Posts from: June 2013

It’s that time of year again when music festivals are in full swing and aerial shots of tents are a regular feature in the press. Festivals have grown from mere gatherings to enormous events, sold out months in advance.  They attract crowds so keen on joining the fun that people have devised all kinds of…

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There was a touch of British resilience on the Southbank on the 15th, 16th June as more than 12,000 hungry and thirsty festival-goers made for Potters Fields Park to soak up a bit of Spanish culture at Rioja Tapas Fantasticas, despite the clouds emptying around them. With 33 Rioja wineries pouring a range of delicious wines,…

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The British Summer has proved true to form and, whilst we’re getting a lot of the things that we associate with the former (Pimms, Mr Whippy, an inappropriate amount of flesh-flashing on the tube), there’s actually very little of the latter to be seen at the moment. However, over the last couple of days that…

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Afternoon tea has become very big business in the UK, and it shows no sign of waning. The Langham has reported an increase in demand of 20% over the last couple of years and other top London hotels have increased sittings to six a week to cope with demand. Despite the increase, you can still…

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I’m a self-confessed obsessive over Asian culture -specifically that of Japan, South Korea and China. The colourful, vibrant hub of modernity has brought to the UK a million popular innovations, influences and ideas. And what is ever growing is the taste for Asian food. So what do you do when, like me, you grow bored…

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A few weeks ago I joined the Mile High Club.  By this I mean I joined the group of people who have experienced the air-travel Dine Mile High. Inspired by “the golden-age of air travel” the pop-up restaurant offers all the fun and glamour of international air-travel with none of the security checks and delays…

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