A look inside: Social Influencers Miss Portmanteau teamed up with the beautiful Collyer Twins to talk blogging and social media success. They explain what it’s like breaking into the social media world, taking us through some key challenges, career highlights and what’s next in store. The interview is the first in a series that celebrates young entrepreneurs and…

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Satisfaction guaranteed. Roasting a chicken could not be more straightforward. Whether you follow the packet instructions or how mum taught you, it usually goes like this: preheat oven, marinate bird, roast for said time, rest and carve. Or so I thought. What I knew about roasting chickens was challenged after buying Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes…

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Slide into your booth at Bob Bob Ricard, a Soho restaurant serving English and Russian classics, and you may think you’re there for some fancy food. Think again. You’re in for a good time. Bob Bob Ricard is a sure thing, any night of the week. Press for champagne, sit back and enjoy.

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Fusion Food in a Stunning Mansion Balthazar is among my top picks for dinner and drinks in Athens. The food is as impeccable as the design, serving modern Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. Creativity and ambience flow endlessly throughout this 1897 mansion all year round. Perhaps its Balthazar’s attention to detail and providing a year-round space that…

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Bougain Villa in Agios Ioannis Miss Portmanteau brings you an exclusive opportunity to book the perfect Mykonos villa for your 2017 summer vacation. Bougain Villa is re-opening for bookings this summer following a major renovation to upgrade the property to today’s luxury standards.  Highlights: 3 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps six Private luxury villa for families or couples…

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Specific Advice for General Situations A word to the wise: Make Valentine’s Day memorable, because chances are it will be remembered. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s together or your sixth, casually dating or totally single, here’s some advice in how to handle the day of love this year. My attitude towards Valentine’s Day constantly changes. Last…

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Bao London serves up some of the best, fluffiest and tastiest bao in the city. But be prepared to queue! Baozi, bao or pao are the taco-shaped steamed buns flooding your Instagram. Originally from East Asia, steamed buns can now be found everywhere. Not all bao are created equal, however, with important differences between those from…

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Ready in 10 minutes! Tuna steaks are absolute rockstars seared in a pan with heavy doses of sesame seeds. Serve over fine egg noodles slathered in oyster and spring onion sauce and combine with baby pak choi for some healthy greens. The ginger and lemon give this dish a kick, finish with chilli oil if you can handle it!…

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High Protein Mackerel Meals Smoked mackerel is one of my go-to ingredients for a healthy, quick and easy lunch or dinner. It’s ready to eat straight out of the packet – taking no time at all to prepare – and satisfies my savoury tooth and salt cravings. Of course, you can put it under the grill…

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Pampering in Las Pampas La Bamba de Areco is a slice of Argentine countryside heaven. It’s empanadas and asado. Malbec on tap, horse riding and gauchos steeped in tradition. Relaxation and luxury, incredible service. People, family and friends. It’s a unique experience, and one of the highlights of our Argentina trip across Buenos Aires and Mendoza.…

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Porn. Anime. Comics. There are all sorts of corners of the internet. From the disgusting to the totally weird to the downright hilarious. My inside man George reveals where to find the manliest and geekiest of websites. The Five Kinds of Online Man Caves The Bad: 4chan The Good: Reddit The Weird: Yonkis The Geeky: Crunchyroll, xkcd, phdcomics, Dr.…

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Snuggle up and enjoy a Christmas movie Christmas. The season of lights, cameras and… not so much action. Christmas Day is the calm after the storm. You’ve already braved the crowded Christmas shops and markets, sat through the boozy company Christmas do and seen most of your friends before everyone disappears back home. On the 25th…

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Glögg, aquavit and yahtzee Christmas is celebrated across many different cultures in different ways. This is a little story about my time at a Swedish Christmas party in Portugal. A few Fridays ago I was having one of those days. Mum to the rescue, she came to pick me up and we went to her house.…

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Patty. Bun. Cheese. London is one of the best cities for chowing down on filthy delicious burgers, with no shortage of burgerias to be found within the M25. I bring you my ultimate top 5, and crown Bleecker Street Burgers the winner. Long gone are the days when McDonalds and Burger King shared a seat on…

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Miss Portmanteau’s Top Picks From fantasy dragons to horror zombies, big-time drug traffickers to small-time suburban mom pushers. Friends old and new, series both made up and true. Miss Portmanteau’s TV Top 20 has got it all. TV Shows have come a long way over the past 20 years. Production budgets, viewer numbers and original ideas have…

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