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Culture

101 London Date Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the City

That time of year is fast approaching. By that time of year, I am alluding to V Day, the big Valentines. The one day of the year when everyone is expected to be on a date. If you’re not in a relationship / marriage / convent and haven’t started cuffing then you need to get on that ASAP in order to find the one (or someone) for V Day. Once they are well and truly cuffed, you then need to work out where you’re going to go. That’s where we come in. We have devised the ultimate guide of date […]

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Reviews

We Review: ROBINSON Club Camyuva

What: Sun, sea, sand and partying – all in one resort. ROBINSON Club Camyuva, in Turkey’s Anatolia, combines everything you could want in a holiday into one neat location. The 5-star all-inclusive resort boasts a private beach, heated swimming pool, tennis/volleyball/basketball courts, several bars and restaurants, a spa and its own nightclub. First Impression: For a 5-star resort I was a little underwhelmed with the room; a simple double room with a small balcony, the only toiletries available were hand soap and a body wash/shampoo dispenser in the shower that I thought had a slightly masculine smell rather than being […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Who Run the World? Girls: The Return of Jamavar Women’s Club

Taking the approach of all good conversations happening around the dinner table, Samyukta Nair has gathered an awe-inspiring bunch of ladies together for this years’ series of Jamavar Women’s Club events. With a “who runs the world, girls” Beyonce vibe at the helm, the events series will see inspirational women from various backgrounds gather together, sharing stories, ideas and advice at a bar beneath the Mount Street restaurant. First up to host the happenings will be Edith Bowman, a woman who believes “sometimes you just need to recognise and accept what you’re feeling”. The inspirational broadcaster will be talking about […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

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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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Enjoy Aperitivos on The Charlotte Street Hotel Terrace

Celebrate European café culture at Charlotte Street Hotel this summer with their Aperitivo Terrace. The hotel is partnering up with Regal Rogue Vermouth to transform their Oscar Bar terrace into an Italian getaway. Enjoy the classic low-alcohol apertitif while basking in the lovely London summer sun. The minds behind the new terrace experience have created a menu of vermouth-led cocktails and light bites to give day drinkers a treat without getting them obliterated. Eoin Kenny, Firmdale’s Group Mixologist, has dreamed up aperitif-twists on classic drinks, as well as vermouth-led takes on the standard gin and tonic. Options include the citrus […]

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Travel

Rakia, Relationships and Ramblings: 8 Reasons to Visit Zagreb

Zagreb is (hopefully) known to all as Croatia’s buzzy capital, a city famed for its colour festivals and deemed by the sequin wearing, painted faced amongst us as “festival city”. However, despite being the capital, Zagreb is definitely not the first place that pops into mind when planning a trip to Croatia, perhaps overshadowed by more popular choices Split and Dubrovnik. I’m here to wave my hands in your face and shout about Zagreb, because after visiting, it’s definitely a culture-filled capital I’d be willing to revisit time and time again. The Botanical Gardens Why: The Botanical Gardens are definitely […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

BBC Two Is Looking For Million Pound Menu Contestants

Are you a bit of back seat driver that’s never made it behind the wheel? Are you still peeling carrots when you know you could be plating up? Well Million Pound Menu is back for a second run on BBC Two, giving you always one step ahead-ers the chance to open your own pop-up restaurant. The search is on for kings of the kitchen and queens of the culinary to come forward with foodie business ideas, from restaurants to cafés to something completely outside of the box. If you think you’re on track to rival the fiery feuds of Gordon […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

All Aboard, All Aboard: The Champagne Train Ride

You know what they say, no Champagne, no gain. Well OK that’s not exactly a commonly heard phrase but we think it reigns true, because Champagne is important and KRUG Champagne especially has caught our attention. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said: “too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right”. Here, here. That’s why we’re excited for KRUG Encounters event Tracks on Tracks, in partnership with Jools Holland and chef Luke Robinson. Quite the conglomerate of people but, hear us out, the bubbly event will see guests depart from London Victoria and travel on a private […]

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Culture

The New Tea-riffic Taiwan Teahouse

Any excuse to drink a cup of tea and we’re all over it. If there’s something us Brits know all too well it’s that a cup of tea makes everything better. Quit your job? Cup of tea. Chipped a nail? Cup of tea. Lost the semi-finals of the world cup against Croatia? OK, sorry too far but, cup of tea. The news that XU will transform into an authentic Taiwan teahouse during the day has got our excitement brewing – brewing, get it? Anyway… There will be a special offer of 50% for their launch too as an incentive for […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Month Dedicated to Wine: 31 Days of Riesling

July isn’t just World Cup, heatwave, Love Island and Wimbledon month, it’s also 31 Days of German Riesling. A whole month dedicated to the German wine, which if you’re unsure about pronunciation, which we all know I’m a stickler for, then it’s reece-ling. It’s the only grape variety thought to have a whole month dedicated to it and that’s because it makes some of the finest white wines on the planet When young, German Riesling can have honeyed and stone fruit aromas such as peach, which is ideal in this balmy weather. And its racy acidity means it has amazing […]

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Travel

Where to Stay in Falmouth: Merchants Manor

What: I always find flying within in the UK rather strange, you get off the plane expecting a different time zone, odd loos and supermarkets which always look a bit knockoff, but then you see a Tesco and find out your taxi driver use to live on the same road as you. With England revelling in a heatwave I decided to make the most of it, escaping London, getting on a 35-minute plane over to Newquay and heading to the Merchants Manor, a hotel in Falmouth for 36 hours in the Cornish sun. New: Six years ago, Sioned and Nick […]

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