I love a casual evening that involves no trains, Tubes or buses or getting caught in the rain. One where you decide where to go at 9pm, call and book and are sitting with a glass of wine by 9.30pm. That’s the beauty of London – all of the little neighbourhood places. West Hampstead is one of my favourites. On Saturday night, we did just that. We wandered down to…

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After my trip to the Valentino exhibition a few Sundays ago, I was in need of a good, healthy meal in a welcoming, quiet place and Plum Valley was just the ticket. Set on one of the busiest streets in Chinatown in Central London, walking into this zen-like haven is a pleasant surprise. Plum Valley has a modern design and excellent food at amazing prices. We stuffed ourselves full of…

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Some time back in November, while I was still embracing the cold months approaching in a romantic-holiday-movie kind of way, I went for yet another Book Club turned Wine Club with my friends Molly and Sophie. It was Sophie’s last book club in London before she went gallivanting off around the world, so a glass of wine turned into an explosive combination of cocktails invented by the barman (due to…

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I’m heading to Book Club this evening, which if you remember essentially means ‘wine-and-cheese-talk-about-book-for-5-mins-club’. Occasionally, instead of taking it in turns to host it at each other’s homes, we just meet at an actual wine and cheese bar and go sufficiently wild for a Monday or Wednesday night. A few weeks ago Sophie , one of our members, suggested a little place called Albertine Wine Bar in Shepherd’s Bush, West…

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