Archive for February, 2008

Ruby Blue – London

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

There are so many cool bar and restaurant venues in London and this is certainly one of the good ones.

Ruby Blue is situated in Leiscester Square, a high light because with the stylish, luxuroius and modern interiors of the venue it also has access to a terrace overlooking the popular tourist attraction. At night the terrace is lit up with blue lights making it a sight to remember amongst the backdrop of all the cinemas and theatres. Perfect for after work drinks, dinners and nights out, Ruby Blue can be found at Leicester Place.

Visit the Ruby Blue website for more information on the venue and for the drink and food menu’s.

Pitcher & Piano – Nottingham

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Although Pitcher & Piano is a chain company with hot spot restaurant and bar venues around the UK, the one in Nottingham has a certain speciality about it.

The venue is actually an old church, with a sleek and stylish interior. The cocktail and wine menu is extensive and the music is a mixture of pop, RnB and cheese which for a night out can be a good combination. With a cool vibe and a sophisticated crowd, the Pitcher & Piano located in the Lace Market in Nottingham is well worth a visit.

See the website for more information on the company, other venues across the country and the menus.

Leadmill Nightclub – Sheffield

Monday, February 18th, 2008

If you’re into the indie/rock music scene and are in Sheffield, head to Leadmill. The live music and club venue is well known on the indie scene particularly for its association with the Arctic Monkeys, a Sheffield based band.

Being one of Sheffield’s main night spots many students are attracted by its cool and famous club vibe as well as its cheap drinks but it also has a large clientele of artists and the unemployed too, according to the website. With plenty of live gigs introducing up and coming stars this is one venue not to miss.

There’s a selection of club nights to choose from including Shag on Monday’s and Teenage Kicks on Tuesdays. Visit the website for information on more club nights and upcoming live gigs.

CC Club – London

Monday, February 11th, 2008

You may have heard of the CC Club in Piccadilly, London probably because of its endless celebrity attendees. The likes of Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Eastenders stars and Chelsea footballers to name a few have walked up the CC Club red carpet but you also may have heard of it, because of its R&B, hip hop, soulful house and funk party vibe. The popular and star studded venue holds club nights on Friday and Saturday nights which are fresh and glamorous. The purple venue is airy, cool and reasonably spacious with a Dom Perignon room available for private parties of 30 maximum.

Visit the CC Club website for more information about the venue, club nights and guest list.

The View Restaurant & Lounge – New York

Monday, February 11th, 2008

new-york-marriott-marquis-revolving-restaurant.jpgBefore I went to New York my friend very kindly recommended what sounded to me like a whole other tourist attraction. The View Restaurant & Lounge perched on top of the Marriott Hotel in Times Square is definitely worth a visit.

The restaurant and lounge I speak of is a revolving restaurant on top of the hotel with 360 degree spectacular views of the city. Enjoy a buffet service with as much as you can eat be it salad, meat or dessert and an extensive drinks menu. Smart décor and floor to ceiling windows make this a restaurant hotspot but a word to those who suffer from sickness; although the restaurant spins slowly it can be a little nauseating.

Visit the website for more information and to make a booking if you plan to visit New York.

The Inca Trail

Friday, February 8th, 2008

inca-trail.jpgThe Inca Trail is a world heritage site built 600 years ago by the Inca people. You may have heard of it as it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must see before you die attraction.

Beginning the Inca Trail tour travelling by bus, passing the quant small towns of Chincheros, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo and a tour of the Sacred Valley is just a taster of what follows. Four days of hiking will take you to Machu Pichu and along the way you will see beautiful, scenic views and ancient ruins. Be prepared for the many miles of walking you will endure and enjoy the experience of a life time.

To enjoy the exhilarating back packing trip visit www.peruadventurestours.com to book a tour costing around $415 and then just sort out your flights!

The Amazon Rainforest – Jungle Trek

Friday, February 8th, 2008

the-amazon-rainforest.jpgThere comes a time in your life where you examine your past and fantasise about your future. As part of my epiphany, so to speak I decided amongst other experiences that the Amazon is a must for me. The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world located in the north of South America, covering 5.5 million square kilometres of Brazil and eight other countries. Travelling through the tropical rainforest can be difficult so brace yourself for what might be one of the best experiences of your life.

Beginning with a welcoming reception from your tour guides you can look forward to Piranha fishing, sleeping in hammocks, many a small boat ride, lots of trekking and lots of wild life. During your journey expect to see monkeys, armadillos, red eyed frogs, deadly snakes and many more insects.

Visit www.amazon-rainforest.org for more information about the Amazon Rainforest experience and then arrange your dream as you wish.

Tom Ford Slick & Stylish

Friday, February 8th, 2008

tom-ford-bianca-sunglasses.jpgShopping for sunglasses sounds easy but in actual fact it’s a gruelling task which takes hours because you need to find the right pair for you especially if they are by a pricey fashion designer.

These Tom Ford Bianca sunglasses may lighten your summer accessory load. With thick black frames and dark lenses this sleek and stylish pair of sunglasses are a ‘must have’ this summer.

Although they are an expensive £199 they are so worth it. Get your pair at Net A Porter now and enjoy the sun in style.

Rio Carnival 2008

Monday, February 4th, 2008

rio-carnival-2008.jpgOnce again the Rio carnival returns and is livelier than ever. This year it begins on Saturday the 2nd of February until ‘Fat Tuesday’ the 5th of February. I know it’s Monday morning but if you happen to be in Rio get yourself down there or just remember the month for 2009’s carnival.

With so much to do the carnival is one of the liveliest and most talked about events in South America. Samba parades, carnival balls, Rio scala, Samba land, merry making in Lapa, Samba school nights and street parties are just some of the forms of entertainment on offer, it is an event not to be missed.

Visit the Rio Carnival website for information about tickets and prices or just head to the street parties for free and party the night away.