Venturing to Lidl for some swashbuckling fun might sound random but stay with me on this one.... Experimental maestros Bompas and Parr have come up with a new venture to keep you on your toes - or certainly within grasp of your poncho. The creative geniuses have teamed up with Captain Morgan rum to take Londoners on a nautical adventure to an underground paradise: the Lost Lagoon, which is now revealed to be deep in the earth in Shepherd’s Bush. Without revealing too much, we ventured down to their immersive experience on a Thursday evening and were left in a state of bewilderment. It was ...Read more →
LOST LAGOON: Do you dare to embark on a nautical rum-infused adventure in the bowels of Shepherd’s Bush?
After a month of detox and an unintentional pescatarian diet in January, I’ve been making up for lost time this month working my way through some of London’s tastiest meat offerings. With a serious amount of hot tickets for meat lovers in London, it’d be Rude not to. There’s plenty out there, but some recent favourites include patty masters Burger & Beyond, stellar steak purveyors Hawksmoor and of course, american barbecue joint, Red Dog Saloon. Red Dog is a traditional Austin barbecue restaurant in Soho, Hoxton and Clapham. They have restaurants in Southampton, Nottingham and Liverpool ...Read more →
Department stores generally have an old fashioned dusty connotation but London's Selfridges offers so much more than your bog-standard shopping emporium as one of its newest ventures - courtesy of Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings - proves. On walking into the Brasserie of Light on the first floor you're transported away from the bright lights of the shop floor to an enchanting world of flying bejewelled horses (Damien Hirst's 24-foot jewel-encrusted creation dominates the main dining space) and cool club beats. Think a shiny chocolate box crossed with a fairground carousel ride, with a scat...Read more →
As the months get colder and the over indulgence of Christmas/winter leaves us sluggish we find our minds wondering and day dreaming of warmer climates, a little zen and a more holistic environment. Ibiza perhaps shouldn't be a first choice, given it has historically built its reputation as the destination of choice for clubbers hell-bent on destruction. Yet, there is something in the allure of its white sandy beaches, shiny celebrity fincas and acres of fertile olive grove that has seen it ascend into becoming a modern haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for ...Read more →
Beautiful books, snaffable cocktails and fine fodder aren’t a common combination but if you head down to Maison Assouline you’ll find all three luring you into a dreamy haze. The unassuming bookstore is located on Piccadilly and if you haven’t been in, I highly encourage you to. The store-cum-bar is housed within an old bank - designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922 - and it boasts an array of period features, from dark wood panelled walls to sky-high ceilings and intricate cornicing work. The place is stacked with the dreamiest of books from Maison Assouline with subject categories to suite ...Read more →