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Spa Medica at Luca: 30 per cent off all treatments!

Contact Sonia now for 30 per cent off all treatments at Spa Medica London – this new results-driven beauty spa is tucked away in Luca hairdressing salon, Kensal Rise. Our tip is for  a full on medical pedicure from the Spa Medica. Now! Sit back on that insanely comfortable massaging chair, while one of the [...]

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Kensal art trail?

 Molly Fletcher and Tom Wilkinson from Arts Republic specialise in kinetic sculptures that come to life from sun, water or wind power, and they want to create one of their Dandelion sculptures in Kensal Rise… Reckon a dynamic wind sculpture would add some zing to Kensal Rise’s landscape? Arts Republic already has £2,500 from Brent [...]

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Ylva Kunze on the Rise

Inspired by her homeland of Smaland, Sweden Ylva Kunze is hosting an Artist in Residence exhibition 15–29 March at the C99 Art Project Gallery. In addition to her fab paintings Love KR across the road is launching some limited-editions dresses and leggings in her prints produced by British label Me & Thee for £100 and under from [...]

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Not so Crazy Baker?

SPECIAL OFFER! Park Life readers can get 10% discount on any bakery purchase from Crazy Baker – just mention PARKLIFE when you’re ordering. There’s nothing crazy about the breakfast I had at the Crazy Baker recently. Delicious definitely. Satisfying for sure. I met founder Sophie Grey in the Harrow Road shop for a croissant, a [...]

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A word in your shell-like from this blogger…

Hi dear locals. It’s not your usual post… Just a little note to say that it’s almost three years since I set up Park Life to celebrate the local businesses I have had positive experiences with in our local area. I wanted to help encourage our community to support each other and shop and stay [...]

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London Style Guide: Kensal Rise

Queen’s Park’s Saska Graville’s new guidebook takes you on a tour of our town’s most special ’hoods and the best places to eat, sleep, shop and drink. And yes, that includes Kensal Rise. Ladies and gents, please be upstanding for London Style Guide (Eat Sleep Shop) (Murdoch Books; £16.99). A Londoner born and bred, Saska [...]

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London: a digital photography exhibition on our doorstep

A personal interpretation of London by artist Martin Thompson has just gone on display at C99 Art Project in the Newman Zieglmeier office: the architecture and design company on Kensal Rise’s high street… Martin Thompson Photographer Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Martin escaped to college in London and has never been caught. He studied photography at the [...]

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Kensal Flea supports Trekstock, helping young people with cancer

Kensal Flea returns to the Paradise Saturday 24 March – and its £1 entry fee will be supporting two brilliant local charities: the Mayhew Animal Home and Trekstock. We’re thrilled to support Trekstock at Kensal Flea next Saturday. Your £1 entry at the door will go towards supporting this uber-cool charity which raises funds for cancer [...]

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Sweetest baker: Local Sugar

Boutique bake shop Local Sugar is known for its artisanal cakes and cupcakes, handcrafted in small batches. They bake the old-fashioned way, without preservatives or stabilisers. Each made-to-order cake is created using organic British butter, milk and eggs, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, fairtrade cocoa and locally sourced jams. Melissa Riddington and her sweet treats are at [...]

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Mary Dohnal, Kensal Rise Acupuncture

Local acupuncturist Mary Dohnal performs acupuncture in her Kensal Rise home clinic, working to heal a variety of conditions from aches and pains to treating infertility.   Blogging for Park Life has had me trying out a range of alternative therapies – reflexology, yoga, cupcakes (they count) – and now, after listing to friends sing [...]

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