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SJH_7670To celebrate the British festival season, Chelsea's hidden cocktail bar Barts has partnered with their delightful neighbourhood friends at Duck & Dry, Chelsea's iconic blow dry boutique located on the Kings Road, to host the ultimate secret weekend pop-up, where guests can sip on refreshing cocktails, nosh on nibbles and enjoy a fabulous signature blowout or up-do styled by Duck & Dry's talented stylists.

Barts will be joining the flock and setting up shop at the famed boutique blow dry bar from Thursday, 7th to Saturday 9th July, where guests will receive the full Duck & Dry experience whilst enjoying summer-inspired Grey Goose tipples created by the talented Barts bar team including: The Duck & Goose, a refreshing cocktail made with a dash of hibiscus and orange syrup, dash of fresh lemon juice, Grey Goose, topped up with prosecco and garnished with a flower; the Passionate Goose, a sweet blend of Grey Goose, passion fruit puree, vanilla syrup garnished with passion fruit; and the signature cocktail of the summer, the Le Grand Fizz, a sophisticated blend of Grey Goose, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime, and chilled soda water, the perfect sipper to enjoy whilst getting pampered.

Guests can look forward to kicking back and relaxing in the bright and beautiful salon with a Barts cocktail in hand as they flick through Duck & Dry's signature blow drys and up-dos lookbook and can choose their favourite. From the Classic Duck that is bouncy with full volume to the Sixties Siren retro beehive, there are 16 chic hair-dos that will suit every glamour gal's taste.

For an added dose of boho glam, Duck & Dry has recently launched London's first-ever Feather Bar where guests will be able to accessorise their new 'do with authentic feather extensions. Guests can release their inner hippy and have the feather extensions weaved and braided throughout any hairstyle they choose. The head-turning extensions will be the ideal accessory to sport this summer at the UK's festival circuit. Afterwards, guests can mingle and relax in the luxurious lounge area and sip on Barts' expertly handcrafted cocktails.

Make like a bird and fly over to Duck & Dry with your flock this summer!

About Duck & Dry
Duck & Dry is the finest blow dry and updo destination in London with its flagship store located on the King's Road in Chelsea. Effortlessly cool and fabulously fun with drinks and nibbles on tap, Duck & Dry offers a menu of eight signature blow drys and eight updos in a fresh, bright and chic space at an affordable price.

It is the brainchild of Yulia Rorstrom who, frustrated by the lack of accessible yet exciting everyday hair styling solutions in London, decided to go all out and create one herself. Drawing influence from her personal experience and taste, she enlisted the expertise of a hair styling guru and Creative Director, Snowden Hill. Open daily from 7.30 am - 7.30 pm, the dream team at Duck & Dry caters to all lifestyles and occasions including pre and post work professionals looking for efficient yet relaxing fix. The unique space is also available for private hire out for birthday parties, bachelorette or any other occasion.

About Barts
Barts is a quirky 'speakeasy' style bar located on the prestigious Sloane Avenue. It is the brainchild of Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes, the dynamic duo that own the Inception Group that also comprises of the highly successful 80's themed nightclub, Maggie's, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman's Italian Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue in Battersea, Brazilian-inspired bar Cocobananas, Mr Fogg's, a Mayfair bar modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne's most famous adventurer Phileas Fogg, Beaver Lodge, a mountain cabin and dance saloon based in Chelsea, Cahoots, a 1940s-inspired late night bar set in a hidden underground tube station, and most recently, Mr Fogg's Tavern, a Victorian-inspired Pub, Gin Parlour and Salon in Covent Garden.

Barts Pop-Up at Duck & Dry
Thursday, 7th July - Saturday, 9th July

Duck & Dry
335-337 King's Rd, London SW3 5ES

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Beaver Lodge, Chelsea’s mountain cabin bar and dance saloon, will be celebrating its first anniversary on Thursday, 26th November from 10pm to late. Staying true to its American roots, Beaver Lodge will be hosting an all-American Thanksgiving Hoedown to give thanks for a bang-up first year. Beaver Lodge arrived in Chelsea in December 2014 and has giddied up guests all year long, taking them away on a galloping adventure up the mountains of Wyoming and beyond.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a bevy of Cowboy-state inspired cocktails including the Sweet Home Alabama, fit for all southern belles, made with Ketel One vodka, fresh mint leaves, simple syrup, elderflower cordial and lemon juice; Eager Beaver, the lumberjack’s tipple of choice, made with Ketel One vodka, eager pineapple, passion fruit puree, lime juice and grenadine syrup; and the Goldrush, Buddy the Beaver’s signature serve, made with Ketel One vodka, prosecco, strawberry puree, lemon juice, simple syrup, lemon slice, and raspberries.

