Category Archives: Nightlife

Mahiki On Food

I’ve been chomping on it for a while, but what i didn’t realise is that many people didn’t understand that  Mahiki, Mayfair serves up a tasty Polynesian inspired menu (it’s not just all about the famous cocktails.)  Mahiki can be found on  Dover Street and their ‘island grill’ consists of several ‘mini-bites’-my favourite Mahiki ‘Slider’ burger – made with bespoke patties by Master Butcher Allan’s of Mayfair, American cheese and a brioche bun.  Combined with a Treasure Chest the food really adds to the tropical theme, and lines the stomach nicely!

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Fourth & Main SS12 collection/journal launch party

A couple of weeks ago, Fourth & Main released their SS12 collection and arts journal.  The event was held in The Bargehouse , next to the Oxo Tower;   A spacious, untouched four-storey building, in a raw state, providing the perfect blank canvas with tremendous scope for exhibitions and events.  The setting was stunning, and an ideal place to show off art, film and let beautiful people congregate.  A new, creative production company called The Event Bears organised the showcase and everything ran swimmingly.   A complimentary bar moistened the palette for an evening full of laughs, atmosphere and culture with music provided by The Alpines DJ-ing  (what more could you ask for?)  Guests included, Mario Testino, Laura Marling and Sophie Coombes  and many more which can be seen via Tatler’s  coverage of the evening.  It was a pleasure to attend this event, one of my favourites of 2012

Luzi Bombon- Madrid

Last saturday ten of us went to Luzi Bombon which was perfect for drinks and dinner.  Acting as the ideal appetizer for a long night ahead, with a late night bar and DJ to start up your weekend.  Personally, the Mediterranean brasserie was my highlight, being able to choose fish, beef, pork or poultry to be cooked up on the grill (alternatively a few people had a two-person arroz’.)  We all ate with an variation of small sides and shared smaller plates to start!  The food became a focus, leading to discussions over what people felt was nicest etc- I like the sense of unity tapas cuisine creates.

Interior-wise I would describe the aesthetic is as a combination of furnishings from the 1950’s with clean, crisp block furnishings; wooden walls, simple textiles and dynamic lines.  The way the restaurant is lit focuses on the materials, creating a  warm, inviting atmosphere. The outside garden area surrounding the modern building provide a picturesque entrance, giving you the option to enter through a large iron and glass door, or take a more subtle entrance through a chic wooden access door at the side of the building.  For me, the restaurant feels very ‘of the moment’ and it has a nice atmosphere, it is not suprising that the Beckham’s really rate this place.  Similarly, on the football front we were sat in front of, Sergio Ramos who really seemed to be enjoying himself.  I would definitely recommend going here, great atmosphere, environment and all at reasonable cost.