“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw

  • Features,  Food


    ‘Blue Monday’, which falls on Monday 15th January this year, is said to be “the most depressing day of the year”. Its timing is calculated by a combination of the winter weather, time since Christmas, the impact of Christmas credit card bills rolling in, and failed New Year’s resolutions. It’s enough to make anyone feel down in the dumps! Whether Blue Monday really is gloomier than any other day is questionable. But it’s undeniable that this time of year can…

  • Beauty,  Cruelty Free,  Diary,  Events,  Local,  Travel

    Festive workshops at Mondrian – for perfect DIY gifting

    If Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness have taken the joy out of Christmas shopping (surely it can’t just be me who feels this way?) then what better way to re-ignite your festive spark with some DIY homemade gifts for loved ones. This festive season, South Bank’s hottest design hotel, Mondrian London, is offering guests the chance to get creative with a series of Christmas workshops which will be perfect for creating that bespoke gift for someone special, or of course as…

  • Cruelty Free,  Events,  Food,  Restaurants & Bars

    PRET’S CHRISTMAS SANDWICH MENU HAS LANDED – and there’s a veggie and vegan option

    We all know that it’s officially Christmas when Pret’s Christmas Sandwich menu is announced, and this year it’s even more exciting as they include a special Vegan option, the Verry Merry Christmas Lunch sandwich! Priced at £3.50, it comprises a vegan stuffing with grilled carrots, crispy onion, caramelised pecans, spinach, and a port & orange cranberry sauce. Also on offer is the Pret Veggie Christmas Lunch sandwich, also £3.50, with roasted butternut squash, Christmas pesto and rocket. 50p from the sale of…

  • Food,  Recipes


    These brownies take a classic treat to the next level by adding rich, fresh coffee. Containing 100%fresh, ground coffee, Lyons Coffee Bags are an easy and convenient way to add delicious, fresh coffee to recipes. Serves: 16 portions Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 Lyons Coffee Bags No.3 100ml freshly boiled water 175g dark chocolate 175g butter 3 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g caster sugar 100g plain flour 25g dark chocolate, chopped Method: Pour 100ml of freshly…

  • Food,  Restaurants & Bars

    New launch: The Dayrooms Cafe Holborn

      Boutique brand The Dayrooms is launching their second food and beverage venture, The Dayrooms Cafe WC1, this autumn. The second site will only use compostable and recyclable materials on site and have partnered with Australian brand Keepcup to sell their reusable hot drink cups – fab! You will even receive a complimentary hot drink on first use if you buy a Keepcup in store, further and then onwards will also receive 10% off the price of a hot drink.…