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Openings & Launches

Alto Opens

There is simply no let-up in the number of hot new London venues springing up in place of their now retired predecessors. The latest is named Alto, which takes the former site of Umbaba. A stylish premise of Art Nouveau inspiration and elegant decadence, the venue will be opening this June for...

Openings & Launches

What lies beneath …

Bermondsey’s Fashion & Textile Museum has just launched it’s brand new exhibiton: Undercover – The Evolution of Underwear. The exhibition tracks the progress of our smalls from the first ever patented bra designed by Mme Gaches-Sarraute in 1915 right through the ages...

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Volstead speakeasy

The recession is spawning a host of speakeasy style joints all eager to capitalise on the current Prohibition vibe but Volstead is the real deal and history buffs will clock that it’s named after Andrew Volstead, the American Republican charged with enabling the National Prohibition Act of...

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Kettners Baby Showers

UK yummy mummies-to-be are fast catching onto the USA's megabucks baby shower phenomenon.  Let's face it, kids are expensive and that's even before they grow into designer wardrobes and pass their driving test so if you can cajole your friends into lavishing you and the...

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Embargo 59 opens

Embargo 59, the latest venture from ever-expanding bar group Eclectic, has been renamed, redesigned, and is ready to bring stylish nightlife back to the King's Road on June 26th. Eclectic are the ever-expanding bar group behind the ubiquitous Po Na Na brand. Embargo 59 – previously...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Rococo Magazine Launch

Rococo, a fabulous new fashion magazine, launched last night with a glam party in the appropriately sumptuous surroundings of Il Bottachio on Grosvenor Place.Rococo’s inaugural cover star VV Brown performed a fantastic set that went down a storm with the audience of fashionistas.  Brown...

News

Vera Wang? I do

Selfridges is offering brides-to-be an exclusive opportunity to grab themselves a Vera Wang sample dress at a suitably credit-crunch price from next Thursday through to Saturday. Vera Wang has become a huge name in the wedding industry – inspired by her own marriage, she expanded her...

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News

Secret Cinema Returns

Get set for a magical cinematic mystery tour of epic proportions… Fans of Secret Cinema’s clandestine screenings will be pleased to know that it’s back for an all-singing all-dancing return to the capital on Saturday 20th June 2009. And, as usual, it all remains strictly...

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Molton House

In my lounge lizard experience, nightclubs rarely produce anything particularly memorable for the taste buds. Indeed, their food has long had a reputation for being down right bad – overpriced and often bland; Annabel’s and Tramp perhaps proving the major exceptions to the rule with...

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A Night at the Opera

New blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pop-up installation in Covent Garden’s super fashionable Opera Quarter is Douglas Ankrah’s Opera Quarter Bar. Ankrah, award winning co-founder of London stalwarts, Lab and Townhouse and author of cocktail opus, ‘Shaken &amp...

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