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Rejuvanessence

Caroline Josling's reviews could not be more glowing and there's little surprise to this as it seems Caroline might just have solved the enigma to youthful skin. Her rejuvanessence facial energy release is an in demand holistic treatment which works on releasing different tissues and muscles around the face. The gentle finger massage treatment lasts for one hour and twenty minutes and is the secret behind skin tone improvement and wrinkle diminishment. The treatment is set over six sessions and each one concentrates on a specific area of the face. Although signs of lines and wrinkle reduction are normally only […]

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Collections

If you feel you need a little extra sparkle in your life then head for the Collections designer jewellery show to discover the highlights of next year’s trends.   Filled with innovative and stylish jewellery the show will feature exhibitors such as Nina Ricci, Lola Rose, Dower & Hall and Djadji Platinum among many others, and is out to showcase the creative talent available in the industry right now. Newly launched this year, Collections is also introducing the “New Designer of the Year Award.” Sponsored and judged by headline exhibitor Stephen Webster, as well as  Jose Skeates (ECone) and jewellery editor […]

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World Press Photo 2008

World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organisation which aims to support press photographers on a wide and international scale. Based in Amsterdam, the foundation has expanded massively since its establishment in 1955, and now takes its annual photography exhibit around the world, promoting the works of the press across 45 countries. The photography shown is definitely a step-up from the typical paparazzi press we are so accustomed to in Britain – no celebrity scandal or salacious gossip here. The first ever image to win the prestigious prize of World Press Photo of the Year was a mid-action shot of a […]

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Which Australian brand coined the term Activewear in the 80s’, is celebrating their 30 years anniversary this year and are credited as creating the activewear category as we know it today?

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Pangolin London

Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Sterling Stuff II, held in 2002 at its in house gallery, Pangolin has finally been brought to London and has commissioned more than 60 artists to exhibit their works for a 2008 follow up exhibition.    Pangolin London is one of the few London galleries that caters specifically for sculpture and the gallery emphasises that it aims to display works that otherwise might never get shown. What’s even more interesting is that Pangolin Editions has collaborated closely with every sculptor so that the finest end result is achieved.  The 2008 exhibition has […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tamarind Mayfair

This Indian restaurant, set in the heart of Mayfair has just entered its 14th year. With endless praise on their website, the Michelin starred restaurant has been hailed as one of the most sophisticated Indian restaurants in London. So how did it measure up Alfred Prasad, their head chef is renowned for his ever-changing Southern and North-West Indian menu. However, despite there being ample choice available the result was still nothing different. To start with we ordered the Jhinga Ajwaini Tiger prawns and the Lasooni Pasliyan Grilled lamb cutlets marinated in olive oil with spiced aubergine. While nothing was dissatisfactory […]

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Atelier Moet

From December 3rd, Moët will be opening a temporary store on New Bond Street offering the chance to personalise a bottle of champagne in true celebrity style, just in time for the Christmas shopping rush. The champagne giant has collaborated with Swarovski in their latest venture, allowing customers to have a name, monogram, or special date emblazoned upon a bottle in sparkling crystals. Moët held a similar event in New York last December as part of their “Be Fabulous” campaign, and now for a limited time only, Londoners can join the celebration. Sally Warmington, brand director at Moët & Chandon, said […]

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Zadig & Voltaire

When this French brand opened up in Sloane Street two years ago, there was a sigh of relief. At last a slice of Paris had been brought to London. Now with successful retails in Westbourne Grove, St John’s Wood and Richmond, Zadig is aiming to build on that reputation and plans to open a handful more this autumn. Branded as the “affordable luxury” line with their chic and subtle, yet easy to wear collection, Zadig &Voltaire have managed to cater for a wide spectrum of ages. Founder Thierry Gillier is the reason behind the success, her approach of adapting to […]

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Angels

Saturday 6th December is a definite date for the diary. Angel Costumiers, the family dynasty now in its sixth generation supplying fabulous costumes to major motion pictures and TV productions, is hosting their Big Vintage Clothing Sale to make room for newly-acquired BBC resources. Held in the Angels Wembley warehouse, a 160000 square foot facility holding 8 miles of clothing rails, the Sale will be a bargain-hunter’s dream – items are not individually priced, but instead sold by the bag, a medium-size costing £10, a supersize going for £20. Indeed the bag can be filled with a huge variety of […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Gianni Versace

In an act of dedication to her late brother Gianni, Donatella Versace is launching an ultra exclusive new fragrance from their Couture division.  This will be the first perfume from the Couture line and the limited edition scent will be available only by order through Versace boutiques or Harrods. With citrus, mandarin and red berries blend, the fragrance is very feminine and has been especially shaped by perfumer Sophie Labbe.  Concentrating on extreme detail in this product Versace has designed the scent to come in a white leather bottle and a lid which has diamond-like facets creating a spectacular interplay […]

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Girard Perregaux

Girard Perregaux has just launched his latest ladies watch, the Cat’s Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendar. Made of just about everything that could make a girl go weak at the knees- diamonds, gold and mother of pearl- the luxury Swiss brand is inspired by the signs of the zodiac and manages to synthesize both the lunar and zodiac cycle together. Perregaux shows there’s no end to his extravagance, placing 68 diamonds circling the face of the watch and using mother of pearl to guide the signs of the zodiac. There is a selection to chose from, amongst them a pink […]

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