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Total Access on Yacht London

Newly launched lifestyle management service, Total Access, is one of a new wave of affordable (ish) concierge services making available their enviable rolodex files and expertise – £245 per year in this case. The venture is the baby of socialite Natasha Thomas who has spent the last ten years running elite events company Total Management. Members can expect a timezone appropriate 24/7 concierge service for reservations and ents advice in cities from  LA and New York to Hong Kong, Sydney and Dubai; access to private members' clubs worldwide and exclusive invitations to events and premieres and backstage access to gigs. […]

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Courvoisier & Tequila

With fabulous new restaurants opening on every fashionable street corner one could be forgiven for becoming rather blasé to the culinary delights our capital has to offer so often it takes some really outside-the-box thinking to make us sit up from that post lunch slump. Fortunately, though, culinary creatives, Bompas & Parr, Courvoisier and Hayley Sudbury and Angella Newell’s brilliant Tasting Sessions have made it their mission to make us do just that! The Complete History of Food – a collaboration between Courvoisier, those redoubtable jelly-mongers and a slew of other similarly innovative gastronomic genii including Alexis Gauthier, the Bistrotheque […]

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Dri Dri Gelati

A sexy new Italian Gelateria called Dri Dri has just popped up on the corner of Elgin Crescent. We’re talking copious coppas (ae?!) and biscotto cones of seasonal gelati to take away plus a great selection of Italian coffee and frappes. The monthly changing menus take advantage of the best seasonal ingredients such as ‘Ovale’ lemons from Sorrento, Tonda Gentile hazelnuts from Piedmont, good old English strawberries or even vanilla all the way from Madagasca. Sod the airmiles – you don’t want to be eating just any old vanilla now do you? For July, flavours include Stracciatella and the signature […]

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Serpentine Pavilion 2010

If you have been wandering through Hyde Park in the past week or so you may have questioned the enormous red Perspex-looking construction that has appeared on the Serpentine lawn… Alas don't be alarmed, the ambitious and daring structure is in fact the 2010 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the 10th commission in the Gallery's annual series, which has become a site for architectural experimentation and creativity. This year's chosen venture is by French architect Jean Nouvel, who has used a scarlet red to contrast the greenery of Hyde Park whilst also juxtaposing lightweight materials and dramatic metal structuring. The flexible event […]

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Tuscan Tinello

Spaghetti twirlers at the ready, there’s soon to be a new Italian in town backed by husband and wife dream team, Giorgio and Plaxy Locatelli. Brothers Max and Federico Sali are launching Tinello, their new Pimlico restaurant. In the language of love (and spaghetti) Tinello means the dining area in an Italian family kitchen and the 45 cover eatery will have a similarly relaxed and informal atmosphere. Having honed their skills in several Michelin starred restaurants in Tuscany, the brothers both began working in London in 1999. Max spent two years at the three Michelin starred Chez Nico, before joining […]

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Finance a David Lynch Movie

If you’ve ever dreamed about financing a movie but are a couple of million short then you’re in luck. There’s a new documentary about David Lynch in the pipeline set to be financed by $50 online contributions by fans. In return they will receive a print of a limited edition artwork created by the visionary director himself who has donated a unique self-portrait to the production team behind the project. In addition to the artwork, donors will automatically become “members” of the pioneering LYNCHthree project, receiving regular newsletter updates about the film. They will also get the opportunity to further […]

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Roast Resto to go!

If you thought that fast food was limited to burgers, pizzas and sandwiches eaten very quickly, it’s time to think again. There’s soon to be a new dining concept out there that’s guaranteed to appeal to the more traditionalist meat and two veg market. Roast restaurant is rolling out a fast-food version of its original 120 cover Borough Market eatery and launching its first site in Westfield shopping centre later this year. Come September, shoppers will be able to grab British favourites such as Slow-roast pork belly with crackling and apple sauce wrapped up in a roll to go not […]

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Street Food at Tamarai

Drury’s Lane’s insider Pan Asian restaurant, Tamarai is generally known for being rather a plush affair but right now, street is where it’s at! Street food that is! Until the end of August, there are some seriously wallet friendly but nonetheless, mouth-watering options available – and all for under a fiver! Allow yourselves to be transported from Malaysia to China and Hong Kong to Thailand and Singapore without any danger of Delhi belly! Star turns include Mango & baby gem rice paper roll, Chiang Mai khao soi with vegetables, Corn fed chicken dragon roll, roasted sesame & soy caramel, Pan […]

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Bobble

Harvey Nichols is set to launch the exclusive bobble water bottle this July, providing a more eco-friendly solution to our endless consumption of bottled water. The bobble was designed by renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid, and features a carbon filter in the neck of the bottle which removes chlorines and contaminates from the tap water it is filled with. The result is water that tastes cleaner and crisper, without the costs associated with packaged shop-bought water. Each bobble filter comes in six fun colours – green, red, blue, magenta, black, yellow – and will need replacing only once every two […]

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Somerset House – Film Four

Film fans can enjoy a diverse range of films in grand settings with Somerset House Summer Screen tickets, returning from July 19th through to 8th August 2010 in association with Film4. With a host of only the very best films this year’s Somerset House Summer Screen event looks set to be even better than last years. Somerset House will be screening a selection of classics, modern favourites and exclusive previews. The atmosphere promises to be relaxed and comfortable, with audiences encouraged to set up camp with rugs and cushions (chairs are not allowed). Tickets need to be booked in advance,  we […]

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Bombay Sapphire Cardboard Cocktails

On Friday 30 July sees a free two day design festival taking place at the V&A. The museum is partnering up with iconic London gin, Bombay Sapphire and will be serving the season’s most fashionable cocktail – Bombay Sapphire Summer Gin Punch in sustainable cardboard cocktail glasses on the first night! V&A Summer Camp will showcase six creative tents, dotted throughout the Museum which will be curated by leading cultural lights including Peter Marigold, Linda Brothwell and Fabien Cappello and will see interactive workshops and displays around the themes of sustainability and ‘make do and mend.’ A central evening  feature […]

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Villa Vuitton

If you love Louis Vuitton’s Bond Street Maison, then make sure you check out the relaunched Vuitton Villa in sunny Saint-Tropez. The original store on rue François Sibilli, near the town’s famous port, has doubled in size with the integration of an adjoining former pottery house on rue Georges Clemenceau. The updated interior design concept reflects that legendary laid-back Mediterranean glamour. Light floods in via large windows opening onto an inner garden paved with traditional Provencal briquettes and filled with trailing wisteria and fragrant orange trees. Visitors to the original store will find Vuitton’s trademark women’s leather goods and accessories […]

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