Archive for the Going Out Category

Red Market In Full Swing In Shoreditch

Posted in Going Out, Misc with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by ethemethem

We just had to return! This summer sees Red Market re-open for business with a variety of food stalls from Malaysian delicacies to authentic Turkish kebabs and a French crepiere (is that the right word for them?).

Red Market again features all the food stalls you’d expect from a food market with the added delight of a beach corner (complete with sand, deck chairs and hammocks), a licensed bar, and even DJ’s in the evening to get the party started. We love the mix and its a great way to spend your lunch hour or unwind after work.

Check out our gallery of quick snaps we took before the food tempted us away from the blogging:

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Art at Playboy Club London announces: ‘The Italian Job’

Posted in Going Out, Lifestyle, Man About Town with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Back in March of this year the Iconic Playboy Club London, on 14 Old Park Lane, Mayfair launched the ‘Art at Playboy’ initiative to critical acclaim. The club has since been playing host to a number of top artists & photographers spanning the decades in association with Chester’s famous Watergate Street Gallery. Over 10 internationally artists (including Philip Townsend & Ed Chapman to date) will be exhibiting and selling their finest work across the year in this intimate gallery space immersed within the hub of the club’s Players Lounge.

The Italian Job in association with the Watergate Street Gallery, launches at the Playboy Club, Mayfair, London

The Italian Job in association with the Watergate Street Gallery, launches at the Playboy Club, Mayfair, London

June 21st was a big day in Cut the Cap dairy as we were lucky enough to see not 1 but 3 extraordinary artists taking over the walls of 14 Old Park with an exhibition titled: ‘The Italian Job’. This follows Ed Chapman’s phenomenally successful ‘Then & Now’ mosaic exhibition.

The Cut The Cap chiefs

The Cut The Cap chiefs

As artists are all Italian and the club paid homage with an Italian themed menu for the duration of the exhibition, as well as Amalfi Coast inspired canapés for our private view on Thursday. Art at Playboy’ is presented alongside Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish cognac and opulent cocktails created by Italian Maestro Salvatore Calabrese will be served at this prestigious event, demonstrating the versatility of this iconic cognac.

Playboy bunnies, Julia and Farrah showcasing the fine drinks menu

Playboy bunnies, Julia and Farrah showcasing the fine drinks menu

Within this environment, Vanni Saltarelli, Angelo Bellini and Ray Sorveno will be showcasing their stunning and very different art styles – all of which is for sale – for 6 weeks from June 22nd!

Art lovers – both members and non members alike – now have an exclusive chance to see (and purchase) the art over a 6 week period for each exhibition before a new artist steps into the gallery.
Viewings for ‘The Italian Job’ commence on June 22nd for 6 weeks between 12-9p, 7 days a week. For more information email art@playboyclublondon.com

Nightgames – Secret Selfridges Olympic Pop-Up Bar

Posted in Cigars, Drink, Going Out with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Our good friends over at DesignMyNight know a thing or two when it comes to great new bars in town so we tend to listen when they speak. And speak they have – ‘Nightgames’ – London’s newest pop-up bar is coming and has really caught our eye… Question is, how do we get membership to the hottest place in town?!

OK OK enough of the prelude what is this new bar they speak of?

Well DesignMyNight have described it as a brand new, exclusive and highly secret pop-up bar, that will be opening on the 26th of July to members only – membership to this highly sought-after bar is strictly by invitation only. A glamorous assortment of golds, leathers and disco balls, Nightgames features a collection of beautiful private parlours available for members to hire, where guests are treated to access to the secret backstage, priority access to the outside terrace, an allocation of magnum bottles of champagne, spirits, lager, food, and unlimited mixers & soft drinks.

Nightgames

Nightgames’ main club room is a treat for the senses; decadent, luxurious and sumptuous.

Also featuring a Terrace – adorned with filligree garden furniture, illuminated mirrors, golden flamingos, and large palm trees. The entertainment at Nighthgames could be described as an immersive disco experience, ranging from a live big band to curated DJ sets. This top secret club of decadence and luxury is only open for 12 nights and is set to be the invite of the Summer.

Nightgames Terrace

Nightgames’ terrace is a beautiful rooftop experience in the heart of the West End.

