Feeling like a big Phat Phuc

The January and February months can be the most depressing and difficult time of the year, the festivities have ended and everyone is watching their waistlines, wallets and alcohol intake. Most of us are feeling like pale and greasy beached whales, though the prospect of living off nothing but salads...

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Snowdrop Days 2015 at the Chelsea Physic Garden

Get up close and personal with Chelsea Physic Garden’s stunning presentation of those outstanding harbingers of spring, snowdrops. This year take the unique opportunity to view snowdrops at eye level, in a range of quirky new displays that allow you to appreciate their minutiae and subtle complexities. As the snowdrops...

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Pot Roast Pheasant with winter veg and cream sauce – Recipe

This is quite a traditional rural French dish perfect for the winter months and a nice alternative to the standard Sunday roast chicken, especially if you are only cooking for 2 or 3 people. Good game birds are still relatively easy to find during the winter months at many London...

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Gentlemen’s Fashion: A Brush With Beards

They seem to be sprouting up everywhere; be it Aberdeen Orange Lake, Kindling Russet Ochre, Carpathian Vampire blue, Chalk Stripe Grey Leg, a phantom Swiss-cheese of Apricot, you name the colouring, it’s beards, beards and more beards, each one as unique as a snowflake, bristling in every cinema queue, latté...

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Notting Hill restaurant, awarded 3 AA Rosettes in first 10 months

Notting Hill newcomer, The New Angel restaurant, awarded three AA Rosettes within first 10 months A rising culinary star on the Notting Hill restaurant scene, The New Angel has just received three AA Rosettes within the first 10 months of opening. The New Angel is the latest restaurant from Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur...

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Suitably Noodley

  The Noodle House, located on the bright and bustling Shaftesbury Avenue, has gathered a fair bit of attention, offering stylised, south-east Asian influenced, food and cocktails. Walking into the restaurant, customers are greeted by a slick and clean interior. Smooth surfaces on walls and tables with muted pastels are...

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Best of the Mediterranean

  DAIOS COVE, CRETE, GREECE Why go? For the kids club, the views and the breakfasts Daios Cove Beach Resort and Luxury Villas is set around a scenic cove near Agios Nikolaos in Crete. This plush five star resort, in a remote and stunning location, is a family escape with...

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Garnier

It’s a tricky thing this, “location, location, location,” mantra, because sometimes businesses flock together and you get a concentration that draws in the crowds. Other times having an exclusive is the thing that makes it special. In our part of town you need a bit more than just a location...

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The France Show 2015

  From January 23rd to 25th London is being given the chance to leave its traditional animosity behind and embrace and revel in the culture of France. The France show will be running at Olympia Central, Hammersmith offering “the best of France in a day”. The event will have cookery...

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The finest family skiing

With a husband who could ski before he could walk (or something like that) nervous skier Rowena Carr-Allinson has had to get with the pistes program, and test the various options available from catered chalet, to self catering condos or the good old fashioned hotel.   THE CATERED CHALET: SUMMIT...

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