Santa vs. Father Frost

It might come as a surprise, but people in Russia do not celebrate Christmas on the 25th. Why? Partially, because of the Orthodox Church that sticks Christ’s birth to the 7th of January, according to the older (Julian) calendar. Partially, because of the Communists. Back in the days religion was prohibited, and people could hardly … Continue reading

In the Mood for Chocolate

Chocolate Festival at South Bank, London (08-10.12.2012) There is a growing tendency to organise different kinds of selling activities, such as fairs and open-air markets and call it a festival. Perhaps, because it sounds better, is associated with fun, and doesn’t directly refer to spending money. Particularly, when the advertising boldly claims “Free admission”. In reality, beyond … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Art…

Dear art fans, I hope you have not yet fallen into hibernation, and are ready to assess my humble collection of art events. Realists, I am calling to you! Check out the most shockingly genuine exhibition of the year: 1. The Reverse Side of the Industrial World in Art Those, who prefer something more extravagant, … Continue reading

Glass Gardens by Chihuly at Halcyon Gallery

Halcyon gallery

If you are tired of the traditional art, but still want a sort of cultural adventure in the artistic environment of London, this city still has something to offer. Don’t miss a striking exhibition of Chihuly’s glass sculptures presented at Halcyon Gallery. Extraordinary shapes and amazingly bright colours will literally take your breath away. Enter the door at 144-146 … Continue reading

London Concours d’Elegance 2011

If you like expensive cars and posh lifestyle this a number one event for you to visit. For those who don’t know – Concours d’Elegance is a gathering of the most luxurious and fabulous automobiles in the world, as well as of the wealthy people who can afford buying it. The cheapest ticket to the … Continue reading

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