Bloom Gin Floral Cocktails at One Aldwych

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One Aldwych Lobby Bar – Bloom Gin Cocktails: I have to admit, I try my best to avoid drinking cocktails.  Exquisite though they are, I struggle to just have one, especially when the weather is hot.  But, Bloom Gin is a perfect drink for Summer, with slightly sweet, floral notes and the concept of a […]

Collage and Dining event at Carousel

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Collage & Dining an Immersive Food and Art Event at Carousel:  Carousel is one of the new breed of mixed use art/food/music venues. Recent guest chefs have included recent Rosewood Hotel head of F&B Bjorn Van Der Horst and his Rosewood executive head chef Michelin starred Omar Romero. This dynamic duo have incidentally just opened a […]

Live in Italian – S.Pellegrino Pop-Up

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Theo Randall and Phil Howard on the SouthBank with S.Pellegrino: At this time of the year there always seem to be a wealth of pop-ups and residencies.  Live in Italian, Live from London is a fusion of Italian and British Cuisine, using ingredients from the British Isles prepared with the art and finesse of Italian […]

Little Galicia at Netil360, Hackney

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Little Galicia, a taste of Spain in Hackney: Estrella Galicia is an older brewery based in A Coruna in the north-western part of Galicia, Spain. It’s unusual in that it’s been operating since 1906, and is still 100% family owned and run. Estrella Galicia have teamed up with Omar Allibhoy, a rising star in the […]

Pret a Diner at Cafe Royal – A Dining Experience

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A Dining Experience not a Pop-Up at Cafe Royal with Pret a Diner: As always with the Pret a Diner team, the concept of  their latest dining experience ‘The Bohemians’ is imaginative, challenging and just a little controversial.  Our invitation explained we should dress up Bohemian style and that the Hotel Cafe Royal would be ‘injected […]

Royal Horseguards Hotel – a Picnic with a Difference

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Picnic on The Terrace at Royal Horseguards Hotel: When the sun shines in London everything looks better.  People even start to smile a bit.  And, everyone HAS to be outdoors. Finding your own quiet nook can be a challenge and perhaps sharing it is foolish.  But this one is too good to keep a secret. […]

Art15 – London’s Global Art Fair

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Art15 at Olympia: “there is particular pleasure in pushing at open doors and in my experience ace chefs and restaurateurs are always keen to be allied to art and also engage with an international audience alive to all the senses” Fay Maschler for Absolute Taste at Art15.  What could be better than combining art and […]

If Music be the Food of Love, Play On – Blackheath 2015

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A summer of festivals for music and food lovers In recent years there has been an explosion in the number of music festivals up and down the country.   It used to be that if you wanted to see a number of bands at the same venue your choices were really Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, and […]

Learning to Run for #RaceforLife

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Couch to 5k – Week Something of my RaceforLife training: As a reluctant runner it is wholly possible that I was easily diverted.  Judge for yourself, gentle reader. I woke up one morning a few weeks ago with a sore throat.  I thought nothing of it, till later on that date I got a pounding […]

Farm Heroes Saga Studio Tour

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What do you do during the daily commute? Well, you could be like the 356m or so other people across the globe who sit on packed trains, buses and metro systems each month playing one of the addictively good mobile games made by British games designer King, such as Candy Crush Soda, Candy Crush Saga, […]