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Time’s Square Ball Drop, New Year’s Eve, New York
Ringing in the New Year, 2015, in New York was amazing. The infamous Ball Drop has to be the place to be in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve. It can be slightly overwhelming trying to figure out the logistics of being in the heart of it all. One million people packed into Time’s Square last year and it can only be described as organised chaos. It’s free to stand in Time’s Square but it does comes at a price. It’s absolutely freezing and once you enter a designated standing area, you can’t really leave and if you do, you won’t be allowed back in. People start standing from the early hours, as once Time’s Square is full, all the side roads leading up to Time’s Square are closed to traffic and pedestrians. Security is high and unless you have tickets for an event in the area or are staying in a hotel within the road blocks you will have to come into the area quite early to join in the party. The advantage of booking a party or restaurant in Time’s Square, most will have a designated standing area which you can join just before midnight to catch the Ball drop. There […]
Exciting News- We are Finalists in the Wedding Blog Awards 2016
So we have been blogging endlessly for the last year. So it’s an absolute honour to get some recognition and find out we have been shortlisted again for an award. Wedding Magazine have teamed up with Andaz Liverpool Street in the Wedding Blog Awards 2016. Concierge Angel is just one of five blogs in the Best Inspiration: Honeymoon Category. So we really could be in with a winning chance with your support. Please spare a moment to support us and vote for us now before the 30th September 2016. It’s the public vote that counts for these awards so your vote will really be very much appreciated. Vote now.
Mastering Bread Making with Ma Baker
Coming up with ideas for a unique gift can be quite challenging. However to gift an experience is sure to be more memorable than any other present. A day in the kitchen, even for the culinary inept, is a welcome gift. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh bread? Award winning, Ma Baker has some amazing bread making courses. Bread Angel, Liz Wilson welcomes you into her Fulham kitchen and shares her priceless bread secrets, learnt from years of experience, mastering bread. Her passion and enthusiasm are infectious and you are sure to leave with a new found respect for bread. And more importantly a huge bag full of fresh sour dough treats. Ma Baker’s class for sour dough provides the perfect opportunity to demystify sour dough making, in an intimate group of four. Sour dough is absolutely delicious, but if you pick up a recipe book, it can seem rather daunting to try and make it. Ma Baker, Liz, simplifies the process in a little over six hours, ensuring you learn essential kneading, folding, proving and shaping techniques. An appreciation emerges for gluten formation, and all the lovely bubbles that appear as the yeast starts working. The wealth of knowledge and tips, Ma Baker shares are so helpful. Who knew that all the […]
The Lava Restaurant, Iceland
Carved into a lava cliff, The Lava Restaurant is an unforgettable dining experience. There are breathtaking views over The Blue Lagoon. Mesmerising and delicious this has to be one of the most remarkable restaurants in the whole world. It can only be described as modern, casual fine dining. Guests are being welcomed in their robes from the spa and others in snow boots. The menu was delectable. A warm bread baskets is always a nice start to a meal but at The Lava Restaurant this was out of this world. There was warm sour dough bread and cinnamon bread with hints of orange en-laced in the dough which smelled divine. The bread served with whipped butter on lava rock was delectable. The starter of Arctic Char, Icelandic fish topped with spiral cucumber, fennel, pearl onion and toasted bread aioli. The slow cooked rack of lamb was succulent and tender. The dish was infused with diced apples, a mint jus, cabbage and smoked onion. It was a perfect combination and rather delicious. Astarpungar were warm fluffy doughnut like balls served with chocolate mouse and vanilla ice cream crystals and salted caramel. The Lava Restaurant will be a memory cherished. Picturesque views with […]
London’s Most Amazing Dessert Restaurant – Café at Hotel Café Royal
London is packed full of remarkable restaurants, so it can be rather overwhelming when one is asked to choose a favourite. That was until we discovered The Café at Hotel Café Royal. As the first dessert restaurant in London to be serving three courses of decadent dessert, it’s affirmed, this is our absolute favourite. Expectations are always going to be set high when you walk into the five star, opulent Hotel Café Royal. The décor is sophisticated and the marble gives a feeling of grandeur. Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barber has ingeniously formulated an Alice in Wonderland inspired menu, with exquisite desserts that are as much a feast for the eyes as they are tantalizing to the taste buds. The delicious deconstructed Rhubarb & Custard is served as a chilled crumble in a petite pot, rhubarb topped with a vanilla custard and a sugar dusted pastry. The Chantilly Cream served in a tube is a lovely accompaniment. The Eat Me, Drink Me is a charming combination of creamy layers with nutty chocolate, topped with a peanut brittle and a caramel cream served with a malt shake in glass bauble. The Jaffa Cake in no way resembles a simple Jaffa Cake. There’s […]
The Hairy Pig Deli, Stockholm
We stumbled across The Hairy Pig Deli, Stockholm in the rustic Old City Gamla stan. It was quirky with hog’s head and cured meats and dried spices hanging from the wooden beams. With just a handful of tables it’s rather quaint. The appetising menu of sausages and spectacular hearty, sharing boards of delicious tapas was a feast for the eyes. Salt and vinegar potatoes, garlic bread, olives, spicy chickpea and spinach, mushroom, and interestingly a moose lasagne. As a delicacy in Sweden, we took our chances with the Moose Lasagne. It tasted like a red meat and was actually quite pleasant. A Gamla Stan gem, a stone throw from the Royal Palace, that makes for a memorable feast.
