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Notting Hell

Anthony Worrall-Thompson has visited four of his restaurants to tell staff they are no longer employed. The celebrity chef has been forced to close down the restaurants due to mounting bills and bank Lloyd’s failing to come to his aid with a loan, resulting in his company being put into administration and having to let 60 of his employees go. In the wake of a financial crisis, the 57-year-old has managed to save two of his restaurants, the Windsor Grill and the Kew Grill and his shop the Windsor larder. But it is a no commiseration for the once smiley […]

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Oliver!

Lionet Bart’s Oliver has done it again.   Despite the BBC’s I’d Do Anything piping it as “a dark Oliver!”  as soon as the workhouse children arrive you are filled with a huge sense of excitement and energy as the unforgettable opening song is matched with impeccable choreography.  With Rupert Goold’s polished direction and Matthew Bourne’s meticulous choreography, the whole production is expertly smooth, which can only help Bart’s faultless musical shine through even more.  With each song Bart reveals his skill for creating music and the reason why Oliver never fails as a musical.  With mentions of Sam Mendes throughout […]

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The Brit Pack

Last night’s annual Bafta Awards played host to an array of Hollywood stars and fellow Bafta nominees; Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, Robert Downey Jr and Meryl Streep, who all graced the (soggy) red carpet. But it was the Brits who scored the most success at the glittering ceremony at London’s Royal opera House; Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire swept the boards scooping seven awards, including Best Film. Kate Winslet won Best Actress for her role in The Reader (she was nominated twice in the same category after all) and the British star is now favourite to score similar success […]

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Fashion Relief

This years Comic Relief takes a fashion twist with British designer, Stella McCartney, creating a range of fairtrade charity t-shirts for T K Maxx. The limited edition t’s, modeled by unusually cheery celebrities like Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley, feature David Bailey’s famous shot of  Morecombe and Wise and a shot of the Beatles taken by Linda McCartney. And in keeping with the McCartney theme, the campaign is being snapped by Stella’s sister Mary. Stella told The Telegraph: “It’s a real honour to be involved in such a tremendous cause and be a part of the Red Nose Day campaign […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Delo Water Booster Caps

With everyone getting health conscious these days, French company Delo has just launched its latest innovation to tap into the growing market. First seen at the Colette Water Bar in Paris, the new water booster caps are a sure way to add a little extra to your daily intake of water and are certain to be the next all natural alternative that everyone wants to try. The 100% natural herbal essences are contained in the cap and all you have to do is add them to water. But this is no banal powder or syrup, it’s a smart booster cap […]

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Perhaps surprisingly, one of Venice’s most-visited museums is a collection of twentieth century art. And this year The Peggy Guggenheim Collection aims to repeat that success by staging an exhibition dedicated to Futurism, to mark the centenary year of the publication of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s founding manifesto of Italian Futurism. The exhibition, which is called the Gianni Mattiolo Collection, will hold installations, paintings, sculptures as well as iconic paintings from the period. The collection will also include works by the five artists – Balla, Boccioni, Carrà, Russolo and Severini – who signed the Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting in 1910, […]

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Sony Ericsson

For the Sony Ericsson devoted fans out there, you’ll be happy to learn there’s a new edition just out. The new W890 mobile is not only ultra slim and holds a 3.2 mega pixel camera but also has a walkman which can hold up to 2gb of music, making it the essential accessory for Fashion Week. It’s easy to use, which is sometimes not the case for Ericsson, and is steeped in features. All important in a mobile is the messaging and the W890 ticks all the boxes. The only downside is that there is only 26 MB of user […]

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Topshop EDIT

Topshop’s Oxford Circus flagship will be playing host to an exclusive pop-up boutique showcasing sparkling new international talent from February 15th. The “EDIT” concession has already previewed, and is home to collections such as KTZ-UK by Marian Pejorskis, featuring huge colourful jewels, and White Trumpet by Reno Inchenko, who uses bright geometrics with origami folding and fringing. The boutique will rotate designers, with seven collections on sale for just four weeks, with five more to follow in March. Topshop has long been a supporter of new and exciting designers, with the flagship’s basement already a renowned treasure chest of kooky […]

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TAG Heuer

Luxury watch brand TAG Heuer has opened the first new-style flagship store in Westfield’s £1.6 billion shopping centre in west London. This is the prestigious Swiss watchmaker’s second London venture, and follows its UK debut in 2001 with a flagship store in Brook Street in London’s West End. After its landmark design of the TAG Heuer 360 degree Museum in Switzerland, the Swiss watchmaker invited Paris-based Carbonale to create a unique shopping experience with a new boutique concept. The new 120 square-metre store, which can be seen from afar thanks to the vast exterior made of brushed and bronze-lacquered steel, […]

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Chelsea Flower Show

This year the champagne house Laurent Perrier has taken the somewhat unusual step of choosing a landscape garden designer for their prestigious Show Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show who has never ‘not ever’ gardened with flowers. But first time Chelsea designer Luciano Giubbilei, whose work is characterised by simple, clean symmetrical lines, is adapting his style a little to fit more into the Chelsea tradition – there will even be the odd black iris or two – although his design will still be a “slightly more formal than previous Laurent Perrier gardens.” The 2009 show garden will be […]

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