London

Fabric 14th Year Birthday Party - London

I had the honor and privilege to attend one of London’s most exclusive parties, the 14th Birthday Party of Fabric. Not only was I lucky enough to be in London at the time, but also I was grateful to attend this colossal party with so many amazing DJs from all around the world. After recently returning from Berlin, it was great to see many awesome Berlin DJs at the Fabric party.

The Real Greek - Covent Garden

The Real Greek (Covent Garden location) with its intimate vibe and culinary treats—will make you forget you’re in the center of Covent Garden in London. Can’t decide what Greek specialty to order? Begin with a sampling of good Greek appetizers—eggplant dip, caviar spread, mashed garlic potatoes, yogurt and cucumber dip, stuffed grape leaves, feta cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers and pita bread. Ready for more? Try the signature entrées, which include shish kebabs prepared with either lamb, chicken or vegetables.

The Wandering Chef - A Dance with the Green Fairy

West London based experiential dining duo, The Wandering Chef, have teamed up with Pernod Absinthe to create their next pop up event as part of their residency at La Maison des Artistes: A Dance with the Green Fairy. After the sell-out success of Asian-inspired Opium Nights, where guests enjoyed dishes such as soft shell crab and ‘Woking’ duck, The Wandering Chef will be transporting their guests to the mischievous, surreal, and psychedelic world of the Green Fairy inspired by the era of the Moulin Rouge with their latest creation.

POLO 24 Hour Bar and Restaurant - London

Located across the street from Liverpool Street Station on Bishopsgate and in business since 1953, The Polo 24 Hour Bar is the destination for everything from late night dinner to early morning breakfast. The 24 Hour Alcohol license at the Polo Bar means you have a place to go once all the other bars, clubs and pubs have closed down. Menu choices run the gamut from Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale to Pancakes and Bacon Sandwiches.

Carluccio's - Spitalfields

Antonio Carluccio’s celebrated combination of contemporary Italian Café, alimentari food shop and deli in Spitalfields, brings a genuine taste of Italy to this vibrant community, welcoming shoppers and diners alike in true Italian style. Whether you are grabbing a quick coffee or looking for a relaxing and hearty breakfast while you read the morning’s paper, Carluccio’s allows you to start your day the Italian way. Alternatively visit Carluccio’s for lunch or dinner, business or pleasure, for the finest authentic regional dishes featuring the freshest ingredients, where possible sourced directly from Italy.

Interview with Elvira Vintage Founders - London

Elvira Vintage is an online vintage boutique that offers a carefully edited collection of internationally sourced vintage clothing and accessories by high end designers including Celine, Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few. Founders of Elvira Vintage, Tori Steinberg and Sophie Scrimgeour, noticed that vintage clothing shops in London are scarcely edited, and decided to fill the gap with carefully selected vintage available to a broader market. Here’s an interview with the founders:

Skylon Restaurant - London

Located within the Royal Festival Hall, Skylon offers impressive panoramic views of London’s skyline with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames. The good times don’t end there -the food at Skylon offers beautiful views alongside delectable dishes including a fantastic tasting menu with items that look simple such as “Salmon”, “Duck” or “Monkfish” but are actually much more complex than what their names suggest. For instance the “Monkfish” is actually a dish of roast monkfish tail with smoked bacon, hash, peas and lettuce.

K10 Sushi - London

It’s not always easy to find the freshest, authentically made sushi in London, however K10 offers a no-frills and authentic Sushi experience. K10 opened its second location in London after the success of the first flagship location. One of the highlight’s of the restaurant is its famous ‘kaiten’ (conveyor belt) which serves up delicious, homemade modern Japanese food. Prix-fixe menus along with à la carte choices of sushi, sashimi and hand rolls, plus saké, beer and wine.

Min Jiang - London

So you’re not in the mood for fish and chips you say? How about Chinese? Not just any Chinese, Min Jiang Chinese (traditional dishes from China’s gastronomic provinces). It’s on 10th floor of the Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel. Before dinner we enjoyed cocktails in the restaurants’ bar. The classic, muted furnishings really stood out, as did the Lichitini (vodka, lychee liqueur, and fresh lime). Talk about refreshing! OMG! As we were escorted to our table for dinner, I noticed that all of tables potentially have an amazing view.

Perkin Reveller - London

Named after “The Cooks Tale” by Chaucer, The Perkin Reveller is situated within the glorious shadow of the Tower of London, its certainly easy to understand why its such a hit, with views you would imagine only accessible to the most elite of people. The service is very attentive yet relaxed making you feel at ease and comfortable with your surrounds and service, which I find to be a very important aspect to enjoying the whole experience.