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Weekend Brunch at The Balcon

Weekend Brunch at The Balcon

We quite like the lawlessness of brunch, where conventional menus are cast aside for a daring amalgam of food choice. There is one London local that has rethought the intrepid journey to the buffet, and turned brunch into a luxury experience worth setting aside a morning for: The Balcon. Neatly situated in the five-star Sofitel...
Island Escape: Havana Club's Cuban Capital

Island Escape: Havana Club’s Cuban Capital

Cuba is an island whose culture is entrancing, hypnotic and certainly unique, but Havana in particular holds the arts in the highest regard, forging a capital city with creativity on every corner. We took to the streets of Cuba’s iconic capital, under the wing of legendary rum masters Havana Club, for a local perspective on...
Lime Wood - A Country Hotel, Restaurant and Spa

Lime Wood – A Country Hotel, Restaurant and Spa

Nestled amongst the charming rolling fern covered hills of the New Forest in Hampshire, just a few minutes drive from the picturesque village of Lyndhurst sits Lime wood Hotel. One of the finest country retreats, the hotel features a world class spa, restaurant and idyllic rooms, making it the perfect spot for a weekend of...
Portetta – A Winter Wonderland in Courchevel 1650

Portetta – A Winter Wonderland in Courchevel 1650

Portetta arrived several years ago on the French alpine scene with little pomp and ceremony, in the usual understated way of operating that its sister UK hotels of Lime Wood and The Pig Group do so well. It’s a snow dusted home away from home, which offers a cosy brand of luxury that has been...
The Dylan, Amsterdam - Five Star Contemporary Comfort

The Dylan, Amsterdam – Five Star Contemporary Comfort

Amsterdam is a city of many firsts – the stock market, the compact disk, the Olympic Flame – all Dutch inventions. However, tucked behind wrought iron unassuming gates on one of the prettiest of the myriad of canals that make up the old town district of the city, is another – one of the world’s...
The Art of Cigar Smoking

The Art of Cigar Smoking

There is nothing quite like smoking a fine cigar to give you that feeling of luxury and prestige. However, it is not necessarily as simple as it may seem at first. There are a number of steps to take before you enjoy smoking your cigar of choice, and failing to carry them out correctly can...
Bronte for Tea

Bronte for Tea

We would normally be suspicious of a restaurant that sits in such close proximity to a major tourist hot spot, but Bronte, just off of Trafalgar Square is like a cleverly crafted dreamscape serving up breakfast, lunch, cocktails, dinner and tea. Tea is what had us crossing the threshold into this beautifully appointed restaurant and...
The Grill at McQueen - Steak in Shoreditch

The Grill at McQueen – Steak in Shoreditch

Located a few minutes’ walk from City Road’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ sits at McQueen Shoreditch. Named after Steve McQueen (The King of Cool) the actor and not the once locally-based designer, it is well known as a post-work cocktail spot. The venue however also includes its recently opened steak restaurant that is fittingly named The Grill,...
Swedish Lapland's Winter Wonders

Swedish Lapland’s Winter Wonders

Swedish Lapland is a place of extremes, home to the country’s highest peak and its deepest lake, not to mention 20,000 semi-nomadic indigenous Sami people and their herds of reindeer. Summertime’s crystalline rivers harden to thick sheets of ice between December and March, while verdant pine forests lie still under glittering white cloaks. Endless frosty...
Mayfair's MNKY HSE

Mayfair’s MNKY HSE

It might be the Year of the Rooster, but the animal you should be following is the monkey. At the ultra-hip MNKY HSE in Mayfair your experience may vary depending on the time and day of your visit. It starts out in the early evenings as an intimate bar before revealing itself to be a...
Les 110 de Taillevent - Seasonal Perfection

Les 110 de Taillevent – Seasonal Perfection

From style to food, the French have that je ne sais quoi – the extra ingredient that pushes everything that they do to the highest level of chicness. So, when Les 110 de Taillevent moved in at 16 Cavendish Square a few years back, Francophiles rejoiced. The dining room is both cosy and puissant and...
Corrigan's Mayfair - A Review

Corrigan’s Mayfair – A Review

For a chef who left school at the tender age of fifteen, Richard Corrigan has managed to work his way up to owning three top London restaurants with a turnover in excess of ten million pounds a year. We went along to his flagship restaurant, Corrigan’s Mayfair to discover the secrets of his enduring popularity....
Milos: Greek Seafood in a League of Its Own

Milos: Greek Seafood in a League of Its Own

Milos, the venerable Greek seafood restaurant with roots in Montreal offers superior seafood in a location and atmosphere that is enviable by any measure. The seafood alone puts Milos in a league of its own, but setting food aside for a moment, the service is unparalleled. The wait staff is trained to the highest level...
Tapas in Mayfair: El Pirata

Tapas in Mayfair: El Pirata

El Pirata, is an authentic slice of Spain tucked away in a quiet corner of London’s Mayfair. From the moment you enter, the warm and attentive staff make you feel right at home – as if you have found a hidden family-run establishment in a small Spanish town. Pepe, the restaurant’s General Manager has created...
Chinese New Year with Hakkasan

Chinese New Year with Hakkasan

Brace yourself and pace yourself because Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year menu is stacked with not just food, but intrinsic fortune. The 28th of January marks the Year of the Rooster and the eleven Hakkasan restaurants of London have crafted a meal that will leave your belly full and your 2017 on track for prosperity. The...
Restaurant Review: Boisdale of Mayfair

Restaurant Review: Boisdale of Mayfair

Boisdale of Mayfair is an epicurean bolthole disguised as a 1920’s public house. Small in stature – housed in one of Mayfair’s converted stables – the shellfish and cigar specialist is a cosy, music-filled culinary dream. Bright red walls peek through a curation of an impressive collection of paintings and framed jazz greats, while tartan...
A Journey to Haig Club with Baldwin Ho

