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This Is Not A Swansong: Former Handbooker Emily Heads Into The Sunset

‘But at the laste, as every thing hath ende, She took hir leve’: Geoffrey Chaucer Fact fans, it’s Chaucer who’s thought to have been the source of  the phrase ‘all good things must come to an end’ in his epic poem of Troilus and Criseyde. Just as the poem tells the story of...

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The World’s Most Instagrammed Loos Get A New Look

A sure-fire way of getting plenty of media attention to your, let’s admit it, slightly ageing bathroom concept, is to dot around some flowers every now and then. My granny does much the same thing in her downstairs loo, much to the irritation of my hayfeverish grandfather. So at Halloween the papers, mags and blogs, not to mention the dreaded influencers, went nuts for Sketch’s pod loos because they scattered some autumnal leaves and Jack’o’lanterns about. And this time round, they’ve signalled the arrival of spring by dumping (no pun) a whole wildflower meadow on us. So what’s in store […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

To Kobe Or Not To Kobe: London’s Best Wagyu Beef

Living in London you realised there’s restaurants and then there’s RESTAURANTS. Sure, the restaurant at the end of your street serves a pretty decent pasta bake, but that’s nothing compared with a Michelin starred chef cooking up a storm. Well, at London’s top restaurants...

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Annabel’s Raises The Roof

The ultimate pin up girl of a private members’ club, Annabel’s, has wowed many a star-studded being with its sensational elegance and vibrancy. For a certain strata, the £65m refurb at the hand of restaurateur Richard Caring and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (The Ivy, Sexy Fish, 34 Mayfair) was hotly-anticpated, and rightly so. Exuding glamour across its many rooms including a powder room billed as the most beautiful in town, Annabel’s is the outrageously gorgeous spot frequented by all, from Mick Jagger to Madonna. A real eye-catcher and apt point of conversation as Chelsea Flower Show booms across London is the […]

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Openings & Launches

New York’s Favourite Women’s Club Is Coming To London

London, prepare to wing it at at this incredible new co-working space cropping up in the city this summer. The Wing is a network of work and community spaces designed for women and us lucky Londoners are going to have a wing of our own come September. On a side note, Gents, we’re sorry but this probably isn’t one for you, as The Wing is a women’s only space that boasts a rich and intriguing history and some seriously sexy interiors! The members’ club comes at a perfect time seeing as Grace Belgravia recently closed its doors, and here’s why you […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

A Private Members’ Club Just For Kids? It’s The Future…

Forget social climbing, welcome to social toddling, now there’s a a private members’ club that’s only for children. Unlikely to be as hedonistic as The Groucho, as A-list as 5 Hertford Street or as swanky as Annabel’s, its members will be more likely to be hospitalised than Hospital, grow faster than The Ivy and, fingers crossed, be less trampy than Tramp. Meet the kiddo club that’s basically the new Shoreditch (Wendy) House: it’s George Junior. The idea’s simple, adults have been joining exclusive clubs for generations, but George Junior takes this to a logical conclusion, extending membership from an early age […]

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The New Cast Of Made In Chelsea Tell Us Where They Eat, Drink (& Party)!

Chelsea has some of the best restaurant offerings around – fact! From Brasserie Gustave to Haché and Polpo, oh and not to mention Bluebird, it’s a brimming SW3 oasis of Champagne popping and brunching at Tom’s Kitchen. For this very reason, we reached out to the brand spanking new cast of Made in Chelsea who have just filmed Season 17 – ouch, that makes us feel old – to see if they ever stray from the decadent realms of their borough when it comes to cuisine. Turns out the answer is in fact yes, and they had some whopping suggestions […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Limited Edition Royal-Tea You Won’t Want To Miss

Queen Victoria was a pretty interesting woman. In her lifetime she survived multiple assassins, she was barely five feet tall, she was the first ever royal to live at Buckingham Palace and her name wasn’t even Victoria! Suffice to say there was rarely a dull day in the life of the old monarch, which is why her 200th birthday is worth shouting about… or stuffing your face with cake, either one! The Milestone Hotel & Residences has created a quintessentially British feast to pay homage to the anniversary that, we’re sure, would’ve captured the attention of Queen Vic. Head Pastry Chef […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Wimbledon

New balls please, we’re off to Wimbledon! So let’s get Game, Set and Matched for the best of SW19 dining. With its countrysidey vibe and quiet affluence, Wimbledon is one of the nicest places in London. What’s more, once you’ve huffed your way up the massive hill from the...

Seasonal & Celebrations

Ramadan With The Fast Set: London’s Top Middle Eastern Restaurants

As the sun sets over London during Ramadan adherents make their way to break the fast, at home, with friends or in some of London’s myriad Middle Eastern restaurants. Sure, the Edgeware Road has an incredible array of choice, but if it’s quality you’re looking for then look no...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Here’s Where To Go For Tea in Chelsea

When I first came to London, I remember walking through the terracotta streets around Cadogan Gardens and thinking ‘yes, this will do nicely, I’ll move here’. Cute. How naïve I was. Fast forward another 19 years and my ten year old dreams may have been dashed (I live in a box room) but I can still walk through Cadogan Gardens and lust over the buildings and the pretty blossomed streets. I can also head to boutique hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens for afternoon tea and pretend like I’m in my own sitting room and I have chefs at my beck and […]

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Reviews

Mamounia Lounge’s Alluring Arabic Offerings

An evening stroll past Harrods is quintessentially British enough to make anyone feel fully submerged in London life. As the lights of the city begin to dazzle amongst an orange-hued sky canvas, the velvet greens of Harrods traditional window displays ooze luxury, providing passers-by which all the photo opportunities they need. My reason for being amongst the beeping horns of London’s Knightsbridge was to visit Mamounia Lounge; the Moroccan-cum-Lebanese staple of the luxurious neighbourhood that has just introduced a new A La Carte menu, also available at the Mayfair outpost. Wading past happy shisha smokers who sit taking in the […]

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