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One Day Without Shoes

In an effort to bring attention to the impact a simple pair of shoes can have in a child’s life, TOMS Shoes announces its third annual One Day Without Shoes campaign and encourages everyone worldwide to go barefoot on April 8th. Barefoot events around the world from Venice to Little Rock, Dubai to London have already been planned, with more in the works. On April 8th communities and individuals will be spreading awareness about the importance of shoes in parts of the world where children’s feet are exposed to debilitating diseases.  So many of the world’s children in developing countries […]

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Harvey Nichols Hub

If you stopped by Hanover Square on March  18 you might have been forgiven for thinking the festival season had started early, not only was it statement jacket weather at last but there was a large Will Broome decorated motor-home aka the Harvey Nichols Hub decamped bang in the middle of the garden and a plethora of silver balloons fluttering in the spring breeze.   Yup Harvey Nichols was on tour. The four day roadshow celebrated the Knightsbridge store’s brand new fourth floor of fashion and lifestyle. We feasted our eyes on the celebrated girly Sneaker Wall inside – a shoeaholic’s dream of limited edition […]

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Butterflies and Goldfish

It’s Japanning in Notting Hill this month with the launch of itsu and Hampstead’s modern Chinese Goldfish has expanded into a brand new supersize aquarium. Our favourite itsu chain has just opened for business in fashionable Notting Hill and with 1950’s chandeliers, vintage Las Vegas neon lights, enlarged film posters and quotes by Muhammad Ali, Portobello regulars will be floating on air like butterflies. Julian Metcalf’s largest venue to date features a ground floor restaurant with three conveyor belts and capacity for 92 diners. Super healthy Asian influenced dishes include Spicy Tuna X-Ray Roll with line-caught yellow fin tuna, Langoustine […]

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BOKKS

Everyone has been there – the sense of panic and impending doom before a big birthday, wedding, anniversary etc., when it is imperative to attain the perfect gift and yet, when you need it most, inspiration runs dry. Enter BOKKS London, the ultimate in bespoke gifting services. With connections drawing on over 100 of the globe’s most coveted brands, from Prada to Harry Winston, stylish signature packaging and perfect delivery organisation, BOKKS is making headway in the market to bring style-conscious patrons the very best in gifts. BOKKS prides itself on its consultative capacity, offering not only personal shoppers but […]

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The Wilbur & Gussie Cuff

You might usually associate Lucy Lyons and Brett Tyne’s Wilbur & Gussie brand with the duo’s rather gorgeous range of vintage inspired clutches and wallets beloved by a celebrity fan base including Lisa Snowden, Melanie Sykes, Kylie Minogue and Alesha Dixon. Now, however, the designers have expanded into accessories and have launched a new line of super cool studded leather cuff bracelets and belts starting at just £50.       The limited edition cuffs come in aubergine, black and our personal favourite, olive green and belts are skinny with rivets or more chunky with studs – all perfect for […]

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Zandra teams up with Millets

Zandra Rhodes, one of Britain’s best-loved designers, has teamed up with Millets – Britain’s leading outdoor retailer – to produce an inspiring range of outdoor kit ranging from tents to T-shirts. The woman, once known as the ‘Princess of Punk’, who has designed dresses for Diana, Princess of Wales, outrageous suits for Freddie Mercury and stunning outfits for Kate Moss, has relished the opportunity to turn her attention to wellies, folding chairs, umbrellas, flasks and jack-in-a-packs.  ‘I’m thrilled that Millets have asked me to create a new range of clothes, accessories and camping kit for them,’ says the designer.  ‘Life […]

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Manson Fulham

From the same team that brought you the hugely successful Sands End Pub – Manson, with Chef Gemma Tuley (the youngest ever appointed head chef under Gordon Ramsey) at the helm, has the potential to be truly excellent. Half of France welcomed us in to an extremely casual and comfortable bistro style restaurant at the parsons green end of the Fulham road. If anything the waiters were a little too enthusiastic, surprising, given that one in particular couldn’t actually speak any English. By the time the food arrived though, I realised they had good reason to be. My trio of […]

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Vive La Revolution

"Once you kill a cow you gotta make a burger" says Lady Gaga to Beyonce in the feature length video for her latest single, Telephone and if the new Guerilla Burger joint in James Street is anything to go by, we reckon she’s definitely onto something. With slogans including ‘The People’s Patty’, ‘Drop Food Not Bombs’ and ‘Buns Not Guns’ you might be forgiven for thinking that Guerilla Burgers is some kind of pop-up marketing stunt dreamt up by the adverting gurus at the nearby Selfridges. However, it’s actually the new offering from the team behind the highly successful Giraffe […]

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Erick Morillo for knomo

These days no self-respecting superstar DJ on the international party circuit is without his trusty laptop so it stands to sense that Platinum selling Erick Morillo has joined forces with luxury luggage brand knomo to produce his own limited edition capsule collection of laptop cases and luggage. “Travelling constantly, I need something practical yet fashionable to see me around the world. I’m delighted to be working with knomo,” says Morillo.     The exclusive collaboration includes 4 bag styles: Saxby Slim messenger, Riley tote and Lincoln and Tokyo slim briefcases and then there’s the Lisbon trolley, Berlin Weekender and Berlin […]

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The Wam Bam Club

Burlesque is having quite a moment. The dazzling dance form accompanied by sultry music and charismatic madames made its way to the cultural forefront thanks to the ever-graceful Dita Von Teese, and is now infiltrating legendary London nightspot Café de Paris with a brand new Saturday night event. Welcome to the Wam Bam Club, a multi-faceted evening of entertainment featuring dance, music, comedy and magic, guaranteeing a night of non-stop fun. The old school glamour of the Café makes it the perfect location for a glamorous show, showcasing the best in vintage-inspired routines, and generously hosted by the First Lady […]

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The Boiler House at Battersea Power Station

  Long-term plans for the development of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station have a bit of a chequered history but from sharing the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 Animals album with an inflatable pig (which cut loose and flew into the Heathrow flight-path) to hosting concerts, festivals and winter sports’ events to starring in Batman: The Dark Knight and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, the venue certainly knows how to party! And now, The Boiler House, set within the Power Station’s walls, is set to become London’s premier event venue. The space is exclusively managed by Industri who hold a licence […]

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Sunday Brunches Overlooking the Capital

Now the skies are brighter and clearer, beautiful views of the city can be enjoyed. Altitude 360, a unique events space offering 360-degree panoramic views across London has just launched its Sunday Brunch menu, giving you a fantastic opportunity to munch on brunch while you take in the spectacular surroundings.  Situated on the 29th floor of the Millbank Tower in Westminster, London, Altitude 360 will offer guests the opportunity to dine overlooking some of London’s monumental landmarks including The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and The London Eye. Guests will be able to reserve a table between 12:30pm and 4pm – and costs £65 per person. […]

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