Monthly Archives: November 2017

Fantastic Services/Fantastic Christmas Tree

Fantastic Services – a “one-stop shop for all home services” in London and much of Southeast and Northwest England – has added a new seasonally fantastic service available in all London areas within the M25: Christmas tree delivery, installation, and disposal. Continue reading

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Konditor & Cook: Best Mince Pies in London?

Have you tried Konditor & Cook’s mince pies? Spiced right with an ever so flaky crust, they’re a perfect treat for seasonal snacking and Christmas celebrations. Continue reading

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Festive Fun at the South Pole Saloon

Jasmine Kaur journeys to London’s South Pole (Brixton) for an evening of rooftop revelry and festive season feels. I was invited to the launch of Brixton Rooftop’s South Pole Saloon to get a taste of the wintery festivities and let … Continue reading

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Millennials to Drink Coffee in a Victorian … Ahem … Setting

Attendant, the uber cool coffee shop concept developed by Bosh McKeown and Ryan De Oliveira, is set to arrive in Fitzrovia just in time for Christmas. A Victorian gentleman’s toilet, perfectly located, at the corner of Foley Street and Great Titchfield Street will now be a flagship for the chain which already boasts properties in Shoreditch and Clerkenwell. Continue reading

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It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Giving

Demi Perera shares the details about South Place Hotel’s annual Christmas Toy Party in aid of Bart’s Charity. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Festive lights adorn every street and the scent of mince pies, mulled … Continue reading

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Last Days of Shoreditch Winter La La Land

The lights are twinkling, the trees are decorated and festive fun is firmly top of the agenda. How about trying something a little different this season? Last Days of Shoreditch Winter La La Land is a winter pop-up like no other. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Chutneys and Pickles from The English Provender Company

Here’s a competition to relish! I’m offering the chance for one lucky tikichris reader to win the complete range of award-winning chutneys and pickles from The English Provender Company. Continue reading

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Top Five Used Vehicles for Keen Teen Drivers

When picking an automobile for a young driver, it is essential to buy a reliable, good model which will ensure your child has a safe transport for many years to come. This is important because teens are at a higher … Continue reading

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Daisy Green Collective Launches Darcie & May Green

Daisy Green Collection has launched its latest venue: a pair of city barges moored outside Paddington Station and featuring vivid exterior designs by famed artist Sir Peter Blake (best known for co-creating the cover art for the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading

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Momos and More Himalayan Inspired Dishes at Madame D

I was at Madame D’s in mid November taking up the restaurant on an invitation to have a taste of its recently launched menu, featuring a new range of gorgeous momos (Tibetan style dumplings). I loved every ferociously flavoursome bite. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 5 | Hot & Chilli

Episode 5 of tikichris Talks finds me sitting down for a chat with my good friend Rosana McPhee, an amazing cook and photographer and the mastermind behind the award-winning food, travel and luxury blog Hot & Chilli. Continue reading

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The Silver

Silver lines the walls, objects are stacked precariously among each other; it takes a few seconds for my eyes to fully adjust to the array and begin to distinguish between each object: a gilded horn, antique candelabras, ruby rings, and goblets. Nothing is precocious here or simply on show, each object is waiting patiently for a new home. Continue reading

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Thanks!

As I’ve done on this blog every Thanksgiving Day since 2011, I’d like to take a quick moment to reflect upon the year and say a few words of thanks. Continue reading

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Where Should You Buy Gifts Online?

Here are some of the things for you to keep in mind when you are looking for a place to do all of your online festive season gift shopping. Continue reading

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Shop Till You Drop at America’s Best Cities for Holiday Shopping (Going Places)

If you’re wondering which US cities are the absolute best for taking a holiday retail wander then check out this all nice/not naughty list of the choicest shopping destinations in America. Continue reading

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Leica Launches CL Compact Camera

Legendary premium camera and lens manufacturer Leica added a camera to its portfolio today: the CL, a digital APS-C system camera that’s elegant and discrete. Continue reading

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Winery Weekend at Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire

Among the standouts and best established of English wineries is Three Choirs vineyard and winery in Gloucestershire. Continue reading

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Recipe: White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

