FIZZ the season to be jolly that a brand new prosecco bar has launched in Mayfair hosting A-list celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Gino D'Acampo and Katie Piper. Based on the lower-ground floor of popular Heddon Street restaurant Piccolino, the sparkling new venue is welcoming guests for prosecco masterclasses. The plush restaurant is already a firm favourite as a celeb hot-spot, but now guests are able to enjoy a taste of Italy from inside an intimate new bar. And determined not to miss out on the latest place-to-be, famous faces have been heading there to find out their favourite fizz. Piccolino, Mayfair, is located just a stone’s-throw from the buzz of Piccadilly Circus, on the quieter cobbles of Heddon Street. Designed on a grand scale, the Prosecco Bar oozes style, boasting a central island bar with gold detailing and dimly-lit booths. Keen to make sure guests find their perfect prosecco, Piccolino’s head sommelier takes them on a journey through the … [Read more...] about Inside Mayfair’s new prosecco bar that’s become a hot spot for celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Gino D’Acampo and Katie Piper
Are you on a holiday break and have more time for leisure? Or do you want to take your out-of-town guest someplace new for a night out on the town? Here are St. Paul hot spots, all of which opened in the past year, where you can have dinner and linger into the night. BIRCH’S LOWERTOWN This spot in the Market House Collaborative in Lowertown went all in. First, it opened a brewpub and restaurant on the main floor with its house beer and wine and cocktails, and food coming out of the kitchen at neighboring Octo. And more recently, Barrel House, a lounge with a serious beverage program and the same menu offerings as upstairs, rolled out on the lower level. The restaurant menu offers plenty of items to share as well as those to order solo. We especially recommend the chicken karaage, double-patty burger and smashed potatoes. And if you’re ever there on a Thursday through Saturday evening when the uber fun Barrel House lounge is open, head there after for a sip and a bite while … [Read more...] about Hot spots for the holidays: St. Paul’s newest restaurants
By Richard Guzman | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 8:53 am | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 8:42 am During its three decades at sea, the Queen Mary made 1,001 transatlantic crossings before it was permanently moored in Long Beach in 1967. But there was no quiet, laid-back retirement ahead for the vessel. Since its arrival more than 50 years ago, the ship has been a busy events venue and hotel, hosting dozens of concerts through the years as well as annual events such as Christmas-themed happenings and Dark Harbor during Halloween. And now things have stepped up even more thanks to a year-old partnership with concert promoter Goldenvoice. The ship has sailed into another phase of its retirement, becoming a musical hot spot that held seven multi-act shows in 2018, attracting a new generation of fans to the 82-year-old ocean-liner. “I think it’s been more successful than we imagined,” said Paul Billings, vice president and … [Read more...] about How the Queen Mary became a mini music festival hot spot in 2018
Many tourists and Londoners love the many buskers singing, dancing and belting out music in city hot spots including Oxford Street, Leicester and Trafalgar Squares. But some think their presence on the busy central West End streets needs to be better regulated. Westminster City Council is the latest London authority to look at reforming its approach to the performers, and is in talks with the busking community and local businesses about whether it should introduce a street entertainment pilot scheme in the hotspots. It is asking the public as well as local businesses whether it needs to have clearer - or stricter - rules in place. The proposals range from 'light touch' controls to more prescriptive conditions, the creation of street performers associations, regular stakeholder forums, 'nudge techniques, increased enforcement, or use of community protection orders. A report from licensing lead Councillor Ian Adams to Westminster's city management and public protection policy and … [Read more...] about Should buskers be better regulated in London’s tourist hot spots?
PUBLISHED: 18:30 01 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:30 01 November 2018 Picture: ADAM HOWLETT Archant Residents have been urged to monitor hot spots for drug-related litter in and around Ipswich. Ipswich Central Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) made the plea in a Twitter post, in which officers shared a poster urging people to be on the look out for paraphernalia such needles, syringes and bongs.Their poster said the drug litter includes materials such as spoons, tin foil, cling film, gas canisters, bottles and baby wipes.While Suffolk Constabulary made the appeal via social media, Ipswich Borough Council is responsible for the collection and safe disposal of drug-related litter that has been irresponsibly disposed of on local authority land, as well as other areas that are open to the public.On its website, the borough council says: “Please do not attempt to dispose of needles or drug paraphernalia yourself as it could be dangerous.”Anyone who spots drug litter is asked to … [Read more...] about Plea to monitor drug litter hot spots