The List: October


To Eat: The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel.

My friends’ Jeremy King and Christopher Corbin’s new venture, The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel, has become my latest hangout this month. The dark mahogany walls and art deco paintings add to its old American charm. Whether it is time to tuck into duck egg hash for breakfast, oysters Rockefellers for lunch or New York strip steaks for supper the food and the atmosphere will not disappoint.

To View: Photomonth East London 2014- 1st Oct-30th Nov


Don’t miss the return of Photomonth to East London’s galleries and venues with brilliant images celebrating photography- bringing innovation and inspiration to a wide variety of events.

To See: Damien Hirst: Schizophrenogenesis. 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH 9th October – 15th November.


I can’t wait for the opening of Damien Hirst’s next show, Schizophrenogenesis. An exhibition based on the minimalist aesthetic of the medicinal pill and pharmaceuticals with new sculptural editions and prints as a continuation Hirst’s thought provoking investigation into our relationship with the rigours of science- it’s a must see!

To Wear:

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This TEK shirt with bespoke selvedge denim jeans and a chunky knit for those colder autumn days.

To Eat: Ogata, 726 Shinkamanzacho, Kyoto, Japan

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This traditional Japanese restaurant well deserves its two Michellin stars. The natural ingredients create a sublime harmony of flavours, such as the simple charcoal flamed Taiza crab. Its authentic charm is continued in its combination of ancient city with modern sensibility décor, it’s a must visit if you ever find yourself in Kyoto!

To Sleep: Sekiyou, 749 Miyakami, Kanagawa Prefecture 259-0314, Japan.

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This traditional Japanese inn, located in the centre of the deep green tea mountains, is so calm and relaxed it entices you to stay for weeks! Its welcoming owners and delicious Japanese cuisine creates a rustic Japanese atmosphere.

To Visit: The Other Art Fair, The Old Trewman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

andrea ellis

Started in 2011, The Other Art Fair has quickly become one of my favourite annual art shows. Art experts hand select over 130 of the best emerging talent.