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Win a Bottle of Aluna Coconut Rum

Aluna Coconut Rum has a warm, complex and completely natural coconut flavour. It’s one of the tastiest drinks I’ve come across in a long while – and one I’m happy to recommend and share with a competition giving away a free bottle to one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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(Northern) California Dreamin’ | Do, Stay, Eat, Play

Every winter,  thousands of bargain and sun-hungry Brits flock to Florida for a booster dose of light, sea, sand and a sheer break from relentless grey skies.  But did you know that for just a few dollars more you can fly nonstop to Northern California instead? Continue reading

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Infographic: Popular Aphrodisiac Foods for British Couples

Oysters, strawberries and sweet treats may be what we traditionally associate as the foods of love, but the British couples are far more likely to go for a juicy steak, roast dinner or spicy curry to get in the mood. Continue reading

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Love Madrid I Private Tapas Walking Tour

Demi Perera’s tour of Madrid with Luxury Travel Advisors continues on a bright Sunday morning in the bustling centre of Puerta del Sol, Madrid with a privately guided walk with tapas stops at some of the city’s most iconic and historic venues. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Coconut Collective’s 100% Organic Coconut Waters and Milk

Coconut Collective’s range of coconut waters and milks are made from 100% organic King Coconuts from Sri Lanka. I’ve recently had a taste of all the drinks and enjoyed every last sip. Now it’s time to share a free taste with one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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Love Madrid | Chef’s Table Tour

In the first post of her series about falling in love with Madrid’s gastronomy, Demi Perera begins her Love Madrid journey at Mercado de San Anton to gather provisions for creating a sumptuous Spanish lunch to share with friends. Continue reading

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See the Colour of Summer in Bali

Re-inventing the wheel isn’t a task many would choose to undertake especially, given that the bar has been set very high. So what kind of a person (or two) would take up such a barmy challenge AND win?  Continue reading

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Vaca y Marela | #TCTalks Episode 9

The ninth episode of TCTalks gets to the meat of the matter with Clifford Jones about his holistic agricultural project in rural Galicia: Vaca y Marela. In the interview, Clifford explains what makes this verdant corner of northern Spain such an amazing place for food and why beef from the region is so highly prized. Continue reading

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Win a Valentine Sleekster Box of Chocolates from Hotel Chocolat

Have a happy Valentine’s Day with that special someone enjoying a Valentine Sleekster box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat. I’ve got one set aside as a prize for one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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Clamato Kitchen | Quick and Easy Clamato and Prawns Spaghetti

Here’s my second Clamato Kitchen recipe. I kept it super simple to 1) show off how much flavour Clamato can add to a dish and 2) I’m lazy. Continue reading

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Clamato Kitchen | Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Searching for a sloppy joe recipe with some bite and and an extra savoury depth of flavour? You’ll love my recipe for Clamato sriracha sloppy joes. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux | Movia Wine

Though there’s hardly enough produced to ship much to the UK, Slovenia is renowned for its excellent wines. During my visit to Ljubljana, I managed a quick jaunt out of town to the award-winning, family owned and run Movia Estate to have a taste for myself. Continue reading

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Catching up with Difference Coffee Company

My August 2016 introduction to Difference Coffee Company and its founder Amir Gehl has now gone cold and requires a top up. But rather than a refill, Difference deserves a new cup as Amir has upped even his own game. Continue reading

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Clamato Kitchen

I’ve teamed up with the makers of famously clam-flavoured Clamato tomato juice for Clamato Kitchen, a series of recipes (and maybe more) about cooking with Clamato. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #72

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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Christmas Leftovers Guide

This Christmas Leftovers Guide will help you keep the hunger pangs at bay and the festive feelings flowing while kicking the dinnertime doldrums down the line well into 2018. Continue reading

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Win a Big Bag o’ Booze for Free

Out with the old and in with the new! But what’s old for me might be new to you. I’m clearing space in my liquor cabinet. And that’s especially good news for one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 7 | Metaxa

Welcome to the seventh episode of tikichris Talks. This one features an interview with Metaxa Managing Director Stephanie Ancel and Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis. Our conversation took place at in November at theSt James Bar of the Sofitel London St James Hotel – one of my favourite bars in London actually – and was followed by a tasting of head barman Matteo Giannuzzi’s Dragon’s Son cocktail with Metaxa 12 Stars as the key ingredient. It’s a rich mix definitely worth you seeking out for a sip. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2017

I hope the year was as fun and delicious for you as it was for me, and I look forward to sharing more amazing experiences with you in 2018. Continue reading

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Best London Ice Cream of 2017

Here’s the scoop on London’s best ice cream, soft serve and gelato! Continue reading

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Best of 2017

As the end of 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the best food, drink, and travel related treats that I came across in London and around the world over these past 12 months. Continue reading

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Back to Basel? Weihnacht!

I spent the last weekend having an especially festive time in Basel – home to Switzerland’s biggest Christmas market and an all round excellent destination for cultured city break. Continue reading

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Simon Says, Shop Better!

Simon Malls cover 14 states in the USA and offer an unbeatable mix of high street retailers, premium outlets and impressive dining options. Continue reading

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Win a Limited Edition Golden Age Bottle of Cointreau

Cointreau is celebrating the Golden Age of cocktails with a limited edition bottle paying homage to 1920s Art Deco design. Continue reading

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Shopping for Menswear? It’s in the Pocket with Jacamo

Shopping for menswear can be as easy as putting on a pair of jeans when you do it with Jacamo. Continue reading

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Colour in the Bedroom

The psychology of colour has been extensively studied for many years and evidence shows that colours do influence mood. Continue reading

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Experiencing “City Zen” in London on an E-Bike

For the past month or so, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of riding around London on a gorgeous Cityzen C8 HMB e-bike on loan from Royal Dutch Gazelle. As my time in possession of it comes to an end I’m trying to eek out as many chances as I can to ride it before having to return it. Continue reading

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5 Festive Things to Do in Essex

There’s nothing quite like getting away for the day, travelling down long winding roads and sipping on (mulled) wine. So if you’re looking to escape the city for something a bit more magical, here are five things worth exploring in Essex to get you in the spirit. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Amarula Cream Liqueur

Have yourself a smooth and silky Christmas with the chance to win a bottle of Amarula Cream Liqueur. Continue reading

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Understanding Rye with Karaway Bakery

Among the yummiest things I’ve had this year and definitely some of the tastiest breads I’ve come across in London are the ryes baked by Karaway. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 6 | Chocolate Ecstasy

For Episode 6 of tikichris Talks I share a hot chocolate with Jennifer Earle, a self-confessed chocoholic, internationally recognised chocolate expert, judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the Great Taste Awards, the Quality Food Awards and Which? Magazine and founder of Taste Tripper, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, and Ice Cream Ecstasy Tours. Continue reading

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Hotel Chocolat: Christmas Gifts for Her

Luxury British chocolate brand, Hotel Chocolat, has a delectable range of luscious treats “for her” including boxes of chocolates, bottles of bubbly, hampers, gift cards, “bean to bar” experiences and more! Continue reading

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25% Discount to “Adopt an Olive Tree” and Enjoy Delicious Ethically Produced Pomora Olive Oil

I’ve been a fan of Pomora olive tree adoption/olive oil subscription service for a few years now. I love the founders’ goal to create a community of food lovers and food producers who share an ethical vision – and I … Continue reading

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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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