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Issa Color Lace Collection

Issa couldn’t be having a hotter moment if it tried. Thanks to the powers of Miss Middleton, the label has spiralled into superbrand territory, and is now the proud owner of a collaborative collection with online retail giant Net-a-Porter. The site naturally stocked the label’s iconic jersey pieces before, but is now offering up the Colour Lace Capsule Collection, consisting of six tailored dresses bringing together the feminine charm of lace and the allure of neon brights. Says Holli Rogers, Buying Director at NAP, “Daniella has created a stunning series of dresses in a spectrum of colors that are bang […]

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Clever Russell Norman. Following on from the popularity of first venture, Polpo, he could well have allowed success to go to his head and either supersized Ramsay style or expanded into an ill-considered and uber-hastily conceived chain. But no. The former Caprice Holdings Ops Director has played a waiting game with his two ensuing ventures – Polpetto above the French House and more recently Spuntino, his diminutive ‘no phone no reservations’ Italo-US brand extension in Rupert Street – delaying opening until he found his perfect venues. So a new one-night-only Young and Foodish Spag-Wednesday Meatball Pop-Up is a fitting development. […]

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Percol Black & Beyond

Competition from the likes of Lavazza means it ain’t easy to market a new espresso  coffee so the Percol advertising gurus have decided to give their campaign an extra dimension by flogging it as a cocktail ingredient. So just in case the intense flavours of new Percol Black & Beyond, the fact that it’s stronger and darker than any other coffee, a rich nutty flavour peppered with notes of dark and sticky cocoa isn’t enough to seduce you, they’re suggesting you pep it up further with a slug of vodka and turn it into an espresso martini. Not bad guys. […]

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One For One

Last week saw the celeb packed launch of elite new members’ club, One For One – so named due to its address at 141 Park Lane – and London’s finest including Jasmine Guinness, Sadie Frost, Jodie Kidd, Daisy Lowe, Jade Parfitt and newest one to watch, Tali Lennox (wearing Dolce & Gabbana natch) happily partied the night away a stone’s throw from Marble Arch. So what’s the deal? According to the brains behind the outfit, Liron Ozeri and Vladamir Gelev, the club has been created to deliver a level of service above and beyond the capital’s members’ scene to date. […]

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My Wardrobe Style Guide

The recent rebrand of my-wardrobe.com marked the success of a retailer which has forged an indispensable place for itself in our fashion lives. The next stage in its development has now gone live, and we’re pleased to report it’s a good one. My-Wardrobe is now the publisher of a handy digital Style Guide, which takes customers through a comprehensive collection of the season’s best fashion pieces. With collaboration from the best in designers, stylists and fash pack idols, the 100+ pages of shoots, profiles and stock are the most complete rundown of a fashion season that we could ever hope […]

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Designs on the royal wedding

The Royal Wedding is bringing out the inner kitch queen in all of us (remember YO! Sushi’s lucky kitten souvenir plates?) and shoe designer Patrick Cox is no exception. The Soho bakery, Cox Cookies and Cake, which he set up with Cake Boy extraordinaire, Eric Lanlard, will be creating a Brits range to celebrate the imminent royal nuptials with an extremely patriotic patisserie collection. There’s the Queen Cake, the British Bulldog Cake, the Crown Cake, the Mohawk Cake topped with a punk Mohican (we’re not sure about the wedding connection in this case but are happy to go along with […]

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The Arch Bar

Just opened at the InterContinental London Park Lane at Number One Park Lane is The Arch Bar – so named as it boasts a great view of London’s iconic Wellington Arch. In its former incarnation, it was the Lobby but has been totally reinvented. The relaxed contemporary space features a largely gin-focused list: there are twenty five different types of gin – we had no idea so many existed. However, a wide spectrum of other spirits are also available, many of which are supplied by a number of virtually undiscovered artisan London producers and all of which are of the […]

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The Idler Academy

Sometimes there is nothing to do but lounge the day away. If you’ve got that mooching, Sunday, kinda feeling, there’s no better place to take your mood than The Idler Academy, recently opened on Westbourne Park Road. The brainchild of Tom Hodgkinson and Victoria Hull, who are already known for The Idler magazine, the shop-come-cafe-come-library is a haven where creative types can unleash and unwind in cosy armchairs with pencils, exercise books and playing cards on tap. Pair this with the homemade cake and mugs of hot java and you’re starting to paint a very pretty (idle) picture. Should you want […]

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Wine gets arty at the RA

In normal circumstances, anyone leaving The Royal Academy with a piece of its art work is liable to find themselves held at her majesty’s pleasure. However, visitors to Peyton & Byrne’s Restaurant at the Royal Academy are being invited to do just that – albeit for a small (ish) fee. Inspired by the success of artist-designed wine labels at Atlantic Bar and Grill where his career as a restaurateur began in the nineties, Oliver Peyton is launching an exclusive collection of wines featuring special edition labels designed by Royal Academicians and famous artists such as Tracey Emin and Gary Hume. […]

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Mother’s Day Treats

Dutiful sons and daughters take note. This year Mothering Sunday falls on 3 April and restaurants across town are getting into the matriarchal spirit. Whether your mother’s a mama or a matron you’re sure to find something that fits the bill so check out our fabulous line-up and line up a treat for your mum. Best for Modern Mums Mums can enjoy The Modern Pantry’s three course lunch menu for half price – a bargainous £11.75. Tempting dishes executed in Anna Hansen’s signature style, include Chorizo and water chestnut sticky rice balls with tahini moroni miso cream and Sage and […]

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