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port to port

last week, on a particularly monsoon-esque monday, i was invited along to portal in clerkenwell and transported away to sunnier climes.  billed as a "modern portuguese restaurant and wine bar that combines the buzzy conviviality of iberian dining with bold interior design," portal reflects the passion of veteran restaurateur and owner, antonio correia, and boasts a sleek elegant bar at the ...
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greetings, from the top of the world!

earlier this week i was delighted to attend a special preview viewing of london’s latest landmark building, the shard, which opens to the public next friday 1st february (which happens to be my 30th birthday, eeek!) standing tall at a dizzying height of 1,016ft (310m) the building has already become a dramatic focal point in london’s ever-evolving skyline, and having ...
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how to tame a hungry lion

if you’re anywhere near leicester square this weekend then i strongly advise you to pop your head into the newly-opened hippodrome casino.  following a 30-month, £40 million rebuild and renovation of the former hippodrome theatre building, it has been transformed into the uk’s first ‘international-style’ casino, comprising a restaurant, lounge bar and cocktail bar - and my, my, what an ...
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art as life

| all photographs via wallpaper* | i spent a wonderful sunday morning wandering around the bauhaus: art as life exhibition at the barbican centre; the biggest  exhibition of the modern world’s most famous art school in the uk in over 40 years. exploring the diverse artistic production that made up bauhaus' turbulent fourteen-year history, the exhibition delved into the subjects ...
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one hundred days

it’s no secret that i am ridiculously excited about the olympic games coming to my hometown this summer. i’m delighted to have tickets to both the football and the beach volleyball (in horseguards parade – best venue ever don’t you think?) but i am even more ecstatic to have a pair of games tickets to give away to one lucky ...
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