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Master trainer Sandy Macaskill shares fitness tips from Barry’s Bootcamp

With summer in full swing, we catch up with Barry’s Bootcamp master trainer Sandy Macaskill for some expert fitness tips, as well as a glimpse into a typical day in the life of

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What is a typical day for you at Barry’s Bootcamp?

So the best part of my job is there’s no typical day really. Take the other day – I taught my morning class, jumped into a meeting with my managers, rushed off to row on the Thames for a charity event, literally got taken off the boat in the middle… Read more →

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie and John Bristow, BBC Proms

In celebration of this year’s BBC Proms, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie has partnered with Josh Bristow, a London-based artist and illustrator. Hosted at the nearby Royal Albert Hall, on display will be a selection of intrinsically designed bunting, created by Josh Bristow and inspired by Kensington, its iconic landmarks, the BBC Proms and wonders of London

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Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Chertsey, Surrey, and grew up there which gave me lots of great memories.

Where are you based now?

I live in Weybridge in Surrey now. I have just bought my first flat which I am so proud of. It’s a great location as it has fast trains into London and… Read more →

The Ivy Chelsea Garden unveils show-stopping summer installation by Jenny Packham at 2018 Summer Party

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Monday saw an array of guests—including regulars, local residents, influencers and VIPs including Jenny Packham, Chris Jackson & Natasha Jackson, Lily Travers, Caroline Rush, Monica Galetti, Rosanna Falconer, Niomi Smart and Lilah Parsons—gather to celebrate The Ivy ChelseaRead more →

Ketel One and No 29 Power Station West launch urban garden sanctuary and Clean Air Bar

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This summer, Ketel One Vodka is teaming up with independent neighbourhood bar No 29 Power Station West to launch The Ketel One Urban Garden Collective. This group of like-minded specialists are coming together through a shared desire to create a sanctuary in the heart of bustling London. Launched… Read more →

Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters

Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, founders of all-vegan and alcohol-free Redemption Bar - which has just crowdfunded over £300k for further expansion - talk ethical business, female leadership, and the wonder of urban green spaces like Hyde Park

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What was the inspiration behind the launch of Redemption Bar?

It’s brilliant that so many people are choosing to lead healthier lifestyles, not just for themselves but for the planet. The younger generation are becoming more conscious, turning away from alcohol and consuming fewer animal products.… Read more →

Laure Patry

Laure Patry, group head sommelier of Jason Atherton's The Social Company, on falling in love with wine, taking guests on a tasting journey, getting hold of in-demand vintages, and Loire Valley chenin blanc

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You have worked in the wine industry from a young age; did you always know you wanted to work as a sommelier?

I always knew I wanted to work in a restaurant from a young age as I really enjoyed the service side of the work, and the interaction with the guests. The opportunity to learn about wine came when I finished… Read more →