Queen on Carnaby Street


No not The Queen, Queen, as in the 80s British Band, where Lady Gaga got her name, Bohemian Rhapsody (one of my fav bands of all time), well on 21st Oct (today) at 7pm Brian May, Roger Taylor, Rami Malek and a host of others will be on Carnaby St for the official turning on of the Bohemian Rhapsody light installations to celebrate the release of the Queen movie on 24th Oct.

To attend you will need a wrist, see details below on how to get your hands on one:

– Please collect your wristband from 74 Broadwick Street (just Off Carnaby Street) on Sunday 21 October.
– Wristbands will be issued first come first served.
– Strictly only 1 wristband per person.
– Wristband collection point opens at 11am
– Please note there will be bag searches so please do not bring large bags.
– No glass or cans allowed on Carnaby Street. 
– Wristband holders need to be in the designated area by 6.45pm. Switch on begins at 7pm
– Please kindly note there will not be any musical performances at this event. 


Enjoy the evening and ‘look up to the skies and see’ the lights… ya I am shamed of that, I’m not deleting it though.


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Hotchips and Dips

I love crisps (or chips depending on which side of the Atlantic you identify with), you love crisps, everybody loves crisps. Beautiful pieces of potato based kit covered in tasty flavourings, created to elevate that most evil of beasts, the hunger pang.

But don’t you sometimes long for more than salt & vinegar treats?

What about Shetland Black spud chips served with Lemon Tart & Raspberries Pudding Dip, or Highland Burgundy Heritage Potatoes paired with a Baba Ghanoush (a smoky aubergine dip with lemon & garlic) Savoury dip, sound good, then get your backside over to HipChips in Soho.


Available to the adventurous are a number of seasonal heritage potatoes with a selection of savoury & sweet dips, to be paired you see fit.

HipChips Menu

So go forth crisp lover and experience everything thy potato has to offer.





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Owl be at the bar

Update: 17th March 2015

The dates for Annie the Owl Cafe have changed, it’ll now be open from the 9th – 14th April.

The ballot draw will now take place on the 5th April, but some guaranteed entry tickets will be available for purchase in advance,

Stay tuned for further updates and tidbits.


Sorry I’ve been away for a while, I was busy being lazy and then March happened, so figured it was about time I pulled my finger out of my arse and started posting again.

So belated Happy New Year and belated Happy Valentines day. Now back to business.

In two-ish weeks Annie the Owl and her pals will be opening a pop up bar in Soho, called ‘Annie The Owl’ (bet you didn’t see that coming).

For 1 week only you’ll get the chance to have a wee fruity drinkipoo in the company of some very beautiful winged friends, butttttt, you have to entry a ballot draw for the chance to gain entry. With more than 67,000 people showing their interest in this event can you really blame the organizers for going down this road.



To enter the draw click ME, you can apply for up to 4 tickets and will be informed as to whether you’ve been chosen by the 14th March.

The birds will all be accompanied by trained handlers so no funny busy you bunch of rascals.


The Time: From 8pm – 2am, Thursday 19th – Wednesday 25th March 2015

The Place: No idea!…only the chosen few are privy to that knowledge

Contact & Further Details: annietheowl.com email: sebslyall@gmail.com  |  Please note that there will be no alcohol available at this event, this is to help ensure the safety and well being of the birds, handlers and staff. All those allowed to gain entry to the event will be permitted 2 hours in the venue and will be seated randomly throughout.



Random event with some top birds revealed

Vogue Fashion Night out, around London

Vogue Fashion night out is due to start any second now around London, head over to Oxford st for DJ’s and shopping offers or Westfields in Shepards Bush for a fabu catwalk show with  Yasmin Le Bon and Lizzy Jagger.


You never know there maybe freebies and a cheeky glass of plonk on offer too.


Have a looky on Vogue.co.uk for a list of events for the night and an interactive map detailing each venue.


Date: September 6th 2012

Tickets: Free

Venue: Westfields, Ariel Way, London W12 7SH.  And various other venues around London


  • Info from lcffirstmove.co.uk and vogue.co.uk

  • Image from champagneandstilettos.com and fashionavecpassion.com


Fabulous thing to do in London Revealed darling!

Big Busk Secret Gig May 24th, Covent Garden


Just a quickie to point you towards a sort-of-secret gig tonight. Razorlight will play a ‘Big Busk’ gig at 5.30pm today (24 May) in St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden.

Styled as an ‘impromptu gig’ the actually rather promptu affair is to promote a bevy of organisations and causes. The band’s performance is one of several ‘Big Busks’ to mark 20 years since the first Big Issue. They’re also banging the drum for Get Loaded in the Park, an excellent festival on Clapham Common on 12 June, to be headlined by Razorlight. Finally, the busk will do no harm for St Martin’s Courtyard, the new ‘shopping and dining destination’ in Covent Garden.


Slingsby Place

Westminster, London WC2H 9AB

Get Directions

020 7287 9601




Ap-Art Pop up Gallery, Soho

Image from Apart on facebook Info from Ap-art.co.uk

Apart was opened by Adrian Palengat in December 1999 on London’s Portobello Road. Located in a 2500 sq ft loft style space in the heart of Notting Hill, the gallery moved to a new showroom in Notting Hill in November 2006 and in September 2007 Adrian Palengat took the gallery on the road.

Since then, Apart has curated independent group shows in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Paris, Venice and Berlin.


55-57 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JX

“We are very happy to have secured another interesting spot for our summer show this year, namely the old Grant and Cutler premises on Great Marlborough St. Although it will need a bit of TLC to get it up and running as a gallery, it has the potential to be one of the best we have had, with old parquet flooring, plenty of light and high ceilings. The show will run from May 26th to August 20th and will as usual showcase the works of artists from around the world that we love. Hope to see you there.”


Jimmy Carr is one of the recent TV personalities to enjoy the gallery.

Gallery open from May 25th to August 20th



Foxcroft and Ginger, Soho

Image from thelondonfoodie.co.uk

info fromFoxcroftandginger.com


Berwick Street market is pretty bohemian and Foxcroft and Ginger is the latest quirky arrival, an all-day deli café open from breakfast to early evening.

The Deli has now been granted an alcohol licence, so they plan to stay open until late in the evening, and perhaps until midnight at the weekends.


Monday 8am – 7pm
Tuesday 8am – 9pm
Wednesday 8am – 9pm
Thursday 8am – 9pm
Friday 8am – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Foxcroft & Ginger

3 Berwick Street

T: 020 7287 5890
E: info@foxcroftandginger.com