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Jimmy Choo To Market?

The eponymous empire that has fed the footwear fetishes of women across the globe and became a household name in the process is rumoured to be seeking advice on making the big sell. Jimmy Choo has attained huge success thanks to the drive and business acumen of Tamara Mellon, who founded the company alongside Jimmy Choo himself in 1996. Although the cobbler’s name has gone on to become a megabrand, he sold out of the group in 2001. Mellon currently owns a fifth of the company, which initial guesses are valuing at between £450m and £500m, equating in a healthy […]

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Oyster Openings

Oyster season will soon be upon us and to celebrate, two new autumn openings are set to tickle gastronomic tastebuds. We’ll have to wait until November to get a bite of the new Wright Brothers launch in Kingly Street but next month following a short closure for renovation, Le Café Anglais’ Bayswater branch will relaunch with a brand new Art Deco oyster bar. Rowley Leigh’s Le Café Anglais in the Whitley’s shopping centre is giving us a gorgeous 50-seat Oyster Bar & Café. Designed by leading London-based architects Stiff + Trevillion, the restaurant’s Art Deco theme will be extended with […]

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FoodLovers Market Soho

If you want to sample food from some of London’s best restaurants at a fraction of the price, head to recently launched FoodLovers market in Soho. Garden Zilli, Hix and Polpo are just a few restaurants that will have their very own pop-up stalls on-site, using fresh ingredients from the 30 hand-picked produce stalls to create their Saturday market menus…Make the most of it while you have the chance… www.foodloversbritain.com

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El Rancho Pop-Up

Attention Claphamites! It’s time to dust off those stetsons and lasso yourself a stud or two. For four days from 12 to 15 August, Texas-style pop-up bar and restaurant El Rancho is setting up shop in the Clapham North Art Centre on Voltaire Road.     Open from high noon to dusk, cowboys and girls can expect a delicious range of classic southern Texas BBQ dishes from Corn bread and Rib-eye steaks on the bone to Mississippi Mud Pie. After dinner prepare to get your rocks off with a Texas country hoedown – fuelled, no doubt, by the Moonshine Sangria […]

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YO! Sushi Classes for Kids

YO! Sushi has turned its expertise to teaching the art of sushi making to young children. Sushi loving parents can now take their brood along to a participating London restaurant on selected dates throughout August. The adults of the western world learnt the delicious health benefits of YO! Sushi’s diverse range of Japanese delights in 1997, when the popular conveyor belt eatery exploded onto the scene. Now with up to 50 sites in the UK, the gang at YO! Sushi are setting their sights on the next generation with their new, ‘Sushi School For Mini Ninjas’. Aimed at ages between […]

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A Fashionable Feast

Bond Street has a brand new hangout for ultra fashionable foodies. Just opened for business in Fenwick of Bond Street is the elegant Bond & Brook which forms part of the iconic store’s three year expansion and beautification programme. In a make-over way beyond the capabilities of Gok Wan, a bespoke burnished pewter bar forms the centre-piece of a third floor destination venue that looks more like a concept fashion boutique than your average department store restaurant. Everything is white from the marble floors and walls right down to the tables and funky chairs and stools. There’s a separate area for […]

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Kyashii Re-Opens

Kyashii former Kingly Club is set to re-open on the 9th August under new management. Kyashii London have appointed  Construction Elements Commercial Refurbishment Services to completely refurbish the private dining area, modifying areas to the new Managers concepts. The space was formerly launched  in 2008, however it failed to take off and closed after just 6 months. We hope this time as the economic climate slowly picks up things will pick up for this swanky venue as well.Watch out for the opening party! www.kyashii.co.uk

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Jedward do Fashion

X Factor’s infamous pop spawn Jedward have announced that they will soon be lending their talents to the fashion world, through the medium of their new label called ‘Pop Icons’. One half of the brotherly duo, Edward, said of the move, “Fashion is our big passion and our collection will look hot on the catwalk. We love the jackets worn by Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury and think everybody will love to wear stuff like that”. The influences were surely already apparent in the twins’ X Factor days when they stormed the stage in outlandish outfits on a weekly basis. […]

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Wagamama Up for Sale

According to reports Wagamama is looking at putting the business up for sale for up to £250m. Lion Capital is understood to be taking another look at selling the company after cancelling a flotation on the stock market three years ago as the credit crunch worsened, according to the Sunday Times. Wagamama has grown to 66 outlets in Britain and 39 restaurants in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, having been founded by Alan Yau in 1991. It recorded a pre-tax profit of £12.8m on sales of £98m in the year to April 2009. Lion bought a majority stake in […]

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Dita for Perrier

Cheryl Cole’s face transplanted onto our iconic Elnett cans might be seen by some as a little upsetting. What happens if / when she falls from grace as the nation’s current sweetheart into Kerry Katona style reality fodder…? However, when it comes to limited edition Perrier cans and bottles bearing the unmistakable image of Dita Von Teese – what’s not to like? Entitled ‘Paparazzi’, the collaboration is a tongue-in-cheek reference to fame and fashion and follows the brand’s reputation for stylish link ups from  Agnés b. to Paul & Joe. Says the queen of burlesque: “I love the mythic history […]

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