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The crème de la crème

My dry, dull, sensitive skin was crying out for an SOS.  I needed to act fast – no one gets very far with a face like that. So where to start? I looked under the ultimate umbrella of luxury treatments at Urban Retreat Harrods, confident that something there could save my skin. I wasn’t disappointed. After discussing my concerns with the extremely knowledgeable staff, it seemed that I really was in need of a ‘miracle’, in the form of the famous ‘Crème de la Mer’ facial. My therapist, Nancy, came to my rescue and the facial was a truly luxurious experience. […]

Openings & Launches

Local Lifestyle

A move out west no longer constitutes kissing goodbye to your social life and hello to the three wheeled buggy. Both Chiswick and Fulham are buzzing with villagy café culture beloved by their residents and now have two new offerings – Charlotte’s Bistro in Turnham Green Terrace and gastro pub My Dining Room on Farm Lane. Charlotte’s Bistro is owned by Alex Wrethman, brains behind popular Ealing Common stalwart, Charlotte’s Place which celebrates its 25 anniversary this year. Unwind with coffee or tea, a glass of Prosecco, or a bespoke cocktail or two while perched at the bar adjacent to […]

Culture

Westwood at Westfield

In collaboration with Fashion For Relief, Vivienne Westfield has designed a limited edition t-shirt, that is to be unveiled at the Fashion For Relief show today.  Westfield shopping center will play host to a pop-up shop, where visitors can pick up limited tee.  Proceeds from the shop will go to the The White Ribbon Alliance, which supports health-care needs and rights of women and girls around the world.  The funds raised will specifically focus on the health-care of pregnant women and new born babies in Haiti following the horrific earthquake, which sadly stuck earlier this year. The pop-up shop will […]

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Wedding Belles

Anyone in fashion, parties and events knows that weddings are the big guns of the business – generating huge amounts of spending, fussing and major stress, that one special day has created a beast of an industry working to please every whim and fancy of the most demanding of brides. It is perhaps not a surprise that the ubiquitous front-liners of fashion at net-a-porter have taken a foray into this profitable wedding business, applying their proven success strategies to the chicest collection of white dresses known to man. Thanks in part to Carrie’s Vogue shoot in the SATC movie, modern […]

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Commuter Crêpes

  Thanks to The Crowne Plaza Kensington, Gloucester Road commuters can start Shrove Tuesday the way they mean to continue.  Between 8 and 9am tomorrow, Tuesday 16 February, the hotel is flipping out and giving away free and deliciously warm lemon and sugar pancakes outside the station to scoff on your way to work.  But don’t worry if you miss out.  The hotel has a special pancake menu available throughout the day. Sweet options include Sugar & Lemon, Banana & Chocolate and the famous Crêpe Suzette of course and savoury version is the Lincolnshire Poacher Farmhouse Cheddar and Honey Roast […]

News

Love Never Dies

The haunting title, Love Never Dies, is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fiercely anticipated sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which opens next month. When Lloyd Webber’s name appears next to any production, you can rely on a spell binding performance. Yet, The Phantom of The Opera, now in its 22nd year, has gone further than ever before, transcending even the most discerning theatre goers expectation. Now, twenty four years on, round two of obsession and intrigue is waiting to strike. The principal characters continue their stories in Love Never Dies, where music and memory can play powerful tricks. Ten years […]

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Openings & Launches

Members Only

Members’ clubs old and new are hitting the headlines once more with the re-launch of the fabulous Number 21 space at Portman Square’s Home House and the impending launch of Nick House and Piers Adam’s super-elite Brompton Club. The original Home House at Number 20 is the epitome of old school elegance – the perfect home from home from home for those desperately missing their country house, those with aspirations to grandeur or simply because its Eighteenth Century luxury courtesy of Robert Adam and James Wyatt happens to be rather nice! The more recently acquired Number 21 building next door […]

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Culture

Beautiful Bottoms

Lauren Skerritt and Poppy Sexton-Wainwright are the creative geniuses behind Beautiful Bottoms, a stunning lingerie range awash with flirty frills, delicate designs and beautiful shapes.  Drawing inspiration for their designs from original European vintage prints of the past two decades, Beautiful Bottoms combines gorgeous vintage designs with the desire to instill inner-confidence, through donning stunning silky intimates – bringing pleasure to both wearer and viewer alike. The collection is made from pure silk georgette which creates a soft, delicate and wearable finish.  The bras attach at the back with beautifully soft ties making the range suitable for all back shapes. […]

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News

The Man. The Woman.

French Connection, the much-loved staple of the British high street, has upped its game ten-fold for this coming season with a fantastically slick new advertising campaign. You may have already caught the mysterious French narrator presenting “The Man” and “The Woman” in the short black and white films being promoted by the brand – if not, head over to the website for a full catch-up on their stunning new entities.  Both the Men’s and Women’s sections open into multifaceted interactive sites, complete with twitter feeds, The Pick of carefully put together outfits, and the Manifesto blog, which is an entertaining […]

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Bespoke Eclairs

Just in case you needed any excuse to visit the exclusive Martini Library at HUNter 486 in the spanking new Arch London… Those booking a private event can wow guests with handmade sweet or savoury éclairs featuring intricate edible messages or images. Austrian born pasry chef Thomas Feuhrer who hails from the famous Sacher Hotel in Vienna will whip up a batch to order in edible ink directly from a scanned image or graphic. Presented on a mirrored tray, the seasonally changing selection includes White Chocolate and Violet, Strawberry Veuve Clicquot, Foie Gras Sauternes Jelly and Mango Chilli Crab Crème […]

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