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Killer Heels against Killer Diseases

Put your killer heels to more altruistic use this season than simply making your legs look hot. Save the Children is teaming up with designers from Nicholas Kirkwood to Camilla Skovgaard and celebrities including Sienna Miller, Sadie Frost and Samantha Cameron who are donating their most iconic and show stopping killer heels to help the cause. The ‘Killer Heels’ appeal launches on 12 November to coincide with World Pneumonia Day and then throughout November and December the designer and celebrity shoes will be displayed at the Mary Portas Living & Giving Shop on Westbourne Grove before being auctioned off to […]

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ABSOLUT limited edition

It’s that time of year again and the design boffins at ABSOLUT Vodka have created a brand new limited version of their iconic bottle. The glass has been meticulously sculpted into a prism of shimmering facets giving the bottle a crystaline look. Says Mark Hamilton, Head of Marketing for Vodkas at Pernod Ricard UK, “ABSOLUT has always believed that doing things differently leads to something exceptional”. A little bit Man Men and a lot luxurious, the bottle will be available for a limited time at Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols stores, RRP £22.99, and will be sure to add some […]

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The Night Chauffeur

We love it when brands think outside the box with their marketing campaigns. Peroni’s La Dolce Vita collaboration with ‘it’ director Gabriele Muccino of Pursuit of Happyness fame imbued the beer with Italian sex appeal in spades and now Stella Artois’ brilliant new Night Chauffeur series is set to do the same with its 1960s Parisian glamour. Conceived to celebrate the launch of the brand’s new premium lager, Stella Artois Black, The Night Chauffeur is a unique immersive theatre experience run in conjunction with Felix Barrett’s edgy Punchdrunk theatre company. Customers buying the new lager from a range of venues […]

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Dom Perignon and Andy Warhol

Dom Perignon the luxury champagne brand has changed their labels for the first time ever in homage to Andy Warhol.  These limited edition bottles, at a pricey but perhaps worth while £120 each make for a cool, fun twise.  Available in Selfridges Food Hall and Harrods. www.harrods.com www.selfridges.com

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Felder Felder turn interior designers

With the  property market taking a tumble, it helps to be creative when you’re punting a new development. So when it came to drumming up stylish interest in the Henson building, his new luxury Primrose Hill development, Robert Soning director of Londonewcastle, enlisted the Felder sisters Annette and Daniela to design his show apartment. The industrial style living room  features a signature Felder Felder studded metal wall and a sofa upholstered in the fire print featured in the duo’s SS10 collection. The building takes its name from Muppet creator, Jim Henson as it originally housed his famous puppets. The one […]

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The Folly launches

Hot on the heels of catch-all City venueThe Anthologist, comes The Folly on Gracechurch Street. But this 13,200 square foot, 500 cover venue is certainly no error of judgement on the part of Drake & Morgan. Like its nearby sister venue, it features a large bar, kitchen, deli, flower shop and private dining rooms. The ground floor also boasts a snug library and then below stairs in the basement is a further bar, atmospheric private vaults that are perfect for tastings and an exciting evolving pop up shop – its first incarnation is rumoured to be Pop Champagne. Designed by […]

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Wahaca Soho

The popular Wahaca chain specialising in freshly prepared Mexican streetfood is supersizing with its largest restaurant yet – two fabulous floors on Soho’s Wardour Street. But that’s not all. The brand is also unveiling its first stand along tequila bar on the lower ground floor which promises an eye-watering range of the world’s finest 100% agave tequilas. So challenge your friends to a game of table football and start working your way through the cocktail list. House spirit is El Tesoro De Don Felipe and signature cocktails include the classic Margarita served on the rocks with organic agave syrup, new […]

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Truffletastic Polpo

Russell Norman’s Polpo Restaurant is staging a luxurious ENO Club wine and truffles evening on 9 November. The event, in conjunction with wine experts, The Wine Chap, will focus on pairing decadent truffles with Piemonte wines with a special emphasis on the Nebbiolo grape and it’s most famous incarnations, Barbaresco and Barolo – monikered the king of wines and wine of kings. Polpo head chef Tom Oldroyd will be in charge of the food and has been busy creating his trademark cichetti laced for the occasion with black and Alba white truffles. £85 per person www.polpo.co.uk

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Kyashii

Forget conveyor belts – Japanese cuisine is all grown up and super sleek. Recently re-launched under new ownership, is Kyashii, the New York style Champagne lounge and sushi bar that’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea meets inter-galactic space tourism. The ground floor brasserie boasts a sushi counter of polished granite sushi counter for counter dining plus an outdoor terrace for the better insulated! Downstairs is the real design classic though. The White Room and the Blue Room are all space-age style white leather seating, Italian tiled floors and aqua blue panoramic fish tanks set into the walls! There’s also a […]

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Lanvin Loves H&M

Roll on November 23rd! Vogue was the first to finally expose the much-anticipated collaborative collection between high street giant H&M and the gorgeous house of Lanvin. The 77 pieces in total are now available for your viewing pleasure all over the internet, and feature a range of cocktail dresses to make a fashionista weep, as well as some interesting jewellery and some very smart pieces for fashionable males. The collection will be hitting around 200 stores worldwide, bringing what is usually an exclusive and very pricey designer to the masses. Creative advisor at H&M Margareta van den Bosch said, “It […]

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