Fancy a free ride on a husky to work and a case of spiced apple cider? Then read on..
Swedish fruit cider brand, Kopparberg, is warming up the winter commute during the festive period by offering husky rides and warm Spiced Apple Kopparberg to workers on their way to and from the office. Dubbed ‘The Kopparberg Line’, the huskies will first provide a shortcut for commuters through London, offering journeys across Kennington Park.
In order to book a journey on the Kopparberg line, fans of the cider brand simply need to request a slot on Twitter or Facebook, messaging the Kopparberg UK official accounts using the #KopparbergMushHour hashtag.
Those lucky enough to win a trip will also be sent a case of Kopparberg Spiced Apple cider to warm up at home.
Since today is the 12th of the 12th I thought it would be nice to do modern version of that well known Christmas song, Twelve days of Christmas. Hopefully if youre still searching for that perfect Christmas gift.
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….
On the 11th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 10th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 9th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 7th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 6th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist Album
On the 5th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 4th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
On the 1st Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ….
One pair of turtoiseshell Ray Bans from Vision Direct.
For one day only, shops and market traders of east London’s trendiest district Spitalfields E1 are offering bargains galore on fabulous Christmas presents – many of which you just won’t see anywhere else.
On 12th December canny Christmas shoppers will be able to enjoy discounts and special offers from many of Spitalfields’ shops and traders. Save on edgy designer wear with 10% off Bologaro Trevor and 15% Diverso Menswear. There’s special offers and gorgeous gift sets from Crabtree & Evelyn. Or how do you fancy 10% off every second bottle at Spitalfields’ fabulous wine shop Bedales. There’s bargains on bikes from Evans Cycles and delicious organic Christmas chocolate at Montezuma’s. Stylish offers on his and hers fashions at Oscar Milo, stunning looks with free make up and money off vouchers at Benefit Cosmetics and 15% off a treasure trove of gifts at Source Lifestyles boutique.
You’ll also find special offers from the designers and makers at Spitalfields Traders Market where you’re sure to find the perfect gift from the stalls busting with original, one-off and handmade fashion, accessories and home wares. And being designer / makers, many are happy to do something bespoke just for you.
And if you’re looking for something really special – try Spitalfields Arts Market. The mix of established and up and coming artists offer an affordable range of styles and subjects and the opportunity to find a truly one-off gift for someone you love.
Opening times will be from 10am-7pm with Bedales Wines, Benefit Cosmetics, Bolongaro Trevor, Crabtree & Evelyn, Diverso, Dower & Hall, Evans Cycles, Montezuma’s Chocolates, Oscar Milo and Source Lifestyles all taking part.
Spitalfields shops, markets will also be open for late night shopping on Thursday 19th and Monday 23rd December.
For more information please visit: www.spitalfields.co.uk
I’m always excited to hear about new restaurant openings. Jackson & Rye is a New York style restaurant in Soho which opened on Monday
It is open from 8am until midnight, seven days a week and will offer all-day dining and a 10-seat cocktail bar.
The American-themed menus are inspired by US east coast cuisine, as well as the best elements of the West coast and Southern states.
Highlights on the all-day menu include: gruyère cheeseburger; buttermilk chicken two ways; veal, beef and ricotta meatballs; and prime cut steaks with roast shallot and pinot nero sauce. Hmm yummy!
Take a sneak peak of the brunch menu below:
I visited Jackson and Rye yesterday and it seems that word has already got around, so if you want to try their cuisine I suggest you reserve yourself a table!
Sorry a bit behind due to illness but here is the next in the series of Christmas treats to look for.
Day 8 – See Mandela’s paintings and sketchings at the Belgravia gallery
Over the weekend I met a friend to go gallery hopping. I’ve always wanted to visit some of the smaller galleries on Albermarle street but in the past have been too intimidated. I don’t why I was so worried, each of the galleries were very welcoming. During our jaunt we discovered The Belgravia Gallery were exhibiting Mandela’s work (who knew he painted?). We felt like we had been given a special privilege of seeing his work considering he has just passed. If you do visit make sure to check out the fantastic work of charcoal artist Charlie Mackesy.
Day 9 – Christmas Gift Idea – Street Artist Eine’s 3D sculptures.
‘E Is The Magic Number’ – is Ben Eine’s first foray into the 3-D art world. A run of 50 x super limited edition hand cast resin sculptures available exclusively via Fluorescent Smogg.
Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists who specialises in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters. Internationally known since Barrack Obama was gifted an Eine piece by the British Prime Minister to mark a state visit.
More info: http://www.fluorescentsmogg.com
This weekend get into the Christmas spirit by going to the Vintage Christmas Fair and Real Ale festival set up on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Happening on Saturday and Sunday you will be able to enjoy a fun fair, roller disco, live music, food and drink and craft workshops.
Its Free entry so just turn up. Starts Friday 4-9pm then Saturday and Sunday from noon
For more info: http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/events/2013/9/vintage-christmas-market-and-real-ale-festival
FREEBIE ALERT! Throughout December Chipotle Mexican Grill will treat customers wearing a cheesy festive jumper to a free Buritto, Bowl, salad or tacos. The offer is only available during the 4pm -6pm.
Chipotle restaurants in London are:
114-116 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0JR
101-103 Baker Street W1U 6HQ
181-185 Wardour Street W1F 8WF
334 Upper Street N1 0PB
92-93 St Martins Lane WC2N 4AP
40 Wimbledon Hill Road SW19 7PA
In a panic about where to start with your Christmas shopping? This handy app could be of help, just select the shops you want to visit and the app will tell you where to head to find all your favourite shops.
Click image to open interactive version (via TheTrainline.com).