The Luxuria Lifestyle May Hit List!
May 3, 2017
Spring is here and with it, a million and one things to do in our fabulous city and beyond! From Ibiza style brunch at STK London, through to Oasis UK’s charity boat cruise down the Thames and The Marylebone’s yoga classes with Kirsty Gallagher, here’s the Luxuria Lifestyle May Hit List. Make sure you do at least one of them this month!
Secret Brunch Opens its Hidden Doors to the Public
Famed for its immersive and theatrical events shrouded in mystery, Secret Brunch is celebrating its 7th birthday by opening its hidden doors to the public for the first time ever. If you’re not part of their members-only brunch club, well, this time around, you’re in luck. Being held at a secret location (of course) somewhere in Central London from 4pm on May 20th, you’ll be amazed at the exhilarating entertainment experience on offer with theatrical displays, DJ’s playing genre-shifting music and a magical main show which kicks off at 7pm with partying ’til the wee small hours. To nab your tickets to this one off event, click here
La Chapelle’s ‘Best of Malbec’ Wine Dinner
At Galvin La Chapelle this month, you can indulge in an extravagant feast celebrating the ‘Best of Malbec’. As guests are guided through a journey of discovery about wine culture with a spectacular menu on offer including a range of delicious wines paired with Cumbrian beef tartare, truffle emulsion, shaved parmesan & baby artichokes, Lasagne of Dorset crab with shellfish bisque and Breast of Goosnargh duck à l’orange, Tokyo turnip, caramelised daikon & orange purée. The menu also includes a selection of cheese, coffee and petit fours and La Chapelle’s amazing warm Valrhona chocolate fondant. priced at £120 per person, the event will take place on May 8th. Click here for more details.
The STK London Ibiza Brunch Party
Be transported to the White Isle without leaving London as famous steakhouse STK host one of the infamous brunch parties with an Ibizan vibe. Along with a more-ish brunch menu to feast on, there’ll be live acts and DJ’s to keep the party going all day long.
The exclusive party will transport its cool crowd to the heart of the Med on Sunday 7th May with two sittings and plenty of hedonistic champagne fun against the backdrop of some super cool beats.
With dishes including steak, duck egg and triple cooked chips, pancake stacks and green eggs & ham; and sharing platters like the eggy platter with duck scotch egg, truffled scrambled egg, eggs benedict and baguette soldiers, party goers can stand out from the crowd with the STK signature giant sundae £50). £15 tickets include entry and cocktail upon arrival, £30 tickets include table and a bottle of champagne between two. Click here to book.
Summer Garden Afternoon Tea at The Strand Palace Hotel
These guys know how to do afternoon tea, after all, they’ve been serving it since 1909! New Exec Chef Roberto Mercandino has given the tradition a ‘rein-Carnation’ with a floral-inspired Summer Garden Afternoon Tea.
The limited edition menu which has just launched in time for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23-27 May), will feature an indulgent white chocolate cone filled with strawberry ice cream, a dark chocolate cone with Chantilly ice cream, white chocolate roses and milk chocolate butterflies, all sown on a bed of wheatgrass.
Egg and cress sandwiches will be served alongside smoked salmon & cream cheese on charcoal bread and sirloin steak & horseradish served on orange bread, along with floral fancies like the chocolate choux choux, zesty passionfruit mousse and a light Victoria sponge. Sultana scones accompanied by lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam will also be on offer.
£34.95, available in the Lounge Bar until 30 August. Covent Garden Afternoon Tea also available, featuring sandwiches, sweets and scones for £29.95 per guest. Refill your sandwiches, sweets or scones for just £12.
Oasis UK’s Big River Give Fundraiser
Fancy a nautical dining experience on the Thames? Bubbles against the backdrop of some of London’s famous landmarks and an auction with a tonne of money-can’t-buy prizes?! Make sure you get your tickets for Oasis UK’s charity event with boarding at 7pm on June 29th from Westminster Pier Dock 2. Tickets are £95 each or 4 for £360 including full bottle of wine, glass of fizz, half a bottle of still or sparkling water and a 4 course dinner included in the price. Oasis UK is a charity which works to support disadvantaged people to transform their situations. To book, click here.
Sexy Brunch at Sexy Fish
Brunch doesn’t get more sexier! Just launched, get sexy every Sunday 11.30am – 4.30pm at gorgeous restaurant Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square, Mayfair. With Japanese inspired meat, seafood and veggie dishes along with a delicious cocktail menu and a host of world class DJ’s, Sexy Brunch will be taking place every Sunday throughout May and June. Brunch classics have been given a twist – we love the sound of the Sexy Fish ‘BLT’ with tofu, wasabi and bacon, and the Sexy Benedict with lobster and truffle on a black charcoal muffin. Don’t worry, if you’ve a fish fettish, there’ll be all the usual sushi, sashimi and maki on the menu too. Bar Manager Matteo Cazzaniga has also created some amazing concoctions with Absolut Elyx like the Japanese Bloody Mary, with Nikka All Malt, house spice mix, tomato and smoked lemon foam; and the Sexy Fizz, with Absolut Elyx, citrus sherbet, thyme, Manzanilla and Champagne.