A Journey to Haig Club with Baldwin Ho

If you haven’t seen the new Haig Club advertisement with David Beckham, you are definitely a rare breed given the amount of airtime Diageo has spent on promoting their message of ‘breaking the rules’ with their new Clubman whisky –  a new single grain Scotch whisky variant. Drink it neat? Only allowed a splash of...
Restaurant Review: COYA Mayfair

Restaurant Review: COYA Mayfair

With one of the most exclusive postcodes in London, COYA Mayfair has been welcoming the rich and famous for a number of years now to savour their well-constructed menu using exotic ingredients from Peru. They have an exclusive membership scheme that includes access to a separate ground floor member’s bar and an outdoor Incan terrace....
Hotel Review: The Hoxton Amsterdam

Hotel Review: The Hoxton Amsterdam

When The Hoxton Amsterdam opened on the Herengracht canal in summer 2015, it was given a resoundingly warm welcome; by locals for the arrival of new hangout, Lotti’s, and by those looking for a stylish place to stay amid the meandering canals of Amsterdam’s leafy Negen Straatjes neighbourhood – an area that also happens to...
Hotel Review: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Hotel Review: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Situated at the heart of the canal district, between Amsterdam’s two oldest waterways, Sofitel Legend The Grand provides a decadent base amidst the city’s most picturesque streets, just a two-minute walk from the hip Negen Straatjes neighbourhood. It’s the hotel’s historic legacy that gives it most recognition, originating from two 15th-century convents, and having twice...
Cocktails for Christmas with Grey Goose & Bombay Sapphire

Cocktails for Christmas with Grey Goose & Bombay Sapphire

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and for us, it’s all about the cocktails. Our friends at luxury French vodka house, Grey Goose have come up with something truly perfect: the Grey Goose Pop-Up Party – and you don’t have to step outside your  front door to enjoy. The party comes to you.    ...
Christmas in Style at The Ritz London

Christmas in Style at The Ritz London

Could you imagine anything more opulent then a five-star Christmas? Leave the decorating to the experts, the cooking to Michelin-starred chef and just relax and enjoy the charm of the season. The Ritz London has been lavishing its unparalleled hospitality on its distinguished guests since 1906 when Swiss hotelier, César Ritz opened the doors.         The...
Jasper Conran opens L’Hôtel Marrakech

Jasper Conran opens L’Hôtel Marrakech

Candid Magazine’s twelfth issue – The Fashion Issue ­– had an entire section dedicated to hotel’s that have been touched by the fashion world, from the Bulgari and Claridge’s in London to Maison Champs Élysées and Hôtel du Petit Moulin in Paris to Hotel ICON in Hong Kong to the Armani Dubai, and now British...
Luxury Escape to Tajikistan with Edge Expeditions

Luxury Escape to Tajikistan with Edge Expeditions

Adventure should be at the top of your wish list for Christmas and Edge Expeditions should be your first port of call. They’ll sweep you out of your comfort zone, but not your creature comfort zone via a luxury two-week 4×4 or motorbiking expedition. You will travel along the legendary Pamir Highway, uncovering hidden valleys,...
Restaurant Review: Lobos Soho

Restaurant Review: Lobos Soho

  With the indisputable popularity of Borough-based Spanish eatery Lobos Meat & Tapas – known for its dedication to serving up the finest (and lesser known) cuts of Iberico pig – expectations have been high for the newly opened sister restaurant Lobos Soho. Tucked into a townhouse on buzzing Frith Street, this new tapas joint...
Maison Assouline Launches Bird in Hand: Adelaide Hills, Australia

Maison Assouline Launches Bird in Hand: Adelaide Hills, Australia

Our favourite London bookstore, Maison Assouline, which we featured in our twelfth issue – The Fashion Issue – was the backdrop for a very special event starring Antipodean winery, Bird in Hand. Harvesting and making some of the world’s most sought after wines is its raison d’être, but its numerous awards – first ‘Triple Crown’...
Vineet Bhatia London - Revamped and Ready

Vineet Bhatia London – Revamped and Ready

The new concept restaurant Vineet Bhatia London near Sloane Square is the culmination of the many years of blood, sweat and tears from Michelin-starred chef, Vineet Bhatia. Dedicating his life to modernising Indian cuisine for a worldwide audience, Vineet Bhatia was one of the first Indian chefs to be awarded with a Michelin star in 2001....
Desert Style in Scottsdale, Arizona: A Luxury Tour

Desert Style in Scottsdale, Arizona: A Luxury Tour

Stretched across the American states of Arizona and California and the bordering country of Mexico, the Sonoran Desert is a cactus-filled refuge of luxury hotels, inspired cuisine and cultural icons. Landing at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, a short drive will deposit you in Scottsdale, an upscale city primed for a perfect escape under...
The Grazing Goat, London

The Grazing Goat, London

The Cubitt House group has built itself a reputation for well designed, cosy hideaways in London and its Marylebone residence, The Grazing Goat, is no exception. Promising good food and a relaxed, retreat-like atmosphere, it’s no surprise that it’s become such a popular destination. The Hotel The wood panelled walls, rustic paints, potted plants and...
Cocktail Installation with Zuma x Ron Zacapa

Cocktail Installation with Zuma x Ron Zacapa

Top restaurant brand Zuma has partnered with Ron Zacapa, which is widely regarded as one of the best rums in the world to launch the Zuma Zacapa Live Solera. This world first custom-designed cocktail installation replicates the Sisterna Solera, which is a slow ageing process used by Zacapa to mature their rum in a series...



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