Lahore-born London-based artist Faiza Butt recently opened her exhibition of new paintings and ceramics entitled Brave New World at the Grosvenor Gallery in Mayfair, London. She is immensely talented and her works show ingenuity, with top collectors in the art world known to follow her work closely. Her pieces are created by images from current media and advertising, with an aim to capture and connect … Continue reading Art beyond borders!
Porto, situated in the north west of Portugal and the second largest city after Lisbon, is fast becoming a popular weekend break for many. Just two hours from London, it’s a hop, skip and jump to this UNESCO listed destination. So, how do you while away your time in this place? Well, wine tasting of course! The region is famed for the production of … Continue reading Porto’s architectural renaissance
No, I’m not using expletives for the sake of it! This quirkily named restaurant by renowned Indian chef Pratap Chahal (previously of Cinnamon Club, Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen and Galvin Bistrot) and restaurateur Vic Singh is the newest entrant on the Soho restaurant scene. The concept behind Flavour Bastard is “anything but authentic” – it’s all about different flavours, cuisines and cultures all served up on … Continue reading Flavour Bastard, anyone?
They’re keeping Indian bespoke menswear well and alive! The designers behind Mumbai’s luxury menswear label SS Homme, husband-wife duo Sandeep and Sarah Gonsalves, have quietly and studiously been growing their eponymous brand that has in time gone on to dress several Bollywood stars and even Akash Ambani on the recent cover of GQ. Yet, you’ll never find them posing for the shutterbugs at celebrity dos … Continue reading Menswear, ahoy!
No walk-ins allowed! You need to first crack the secret code to get into these trendy watering holes… The Vault Squirreled away under London’s oldest whisky den in Soho is The Vault – the secret entrance being behind a bookcase at the end of the shop. Serving a host of fantastic whisky cocktails in a no-frills environment, here you can even pet the house dog … Continue reading Top secret bars in London
A UNESCO World Heritage site and the most trending destination at the moment, this walled city is charming, hip and happening. Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik in Croatia offers culture, great food, shopping, beaches and a buzzing nightlife too, with the odd celeb spotting thrown in. Walking the Walls of the city is a must-do and best done with a tour … Continue reading Why Dubrovnik is the go-to destination
Set in a Grade II listed former Victorian school chapel in the heart of London, this Michelin star restaurant is part of the Galvin brothers’ collection. Galvin La Chapelle is truly a destination restaurant not often mentioned on the London circuit, but it’s a hidden gem. Interiors The cathedral-like setting is what makes this restaurant stand out. The high ceilings revealing the roof joists, the … Continue reading Michelin star restaurant in a chapel