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Glamorous Living - What's Hot and Happening in London Right Now!

Glamorous Living - What's Hot and Happening in London Right Now!

I returned to Brooklyn from London and Paris last weekend and finally feel free of jet lag.  My first stop was in London and during this trip I made visits for lunch and dinner to the recently opened Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, which along with several small boutiques in the courtyard is collectively known as Ham Yard Village...

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Stylish Dining - London Favorites - Part ll

Stylish Dining - London Favorites - Part ll

LONDON FAVORITES - Part ll

With the unusually cooperative weather continuing in London we dined @ Scott's in Mayfair, which goes immediately into rotation, along with River Cafe as one of our London favorites.  First of all we loved the decor, which has a comfortable clubby feel.  There's leather banquette seating throughout the restaurant and as it's quite celebrity driven there are also dining tables in the elegantly appointed champagne and oyster bar for those who want to see and be seen.  Talking of celebrities, you may be familiar with Nigella Lawson the Domestic Goddess of British TV, who was dining at Scott's on the outdoor terrace last year when she was seen being choked by her then-husband, Charles Saatchi.  Back to the food - the menu specializes in market-fresh fish, seafood, caviar and I had the dover sole, which I also ordered in a couple of other restaurants and Scott's was by far the best!

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Stylish Dining - London Favorites - Part 1

Stylish Dining - London Favorites - Part 1

LONDON FAVORITES - Part l

Just back from a short vacation in London, Philippe and I visited our favorite restaurants and also discovered some new ones.  A perennial favorite is The River Cafe, in Thames Wharf and we go without fail whenever we're in town.  River Cafe was inspired by Chefs Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray who died in 2010. It's justly famous for well executed rustic-style Italian dishes, made from locally sourced in-season ingredients. The main dining room is bright, airy, convivial and during warm summer evenings the wall of glass doors are flung open to the lovely garden with the Thames flowing alongside.  Chefs that began their careers at River Cafe and went onto great success elsewhere include Ed Baines of Randall & Aubin (London),  April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig (New York) and celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.

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