Foodie 101** Bella Italia Celebrates La Notte Rosa

Here at London Social 101 we’re huge fans of Bella Italia, who is currently celebrating La Notte Rosa in London.

La Notte Rosa is an Italian festival that has been taking place from 18th June – 21st July, so you gotta get in quick to avoid disapointment!

It is a celebration of ‘in the pink’ and is celebrated on Italian beaches and squares that are flooded with the vibrant colour.  Bella Italia has partnered up with Martini to bring this exciting festival to the UK.  It has created a special menu with brilliant Italian food and the perfect Martini cocktails.

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FOODIE 101** BUY ONE SET ONE FREE

London’s annual Lobsterfest at Belgo is set to return with cracking deals next month. Kicking off on Thursday, 4th July, this year’s crustacean carnival will run for two months until the end of August. For the first time, Belgo has teamed up with the Padstow- based National Lobster Hatchery, to support their “Buy One Set One Free” initiative and will donate £1 from each dish sold to the campaign. Their work helps to conserve vulnerable lobster populations, preserve marine biodiversity and safeguard our fishing and seafood industry.

The Belgo Lobsters will be sourced from pots off the Nova Scotia coast and the limited edition menu will comprise three dishes created by Executive Chef, Muir Picken who says “creating dishes for Belgo is always great fun but we took it to the next level with our Lobsterfest specials which all have some serious ‘snap’ to them! As well as tasting great, they also come with a donation to the National Lobster Hatchery who work tirelessly to help conserve these magnificent creatures from the deep”.

Whole Lobster #6

Belgo’s resident Master of Beer, Skender Ramadani recommends a glass of chilled Blanche de Bruxelles as a perfect match to lobster. A naturally cloudy white beer, brewed slowly with a high proportion of wheat and with coriander and bitter orange peel for flavouring (£4.20 per 33cl bottle).

For further information, including full menus and opening times, visit: http://www.belgo-restaurants.co.uk

Special dishes:

  • Lobster Cocktail – Luxury version of a 1980s classic; salad of crispy lettuce, sugar snaps, shredded carrot and chicorywith half a lobster in a refreshing lemon dressing.
  • Whole Lobster Salad £17.95 – Whole lobster drizzled with dressing and served with crispy lettuce, sugar snaps,shredded carrot and chicory.
  • Lobzilla! £19.95 – Whole, grilled lobster served with frites, aioli dip, salad and a set of lobster crackers.

Locations:

  • Centraal: 50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LJ (T: 020 7813 2233)
  • Noord: 72 Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8AN (T: 020 7267 0718)
  • Kingsway: 67 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6TD (T: 020 7242 7469)
  • Bromley: Intu Bromley, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1DN (T: 020 8466 8522)

Beauty 101** Trevor Sorbie Media Event at The Mayfair

Trevor Sorbie 'Salon Approved' Logo Black

 

London Social 101 was recently invited to attend the exclusive media launch of the brand new Trevor Sorbie range.

The event was held at the stunning Mayfair Hotel and we have to admit that we were a little excited about this one!

Whist we love to blog about lifestyle, events, activities and brand new haunts, we also have a passion for fashion and love to blog about all things beauty.

When we arrived at the Mayfair we were directed to the 7th floor, which took us to a stunning suite with a great spread of food and smoothies, along with the brand new range of course!

Whilst there are a few new products, the entire range has been completely rebranded (and we are not shy to say that it looks fabulous!).

They also feel great and smell great too, I was given the following samples to trial in my goodie bag:

Trevor Sorbie - Styling Dry Shampoo

Trevor Sorbie – Styling Dry Shampoo

Trevor Sorbie - Natural Hairspray

Trevor Sorbie – Natural Hairspray

Trevor Sorbie - Frizz Free Shine Oil

Trevor Sorbie – Frizz Free Shine Oil

All the products didn’t disappoint! There was one product that stands out to me, as I have dyed blonde hair, I really want to trial this one:

Trevor Sorbie - Colour Silver Shampoo

Trevor Sorbie – Colour Silver Shampoo

The range is available exclusively in Boots and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! I literally left wanting to try them all!

I managed to also get my hair styled by one of the senior stylists from the Trevor Sorbie Convent Garden salon. He did a halo plait, which looked a little something like this:

 

Perfect for bridesmaid hair - The halo braid - Offical Trevor Sorbie approved shot

Perfect for bridesmaid hair – The halo braid – Offical Trevor Sorbie approved shot

 

You can find out more about the CoventGarden Salon at: http://www.trevorsorbie.com/consumer/hair-salons/covent-garden/floral-street