Category Archives: What’s On

Maze // Gordan Ramsey

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Maze has an exciting menu encompassing the traditional French cuisine with an Asian influence in tasting sized dishes, allowing the diners to sample an array of flavours and textures. We recently went for a spot of lunch at Gordan Ramsey’s Maze in Grosvenor Square and went for their exciting lunch bites menu; four courses for £25. Choosing from a range of savoury and sweet dishes I opted for the steamed sea bream to start with brussel sprouts, enoki mushrooms, ginger and dashi which gave a very fragrant light dish followed by the pork dumplings in an aromatic mushroom broth which really flared the Asian fusion influence. I finished my savoury dishes with the braised beef feather blade accompanied with a pomme puree which was divine, melt in the mouth beef with a rich pomme puree with an exciting twist from the togarashi spice gave a traditional dish an exciting contemporary touch. My sweet followed; a gorgeous parfait with a very festive clove ice cream got me very excited for the afternoon of Christmas shopping. This four course menu for £25 is very much worth it, with generous sized tasting dishes and an extensive cocktail and wine list it’s ideal for a lunch out with girls or treating your partner to a little fine dining. 

 

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Twi Hard

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So yesterday saw me and a friend sit in a cinema chair for over twelve hours to watch the Twilight marathon in Leicester Square, and boy was it a Twilight frenzy. I was a bit of a late bloomer getting into the films, only really getting absorbed within it last year so I had never really experienced the hardcore fans – and an experience it was. 

I couldn’t believe the roller coaster of emotions that some of the ‘twi hard’ fans experienced while watching the marathon yesterday. Don’t get me wrong I think it’s a great franchise, but my goodness this people took it to a new extreme. The 12 hour day was inter spliced with short intervals and pre film programmes, including clips from the stars and interviews with fans which broke up the films – cheers and chants would be sung at the countdowns to the next chapter of the saga and don’t get me started when Taylor Lautner who plays the rather dashing Jacob takes off his shirt in New Moon there was a real mix of emotions from people screaming in awe to crying – people even brought boxes of tissues with them, preparation much?

It was a great experience, but my goodness after 12 hours on a cinema chair I could barely stumble home and after two snoozes, one in film one and the other in Breaking Dawn Part One I barely got to midnight to watch the newly released Part Two of the epic finale, and epic it was. My favourite part being the battle scene lasting 20 minutes with heads being ripped off, faces being kicked in and lots of anticipation and woe, I do think that they did a great job on the finale of the intrepid saga. But I will most definitely not be attending the convention that I was so kindly invited to by some hardcore twi hard fan in the bathroom – thanks but no thanks, the marathon was too much for me. 

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We’ve recently stumbled upon an exciting event ‘Buy My Wardrobe‘. If you like bargains/pre owned designer fashion, then you will definitely want to head down to Buy My Wardrobe’s event tomorrow at Vanilla (131 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BB) which will be featuring the wardrobes of the fabulous sisters behind the Five Five Fabulous blog. A VIP bar sponsored by Gold Emotion will be serving champagne at the event – what more do you need, shopping and champagne, sounds perfect.
The event tomorrow will feature dedicated areas for shoes, handbags and dresses alongside a specially selected group of some of the most popular sellers and fashion bloggers. Also at the event The Glam Collective team will be hosting a pop up make up bar on hand to pamper as well as complimentary eyebrow threading by iBrows.

Information

Date: Wednesday 24th October

Where: Vanilla, 131 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BB

Time: 6pm – 9pm

VIP tickets: £20 

Buy My Wardrobe

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Tin Man Army on Sale for Limited Time Only

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Physical copies of Deavious’s third album, Tin Man Army are reduced to £3 for a limited time only – if you haven’t already, grab yourself a copy of this huge album from the talented Deavious here

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Glorious Royal Parks Half Marathon

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An 8.30am start last Sunday saw the 12,500 participants in this year’s Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon gather in the glorious autumn sunshine in Hyde Park. Both my dad and my uncle took part this year and completed the marathon in great time (well done guys!) and have fully inspired both myself and Max to train this year to take part next year! We are going to do it for charity – Max is going to run for Beating Bowel Cancer and I am going to run for the Alzheimer’s Society. Very much looking forward to taking part in this annual run next year through central London’s most famous parks! Bring on the training.

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This and That

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We’ve been a bit on the MIA on the post front. If i’m being honest my heart has’t been in it completely the last few weeks – as mentioned before the hectic big move and being back at uni and work I just haven’t had enough hours in the day! But thats no excuse so this is it, we’re back…properly! Been in touch with some exciting people and have been listening and seeing some great new material from music producers and artists. So do keep up to date with us you can follow us through our main site www.something-about.com, or through other social networking sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/morethingsabout and Twitter at www.twitter.com/morethingsabout.

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Streetfest Exhibition

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The new Streetfest photography exhibition is on display now at Boxpark Gallery in Shoreditch – celebrating what has been another great year of street art, music and sport they’re rounding it off with a great exhibition telling their story to date in photographs. Head down before the 30th to this great selection of imagery showcasing the history of Streetfest so far.

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The Big Chair Project

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The BIG Chair Project is the brainchild of the charity, The Better Food Foundation (www.jamieoliver.com/thebigchairproject) founded by Jamie Oliver. After establishing the unique and pioneering restaurant group Fifteen in 2002, they are marking their 10th anniversary with an exciting innovative charity project, The Big Chair Project – where a range of artists and designers have designed and ‘pimped’ up some stunning chairs for an auction and a raffle this month. This exciting project is both a celebration and a much needed fundraiser to help this charity, so do visit their website to either by bid in the auction or buy a raffle ticket to win one of these fabulous chairs – who knows you may become the proud owner of a unique and original Tracey Emin or Paul Smith designer chair for a mere £5!

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Glastonbury Tickets on Sale This Weekend

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Just a few more days to go before you can get your hands on your Glastonbury tickets. From this Sunday (7th October) at 9am you can pay your £50 deposit which reserves your ticket and pay the remaining balance off in the spring. You can do this either online at www.glastonbury.seetickets.com or by phone on 0844 412 463. But make sure you start off early, getting our tickets for Glastonbury 2011 was a mission for us to get through – I called over 50 times to try and get through, while Max was trying to get through online next to me constantly refreshing the page. Good luck. 

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Leica and Apple Collaboration // Limited Edition

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Fan of Apple products and photography? At Leica’s special event just over a week ago, after the new Leica M was announced, company owner Dr Andreas Kaufmann revealed that they’ve got a very special limited edition version of the camera planned-designed by the infamous Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive. And this camera will be the ultimate of limited editions based on simple fact: only one is going to be made – so if you have infinitely deep pockets keep an eye out for the auction of this exciting limited edition Apple designed Leica camera of which all proceeds will be donated to charity. The auction will be done in collaboration with Bono, the lead singer of U2. Although it won’t be unveiled anytime soon, as the design process hasn’t even started yet. But be sure to keep an eye out for this exciting limited design Leica camera. 

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