Try Tratra – New to Boundary Shoreditch
May sees French cook and cookery writer Stéphane Reynaud opening Tratra at Boundary. His third outside of Paris, you can expect casual cuisine inspired by recipes from south-central France where he grew up as a child. With a big emphasis on meat and charcturie, the word ‘tratra’ itself means traditional with a modern twist. Click here for more info. Opening 10th May.
Spin the Wheel at Hoxton Bar & Grill
What’s not to love about happy hour? Exactly. Even better, what’s not to love about a happy hour that also includes spinning an old fashioned tombola to win prizes?! Right now at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, there’s 241 on their new summer cocktail menu, plus beer and ciders every day between 5-7pm. Try your luck to win free drinks rounds, Smokey Tails food and even Citedel Festival tickets. We love the sound of the brand new ‘Tequillin’ Me Softly’ with a mix of El Jimador Tequila, Homemade Hibiscus Syrup, Pineapple Juice, Lime topped with Rose Wine and the ‘Orange Lady’ with Aperol, Orange Bitters, Lemon, Sugar Syrup, Egg White, Hendricks Gin.
Support the Super Heroes with Lancaster London!
On Sunday 14th May, the Management Action Group from Lancaster London will be doing their bit by donning their favourite superhero costumes for the Hotel Superheroes ‘Save the Day’ Charity Run. Raising money for the Woman’s Trust who protect women affected by domestic abuse and violence, you’ll be able to catch the team (or maybe not!) as they take on the challenge – a 5K or 10K run around Regents Park. The team would welcome any donation, no matter how small, and if you want to see a swarm of superheroes, then be there on the day to show your support!
Creative Masterclasses at Hipping Hall
Hipping Hall has had a makeover! The recently renovated old stables will play host to a series of creative classes for guests wishing to get away from it all whilst also learning a new skill. The first will be a three day course in the art of potting from Miles-Moore Ceramics who have crafted a series of centrepieces, plates and bowls for the newly redecorated 15th century dining room in which dinner cooked by head chef Oli Martin, is also served. From 11th – 13th June, the course which costs £305 per person will include delicious dinners and a one-to-one tuition on the wheel. Other creative masterclasses to be announced…
The Ultimate EQ and Well Being Experience
On the 20th May, EQ Matters and Rush Talent Collective have designed an experience at the Lift Centre, Islington (10am – 5pm) which will refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind, leaving you feeling inspired with a one day booster in emotional intelligence and well being. With engaging and thought provoking teachers and consultants with workshops in modern love, mindfulness, yin yoga and eating for pleasure, Luxuria Lifestyle readers have the chance to purchase tickets with a 20% discount – just enter the code Aprilpromotion. Book tickets and see the full list of workshops here.
The Marylebone’s Yoga Events with Kirsty Gallagher
Running until July, internationally recognised yoga teacher Kirsty Gallagher will be guiding guests through a series of exclusive yoga sequences designed to relax and rejuvenate at The Marylebone with lululemon. The one hour Saturday morning classes (13th and 20th of May) will also include a nutritious organic post-yoga breakfast menu. Tickets £35, for dates, details and tickets, click here.
Sake No Hana Celebrates Spring with Sakura Menu & Art Installation
Until 10th June, Sake no Hana will be celebrating Spring and the Japanese cherry blossom season with British artist Rebecca Louise Law’s work of art – a breathtaking art installation on the restaurant’s ceiling which features her signature copper wire design along with clouds of white flowers for a feeling of complete tranquility. Reminiscent of blossom trees, the installation fits in perfectly with the restaurant’s forest vibe.
To compliment the season, a limited edition sakura menu from Executive Head Chef Hideki Hiwatashi will also be on the menu with miso soup, a nigiri and maki bento box, charcoal grill dishes and Champagne yuzu miso salmon. £37 per person, email email@example.com
Atul Kochhar’s Indian Haute Cuisine Pop-Up at Barcelona’s Cotton House Hotel
Heading to Barcelona in the next couple of months? Until July 31st, you can experience a delicious offering from Benares’ Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar at the renowned Cotton House Hotel Autograph Collection.
The luxury five star hotel which boasts library, lounge, terrace and outdoor pool, will for the next few months also be offering a pop up restaurant experience which will include seven delicious dishes, plus a selection of mouthwatering cocktails and Indian-inspired tapas.