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Models thin on the ground

A couple of years ago London Fashion Week started to reassert itself. Back came the big runway shows; Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Clements Ribeiro et al. LFW was on a high as it celebrated its 25th anniversary. Today London re-evaluates as the spectre of bad scheduling presented modelling agencies and shows with logistical headaches. Sat Bal (21 Sept 11) Read more

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Kings of Queens

Don’t believe all you read about the internet sapping print publishing creativity. Kitchen Sink Publishing is release a lavish new book featuring 80s pop icon Boy George. Kings of Queens is billed as “the official, definitive legacy edition of a stunning new coffee table book” and will retail at £499. Abigail Parkin (19 Sept 11)

The publisher sold out of a similar project on John Lydon and hopes to do the same withKings of Queens’s which charts the colourful journey of Boy George’s life. Read more

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The Halkin celebrates its 20th

 

In 1991 The Halkin opened its doors to the claim of London’s first boutique design hotel providing a stylish alternative to bland corporate chains. Twenty years on the hotel is inviting guests to share its ethos and anniversary celebrations with a range of events set to take place throughout September.Abigail Parkin (7 Sept ‘11)

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Natural beauty

Red sandspurry, sleepy morning and scurvy grass might not sound too alluring but these plant extracts will have skin perfectionists running to their nearest Clarins counter for the new Vital Light Serum says Abigail Parkin (6 Sept ’11)

The Vital Light Serum is a skin tone perfector that in one single step has three luminosity-restoring actions on the skin. It fades out dark spots, it brightens age-related dull skin tone and it helps smooth and repair lines.

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The Door restaurant

Square meal or Square Mile?

 

The plan seemed pretty simple. Late afternoon drinks at Soho House, then off to dinner at new restaurant The Door before bedding down at the Square Mile party. Usefully, The Door on the City’s Cornhill is near the party venue. So how, wonders Sat Bal, did it all go so wrong? (2 Sept '11)

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My Fair Lady


Imagine the pages of Robb Report tumbling out into an exhibition – gleaming displays of all that’s rare in art, fine wine, cars and  jewellery  - and you have some idea of Masterpiece London’s ethos. (3 Aug' 11)

The Fair took place recently, reporting  visitor increase of nearly 60%  on last year - with millions of pounds in sales accrued during its week-long tenure at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Sat Bal spoke to Masterpiece London Fair director, Nicola Winwood and to Quintessentially’s Clare Gardner for the inside view on this year’s Masterpiece London.


 

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Royal (Westmoreland) treatment - Barbados

“I don’t think my neighbour is in,” says John Morphet peering over his balcony. 

The absent “neighbour” is Gary Lineker and Morphet is master of all we survey. Under surveillance is his Royal Westmoreland estate in Barbados, a 500-acre belt of luxury villas situated on the Royal Westmoreland Golf and Country Club, itself a fixture on the world’s top ten of golfing residential resorts. Sat Bal reports 

From Morphet’s colonial-style mansion villa we’re afforded an uninterrupted vista of lush greenery, ocean swirl and deep blue west coast Barbados sky. Here, on the aptly named Flamboyant Drive, Morphet’s native Lancashire might be out of sight but it’s not out of mind.

The multi-million pound sale of his Lancashire-based South Lakeland Caravans business bolstered the fortunes of his Pure Leisure Group (PLG) which also owns Billing Aquadrome in Northampton. “Plcs had moved into our industry, they didn’t understand it and took on too much debt, expanded too quickly and failed,” he explains. “I sold before the rot set in."

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Global Gathering enchant their VIPs

 

This summer GlobalGathering are bringing luxury to Long Marston Airfield. Events company Halo will be creating VIP Fields and an enchanted VIP woods to complement the festival’s luxury camping experience. Abigail Parkin (7 Jul ‘11)

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BAFTA Brits to watch

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced its inaugural ‘BAFTA Brits to Watch’ event. It takes place on Saturday 9 July and British Airways will be flying the talent to Los Angeles as BAFTA’S official airline partner. Abigail Parkin (4 Jul 11)

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Isle be there

 

The White Isle is set for an invasion of pleasure-seeking narcissism with huge glitter balls providing the backdrop and house tunes swaying the crowds at Disco's Revenge every Saturday night at Es Paradis; Ibiza's prime party venue.

Carl Hannaghan A&R director for Hed Kandi sums up the delights of the Ibiza weekend. (21 June '11)

 

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