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Archive for the month “February, 2015”

Happy Week! Pearl Jam and Robert Plant – Going to California – revealed – For B!

same video as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gau5QLXC_nc , only synched to a better audio, thanks locolion3

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Start the week how you mean to go on!

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Caterina

Caterina 55 London

 

In a city famous for its history, where every turn has a story to tell, this is a family inspired restaurant which takes great pride in its own (carefully imported) family history: Caterina55 is named after its eponymous founder; the first Caterina opened a beachside cafe called Panama on the coast of Liguria in 1922 ; the first Caterina’s daughter-in-law (also called Caterina and born in 1955) continues the legend and gives this modern City of London fast/food outlet its name – Caterina55 to be found at 5 Moor lane and in fact within the fabled Heron Building.

 

It has been the driving ambition of the family to replicate that simplicity of original rural and organic Italian/Ligurian cooking into a fast/food environment in London. So Caterina55 prides itself on fast service – eat in/take away – but using natural ingredients; all meals are cooked using only the freshest of ingredients, beef and chicken sourced organically, bread baked free from industiral preservatives, soup made from in house stock. You can be sure of this ethics in the City of London!

 

So what of the food, the ambience? The place is spacious and seating generous to diners. The food I sampled was superb. There is a breakfast menu, then a lunch and evening menu of panini, salads, soups, pasta dishes and burgers. I know this sounds the same as .. well almost everywhere else – it is the organic and ethical take on these dishes that makes Caterina55 stand out.

 

I would like to see the place develop into a wine and cicchetti happy hour around 5 30 to 7 30 with a bacari type situation by the big city window.

 

S.T. (Shaun Traynor)
Caterina55 is at 5 Moor Lane London EC2

Source: www.caterina55.com

http://www.caterina55.com/

 

ps

Just  look at that calamari ! Drools Ville ..as for the pesto  lasagne ..the chick pea burger ..thanks Antonio!

 

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The staff are absolutely lovely

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HappyWeekend! Pearl Jam and Robert Plant – Going to California – revealed – For B!

same video as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gau5QLXC_nc , only synched to a better audio, thanks locolion3

Source: www.youtube.com

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HappyWeekend! Pearl Jam and Robert Plant – Going to California – revealed – For B!

same video as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gau5QLXC_nc , only synched to a better audio, thanks locolion3

Source: www.youtube.com

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Two Temple Place

 

 “Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West

31st January – 19th April 2015

 

Opening Hours

 

Monday & Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm
Wednesday Lates: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 4:30pm
Closed on Tuesday

 

Admission is Free

 

 Two Temple Place, one of London’s hidden architectural gems, hosts exhibitions and events and is owned by the charity The Bulldog Trust.”

Source: www.twotempleplace.org

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Novelty Automation Arcade Opening Soon!

 

The new London arcade of home-made coin operated machines built by enthusiasts – opens February 11th 2015 (twinned with ‘The Under The Pier Show’ seaside arcade)

 

1a Princeton St, London WC1R 4AX

 

Opening hours – (from Wednesday Feb 11th):Wednesday 11am – 6pm Thursday 11am – 7pm Friday 11am – 6pm Saturday 11am – 6pm

 

Source: www.novelty-automation.com

Read all about the man responsible 

http://spitalfieldslife.com/2015/02/06/tim-hunkin-cartoonist-engineer/

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Last few days to experience Secret Treasure – Japanese Kiriko Cut Glass @ Embassy of Japan

Source: sequinsandcherryblossom.com

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Textile Designs At Rodney Archer’s House

“Rodney Archer, the Aesthete of Fournier St, & his pal Trevor Newton, the Curator, have been busy again, lining Rodney’s magnificent old house with a collection of original French nineteenth century designs for satins and silk velours, created at the Lyons factory of Antoine Donat between 1840 and 1865.

 

Trevor came upon these designs in a long-abandoned silk mill and they have not seen the light of day since the eighteen-seventies which accounts for their vibrant unfaded colours. Each design is labelled on the reverse with the date and instructions for setting up the loom, and all are for sale – many for as little as twenty pounds.

 

It certainly makes a splendid display in Rodney’s blue and gold drawing room on the first floor – the one with Oscar Wilde’s fireplace in it – and since these houses in Fournier St were built on the income from silk weaving, it is difficult to imagine a better location to enjoy these rich and extravagant designs, glowing in the February sunlight  …..

 

31 Fournier St will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from Thursday February 19th until Thursday March 19th – from 10am until 4pm weekdays and 2pm until 5pm on Saturdays. Numbers are limited and visits are by appointment only.

 

To receive an invitation, please email newtonartist@hotmail.com saying when exactly you would like to visit and how many will be in your party.”

 

 

The Gentle Author

http://spitalfieldslife.com/2015/02/03/textile-designs-at-rodney-archers-house/

 

Source: spitalfieldslife.com

As a lover of all things Fournier Street, this is a unique selling exhibition I don’t intend to miss. Highly recommended. 

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London Ball Pool

“We decided to celebrate how childlike fun and freedom encourages and promotes pure creativity by turning part of our studio into a ball pit. “

Source: www.youtube.com

Booking now

email jumpin@pearlfisher.com 

be quick!

closes 13 february

 

read all about it

http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/giant-ball-pit-pool-for-adults-opens-in-london-jump-in-hammersmith-pop-up-play-fun-relax

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MFLL Gig Of The Week: Ranagri Live

Source: Ranagri Live

To listen to Ranagri and for more info

http://sco.lt/5v4jDN

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