bedford Square Gardens on the 3rd and 4th August, the two-day festival will see the 25 bars, team up with premium brands such as Mount Gay Black Barrel, Chandon Brut NV Argentina […]

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