Category: Culture

Anton & K Decorative Antiques

Anton & K was set up by Karen and Antony Cull who specialise in decorative antiques. Their own home, a 17th century timber framed cottage in the Cotswolds has to be one of the most pinned projects on Pinterest! A new extension clad in reclaimed stone is connected to the main house with a contemporary…

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Orasay

Notting Hill, London

Since opening its doors this spring, Orasay has already become a jewel in Notting Hill’s already impressive restaurant crown. Orasay is the new restaurant from Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke, the talented team behind acclaimed London restaurants St Leonards & Brunswick House and is set to be the place to dine this summer. Named after…

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Natoora Counter

Seasonal, Sustainable Produce

Natoora Counter is a revolutionary new café in Notting Hill that pushes the boundaries of the food industry. Since the very beginning Natoora have been on a mission to revolutionise the food system, enlightening and encouraging consumers to make seasonal and sustainable food purchases. Natoora works directly with small scale growers and have built a…

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Black Roe

Mayfair, London

Black Roe bar and grill launched in the heart of Mayfair in March 2016 and brought the finest Pacific Rim cuisine to London for all to enjoy. The moody restaurant is now an exciting food lovers haven we just can’t get enough of and here’s why… The dark and moody restaurant features grey walls with…

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Quirky Places To Stay In Cornwall

Unique Home Stays

Unique Home Stays are the very best in luxurious self-catering staycations, and the list of amazing properties gets even better in Cornwall. With more and more of us choosing to stay in the UK we can see why the ever glorious Cornish coastline has become a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of city…

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The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Cornwall

A genuine secret garden lost in time for decades, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall are now more magnificent than ever. Owned and loved by the Tremayne family for over 400 years, the estate slowly fell into decline with the arrival of WW1 when the gardens workforce left to fight in the war. Decades…

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Barnaby’s

Padstow, Cornwall

Barnaby’s is a cosy and super relaxed restaurant in Padstow owned by Rick and Katie Toogood, an inspirational couple who have two other successful restaurants under their belt. The story all begins with Rick Toogood. Born on the Channel islands, his mother trained at Cordon Bleu and her passion for food (particularly fish) was most…

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Lanhydrock Cornwall

National Trust

A true National Trust treasure that is at the very top of our wish list to see in Cornwall, Lanhydrock offers a fascinating glimpse into British history and with over 1,000 acres of parkland to enjoy, it’s the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. Following the dissolution of monasteries by Henry VIII, the…

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Camel Valley Wines

Cornwall

On the dreamy sun drenched slopes of Camel Valley in Cornwall, Bob and Annie Lindo transformed their recently purchased farm into an international multi award-winning vineyard producing exceptional British wine. The defining moment for the couple was undoubtedly when Bob Lindo (an ex-RAF serviceman), and his wife Annie decided to purchase a farm in the…

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The Best Restaurants In Cornwall

Known for its dramatic coastline and mild climate, Cornwall as you may expect specialises in outstanding seafood most of which is caught just off the coast nearby. With no shortage of places to wine and dine in some incredible spots overlooking areas of natural beauty, we wanted to share a few highlights of the best…

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‘Faceless’ Exhibition by Coco Dávez

The Maddox Gallery

An absolute must see and quick as you can before the end of May as the Maddox Gallery is featuring the work of Coco Dávez in her first solo exhibition in the UK right now. Running until 31st May 2019, Dávez’s works of art are a diverse blend of cultural and historical influences from artists,…

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The Pitcher Inn

The Pitcher Inn story begins in the Civil War era as a lodging house, where travellers traversing three mountain passes would stop to rest. Reimagined in 1997 from the ground up by Maggie and Heather Smith and Heather’s father Win Smith, the family were determined that The Pitcher Inn would entertain and inspire, extending a…

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A.O.K

Kitchen & Bakery

The eagerly anticipated A.O.K opened its doors at the beginning of the year in Marylebone, London and has become a welcome foodie haven for those looking to avoid refined sugar, gluten and dairy. Upstairs you can enjoy an opulent dining space with plush seating and a bar, the walls are delicately adorned with hand-painted silk…

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Health & Wellness Retreat

Daylesford & Bamford Spa

After huge popularity following previous retreats, we are so excited to see that Daylesford are offering another Health & Wellness weekend retreat. An opportunity to fully experience the very best of both Daylesford cookery school and Bamford Haybarn Spa, whilst staying in one of the idyllic Cotswold cottages – it sounds like a pretty perfect…

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Dalloway Terrace

Spring 2019

Every year we wait in eager anticipation for Dalloway Terrace’s new spring look. With the arrival of spring (arguably the best season) the renowned Bloomsbury restaurant has once again been magnificently transformed, this time into a tropical paradise adorned with the unique flora of Sri Lanka. Inspired by the Bloomsbury Set’s Leonard Woolf’s novel ‘The…

