Category Archives: London

London Daily Photo: Smoking Penguin

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London Daily Photo: White on White

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New Fangled Old Fashioneds with Woodford Reserve

The Old Fashioned is pretty much my go-to cocktail these days. And if it’s made with Woodford Reserve, well then all the better. So an invitation to attend an Old Fashioned masterclass hosted by Woodford Reserve brand ambassador Tom Vernon at South Place Hotel’s SPIES Society bar and to enter a Classic American Cocktail competition based on my takeaway from the event was greatly appreciated. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Dean Street Windows

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London Daily Photo: Red and Green

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Great British Chefs’ Cook School with Graham Hornigold of Hakkasan

Check out this delicious team up: Great British Chefs + Cookery School! The occasion? The first in a new series of cookery masterclasses hosted by GBC at the school which sees chefs sharing hands-on tuition to small groups of writerly gourmands and other enthusiastic foodie folk. I wedged my way in for the inaugural event, where Graham Hornigold, Executive Pastry Chef of the Hakkasan Group with Daniel Pearse, Head Pastry Chef of Hakkasan London, and Juan Pablo Colubri, Pastry Sous Chef at Hakkasan Group created four desserts while sharing recipes and a wealth of kitchen tips with the small group assembled. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: great

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Win a Box of Wine from The Grape Club

I have recently tried and would love to recommend to you The Grape Club,– an online London-based subscription service that sends an assortment of four bottles of wine in a sturdy and easily transportable box to its members every month. There’s no membership fee, just a month payment of £45, which covers all the costs of having the club deliver a quartet of smartly selected quality quaffs directly to your door. Keep reading for more grape news about this new service as well as details about the chance to win a selection of four wines from The Grape Club. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Platform 2

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From Her Wooden Sleep … Ydessa Hendele at ICA

On show now until mid May at the Institute for Contemporary Art, From her wooden sleep … is a major new work by German-born Canadian artist/curator Ydessa Hendeles. Described by the artist herself as a “cultural composition,” the exhibition marks the first time Hendeles’ art has been shown in London. Curated by Philip Larratt-Smith and comprised of more than 150 wooden antique manikins from the artist’s own collection arranged alongside an assortment of historic objects, the exhibition casts a distinctive mood and presents the chance to browse the thoughtfully paused moment of an intriguingly situated tableau vivant. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Only £1.00

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London Daily Photo: Excesses

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Hot Cross Easter Creations from Paul A Young and The Bread Factory

For Easter 2015, Paul A Young Fine Chocolates has teamed up with North London’s The Bread Factory for a range of hot cross bun creations that are big on traditional seasonal flavours and offered in a fascinating variety of combinations, including a limited run hot cross bun caramel spread, truffle and brownie. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Bike

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Say Bom Dia to a Brazilian Breakfast at Carioca Brixton!

Brixton’s Market Row favourite, Carioca (formerly Prima Donna), has introduced a new selection of Brazilian style breakfast dishes to its daytime menu. Served from 10am to 4pm every day, the new brekkie items are freshly prepared in house with locally sourced ingredients and free range eggs by Brazilian head chef Lucy and her team. I had a more than ample taste last Sunday and found everything I tried to be expressly tudo bem. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Brixton

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Yelp x tikichris: Morning Espresso Event at Bar Termini

The espresso masterclass will be held Sunday 19 April from 10.30am, and numbers for the class will be low (ten or under). During it, we’ll learn how to roast, pour, and create the perfect espresso. There will be some (so amazing you won’t believe it) pastries to enjoy as well as some other surprises … maybe even some cocktails if it hits after noon and we’re feeling saucy. Continue reading

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Preview: Asia House Film Festival 2015 #AHFILM15

Celebrating its seventh year, the annual Asia House Film Festival will be showcasing a bevy of remarkable cinematic productions across London. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Rise/Set

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STK London’s 777 Bar Menu, 5pm to 7pm

STK London has recently launched new “777” menu featuring seven small plates and seven drinks priced at £7 each offered at its bar between 5pm to 7pm Monday to Friday and presents a no fuss opportunity to have a night out with going overboard. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Genial Brixton

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London Daily Photo: Fashion 4 Less

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JD X Puma: Trinomic XT1 Treasure Hunt

Running (pun intended) alongside the launch of the Puma Trinomic XT1, JD Sports has teamed up with Puma and five magazines for a sneaker-ific treasure hunt across four UK cities and then New York. The hunt starts today (18 March 2015), and first up is London where somewhere an empty branded trainer display box has been placed. The lucky person who gets to it before anyone else will win two pairs of Puma XT1 trainers as well as the display box. Keen for clues? Ready, steady … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Reflections

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Fine Dining with a View to Match at Galvin at Windows, London Hilton Park Lane

Twenty-eight storeys up, the Michelin star shines brightly (and rightly) from Galvin at Windows restaurant atop the London Hilton Park Lane where diners are just as likely to ooh and ah over the food and drink as they are about the panoramic views of the city. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Organisation

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London Daily Photo: Mama’s Choice

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What Is Gluten? Lecture Baking Class at Bake With Maria!

Here’s the recipe: One heaping serving of grains from Shipton Mill, some Fresh Ginger, and a few ovens pre-set to 220 degrees. What does that make you? Maddie Salters shares her thoughts from her hands-on baking experience with Bake With Maria in South Hampstead. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Shoreditch Morning

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Give Me Space: Getting Ready for a Clean Spring

The tease of longer days and warmer weather has been in the air lately. Time to plan a spring cleaning? As mentioned in the initial post of my Give Me Space mini-series, over the next few months, I’m going to trial new urban storage service SpaceWays and share my thoughts about the service with you. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Heel

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Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition: Scarcity-Waste at Somerset House

Syngenta Photography Award winners have been announced and their works are now on show in an exhibition at Somerset House centred round the themes of scarcity and waste. Continue reading

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Get Lucky Riding with Addison Lee over St Patrick’s Day Weekend

To celebrate its Irish roots, Addison Lee, is offering the code to customers travelling to or from postcodes around the St Patrick’s Day Parade at Trafalgar Square (WC2, SW1 and W1). The code is valid on Sunday 15th March and redeemable once per customer. Continue reading

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Win a Night Out in Notting Hill with Yelp and Bubbleology

Check out this chance for you and a guest to attend an exclusive “After Dark” tasting hosted by Yelp at Bubbleology in Notting Hill on Friday 27 March . Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Soho

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