Luxury Lifestyle Newsletter - 28 June 2012
Want to know about the best hotels, restaurants and exclusive events? We'll tell you what you need to book, for whom, when and how.
Where to Stay? Coworth Park
The Dorchester Collection is synonymous with grand, iconic hotels in some of the world’s most desirable destinations, with each hotel as stylish and sophisticated as the next. Coworth Park sits on a 240 acre estate of rolling meadows and polo fields in Berkshire near Ascot, less than an hour by car from London and a mere 20 minutes from Heathrow airport.
In a clear contrast to its other UK properties (The Dorchester and the recently opened 45 Park Lane), Coworth Park is the epitome of a true country house estate and an ideal weekend getaway from London. Click here to read our full review.
Where to Drink? London’s Best Pub Gardens
We have visited London’s many pubs in the name of research to compile a list of the best pubs with gardens and terraces so that you know exactly where to position yourself this summer. Click here to read our guide.
Where to Eat? Portal Restaurant, Clerkenwell
Portal is a modern Portuguese restaurant and bar in the foodie haven of St John Street. Architecturally, the dining room is stunning: a glass conservatory set in amongst a listed brick courtyard with atmospheric and beautiful up-lighting creating a dramatic backdrop. Food is mainly Iberian-inspired and although not inexpensive, the quality of ingredients remains high throughout the menu and worth the price. Click here to read our full review.
The restaurant is delighted to offer Bon Vivant members two complimentary private tasting experiences when you next dine with Portal. You will start with the ‘Flight to Madeira’ on the restaurant’s courtyard or in the beautiful tapas rooms, ending your lunch or dinner with a vintage port tasting. Please quote ‘Bon Vivant’ when making your reservation.
What to See? Sweeney Todd The Musical at The Adelphi Theatre
Jonathan Kent's thrilling new production of 'one of the greatest musicals of all time' features 'two world class performances' from Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.
Michael Ball, an Olivier Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist, is one of Britain's leading and best-loved musical theatre stars, while Academy Award® nominee and BAFTA-winner Imelda Staunton is best known for her acclaimed performances in the Harry Potter films, Cranford and Vera Drake.
Bon Vivant members who purchase top price tickets at £67.50 will receive a free upgrade to a premium seat (offer valid for Monday to Friday performances until 27 July 2012). To book click here or call 0844 811 0053 and quote ‘Premium Upgrade’.
Concours D’Elegance – 4 to 6 July 2012
Rumble in the Kitchen – 20 September 2012
Top chefs and hospitality industry figures will be taking part in Rumble in the Kitchen, a white-collar boxing match in aid of Galvin’s Chance, a charity project aimed at giving young people at risk the opportunity to train and work front of house in some of London’s finest restaurants and hotels.
The evening will consist of a champagne reception on arrival followed by a food-court of culinary delights from some of London's top chefs. Rumble in the Kitchen will be held on 20th September 2012 from 7pm onwards at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall. The event is limited to 300 guests with ringside tables of four people for £1,000, ringside seats for £150 and standing tickets for £100.
The Cube by Electrolux – until 30 September 2012
Following successful visits to Brussels and Milan, The Cube will be positioned on top of the Royal Festival Hall offering incredible views of London with food to match. Michelin starred chefs including Sat Bains, Claude Bosi and Tom Kitchin will present a unique menu using locally sourced ingredients. Serving a minimum of five courses, dishes will be accompanied by matching wines and 'unique sound and light concepts'. ??
Capital Rocks – 29 November 2012
Capital Rocks will take place at London's Roundhouse in November, as Capital FM DJs and hit music artists come together for cocktails, a three-course dinner and exclusive live performances.