‘Just to let you know, we’ve run out of ants. We do however have mealworms instead.’ I tried to stop myself giggling like a maniac, but to no avail. ‘Did you hear what she just said!!?’ I asked my lunch companion incredulously. He nodded slowly and appeared to be turning a little green. With a mouth-watering menu of ethically sourced meats like zebra, wildebeest and crocodile, Archipelago explores the exotic, serving up a sensory dining experience from across the globe with few surprises along the way…
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.
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.
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.
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.