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New fragrance from Jo Malone

    It’s the last hurrah of summer from the olefactory world of Jo Malone.  The brand’s new fragrance, Vanilla & Anise transports the wearer off to the floral valleys of Madagascar and captures the extraordinary and fleeting moment when one spots a vanilla orchid blossoming at day break.  This is practically the floral equivalent of the holy grail as the fragile cream and white flowers found on the vanilla vine only appear in in ones or twos in the early morning and seem to vanish again by the afternoon. Vanilla & Anise entices the senses with its top notes of Sicilian […]

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Pay it forward!

Ever been in conflict with your conscious and a desire to plump out your wardrobe’s supply of shoes? Now there is the perfect excuse for both, TOMS!  With the simple philosophy that ‘with every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need’.  The TOMS’ one for one movement is the perfect solution to any good girl’s dilemma. Created in 2006 by an American traveller Blake Mycoskie, who wanted to help shoeless children to play and work safely.  This original business model is taking the industry by storm.  Since I stumbled across these […]

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Wanted

  As it says in his bio on his website, Max Wiedemann is ‘an artist that has never seen the inside of an Art Academy.’ And I am sure there are a few art academies around that are wishing he had been one of their graduates. Wiedemann is a graffiti artist who is quickly making an impressive name for himself not only here in London but also in The States.  He was recently mentioned on the popular Perez Hilton site for his paintings. His work focuses on societies deepening relationship with pop culture, media and consumerism and our ever growing […]

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Jalouse Showcase

    Sexy Hanover Square members club, Jalouse is holding a no holes barred showcase of its award-winning space on September 24th Expect stage performances, massage girls, fashion shows and exhibitions –  all demonstrating how the club can be used to its full potential for private parties, groovy seminars, press and product launches and full-on catwalk extravaganzas.  The club will also be showing off its expertise on the canapé and cocktail side too just in case there was any doubt!  Jalouse won best new club at this year’s Club and Bar Awards and it’s easy to see why.  The sumptuous […]

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Openings & Launches

Go West

The East End has been monopolizing our club scene for too long and a sea of new autumn openings proves that when it comes to glamour, West is definitely best. So mothball the grunge and dust off the designer threads, you’re in for the ride of your life. September’s big opening is the re-launch of much missed St James’s Street members’ destination, Aura which is sure to up the area’s ante after hours. It’s been taken over by airline mogul Tony Fernandes, Gumball Rally entrepreneur Jonny Dodge and Supper Club owner Alberto Barbieri and promises a sophisticated yet technically advanced […]

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Getting Loaded in the Park

  This is the perfect festival for people who don’t like mud, canvas or generally venturing beyond the London nderground system.  You can go hard and still go home at the end of the day – or even  onto the after party at Fabric should the mood take you.  Bug eyed ravers unused to the daylight, teeny boppers with faces painted like fafinettes, Euro house heads in bandanas, club kids in day-glo, Hoxtonites, die hards and try hards … they all descended on Clapham Common like a mashed up version of a Mike Skinner track – in fact, it was […]

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Gorilla Circus

Bored of goat curry, whistles and carnival chaos and searching for something a little different this bank holiday? The travelling Gorilla circus is offering flying trapeze classes to people of all ages who have dreamt of honing their skills in aerial circus. Whether it’s simply a single lesson, or a string of regular lessons, Gorilla circus will leave you with a series of techniques and tricks. Happening throughout various locations in London the Gorilla circus is specifically specialised in flying trapeze and aerial arts. The outdoor classes have only been opened to the public since June and will be finishing […]

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Flash Sushi

  Sushi fans, not to mention those of the female form, will be delighted to know that Flash Sushi’s authentic Nyotaimori dining experience is back in London town. Originating in Japan, Nyotaimori – or female body presentation – is the traditional Japanese art of eating sushi off a naked female body.  The century old practice started as the preserve of the Japanese elite but has enjoyed huge popularity in New York and LA’s hip night life scenes.  Sasha Baron Cohen Fans will remember its being parodied in Brüno where SBC tries make Paula Abdul eat sushi from the body of […]

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RankinLive!

By now you are probably aware that the infamous, fashion photographer Rankin is searching for real models to photograph as part of a project on British Style. In a quest to discover representatives who capture the sense of what it is to be British, Rankin is looking for eccentric and enthusiastic volunteers to take part in an interactive exhibition. The project, known as Rankin Live! Is due to end September 18th and the goal is to shoot around 1,000 people who touch socially, historically and culturally what it is to be British; and with an average of around fifty people per […]

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The Quilon

  And the award goes to… the Michelin-starred Quilon Restaurant. The Wine Spectator magazine’s 2009 Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence was announced last week and the winner was Quilon Restaurant in Victoria, London with an extraordinary wine list offering over 140 different wines. Quilon’s wine list was compiled by Peter McCombie, one of the UK’s most renowned Masters of Wine, and Sriram Aylur. The Wine Spectator magazine’s 2009 Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence is an award that since 1981 has recognised restaurants who’s wine lists are special, “offer interesting selections” and “are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal […]

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Vogue Shopping

Shop till you drop. If you haven’t started saving your pennies for some serious shopping on the 1oth September then you will definitely be missing out. Why? Because it’s Fashions Night Out, Vogue’s global celebration of fashion. In 13 cities from New York to Milan, London to Shanghai, all the major fashion cities around the world, Vogue is organising a very special night of shopping. In London, designer shops, boutiques, department stores and high-street brands are all joining in to provide an extraordinary evening in London’s West End. Vogue fashion director, Lucinda Chambers, has designed a limited edition T-shirt just […]

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Paul Edmonds Hair Boutique

    Gone are the days when you just book a treatment at the hairdressers … in a dry, skinny, extra shot, hold the syrup grande kind of a way, leading salons are tailoring their treatments to the specific needs of their clients’ locks – just as facialists and coffee chains have been doing for time!  My newest discovery is Paul Edmonds’ super swish salon on Brompton Road.  Paul is offering discerning clients a range of four new tailored treats: Nourishing Clay – from the Alborz amountains in Iran, no less, which adds moisture and condition Hydro Resin – replenishing […]

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