Articoli con tag event
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Metti un sabato sera fuori: il tubino nero preferito, i tacchi e la macchina fotografica, prima tappa da Starbucks per un Gingerbread Latte che dovrebbe scaldarci nel tragitto da casa a Trafalgar Square.
Per la prima volta assisterò ad un concerto di Natale con coro, archi e pianoforte all’interno di St. Martin-in-the-Fields, chiesa anglicana che si trova a Trafalgar e che questa sera sarà sede di “A ceremony of Carols”.
Quella dei canti di natale è una tradizione che non mi appartiene e proprio per questo sono estremamente curiosa e non so cosa aspettarmi.
L’aria è decisamente frizzante e le gote si fanno rosse mentre attendiamo che aprano il portone della chiesa, finalmente entriamo e intorno a noi famiglie, amici, coppie di ogni età siedono all’interno in uno spettacolare scenario illuminato dalla luce delle candele.
Qualche minuto dopo il coro inizia ad intonare i primi canti accompagnato dal pianoforte a coda: The Shepherds’ Farewell, Coventry Carol, Quem Pastores, ma il momento più coinvolgente è quando tutti si alzano in piedi e cantano Silent Night, che mi porta indietro… alle messe della Vigilia, ai pomeriggi di Natale passati sul divano guardando i film della Disney, alle merende con panettone e cioccolata calda…
“Silent night, holy night,
all is calm, all is bright…”
Grazie a Millennium Hotels per avermi regalato una serata speciale da aggiungere alla mia esperienza londinese.
A Saturday night out: your favourite little black dress, high heels and camera, first stop at Starbucks for a Gingerbread Latte, which should keep us warm on the way to Trafalgar Square.
For the first time I’ll be attending the “Ceremony of Carols” concert for choir, string quartet and organ which will take place at St Martin-in-the-Fields, an English Anglican church that tonight will be completely lit by candles.
This kind of Christmas concert is a tradition that doesn’t really belong to me; that’s why I’m extremely curious and I don’t know what to expect.
The air is chilly and the cheeks become red while we wait for the doors to open. We finally get in, around us families, friends, couples of all ages sit down in a spectacular church illuminated by the candles.
A few minutes later the choir begins to sing the first few songs accompanied by the organ: The Shepherds’ Farewell, Coventry Carol, Quem Pastores, but the most exciting moment is when everyone stands up to sing Silent Night together, and that brings me back in time… the Christmas Eves’ Mass, the afternoons spent on the couch watching Disney movies, the snack with panettone and hot chocolate…
“Silent night, holy night,
all is calm, all is bright…”
Thanks Millennium Hotels to gave me such a special night to remember.
(first image by www.e-architect.co.uk)
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Ultima settimana per partecipare ad House of Peroni, sempre al 41 di Portland Place, evento Peroni focalizzato questa volta su cinema e moda. La casa ha accolto una serie di creativi italiani con le loro opere, I fratelli Costardi – stelle Michelin qui sopra – ed il famoso mixologist Gerry Calabrese -The Hoxton Pony, nella foto qui sotto-, che ha ideato i cocktails con birra Peroni.
House of Peroni ospita una serie unica di eventi attraverso le quattro sale, ‘The House’, ‘The Bar’, ‘The Kitchen’ and ‘The Cinema’. L’entrata e’ gratuita ma alcuni degli eventi sono a pagamento, trovate tutte le info sul loro sito web.
The House of Peroni re-launches at 41 Portland Place this November with a new focus on film and fashion. It welcomed a raft of Italian creatives, the Michelin-starred Costardi Brothers and the mixologist Gerry Calabrese, who concocted drinks distilled from Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer.
Featuring a host of contemporary artists across the fields of art, design, photography, film, fashion and music, this creative space will showcase the freshest and most dynamic italian creatives to the public.
The House of Peroni hosts a unique series of paid for and no admission fee events across the four rooms, ‘The House’, ‘The Bar’, ‘The Kitchen’ and ‘The Cinema’. Click on their website to check out the various events!
Qui sotto I piatti che I Fratelli Costardi hanno creato per la casa, i miei highlights sono il risotto Rosso Valentino e la Dolce Vita!
