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, […]

Mexican Magic at Selfridges

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A Taste of Modern Mexico at Selfridges: 2015 is the ‘Year of Mexico’ in the UK.   Food is  so much an intrinsic part of the cultural heritage of Mexico that it has a UNESCO listing under that auspicious heading ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ .  So far as I can see it is the […]

I’m all shook up! O2 London

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Elvis Exhibition at the O2, London: Elvis is one of those popular cultural icons that we think we know; irrespective of whether you loved his music or not, his strong image, suggestive dance moves (for the time), and distinctive sound still make him “The King” in the eyes of many people. I first became aware […]

Pasta with Soul at Vapiano

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Vapiano Music Nights Last night we had the pleasure of dining at Vapiano in the heart of Soho. Wardour Street and the surrounding streets are packed with bars and restaurants and so it’s not always easy to stand out from the crowd. The concept behind Vapiano is simple; to offer good quality Italian food, without […]

Moët Academy: The Champagne Experience

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Experience the pleasure of Champagne country in the heart of London I have a confession to make. I am a complete and unabashed Francophile, and this week is going to be a real treat. Later in the week I’ll be sampling Noilly Prat, but today I was at the OXO Tower on London’s Southbank to […]

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