The Perfect Spot – Shepherd Market Wine House

photo by Alan Greenhalgh - Man In London

Mustard marks the spot with a splash of lime, you sort of can’t miss it – although it’s beautifully tucked away in London’s much-loved and historic haven, Shepherd Market, Mayfair. It’s worth going to just for the pleasure of the Coravin ‘needle-through-the-cork system’ – much less painful and far more pleasurable than any other needle procedures we’ve had. Everything […]

Wringer + Mangle Serves Up A Series Of Supperclubs

photo credit: Martin Poole

This looks set to clean up – a  supperclub in an industrial laundry in London’s East End.   The event runs for eight weeks with chefs taking two consecutive weeks to showcase their distinctive flavours. Each chef will create a three-course menu and guests will also be treated to a cocktail on arrival. Chefs taking residence include, […]

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations: On Board Camera Captures Unique Vantage Point of Queen’s Birthday Drive Through Windsor

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations: Onboard Camera Captures Unique Vantage Point Of Queen's Birthday Drive Through Windsor

This must be the ultimate dash cam –  as you can see in these shots from a short film from Jaguar Land Rover giving a truly unique view of the Her Majesty’s drive through the streets of Windsor as thousands turned up to wish her a happy birthday. In a world first,  an onboard camera […]

ChariTable – philanthropic restaurant booking App

ChariTable

The ChariTable Bookings restaurant reservation App allows customers to book tables at thousands of participating restaurants across the UK – and sounds like a fantastic idea! £1 for EVERY customer will be donated by the restaurant to a charity of the diner’s choice. So if you book a table for 4 people and your attendance is confirmed and moneys are […]

Very First To Know – luxury products & experiences

Venice Synagogies hand-bound limited edition in a silk clamshell case

We like being in the know and signed up with pleasure to the ‘first and only’ website enabling individuals to be the very first to know about newly launching luxury products and experiences. Sign up here and see for yourself www.veryfirstto.com   The first event we went to was for a book launch! But not just any book […]

Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury Races – the best day out by a mile

Win Tickets to Newbury Giveaway

Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, 2016 – The Best Day Out By A Mile…and with a claim like that you can guess we’ll be there… and so could you. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. ENTER HERE a Rafflecopter giveaway If you don’t win and would like to go along you can still […]

Bowie: Photographs by Steve Schapiro

From "Bowie by Steve Schapiro" published by powerHouse Books cover

“David said to wish you all the best with this project,” replied Bowie’s assistant in October 2015, when Steve Schapiro wrote asking for a small text contribution to this volume reproducing their epic photo shoot in Los Angeles from 1974. “We look forward to the book next Spring! [of 2016].” Bowie, by 1974, was evolving […]

The Bake Off Crème de la Crème of British Classics at the School of Artisan Food

The School of Artisan Food British Classics

There’s “nowhere to hide in pastry” says one of the judges on BBC Bake Off Crème de la Crème, and he’s right –  as you can see from my own personal Bake Off at The School of Artisan Food – location for the TV show. Set in a stables block of a magnificent country estate,  The School of Artisan Food offers […]

Salcombe to be Home to Dry Ski Slope…made of Popcorn

Portlebay Popcorn

Salcombe, known for its idyllic beaches, pretty high street and bobbing sailing boats, is now planned to be home to Britain’s first dry ski slope, made entirely from popcorn. After extensive research at the University of Cochrane, scientists have discovered that popcorn possesses a very similar molecular structure as compacted snow, making it the most […]

Ursula Hitz’s London – Typographic map and print-maker

Ursula Hitz at Fabriano

Ursula Hitz’s city maps are inspired by her fascination with place prompted by relocation from her Swiss homeland to London over ten years ago. She uses typography to express and reflect on the landscape of each place, creating a visually rich personal response rather than a geographically accurate picture – and we adore them. ‘I love becoming […]