Bon Vivant Newsletter - 25 May 2010
Welcome to Bon Vivant’s latest newsletter. Please see below a selection of the highlights that are available to our members over the next few weeks. To take advantage of these offers, some of which are also available to non-members, or to join Bon Vivant, please email
or visit www.bonvivant.co.uk.
With summer fast approaching and with the next bank holiday only a few days away, we have compiled a list of the best restaurants for alfresco dining in London. To view this list, please click here.
Restaurant Offer - Quilon
Quilon is situated in Buckingham Gate, a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and The Houses of Parliament. Executive Chef Sriram Aylur is passionate about the philosophy behind Quilon – a passion for modern southern Indian coastal cuisine, a dedication to the freshest ingredients and a playful desire to blend traditional home cooking with modern dishes for a thrilling and unique dining experience.
Bon Vivant’s members receive a complimentary dessert when dining in the restaurant.
Exclusive Offer – POA Style
POA Style is a premier personal shopping and image consulting company that helps their clients with all aspects of their luxury fashion and beauty needs. POA Style’s service is reserved for those who require extreme discernment and the highest quality of lifestyle services and products. The personal service is complemented by a stunning array of benefits, enabling clients to simply enjoy their shopping experience while at the same time taking the hassle and stress away from making it all happen.
For details of the special offers available to Bon Vivant’s members, please contact us, and for further information, please visit www.poa-style.com.
Exclusive Offer - Lounge Pass
When you want to add a VIP airport lounge to your next trip, then look no further than the biggest and best specialists in the field. Lounge Pass focuses on bringing travellers the very best selection of airport lounges, with over 150 in the programme and at a very reasonable price (from as little as £13.50).
Bon Vivant’s members have access to a 10% discount by clicking here.
Exclusive Offer - Keynoir - Free Membership
Keynoir is an online members’ buying club offering its members one aspirational and fun thing to experience every day. Past offers have included Michelin starred restaurants, luxury spas, boutique chocolatiers, deluxe getaways and much more - all at exclusive, reduced prices. Keynoir is extending its free membership invite to members of Bon Vivant. Join today by clicking on http://bit.ly/BonVivant.
Hotel Offer - Cap Estel, Eze, France
Originally built as a summer home for a Russian prince, Cap Estel was converted into a hotel in the 1950s an quickly became the haunt of many famous faces until it was renovated in 2007. Whether you choose the 500 sq ft room or the 5,000 sq ft suite, each space is luxuriously appointed and features breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Stray from the marble floored interiors to explore the terraced gardens or relax to the sound of the waves on the private beach.
Bon Vivant’s members receive a complimentary upgrade, breakfast, internet access and champagne on arrival.
Below we have included a selection of the events occurring over the next few months. If you would like to book tickets for any of these events, reply to this email. Please note that these events are available to members and non-members.
All My Sons, Apollo Theatre - From 19 May
‘All My Sons’ is a compelling story of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed from Arthur Miller. Stage and screen veterans David Suchet and Zoe Wannamaker take to the stage at the Apollo for a powerful summer performance in the West End. For tickets, please contact us.
Grammar See, Rod Barton Gallery - From 22 May
Grammar See includes four artists who construct their own rules of language across painting and sculpture. Varying in form each artist approaches these traditions and the cross pollination between them differently and independently. The gallery features Steve Bishop, Mauro Bonacina, Oliver Rafferty and Ed Saye and is curated by Jessica Watts. For further information, please click here.
The Chelsea Flower Show - 25 to 29 May 2010
The Chelsea Flower Show promises to be a stunning display of breathtaking garden designs, which, this year, is accompanied by glorious weather in London. For tickets, starting at £60, please contact us.
The London Legends' Cup - 30 May 2010
Come to Upton Park and support your team for this fantastic 11-a-side tournament between the legends of four of London's top clubs. Matches will be played under the revolutionary, 20 minutes each way, Football40 rules and the tournament will comprise two semi-finals and a final, featuring players from Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham. For VIP seats with lunch for £80 or a box of 10 with the gala dinner for £1,800, please contact us.
Who's The Man Private Viewing - 2 June 2010
‘Who’s the Man’, an epic installation of a thousand individual hand-painted panels with words used to describe and define ‘man’, will form the centrepiece of an exhibition by artist Rudy de Belgeonne, which will open at The Future Gallery in June 2010. We are delighted to invite you to a private viewing sponsored by Courvoisier on Wednesday 2 June. If you would like to attend the private viewing, please contact us.
Picnics, Pimm's and Polo - 12 June 2010
Gourmet food home delivery specialists Forman & Field have teamed up with the Royal County of Berkshire Polo club to offer a day of Picnics, Pimm’s and Polo at the Prince of Wales cup final on the 12th June 2010. Each picnic comes with a carry box, biodegradable cutlery and crockery, glasses, napkins and bottle openers. Not just for one weekend, the picnic hampers are available for home delivery throughout the summer. Offering refreshment between the chukkas will be an onsite bar, with pitchers of Pimm’s, ice cold beers, and a few fine wines to boot.
Orders for hampers and tickets can be placed up until the 9th June 2010 by calling Forman & Field on 0208 5252 352 or by visiting Forman & Field.
Vintage Cuban Cigar and Rum Tasting - 15 June 2010
Held on the Cigar Terrace at new boutique hotel, 10 Manchester Street, this is an exclusive event where guests will be sampling 7, 15 and 18 year old vintage rum together with 7, 15 and 18 year old vintage Havana cigars, with Cuban Rum infused hand made chocolates compliments of Paul Wayne Gregory. Tickets are £60 and include a goodie bag.
World Cup Screening BBQ at the Hurlingham Club - 23 June 2010
On the 23rd June, the England vs. Slovenia match will be screened at the impressive Hurlingham Club, with a Pimm’s reception, big screens, complimentary house drinks, munchies, steak BBQ and live post match entertainment. This is an elegant alternative for corporate groups and individuals to watch the England game in comfort whilst indulging in outstanding hospitality. Regular tickets are £150 + VAT; Premium tickets are £250 + VAT including prime sofa seating and Champagne.
Cartier International Polo - 25 June 2010
The Cartier International Polo is considered by many to be the highlight of the British social season and is the pinnacle of the polo calendar. The Chinawhite enclosure throughout the day and night is now also firmly established as one of the parties of the summer. We can offer you the following options:
- Full day hospitality, including a champagne reception, three course lunch, open bar and access to the Chinawhite party for £580 +VAT per person
- Parking, Grandstand seating and access to the Chinawhite party for £180 + VAT per person
Below is a selection of the concerts being held over the next few months, for which Bon Vivant can obtain VIP block and box seats.
Gorillaz, O2 Arena - 14 & 15 September 2010
After two sell out performances at the Roundhouse earlier this year the Gorillaz are set to take over the UK’s arenas with their ‘Escape to Plastic Beach’ tour this September. Their only London dates will be held at the O2 on 14 and 15 September and are sure to be one of the hottest tickets in the country when they go on general sale.