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Moët’s Annual Champagne Party

First things first, there’s something we need to settle once and for all: the ‘t’ isn’t silent. It’s Mo-et not Mo-ay. The root of angst for many Champagne afficionados, Moët’s mispronunciation doesn’t really matter once you have a chilled glass in hand. But, to get to that point, it helps if you know the name in the first place, otherwise you may as well be calling mojito’s mo-jito’s. The Royal Warrant Holding Champagne, Moët & Chandon, is holding a one-day party, partly to honour Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and partly because it’s summer – who needs an excuse to drink […]

Openings & Launches

The Rib Room’s BACARDÍ Summer Terrace

So the weather may be a bit hit and miss at the moment (read: hit at time of publication, might be miss if you read this tomorrow) but one thing that is sizzling for certain is the new BACARDÍ Summer Terrace at The Rib Room Bar. Launching 20th May guests will be able to give in to the Latin vibes with a range of carefully crafted cocktails, inventive bar bites and live Latin music. The pop-up will of course feature several nods to the world-famous rum brand, namely the cocktails like Papa Was Right, an exotic combination of BACARDÍ Carta […]

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Beating Retreat Dinner at 116 Pall Mall

If there’s one thing more patriotic than the Queen then it’s the men who dedicate their life to protecting her, day in and day out. With this in mind, there really isn’t a more British way to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday than by watching The Household Division’s Beating Retreat on the Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the birthday parade or as it’s also known the Trooping the Colour. We’re talking about the annual theatrical display of stirring music, precision drill, Napoleonic Association actors, horses, cannons, lights and fireworks coming together to showcase the best of Britain’s military music and […]

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Sipsmith’s Summer Gin Cocktail Masterclasses

Back in January, we were sitting on a fairy lit terrace beneath the stars of Soho, armed with steaming glasses of hot gin cocktails. Our love of Sipsmith Gin has remained firm since their brief stint on the rooftop of The Ham Yard Hotel but, since then, unless you spot the swan bottle on a backbar or make your own G&Ts at home (and they’re never quite as good as when the pros do them) there was a distinct lack of Sipsmith in our lives. Until now. Partnering up with the swanky Met Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Sipsmith are […]

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The Sky Kids Café Launches

Have you ever wished you lived in a pineapple under the sea? Are you aged 9 and under? If you answered yes to the above questions then we have some news that is about to blow your mind. Sky has launched a kids TV themed play and café experience where youngsters can enter the worlds of some of their favourite shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and Ben & Holly, all of which are available through the new Sky Kids app. The pop-up will give children the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts activities, play amongst famous scenes from the 3 […]

Celebrities & Influencers

Our Guide to… Top Celebrity Entrepreneurs

When it comes to picking out rising stars, we often look for those described as having “the triple threat”: all singing, all dancing and really rather beautiful. However, in recent years, in a bid to secure longevity, we have noticed that a lot of these stars have added another threat to their list: intelligence. Who says you can’t have it all. Yes, it would seem that increasingly celebrities are using their fortunes for good, taking on an Apprentice-like air and starting up some oddly successful businesses. With that in mind, we have put together a list of our favourite celebrity […]

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What To Do This Weekend – 13th – 15th May

How’s your weekend looking? Ours looks a bit like this: cycling across the capital wearing tweed, sampling organic wine, partying to the sounds of the 90s, checking out an exhibition about tattoos and feasting on Sunday? Want to know the whole of our weekend then read on, but as we  were saying what does yours look like? 

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Openings & Launches

Legs Open in Hackney

Now before your mind falls into the gutter let us explain exactly why Magnus Reid’s (founder of CREAM and formerly of The Rooftop Café) new restaurant is called Legs. Legs are the droplets that form on the inside of a wine glass (the Gibbs-Marangoni Effect) where the drinker can tell the alcohol or sugar content depending on how fast or slow they trickle to the bottom. So there you have it. Let us continue, Legs will be opening in Hackney’s fashion district, serving up a daily-changing menu that focuses on fresh, nourishing produce in a light, casual space. If you […]

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John Lewis Open Their Oxford Street Rooftop

If John Lewis did a pop-up we don’t doubt it would be somewhere we’d ever want to leave. With Christmas seemingly their most talked-about time of year, the brand who never fail to impress are turning their hand to something a little different, a little more summery, and a little more temporary. Known for their partnership scheme, their latest ‘partner’ is award-winning experimental pop-up venture, Night Tales, the people behind Summer Tales and Tokyo Nights in Shoreditch. Resembling what we imagine to look like the ‘outdoor summer dining’ section of the John Lewis catalogue, the Gardening Society pop-up will centre […]

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Celebrate the start of the Racing Season at Smith & Wollensky

Disclaimer: This post contains horse puns…so saddle up. As racing fans will already be aware The Investec Derby Festival and Royal Ascot are fast approaching so to celebrate restaurant Smith & Wollensky is hosting a special preview lunch before the mane event. It begins with a giddy (up)  Perrier-Jouët Champagne and cocktail reception followed by a sumptuous 3-course lunch paired with fine wines. Dishes on the menu will include Smoked Duck & Cornichon Cones, USDA Prime Beef & Girolle Ravioli, Porcini Foam, and Rhubarb ‘n’ Custard. Guests will be joined by Hayley Turner, Bruce Millington, Tom Segal, Nick Smith (Director of Racing […]

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New Tales to Tell at The Playboy Club

Easter is over but bunnies are still alive and hopping on Old Park Lane. The Playboy Club is relaunching its iconic Salvatore’s Bar, giving it a whole new lease of life. If walls could talk, The Tale Bar, as it is now known, could certainly tell a story of two. Although The Playboy Club has only been at its current home since 2010, Hef’s empire has been creating a buzz in the city since the first international Playboy casino opened at 45 Park Lane in the Swinging Sixties. In fact, July this year will mark 50 years since it opened. […]

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The Handbook Meets: Georgi Radev

You can’t always guarantee that the sun is going to shine during the summer in London, but you can always get a taste of sunnier climates with a rum cocktail at tiki bar and Mayfair classic, Mahiki. We caught up with Georgi Radev, Mahiki’s Bar Manager and Mixologist to talk about his busy year ahead and of course his love of rum! Why Mixology? Mixology is just one of the skills that a good bartender should have. The bartender is a host, entertainer, psychologist, actor, hard worker and has many other skills. Creating new cocktails is a very exciting thing […]

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