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Heist

The Parisian branch of Chopard is most definitely down on this quarter, thanks to a lone wanderer with a passion for jewels who made a spectacle of store security on Saturday. Chopard is located on the Place Vendome, in the heart of the French fashion capital, and was under siege in the mid-afternoon sunshine. Lined with expensive jewellery stores and the Ritz hotel, it is also home, rather ironically, to the French justice ministry. The robber, who carried a gun and threatened staff until he gained fifteen pieces of finery, was reportedly dressed in a chic outfit complete with fedora hat. His haul […]

Openings & Launches

The Palm

One of America's finest exports will be making its way to London has arrived in the form of the legendary Palm Restaurant, offering classic steak and lobster fare to global consumers. The company is built on four generations of Italian-American heritage, and is currently headed up by third generation Wally Ganzi, who will be collaborating with long-standing friends and Palm supporters Ambassador Joseph Zappala and his wife Isabella to create an outpost in the UK. Ganzi describes his goal as bringing "real American hospitality and the great American steakhouse to London". The Palm has created a fail-safe formula through its […]

Openings & Launches

Louis Vuitton

A new exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art is showing for the first and only time the Louis Vuitton art collection, bringing together an eclectic mix of significant large-scale works joined thematically by their energy and urban culture. Sponsored by the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, the exhibition features modern artists such as Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Paul Chan, whose has created a colour-shifting light projection piece. Seven emerging Hong Kong artists were also selected to participate, bringing a touch of local colour and culture to a collection which bridges Europe, America and China. Louis Vuitton […]

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The Cadogan Arms

What a lick of paint and a few stuffed animals on a wall can do. It’s been an old favourite for many years with the Chelsea crowd. A ‘lets-just-grab-a-pint’ kind of place where the old-school Chelsea gents in their Pink shirts and loafers would mix happily with the jumble-sale clad under age Sloanes. But this is not quite the story any more. After changing hands The Cadogan Arms has a touch more charm, certainly a lot less dirty and has been turned into a rather nice place for a drink on the Kings Road. Last nights opening party was, well, […]

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Paris with Sparklers

Paris Hilton has been spotted out and about yet again partying with new best friend peaches at trendy nightclub Baroque. Paris’ entourage called the venue an hour before the visit to inform staff that her newly found friend would be celebrating the evening with her. When she was confronted with a magnum of champagne and sparklers, Paris grabbed the sparklers but handed back the champagne claiming ‘we only do shots’.  So Akvinta Vodka, tequilla and JD were brought out instead, which kept on them on the dance floor until closing time. www.baroquelondon.com

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Lego Architecture

If you’re on the hunt for a children’s present that looks just as impressive to parents alike, or know of someone fascinated by cityscape, look no further than the new Lego Architecture range, which now includes two legendary Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater”. With models developed in collaboration with architects, Lego Architecture works to inspire future architects, engineers and designers, as well as Lego builders worldwide looking for particular momentos of worldwide architectural sites. Both of the exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright sets contain booklets featuring archival historical material and photographs of each iconic building. […]

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Culture

Suwha

Freshly launched online website Suwha is the new chic invention from London designer Suwha Hong. Praised for her innovative and unique style, the clothes are tailored with striking detail and are aimed at the “adventurous, thoughtful and stylish” client. Her first collection was leapt upon by all big fashion magazines and has already been seen on Elle Macpherson and Jodie Kidd. The next collection looks like it might set pulses racing again with straw hats, soft tailoring and ruffles featured highly throughout. The site is filled with distinctive capes and jackets using the best quality fabrics and materials. It’s worth […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Paul Edmonds UPR

Finally, a treatment for the unnatural blondes amongst us that works.  The Ultimate Protein Rejuvenate treatment is the latest rescue for your locks.  Specifically designed for Paul Edmonds, the bespoke repair remedy works on rebuilding the hair so that it is revamped from the inside as opposed to the quick fixes normally found in salons.  Then again, Paul Edmonds isn’t the usual salon and the new UPR is just another example of their trump cards. The secrets behind the treatment are the Persian Katera plant, the amino acids and vegetable protein which are smoothed over the hair.  All of these […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Gilgamesh Hawkers Market

This summer the Camden Pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh is set to open a food market on Monday nights. For one night only the usual Babylon restaurant will turn into an authentic hawker market, popular throughout Asian countries. The giant venue will be decorated with Chinese lanterns and will have a variety of different stalls, with food ranging from Dim Sum and Peking Duck to Curry and even Sushi, allowing you to sample all the different wonders of Pan-Asian cuisine. Famous throughout Asian countries, the hawker markets have been a vibrant and popular meeting place for hundreds of years bringing friends and […]

Culture

Y-Front Goes Female

For the first time in the company’s 75 year history, Jockey, the pioneers of the legendary Y-Front, are expanding into the female market. WIth their current status as global best selling underwear brand, and spokesmen and poster boys like David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp, it was arguably only a matter of time until women worldwide demanded some of the Jockey action. The new ranges for women follow the established ethos of fine cotton and microfibres, flattering cuts and natural and understated comfort, all of which have made Jockey the company they are today. There will be five ranges […]

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