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The Yeatman

Porto

Porto is an ever growing hub of remarkable food, even better wine and vibrant city life. For us, one of the highlights of Porto has to be the Yeatman Hotel and Spa. Set amidst the port wine lodges, the hotel rests on a hill overlooking Porto and the Douro River within 7 acres of land……

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Galvin Green Man

Howe Street, Essex

Just a stones throw from our Felsted showroom in Essex, is the renowned Galvin Green Man. Set in 1.5 acres of meadow the restaurant is a return home for Michelin starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin who have transformed what is said to be one of the oldest pubs in Essex. Built originally in 1341…

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HIDE

Hide is a restaurant and bar by Hedonism Wines and Ollie Dabbous. Set over three achingly beautiful designed floors flooded with natural daylight, you can enjoy spectacular views across Green Park and will find yourself falling in love with a restaurant that prides itself on refined, sustainably sourced food and drink. The Hide story begins…

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The Talbot

Malton, Yorkshire

The Talbot, is a seventeenth century riverside coaching inn set in the award winning foodie heaven of Malton, Yorkshire. Close to the North York Moors and coastline you will be greeted with roaring warm fires and cosy corners – the perfect antidote to busy city living. Relaxed and rustic, The Talbot welcomes guests with dogs…

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Fife Arms

Braemar

At the heart of the Cairgorms National Park in Royal Deeside, Scotland, and surrounded by enchanting highland scenery is the recently re-opened Fife Arms, Braemar. Designed and built in the 19th century by architect Alexander Mackenzie (known for prestigious London projects including the Waldorf Astoria and Australia House), he created what has become a much…

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Top 5 Spa Retreats Perfect For Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is fast approaching – Sunday 31 March (!!) – so if you’re looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation we’ve got just the ticket. Well, it’s not really a ticket – but rather a voucher for a day spa – the perfect treat for hard-working mums! So whether you’re based in…

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ERDEM’s Plateau de Fruits de Mer

J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar & Terrace

Since opening in 2008 J Sheekey Atlantic bar has been a regular haven for seafood lovers in the heart of the West End, providing the perfect place for pre and post-theatre dining both indoors and outdoors (when the English weather permits of course!). The iconic and ever impressive restaurant has recently collaborated with renowned designer…

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Beaverbrook House

In the heart of the Surrey Hills among 400 acres of quintessentially British country estate is Beaverbrook House. Surrounded by stunning gardens and unspoilt countryside this house and estate is a historical treasure full of life that’s just begging to be discovered. A brief history… Beaverbrook was originally built in 1866 for Abraham Dixon and…

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RedFarm

Covent Garden

9 Russell Street Covent Garden is now home to innovative new restaurant RedFarm. The first restaurant from the independent chain to open outside of New York City, RedFarm specialises in Chinese inspired dim sum with a modern and inventive twist. Brainchild of Joe NG – who is somewhat of a dim sum master, and Chinese…

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Food: Bigger Than The Plate

V&A

Coming soon to the V&A London this Spring is the greatly anticipated V&A Food: Bigger Than The Plate exhibition, which will explore the journey from compost to plate as well as the food cycle and asking important questions on how our choices can lead to a more sustainable and delicious future. Covering four main sections; compost,…

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Rogan Book Week

Rogan & Co

Exciting news alert! Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred neighbourhood restaurant Rogan & Co set in the ever beautiful Cumbrian village of Cartmel has announced a week long celebration this coming March of his new book ‘Rogan: The Cookbook’. This special event will comprise an exclusive six-course menu of recipes specially selected from Simon’s book for guests to…

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Kym’s

Located in Bloomberg Arcade at Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London, is the shiny new and eagerly anticipated restaurant Kym’s. The latest restaurant to open by Chef Andrew Wong, Kym’s is a Chinese restaurant with a modern twist that invites guests to enjoy a casual meal in relaxed surroundings. “My food has always been about…

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5 Unique Places To Stay

With so many beautiful and unique places to stay in and around the UK, it’s no wonder people are choosing a ‘staycation’ rather than traveling abroad. Unique Home Stays in particular have an incredible selection of places to relax and explore whether it be just the two of you setting out on a romantic break,…

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Les Fermes de Marie

MEGÉVE

If you are searching for a 5 star luxury hotel that is elegant, calm and oh so inviting, Les Fermes de Marie is the place for you. Deep in the hills of the French Alps, the beautiful structures that combine to create the hotel were once alpine farmhouses now rescued from ruin. Each building was…

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Market Hall Victoria

The much awaited Market Hall Victoria has now opened its doors to hungry Londoners and tourists alike. The exciting new venue is housed in what used to be an Edwardian shopping arcade, a restaurant, and more recently the super-club Pacha. Now, more than 110 years of use later, the abandoned arcaded bays of Victoria’s Terminus…

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