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Mirko Guida

Il Bottaccio is set to open the doors of its Grand Gallery ballroom, a magnificent 300 square meter space, to celebrate the UK debut of feted contemporary Italian artist Mirkò Guida. “Dreamore”, a showcase of Mirkò’s most recent creations includes his signature large-scale cubist inspired paintings – 7 canvases – and his more recent foray into the hand-painted ceramics genre – 4 objets d’art will be on display. Accompanied by a live ceramics atelier by the artist, the show will be open for a limited-time only closing November 26th before heading stateside to the Museum of Modern of Art. A […]

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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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Somerset House

This Wednesday saw the opening of the Somerset House Ice Rink, an annual mark of Christmas cheer, this year sponsored by the glittering legend of Tiffany & Co. The beautiful eighteenth-century outdoor venue is this year offering numerous events and sessions to Londoners of all ages and abilities, from “Late Skates” evenings accompanied by DJ beats to the “Breakfast with Tiffany” Saturday mornings planned to cover the needs and wishes of parents and children alike, with complimentary Tiffany cupcakes, hot drinks, and a post-skate glass of champagne for the chaperones. The sparkling launch party was attended by Harry Potter starlet […]

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Home House Bar

After 18 months of refurbishment London's historic Home House, the exclusive private members' club, has opened its stunning extension to general acclaim from critics and members alike. The building – a grand Georgian town house – was designed by James Wyatt in 1773, but with its new cutting edge minimalist interiors it has been brought into the 21st century with a vengeance. The iconic female architect Zaha Hadid is responsible for the transformation. Well known for her fluid approach to design she has created installations for the futuristic new bar which feature her trademark sci-fi-esque style. With its sculpted metallic surfaces […]

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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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Gü Chocolates

If the thought of Valentine’s Day seems too far in the distance to even think about, then this might get your attention a little more. Chocolate addicts may not even last the wait when they learn that the notoriously rich Gü chocolate makers have created a tempting new treat called the Love Pot especially for Valentines Day. With ingredients designed to lead astray even the strong minded, the Gü Love Pot contains 53% cocoa chocolate and whipped cream. Yet, if this still isn’t enough for the chocolate aficionado, perhaps NÃœ Gü Chocs may contain the extra rich factor you need […]

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Girard Perregaux

Following the success of the ww.tc Financial, Girard-Perregaux is launching a new addition to the ww.tc family. The ww.tc Shadow, with its predominately black features and ceramic case, is the most imposing and technically dynamic model in its class. The ww.tc Shadow's imposing 43 mm black ceramic case is the fruit of a long and meticulous manufacturing process. Its perfectly homogeneous texture gives it some appealing assets: extreme hardness (1500 Vickers, much higher than steel, at 600 Vickers) i.e. good wear resistance, while also being particularly light and wearable. Indeed, ceramic is considerably lighter than steel, and barely heavier than […]

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Kumo Knightsbridge

New bar Kumo opens its doors to London’s fashionable social set. The achingly cool Kumo, situated in the glamorous Beauchamp Place in Knightsbridge oozes opulence and sophistication. Whether it be the cutting edge interior, the deliciously adventurous cocktails, or the minimalistic Japanese cuisine, Kumo Knightsbridge is the place to be seen this winter. Interior design duo Theo Theodorou and Valerie Bechtolshiem were inspired by Japanese culture as seen in Kumo’s rich, luxurious fabrics and colours. This Eastern influence is evident throughout every inch of the intimate setting whether it be the blood-red silk walls, the gold lights, the handcrafted Lotus […]

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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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Coccinelle

Leading Itailian brand Coccinelle has joined forces with top 1970s cult designer Barbara Hulanicki to createa new handbag collection. Hulanicki, founder of BIBA, has incorporated her iconic designs into the collection which will be sold from October in Coccinelle stores. Each of the six bags has been made in Italy and is of limited edition. Hulanicki has managed to create a widevariety of styles, ranging from clutches or bowling bags to shopping bags and purses and with prices under £200 the bag is an ideal guilt free treat. All of them are embellished with the exclusive and recognisable Art Deco […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Armani Onde

Fascinated by the mystery surrounding the sensual and feminine woman, Giorgio Armani has been inspired to create three new fragrances.   Armani wanted to capture the woman’s sensuous power in his scent and in Onde, he aims to transform a fleeting moment into an eternity.   All three of the perfumes contain a fantastical theme, with each bottle inscribed with an elegant and different motif which hints at their imagined motif.  Onde Mystere, Onde Vertige and Onde Extase all manage to give an enchanting and dream-like experience.  The musky oriental Onde Mystere comes in a violet shade to emulate the waves on […]

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