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Go East for Pizza

If your're still on the waiting list for Shoreditch House membership, don't despair.  You can now get closer to the Nick Jones magic than simply craning your neck to catch a glimpse of the lovelies frolicking in the House's rooftop pool.  New member of the Soho House Group family, Pizza East is opening today on the ground floor of the Tea Building next door to the Shoreditch Mecca.  The exposed beams, pipes and concrete walls indicative of East End industial chic are offset by leather seating and steel refectory tables where punters can munch on 10 inch numbers right up […]

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Floridita

Floridita has been charming London with its Cuban charm for a mighty 5 years, and in celebration of its success will be celebrating in style this October with a week long party encompassing all of the finest elements of Latin America. The week kicks off in spectacular style with an exclusive party featuring guest band Los Guayaberos, one of Cuba’s most established groups, with a repertoire including legendary tunes such as “Hey Candela” (made famous by the Buena Vista Social Club) and “Marionetta”. It is a rare chance to see Cuba’s finest musical export in the UK, bringing their Latin […]

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The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus

The highly anticipated Gilliam film will be released in cinemas this Friday. However, despite Gilliam’s cult institution, there is one uncomfortable reason why audiences will be flocking to see this movie…Heath Ledger’s final performance before his accidental drug overdose. It was during filming that Ledger died and three actors were brought in to continue the story. Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell, pick up the narrative where Ledger left off… Immortal soothsayer Dr Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, (Tom Waits) in which in exchange for youth, on the 16th birthday of his first […]

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Friendly Fun

With doom and gloom all around, and the long winter nights drawing in, what better time is there to celebrate the finest things in life that come for absolutely free – the endless support of a truly fabulous friend. And the jewellery market seems to be alert and up on this trend for big friend-love, with a continually growing range of funked-up friendship bracelets on display. If you too enjoy the perpetual jangle caused by a mish-mash of bangles and bits hanging off your wrist then these reasonably priced pieces make the perfect gift or self-indulgence… Links were the first […]

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Time for the Dusk Bar

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to make the most of al-fresco venues before the scarves and gloves re-emerge from your winter wardrobe. If you haven’t already, there is no better time to pay a visit to this year’s most popular open-air drinking hotspot, the Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar. Set to close on 18th October, the Bombay Sapphire Dusk bar has been serving London with the finest cocktails since its opening in May. A striking labyrinth of glowing blue panels conceived by renowned designer, Tom Dixon and located on the beautiful River Terrace of Somerset House, the Bombay […]

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The Kingly Club

Night club kingpins are ten a penny but Soho’s prestigious Kingly Club members’ destination has crowned itself a new queen. The glamorous Charmaine Haig has just taken over as the club’s queen bee and the new management is proving quite a force to be reckoned with. The stylish venue was once the home of London’s legendary 1960’s Pinstripe Club where the rich and famous of the swinging decade partied with abandon. Regulars included the likes of Oliver Reed, Peter O'Toole, Audrey Hepburn, George Best, Steve McQueen, Richard Harris and Laurence Olivier and even Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis visited whilst […]

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Adam Neate

  Adam Neate first came to the public prominence when he distributed 1000 of his paintings on the streets of London, for people to either admire or take away with them.  You’d better hope you did the latter or you’ll now be kicking yourselves as his work is now commanding five figure sums from the world’s top collectors.  He’s rapidly become one of Britain’s most exciting young talents at the forefront of a radical new movement in contemporary art.  The 31 year old’s trademark cardboard works have become an iconic symbols of the UK street art generation, avidly collected worldwide.  […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Essies Fall Collection

Essie has been leading the way for years in the nail department, with every reputable nail salon now stocking them. Their autumn collection “Cuddle with Colour,” is just another example of how Essie can do no wrong. Stepping away from their conventional collections this fall, Essie reveals 6 different colours and with a few surprises. Essie’s founder, Essie Weingarten, describes the collection as “optimistic and cheerful,” and with colours ranging from the softer more wintery palettes, such as ChinChilly, Angora Cardi and Mink Muffs, to the more luminous Midnight Cami, Bright Tights and Pink Parka, it’s easy to see why. […]

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Pinchito Tapas

  If girls ruled the world then all meals would consist of delicious bite sized morsels because we all know that when it comes to our daily calorie intake, grazing just doesn’t count!  But dubious attempt at pseudo science aside, London is going tapas crazy and the new generation of bars are no longer rustic spit, sawdust and bull’s blood glugging affairs – we’re talking twenty-first century chic served up in a shiny modern Barcelona style package.  PINCHITOtapas EC1 has proved so popular with its white plimsole wearing locals that founder and Spanglophile (?) Jason Fendick has just launched a […]

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BFI Film Festival

The Times BFI 53rd film festival is starting next week and set to showcase some of the best films around the world. The much hyped Wes Andersen’s Fantastic Mr Fox, Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Sam Taylor Wood’s Nowhere Boy will be among the new movies screened in various venues round London. Starting 14th October the tickets, which often have Q & A sessions with the writers or directors after the film, are selling fast. At the end of the week, a panel of judges including, Angelica Huston, Matthieu Kassovitz, Jarvis Cocker and Charlotte Rampling will decide the recipient for […]

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Bubbles at Altitude

The bubble in your champagne glass may be more significant than merely 'going to your head'!  A recent study released on Tuesday by Dr Liger-Belair and Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin of the Institute of Ecological Chemistry and Molecular Biogeochemistry in Neuherberg found that the tantalizing little bubbles create the multifaceted overtones to your golden glass of delight.  The study also found that the type of glass used to serve champagne plays a vital role in ensuring the correct release of bubbles, in order to deliver the many complexities found in the little bubbles. In 2010 Champagne Taittinger Balloon will take these findings […]

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Beauty for Boys

It seems that beauty parlours are no longer just for girls. Pacifica day spa, which has remained head girl of beauty salons around Notting Hill, has admitted that 40% of their clients are men and after a friend tried out their treatments, it’s no surprise why. The boutique and relaxing environment is geared towards privacy, meaning there’s no worries that you’ll be bumping into any one you don’t want to. Almost a first for spas, there’s an individual sauna, so for once you will not be cozying up to strangers like in the usual unisex ones. It even has infrared […]

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