Flip Out trampoline parks boast some of the largest trampolines in the U.K and is flipping awesome. As soon as you enter the huge arena, there’s an overwhelming number of neon trampolines. There’s an unmistakable sound of excitable children and adults jumping up and down. Starting at the beginning is best to get warmed up, because as as you delve in deeper, and discover the advanced areas, with high towers to jump on and off; this area is for adults only! Until you actually climb the towers, you don’t fully appreciate how scary it is jumping from such heights. Flip out invites you to conquer your fears and explore your daring side. Heading out of the adult only area, there are a pair of trampolines that see you diving into a giant pool filled with spongey cubes. This was an absolute blast. It doesn’t get better than this. Climbing out of the pool was a bit of a struggle but it’s definitely worth it and we couldn’t resist jumping right back right in again. Or rather falling back in at the gladiator arena after a duel. Once you are well acquainted and warmed up, there is a competitive, timed ninja warrior course, to test your ninja […]
Center Parcs, Woburn Forest
A holiday usually consists of sun, sea, sand, and sipping mojitos by a tropical beach on the other side of the world at a five star resort. So when we booked a summer break in England, we could only cross our fingers and hope for the best. However we were pleasantly surprised by Center Parcs, Woburn Forest.
Ended- Valentine’s Day Competition- Win a Love Box
Valentine’s Day Competition – Competition now Closed- Winner @ezziemakeup on Twitter. Enter before midnight Sunday 7th February 2016 ConciergeAngel.com is delighted to give you an exclusive opportunity to win a fabulously, luxurious romantic Ooh! Collection Lovebox in time for Valentine’s Day, as featured in our Luxury Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. To be in with a chance to win all you need to do is “Share the most romantic hotel you have been to” and Tweet us both on Twitter or comment on our Facebook pages, making sure you LIKE & SHARE ConciergeAngel and Ooh Collection. One lucky winner will get a peek inside the newly launched Ooh! Collection range of gorgeous, sophisticated loveboxes with a selection of sensual accessories designed to set the scene for romance and seduction. The loveboxes are filled with all you need to surprise and delight your partner to create a memorable romantic experience. Ooh! Collection loveboxes bring a little bit of naughtiness all wrapped up in beautiful packaging, aimed to thrill and delight. Whether you are looking to woo your lover with rose petals and massage oil, and heart shaped chocolates or if you really want to turn up the heat with toys, games, sex toys, […]
Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa
The secluded, charming five star Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa is just so dreamy. It’s quintessentially British and a lovely wedding venue. The hotel is so pretty, covered in Autumnal leaves and the grounds are just so beautiful. The hotel is lavish yet maintains an enchanted country stately home feel. The arches and iron doors leading up to the Michael Wignall’s 2 Michelin Star, 5 AA rosette, The Latymer are our favourite. It’s quite an entrance for the fine dining restaurant. Each dish is presented as what can only be described as a piece of art. The culinary delights are complicated and delectable. A three course lunch is far from just three courses. The plates are intricately created with unrivalled attention to detail. With charcoal emulsions, celery jelly, and scattered popcorn. Each course is really unique. The service impeccable and attentive and this is ideal for a romantic celebratory lunch or dinner. The Spa is sensuous and the rose and herbal rooms are a definite favourite. With 45,000 square feet, with indoor igloos and relaxation areas and outdoor hot tubs, it makes for a relaxing day. Pennyhill Park is perfect for a romantic anniversary stay or a birthday treat. Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, Bagshot
Christmas Lights, London
With the countdown to Christmas beginning, the festivities are underway in London. The Christmas lights are being switched on across the city in readiness for the the festive season. Carnaby Street is always one of our favourites at Christmas. This year Carnaby Street is adorned with lovely, giant, funky, multicoloured disco balls and the side streets have oversized light bulbs. Taking a stroll towards Regent Street we were lucky to catch the switching on of the Regent Street Christmas lights. Classic FM’s, Myleene Klass and Aled Jones hosted the event, transforming Regent Street into a pedestrianized street. With several stages dotted along the stretch and giant screens there was a great vibe. Live jazz music by The Little Big Band spread Christmas cheer followed by some great classics from Elle and the Pocket Bells. Thousands of people packed into Regent Street to catch festive performances by Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, trumpeter Alison Balsom, soprano Laura Wright, and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Strictly Come Dancing’s judge, Darcy Bussel switched on the lights. The lights sponsored by Jo Malone took a ‘Timeless Elegance,” watch making theme, intricately designed by Belgium-based ACT Lighting Design. They were sophisticated with an understated elegance.
