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Chung for DKNY

With legs like hers who wouldn’t want her to be the face of their new jeans champaign. So hats off to Brit TV presenter  Alexa Chung as she lands herself her first major fashion campaign with DKNY Jeans. She is replacing Daisy Lowe who fronted the SS09 campaign for the the AW09 campaign that was shot by The Sartorialist Scott Schuman on the streets of New York.  Alexa Chung moved out to American earlier this year and it seems to have been a rather easy job for her to break to normally tough American market. And we are sure she will […]

Openings & Launches

Peckham prodigy

Earlier this year, Deptford was touted by Italian Vogue as the travel destination du jour so Frank's Campari Bar and Café, the new pop-up dining concept situated atop a multi-storey car park in Peckham sits in pretty illustrious company! Edgy fashion mavens are flocking in their droves to the new venue – even though the lift stops at floor six meaning they have to traverse the final stretch on foot! The tenth floor terrace is part pop-up café part art installation – the red tarpaulin-covered wooden structure is designed by Antony Gormley's daughter Paloma – and sits alongside Bold Tendencies […]

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The Countryside Collective

    When we hear the word ‘collective’ we might think Dalston Superstore or Real Gold but there’s another collective in east London that’s spearheading a new movement in culinary delights.   Farm Collective is a shop and café in Farringdon and the brainchild of Craig Wills and Dominic Kamara who have brought together producers and farmers from all over the country to feed London’s hungry hoards.  The boys are passionate about UK produce and both packed in lucrative city jobs to follow their hearts – and their stomachs! As part of the Collective’s ‘provenance promise’, the boys are able to […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Groom London

Finally a beauty salon which understands timekeeping. If two hours for a treatment fills you with unease that you might be parted with your blackberry, business calls and urgent emails, then Groom might be about to end that anxiety. Specialising in one hour treatments, Groom London doesn’t undertake just one treatment but several at the same time. With a huge variety of choice, Groom offers ‘the weekly groom’, ‘beach babes groom’ and many more that are equally appealing. With all grooming there are two therapists at work and multiple beautifying. The weekly groom leaves you walking out with a manicure, […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Six Senses Spa

The Six Senses Spa group are critically acclaimed spas situated in the most idyllic places around the world – Thailand, Vietnam, Fiji and Maldives are just a handful of the prime positions where these resorts have taken home. Now in London, Six Senses has even managed to make Canary Wharf a peaceful sanctuary. Despite the slightly daunting and serious atmosphere circulating around London’s busiest centre, Six Senses seems to have chosen well, with bankers galore finding their path to treatment heaven, keen to bring some om and namaste back into their lives. The spa was launched in February and having […]

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Magic Marshmallows

  1        Looking like a marshmallow:  Fat girl in Juicy Couture 2        Face like a marshmallow:  That crepey effect that’s a lesson in wearing sunscreen 3        Thighs like a marshmallow:   See #1.  Get ye to the gym 4        Eat Yourself Beautiful Collagen Marshmallows from Harvey Nichols … an entirely different story. Harvey Nichols Foodmarket has just launched the above marshmallows and we forsee a cellulite busting pants style rush followed by vast Ebay mark ups! Not only are Eat Yourself Beautiful Collagen Marshmallows a delicious snack, they also contain collagen peptide – the essential ingredient for a youthful, wrinkle free […]

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A Mint of a Curry

Since it opened six years ago, Mint Leaf has been quietly building a name for itself as one of London’s poshest purveyors of Indian cuisine – first of all in the West End and then in the City with the launch of second branch, Mint Leaf Lounge. Only the best is good enough for owner, and ex steel magnate, Dinu Bhattessa, who spent two years finding the perfect sites. Both restaurants are situated in grand old converted banks – Barclays in Suffolk Place and the former Natwest building in Angel Court, Lothbury – sumptuous affairs, the architecture lending itself perfectly […]

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Sharp as a Tack

The prestigious Friday Late program at the V&A museum is back, hosting an exclusive event charting the history of women’s tailoring in Britain. Women’s Tailoring: Genesis and Evolution will share the knowledge and expertise of three great British names – Jaeger, the high-class high-street favourite; young and blossoming brand Evie Belle; and Tailoring for Women, one of the few female entities on the legendary Savile Row. Each will give an account of how their brand has evolved – in the case of Jaeger, covering a grandiose 125 years – and will offer a snapshot into the daily life of a […]

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[email protected]

  Whether you prefer to do your raving vicariously or simply want to check out the vibe before committing to a cheeky weekend in Ibiza, then [email protected] is the site for you.  The unique new portal is an online and global community the the Gen 2.0 clubber – featuring exclusive and live high definition video content and music straight from the decks of the cream of today’s electronic talent.  Never before have the world’s best electronic DJ’s, venues, music events and fans been brought together by one online platform. As the internet becomes more and more fragmented, [email protected] takes all the best […]

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A Berry Spirited Affair

The Drink Shop is going berry tastic with three brand new fruit infused spirits.   Boutique vodka brand, Hangar One has introduced Fraser River Raspberry Vodka using super rare Meeker berries all the way from Washington State and its deep pink colour and crushed raspberry aroma are tell tale sign it’s made from the fresh fruit through and through.  The Meeker crop is pre-sold in February before it’s even picked!  Mix up a killer cocktail or serve neat over ice. Next up is Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka – coming hot on the heels of its Cytrus (lemon) and Pomarancza (orange) […]

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