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Blog archive - January, 2015

Glen Moray Single Malt and Paul A. Young’s Chocolates: 2015’s Decadent Duo

31 Jan 2015
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It’s a cold, damp night in January and while the rest of London are adhering to draconian fasting rules and cling film-wrapped exercise regimes, a privileged few are sitting down at Canary Wharf’s Boisdale to enjoy a pairing of fine whisky and artfully crafted chocolate. New Year’s resolu-what?!

A little slice of France – A day with Vincent Ménager, Executive Chef at the Sofitel London St James

Everything about The Balcon, from the double height ceilings to the spiral staircases leading to the fridges where the bottles of over seventy different labels of champagne are stored, oozes elegance and grandeur…

Great British Breakfast Week at Megan’s

28 Jan 2015
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For those of you who missed the headlines, it is British Breakfast Week all this week, running until Saturday 31st January. You may well have read just how important it is to have something wholesome for breakfast to kick start your day and that it is also the most important meal of the day, but the sad fact is that only 29% of us actually eat breakfast once a week even...

The Life Saving Tube Station - Aldwych Disused Underground Station Tour

27 Jan 2015
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Whether you’re a Londoner, a commuter from out of town or simply visiting the sites, we all use The Underground to get around and, love it, or hate it; The Tube is an important lifeline of this city and very much here to stay. I recently went on the “Aldwych Disused Underground Station Tour” to find out more...

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of the first ever A350 XWB

24 Jan 2015
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Last week, Qatar Airways started operating the first commercial flights of their brand new A350 XWB on the Doha to Frankfurt route. As launch customer of this brand new next-generation aircraft, a group of the world’s press were initially invited over to Doha to witness the arrival of the plane from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, but that all changed at the last moment...

Lazeez Rekindles the Lost Art of Conversation

23 Jan 2015
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The prospect of sitting outside in January can leave most Londoners cold, to say the least; however, if said Londoner has a penchant for shisha, then they should brave the bitter winter evenings to get a taste of that sweet smoke that billows from the pipes on the tables of newly opened Lebanese tapas eatery, Lazeez...

Hoxton Cider Stocked in London’s Coolest Boozers

22 Jan 2015
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Amidst the plethora of cask lagers available at any typical English pub, there’s usually only one cider on offer that apple-pressed nectar lovers can quaff, so it had better be a good one. Luckily for Londoners, more and more of the capital’s stylish pubs are deciding to stock Hoxton Cider as their cask cider as we discover to our delight on a rainy night in East London...

Susannah Fields

21 Jan 2015
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Susannah Fields is a London-based professional freelance photographer specialising in high-end images for commercial and hospitality clients as well as writing about the hidden gems of London...

Hayman’s Limited-Edition Family Reserve Gin

20 Jan 2015
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Just before Christmas a group of us gathered at the Cartoon Museum just off London’s Tottenham Court Road where family gin distiller Hayman’s Gin was hosting an evening to launch their limited-edition Family Reserve Gin which has replaced Hayman’s 1850...

Three outfits every guy should take to a festival

19 Jan 2015
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We take a somewhat tongue in cheek look at what you need to pack for your festival escapade this year. Let’s face it, you’ve been growing that impressive facial hair since Christmas to make sure you stand out (or fit right in) and saving your pennies to spend on some great outfits for your three days of drinking, dancing and sleeping in less than comfortable conditions...