• Escapes

    Palmstone Retreat, Sri Lanka

    Last week we shared with you, our desire to visit Sri Lanka. Now it’s time to keep day dreaming about a tropical paradise. Is it any wonder when we can just imagine visiting Palmstone Retreat in Kitulgala, Sri Lanka. Tucked away, in a private forest estate, between the commercial capital Colombo and the ancient city of Nuwera Eliya.  This is certainly the island’s best kept secret hide away as Palmstone Retreat offers guests a chance to escape and switch off from the hustle and bustle of the city. The luxury boutique hotel consists of just six suites, its own stream…

  • Arts

    Come From Away Review

    The sold-out, record-breaking musical Come From Away has landed in the UK and you won’t want to miss it! It’s based on the incredible true story of a small town Ganda in Newfoundland, Canada, where 7,000 passengers, aircrew and animals were diverted to when the United States of America closed its airspace during and in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 2001 attacks. Ganda threw open its arms to these ‘come from aways’. The musical commemorates that day whilst celebrating strength of community, friendship, love, unity and humanity. In the current global climate, these messages resonate perhaps more than…

  • Arts

    [title of show] Review

    If you’re ever wondered how the musical ‘[title of show]’ began, you’d best see its latest production at Above the Stag Theatre. Or if you like musical theatre you’d enjoy this autobiographical musical comedy about writing a musical comedy. ‘[title of show]’ is based of the book by Hunter Bell, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen. It is essentially its own autobiography as it chronicles its own creation. Friends Jeff and Hunter want to write a musical, but with only three weeks til applications close to enter the Musical Theatre Festival they are experiencing writers block. They call up…

  • Food

    Arkbikie Gin: Ak’s Gin

    I first met the creators of Arbikie Highland Estate Gin last year at the 2018 Martini Competition. I’ve had the bottle sitting on my shelf waiting to sample and share to the world what we thought of it. Well the time has finally come… it’s time to introduce you dear readers to Arbikie… specifically their Ak’s Gin. AK’S Gin is distilled in Scotland using honey and wheat farmed at Arbikie along with carefully selected botanicals chosen by Arbikie’s Master Distiller, Kirsty Black. Now Arkbikie are a true field to bottle operation as they grow, distil and bottle on their single estate. Included with…

  • Food

    STK Celebrate Pancake Day

    To celebrate Pancake Day on Tuesday 5 March 2019, STK London will be flipping up a special feast of creative crepes for lunch and dinner for a whole week! Available between 4th -10th March 2019 during the times: 1pm – 4pm and 5pm – 10pm, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Expect the ultimate pancake party during this time with a menu designed to make everyone happy! There will be a Mexican inspired Pulled pork enchilada crepe, signature STK Prime sirloin steak crepe filled with shiitake, spinach, a fried egg and STK sauce and a tender BBQ pulled beef short rib crepe…