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London’s latest answer to the NYC speakeasy scene – Discount Suit Company. The School of Life, where this week, we learned how to converse more effectively. Jason Atherton, who has to be one of the nicest chefs in London.   £5 pizzas at Breads Etcetera in Clapham. Finally, The Ritzy‘s free Oscar screening on Sunday night.

Prost!

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One of the Story team has just returned from a week spent on the slopes of Austria, where hearty food (and LOTS of it) is an absolute necessity if you’re going to have the energy to tackle the Tyrolean Alps. But it’s certainly not just a case of ‘eating to live’ – the fayre on… Read more »

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Pudding of the week – the Blood Orange, Sheep’s Milk Mousse and Wild Fennel at the Clove Club. Second best was the Amalfi Lemonade and Black Pepper Ice Cream, also at The Clove Club. (great photo of the Amalfi Lemonade and Black Pepper Ice Cream from Essex Eating) Maybelline’s new Super Stay Better Skin foundation, seen on every beauty page… Read more »

BYOC

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Last week we finally managed to get our act together and visit B.Y.O.C, a ‘bring your own cocktails’ bar in Covent Garden. The concept – take your favourite spirits along with you and the waiter will make personalised drinks for you at your table. (£20 per person)   We took gin, vodka and some Prosecco…. Read more »

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Something for the lovers, your photo on M&M’s chocolate. And the haters, Voodoo Your Ex   This song, Heavy Cross – Gossip, from that Dior advert   The Boopshi’s Bar     John Sandoe Books and its amazing selection of novels, art and travel collections     And finally, this lovely display of affection from The… Read more »

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  We’ve found this coffee shop tube map much more useful than TFL’s. Today’s Google Doodle supporting gay rights in Russia as the Sochi Winter Olympics begin. We’ve also got a lot of love for this video.   Andina’s ceviche menu.   Apple’s video to celebrate Mac’s 30th birthday.   Florence & The Machine – Addicted to… Read more »

Hard core for barrecore

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We’ve been on a mission to get fit in January. Having set new fitness goals to keep us focused, we’ve been staying motivated by trying different workouts. From early morning rave aerobics to Beyonce dance classes, there’s now a staggering number ofways to stave off exercise boredom in London, and so on a drizzly Tuesday… Read more »