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First Option Movember discount!

First Option Movember discount!

First Option Movember discount! It’s nearly that time of year, but despite the fact that certain high street stores have already dedicated whole floors to it,  I won’t mention the ‘c’ word as we’re only in October. Nevertheless as we gear up for Halloween, all hallows,  Samhain or the Pagan harvest festival, depending on your(…)

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A feeling for London’s buildings

A feeling for London’s buildings

…A Feeling for London’s Buildings Having lived in London my whole life I have seen our built environment continually shifting. Sometimes quietly, as established grade-listed buildings are refurnished to meet modern demands and sometimes noisily as entire structures are demolished. Obviously these changes can bring about benefit, but also sadness. Bringing to mind what was(…)

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7 Tips for Choosing the Right Location Studio

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Location Studio

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Location Studio In this first guest post to the First Option Studio Blog Hannah, a venue expert at Hire Space, tells us: “London has a vast variety of studio spaces available to hire and the amount of choice can be a little overwhelming,” so here are some of her(…)

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A spectacular end to the September

A September Recap at our East London Studio Smashing September? Super September. Seriously spectacular September, regardless of how many superlatives you can fit before September, it was superb. We’ve been a very busy bunch and had some brilliant shoots and summer events. So, lets get y’all up to date shall we? We had some secrecy(…)

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Root Veggie Salad Recipe

Root Veggie Salad Recipe The red cabbage – what a beautiful vegetable! – and seriously underrated! Admittedly at first glance it seems like a heavy, non-descript lump! – However, once chopped in half it shows off it’s intricately bright network of leaves. Sliced thinly it adds an amazing colour and texture to many dishes –(…)

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Studio Round Up: Morrisons, Masterchefs and a lust for meat…

Studio round up time! Well the past month has just sailed by and we’ve barely had time to stop and look around, which I’m sure Ferris Bueller warned against? Either way, we had the wonderful Miss Foodwise back for a second helping of her magic soup, this time she brought along an Ox Cheek to(…)

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Summer secrecy and some magic mushroom soup at First Option Studio

Summer shoots at First Option Oh, how things can change. In just one month both of Britains summer sporting hopes were scuppered, in a blazing wreck of shattered optimism. Luckily here at First Option Studio we’ve been so busy that we’ve been completely distracted from the grieving process with some fantastic shoots. We kicked off(…)

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Whiskey soaked dining and a visit from a Shoreditch celeb.

Whiskey soaked dining and a visit from a Shoreditch celeb.

Shoreditch Stories and Studio updates… Sorry it’s been a while, we’ve had a mad few months here at First Option Location Studio and have been up to our knees in everything from charity photo shoots with our Shoreditch neighbour Russell Brand to exclusive dining events with Esquire magazine. Since our last update in September, where(…)

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Cannelini bean and basil dip

Cannelini bean and basil dip

Easy-Peasy Cannelini! Quick and easy to prepare, and a fine change from houmous or pesto! – This marriage of beans, basil, olive-oil and garlic is a tasty and nutritional addition to many dishes. Have with bread, salad, pasta or just on it’s own! This was well received at Shoreditch’s ‘Bar Kick’ whose kitchen I worked(…)

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Fitness videos and al-fresco dining in Summer

Fitness videos and al-fresco dining in Summer

Fitness videos and al-fresco dining in Summer Many hot days have filled our summer. Days when not even leaving the British Isles one felt transported to the southern depths of France. The sun certainly made a good strawberry season and the best strawberry jam since Bonne Mamane. There has been a big demand for our catering(…)

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