Below the menu that Costardi Brothers created with a focus on Film and Fashion.
Created as the perfect snack to nibble while watching a film, the Spaghetti Western has the crunch of a crisp but is made from deep fried spaghetti. It is served with a pot of the Costardi’s own tomato purée.
THE DUCK HUNTER
Inspired by the movie Il Cacciatore di Anatre (The Duck Hunter), this simple finger-food-style dish is created with vacuum-cooked duck breast, flavoured with honey and Peroni Nastro Azzurro reduction and served with a barbecue sauce.
POTATO AND COD FISH MANTECATO
This creamy, contemporary spin on a traditional fish pie is an ode to Venice, famous for its canals and fish dishes, and, of course, the annual film festival. Christian Costardi also lived there for three beautiful and inspiring years.
Served in the Costardi Brothers’ personalised can, the Rosso Valentino is a rich tomato risotto with a zesty lemon and basil pesto topping. The vibrant red colour of the dish is a tribute to fashion designer Valentino’s signature shade.
PANE E TULIPANI
A tribute to the Italian director Silvio Soldini, this dish is inspired by his seminal film Pane E Tulipani (Bread and Tulips). A thick crust of homemade bread is layered with fresh liver pâté cooked in the Venetian style and topped with an edible flower.
BIANCO ROSSO E VERDONE
Incorporating the colours of the Italian national flag, this eye-pleasing dessert has a title that plays on the name of famous Italian director Carlo Verdone, who directed the film Bianco, Rosso e Verdone. The smooth white chocolate is offset by a tangy raspberry and strawberry sauce and an unexpected basil top.
LA DOLCE VITA
Named after an Italian classic, La Dolce Vita is a twist on another classic – the cupcake. This decadent desert is a soft sponge cake with a cream of chestnut filling and a salty caramel glacé topping for an exciting clash of flavours.
The House of Peroni, 41 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QH // 6th – 30th November 2013 // 12pm – 12am // Free admission to the venue, events vary in price.
English version only, however this discount is valid worldwide.
Hi guys, a few weeks ago I’ve been invited to the Millennium Travel Bloggers conference for a great panel with travel and social media experts.
Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor of The Independent, Sally Shalam, a freelance journalist and columnist at The Guardian and Julie Falconer, of blog A Lady in London spoke about the world of travel both online and in print, how to engage an audience, and the challenges journalists can face trying to write an honest account of a trip. Social media whiz, Sam Haseltine also gave the audience his top tips on sharing your content online. Here is the hashtag of the night, use it to find out some of the tips shared during the conference.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels gave us a 25% discount on booking until 22 October… I know there are 2 days left, but maybe you already have in mind a trip between December and January, so I hope this can help!
Planning any trips in the UK or Europe for December or January? Check out the Millennium & Copthorne Trip Tailor Facebook app for tips on things to do and be sure to take advantage of my limited offer discount code for 25% savings on your accommodation.
If you book a room now until 22 October 2013 via millenniumhotels.co.uk to stay at any EU hotel between the dates of 1 December 2013 and 31 January 2014, use this code for 25% off the price: 25APP.
Until 22nd October 2013
1st December 2013 – 31 January 2014
Rates are inclusive of tax.
This offer is available at participating UK Hotels and is subject to availability.
Full pre payment for the entire stay will be taken from your credit card within 24 hours of the reservation being made.
The full prepayment amount would also be charged in the event of a cancellation and is non – refundable.
- No amendments can be made to the reservations once it has been confirmed.
- Rates are inclusive of tax;
- This offer is available at participating UK Hotels and is subject to availability;
- Full pre payment for the entire stay will be taken from your credit card within 24 hours of the reservation being made;
- The full prepayment amount would also be charged in the event of a cancellation and is non-refundable;
- No amendments can be made to the reservations once it has been confirmed;
- This rate is non commissionable;
- The Booking shall not be confirmed until the customer has submitted valid credit card details;
- Millennium and Copthorne Hotels shall not be responsible for any losses that result from customer’s failure to comply with these Terms, including loss of income or revenue, loss of profit, loss of business, loss of anticipated savings or loss of data, even if such losses result from Millennium and Copthorne Hotels’ deliberate personal repudiatory breach of these Terms.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has more than 100 hotels across the globe. The group’s UK hotels are located in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Dudley, Gatwick, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Plymouth, and Slough.
