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Chocolate facial

It's almost chocolate week and what better way to indulge that smear the stuff all over your face (on purpose).

The Courthouse Hotel, at the top of London's Carnaby Street, is always at the forefront of what comfort and quality really means, complete, as always, with their own innovative touches. Now, the Hotel is putting its own spin on one of the tastiest weeks of the year, National Chocolate Week, taking place from 12th – 18th October 2015.

The Sanook Spa, a hidden haven of relaxation, encourages guests to unwind with a range of luxurious spa treatments, including facials, body massages, sauna and fitness rooms. The heated indoor swimming pool also allows for the perfect getaway spot, right at the heart of London’s busiest quarter.

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This Chocolate Week, the spa will be offering the Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence package, providing a luxurious treat for self-confessed chocoholics in Central London. With products by Karin Herzog, the hotel has devised a new treatment consisting of a luxurious 90-minute chocolate facial; an experience that promotes a radiant, soft complexion with the use of decadent Swiss chocolate with a high cacao content to aid relaxation, containing only pure extracts, minerals and essential oils. The chocolate is renowned for reawakening and nourishing the skin, increasing blood flow to provide an immediate tingly smooth sensation for the face.

The choco-therapeutic offer will be available throughout the week, further highlighting the hotel as one of the perfect spaces to experience all of the warming luxuries that London has to offer.

Committed to providing an optimum service as well as a memorable experience, the Courthouse Hotel is London’s most legendary and recognised spot for premium offerings, impeccable service and a definitive way of enjoying the city.

The treatment can be booked by calling the spa directly on +44 (0)207 297 5563 or by visiting the website below.

The Courthouse Hotel, 19 – 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7LH

www.courthouse-hotel.com

Carnaby Style Night 1Carnaby Style Night ­returns on Thursday 17 September, 5-9pm

Kick start London Fashion Week with Carnaby at the annual Style Night on Thursday 17 September from 5-9pm. Register for a free ticket on Carnaby.co.uk and enjoy 20% off in more than 100 flagship, concept and independent stores as well as restaurants, bars and cafés across the 13 streets of Carnaby for one night only. 

With the likes of Billionaire Boys Club, Ben Sherman, David Naman, Mark Powell, Peckham Rye, ReplaySupremebeing and The Kooples, Carnaby’s fashion credentials are stronger than ever and this Carnaby Style Night is the perfect opportunity to shop the latest trends.

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For the first time ever, enjoy free AW15 masterclasses and trend talks with OTHER’s co-founder Simon Murphy and Mark Maidment, CEO and Creative Director at Ben Sherman

HIGHLIGHTS

To celebrate the launch of their new restaurant in Kingly Court, Dirty Bones will have a pop-up bar in Ganton Street offering a complimentary cocktail to all ticketholders. Choose between one of their signature cocktails – the Dirty Punch or the Mutt’s Nuts.

Independent and heritage brand Peckham Rye, a favourite of model David Gandy, will offer a complimentary jacket measurement service as well as masterclasses on how to tie a cravat, bow and tie at their Newburgh Street store.

Meet Supercup driver Ben Barker at independent café SACRED on Ganton Street and try your luck to win a VIP hospitality package with Porsche UK at Brands Hatch for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season finale in October.

Head to ELEVENPARIS to get your personalised t-shirt and enjoy music by Art Comes First DJs.

Brand new store Supremebeing will be launching their AW15 collection with free drinks and an exhibition of artworks by their White Canvas Project artists in Marshall Street.

There will be plenty of other free in-store experiences: enjoy free drinks at Dr. MartensGANT Rugger, Lyle & ScottThe Great Frog and Jack Wills as well as nibbles, DJs and live music in Levi’s and Cheap MondayPretty Green customers will be treated to free mac ’n’ cheese from Anna Mae’s outside their store on Carnaby Street.

This exclusive event isn’t just for men, with brands such as BenefitDahliaDiesel FemaleSkinnydipAQ/AQ WomanSuperTrash, Monki and Illamasqua all taking part so women you can shop too. Pixi is offering refreshing drinks, cupcakes, complimentary makeovers and a free Pixi beauty box with purchases over £50 at their store in Foubert’s Place.

REFUEL

Enjoy 20% off your food bill at over 30 restaurants, cafés and bars including Dirty BonesStaxPizza Pilgrims, Señor CevicheThe Life Goddess and Whyte & Brown in Kingly Court. Other participating restaurants include Rosa’s ThaiDehesaKua‘Aina and Carnaby Burger Co.

For all this and more, register for a free ticket at Carnaby.co.uk and see the full list of participating brands and activity.

WIN

Style Scouts will be on the hunt for the best-dressed shoppers on the night, who will be awarded with a goodie bag worth £150.

Share your Carnaby Style Night highlights on Twitter using #Carnaby #StyleNight to enter the Style Roulette: there will be over £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Carnaby.co.uk            @CarnabyLondon                 #Carnaby                    #StyleNight     

 

Homeslice Launch Second Restaurant at 52 Wells Street, Fitzrovia

 

Homeslice will be launching their second restaurant at 52 Wells Street, Fitzrovia on 1st September 2015. The official launch will be preceded by a 2-day soft launch with the restaurant offering 50% off pizza from 12pm - 11pm Saturday 29th August and 12pm - 6pm Sunday 30th August, which of course is worth of our WJ "Offers" page. 

