Bon Vivant’s Newsletter – 28 September 2010

*This is an old newsletter*

Welcome to Bon Vivant’s latest newsletter, which includes a selection of the highlights that are available to our members over the next few weeks. To take advantage of these offers or to join Bon Vivant, please contact us.

London’s Best Afternoon Tea

Partaking in afternoon tea is a distinctly British tradition and London offers great venues in which to indulge. Read our guide to the best afternoon tea in London.

Restaurant Offer – Sanctum Soho

No. 20, the restaurant at the boutique hotel Sanctum Soho, serves modern British cuisine from head chef Lisa Sutherland, who has previously worked at The Park Lane Hotel and The Savoy.

No. 20 opens at 6:30 during the week, making it a great destination for an intimate breakfast meeting. In the evenings, the restaurant adds a bit of glamour to Soho, and after dinner, guests can enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar, which is also an ideal space for private events.

Exclusive Offer – Spearpoint Interior Design

Spearpoint Interior Design was formed by Pauline Spearpoint 15 years ago and offers a tailor-made service from concept to completion, reflecting each client’s individual requirements.
From project managing the refurbishment of a private residence in London to designing the interior for a country estate, Pauline and her team of craftsmen produce a seamless operation to ensure each project is completed both on time and on budget.

Bon Vivant’s members can email to claim a free one-hour consultation. For more information visit

Hotel Offer – ICMI Collection, Scotland

ICMI is a bespoke hotel management and consulting company, founded by the management of Inverlochy Castle, one of Scotland’s most renowned small luxury hotels. Other properties in the collection include the Rocpool Reserve in Inverness, Greywalls near Edinburgh and Inver Lodge in North West Scotland.

Bon Vivant’s members are being offered an early booking special of up to 40% off room rates at all of these properties for bookings made by the end of September for travel up to 31 March 2011. For reservations, please contact us or each hotel directly using the above links.

Events Calendar

Below we have included a selection of the events occurring over the next few months. If you would like to book tickets for any of these events please contact us or reply to this email.

London Restaurant Festival – From 4 October

The London Restaurant Festival is a citywide celebration of eating out, designed to showcase London’s diverse and exciting range of restaurants. From 4 to 18 October, food lovers can explore some of the capital’s finest cooking, from its high-profile Michelin-starred restaurants to coveted neighbourhood gems.

This year’s event includes a ‘Gourmet Odyssey’, where in one lunchtime, food enthusiasts can eat at three influential restaurants, meeting chefs and fellow foodies along the way, transported on a Routemaster bus; The Big Debate, where speakers including AA Gill and Janet Street-Porter will argue ‘Is French Food a Spent Force?’; and there will be a chance to dine on the London Eye, where every night during the festival, one capsule of the London Eye will become a 10-seat pop-up restaurant, with a different chef cooking each evening.

F1 Rocks – November 2010

F1 Rocks brings together the world’s most glamorous sport and the biggest music stars to create an exciting weekend of entertainment in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The package will include a three night stay in an exclusive five star hotel, business class return flights, VIP hospitality at a concert headlined by Eminem, paddock club access to watch the qualifying and main race and full access to official parties.

Capital Rocks, Old Billingsgate, 13 December 2010

Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon from Capital FM will be hosting the annual Capital Rocks event in aid of a worthwhile children’s charity, Help a London Child. The evening will include a champagne reception, live entertainment, and a three-course dinner.

Usher at the O2 Arena – 2 and 3 February 2011

The R&B star is coming to the UK for the first time in six years with his highly anticipated OMG tour. For tickets, please contact us.

The BRIT Awards – 15 February 2011

The BRIT Awards is the biggest music show and TV event in popular music, with millions of people tuning in each year. The 2010 show saw live performances from international artists such as Jay-Z and Lady GaGa.  Both Cheryl Cole and Lily Allen took centre stage alongside Kasabian, JLS, Dizzee Rascal and Florence & the Machine.

Below is a selection of the concerts being held over the next few months, for which Bon Vivant can obtain VIP block and box seats.

O2 Arena Dates

  • Les Miserables – 3 October 2010
  • NBA Europe Live – 4 October 2010
  • Disney on Ice – 20 to 31 October 2010
  • Michael Flatley Lord of The Dance – 3 November 2010
  • Peter Kay – November 2010
  • Andrea Bocceli – 12 November 2010
  • JLS – 9 and 10 December 2010
  • Scissor Sisters – 15 December 2010
  • Lady Gaga – 16 & 17 December 2010
  • Kings of Leon – 21 & 22 December 2010
  • Usher – 2 & 3 February 2011
  • The BRIT Awards – 15 February 2011

Wembley Arena Dates

  • Michael Buble – 2, 3 and 4 October 2010
  • Dr Who Live – 8 to 10 October 2010
  • Biffy Clyro – 4 December 2010
  • Paul Weller – 10 December 2010
  • Status Quo – 11 December 2010


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