Cake Walk

What happens when fashion meets baking? Dolce & Gabbana Panettone, that’s what… Fashion legends Dolce & Gabbana are turning up the luxury this Christmas, and announcing the return of their luxury Panettone. Calories and fashion are not the obvious pairing but, actually, the D&G Panettone has developed something of a cult status… The cakes themselves…
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Grand Old Duque

Tenerife’s Bahia del Duque continues to evolve When you have eight restaurants, a world-renowned fitness centre, an award winning wellness retreat, five swimming pools, and beach access, you’d forgive a hotel if it rested on its laurels. Not least as they probably grew the laurels themselves in their 63,000 square metres of tropical and subtropical…
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Place & Chips

Well, it’s draughts, actually, for chef Ben Murphy’s new menu concept, but hey, they’re the same shape as chips, and “Place & Draughts” doesn’t work as a pun…                                And moving swiftly on from the sub-editor’s plight, Kensington’s Launceston Place has a new menu concept. That’s a pairing of words that normally terrifies and annoys us…
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Past(a) Conquest

A third Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is set to open in Tokyo. Florence, Beverly Hills… and Tokyo. Later this month (28 October to be precise), Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is set to open on the top of the Gucci Namiki flagship store in Ginza. Because, hey,  you can do that sort of thing…
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The Sea, The Sea

Chelsea’s acclaimed seafood restaurants spreads East… In an interesting twist of restaurant fate, Chelsea’s celebrated seafood specialists The Sea, The Sea are expanding to Hackney. We’ve seen many a hip pop-up start East and move West, of course, this is the first time we can remember seeing the opposite journey. Overseen by executive chef Leo…
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Green List, Blue Lagoon

Travel is, understandably, limited right now. On the plus side, that means we’re looking at alternative destinations for breaks. Such as… Iceland? According to the old advert, mum’s gone to Iceland. Mum, frankly, may have been ahead of her time… Unlike many destinations, Iceland is on the green list for travel and, while not the…
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Hawksmoor Annual Charity Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Hawksmoor charity dinner in aid of Action Against Hunger. Over the last eight years, Hawksmoor has welcomes a succession of acclaimed chefs to cook at their annual charity dinner, raising over £625,000 in the process. Former guest chefs include the likes of Selin Kiazim, Pierre Koffmann, Skye…
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Give Gusbourne A Hand… and Flowers

Over the last decade or so, Britain’s sparkling wine industry has gone from strength to strength. One of those leading the way is Kent’s Gusbourne Estate which, as well as striving to create the world’s finest sparkling wines – well, you might as well aim high, right? – continues to celebrate British sparkling wine as…
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Mindful Drinking

New hemp-based drink Spirited Euphoria promises all the fun of alcohol, and none of the downsides. Trying to cut down a bit? Just putting those days behind you? Attempting Dry January (or any other month)? There are many reasons people stop drinking and, with the low- and no-alcohol drinks sector thriving – yes, even after…
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Up On The Roof

Cambridge’s leading boutique hotel reopens its roof terrace. For a city so popular with the international crowd – be they tourists or parents of students – Cambridge is oddly light on destination hotels. There’s the University Arms, of course, and then there’s the… Er…  Nope. I’ve got nothing aside from the usual, functional, three star…
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