Our London Weekend at 429 Magazine

Our London Weekend at 429 Magazine  |  dot429  |  Our entire London weekend getaway last week dished at 429Magazine. Click on the image to check it out, were we stayed, dined & wined and played, including Beyonce’s ” Mrs Carter Show “ performance at The O2 Arena. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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34 Restaurant Park Lane London

34 Restaurant Park Lane London  |  London, UK  |  Just woke up from a long fun night out in London, where do we go, where do we go…. that it is not far from our new hotel, the Grosvenor House Hotel Park Lane, and the telephone rings, our friend John on the other side with all plans made, literally saved by the bell. Jump on the taxi on a rush of time and hunger, ha ha ha and two embarrassing and 4 pounds later, we arrive to 34 Restaurant. Local with touches, surprisingly, of Argentinean touches.
Head Chef, Paul Brown has developed an eclectic menu, using the grill not only for beef, but also for seasonal game, fish and shellfish. Located just off Grosvenor Square (entrance on South Audley Street) in the heart of Mayfair. Burned orange banquettes, oak parquet and a colourfulcontemporary art collection give the room a warm and inviting look, highlighted by the bespoke charcoal grill in the open kitchen. The grill, also known as a parrilla and fed by natural fuels, was custom-made and imported from Argentina.

My choices were: Fillet of Seat Trout with grilled asparagus, broad bean, & sorrel relish (£ 21). But my dessert was a BOMB, Lemon meringue bombe (£ 10). Lovely option John, right on spot and location. Should we walk back to our hotel ? just kidding.  Find out more at www.34-restaurant.co.uk. Bon Appetit.!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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The Wolseley my favorite lunch in London

The Wolseley my favorite lunch in London  |  London, UK  |  One of restaurants in my MUST DO & SEE list, every single time I come to London, is The Wolseley Cafe and Restaurant. No other restaurant catches my interest for a fabulous sophisticated lunch like The Wolseley. The Wolseley is a café-restaurant in the grand European tradition located in St James’ on London’s most famous of boulevards, Piccadilly.
Trust me, if you are in for a chic gourmet lunch experience in London, The Wolseley will be your perfect call, that if you manage to move your influences to get a table, specially on a sunny Saturday in London. Thanks to our local friend John, we did. A must try in the menu are the oysters, Carlingford Lough Rocks or Gillardeau Speciale. And of course, even at lunch, how can I miss my classic filthy Vodka Martini.
 Breakfast, lunch, dinner… all day long, it is an experience. Also you can enjoy your own private dinning. Beautifully designed to complement the restaurant below, the Private Dining Room seats up to 14 guests and is available to book for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discreetly hidden away from view, with its own private staircase, it is nonetheless very much part of the restaurant.  Filled with light from four sides, it is bright and cheerful during the day, and seductively lit at night by the lights from the restaurant and Piccadilly outside.In 1921, Wolseley Motors Limited commissioned the architect, William Curtis Green, to design a prestigious car showroom in London’s West End. He drew on Venetian and Florentine influences, as well as incorporating the Eastern exotic touches that were in fashion at the time. The grand, atmospheric interior with its towering pillars, arches and stairways was testament to the great ambitions of The Wolseley Car Company. The cars were displayed on the marble floor and cost between £225 – £1,300. Unfortunately, the cars did not sell well enough and by 1926 the Company was bankrupt.
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King secured the site in July 2003 and its restoration and renovation was overseen by David Collins Architects. The Wolseley opened in November 2003. Located at St James’ on London’s most famous of boulevards, Piccadilly, right across the iconic Ritz Hotel and steps away from Green Park. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Present at Mrs Carter Beyonce’s Concert London

We said present at Beyonce’s Concert London  |  London, UK  |  One of the highlights of our recent flash visit to London last weekend, was to come to see Beyonce‘s Concert at The O2 Arena. One of the first main shows of her new world tour ” Mrs Carter Show “. The most exciting moment of the night to me, was when Beyonce flew over The O2 Arena from the main stage to the center of the crowd on a very Pepsi moment flashing reds, whites and her dressed on a blue sequined bodysuit.

The second most exciting moment was, once the show was finished, thanks to Rubin Singer, to be escorted backstage with all our friends to the VIP Room, where they got to have a few minutes up-close and personal with Beyonce. The perfect sequel to Super Bowl Performance 2013It was my first time ever at The O2 Arena, and I was very much impressed . The arena was fully sold out. Of course being London, the O2 is completely covered and indoors.
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GPS Carlos Melia LONDON is calling

