Top Three London Plays

Showbiz insider, Sabine Koch takes her pick of three shows this summer… After a long absence from London I had an insatiable appetite for the current theatre offerings. I managed to squeeze in a lot and these 3 are my favorites: The Lieutenant of Inishmore Being an ardent fan of Martin McDonagh’s film work, I […]

Murakami, Matisse, Cattelan and more on display at Fondation Louis Vuitton’s New Exhibition

We were lucky to have a sneak peek at this jaw dropping exhibition and it’s très impressive! Even if you don’t see inside the huge white box display space, the building is a piece of art in itself.   Architect Frank Gehry drew the outline shape on a paper napkin in flight on his way to […]

An Evening of Meat at Waterloo Vaults London

What a fun and slightly dystopian evening to be had at the Vaults in Waterloo with part-art, part-fine dining night club. Coming in from a graffiti-daubed passageway under the station you enter a world where the artist is mistress. Installations of steely female figures are set off against a painted backdrop of a horned, long-haired woman […]

A Straight Razor For The 21st Century – Angle Razor

Morrama, a London-based industrial design agency, is launching the Angle Razor – anglerazor.com – to bring traditional straight razors into the 21st Century at less than 5p a shave! “We wanted to create an experience that embraced the ritual of shaving and a product that’s beautifully designed and made to last. So we made Angle. We have supported […]

Looking For The Perfect Food? It’s High Quality European Olive Oil

During the last year, over 40 London restaurants promoted extra virgin olive oil as part of the broader European initiative to inform us about this perfect food, regarded as one of the oldest and the healthiest. Thomas Jefferson had it right saying, ‘the olive tree is surely the richest gift of heaven’. At a gala dinner, hosted by restaurant guru, wine […]

British Yorkshire Pudding Day – 4th February!

Since 2008, the first Sunday in February, which falls this year on the 4th, has marked a very important foodie date in the calendar: British Yorkshire Pudding Day. Paying respect to the iconic British dish, OSLO in Hackney has created special roast dinner-filled Yorkshire Pudding to mark the tenth birthday of this celebration. No-one really knows how far back […]

Sipsmith’s Hot Gin Roof at Ham Yard Hotel

Sipsmith and Ham Yard Hotel have teamed up to bring back the hot gin experience for ‘ginthusiasts’. Firmdale Hotel’s Group Mixologist, Eoin Kenny and Sipsmith Master Distiller, Jared Brown have delved back into the history books and discovered that not only was gin first sipped hot before there was access to central heating, but also […]

Animated Opera Shorts from Classic fM

Millions of Brits have NEVER been to the opera because they consider it ‘too posh’, ‘too long’ – and many don’t even know when to clap, a study found. A fear over when it is acceptable to go to the toilet and concerns over what to wear, are also among reasons for never sampling the […]

Shell, bio-bean and Coffee-Drinkers Help Power London’s Buses

Shell and bio-bean are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds.  The B20 biofuel contains a 20% bio-component which contains part coffee oil. The biofuel is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and will help to power some of the buses; without need […]

Fashion Freak Show: Jean Paul Gaultier’s 50 Years of Pop Culture at Folies Bergère

Jean Paul Gaultier announces his “Fashion Freak Show: “I discovered the entertainment world at the age of nine while watching a Folies Bergère revue on television. I found out what a fashion show was through Jacques Becker’s film, “Falbalas”, in which Micheline Presle falls in love with a fashion designer played by Raymond Rouleau. With the Fashion […]