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LEICA M-D: The return of anticipation

Taking photography back to its roots, Leica has added a new model into its iconic M family of rangefinder cameras: the Leica M-D. Designed without an LCD screen on the back, photographers must return to the principles of photography when shooting with the digital Leica M-D, i.e. accurate framing and composition, selecting the appropriate parameters and settings, and capturing the ‘decisive moment’, then discovering the results later – just as when shooting with film.  £4,650, www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk

 

SPRING AT THE SOFITEL LONDON ST JAMES

As the weather improves, The Balcon is launching a new menu full of flavour and bright green colours with delicious products that encapsulates the essence of spring, such as English asparagus, fresh peas, brown shrimps and mint, to name a few.

The St James Bar has also launched its new cocktail list, made with iconic spirits inspired by the Seven Wonders of the World; the St James Bar will make you travel around the world.

 

THE STAFFORD LONDON

To honour Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday The Stafford London are organising an extra special celebration in their private courtyard on the 11th June 2016 from 12pm – 3pm.

Join them following the official birthday parade ‘Trooping the Colour’, for an afternoon of celebrations including a welcome cocktail, traditional British delicacies, musical entertainment, food stalls and demonstrations from local producers.

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-queens-90th-birthday-party-at-the-stafford-london-tickets-25020495977?aff=affiliate1

BE TREATED LIKE ROYALTY AT THE ARCH LONDON

Be treated like royalty this summer at The Arch London, as to celebrate Her Majesty’s milestone. The five-star hotel has devised a perfectly patriotic Royal Afternoon Tea. The classic British delights will include Stilton cheese straws; Chicken liver parfait with spiced fig chutney; and Rare roast beef, horseradish, watercress and crispy shallots. Priced at £25 per person, or £38 with a glass of Tattinger Brut Reserve; this will be available until 10 July 2016.

www.thearchlondon.com

THE RITZ INTRODUCES A NEW EPICUREAN TEA TASTING

The Ritz introduces a new Epicurean Tea Tasting – an interactive journey of discovery of the finest teas from across the world. Curated by certified Tea Master, guests will taste six spectacular teas, each expertly paired with a selection of finely cut finger sandwiches, warm savoury dishes, freshly baked scones and beautiful French patisseries.

The Epicurean Tea Tasting is priced at £95 per person and is available daily at 3pm for four guests. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance, and can be made by calling 020 7300 2345.

THE CLUBHOUSE TO OPEN IN ST. JAMES’S SQUARE

We are delighted to announce that The Clubhouse, London’s leading business club, lounge and meeting space, will be moving to 8 St James’s Square, a brand new, purpose designed location, this May. This is a stunning new building designed by renowned architect Eric Parry on a site that was once home to famous potter Josiah Wedgwood. The new Clubhouse will feature hot desks, lounge areas, flexible meeting areas, meeting and presentation rooms for up to 90 delegates and event space for up 200.

For more information about membership, please contact meet@theclubhouselondon.com

RYDER STREET CHAMBERS

It doesn’t have to be a dreary winter’s day – stay at Ryder Street Chambers and be within walking distance of London’s best sights, parks, theatres and restaurants.

Whether you’re falling in love with London for the first, fourth or fiftieth time, our hotel is the perfect location for a break, with luxury suites costing less than a hotel.

Book at RyderStreetChambers.co.uk or Laterooms.com

enquiries@ryderstreetchambers.co.uk | 020 7930 2241

3 Ryder Street, Duke Street, SW1Y6PY

ALLIED IRISH BANK ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT

Allied Irish Bank (GB) are pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Middleton as Head of Private Banking (GB) based in Berkeley Square, Mayfair.

Linda took up her role in December & as a council member for the Mayfair & St James Association is delighted to be working in the area again.

She can be contacted at linda.c.middleton@aib.ie & would be delighted to hear from you if there is anything we can do to help.

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Recipe for success from Gareth Ogden, haysmacintyre partner

As the hospitality industry is known for its high staff turnover at all levels, haysmacintyre’s partner Gareth Ogden shares his tips on how to attract good staff and keep them. He offers advice on financial rewards, incentive schemes and non-financial incentives to name a few. The full article was published in the January issue of Essentially Catering magazine. Read more here: http://www.essentiallycatering.co.uk/magazine/2015/issue49/index.php#p=33