Beaver Lodge will kick start the anniversary festivities with a rootin-tootin’ American marching band performance that will rival that of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As the night descends, DJ Dan Browne will take over the decks and spin an eclectic mix of hip hop, house and classic Americana rock n’ roll. There will be no shortage of line dancing, as the Beaver Lodge staff break into a choreographed hoedown whilst guests can make like wild coyotes and dance until dawn.

About Beaver Lodge

Beaver Lodge is part of The Inception Group, founded by Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling. The Inception Group also own and operate Chelsea speakeasy, Barts, ‘80s themed nightclub, Maggie’s, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman’s Italian Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue in Battersea, Mr Fogg’s, a Mayfair bar modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg, Brazilian-inspired club, Cocobananas, and Cahoots, a late night bar that transports guests back in time to an abandoned 40’s themed underground tube station. This autumn, Victorian-inspired Mr Fogg’s Tavern launched in the West End and will have an ‘upstairs downstairs’ theme with a gin parlour and salon upstairs.

This Thanksgiving, buckle up and say a big birthday yeehaw to Beaver Lodge

Beaver Lodge 1st Birthday Thanksgiving Hoe-Down

Date: 26th November 2015

Time: From 10pm

Beaver Lodge

266 Fulham Road

Chelsea

London

SW10 9EL

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HenryChelsea dining room, The Henry Root, re-launches this October following an extensive refurbishment by hospitality group, Affinity Bars & Restaurants.

The neighbourhood dining room will re-open on Monday 5th October with an elegant new interior and refreshed all-day menu. The kitchen has been relocated to the lower-ground floor, extending the restaurant dining area and creating space for contemporary artwork and grand mirrors, which will reflect natural light from the skylight above throughout the room. At the front, a casual, café-style area for morning coffees and brunch will seat guests with dogs and young families, while sleek stools transition the space to accommodate at-bar dining, ideal for after-work cocktails and early evening small plates. Mid-way, a large communal table will cater to kid’s clubs in the morning and dinner parties in the evening. A fresh new feminine colour palette of soft pink, tan and teal will ease diners through the day, with deep blue velvet banquettes adding a luxurious and sophisticated touch for refined dining in the evening.henry2

New all-day opening hours at The Henry Root will welcome guests for breakfast from 8am on weekdays and 9am on weekends, serving brunch, lunch and dinner throughout. Offering healthy takes on casual, comfort-food classics during the day, there will be a more refined, indulgent menu available in the evening. Brunch dishes like Smashed avocado, poached eggs on rye sit alongside salads such as Puglian burrata ‘Caperese’ with heritage tomatoes and basil and sandwiches including a Native lobster brioche roll, while Seabass with braised gem and mussel viniagrette and Parmesan-crumb chicken schnitzel with fennel and apple slaw make for healthy, heartier lunch options. In the evening, dishes including Grilled halibut with girolles, spinach and ver jus and Roasted rump of lamb with braised puy lentils and salsa verde are elegant enough for special occasions and destination dining, while plates of Macaroni cheese with truffled lobster, USDA Prime rib-eye steak and Henry’s grass-fed beef burger cater to The Henry Root’s local regulars.

The bar will be laid with a selection of fresh fruit, seasonal salads and homemade cakes during the day, perfect for mid-morning coffee, light lunch and afternoon tea. Cold-pressed juices and smoothies by Radiance Cleanse will also feature, available to take-away with coffees and other hot drinks, ideal for on-the-move mums; Radiance’s Chocolate smoothie – a blend of coconut milk, raw cacao, avocado and dates – is a wholesome treat for kids while the Green juice nourishes mums on the school run. In the evening, the bar will transform into Chelsea’s cocktail hot-spot, serving a selection of classics, fizzes and seasonal specials, perfect for post-work drinks, pre-dinner tipples and nightcaps alike.

Offering locals a trusted, social dining room in the heart of Chelsea, The Henry Root’s new all-day offering and popular neighbourhood events – including renowned ‘Doggy Dinners’ and weekend kid’s clubs – will be a welcome return to the area.

