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    Destination: Beautiful Hair

    With Sassoon Salon’s UK Creative Director, Bruce Masefield
    Elegant yet sophisticated and effortless, the loose wave has never been more fashionable. Wear your waves loose this season...

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    Summertime: part 1

    Summertime, and the living is easy...

    The sun is shining and it’s great to feel the warmth on your face; this month we explore some of the outdoor fun and entertainment taking place in the Garden. 

    Covent Garden is rightfully famous for the enormously talented...

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    Summertime: part 2

    It’s festival time in the Embankment Gardens as The Northbank Summer Festival kicks off from 29 June - 3 July. There’s live Wimbledon action from 12.00 every day. The...

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    Covent Garden People

    Ernest Reid Bar Steward, Smith & Wollensky
    At what age did you realise you were going to be a Bar Steward? 
    I’ve always been very chatty and I love being a know-it-all (who doesn’t?). I guess I found my calling when I realised that I could use my personality to entertain people whether I’m just pouring pints, serving high end...

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    St Martin's Lane: Then

    Originally a medieval bridleway connecting Charing Cross and St Giles parish, St Martin’s Lane became built up in the 1610s. In those 400 years it has borne witness to some of the most important cultural and artistic developments London has ever seen, not to mention one or two exquisite specimens of human madness.
    In the early days, what became St Martin’s Lane would have been little...

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    St Martin's Lane: Now

    St Martin’s Lane today is a bustling thoroughfare with no less than three theatres and some of Covent Garden’s most popular restaurants and bars reside on the street. It is also the street In and Around Covent Garden like to call ‘home’ as we spend our days on the 4th floor of an old house built in 1894, now converted to serviced offices and owned by ...

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    Showtime - July


    Idiots, mentalists and magicians. Could it be a Derren Brown party gatecrashed by halfwits? Yes, very probably, but for our purposes it’s what theatregoers can expect from the West End this July.

    The first show in question is Green Day-inspired musical...

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    Daddy Dear

    Gift ideas for Father's Day, 21 June.
    Hispaniola Bar & RestaurantCrabtree & Evelyn...

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    Al Fresco Dining: part 2



    Who can resist a cooling dessert when the sun is shining? Seek out the taste of true Italian gelato at Morelli’s Gelato in the Market building. The Morelli family have been making gelato since 1907, and not surprisingly are rather good at it. Their vanilla recipe is over...

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    Al Fresco Dining

    Enjoy the delicious tastes and flavours from around the world in some of Covent Garden’s most glorious al fresco restaurants.

    One of our favourite Mediterranean cuisines has to be Italian and a visit to Da Mario never disappoints. Da Mario is a popular, family owned...

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