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Champagne Tasting

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

ChampagneParty this Christmas with some delectable champagne, better yet taste it before you purchase your wide selection to find you’re favourite. Sample some of the finest Vintage Champagnes brought to the UK from some of the most famous champagne houses in the world.

Hosted by Selfridges & Co. own sommelier, Dawn Davies the evening will cost £50 which will include plenty of champagne and canapés.

The Vintage Champagne Tasting event will be held on the 12th of December 2007, starting at 6pm till 8pm at the Wine and Spirits department on the Ground Floor in Selfridges & Co. London. To book your places simply send an email to [email protected]

Love Gordon Ramsey

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Gordon Ramsey Book SigningAvid fans of Gordon Ramsey, get excited now, the fabulously, successful chef will be signing copies of his book ‘Recipes from a 3*** chef’ in store at Selfridges & Co. in London.

The famous chef, better known for his TV shows rather than recipes is often described as one of the best chefs in the country, so this book should hopefully back the statement. The book contains a various amount of recipes, with step-by-step guides to recreate and add to your cooking list and help fulfill the “I will learn to cook more this year” resolution.

Get yourself to Selfridges & Co. on Oxford Street in London and find Gordon Ramsey on the Lower Ground Floor on Wednesday 28th of November 2007 starting at 12.30pm till 2pm. More information at Selfridges Online.

Bond Street Christmas Lights

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

758319_christmas_ornament.jpgOut of all the Christmas lights events Bond street has to be the most glamorous. Oxford street had Leona Lewis and Westlife, but Supermodel Sophie Dahl will be flicking the switch in bond street on the 22nd of November.

The bond street lights are usually more classy and subtle than the Regent street and Oxford street lights but there will be plenty of Christmas atmosphere at this event. Fir trees and snow showers will turn bond street into a winter wonderland. There will be a festive street party with mince pies and mulled wine. Santa Claus will be in town and hopefully his bag will be full of Swarovski crystals and Channel Jewellery! The event is free and starts a 6pm.

Somerset House Ice Rink

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Somerset House Ice RinkThe most beautiful outdoor ice rink in London is back again for another year. Tiffany & Co. presents Skate at Somerset House. From the 21st of November 2007 to the 28th of January 2008 you can enjoy ice skating in cosmopolitan London.

Take up this offer during the day or in the evening where the beautiful Somerset House will be sparkling. Other than the normal skating sessions there are special sessions available such as, DJ nights, Children’s hour and Student skate on selected dates, at selected times too. Tickets cost £10 between 10am and 5.30pm, £12.50 between 6.45pm and 9.15pm and £15 for the 10.30pm session for adults and children cost £7 for any session.

Book through Ticketmaster on the website or over the phone by calling 0844 847 1520 and for more information visit

Covent Garden Christmas Market

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

xmas_covent_garden.jpgThe best place to go shopping for original and authentic Christmas gifts and decorations is a Christmas Market.

On our Dates For The Dairy blog we talked about the fantastic markets in Germany and Austria where you can buy hand made tree decorations, traditional Christmas food and sweets, and original toys and gifts. But you don’t have to travel all the way to Austria or Germany to experience the excitement of a Christmas fair. This year Covent Garden’s Delux Christmas is promising to be just as good as the overseas fairs.

Covent Garden market will be bustling with people exhibiting and selling everything from gourmet mince pies to hand knitted jumpers. There will be different events taking place every day during the fair. These include nativity plays with the choir of St. Pauls church and performances from Acrobatics Company Cirqu U Arial, and there’s even a Couture gift wrapping service so you can present your unique gifts in style. Visit the Covent Garden Delux Website to find out exactly whats on on the day that you visit.

Loch Fyne

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Loch FynFinding a good fish restaurant is actually quite a challenge, so when I stumbled across one in Portsmouth I was extremely pleased. Loch Fyne restaurants are home to excellent sea food and shell fish, definitely worth a trip.

The restaurants in Portsmouth and Guildford have smart décor, a pleasant atmosphere and delectable food. Although the menu is extensive I recommend the shell fish platters, perfect for sharing. Enjoy either Crab or Lobster complimented by Oysters, crayfish, scallops, prawns and muscles to name a few.

There are many Loch Fyne restaurants so visit to find out if there is one near you and check out the delicious menu. The hot and cold shellfish platter with crab is £34, the hot and cold shellfish platter with lobster is £44 or the hot shellfish platter with lobster is also £44.