The Henry Root will host a soft-launch service from Wednesday 30th September to Sunday 4th October, offering guests 50% off food all day.

duke-of-york-square-the-saatchi-gallery-at-duke-of-york-square-d19eb77dd371fb079ef5996c5c80dd1dThe British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce a new iconic home for London Fashion Weekend, its consumer fashion festival. This September the UK’s renowned biannual luxury fashion event will move to the esteemed Saatchi Gallery on London’s historic King’s Road.

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive British Fashion Council said: “This summer we want to drive support for a city wide celebration of our fantastic British fashion industry. Over September London’s creativity will be on the catwalk – from shows at London Fashion Week in Soho to shows at London Fashion Weekend in Chelsea we are spreading our footprint across this city and we urge you not to miss it!”

London Fashion Weekend, a biannual event run by the BFC takes place in February and September showcasing the best of British and international fashion, helping to secure the relationship between the high-end designer fashion industry and consumers from around the world. From discussions and talks with fashion editors, stylists and designers; health and beauty pop ups; trend and designer catwalk shows to designer shopping at exclusive prices, London Fashion Weekend interacts and engages 32,000 visitors a year offering a unique 360 experience of a sector that is worth £26 billion and employs 800,000 people in the UK alone.

London Fashion Weekend takes place from 24 – 27 September 2015. Tickets will be available from the 12th May via www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk

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Due to open on 30 March 2015, The Ivy Chelsea Garden will combine approachable sophistication and familiar luxury with an underlying feeling of glamour and theatre. Situated on the King’s Road, it will offer easy access all day long – over half the tables are available to “walk-ins”. The iconic Grade II listed building that houses the restaurant is owned by Martin’s Properties and dates back to 1722, when it was a licensed public house – Six Bells – famous also for its bowling green. The building has been sensitively and substantially refurbished over the past 12 months by Martin’s to create a new London destination restaurant, notable for its exceptional garden and outside space.

The look and feel of The Ivy Chelsea Garden is manifestly British and engagingly vibrant. The restaurant is made up of various areas, each with a distinctive character. These include a bar and bar lounge, café, restaurant, orangery, terrace and garden. The interiors have been designed by Martin Brudnizki and his team, and cleverly combine vintage with luxury, resulting in a space that is both alluring and down-to-earth. The colour palate includes burned orange, pewter, forest green and mustard yellow. The floors range from reclaimed wooden parquet to a marble mosaic black and white diamond pattern; the antique mirrors, bronzed wall lights and lanterns add a touch of faded glamour.

It’s difficult to single out one element from the mix, but really, the pièce de résistance is the extensive orangery, terrace and garden, which sits at the back of the building, away from the hullabaloo of the King’s Road. Conceived by Anthony Challis and Dan Curran of Ginkgo Gardens, the garden will be steeped in British tradition. Classic in design, with trailing wisteria and climbing roses adorning the garden’s pergolas, the soothing sound of water tinkling on the stone clad fountains, arched antique mirrors set into leafy trellises, this will be a magical place to dine in the heart of Chelsea. Ginkgo’s contrasts between deep beds of layered lush planting and stone terraces edged in granite will bring contours and curios to this wonderful restaurant garden, arguably London’s largest.

The menu is all-encompassing, serving modern British and international dishes from dawn till dusk over breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and weekend brunch. Dishes include raw yellow fin tuna carpaccio with spiced avocado, lime zest, crème fraîche and coriander shoots and chopped lobster rigatoni bake with Amalfi lemon and zucchini. In keeping with the increasing demand for innovative and delicious vegetarian food, the chef has introduced the Chelsea garden salad thinly shaved raw garden vegetable with avocado hummus and a Manuka honey dressing, and poached hen's eggs with sliced avocado and roasted vine tomatoes on toasted seed loaf with a spiced sesame yoghurt dressing. Afternoon tea entails the traditional fare, plus there will be the irresistible toasted crumpets with Marmite, mustard and parsley butter for elevenses. Weekend brunch offers great brunch dishes, with additional “light & healthy” options plus seriously tempting desserts for the less “light & healthy” conscious, the highlight of which is a melting chocolate bombe with milk foam, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot salted caramel sauce.

A comprehensive and hugely enjoyable cocktail list includes a combination of classics and some inventive concoctions which the bar team has come up with. In addition, since food and drink pairing is no longer solely the domain of the grape, the chefs and bar team have been experimenting with some great food and cocktail pairings, which will certainly add intrigue to lunch and dinner, be it on the inside or al fresco.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden throws open its doors on 30 March 2015.