Monthly Archives: February 2013

London Daily Photo: Piccadilly Perch

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David Bowie Exhibition at V&A London (OneTravel)

With unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive, London’s V&A museum will soon present the first international retrospective exhibition to highlight the extraordinary career of one of popular music’s most beloved and enduring stars. David Bowie is will open at … Continue reading

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Twinterview with TikiChris (London Living)

Henry from London Living and I played a round of tweet pong last week which has now been nicely published in one easy reader of piece on the LL blog. Thanks Henry. That was fun. Continue reading

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Kid’s Cook at the Intercontinental’s Cookbook Cafe (Great British Chefs)

Cookbook Cafe at the Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel has launched a new Seedling Series Kids Cook programme to get kids cooking while learning about where their food comes from and all the steps it goes through before reaching the table. Continue reading

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Easter 2013 at Hotel Chocolat

I swung by Roast + Conch last night for the press launch of Hotel Chocolat’s collection of chocolates for Easter 2013. This year’s yield is an especially delicious assortment that’s attractively presented with a bit a quirk. Hand tied ribbon hat boxes, a dapper Beau Bunny illustration by Neal Murren adorning most packaging, prettily coloured pralines and bonbons all help to ensure delight whether the chocolates are a treat for yourself or a gift for someone special. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Open Up

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Celebrates Centenary (CheapOair)

Every May the horticultural world descends on the same 30 sites in Chelsea for the world famous Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show, which is without doubt the most prestigious event for horticulture and gardening, and for many the quintessential springtime event on the London calendar. Continue reading

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Sophisticated Indian Flavours at Zaika, Kensington High Street

Dishes are as attractively presented as the setting and taste just as gorgeous. Head chef Navin Prasad’s kitchen delivers refined and delicate dishes that nonetheless check the boxes for filling and yummy. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Hands

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Good Stuff

Here’s a quick list of good stuff I’ve come across lately but for whatever reason didn’t make it to a post here, my tikichris-to-go Tumblr blog or one of my client blogs but are well worth me mentioning and you checking out! Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Spirit

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Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern (OneTravel)

WHAAM! A new exhibition featuring the works of one of the biggest names in pop art has just opened at London’s Tate Modern museum. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Headroom

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Win an Extra Thick Easter Egg from Hotel Chocolat

To celebrate the launch of this year’s range of Easter goodies, Hotel Chocolat is kindly offering one of these Extra Thick Eggs to one very lucky tikichris reader for free! Continue reading

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In Search of London’s Best Tiramisu (CheapOair)

Lusciously layered Savoiardi biscuits dipped in coffee with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, and flavored with marsala wine and cocoa – a dessert dish of tiramisu often provides a great litmus test for determining the merits of an Italian restaurant. Too bad it’s served at the end of a meal! Here are but a few of London’s most moreish tiramisu offerings. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Pass

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London Daily Photo: Lines and Curves

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New Global Art Fair: Art13 London (OneTravel)

Opening in early March, Art13 London will be the largest new art fair to launch in London in a decade. Created by the founders of Hong Kong International art fair, ART HK, Art13 will bring together more than 120 galleries from 29 different countries from the West as well as across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and South Africa. Seventy percent of galleries will be participating at a fair in London for the first time and half of the galleries there will present works created by non-western artists. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: CAPS

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High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction: March 20 – 23 (CheapOair)

Netting almost $2 million in 2012, the Wine Auction is Atlanta’s top charity fundraising event, the fifth largest charity wine auction in America and the number one charity wine auction to benefit the arts in the world. To date, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction has generated more than $20 million during the past two decades. Continue reading

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Fish and Chip Showdown: Nathan Outlaw Versus Josh Eggleton

Did you know this week is National Chip week? I’m not really sure what makes the 18th through the 24th of February so darned chipper, but I have no qualms setting aside a few days out of the year to celebrate Britain’s most satisfying side. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Violet Lady

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Low Brow Classic Expected to Fetch High Price at Upcoming London Auction (CheapOair)

London auction house, Bonhams, is set to sell the original painting of the world’s most reproduced fine art print, Chinese Girl by South African artist, Vladimir Tretchikoff. Also commonly known as the Green Lady, this iconic work will be sold on the 20th of March during Bonham’s South African art sale and is expected to fetch between £300,000 and £500,000. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: If These Walls Could Talk

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Weekend Brunch at Apero Restaurant & Bar, Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington

Sunlight streaming through high reaching windows and illuminating a stack of newspapers to be dove into at will from a lush leather snug – a delightful and relaxing scene was set for Sunday brunch perfection at Apero Restaurant & Bar. Continue reading

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Movie Trailer: The Guilt Trip Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan

3000 miles, eight days, one mother of a road trip: The Guilt Trip Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan in cinemas 1 March 2013 Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Disorder

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In Conversation with Dan Witz (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

I’ve always enjoyed working in London. Next to NYC, it’s my favorite city for doing street art The light in both places is similar, a soft, post-industrial gloom that seems to suit the emotional temperature of my work. Also, when you get up close in London there’s a grit in the pores that’s exactly the same as New York’s. Since usually I’m using a NYC grate, my pieces transfer well, and feel like they belong. Continue reading

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Kopi Coffee Club

So, when the folks at Kopi – an “exclusive monthly subscription coffee club that is passionate about premium taste and ethical sourcing” – dropped me a line to ask if I’d like to sample their coffee in exchange for review, I was keen … and maybe a little suspicious too. Gourmet, fair trade, luxury … these days there are so many endowments attached to the front of too otherwise straightforward words like coffee that descriptions such as “exclusive” and “premium” don’t necessarily mean anything anymore. Continue reading

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Guest Post: How to Use Free Packing Cases for Removals

People who need to relocate have to face an enormous amount of packing. All their items, large and small, have to be packed adequately, in order to be protected from damage. Buying packing materials and cases is cheaper online, so … Continue reading

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New West End Play Brings Hemingway Novel to the London Stage (OneTravel)

As you might expect, Helfrect couldn’t cram every page – or even many characters – onto the stage for her adaptation. Still, Fiesta stays true to the spirit of Hemingway’s first novel. In particular, the language is economic and punchy, resulting in a compelling and enjoyable play that shouldn’t leave many ardent Hemingway fans hankering for more. Set design (Rachel Noel) is equally restrained yet effective with key elements of the story honed to accentuate the dialogue and decisions of the characters. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Random International: Rain Room at the Barbican Centre

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London Daily Photo: Mustard

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London Daily Photo: Untitled

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Recipe: Michel Roux Jr’s Crushed Garlicky Rooster Potatoes in Their Skin

With only these six ingredients (okay, eight if you count the salt and pepper) and just a handful of basic steps to follow, I found this recipe offered especially tasty value for minimal effort. Not much clean up afterward either. As the name implies, this dish is a garlic lover’s treat. I reckon you could tone down the amount of garlic suggested and still be happy with the results. An additional splash or two of the pastis wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Continue reading

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