Unfortunately we haven’t found out if you can smoke cigars there yet – do let us know if find out by leaving a comment below…

Relentless Energy Drink have only gone a launched a new flavour… (and they’re giving it away for free!)

Posted in Drink, Going Out, Man About Town with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2012 by ManAboutTown

So just when you thought you knew it all along came Relentless Energy Drink to literally mix-up the energy drinks market with the launch of their new Apple & Kiwi variant! Ready for the summer months, (if the sun decides to come/stay) Apple & Kiwi is the sixth flavour in the Relentless Energy Drink range, and comes packed with the same energy as you’ve come to expect that helps you give your all – providing you with the stimulation, focus and stamina that you need to succeed.

And lucky enough for Cut The Cap the good people at Relentless Energy Drink threw an awesome party at PUNK in Soho, London to put it to the test – queue one great night with DJ Nikki Beatnik providing the soundtrack, a selection of great Relentless Energy Drink based cocktails and my smooth dance moves…

Relentless Energy Drink's Party at PUNK, Soho

Relentless Party at PUNK soho

It would have been dangerous to hug DJ Nikki on the night – spikes were the order of the day…

Enjoying the moment

‘Enjoying the moment’

They even made a video to show how awesome it is:

AND there’s currently (as of June 6th) a competition to win 1 of 30 creates if you click here – good luck readers!

Playboy Club’s 1st Birthday with Will.i.am and Pro Green

Posted in Going Out, Man About Town with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Last night was a busy one for Cut The Cap… not only were we bringing you the World premiere of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus but we were also at Playboy Club’s 1st Anniversary Party in London’s playground for the rich and famous, Mayfair.

ManAboutTown and Lucy Vixen at the Playboy Club London

Cut The Cap living it up at Playboy

Joining us for the night was Page 3 stunner Lucy Vixen and what an event the lucky party goers were treated to. A special performance from the man of the moment and friend of Cut The Cap, Professor Green; strip teases; more Playboy bunnies than you could shake [your] stick at oh and a VVIP by the name of Will.i.am!

The club was was pack and fun of energy – truly one of the highlights of the social calendar to date. But don’t take are word for it have a look at these pictures… enjoy, we did!

Chilling with Will.i.am

Cut The Cap is treated to champagne Playboy Style

Cut The Cap is treated to champagne Playboy Style

Man About Town, Hayley Sams and the Playboy Bunnies

Playboy Bunnies – Awesome

Gold Vending Machine

Posted in Going Out with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by Eray

Don’t you just hate it when you really want to buy that new DVD but you’ve run out of money?

Fear not for if you live in Dubai, you can now get Gold on the go.

This vending machine was spotted at the top of the Burj Khalifa right next to the gift shop. At first glance you would think it was just an ATM made out of gold, but its not, its a gold ATM.

Not sure why I found this so funny but thought I would share.

Surely if you have a credit card and want gold, you wouldn’t pay £15 to get to the top of the Burj to buy it?

Cigar Smoking Secret Spot in London

Posted in Cigars, Going Out with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2012 by Eray

It’s been a while since we posted anything so firstly a massive apologies on behalf of the Cut the Cap team.

We’ve had a lot going on, however we haven’t stopped doing what we do best:

Going to events, catching live music, going to see new films and above all smoking some fantastic cigars.

Last weekend, London saw freakishly warm weather for March and I was fortunate to be introduced to a secret cigar smoking spot in east London that would normally go unnoticed.

A stones throw from Royal Albert DLR station, you will find a perfect view of London City Airport, across a lake (I think it is anyway), which gives a perfect view for any cigar smoker.

As we parked ourselves we were treated to seeing planes land and take off every 5-10 minutes, giving you an idea of how big these planes are that are taking off in front of you.

It’s a peaceful area with grass seating, benches and a walkway for the active person in you.

We chose to sit at the bench with what can only be described as a ‘Mannic’ (Mans picnic). Few snacks and a beverage to keep hydrated throughout the smoke.

The cigar choice: Montecristo Number 2

Length: 156
Format: Piramide
Ring guage: 52

The Cigar is considered one of my all time favourites. A consistent smoke throughout, great flavours and not to overpowering. This is a cigar I recommend time and time again to novices and for keen smokers alike.

As for the view, check out the pics below, and I hope to see you there in the future.