Archive: Millie Experiences

Up at the O2

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The O2 Arena originally had plans to build a rooftop walkway when it was the Millennium Dome but sadly these plans fell through. Fortunately, under the new ownership of O2, the walkway was completed in June 2012. Up at the O2 is a once in a lifetime experience, giving adventurous types the opportunity to see the capital in a whole new way as they take on the climb to conquer the icon.

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Eight is the Magic Number

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With floor to ceiling windows giving diners a light and spacious environment in which to enjoy their food, Quartier Restaurant’s clean and crisp décor gives it a contemporary, high end feel. Set within the stylish sanctuary that is the Eight Member’s Club penthouse, the restaurant is surrounded by a leafy green terrace, providing the option of al fresco dining for those wishing to enjoy the great outdoors.

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A Seamless Intro Into The World of Embroidery

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The suggestion of an embroidery class usually conjures up the image of groups of nanas, chatting over tea & biscuits and floral napkin designs. Embroidery classes with Laura Lees however, couldn’t be so far removed. OK, so her techniques may be traditional but that’s as far as it goes. Embellishing the pages of Vogue, dressing the catwalks at fashion week and adorning large scale collaborative projects, her edgy, in your face designs have undoubtedly led fashonistas and crafts enthusiasts to the same conclusion. Embroidery is sew now. In the throes of men’s Fashion Week, Laura invited me to one of her masterclasses so I could try my hand at The Mighty Stitch.

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Mud, Steam, Shower, Repeat

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Imagine Spa at the Hilton, Heathrow is a 5* oasis where Pamper has a capital ‘P’. With the promise of a salt grotto, sauna, steam room, ice fountain and a Serail Mud Chamber, it was hard to think of anywhere I’d rather spend the day.

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Gin Me

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Last weekend, gin-thusiasts of the world united at Shoreditch’s Factory 7 for a celebration of the spirit in all its glory. Showcasing the manufacturing process as well at the beverage in question, Junipalooza said three cheers to the drink of the moment, taking gin lovers on the journey from berry to bottle with a little help from a few tasters along the way.

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