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Plan your wedding at the RAF Club

The RAF Club offers you the opportunity to marry and celebrate your wedding at one of London’s finest private members clubs without the need to be a member. Whether you plan to host a lavish celebration or a more intimate affair, the Club has a selection of elegant rooms for you to choose from. Additionally it has two rooms licensed for marriage ceremonies.

Contact details: confbanq@rafclub.org.uk / +44(0)2073991005

Berry Bros – Celebrating Sauvignon

To celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day on 24th April Berry Bros. & Rudd is showcasing wines made from this international grape variety.
The campaign is being run by New Zealand Winegrowers but does not exclude wines made from Sauvignon Blanc from other parts of the World.

Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Top Sauvignon Blanc Suggestions:

Davy’s Portfolio Tasting

DAVY’S PORTFOLIO TASTING
10th March 11.00am – 6.00pm
Royal Over-Seas League, Hall of India and Pakistan,
Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR

ROSL is pleased to offer 20 places to MSJA members to attend the Davy’s Portfolio tasting on 10 March 2015 at ROSL (see above). No more than 2 per organisation please.

Names and approximate time of arrival to Arabella Beresford-Mitchell at aberesford-mitchell@rosl.org.uk please.

Valentine’s Day with The Royal Academy of Arts

Visit Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne, at the RA this Valentine’s Day – the perfect cultural day out for the art lover in your life. While you are here, pop into the RA Shop for unique Valentine’s Day gifts, including artist-inspired jewellery, stylish homeware and stand-out accessories or give the gift the last all year with Friends of the RA membership.

Image Credit:
Peter Paul Rubens
The Garden of Love, c. 1633
Oil on canvas, 199 x 286 cm
Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid
Photo © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado
Exhibition organised by the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels.

Letter from the Chairman

Dear Visitor,

I am delighted to welcome you to the two finest areas of this great city. Mayfair and St James are surely the most beautiful and historic districts in the centre of London, providing access to the finest buildings, palaces, hotels, offices, shopping and green spaces.

The Mayfair and St James Association has, for more than thirty-five years, provided a voice for the many businesses which thrive in this area, whether they are long standing residents or exciting new ventures. We work with you to promote local businesses and encourage our members to take advantage of the many opportunities to meet, greet and prosper.

Each year we run a variety of events in some great venues which offer a chance for members to network and connect with each other. These include the hugely popular MSJA Quiz Night, wine tastings, gallery openings, legal and business seminars, and the annual candlelit carol service at St James, Piccadilly.

We campaign actively, on behalf of our members, for a better working and living environment in which business can thrive and support the heritage and values of this area.

If you are a business in Mayfair at St James, or would like to be a supporter of local businesses in the area, we would encourage you to join us and take advantage of the support we offer and our great networking opportunities.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Association and to meeting you soon.

Sara Drake
Chairman

Christmas at The Ritz

A magical festive season awaits you at The Ritz this year when the hotel transforms into an Edwardian festive wonderland with a myriad of spectacular Christmas decorations including a stunning 25ft Christmas tree.

Whether dining on a glorious menu of festive dishes on Christmas Day in the opulent setting of The Ritz Restaurant; enjoying an elegantly themed Champagne afternoon tea in the lavishly decorated Palm Court; or ringing in the New Year in sheer decadence at a black tie gala dinner, The Ritz remains the byword for celebration, where every event is spectacular and memories last for a lifetime.

More information: www.theritzlondon.com/Christmas_Index.html

Calcutta Light Horse Bar at the Oriental Club

The new Calcutta Light Horse Bar has opened for Members and their guests at the Oriental Club.

The new Bar serves food throughout the day, ranging from Indian Street Food to Oysters, Burgers and Salads.  There is an extensive Wine List, as well as a selection of Classic Cocktails, Real Ales, Beers and Premium Spirits. The Bar also connects to the all-weather Terrace which provides the setting for Barbecues, Live Music Evenings and Summer Cocktail Parties.

For more information, please contact membership@orientalclub.org.uk.

Christmas at The Balcon – Sofitel

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR AT THE BALCON

In December, The Balcon restaurant gets into the Christmas spirit and offers a special three-course menu, blending British produce and traditions with classic French recipes, such as “roasted free range Shalford Bronze turkey breast with traditional trimmings” and “St James Bûche de Noël”.

All day dining destination, The Balcon is ideal for a business lunch or a family gathering. For more intimate parties, it also features a stylish private dining room for up to 16 people.

Thebalcon.london@sofitel.com

020 7389 7820

Pringle of Scotland Relaunches Accessories

Pringle of Scotland is delighted to announce the relaunch of its accessories with a capsule collection, just in time for the Christmas! This standalone selection of luxurious bags and small leather goods that is inspired by Pringle of Scotland’s heritage and reflects the classic and contemporary style that the brand is known for