Foto copyright by www.e-architect.co.uk
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Si avvicina l’attesissimo 22 giugno, il giorno di Regentweet! L’anno scorso ho vissuto una bellissima esperienza e conosciuto tantissime blogger, speriamo di replicare quest’anno.
Regentweet è un’intera giornata di shopping experience per blogger internazionali, oltre che un esperimento digitale creato per Regent Street, una delle più famose vie londinesi dedicate allo shopping.
Per citarne alcuni:
- il department store Liberty (lo amo!)
- Hamleys, il famosissimo negozio di giocattoli
- l’Apple Store gigante dove potete liberamente e gratuitamente usare iPad e altri devices per il vopstro uso personale, metti che siete in vacanza e avete bisogno di info urgenti…
- Anthropologie e molti altri
Regentweet è un percorso che prevede tappe nei negozi di moda, caffé, bar e ristoranti, per conoscere e provare i prodotti appena arrivati di molti brand. Ci saranno masterclass sui cocktails, le cupcakes e il sushi.
Sembra inoltre che ci sarà un’interessante conferenza sulla moda all’Apple Store…
The 22nd of June is coming and it’s the day of RegenTweet! Last year I had a wonderful experience, with lots of chats and laughs with the other bloggers!
RegenTweet is a full day of shopping experience for international bloggers, as well as a digital experiment created for Regent Street, a place where you can find some of London’s most famous shops, such as
- Liberty department store, I love this store!
- Hamleys, the famous huge toy store
- Apple Store, where thousands of people each day stop by to try iPads and other devices, or just to surf the Internet.
- Anthropologie and many others
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La Soho Food Feast sta tornando, questo weekend 8 e 9 giugno presso il St. Anne’s Garden in Wardour Street.
Lo scopo per cui è nata la Soho Food Feast è quello di supportare la Soho Parish School, una piccola scuola elementare nel cuore di Soho che promuove da sempre pasti sani per i suoi alunni.
Conosco personalmente la scuola e trovo che quello che hanno creato per raccogliere fondi e portare avanti il loro programma di educazione all’alimentazione, non solo destinato agli alunni ma anche agli stessi genitori, sia fenomenale. Alla festa troverete alcuni tra i migliori chef e locali di Soho, tra i miei preferiti Polpo, Bone Daddies, Cinnamon Soho, Gelupo, DSTRKT e molti altri.
Tante le attività previste – oltre a mangiare certo – food tasting, cake competition, giveaways, scambio di libri di cucina e attività per bambini tra cui la gara di sculture con le verdure, il tradizionale face painting e la decorazione dei grembiuli, tanto per citarne alcuni.
Se pensate di visitare la Soho Food Feast, ricordatevi che i biglietti sono in vendita solo online qui sohofoodfeast.eventbrite.com.
(photo by Soho Food Feast http://sohofoodfeast.tumblr.com)
The Soho Food Feast is coming back, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2013 at the St. Anne’s Garden in Wardour Street.
The aim for the Soho Food Feast is raising money to support Soho Parish School, a small primary school in the heart of Soho that strongly promotes healthy eating for every child and family.
The school has been making its own healthy and delicious lunches for pupils since 2007 and needs support to keep this programme going.
Some of the most exciting London chefs and Soho restaurants will attend the feast to support the cause, to give you some names Polpo, Bone Daddies, Cinnamon Soho, Gelupo, DSTRKT and many others.
- Food Demonstrations and Tastings
- Cake Competition open to all with Paul A Young and Good Housekeeping as judges
- Children’s Activities including vegetable sculpture competition, Apron painting, face painting and food criticsSaturday:
1pm – 5pm Apron Painting
2-4pm We are All Food Critics
1-5pm Face PaintingSunday:
1-5pm Fruit & Veg Sculptures
- Raffle with fantastic prizes including restaurant meals, night in a hotel, theatre tickets and much more
- Cookbook Swap-shop
- Music brought to you by Stuart Baker (Sounds of The Universe) and Martin Morales (TigerMILK)
Tickets are only available online sohofoodfeast.eventbrite.com