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Plaza Athenee joins forces with Barbie

Barbie moves in to the Plaza Athénée! For little girls that love pink- From August, 6th to September, 2nd, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée gives two of its bedrooms a makeover using the famous fashion doll’s favourite colours.  Decorated with exclusively signed furniture, accessories and other items, the two rooms will be an ideal fairy tale location for youngsters. The family package costs £1390.  To book ring 00 33 1 53 67 66 67

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Conde Nast Design Awards

Anya Hindmarch and Sir Paul Smith were  honoured at this year’s Condé Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards. The fourth annual awards, held in association with Marriott Hotels & Resorts, recognises design innovations which enhance the travel experience. In the Retail category, Anya Hindmarch’s won the prize for a new bespoke service which allows clients to have their own messages embossed onto handbags and wallets. Whether it be embossing a message into the leather products or designing a wallet from start to finish, Anya offers it all.  Expect retail prices to range from ’65 pounds, or $105, for a leather key-ring to […]

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FARHI Collaborates with young artists

NICOLE FARHI is collaborating with young upcoming artists by exhibiting their work in store and integrating it into their window designs. After the success of the NICOLE FARHI 2010 spring window partnership with illustrator Esther Coombs, featuring iconic London monuments as oversized graphics; with the BT Tower and Big Ben framed in neon Perspex and the Millennium Eye drawn directly onto the glass, May sees Benedetta Mori-Ubaldini’s magical animals enter the stores. The Milanese sculptor is well known for her innovative and extraordinarily realistic wire work. Each piece starts life as flat ‘chicken wire’ which is gradually manipulated by hand, […]

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Stylefinder.com get the Festival look

Tis the season to be fun! ‘The Telegraph’ have announced this season’s top 100 festivals and after seeing the likes of Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Beyonce Knowles and Daisy Lowe (to name but a few), looking so effortlessly cool at Coachella recently, the pressure is on to get that perfect festival look. However, unlike sunny California, the Great British weather can never be trusted. It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be warm. Will it be windy/rainy/sunny or all of the above? Do you take your bikini or your brolly? Sombrero or sweater? Well, it certainly pays to […]

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Pacifica in Hampstead

It’s not often you find somewhere which manages to tick every box but Pacifica Day Spa seems to do no wrong and their recently launched Hampstead branch is testament to this. The well-situated salon is brimming with delighted customers who shower Kathleen Granados, the owner, with words of praise and gratitude when leaving, so much so I am keen to begin to my treatment as soon as possible to find out what all the fuss is about. Their ‘Yummy Mummy’ treatment includes the signature facial and a manicure or pedicure. Lasting just over an hour, it’s the ultimate treat for […]

Fashion & Beauty

Chanel Les Pop Up

The allure of Chanel has been undiminished for almost a hundred years. Their cosmetics are on every girl’s wish list and this Summer they are about to bring out another outstanding range of products. Global creative director, Peter Philips, introduces ‘Les Pop-Up,’ the Summer limited collection, and with colours inspired by seaside views it is sure to be another hit sell out. Designed to make you think of fun filled summer days, the range features Soleil tan de Chanel, a moisturising bronzing powder which gives a natural and lasting radiance, so that from the beach to evening drinks you will […]

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The Peak Health Club & Spa

The attention to detail is what makes the exclusive Peak Health Club & Spa one of London’s premier health and beauty centres. Situated on the ninth floor of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, the palm trees, soft lighting and spectacular views of the city make you feel you’re in a ‘haven away from home’. Voted ‘Top Ten UK Day Spa 2008’ by readers of Conde Nast Traveller; the health club has state-of-the-art facilities, including a fully equipped gym and aerobics studio, sauna, steam room, golf simulator, awarding winning Spa and a 20 metre indoor swimming pool. Feeling tired and in need of some indulgence, I […]

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A Surrealist Spectacular

This weekend the glitterati of Edinburgh gathered to view the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show, which was a stunning spectacle of surrealist magical reality.   For this astounding show the city welcomed the likes of Tatler, for an evening of fashion and finest.  The show is put on by a dedicated committee of students, who this year, unlike previous years have had to battle on in the face of financial shortfalls and turbulent times to create a show stopping event. The ECFS was sponsored by Citylets, a property and rental advertising agency, with proceeds going to three charities specifically chosen by the […]

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French Fancy

Ooh la-la – there is a little bit of Parisian chic in London’s iconic Liberty’s store, as Merci (the French concept store) sets up a limited edition collection on Carnaby Street.  With a pinch of British finesse and a hint of French fancy, Merci’s Creative Director Marie France Cohen has designed a unique limited edition range, awash with beautiful floral prints. The collection has covered all bases; from home-ware and stationary to a charming Merci script engraved bracelet.   There is also a very cute limited edition Meadow Print Jumpsuit, the perfect out fit to welcome warmer climes.  Or for those […]

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DVF for Claridges

Ok, we know you can't actually wear an hotel but this is surely the next best thing. Much-lauded fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg who reinvented the wrap-dress for a whole new generation is set to unveil her first interior design project. In June of this year, the esteemed fashionista will launch a series of rooms and suites at Claridge's Hotel. Her signature style of iconic prints and bold colours is the perfect fit for Mayfair's Art Deco landmark and with original pieces of furniture to boot, the collaboration is sure to be the talk of the town! Furstenberg is a […]

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