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The super-chic aesthetics of Maison Martin Margiela will be taking a new home within the fashionable walls of Somerset House this summer, with a new exhibition following in the footsteps of 2008’s Skin and Bones and the more recent SHOWstudio events. ’20’ The Exhibition will be an exploration of the ethos behind the fashion house, which is known for its highly conceptual looks and experimental forms which trickle into every aspect of the fashion world. Mr Margiela himself is one of the industry’s most elusive figures, having never been photographed or taken a bow at his shows. The exhibition is […]

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Monsieur M and Petrus

Say bonjour to Monsieur M, new Thai Vietnamese fusion joint currently cutting a dash in the former Shoreditch Town Hall and welcome the retour of the fêted Pétrus in Knightsbridge’s plush Kinnerton Street. With all the hype surrounding Nuno Mendes’ Viajante opening at Town Hall Hotel in the old Bethnal Green Town Hall, we shouldn’t overlook another new-comer to the East London dining scene, Monsieur M. The restaurant was founded by Marc Bringmann whose business trips to Asia during his career in the IT industry gave him the idea for a substantial change of direction. Bringing a whole new dining […]

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A Surrealist Spectacular

This weekend the glitterati of Edinburgh gathered to view the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show, which was a stunning spectacle of surrealist magical reality.   For this astounding show the city welcomed the likes of Tatler, for an evening of fashion and finest.  The show is put on by a dedicated committee of students, who this year, unlike previous years have had to battle on in the face of financial shortfalls and turbulent times to create a show stopping event. The ECFS was sponsored by Citylets, a property and rental advertising agency, with proceeds going to three charities specifically chosen by the […]

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Michaeljohn

Michaeljohn has been one of London’s leading hair salons for nearly fifty years. Now, recently re-vamped, the salon offers a new era of luxury and style. With its bright lights and chic interior, the newly re-furbished salon has a hollywood feel.  Staff make sure you recieve the best service possible and you can relax and rest assurred that your hair’s in experienced hands.  From dry-hair precision cutting, bespoke colouring services, unique permanent blow-dry techniques to facials, waxing, threading, nails and semi-permanent make-up, the Michaeljohn team offer genuine expertise in every area. The salon has an impressive roster of clients from Hollywood “A listers”, TV and sports personalities, […]

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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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Chips with Everything

Having received an invitation for a private view entitled Chip Art I was initially thinking designs in ketchup but the show turned out to be an exhibition from Ukranian artist VitaliV and addressed his fascination with the microchip. It saw lightboxes, panels and prints inspired by the digitally visceral patterns within the inside of computer microchips. These featured skyscrapers, curiously organic looking patterns that wouldn’t have appeared out of place on a Bollywood set and even an iconic image of John Lennon. Some people see images of The Virgin Mary on their milk cartons but imagine opening up your laptop […]

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Gelato Mio Store Opening

This Easter weekend (2nd-4th April) London’s favourite ice cream company, Gelato Mio is excited to announce the opening of their third store on St John’s Wood High Street. To celebrate the launch of this NEW Parlour, on 10th April between 2pm and 6pm they will be giving away free scoops of their delicious ice-cream come rain or shine! All your favourite Gelato Mio flavours are available including Sicilian Pistachio, Dark Belgian Chocolate, Bacio (Piedmont hazlenuts and dark Belgian chocolate), Black Cherry, Coffee, Biscotto (cookies & cream) and Strawberry sorbet and Lemon sorbet. All can also be enjoyed at both  Gelato […]

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Park Terrace

Following hot in the footsteps of Min Jiang, the tenth floor restaurant within the Royal Garden Hotel on Kensington High Street, comes new eaterie Park Terrace, launching in early May. The restaurant will cater to all, split into three sections offering à la carte British cuisine alongside a more informal lounge area, plus the obligatory bar featuring an extensive mix of spirits, beers, and contemporary and classic cocktails. The ground floor location gives great views out across Kensington Park Gardens, and the restaurant will focus heavily on locally sourced ingredients, with executive chef Steve Munkley at the helm. Menu highlights […]

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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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Speed Dating

‘Speed dating’ are a couple of words, very well suited. This delightful combination means that, the long, labourious nights of chit-chat with the wrong chap can be forgotton. With ‘speed dating’, time is men and if one doesn’t fit the bill, you can move quickly onto the next, no questions asked. There’s no need for awkwardness and even better, your blow dry doesn’t go wasted on the wrong boy.  So, if you’re single and fancy a spot of speed dating,  pen next Tuesday 23rd March at The Brompton Quater Brasserie into your diary. There will be 20 dates to choose from and you get 3 magic minutes with each. If Cupid’s […]

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French Fancy

Ooh la-la – there is a little bit of Parisian chic in London’s iconic Liberty’s store, as Merci (the French concept store) sets up a limited edition collection on Carnaby Street.  With a pinch of British finesse and a hint of French fancy, Merci’s Creative Director Marie France Cohen has designed a unique limited edition range, awash with beautiful floral prints. The collection has covered all bases; from home-ware and stationary to a charming Merci script engraved bracelet.   There is also a very cute limited edition Meadow Print Jumpsuit, the perfect out fit to welcome warmer climes.  Or for those […]

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