The Wells Street menu will maintain Homeslice’s original simplicity, offering a changing selection of 20” wood-fired pizzas available whole or by the slice, to eat in or takeaway, served alongside beer and prosecco on tap and wine by the magnum with the addition of a seasonal cocktail menu served from the bar. The second site will be a significant expansion on the Neal’s Yard space with a distinctive look and feel.

We hope to have created a relaxed, fun and social space that shares the best of our Neal’s Yard restaurant whilst offering Fitzrovia a unique Homeslice experience,” said co-owners Ry Jessup and Mark Wogan. “We’ve been surprised and delighted by how supportive our Neal’s Yard customers have been and we hope to have created a space and offering Fitzrovia’s locals and visitors will take to in the same way.”

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There's a new brunch spot in town, hidden just behind Selfridges and offering cocktails and great midday dishes aplenty.

New York City’s famed restaurant and late-night spot Hotel Chantelle, has come to London this summer. Newly open this July, the London outpost boasts a spectacular central location on 23 Orchard Street (just off Oxford Street and adjacent to Selfridges) and is sure to bring fresh buzz to West London with its creative menu that marries upscale American dining with fun French fare in a relaxed and social setting.

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The original restaurant, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has garnered a loyal clientele of celebrity fans, including Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Channing Tatum, Sophia Bush and Liam Hemsworth, among many more, with the draw of being not just a restaurant but a destination for sophisticated late nights too. Executive Chef Seth Levine, who has opened and curated some of New York’s most celebrated restaurants, is excited to elevate the brand here in London as he brings an exciting and unique menu that’s shaped with new American and fun French fare. Weaving together molecular gastronomy, comfort food and haute cuisine, Levine has drawn on his whimsical imagination and belief that fine dining should be fun, as inspirations for the new menu at Hotel Chantelle London.

With signature dinner items such as Waffle-Crusted Fried Chicken With Maple Syrup Cotton Candy and a Tuna Tartare Cigar served in a vintage glass ashtray, and brunch entrees like Frosted Flake-Encrusted Stuffed French Toast - guests can expect inventive presentations, unique food pairings and an innovative take on New York classics that will keep their experiences new and surprising time and time again.

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Named after a World War II safe house and inspired by the design of the rooftop dining space in New York, Hotel Chantelle London will reflect a similar atmosphere, transporting guests from the bustling London streets, via Manhattan, to a Parisian garden oasis. Frosty white glass tiles make up the ceiling of the 2,500 square foot dining area, resembling a naturally sky lit setting much like the retractable roof at its flagship location. Park benches, lamppost lighting and draping floral greeneries encompass the restaurant, giving it a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe perfect for enjoying on any occasion.

In addition to this, acclaimed New York street artist Bradley Theodore will be creating several exclusive murals to appear throughout the late night hot spot. Often referred to as Jean Michel Basquiat meets Banksy, Bradley is best known for his skeletal doppelgangers of leading figures in the fashion industry (such as Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel). Bradley has previously created pieces for Hotel Chantelle New York and will be adding a flash of style and colour with his Dia de Muertos-inspired installations in London. Enticing you into the restaurant., Hotel Chantelle have also commissioned New York artist Rachid Kallamni to adorn the staircase which takes you up to the entrance, with his signature, striking monochrome maze designs (a style he calls ‘mazism’) – completing the overall design and artistic feel to the restaurant’s décor.

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Check out some of the amazing dishes ready to fill your tummies -

Thyme Pomelo Brûlée 

Half grapefruit, fresh thyme, raw cane sugar

Baby Leaf Caesar

Baby kale, gem greens. smoke caesar dressing, white anchovies, garlic parmesan cone, brioche croutons

French Toast

Stuffed brioche with maple infused mascarpone and ricotta, crusted in frosted flakes and pecans, served with maple syrup

Baked Alaska Waffle

Belgium waffle, vanilla ice cream, sautéed pineapple, blurred meringue, cinnamon rum syrup

Lobster Benedict

Poached eggs served on tasted english muffin, topped with chunk of lobster, hollandaise sauce

American Cheeseburger

Prime burger blend, brioche bun, served with pommes frites

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This May will see the doors open at the University of Westminster Regent Street Cinema, following the anticipated restoration. We would love to meet with you to tell you more about the venue and offer an invitation to the visit the archives in advance of the opening.  

The Regent Street Cinema was the first theatre to show a moving picture, the first to show an X-rated movie and an on-going force of innovation within the film industry. As the restoration marries retro techniques with the newest innovation, the wealth of materials in the archives meets the future stars from the University of Westminster, the Regent Street Cinema will soon be open and ready for consumers to enjoy.

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Opening in May 2015, the schedule has been selected by the recently appointed Cinema Director Shira MacLeod, who has an impactful programme planned to celebrate the marker in this iconic venue:

Bypass, 14th May – directed by Duane Hopkis, the hard hitting British feature will be showcased alongside a Q and A with  George MacKay

Sea Without Shore, 28th May – directed by Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi , the stunning dance film which premiered at Glasgow Film Festival on 28th Feb. Following the showing, Oscar winning soundman Glenn Freemantle (who worked on the film) will be available for a masterclass.

Gala of the Open City Documentary Festival, 17th -20th June