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Inamo

Inamo, an innovative pan-Asian restaurant and bar that features virtual menus navigated via table top projections, as well as sophisticated audio-visual ambience control, will open this September on Wardour Street in London’s Soho. At the core of the Inamo concept is an interactive ordering system. Diners order from an illustrated food & drink menu, projected in front of them onto a table surface with a touch sensitive panel. Each table in the ground floor, 62 cover restaurant, has its own projector, housed in a differently designed cocoon. Customers can choose from a range of animated appearance settings creating a virtual […]

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Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar the renowned Paris based restaurant and bar has come to London.  Located under Waterloo Bridge, it is spread over two floors with a mixture of private areas surrounding the Pan Asian restaurant and a bar serving an extensive cocktail menu in the gallery.    Buddha Bar, the brainchild of Raymond Visan first found fame in the 90s as a Parisian DJ bar and oriental restaurant.  The house CDs were so sought after, they brought Buddha Bar to international audience.  However, the competition for East meets West sensibility is growing fast and with rival restaurants such as Hakkasan, expanding their […]

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The Connaught Bar

August marks the opening of the Connaught Bar at the newly restored 110-year-old Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. The intimate 54-seat bar, which has its own distinctive entrance on fashionable Mount Street, has been created to offer a perfect blend of the finest cocktail bar traditions of the past, coupled with new ideas and innovations for the future. This has also been reflected in the design by David Collins who has built a reputation for seamlessly interweaving design past into an elegant present. The Bar menu offers guests access to a handpicked selection of some of the most exclusive vintages and […]

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Eat me not

You can indulge in as many cakes as you wants without piling on the pounds thanks to ‘Eat Me Not Patisserie’  .  Yes now we have it the ideal gift or decoration to tickle those taste buds, these faux cakes come in all different types from a delicate meringue to a chocolate cake with a cherry on top all carefully embroidered…it is most likely the only chocolate cake to last in the house for years on end and the only one which enables  you the luxury of purchasing as many as you like without piling on the pounds!! So why […]

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Oasis A/W 08

Take one well known High Street clothing brand, add some very new talent, mix it all up with a sprinkling of Autumn/Winter 08 and what have you got? I’ll tell you. You have one very interesting and exciting new collection.Let me explain. Oasis, our well known High Street brand, is collaborating with The Royal College or Art, our very new talent, to design their Autumn/Winter 08 collection. The collaboration began as a competition set by Oasis to help support and reveal the talents of The Royal College of Art’s first year MA Fashion and Textile students. The competition – to […]

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PPQ Party

The fantastic PPQ label held their combined summer and leaving party on Wednesday. The Conduit Street store was packed to the rafters with the most stylish people in London. Live music, cool DJ and a great crowd all combined to make this one send off not to be forgotten. There was a bit more of a scrum outside than at the bar when Peaches Geldof, Jamie Winston and Alfie Allen all turned up a bit late in the same taxi, giving the assembled Paparazzi something to photograph. www.ppqclothing.com

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Visionaire

The new issue of Visionaire pushes the limits of paper with an issue devoted to pop-ups.Visionaire, the limited-edition art and fashion publication, collaborates with the House of Krug, creators of Prestige Cuvée champagnes, on a new issue themed SURPRISE. Visionaire 55 SURPRISE features intricate pop-ups by Sophie Calle, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Steven Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Alasdair McLellan, Steven Meisel, Guido Mocafi co, Nicola Formichetti/Gareth Pugh, Sølve Sundsbø, and Mario Testino. Executed by renowned paper engineers, the issue astonishes viewers with moveable images, three-dimensional scenes, and surprise reveals. The pop-up folios are housed in a dark purple cloth-covered case with […]

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Louis Vuitton

For 10 years, the Louis Vuitton City Guides have been capturing the spirit of cities. New 2009 edition, new destinations, new design, new sections. To celebrate ten years of travelling throughout Europe, the new collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides will appear in a revised format on 15 October. Louis Vuitton has developed its collection of guides and for the first time presents fi ve individual volumes devoted to fi ve cities of the world: Mumbai, Miami, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. In 2009, the City Guide visits 32 European cities, including six new destinations: Bucharest, Glasgow, Lausanne, Manchester, Palermo […]

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Lazarides

‘The Outsiders’ Lazarides Gallery, London Charing Cross Outsiders on the in. Lazarides Gallery is getting bigger and better. Great new space with a great new opening show to go with it. Not only is the new space perfectly positioned on Caring Cross Road, (just off the beaten path, in a trendy little part of town) but it’s an interesting space to exhibit. This permanent space will feature continuous shows of Lazarides artists’ works which is best described as ‘cult art’, including ‘pop art’, ‘graffitti’ and ‘graphic’s’. Spread over three floors the viewers can move freely around the exhibition and actually […]

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Times BFI

What an opening. This years Times BFI London Film Festival has just announced that this year the festival will open with the world premiere of Universal Pictures’ new drama FROST/NIXON. This drama has one brilliant team behind it. It has been adapted from the stage play by BAFTA-winning scriptwriter Peter Morgan and is being produced by Oscar-winning director/producer Ron Howard and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer, together with BAFTA award-winning producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Could it get any better. But can this fantastic play work as a film? FROST/NIXON focuses on journalist David Frost, played by Michael Sheen and […]

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Alfred Dunhill

Created for the discerning gentleman, indeed the modern gentleman, this premise reflects Alfred’s own legacy as a curator of the very finest offering not only superlative product but the ultimate in service and experience too. Appropriately for this eminent British luxury brand, the true spiritual Home of Alfred Dunhill will be found in London, England taking pride of place in the eponymous Bourdon House – formerly the noble London residence of the Duke of Westminster. Established in the heart of Mayfair, this grade two listed Georgian Building has – like dunhill – long since represented grandeur and distinction in British […]

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Buddha Bar

In August 2008 the prestigious global restaurant and bar portfolio Buddha Bar will launch a UK outpost at a distinctive site on London’s Embankment. A unique mix of imaginative contemporary pan-Asian food, chic staff and exotic world music, Buddha Bar promises to be one of the most exciting and spectacular restaurant and bars in the capital. Conceived by the entrepreneur Raymond Visan, who created the original Paris site the London Buddha Bar follows recent successful openings of the company in Sao Paulo and Dubai. In 1996 the first Buddha Bar pioneered a genre of celebrity filled restaurant and entertainment destinations […]

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