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101 London Date Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the City

That time of year is fast approaching. By that time of year, I am alluding to V Day, the big Valentines. The one day of the year when everyone is expected to be on a date. If you’re not in a relationship / marriage / convent and haven’t started cuffing then you need to get on that ASAP in order to find the one (or someone) for V Day. Once they are well and truly cuffed, you then need to work out where you’re going to go. That’s where we come in. We have devised the ultimate guide of date […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Silence is golden

Loud music can really put a spoke in the wheels when it comes to communicating with people at parties. Larger than life decibel levels turn conversations into miming acts and the next morning the ringing in your ears is still there; not to mention the copious complaints from your neighbors, who tell you that the music was lousy anyway. It is an age old problem that, until now, had yet to be hit on the head. This is where ‘Silent Social’ come in. By introducing a new entertainment concept, that is commonly known as a ‘silent disco’, all of the […]

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A Top treat in fashion week

When? From the 19th-23rd February, Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store will be running events to celebrate London Fashion Week. What? On offer, are live screenings of the Catwalk shows, a pop-up bakery, a nail salon and a range of different workshops. DJ’s will be playing in-store and there will be a chance to win prizes including an entire ‘Fashion Week Wardrobe’. Who will be there? The event is open to everyone and among those going, is Blake Mycoskie, founder of the ethical shoe brand TOMS. He will be  joined by Erin Wasson, designer and model to host the first ‘Style […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

135 Years of The Criterion

On 2 February London's landmark Criterion Restaurant celebrated 135 years of fabulous dining with a star-studded anniversary dinner for 100 invited guests including  Jaime Winstone, Rhys Iffans, Trinny Woodall, Lara Bohnic, Jessie and Tilly Wood, Jo Wood, David Gandy, Pam Hogg, Stephen and Assia Webster, Mike Figgis, Marie Helvin and James Rousseau. The evening began with a glittering reception where Laurent Perrier Champagne, Karlsson's Gold Vodka and Louis XIII Remy Martin helped to get the party started alongside some luxurious canapés. There followed by a lavish three course dinner of Poached native lobster, Galloway beef fillet and Velhrona chocolate tart […]

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The Alexa

Keeping with the Mulberry theme, there is a new twist to the iconic Bayswater classic.  Inspired and named after Britain’s favorite home grown style guru, Alexa Chung – the Alexa Bag is a cross between the classic Bayswater and the men’s briefcase. This chic new accessory to any girl’s wardrobe has been flying off the shelves and brandishing all the original Mulberry features with a unique slant – it’s not hard to see why.  The Alexa range comes in all shapes and sizes from the over sized weekend escape bag to the evening clutch and even an divine purse.  From […]

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Mulberry takes a second bite of the apple

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, and currently, no one understands this better than Mulberry. Last November, we bought you the news of Mulberry’s first launch of their luxury collection for Apple products. Creative Director Emma Hill, was “thrilled” to launch the whole host of Apple products, which, must now be the apple of her eye since they sold out quicker than you could say MINE! This initial binge session may have left less than slim pickings for the rest of us but fear not. It seems Mulberry are prepared to cater for our cravings and are serving […]

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Develop a slick skin

Fake tatoos will be the new fake tan now that the tangoed look is no longer in Vogue. As seen on the catwalk models of Chanel and Rodarte, transferable tattoos are set to be a big stick this Spring. A host of super models have the real deal, including Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen and Erin Wasson but until now, their presence has been left unexplored by designers. Now, however, designers such as Chanel have created a painless style stamp that won’t scar you for life – or your bank balance. From 1st March, Chanel tatoos, which depict flowers, beads and […]

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Leju jewellery

Colourful, vegetable ivory jewellers, LeJu, will be sold at the Royal Academy of Arts from 23 January – 18 April 2010 to complement the much-anticipated Van Gogh exhibition – the first of its kind to take place in over 40 years. Three of LeJu’s popular designs will be available for purchase: The Bubble necklace, the Flor necklace, and Polo earrings. The passion, creativity and vibrancy behind LeJu’s jewellery will be a perfect addition to Van Gogh’s own use of colour and complexity. When asked how the partnership came into being, LeJu’s Dutch-born designer Lenny Trines revealed, “LeJu jewellery is a […]

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Pure Matt

Family-run company Falke, are renowned for leading the way in both quality and style. Founded in 1895, Falke’s position of queen of hosiery continues. Now just in time for the rising hemline party season, they have released a multitude of colourful matte tights. Using soft and durable materials, the 100 denier tights are both warm and resilient making them great value for money. Despite the 100 denier, the tights fail to look too thick but instead liven up your legs and are the essential accessory this Christmas. Available in 18 colours from jewel inspired to the more traditional colours, the […]

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The Truffle Coatigan

Luxury women’s wear label ‘Truffle’ has launched its limited edition ethically produced asymmetric hooded ‘Coatigan’.  This luxurious charcoal Coatigan has been hand-knitted by women as part of The Shubinak Project in Pakistan. The Shubinak Project is helping to revive and build shu-making skills to enable women to gain income to help support their families, which traditionally remains the elusive domain of men. Equally, it presented an unusual opportunity for increasing space for women’s economic and social empowerment, while reviving an indigenous art form.  In the high mountain villages of Chitral for centuries women have been spinning wool into yarn called […]

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Brora

Now the temperature has dropped by 5 degrees in the past few weeks, it’s clear skimpy jumpers will no longer suffice, meaning the cashmere guru, Brora, is beckoning. This year their clothes are even more appealing, going to town with endlessly covetable accessories.  Their trademark fingerless glove wristwarmers come in multiple shades, including truffle and thunder, and are the rare kind that neither bobble nor hole, and this year are on offer at only £22 when you buy anything else. This won’t be hard. The whole store exudes stylish comfort and not only are they still doing their bed socks […]

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