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Steve Dinneen
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MONTHLY ART AT SUDA THAI
Covent Garden’s Suda Thai restaurant (pictured left) is hosting monthly art installations to showcase work from up-and-coming artists. Kicking off is industrial designer Kijtanes Kajornrattanadech, whose Trace of Shadow collection is on display now. Following on in January will be a selection of works from award-winning photographer and columnist Oat Chaiyasith, official photographer to the Thai royal family, who will exhibit his 365 Faces project. www.suda-thai.com

DEL AZIZ OPENS IN CLAPHAM
This Middle Eastern-inspired chain – known for its pastries and meringues the size of the average human head – is a trusty favourite for families and coffee-addicts with laptops. This one has a deli-café, gift shop, restaurant and two bars. Food ranges from Berber pancakes to fresh juices and full English breakfasts. Zahra bar, set to launch in January, will host a belly dancers and a range of DJs. This is the ultimate all-day enterprise. 55-57 The Pavement, Clapham. www.delaziz.co.uk

IT’S JUICEOLOGY
Cocktail genius Joe McCanta has developed a soft drink brand, using his expertise in flavour matching to blend fresh purees, juices, botanicals, herbs, spices and soft spring water. The drinks contain only natural sugar and no artificial flavourings or preservatives. Flavours include coconut water and white guava, lychee, berry and basil and mandarin ginger and cardamom. Delicious. www.tastejuiceology.com