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Festivals, Fun & (hopefully) Sun!

7 Apr

Ok, so we don’t want to get too hopeful just yet but recently the sun has been shining a little bit more (admittedly in the breaks between downpours), the clocks have gone forward – marking the official start of British Summertime, and I’ve managed to leave the house with a little jacket rather than a […]

Blooming Tasty…

27 May

Blooming Tasty….    Flowers and Food is not a new trend with the gastronomy industry but more of an ongoing visual element that has consistently spanned around 10 years now but why….? Well…. Flowers were an everyday ingredient back in the 16th & 17th Century but slowly faded out until the 21st where it started […]

Whether the weather be Hot or not…..

21 May

It only seemed a few days ago that we were declaring ‘Spring had Sprung’.  Who would have known that Summer would be knocking on the door quite so soon and if you’re anything like me, you’re completely unprepared…no sun cream, sunhats (for the kids!) and the BBQ well and truly tucked away in the garage […]

The Notting Hill Carnival

22 Aug

The Notting Hill Carnival BOOOOO… it’s the last bank holiday of the year but HOORAH…. that means it’s the always anticipated Notting Hill Carnival! What more do you want from a long weekend than to finish it with the favourite people in your life with Music, amazing food and some daytime drinking, with the added […]

Summer Party Venues

2 May

So to follow on from last week’s blog about our awesome BBQ menus we thought it would be a good idea to tell you about some great venues where you can have your Summer parties/BBQ’s in London this year. As you are probably aware Purple Grape work with some truly extraordinary venues, so having to […]

For Pie Lovers Everywhere

7 Mar

So its celebration time as its National Pie Week!  This Great British classic is much loved all over the globe and has been around for centuries.  In fact it can be traced back to ancient civilisations in its very basic form – it was more of a pastry with fruit and nuts back then, not […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Purple Grape Special

30 Nov

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Purple Grape Special

True to word of last week’s blog I have popped along to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland to enjoy some roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and the winter market so now feel suitably ready to embrace the festive season. We even had a little rendition of the 12 days of Christmas here in the Purple Grape office just […]

Get your skates on

22 Nov

Get your skates on

Take a look outside. Chances are it will be raining. It is today and seems to be emptying more water onto our Purple Grape offices than I have seen for a very long time. This has reminded me that autumn has past and we are now into the chilly, darker months of the year where […]

The Spirit of Eid

14 Aug

The Spirit of Eid

Growing up in various countries, such as Yemen or Tanzania, where Islam is the predominant religion, gave me some of the happiest experiences that I will never forget. The ones that stand out the most are the times of celebration; when people living in some of the hardest conditions came together and gave it their […]

Street Food Revolution

10 Jul

When I think of street food, my imagination conjures up memories of the street-side food sellers in Ubud (Bali), serving freshly roasted Babi Guling (roasted suckling pig with a variety of fiery spices, coconut and jackfruit) from their little portable grill usually covered with a piece of wrought iron roofing.