The Baptist Grill at L’Oscar

The Baptist Grill at L’Oscar

For the uninitiated, a group which I belonged to until very recently, L’Oscar is a boutique hotel overlooking Holborn’s Southampton Row like a stately castle. Its facade exudes that mannered form of sophisticated luxury both seductive and somewhat intimidating for the more budget conscious. If you let yourself be enticed...

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Art Foundation in fashion and design

Art Foundation in fashion and design

There aren’t many things in life that are free, but an art foundation is, at least for now if you are under 19 years old. Instead of worrying about tuition fees you are given this amazing opportunity to be free and experiment. It is a year of artistic exploration where...

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Kent to be part of a multi-million euro project to deliver year-round experiential tourism

Kent to be part of a multi-million euro project to deliver year-round experiential tourism

Tourism looks to be growing in the UK, not content to be confined solely within the nations capital either. A €23.3 million project to deliver economic development through experiential tourism in the south of the UK and north of France has been given the green light after it was announced...

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Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Travellers set to depart from Heathrow Terminal 2 over the summer holidays are in for a treat as Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today unveil a unique, hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry, depicting global flora in intricate and colourful detail. The botanical installation has been created to celebrate...

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Taking the Devil out of Prada: Why study fashion?

Taking the Devil out of Prada: Why study fashion?

There are more requirements to become a successful fashion designer than just watching The Devil Wears Prada on repeat. It requires creative freedom, expressive fearlessness, and years of education. Fashion design is the art of creating clothes through the application of different techniques, designs, and materials and students who dream...

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The Eastbury Hotel

The Eastbury Hotel

Somewhat tempted by last month’s ‘KCWToday’ back page, I was then reminded by Lady H that I owe her a weekend away “somewhere nice” I can`t remember if this was for some long forgotten (by me at least!) misdemeanour or deferred payment on a cancelled Paris trip, but anyway, it...

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Is the future of grief, social?

Is the future of grief, social?

Traditionally if a loved one passes away; we send a sympathy card to their family. It’s an extension of our arms warmly embracing those we love in their time of grief and holding them in our hearts when we can’t be with them. But these days, in the age of...

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Oslo Hackney

Oslo Hackney

Hackney still has that edgy feel. Its less all-out trendy than Shoreditch, and a big Victorian explorers beard is very much optional here. It’s diverse, hip, and still clinging on to a bit of its myriad roots. Landmarks like the Hackney Empire attract big name comedians anxious to cement their...

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

I have quite a belief in the wellbeing provided by being served good food in an inspirational environment, but this time I really took some liberties. After a 20 hour day before, I’d crawled in at 2am, showered, got a second wind then finally said hello to my bed at...

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Zheng, Sydney Street

Zheng, Sydney Street

Saunter up the steps to Zheng and sitting proudly, and perhaps ever-so-slightly in your face is a very complimentary review by Giles Coren pasted on to a board. Confident, or perhaps tempting fate? Either way, you can`t ignore the fact that “The Times” restaurant critic for the past 25 years...

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