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Blog archive - September, 2015

It was tamales, tacos and lots of TEQUILA at TequilaFest 2015, Spitalfields Market

30 Sep 2015
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Last year’s TequilaFest event was so much fun that I decided to spend the next four months researching the world of quality tequila and mezcal and publishing an article on their history and where to find the best ones in London. The tequila and mezcal army were out in force, with famous brands such as Don Julio and El Jimador...

Lazeez Tapas Celebrates 1st Birthday In Style with Infiniti Cars and Miss Universe

28 Sep 2015
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With the Mayfair restaurant celebrating one year of opening, the glitterati were out in force, with beautiful girls from Miss UK happily posing for photographs with eager partygoers that looked as if all their Christmases had come at once. The belle of the ball, Nena France, arrived clad in a slinky dress and silver tiara...

A Voyage to Antarctica

25 Sep 2015
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A journey to the seventh continent is so much more than randomly ticking off another bucket-list destination. The effect Antarctica has on you – physically, emotionally, even spiritually – stays with you forever. The close encounters with whales, the sound of a thousand penguins honking and braying, icebergs as big as castles thrusting up from glassy waters...

Five Inspiring Caribbean Activities

24 Sep 2015
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For many, the word ‘Caribbean’ calls to mind days in the sunshine sipping cocktails on achingly beautiful white beaches. But many travellers today sidestep that seduction for adventurous and cultural distractions instead, and there’s a surprising array of choice on most islands. Here, we examine five of the most interesting...

Jazz & Julep Bar Kansas Smitty’s Basement Tapes Tour: Live Music and Laughs

24 Sep 2015
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Located in a cosy basement on Broadway Market, the Jazz & Julep bar is run by the eponymous Kansas Smitty’s House Band who have seen a fantastic response to the launch of their dark little musical hideaway over the last year...

We’re underdressed but overwhelmed with the superb Mezcal Amores evening at Tramp, Mayfair

23 Sep 2015
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We park ourselves next to the bar and dive into the artfully crafted ‘Negroni blanco’, which is much subtler than the standard concoction of gin, Campari and red vermouth, allowing the smokey, citric nose of the mezcal to come through...

“Dizzying new Heights”

23 Sep 2015
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I’d heard mixed reviews about the Sky Gardens, the ‘public area’ at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street – recognisable to most Londoners as The Walkie Talkie due to its unique shape. Yet over 200,000 people have made a free visit to the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street since it opened to the public in January, so it can’t all be bad. I decided it was time to visit and go see for myself...

Revealed Photo Exhibition at Sofitel London St James

22 Sep 2015
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I recently had the pleasure of attending a special photographic exhibition at the elegant Sofitel London St James where they are currently displaying a selection of 30 unique photographs from the photo archives of Paris Match, selected by the grandson of Pablo Picasso, Olivier Widmaier Picasso, who is the exhibition’s commissioner...

Celebrate The Golden Age Of The Dinner Party With The Jones Family Project

21 Sep 2015
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Ah, the 1970s, a decade of superb music danced to in slightly-less-than-superb clothes. The Jones Family Project are bringing it all back with a bang with their 1970s Pop Up dining experience, where guests are encouraged to get decked out in their finest disco outfits to enjoy a feast of epic proportions...

Everything You MUST Consider Before Taking A Gap Year

21 Sep 2015
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A gap year is appealing to many, mostly because it is time away from hard work and education after years of getting your head around difficult subjects, constant homework and stressful exams. Here is our guide as to what you need to consider before embarking on a year away travelling…