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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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Patrick Cox’s New Line

On September 1 – perfect timing for London Fashion Week, shoe meister, Patrick Cox is branching out into bakery with the opening of his brand new Cox Cookies & Cake together with patisserie supremo, Eric Lanlard. Now although we’d stop short of calling him a mummy’s boy, Patrick’s inspiration comes from mum, Maureen and childhood memories of Saturday mornings baking spent baking with her back in Canada when he always got to lick the bowl! Since he left home some 25 years ago, good old mum has been sending him large parcels of baked goodies to make sure he doesn’t […]

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Festive Fever

It might feel a bit odd to be drooling over exclusive stocking fillers and sampling Christmas puddings while wearing flip flops, however, the glossy magazines always plan their December issues in the very height of summer. And if recent weather conditions are anything to go by, winter’s not looking so far away, so you’d better get your skates on if you want to stay ahead of the pack. Take a leaf out of Vogue’s book and make sure you don’t miss the boat when it comes to planning your company’s festive celebrations. Novus Leisure’s fabulous London venues offer drinking, dining […]

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Pretty Green

It isn’t all singing and song-writing at the Oasis camp – Mr Liam Gallagher has officially entered the fashion arena with his new pop-up store on Carnaby Street for his already established label Pretty Green. The brand offers knitwear, suits, coats, jeans and outerwear taking on classic tailoring details in the cuts and fabrics. Pieces are priced from £45 for a t-shirt to £675 for a premium coat. Influences are drawn from the social and arts scenes of the 1960’s, and are closely monitored by Gallagher himself, who works alongside London tailor Nick Holland to ensure every piece is sharp […]

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Touring Angels

Calling all film and history buffs – the legendary Angels of North London has created an official tour for all of those keen to learn a little more about their cavernous warehouses of fine costumes. Since it was established in 1948 Angels has won numerous Oscars and industry awards for Best Costume, so a tour is likely to evoke some notorious movie memories – or indeed give a sneak peek of things to come. The hour and half sweep of the venue gives a wide-ranging look at the daily life of the World’s Largest Costumiers, as well as pointing out […]

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D&G for Chelsea

Chelsea Football Club has just announced a new signing. But it’s not for a player – it’s a three-year partnership with Dolce & Gabbana! In addition to providing the formal club suits, the iconic fashion house will create a “Dolce&Gabbana Lounge” in the West Stand at Stamford Bridge and redesign the club’s main office reception. The collaboration was announced last night at a party at the club. The Italian brand has designed two outfits for the club: a three-piece suit in dark blue with a lion rampart crest on the pocket; and a pair of jeans, a Martini shirt, black […]

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Tompkins Canary Wharf Opens

Canary Wharf is bustling place , in the midst of it opens  new, luxury apartment blocks, indulgent spas and flash eateries a-plenty…..Enter Tompkins. Set on the ground floor of the Pan Peninsula, a new high-end development of swanky flats, this stylish New York brasserie is certain to appeal to the busy suits bustling about the area . The food, created by ex-Savoy chef Rory Lumsden is equally delicious. Based on the great steakhouses and brasseries of New York the menu includes classic brasserie fare such as Steak Tartare, Crab cakes and Shepherd's Pie. The huge space is multi-purpose and is […]

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Sanderson Take-Out Tea

Hmmm how do you top a Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson Hotel? Make it to go! Yup, the hotel's pastry chefs have created a fully transportable version that comes in a cute a layered carrying case with savoury and sweet options set on different tiers which can be addressed either in order or in topsy-turvy Mad Hatter  style! Top drawer features Finger sandwiches – ham on yellow saffron bread and smoked salmon on green spinach bread and next up are Traditional scones with clotted cream and jam and Victoria sponge as well. However the real stars are the more off-the-wall […]

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ADR: Beyond

It is truly the age of The Fashionista. Since Mr Schuman and the lovely Garance started publicising the most stylish people on the planet, a new breed of icons has been created – and Anna Della Russo is top of that list. The editor of Japanese Vogue has gained quite a cult following in recent times, thanks to her inimitable street style and her brazen, outspoken statements made to the press. Next on her agenda is the launch of her own perfume, Beyond, which was announced on her blog this week. The charming website which is every bit as stylish […]

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Company Perks

Fresh from the success of his first solo venture, Table No 1 at Shanghai’s brand new Waterhouse Hotel, Ramsay protege, Jason Atherton is partnering up with Compass Group’s corporate dining arm, Restaurant Associates, to develop a series of bespoke restaurants. The former head chef at Maze will join the likes of Albert Roux, Michel Roux Jr, Gary Rhodes and Tom Aikens, all of whom are involved in collaborations with the group. Atherton will work with Restaurant Associates’ existing clients, serving the chef’s own style of food with ingredients tailored to the needs of individual companies from banks to media agencies […]

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