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The Icecreamists

      If you thought ice cream was somehow slightly subversive … fat content … giving tongue … 9 1/2 /Weeks … you’d be right but they ain’t got nothing on The Icecreamists!  The brand’s new guerilla installation is coming to Selfridges’ Ultralounge from Sept 10th to Nov 1st and the subterranean establishment promises to be deliciously seditious right down to the last lick. Presided over by self appointed, Master of Cool Innovation, entrepreneur and provocateur, Matt O’Connor, the “God Save The Cream” (think sex and pistols) themed ice cream and entertainment concept boutique serves up a mind-bending array […]

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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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Hot cakes

Did you ever think you would hear the following: top model becomes cake-maker? From the catwalk to the kitchen Lorraine Pascale is cooking up a storm and her speciality, cupcakes. One of Britain’s premier models during the Nineties, working along side Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Lorraine Pascale, the former face of Versace and Donna Karen, is turning her hand to baking. After many successful years as a top model Pascale enrolled in a cooking course at the world famous fulltime Diploma of Food and Wine course at Leiths which lead her to work in some of London’s best restaurants, The […]

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V Festival Celeb Gossip Hotline

Oasis-smasis … the Chelmsford crowd reckoned MGMT’s version of Wonderwall complete with cardboard cut-out of Liam (well he’s a bit of a cartoon rockstar anyways) was just as good as the real thing and less lightly to lamp you if you give him a funny look. It was gossip central on and off stage on the Essex leg of V Festival.  Having made a ‘completely unorchestrated surprise appearance’ with The Specials on the main V Music stage, the Wino made a comeback later in the Virgin Union tent. With a good eight hours extra drinking time under her skinny belt, […]

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Gisele Ganne

Freshly out of The Royal College of Art, Gisele Ganne is already dazzling the macrocosm of the jewellery world.  Her Oxymoronic style unites the macabre and the beautiful and in her first collection, her pieces are inspired by Victorian mourning jewellery.  Gisele explains,”Mourning is not just about dead people; it is also about dead relationships and decaying marriages and the divorce jewellery refers to old and contemporary wedding customs.”  Yet, before you’re put off by the sombre style, it is the paradox in Ganne’s work that makes it stand out.  Along with a slightly grave undertone, her jewellery is vibrant, abundant in bright colours and […]

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Scin

Firmly inserted in the Notting Hilly Billies black book of beauty, Scin has now opened in Great Portland Street and is causing a similar frenzy amongst nearby residents. Offering all styles of treatments and packages, Scin’s candy store appeal is also backed up with adept and helpful therapists, who even add extra assistance if you’re in a hurry and request for it. Joining almost every beauty salon in London, Scin uses Ren products which are organic and, with science and mineral technology, manage to boost the skin’s natural repair and renewal. For their facials, they use Ren or Dermatologica and […]

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500 Days of Summer

Does the anti-love story look set finally to surpass the fairy tale love story? With Twilight’s implausible success, followed by a Hollywood latch-on to anti heroes, this September Marc Webb is about to join the bandwagon with his 500 Days of Summer. Openly admitting ‘this is not a love story,’ the film centres around Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon Levitt) and Summer Finn’s (Zooey Deschanel) off beat and tumultuous so-called relationship. While for Tom it is love at first sight when meeting Summer, she on the other hand, is a part-time misanthropist, who refuses to believe in relationships, boyfriends, disparaging that […]

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Celebriparty

Ever thought celebrities have it easy?  Not this time.  Now it’s their turn to do some work! A new club night at London’s indigO2 is inviting the public to get up close and personal to their idols in a totally unique way. In a clubbing first, partygoers will see their favourite stars working the door, serving the drinks, spinning the tunes and even performing on the night! Kicking off with a Big Brother special, the first event – on Saturday 5th September – the team has already secured many of the show’s past housemates and winners to act as staff. […]

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Thomas Pink Commuter Tie

And just when you thought everything had been invented…. Thomas Pink has hit Christmas stocking-filler jackpot with a stylish new way to hide technology on your way to work. The modern commute normally has you laden with gadgets, whether it’s listening to music or watching a film, yet Thomas Pink’s brainchild – the Commuter Tie – has created a tie with a pocket on the reverse side and an extra fabric loop to keep wires out of sight, leaving your hands free and the line of your suit in tact. Part of its main line for Autumn Winter 2009/2010, the […]

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ABSOLUT-ly Rockin

Just as famous for its zip-up disco bottles as it is for their contents, meet the NKOTB from ABSOLUT Vodka –  The new ROCK EDITION bottle that’s the alcoholic equivalent of a tribute band. The bods at Pernod Ricard tell us it’s been inspired by decades of  backstage revelry, outrageous requests, mad mullets and shaggy perms and this new icon of the spirit world comes decked out in a studded jacket made of faux black leather (hey it’s even vegetarian friendly … that’s right, Ozzy, move away from the bat …). Featuring on many a diva-driven dressing-room rider – alongside […]

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