Posts from: February 2014

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Valentine’s Day seems to be bigger than ever this year, with magazines and websites awash with guides to romance, gifts and of course the all-important food and drink to woo that special someone. This year is all about the food, with extravagant special menus popping up for the rich (or very showy). Michelin starred chef…

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USA

As Phipps’ resident Americophile, it has been great to see some of America’s finest exports hit British shores in recent years – Homeland and J Crew to name but a few, it’s becoming ever easier to find that slice of Americana without even getting on a plane. However, regular visits Stateside still leave me wanting…

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Portrait of Robert Burns for lochhead

Originally hailing from Scotland, I made the big transition from fields to concrete last summer – but that’s not to say I plan on neglecting my Scottish roots and traditions. For my first ever year, I’ll be hosting a dinner party on Burns Night, January 25th, for a very tough (and undeniably English) crowd –…

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JG Sains 1

Every year the staff at Sainsbury’s HQ pledge four or so days to help out in store doing everything from stacking shelves to assisting with customer requests to scanning shoppers’ baskets at the checkout. As a member of the Sainsbury’s team at Phipps, just before Christmas I was assigned to my local store in Beckton…

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