Posts tagged: London

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12 pairs of trainers donned, nearly 50 miles walked and 10 miles cycled. We just saw it as a chance to see London in all its glory, and in the sunshine, rather than go underground on our commutes. This is what we enjoyed in our beautiful capital…Rhian even found our namesake Phipp St (should we…

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The Cinnamon Kitchen is known for serving some of the best Indian cuisine in London and this weekend, I was lucky enough to join one of their monthly cookery masterclasses and test my culinary skills by cooking up a selection of South Indian dishes. The monthly courses give members of the public the chance to…

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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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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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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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So far this Christmas I’ve been mostly confused by the near constant pairing of the word ‘Christmas’ with the word  ‘survival’ in pretty much most of the magazines or paper supplements I’ve picked up since December (and no, I’ve not been reading about I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here) . Why do so…

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The countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway, with decorations on every street, festive tunes gracing the radio and themed food a-plenty in every high street retailer and supermarket. Here at Phipps we’ve had mince pies on the treat table for weeks, and healthy debate raged around this year’s Christmas sandwich round ups –…

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Could anything be better in the run up to Christmas than wandering around Clifton Nurseries amongst all of the Christmas trees, drinking Clipper tea and listening to BBC gardener Rachel de Thame’s top gardening tips? As part of a series of Clipper Afternoon Tea parties, we teamed up with Rachel to raise money for Contact…

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I’ve worked in PR for coming up to two years and I was born in 1989 so I don’t have any first-hand knowledge of what PR was like back in the 80s. As a child of the social media age, I can’t imagine life without my iPhone and constant connection to the world through all…

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In case you haven’t heard (and if not, where have you BEEN?), next Friday is Christmas Jumper Day. The simplest fundraising idea in the world, all you have to do is wear your loudest Christmas jumper on Friday 13th December and donate £1 or more to Save the Children. Unsurprisingly, the Phipps team has jumped…

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My two loves…film and food…two seemingly different obsessions. And yet, together they make a great combination. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing a great food scene in a film? The cinema plays to your senses and when food is projected to 1000 times its size, it’s a recipe for success. I want to share with you some…

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If you haven’t heard about the battle of the Christmas adverts this year you’ve been living under a stone.  Cartoon bears, malnourished snowmen and singing gingerbread men have been as talked about as the programmes they have interrupted, and a reported 390 million pounds will be invested by retailers on advertising in the last 3…

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