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Pizza The Action

It started last year with Portobello Pizza out west and Pizza East – well the name speaks for itself! Previously, pizza had had a bit of a dry spell, consigned to the dreaded chain offerings and BOGOFs but you can’t keep a good Italian down for long and happily, the renaissance of posh pizza has had a great spin-off effect, spawning some rather talented bambini. So cast all thoughts of wheat intolerances to the winds and celebrate all things dough. Pizza al Taglio – that’s by the slice if you’re not down with pizza parlance – is the new buzz […]

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From Lulu with Love

Lulu Guinness will be opening a lip-smackingly gorgeous pop-up store on Carnaby Street this coming Monday, not only adding a special aside to LFW and Valentine’s Day but also doing very valuable work in aid of young designers at the London College of Fashion. The Kissed by Lulu Guinness store will be ‘lip-themed’, featuring the limited edition Lips clutch bag as seen in the grip of several famous fashion-lovers as well as the adorable purses and bags adorned with girlish goodness which we are accustomed to seeing at Lulu Guinness. The lady herself will be serving eager customers on the […]

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Concrete Plans

  The Soho House Group empire continues apace… Pizza East, the non-members pizza emporium round the corner from the Shoreditch House mother ship has just extended underground. The new subterranean bar is called Concrete and is open to the public from Thursday to Saturday with a cool line-up of club nights featuring big name DJs who make great use of the state-of-the-art sound system. It’s available for private hire from Sunday to Wednesday and can hold up to 275 people for edgy receptions, private exhibitions and launches or 80 for lunch or dinner. The industial vibe lends itself perfectly to the […]

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A Top treat in fashion week

When? From the 19th-23rd February, Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store will be running events to celebrate London Fashion Week. What? On offer, are live screenings of the Catwalk shows, a pop-up bakery, a nail salon and a range of different workshops. DJ’s will be playing in-store and there will be a chance to win prizes including an entire ‘Fashion Week Wardrobe’. Who will be there? The event is open to everyone and among those going, is Blake Mycoskie, founder of the ethical shoe brand TOMS. He will be  joined by Erin Wasson, designer and model to host the first ‘Style […]

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Yin and Yang

Two new all day openings are proving – like we needed any proof – that London’s diners have an insatiable appetite for quality grub. The New York nostalgia of Profile Soho is the perfect foil for Boyd’s Brasserie’s old school elegance but you can be sure that both venues have got what it takes to tempt a whole new wave of foodies from their habitual hunting grounds. Make no mistake, Profile Soho is yellow – but in a good way! The retro bar and diner brings a welcome ray of American sunshine to an oft drab Wardour Street. Swing by […]

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A Rum Award for 1 Lombard Street

You might not have realized amid the madness that is the BAFTAS and LFW, but another awards ceremony took place this week with a distinctly alcoholic flavour. Chairman's Reserve Rum has been running an inspired competition for London's leading chefs entitled, St Lucia Distillers. The aim of the game was to produce a fabulous dish using Chairman's Reserve.  And although it was a close run thing, Herbert Berger, Chef Patron at 1 Lombard Street just pipped Matthew Harris of Bibendum and Adam Gray of Rhodes 24 to the finishing post with his winning combination of Roast Pineapple with Rum & […]

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Cirque du Soleil

  Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai has just ended its London run and transfers today to Manchester but I was lucky enought to catch one of the final shows last week at The Royal Albert Hall.  The plot is simple: a young man falls from the sky into a magical world populated by fantastical creatures who pop in and out of the floor, up and down poles and through the air in a two hour spectacle that feels more like 20 minutes. In the traditional Romany language of the gypsies, Varekai means ‘wherever’ and the acts, costumes, music and verbal interjections […]

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Roksanda Round Two

Roksanda Ilincic stole the hearts of the high street high fashion lover last year when she descended upon Whistles with her capsule collection of beautifully crafted cocktails dresses. Such was the success of the range that Roksanda is back for a second run, filling Whistles with her whimsical yet edgy designs that offer catwalk cool to all. The collection, unveiled over breakfast at the suave Savile Club, was another perfect example as to why Ilincic has become one of London’s favourite young designers. The soft colour palette is complemented by the supremely flattering cuts of the dresses, using artful drapery […]

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Love on the menu …

Love can be a stressful business and never more so than on 14 February. Let’s face it, you can’t even open your inbox at the moment without being assailed by a phalanx of Valentine’s Day deals so we thought we’d do the difficult job of rounding up the best of the bunch and leave you with the easy task of working out with whom to share your dinner / life. They say that music is the food of love but Sketch has taken ‘them’ at their word. On 13 & 14 February, a harpist will serenade all you lovebirds as […]

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SUNO

It is time for the new looks for Spring 2010 to hit the shops and with it we are clambering to find out the must have styles of 2010.  One in particular seems set to stamp its mark afresh on the fashion world.  The bold and bright prints of Africa are the patterns of this season’s hottest wardrobes. SUNO, which is split between New York and Kenya, was formed in 2008 and is creating just such striking garments.  After spending ten years travelling around Africa collecting textiles Max Osterweis started up SUNO in the big apple and Nairobi.   With the […]

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All War and No Peace

 “The Last Station” is an adaptation of the novel by Jay Parinia, based on the last years of “War and Peace” author Leo Tolstoy’s life. Parinia and Director Michael Hoffman, who also wrote the script for the film, will attend the London premiere on Tuesday January 26th, along with the rest of the star cast, which includes Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren and James McAvoy. The Last Station is set during the last year of the life and turbulent marriage of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer)and his wife the Countess Sofya (Helen Mirren). The film depicts the savage […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Rouge COCO de CHANEL

Rouge COCO de CHANEL, the new revamped lipstick range for Chanel by Peter Philips, with warm natural colours is set to tempt even lip gloss lovers to the other side.  The range boasts subtle luxurious tones of pink, brown and red amid more traditional signature tones.  Combined with a new formula Rouge COCO provides 8 hours hydration, keeping lips nourished throughout the day. Harking back to previous campaigns the new face of Rouge Coco is Vanessa Paradis, wife of Hollywood heart throb Jonny Depp.  In an elegant and evocative haute couture number Vanessa looks just as fabulous now as she […]

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