Nuts for Coconuts

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I have a confession to make. I have secretly known about coconut’s health and wellbeing benefits for a while… Over a decade ago I asked a friend why her hair had the shiny gloss of a shampoo advert. She told me her Mauritian grandmother rubbed coconut oil through the ends and left it in overnight…. Read more »

Five things… we want from the Lakeland Christmas catalogue

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It’s a thing of beauty all year round, but at Christmas Lakeland really comes up trumps with the catalogue to end all catalogues. While you’re still in the phase where Christmas shopping seems alluring and exciting, here  we present five of our festive favourites. 1. A set of hemisphere cake pans, from £3.29. You really,… Read more »

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Frances Quinn‘s World Porridge Day cinnamon porridge. The OFM Awards next week – we can’t wait to hear the results. James Ramsden’s new cookbook, Do-Ahead Christmas, which was published this week. It’s Chocolate Week! Check out Jude’s Mochagato pop-up with Noble Espresso. Spring, Skye Gyngell’s new restaurant at Somerset House. We’ve already booked our table.

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Swingers: Cocktails, eats from some of London’s hottest street foodies, and mini golf. We’re sold. The World Porridge Making Championship or ‘Golden Spurtle’ on Saturday 4th October. We’re rooting for Rude Health‘s Nick Barnard, who’s competing to defend his crown as Speciality Champion.   Food through the ages at the Geffrye Museum- themed dinners in each of… Read more »

Five of August’s last things

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Looks like it won’t be quite the wash out that was last weekend.  With that in mind… 1.  We’re catching the last weekend of Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station 2.  We’re visiting the delightful new Brompton Food Market for meat, fish, groceries and goodies galore. 3. We’re still reeling from Jared Brown’s momentous birthday… Read more »

5 Things … we ate at Feast

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1. Marshmallows from the lovely Marshmallowists 2. Anna Mae’s Mac N Cheese (Don Macaroni) 3. For a break from feasting, we sipped on a Pontoon cocktail, handily served on lanyards 4.  Edible cocktails from Smith & Sinclair and The Duppy Share   5. Spicy, smoky chilli products from Gran Luchito  

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One of our number went to Brixton’s Backdoor Kitchen to enjoy the supperclub’s collaboration with Aperol Spritz   The auction based on emotions, via Protein   Breakfast at Chiltern Firehouse. Brunching made brilliant by Balazs.   The lineup at Feast this week, surely one of the best we’ve seen with cocktail confectionary from Smith &… Read more »

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1.  Are packed lunches really dead?  Defy the stats and love your lunchbox with James Ramsden’s book 2.  One of our favourite Soho institutions The House of St. Barnabas opens its doors to present Art Social ’14 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/38424/art-social-14-house-of-st-barnabas-soho.html   3.  New office officially on the map – check out our new Hollywood sign 4.  Toast to… err… summer… Read more »

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Celebrating and indulging in all things American with the 4th July Independence Day Refreshing tasters at the Riojan Wines stall at imbibe Live Hawksmoor number 5 delivering an asian twist to steak in Knightsbridge   Beautiful flowers, chocolate and wine from Cave Story’s Christmas in July event, bring a little bit of festivity to the Riflemaker Gallery  

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Carnaby Street Eat on Sunday (Carnaby Street’s first food festival) Free cooking class with Jose Pizarro this Saturday at Jose (email goodlife.embassyuk@havas-se.com for spaces) Wimbledon LGBT Pride Listening to Glastonbury on BBC Radio 6 because we failed to get tickets (except for Hannah…)

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This week our 5 things are dedicated to Taste of London… Salt Yard’s goats cheese stuffed courgette flower with honey Gran Luchito’s spicy Mexican chilli products, our favourite? Luchito Mayo Rosa’s fresh spring rolls with prawns, vermicelli noodles and a satay and tamarind dip Kamm and Sons’ vibrant bar, not to mention their tasty drinks… Read more »

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The forecast’s mixed – if you need warming up why not try a pimped-up Yorkshire Pudding @ the Hereford & York residency at Harvey Nichols. Happy Chardonnay Day.  Celebrate this sensational grape variety (we’re over the stereotype) in the only way possible – by grabbing one on the way home.  A personal favourite (Alex) is Au Bon Climat’s Wild… Read more »

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The Detox Kitchen bringing healthier summer eating to Kingly Street Street Feast is back at its Dalston Yard home for the next 20 weekends Liberty print Nike Air Max.. need we say more Enjoy a weekend dedicated to all things whisky at Whisky Weekender Delicious pulled pork, wild rice salad and coleslaw for lunches

Ten things

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We’re feeling very inspired this week and with the bank holiday around the corner, we thought we’d share our top ten things to do, eat, listen to and admire.   We love Cake by H‘s beautifully decorated sweet treats.   It’s the International Women in Whisky Day tomorrow. Ladies, celebrate with a dram.   Riverford’s… Read more »

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Our favourite Instagram account by Julie Lee @julieskitchen. Nettle gnudi, peas, morels & leeks at 8 Hoxton Square. Highasakite’s Since Last Wednesday. We can’t wait for Sheridan&Co’s Little Shop of Beauty featuring a Rude Health brunch next month. Craft Beer rising – BrewDog’s BottleDog is now open.

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I Can’t Sing! the musical Our new favourite snack Cock Scratchings     London Grammar’s cover of Pure Shores   A newly-discovered emotion: Kate Bush smugness   London Coffee Festival

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The Secret Cinema Club. And that’s all we can say about that.   Eggs for Soldier’s Toast-A-Cutter army at The Royal Artillery Museum.   Getting freaky with Freekeh at Belazu’s Moroccan Nights. New from Jo Malone – London Rain. Limited Edition.   Spring has sprung.  

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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.