These white chocolate chip cookies made with a pumpkin puree dough are an ideal treat for autumn celebrations and festive season snacking. Continue reading

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Preview: Meow Meow and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall

Cabaret sensation Meow Meow returns to Royal Festival Hall for More Pandemonium with the London Philharmonic Orchestra following the success of last year’s one-off performance. Continue reading

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Pre Christmas Feasting with Parma Ham

If you thought that a ham sandwich was the best we could do with Parma Ham it is most certainly time to think again. Continue reading

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Tower of London Ice Rink

If you fancy ice-skating this winter (until 2nd January) and you’re new to how it works in London, you need to book your place. Yes it’s that popular. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #71

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Battle of the Sexes – It was Crunch Time

It was literally crunch time at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush this week courtesy Nature Valley and their new snack – Nut Butter Biscuits. The Atrium in Westfield was transformed in to a tennis court complete with reserved seating to celebrate the release of the movie Battle of the Sexes. Continue reading

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Preview: Immerse Erotic Storytelling at House of Kittens’ Menagerie

Immerse erotic theatre company House of Kittens is to host Menagerie, an evening of conceptual vignettes with an aim to “delve into the endless expression of pleasure to engage people in a new liberated theatrical movement.” Continue reading

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Chris Levine Laser and Sound Installation at sketch Gallery

In celebration of the festive season, sketch has partnered with artist Chris Levine to create Silent Light – a laser and sound installation in its gallery. Continue reading

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Must See Places in Auckland

In 2015, Auckland welcomed a record breaking two million international travellers, an increase of 5% from the previous year. This reflects Auckland’s charm as a popular tourist destination, with unique attractions and experiences. For any country, more visitors means more … Continue reading

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#WokFor1000 with Chef Jeremy Pang at Borough Market

Wok for 1000 is a behemoth of a cookery class (there were literally hundreds of participants filled into the Market Hall of Borough Market) with the aim of cooking at least 1,000 meals for people in need. Continue reading

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Make the Most of Winter With These 6 Budget-Friendly Breaks (Going Places)

What does a winter break mean to you? Is it a chance to embrace the season, bundle up, and go outside to play in the snow? Or does it mean make for warmer climes and avoid the chill at all costs? However you prefer to spend the colder months of the year, winter is a great time to travel.

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Pizza Express Presents Leggera

Pizza Express has brought its range of Leggera pizzas from the pages of its restaurant menu to the aisles of your local supermarket. Continue reading

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Celebrating the Annual Cognac Cocktail Connexion at Solera, Paris

Cognac looks set to be the next spirit to break the traditional mould and hit the mainstream in Paris – and the annual Cognac Cocktail Connexion is largely responsible for this. Continue reading

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Top 10 Choices for Pre and Post Theatre Food and Drink in London (Trainline)

Grabbing drinks or having a meal at the right place and for the right amount of time can help set the tone to commence or end any theatre outing on a delicious note. Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Countries with the Easiest and (and Toughest) Visa Processes for Americans (Miles Away)

Of course, some places are easier to visit for Americans than others and a few don’t really want Americans (or any other) visitors at all. So which countries raise the least fuss at their borders about Americans entering and which ones do their best to keep us out? Let’s have a look. Continue reading

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Hoxton Serves up Some Flavour

How do you like your art? Shaken, not stirred? How about edible? Well, now anything has been made possible. Smith and Sinclair, who made all our grown up dreams come true by creating alcohol pastilles, have teamed up with the equally indulgent Lanique liqueur to bring us The Flavour Gallery. Continue reading

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Win a Classic Christmas Chocolate Sleekster from Hotel Chocolat

The “tis the season” season will be upon us soon. That’s yummy news. And I’m helping you stay one step ahead of the Christmas crush with a chance for one lucky tikichris reader to win a Classic Christmas Chocolate Sleekster from Hotel Chocolat. Continue reading

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A Log Cabin Escape Awaits at Broken Bow Lake

If you are tired of cookie cutter hotel rooms and obnoxious crowds everywhere, come to an Oklahoma hidden getaway. Several roomy log cabins in Broken Bow make exceptional accommodations for reduced rates. Continue reading

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