Little Black Book

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Popcorn Lovers of London

It would be a shame not to celebrate Popcorn Lovers Day … yes there is such a thing! So here is the list of our 'Top 3 Cinemas', grab your date, sit back and enjoy the film....

The Olympic Studios, Barnes

With reclining seats and individual tables for your botte of wine and popcorn this is the place to go for a suitably luxurious movie moment! Book the award winning café and dining room for a pre or post movie meal too

Everyman, Hampstead

The original cinema from the luxurious Everyman group, this cosy cinema shows a mixture of blockbusters and artier British films. Sit back, relax in the armchairs and sofas and let the staff serve you food and drink directly to your seat - heaven!

Ciné Lumière, South Kensington

If you're after something a little more high brow than the latest Marvel film head here; the mecca of international films. Sweep down the marble staircase for a debrief in the café afterwards.

Pancake Day Date Night

It’s nearly that day again, that delicious day where it really wouldn’t be frowned upon to eat a pancake at every meal!  We’ve picked 3 of the best places in London to indulge in a pancake or 4. Whether you’re after a savoury crepe or a sweet delight we’ve got it covered!  Grab your date and have a lip licking, delectable time! 

La Petite Bretagne

‘I’m gluten free’ I hear you wail.. fear not La Petite Bretagne has got your back. Offering crepes and gluten free galettes in traditional French style. From East London to West London La Petite Bretagne has got breakfast, lunch and supper covered, pancake style!

Hammersmith, Dalston 

https://www.lapetitebretagne.co.uk/

 My Old Dutch

Every pancake imaginable is available! Seafood..chicken curry..vegan..under 450 calories lite choices..classic sweet options. In fact I challenge you to find a pancake you don’t like; every taste bud is looked after here! 

Holborn, Cheslea, Kensington

http://www.myolddutch.com/Where the Pancakes Are

Now if you want to take it up a notch come here. Unwind with a Moscow Mule whilst indulging in a Hummingbird (cinnamon poached pineapple, house cream, lime syrup and zest, pomegranate, toasted coconut) Waaaaaaat!! 

Waterloo

https://wherethepancakesare.com/


These pancake palaces get busy so book online as soon as poss! From all of us at Little Black Book have a flipping marvellous Pancake Day! 



Is Your Light On This Valentine's Day?

Work, dancing, drinks and a smattering of “situationships”. Work, dancing, drinks and you’ve travelled the world solo. Work, dancing, drinks and your colleagues just got married. Work, dancing drinks and your school friends all have children. Work, dancing, drinks and your Tinder date just cancelled.

No matter how you arrived at being single it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to finding love. If you’re new to the dating scene after a long hiatus it’s normal to feel alien. Let’s banish that martian and work out whether you’re truly available with your light on, putting you in the best position to meet someone out of this world!

Work Life Balance – Is your work life balance relatively stable? Perhaps you’ve thrown yourself into your career and with technological advances found work spilling into the majority of your time. Until now this may have been a welcome distraction. If dating is on the cards are you in a position to set aside some time for another person? Making time for a relationship is the only way it will truly flourish.

Your health and wellbeing- Are you taking good care of yourself?  It’s important to begin the dating journey happy in your own skin and mind; we are the masters of our happiness and we shouldn’t expect others to complete us. We should strive to bring our best self to the dating arena…. Would you date yourself? In the words of the fabulous Oscar Wilde ‘To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance’.  

The Past - Are you over your past relationship? If you’re still clinging to “the one that got away” now might not be the time for you. Allow yourself time to mourn a relationship but don’t dwell on it and absolutely don’t you dare romanticise about how things could have worked out! It’s time to move on. Sever previous attachments because your future is waiting for you. If you would like a helping hand getting over an ex we know some amazing experts!

Expectations - Have you given up on your knight in shining armour? If you have then we curtsy to you. Realistic relationship expectations land you in a brilliant spot when it comes to meeting someone who is right for YOU. No, we’re not saying have low standards but an awareness that perfect people don’t exist is an excellent start. Unrealistic expectations are often the blockade to happiness in love.  You’re not Cinderella and he isn’t prince charming either and that’s great because there’s no beauty in perfection.

With all these points addressed only you will know if you’re ready to embrace the dating world. If you are and your light is shining brightly let’s not waste another moment, get in touch and we’ll meet for a cuppa and delve into our Little Black Book to find you the partner of your dreams.