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A Night at the Opera

New blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pop-up installation in Covent Garden’s super fashionable Opera Quarter is Douglas Ankrah’s Opera Quarter Bar. Ankrah, award winning co-founder of London stalwarts, Lab and Townhouse and author of cocktail opus, ‘Shaken & Stirred’, will bring together leading figures from Roberto Valle of Whiskey Mist to Jamie Evans of Townhouse and Hakkasan and Jamie Terrell of Lab and Atlantic Bar & Grill and drinks menus will celebrate different eras from Prohibition to Disco. Set over three floors of a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, the décor is all reclaimed cottage kitsch tables – clear Perspex tops showcasing weird […]

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True Treasure

www.mynatalia.co.uk Natalia Jewellery 35 Lancaster Mews, London W2 3QF Tel: 0208 960 6611

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Alpha Female

The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List has been unleashed, and pushing us all into insignificance is Mrs Jolie-Pitt herself, Angelina – Queen of the Celebs. Judged on a mix of annual earnings and media visibility,  the Forbes list determines those public figures whose influence has spread globally into the very material of our everyday lives. Jolie has pushed Oprah Winfrey from her top spot, despite earning less than a tenth of her wage, showing just how powerful the Jolie brand has become. Interestingly more so than her husband's profile (he ranked ninth…one place behind Jennifer Aniston, that is). Indeed […]

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Raise Your Glasses

Remember all of those special occasions in the past where you toasted with a glass of champagne? Always regarded as the most sophisticated of elixirs, it is sad news to hear that days of such revelry may be over, as champagne sales plummet along with the economy. Sales in the UK have declined by more than a third, the Daily Mail reported today, whilst the French are even more worried by a decline across the full board of wines – exporters are expected to see a 20% decline as wholesalers become reluctant to restock and consumes are drinking less in […]

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An Ocean Without Fish?

An ocean with out fish? Now, there’s a thought but it will be a fact if we are not careful. Actually, even if we are careful there still may not be any fish in our oceans. This is our future if we do not act now. Last night (1st June) some of London’s eco-minded, famous faces such as Stephen Fry, Geri Halliwell, Ben Goldsmith and Kate Rothschild gathered for the  private screening of End of the Line at the Science Museum iMax Theatre.  Its a film that will certainly have you thinking twice about what fish you eat, possibly even making you stop […]

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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 […]

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Too hot for some

The sun has come out and it looks like it’s decided to stay. Shoes and socks off, pedicures out.  Whether you are going to be partying it up in Ibiza, sunning yourself in St Tropez or just having picnics in Hyde Park those toes need some brightening up. But be careful because Essie is all you need but their colours are hot!  Founded in 1981, by Essie Weingarten, Essie is now one of the most popular nail vanish brands worldwide. Every nail salon stocks it, every manicured lady wears it. And the reason why: Essie is always on-trend and always high quality.  […]

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Something very special

The Beauty of Willow Rose There’s something very special about the things at Willow Rose Boutique, very special and soothingly familiar.   Willow Rose Boutique was founded in 2007 by designer and creator Willow Corbett-Winder who makes everything by hand using antique materials, fabrics, vintage beads and jewels that she finds on her travels. Her handmade notebooks, address books and diaries are covered in vintage fabrics that remind you of English summers and the French Riveria or exotic silks that make you dream of Indian nights.   The collection includes antique Grainsack cushions perfect for an elegant picnic and Pom Pom […]

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Street Combat Fighting Lessons

If Bikram bores you, the gym is monotonous and you’re keen for exercise with a bit more kick…street fighting combat fitness classes could be just the thing to speed up your life. The one on one 1 hour sessions held at The Mission Personal Training Studios are taught by personal trainer and ex-bodyguard Andy Macdonald and his team. Incorporating self-defence, Thai-boxing, kicking boxing and martial arts as well as weapon work into the workout, it’s no wonder this is considered an intensive cardio workout too. So, if self-defence lessons have ever appealed, it’s worth heading down to Old Brompton Road […]

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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 […]

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