The London Secret Garden
Now the sun is finally here, fancy a night out on the beach in London? Well now you can kick back, and lie on a sunbed and catch some rays of sunshine, in the lovely courtyard at the Crowne Plaza Kensington. It feels slightly surreal, as you pop on some flip flops and walk through the soft golden sand, and grab a lounger in the shadow of St Stephen’s Church. Surrounded by sand, surfboards, and sipping cocktails it almost feels like being on holiday. Nibbling on the delicious pan asian food from Umami, whilst lying on a sun lounger leaves you feeling like you have been transported to a beach in the far east. The pad thai was just divine and the little bursts of citrus dressing squirted on by syringe to the summer rolls was a lovely touch. It’s a relaxing haven in the heart of a busy city, we didn’t want to leave. The service is attentive and the blankets brought out as the sun set was perfect to keep us cosy. We are still in England after all. The lush secret garden also has five air conditioned igloo style pods, seating up to ten people. These are […]
Lindt Cafe, Tokyo
Tokyo’s Ginza region has some amazing places including the Lindt chocolate Cafe. The red Lindt truffle balls lure you in to this quaint cafe and we are sure glad that they did. The menu is mouthwatering. It’s a tough choice deciding between the decadent desserts. Chocolate fondants are a guilty pleasure but even more so when there is hot Lindt chocolate seeping out. The sundaes are divine, with layers of creamy chocolate ice cream with swirls of truffle and crunchy peanut brittle. Lindt Cafe, Ginza, Japan
The Pottery Tapas Bar, Kingston
Spanish tapas are best enjoyed as a group. Small tapas plates are great for sharing and exploring a menu. The Pottery Tapas Bar is all twinkly with fairy lights which gives it a festive feeling. Chairs topped with Santa Clause covers gives it a quirky, fun feel. We savoured a few of the mouthwatering dishes from the extensive menu and they were all delicious. From the hearty portion of nachos smothered in guacamole, the crispy white bait, to the the flavoursome seafood paella. The lamb with mint gravy was succulent and well seasoned, the calamari in a garlic sauce was lovely too. The chorizo was great and the meatballs in a tangy tomato sauce were moreish. The moist chocolate cake topped with glacé cherries and a crown of a sweet spun sugar, was rather impressive. The service is excellent and although great for a group, the candlelit setting is quite romantic too.
Best Pizza in London -Santa Maria Pizzeria, Ealing
So if we share this hidden gem- will it no longer be a hidden gem? The queues are often out of the door, so perhaps the secret is already out. With years of searching for the best pizza, we found it on our doorstep. With regular trips to Italy, often day trips, just to savour a slice who would have thought we’d be happy with a West London pizza parlour. Naples is home of the best pizzas in the world but this place comes pretty close. Santa Maria Pizzeria is as authentic as it gets in London. Wood fired pizzas from the hole in the wall restaurant are sensational. The pizza is served piping hot, with a light airy base, with a very slight crispness at the edges. They are so fresh and lovely we just can’t get enough. It comes fully loaded with buffalo mozzarella and perfectly tangy, tantalising, sweet tomato sauce and torn fresh basil. We always pick the Margherita, or the Carmela, piled high with Prosciutto ham and mushroom. The aubergine parmigiana is absolutely divine, served with a sour dough bread. Santa Maria is a no nonsense sort of place, with what feels like hearty, home cooked […]