As February draws to a close, payday weekend is upon us, so what better time to explore the city in style! Wine, dine and be entertained in all of the best places, simply follow our lead as we collate our pick of the hottest tickets in town to ensure that you end the month in style..
Eat at.. Hawksmoor
So it’s February, it’s still cold, pay weekend is upon us and we are craving comfort food, Hawksmoor has us covered. The famed high-quality steakhouse which has wooed Londoners since it’s opening, offers top-quality beef from renowned London butcher Ginger Pig, if you like meat, this is the place for you. An impressive variety of steaks and cuts means that a meat feast is definitely in order when visiting this eatery. If steak isn’t for you, don’t despair, Hawksmoor is equip with an impressive menu that will be sure to cater to any taste-bud, from pork ribs to crab salads and whole lobsters all on the menu, you will be sure to dine well in this establishment. It’s not just their meats that Hawksmoor pride themselves on, when it comes to desert, we recommend their chocolate fudge sundae for the ultimate indulgence to finish off your meal! Go on, treat yourself!
Drink at.. First Aid Box
Owners of award winning cocktail bar and restaurant, The Shrub and Shutter, Chris Edwards and Dave Tregenza’s latest venture was always going to be bound for great things and it has not disappointed! Located in Herne Hill, First Aid Box is a cocktail bar with a difference. The concept here is all about health and nutrition but with a somewhat unlikely alcohol based twist! With health inspired cocktails featuring fruit infused gins along with rich, earthy matcha flavourings and completed with hospital inspired theatre in the form of it’s presentation, this place offers an exciting new take on tried and tested classics. If cocktails aren’t the medicine for you, this bar doubles up in daylight hours as the perfect place to hangout with a freshly brewed coffee and snack, the ultimate in drink establishments, this place is just what the doctor ordered!
Visit.. Vogue 100: A Century of Style
As the undisputed fashion bible celebrates 100 years at the top of it’s game, ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’ takes us on a trip down memory lane as The National Portrait Gallery presents a walk through the Vogue archives. Fashion photography through the years has become key to the consumption of fashion and legendary Vogue photographers, including Bailey and Testino have become household names in their own rights, so we can most definitely expect the epitome of fashion photography extravaganza’s in this showing, curated by the magazines contributing editor Robin Muir. Fashion portraiture from years gone by is given a new lease of life in this celebration of image-making, story-telling and fashion personalities. For fashionista’s and photography fans alike, this is a must see exhibition!
Watch.. Proud Cabaret
Part of the Proud group, this well-known Camden venue is the home to the ultimate in London cabaret shows. With burlesque shows taking to the stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, along with music, dance acts and even fire-play, this is a spectacle not to be sniffed at! The shows are accompanied by an extensive food menu for the perfect night out, dine in style at Proud Cabaret and experience an entertainment extravaganza!
Read.. Women in This Town
We all love a good street style blog and this book brings us our favourite inspirational looks in a stunning hardback format that we could literally flick through for hours! Expect ultimate style goals as Giuseppe Santamaria presents a photographic collection featuring the unique style of women from across the globe. Featuring street styles and interviews from women in six different cities from London to Tokyo, this little gem provides the ultimate showcase of inspirational fashion styling, what’s not to love?!