Posts Tagged ‘musical’

A week-end in London: March 29-Apr. 01, 2012

Look. This is my secret weapon for challenging weeks. You know, those when files build a China wall around you. This perfect butter and honey flajack, with a layer of caramel, another of chocolate, sprinklend with hazelnuts and pistachios take all the trouble away, one bite at a time. Of course, you have used more than your calorie allowance but yes, it is that good, even if it seems simple enough. Stock on those at Prêt-à-manger. And to burn the extra energy, choose in the week-end ideas below!

That’s art baby:
* On Thursday, dress 1930ies style to see the Mondrian exhibition.
* Friday, the late evening of the V&A celebrates Persia.
* A musical sculpture in Canary Wharf? Now that will make you love modern art.

Yummy time ahead:
* A speakeasy behind a sex-shop in Soho, how intriguing!
* The food market on Southbank will be all about chocolate this week-end.
* Indulge at the chocolate lab too. They even do brunches.
* The best Sunday idea ever -  a roast with a “Make your own Bloody Mary” option. And a kids club!

Take the little ones along:
* The Harry Potter studios are opening on Saturday – magic!
* Dimanche, sortez les cerfs-volants.On Sunday, go and fly a kite.

Out of the ordinary:
* Try Kicktable - an amazing way to discover new skills or share yours.
* Revise your London ABC.
* Kensington Palace has reopened, even more magical than before.

A week-end in London: Nov 25-28, 2011

Each year, rather than adding yet another toy to the house, I take my daughter to see a musical. Girly time and fabulous memories. The Cirque Invisible, the Lion King, the Wizard of Oz. This year,  Wicked put a spell on us. The theatre in itself is already magical, a different universe. Do take the binoculars (£1, one between each seat) to better see the details of the decors and costumes. The story? A different version of Oz, each role being reversed, sprinkled with formidable humour. Quick, go and see it!

Christmas is coming to town:
* Go gift hunting on that adorable Finnish market.
* Plenty of ideas at the Chelsea Physic Garden fair too.
* On the craft side, you will find real wonders at the Merry Magpie pop-up.

That’s art, baby!
* Nothing better than 4D projection to bring life back into a building.
* Is art really rubbish?

Yummy time:
* Burger revolution.
* It is winter time and Dickens then rhymes with punch and Courvoisier.
* Still on the Dickens’ theme -  opt for the pub crawl!
* Food allergies? Go and enjoy this free from festival.

Shopaholics, beware:
* Remember Upper Street? Great news -  they are having a sample sale of unique models this Saturday, up to 50% off the original price. Just go to Upper Street Studios, 1A Clarendon Buildings, 11 Ronalds rd, London, N5 1XJ. From 10.00 to 16.00, payment by card only.

Take the little ones along:
* Especially for adventurers-to-be: a tour of the HMS Belfast with a hot chocolate.
* This adorable kids festival in South Kensington should make the whole family happy.

Out of the ordinary:
* Le Cool and Fiji Water have thought of a wonderful winter stroll along a forgotten river -  click here to see the app / map, it’s all free!
* Underground tales, this way.
* Discover London… aboard a kayak.
* Manga fans, rejoyce: this one takes place at the British Museum.
* One of the mysteries of London

Post-it for the week-end Dec 03-05, 2010

Come on, grave that mulled wine of yours and follow me!

- Fab evening ahead @ Covent garden this Thursday: 20% off your shopping, live performance of Priscilla, Queen of the desert, cupcakes and even champagne!

- Are you a Tron fan? You have till tomorrow evening to discover the world of the new film!

- Drink a pint in front of a chimney fire

- Have a look @ Leonardo da Vinci’s creations

- Get yourself some Rob Ryan inspired biscuits

- Taste Christmas!

- Oh wow! Galliano designed Claridge’s Xmas tree

- Have you noticed the V&A’s magic lantern?

- Support Elton John’s fundation in a finger licking way with those adorable cupcakes…

- The queen of Hoxton opens its rooftop for a winter edition: glühwein, roasted chestnuts, warm cider and mince pies… Daily from 12noon – 10pm.

- Get all glamourous for this retro ball -  what a travel in time this will be!

- Yeeeah! Banksy’s back

- Have a laugh with this… Christmas sushi. What next, hey?

- Try a Christmas market with a difference

- Climb in a wooden carriage et get a wonderful scare in the Old Vic Tunnel

- A steampunk brunch? Yes, please! They will even serve alcohol infused porridge…

- Customise your Converse @ Selfridge’s…

- And a bit of shopping of course with sample sales involving La Perla, Swarovsky, Issey Miyake, William Tempest…

- Celebrate Hannukkah and have a look at the giant menorah on Trafalgar square from Monday on…

Share your program with us!

Post-it for the week-end Oct 29-31, 2010

Ready to trick or treat? Here are a few ideas to paint the town red…

- Have a pint of cider for a start…

- Hunt shadows @ the V&A late evening…

- Get scared @ the Lido….

- The best Wildlife pics are at the Natural History Museum…

- Walk with the dead..

- The Royal Albert Halls has a date with aliens

- A free tour of London? Yes, you read it right! Click this way for an Halloween version

- Hope you will have a good stomach for those terryfying Halloween cakesLilyVanilli, who is part of the adventure, will also present her cupcakes @ Selfridge’s.

- Take a look at this operating theatre

- Free screening of A nightmare before Christmas @ Bermondsey square…

- Take the kids to see a movie -  it’s their festival!

- Don’t forget to get a pumpkin!

- Yes, you can ski @ Battersea…

- Spitafields offers a Nepalese fair -  nice way of feeling on holiday elsewhere!

- Bubble your life away with a personnalised bubble-gum…

- Wicked witches sing their songs @ St Pancras…

- Play the vintage card @ Chelsea…

- Fancy dancing with a yeti or a zombie?

- Free Burritos, anyone?

- And you can get some freshly squeezed apple juice here…

- Celebrate Diwali on Trafalgar…

Your turn: what is your tip for the week-end?

Roar @ the National Geographic shop

The shop has a t the moment a wonderful exhibition on the Lion King Musical: masks, puppets, models, costumes, backstage pics…

You have seen the show already? You will be transported back into its magic.

You haven’t? Believe me, you will be sprinting to the nearest box office.

An ideal corruption tool if you are planning on shopping in regent street with the kids….

National Geographic Store
83-97 Regent St
London W1B 4E1

Free -  Until Oct 17, 2010

Pssst: if you are on a shopping spree, the crazy world of Anthropologie is nearby… But if you fancy something sweet, why not a dulce or malbec ice-cream?


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