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Celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday at Drake & Morgan

Nothing is quite like the world that Roald Dahl invented. A life without reading his books, is a life without BFGs, giant talking insects, snozberries, fantastic foxes and marvellous medicine and the Twits. A life less magical. To mark what would have been his 100th birthday (today!), Drake and Morgan is looking to his wonderful imagination to inspire their celebratory cocktail and pudding. The James’ Giant Peach cocktail is made from a mix of Crème de Peche, Amaretto, Gin Mare and Kwai Feh Lychee liqueur, topped with a frozen peach. Have a couple of those and then order the Wonka’s […]

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25% Off Brides The Show

The most important date in a soon-to-be bride’s calendar (besides the actual wedding of course) is the annual luxury bridal exhibition: Brides The Show. Returning yet again with over 150 luxury suppliers showcasing the very best in bridal wares, you won’t be short of inspiration whether you’re the bride yourself, a helpful bridesmaid, doting mother-in-law or just an ever ready singleton. Taking care of every element of your wedding, Brides The Show will have exhibitors from the best in the worlds of stationery, cakes, flowers, venues, travel, photography and more. With the likes of Goldsmiths and Hayes and Jarvis returning […]

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Wake Up Fashionably Well With Sanderson

It’s time to up our breakfast game. No matter how many articles we read and healthy recipe books we flick through we never actually get round to making a batch of that healthy granola we’ve bookmarked so, more often than not, resort to a boring bowl of porridge at our desk each morning. Not to say we’re unhealthy, but sometimes life gets in the way of all our quinoa, spirulina and matcha dreams – this is where Sanderson step in. Undoubtedly one of London’s most stylish hotels, Sanderson has recruited the expertise of Danielle Copperman, health blogger, model and name […]

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3rd Dirty Bones Now Open

Some say three is a crowd, we say three is the magic number. Especially when it comes to food. And this week has seen the opening of the third Dirty Bones site. Following on from the Kensington and Soho offerings, they are now heading East to open up in a Grade II listed building in Shoreditch. All the classics will be there, the dirty, New York inspired comfort food that we can’t get enough of, the retro vibes and the cheekily named cocktails (a glass of Mutt’s Nuts anyone?) and the bar area which will play host to a number […]

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50% off at Bluebird

You might have noticed something different this summer at the Kings Road favourite, Bluebird. Whilst the courtyard was still packed with Chelsea residents sipping on rosé and the café was still bustling with brunches, the first floor restaurant was rather quiet. That’s because since the 1st August it has been shut for an extensive redesign, the wait is almost over and it’s soon reopen with a rather wonderful 50% off the menu to mark the occasion! Re-imagined and designed by Sagrada (the designers of Sartoria and The Arts Club), the restaurant will give a nod to its engineering heritage and […]

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The Best of London: All At One Party

You don’t need us to tell you that London is of course the best city in the world – not that we would ever tell you otherwise. From theatre shows and live performances to coffee shops, hotels and restaurants, for us London is right at the top and naturally it needs celebrating. So step in London Lifestyle Awards. Back for the seventh year, the awards acknowledge and champion the best of London, in the past The Savoy, Novikov, Coya, the 2012 Olympic team and theatre show Matilda have all walked away with trophies. The ceremony will take place at the Lancaster Hotel on 3rd October which is sponsored by the likes of […]

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Urban Foraging: Wild Dinner and Masterclass

Until now, the closest we’ve got to urban foraging is picking the leaves off our coriander plant that sits on the windowsill of our zone 2 flat. Yes, we know wild garlic can be found without too much struggle in a woody park but, with equal risk of picking a bit that had a dog nearby moments before and picking the wrong plant entirely, we’d rather go wild in the herb aisles of Sainsbury’s instead. Smithfield restaurant, Ask for Janice, is inviting curious foodies to explore the world of urban foraging with an evening hosted by a pro wild food forager, […]

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Top Secret Fried Chicken Party

If you like fried chicken you’ll love this. Dalston fried chicken place, Chick ’n’ Sours, is opening a second site in Seven Dials due to popular demand – mainly the fact that everyone loves fried chicken and they do it very well. Usher loves it so much that last time he was in London he sent a limo to collect the hot chicken and take it to him at his recording studio. Who knew that was his secret? To celebrate the launch, tonight will see a top secret launch party at an undisclosed location and if you haven’t got plans then […]

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Bar Douro: Portuguese Tapas and Wine Bar

An area just near London Bridge is making waves as the next big foodie destination, with the latest announcement coming in the form of contemporary Portuguese wine bar, Bar Douro, from the guys behind a string of popular pop-ups and sold-out supper clubs at Pop Brixton, Soho Farm House and Carousel. Flat Iron Square is launching in October with a theatre, live music venue and pop-up kitchen units as well as a couple of permanent spots under the railway arches – of which Bar Douro is one. Inspired by traditional cerveijarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto as well as the […]

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The Hanging Gardens of Kyoto High Above Regent Street

Think of Japan and one of the first things that springs to mind is probably the cherry blossom and maple trees that flood the landscape with colour each year, that is after your thoughts have turned to sushi, weird gadgets, Harajuku and Hello Kitty everything. Take your botanical mind frame one step further and somehow you’ll end up with aqua kyoto’s new installation, the Hanging Gardens of Kyoto, a traditional Japanese garden that has been created throughout the bar, restaurant and terrace of the West End venue. Award-winning London florists Rebel Rebel (read our interview with them here) have taken […]

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The Shard’s Brand New Brunch

We all know that if there is one event in any Londoner’s weekend calendar it’s brunch. Sometimes, though, you want something more than just your usual brunch, you want something with a little more decadence than your usual avocado on toast. For when that happens we have the brunch for you – Oblix on the 32nd level of the Shard. Things get off to an indulgent start with a glass of Champagne before moving on to three courses. The menu is a mix of deli counter favourites and classic dishes so think of this as a brunch feast. To start […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Conrad Take You To The Candy Shop

There’s something about eating sweets that have us reminiscing about our childhoods. Sherbet fountains remind you of party bags? Strawberry laces have you dreaming of midnight feasts? Conrad London St. James feel the same and they are bringing that feeling back with a bang in the grown up form of afternoon tea. The Conrad Candy Shop afternoon tea sees bubblegum macaroons, lemon sherbet meringue pie and pesto chicken cones all presented on a box filled with the ultimate childhood treat, hundreds and thousands. Seriously, what ice cream was complete without sprinkles and a flake? Sandwich fillings include smoked salmon and […]

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