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SALON DU CHOCOLAT AT OLYMPIA WEST

18.10.14

To mark the launch of Chocolate Week, South London’s Olympia played host to Salon Du Chocolat, a celebration of all things cocoa centric. As guests of Hotel Chocolat, we ventured down to discover a world inspired by confectionery.

Alongside the expected – chocolates of course – the venue boasted offerings ranging from chocolate-infused wine to an array of unusual creations. Naturally, our most pressing concern was to view the fashions which had been crafted from chocolate.

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VIA IN THE DIARYMEN'SWOMEN'S

COMPETITION: WIN WITH LIVE CINEMA SEASON

15.10.14

To celebrate the launch of the Royal Opera House’s Live Cinema Season, we’re partnering with the iconic British institution to bring you an exciting competition for the season’s 2014/15 run. Find out how you can win.

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Royal Opera House Cinema Season
Royal Opera House Manon

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LONDON’S TOP TEN SECRET BARS

08.10.14

As skies grow hostile, there are few things more comforting than taking refuge in the capital’s best bars. Ever the intrepid explorers, we’ve asked the experts at Barchick to scout out London’s best blink-and-you’ll-miss-them watering holes.

Through bookcases, vintage shops and unassuming staircases, we present London’s top ten secret bars to discover.

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Little Red Staricase London
Lounge Bohemia

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HOW TO DRINK: LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK

06.10.14

Fans of finely mixed alcohol rejoice, today marks the start of London Cocktail Week; the capital’s annual 7 day celebration of the art of mixology. Over 200 of London’s cocktail bars throw open their doors to offer their concoctions for £4 to those in possession of a London Cocktail Week wristband.

To mark this worthy occasion we asked some of our favourite brands and bars from the Reiss Guide to reveal the method and inspiration behind their signature cocktail.

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Crema vs Crema
Jessica Rabbit