GPS Carlos Melia LONDON is calling  |  London, UK  |  London is calling me, and I am coming. Being on the TOP 5 of my favorite cities in the world, I never say no to my beloved London, specially when being hosted at the Chambers by the recently restored iconic St Pancras Hotel by Renaissance. London’s finest suites are in the original Chambers building with Butler Service, Private Club access & a spa offering 6 treatment rooms, gym & pool. Second stay will be at the Grosvenor House, in Park Lane. To be fully honest, ha ha ha I have never in my life been so happy and excited to stay at a Marriott property before. I see that Marriott is bringing sexy back with style and sophistication, with some of their premium signature brands, which I am sure most of you, mortal tourists, no idea were under their umbrella, like Bulgari, EDITION, The Ritz-Carlton and of course JW Marriott. One last reason and excuse for our trip to London, is Beyonce’s Concert at the O2 Arena, which we – Rubin and I, will be assisting with a nice entourage of friends both from New York and London. So you better stay tuned, because London is Calling and I am answering. See you in London Darlings !!!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Next for CarlosMeliaBlog UK and Mexico

20130424-180503.jpg Next for CarlosMeliaBlog UK and Mexico | So my May is already SOLD OUT. London, UK at St Pancras Hotel and Beyonce’s Concert on the first week for five days, and Four Seasons Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for five days on the second week. New York you wont see me much during May. All to be posted at carlosmeliablog.com. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Customer Feedback Erik Malave

Customer Feedback Erik Malave  |  New York, United States  | YAY. !!!! More Customer’s Feedback. I feel so blessed these last few weeks to have all these wonderful letters from all my clients. This time from Erik, based in New York, after his week in London, UK planned by me. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Customer Feedback Joe, Erik & Jonathan

Customer Feedback Joe, Erik & Jonathan  |  London, UK  |  More Customer’s Feedback. “Carlos is a God ” they said. This time all the way from London. This are clients of mine from New York on their second trip with me, this time to London. Glad you guys are having a lovely time based on the itinerary I planned for you. Enjoy !!!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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What’s On in Bristol: Winter Entertainment

What’s On in Bristol: Winter Entertainment  |  Press Release  |  Whether you live near Bristol or are coming from further afar for a break in the West Country, you won’t be disappointed. From scrumptious apple cider to live music and contemporary dining, there’s something for everyone here.

 

Spend an evening in this beautiful city and enjoy the entertainment it has to offer. You can find hotels in Bristol that suit your budget easily, using online search functions; ensure you make use of any available deals to keep the price as low as possible and within your budget.

 

Take your pick from some of the best venues in the area. It’s all you need to plan your perfect night out and with a melting pot full of ideas, you can find the best entertainment to suit.

 

November

 

Having recently reunited and recorded a new album, the fabulous alternative rockers, Ben Folds Five embark on a new tour during the autumn and winter and will be playing at the O2 Academy on the 23rd November. If you haven’t got your tickets yet, they are sold out but you can still keep your eyes open for individual sales.

 

For heavier tones, the Rock Sound Riot Tour arrives at the Academy on the 19th November, starring melodic punk rockers Billy Talent and support.

 

The underground dance scene couldn’t be stronger with the in: motion events in full swing. From Andy C on the 10th November, Grimes on the 13th and Pete Tong on the 16th to Fatboy Slim in December, plus an epic New Years Eve celebration, anyone into the dance scene shouldn’t miss this.

 

You won’t hear him on Radio 1’s Breakfast Show anymore but you can hear him at the Academy on the 22nd – none other than the fabulous Chris Moyles.

 

Don’t miss: Ben Howard (Colston Hall, 5th Nov), Fear of Fiction Festival (Stokes Croft, 10th Nov),Adam Ant (O2 Academy, 16th Nov) and Therapy? (Thekla, 24th Nov)

 

December

 

The amazing progressive talent of Devin Townsend combined with the awesome metal of Fear Factory make their stage appearance at the O2 Academy on the 16th December for what will surely be an incredible gig for metal fans in Bristol.

 

Alternatively, one third of the N-Dubz trio, Dappy will be live on stage on the 19th, complete with his off-the-wall headwear and mix of grime, rap and hip hop sounds.

 

To continue the year-long celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles, The Bootleg Beatles will be performing at Colston Hall on the 5th December. Usually set into five parts, showcasing the various eras of The Beatles, their shows are constantly attended by fans in their hundreds, and this one will be no different.

 

Indie pop songstress, Ellie Goulding, will be appearing at the O2 Academy on the 7th December ready to bedazzle her fans with tracks from her latest album, Halcyon.

 

Make your visit to Bristol this winter and enjoy one of these astounding shows on offer. Whether you’re looking for music, comedy or something entirely different, there will be a venue in Bristol presenting what you are hoping to catch.

OUT There Magazine and Carlos Melia

OUT There Magazine and Carlos Melia  |  Press & Media  |  I am beyond myself today, I open my Facebook and I have an email from the Editor of one of my favorite gay magazines in the entire world, OUT There Magazine with base in London, UK. This is the email I got today from Uwern Jong – Publisher of Out There Magazine … ” Carlos, out of huge popular demand for our travel content, we’re going to be launching OTT – OUT There Travel in March 2013. I see some pages with your name on it! Wanna be a contributing editor? … “ of course you can already guess my answer. So get ready to see my reports, reviews and articles on Luxury Gay Travel Worlwide now also at Out There Magazine. Thank you Uwern, so excited and proud to become part of such a great magazine. Check their latest issue online here. On my way to Stockholm now TTL. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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