hellomagazine.comA round-up of the top events to try this week, from the new Lego Batman movie to an Etsy wedding pop-up for brides and grooms!
The LEGO Batman Movie
A must-see for the kids this half-term! Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes have teamed up to star in The LEGO Batman Movie, a hilarious spin-off of The LEGO Movie. Three years after saving the LEGO Universe, Batman continues fighting crime in Gotham City. But if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he must learn to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn how to lighten up.
FOOD AND DRINK
Got plans this Sunday? Cancel them! Breddos Taco, the street-food-turned-restaurant favourite, has just launched its Sunday brunch menu, Mexican style. That's six brunch tacos including Huevos Mexicana (fried eggs, rancheras sauce, black beans, avocado, crema), pork belly (thick cut pork belly, fried egg, salsa crudo), and shitake mushroom (eggs, macadamia nut mole).
Other Taco Sunday highlights include churro French toast and the intriguing snail and duck egg croissants - all to be washed down with Mezcal Bloody Marys and Mezcal Sunrise cocktails while the vinyls spin. The Haggerston venue will be open from 11am to 11pm.
Etsy wedding pop-up
Getting married this year or next? Find mega inspiration at Etsy's wedding pop-up, open from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February at West Elm. A total of ten designers will be setting up shop, with a selection of items on sale from personalised presents to wedding stationary. Brides and grooms can also get involved in workshops to help them get creative with their wedding prep!
This month Italian restaurant Bocca di Lupo will be hosting its regional 'takeover'. February's set menu will focus on Lombardy, with a host of dishes being created to celebrate the Northern Italian region.
On Sundays throughout the month, the private dining room will be opened up to all and transformed into a convivial feasting den, with the region's tasting menu, banquet-style sharing tables, and informed guides to the food and wine of the region.
If you miss out the 'takeover' this month don't fret! June will see the set menu focus on Sicily, and October focus on Calabria.
FOOD AND DRINK
This London classic is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion they’re adding a whole host of seriously delicious new offerings to their menu. One of our favourites? Their A Window to The Ivy dessert, designed to look like the restaurant’s iconic diamond-shaped windows. It’s made of chocolate mousse and chocolate sponge, with a velvety cherry centre; utter decadence.
For more information visit; the-ivy.co.uk
A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde
Lorna’s a talented gardener, Philly is a plantswoman; together they make a formidable duo working in the grounds of a beautiful Cotswolds manor house. Although they enjoy their jobs and are surrounded by friends and family, the door to true love for them remains resolutely closed. So when Lorna meets Jack at a dinner party and Lucien catches Philly’s eye at the local farmers market, it seems that dreams really can come true and happy endings lie just around the corner. But do they?
A brilliant read if you’re looking to spend a Sunday curled up with a book and a cup of tea.
Out on 23rd February 2017. Published in hardback and ebook by Century.
New Globe Traveller
The World's first range of eco-friendly luxury bags made from upcyled material will be launched on Monday! The most amazing thing about the New Globe Traveller products is that with every purchase, an underprivileged child is given a scholarship, and you can keep up-to-date with the progress of the child you helped!
The bags are not only stylish, they are also made from both high quality leather and tyre inner tubes which would otherwise end up in landfills, meaning that not only is your bag unique, it is totally environmentally friendly.
So what are you waiting for? Join a league of new heroes and check out newglobetraveller.com for more information.