EAT WELL AT HOME: Short Eats
Short Eats is a new delivery service for seriously good Trinidadian and Sri Lankan food. Created by husband and wife duo Melissa and Shahnan Bakth, its plant-based offerings are available for delivery to selected London postcodes every Thursday night. Its signature vegan set menu includes aubergine and potato curry, dhaal boy, chanana, creamy green spinach curry with fresh peas, and basmati rice. For the full experience, go all out and add on vegetable bhajis, ginger and coconut hot salad, poppadoms and Trinidadian pan-fried plantain. Set menus start from £27 for two.
BINGEWATCH THIS NEW SERIES: Devils
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, this topical international thriller focuses on one of the important investment banks in the world. Alessandro Borghi is Massimo Ruggeri, the ruthless and ambitious head of trading at the New York-London Investment Bank. Patrick Dempsey plays Dominic Morgan, Massimo’s mentor and CEO of the bank. Their deep bond begins to crack when Massimo gets involved in an intercontinental financial war, thanks to Dominic’s hidden agenda. Massimo must choose between standing behind his mentor or stopping him.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY: Cointreau At-Home Kits
Celebrate National Margarita Day on Monday 22nd February with a limited-edition margarita kit. Designed by the team behind The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company, the kit has been created so you can enjoy a bar experience at home. Each kit contains a bottle of Cointreau, a bottle of Ocho Tequila, Anglesey sea salt and limes, a Cointreau cocktail shaker, jigger, strainer and squeezer, plus two limited-edition coupette glasses from Discount Suit Company. Kits cost £50.
DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: Open Water By Caleb Azumah Nelson
Shake up your weekend reading with Caleb Azumah Nelson’s debut novel. When two young black Britons, who have both won scholarships to private schools, meet at a pub in south-east London, they bond over their struggle to belong. Trying to make their mark in a city that both celebrates and rejects them, they tentatively fall in love. But even those who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence. A poignant insight into the struggles around race and masculinity in modern Britain, this story is gripping and important.
TRAIN BETTER: Adidas Run Club
Up your fitness levels, improve your stamina and get motivated with Adidas Run Club. The virtual club is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners training for a full or half marathon. Covering everything from speed work to long runs, the weekly sessions are free and led by a team of expert coaches. On Friday 19th February at 6pm, tune into the long run virtual event, or opt for the Saturday morning session the following day at 10am.
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Jock McFadyen Exhibition At The RA
Last week, the Royal Academy opened an online exhibition from contemporary British artist Jock McFadyen. Featuring large vistas of London, his artwork is a guidebook to the gritty and ultra-cool backstreets of the capital. In each painting, look out for uncanny human presences in broken windows, shuttered doors and architectural scars. The exhibition is available to view online until 11th April. Tickets are free.
ELEVATE YOUR SUNDAY ROAST: James Alexander Fine Foods
Take your Sunday roast to the next level with a luxury joint from James Alexander Fine Foods. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion this weekend or simply missing the weekly pub roast, get stuck into an organic three-bird roast (chicken, duck and pheasant) stuffed with pork and a truffle honey glaze. Don’t forget to add a pack of signature Cumbrian smoked salmon – ideal for weekend brunching. Roasting joints start from £35 and are available for nationwide delivery.
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