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The Brits do it Best

 GO-BRITISH.CO.UK is a new online boutique specializing in British luxury gifts for men, women and children. Founded by Claudia Marodim, a Brazilian-Italian fascinated by British style, Go-British is a one-stop shop for the best of British luxury goods. British style and its strong sense of identity, captivates the attention and the imagination of people around the world. Whether one has now moved abroad and misses a little of home, or is considering the perfect gift for an overseas friend or relative, GO-BRITISH.CO.UK is the place to go for unmistakable British style. Quintessentially British heritage brands feature alongside rebellious Cool Britannia […]

Openings & Launches

The New Society

Prepare for a social shake-up of seismic proportion. London’s elite will soon have a trio of new playgrounds in which to broker deals, meet and party in high old style. Beaufort House, the capital’s newest private members’ club is all set to open on the King’s Road, Chelsea favourite, Mamilanji has been reborn as Tuatara and Burlington Street has just welcomed the boutique Luxx Club into its Mayfair fold. Chelsea has long lacked the ‘work, rest and play’ style members clubs of the West End and their East-Side outposts. But now SW3’s entrepreneurs can put their taxi money towards the […]

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Cabaret at The Criterion

You haven't done cabaret until you've done it at London's Criterion Restaurant. Prepare for a no holes barred extravaganza of an evening as the exclusive restaurant pulls out all stops on Sunday 7 March. Yes Sunday is the new night to be seen out on the town and Cabaret at The Criterion promises to be an evening of fine dining and entertainment like no other. Renowned entertainer and magician, Fay Presto, will headline and host the evening with three other acts performing – two West End lead singers and a Speciality act no less! Doors open at 7.00pm and dinner service […]

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Continued support for Haiti

London’s newest events space, ‘Altitude London’, continues to raise more money for the British Red Cross in aid of Haiti, with Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan. Following the success of last week’s celebrity charity fundraiser iRock4Haiti*, which has raised so far an impressive £55,000, ‘Altitude London’ has launched an eBay auction in association with The British Red Cross, which will be hosted on both eBay and their website from February 23rd 2010. The lots for the eBay auction have been personally sourced and donated by Lohan and ‘Altitude London’, with the aim of bringing the total sum raised to over £100,000. […]

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Hot Hybrid Action

If you thought the pop-up and secret restaurant trend had abated then think again. A genre-defying fusion with the cabaret, burlesque and all manner of performance arts of the supperclub phenomenon has led to a whole new oeuvre of fun and frivolity in the shape of Maison du Chien at Bumpkin Notting Hill and Full House at … well … if we told you we’d have to kill you and that would be illegal! Town meets country club, Bumpkin restaurant in London’s uber-trendy Notting Hill has got a new tenant until 1 April and its attic space has gone to […]

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H.O.H

House of Holland can be counted upon to create a stir with a well-placed slogan every now and then. Can anyone forget the inimitable neon nu-rave style shirts emblazoned with banterous messages directed to the fashion world elite? (I’ll Show You Who’s Boss Kate Moss…) The new collection doesn’t  fail to deliver, with simple black and white designs sporting twitter-esque abbrieviations that, if you follow the man himself on twitter, you will surely recognise – H.M.L (Hate My Life, one surely for those terrible winter Mondays), N.A.L.G.O (Not A Lot Going On), and I.Y.F (In Your Face, for when you […]

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Silence is golden

Loud music can really put a spoke in the wheels when it comes to communicating with people at parties. Larger than life decibel levels turn conversations into miming acts and the next morning the ringing in your ears is still there; not to mention the copious complaints from your neighbors, who tell you that the music was lousy anyway. It is an age old problem that, until now, had yet to be hit on the head. This is where ‘Silent Social’ come in. By introducing a new entertainment concept, that is commonly known as a ‘silent disco’, all of the […]

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Joining the Crew

There are certain brands that have become staple pick-ups on any trip across the Atlantic. Smith’s Rosebud Salve, a couple of Ralph polos, maybe some Abercrombie pieces – and who could forget J Crew?  The much loved US brand has long taunted us Brits with the perfect elements for a capsule wardrobe, from fine knits to well-cut tailoring, but rather fantastic news comes from Net-a-Porter way… Yes J Crew has teamed up with the internet retail giant to sell its wares for the first time outside of the United States, giving us instant access to new collections favoured by names […]

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Fashion Forward Éclairs

  The Arch London strikes again!  Not content with single-handedly positioning grandma’s favourite treat, the éclair, on a similar footing with every fashionista’s favourite, the cupcake, Austrian Pastry Chef, Thomas Fueher has gone one step further and embarked on a rather timely collaboration with fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.  Yup, the new diffusion line available til the end of March features said patisserie items bedecked with images of Rhodes herself and of pieces from her new collection. The mini bespoke éclairs are created using an intricate process of moulds from the fashion capital of Paris and state-of-the-art magnetic technology from Germany and Switzerland which […]

Fashion & Beauty

Gstaad Palace

For those looking for skiing with a bit more glamour or more rest and recovery than physical exhaustion, the Gstaad Palace spa in Switzerland’s Gstaad is where you should be planting your ski poles.  The downstairs spa has not only eight treatment rooms but a private spa suite, relaxations areas, saunas, steam baths as well as both indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi pools and all overlooking long, stretching Swiss Alpine views. While the saunas and steam rooms ease aching muscles, there are plenty of alternative hideaways simply for absolute quiet and relaxation, or the cozy lounge for reading with roaring fires, […]

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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 […]

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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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