Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Puddings to end the Evening ...

For those with a sweet tooth - rejoice!  Remember when puddings were once strictly after-dinner ‘guilty pleasures’? Well, that’s no more. Now, it seems that dessert has been added to our double Ds (drinking and dancing). We noticed it first when our cocktails took a sweet turn – from the Coco Pop Old Fashioned at Duck & Waffle to the serious liquid desserts at BOBO Social (think rhubarb & custard tipples, death by chocolate martinis and apple crumbles in a glass). And now the idea has gone bricks and mortar with The Pudding Bar, a candlelit Soho sweet spot with a dessert-only menu. 

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Broken Arm in Paris

The Broken Arm space in the Haut Marais neighbourhood of Paris has become a haunt for cool creatives and is in danger of overtaking Colette as a must-visit destination.  Read all about it here

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Secret Parties in London ....

Urban Junkies is a great resource for where to eat and club, and the best and newest places to visit in London.  Check out today's newsletter for where all the 'secret' events are being held - and how to get into them! http://www.urbanjunkies.com/london/current.html

Friday, 27 June 2014

Amazing Floating Sculptures

Colourant is a series of floating sculptures, made up of colourful liquid thrown and captured at 1/3500th of a second. Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio are the brains behind the project, which appears as an optical illusion.See more here ...

Friday, 20 June 2014

Youth Matters say Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield make a point as they emerge from a café in New York. They held notes across their faces saying: "Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let's try this again. We don't need the attention, but these wonderful organisations do: www.youthmentoring.org; www.autismspeaks.org; (and don't forget:) www.wwo.org; www.gildasclubnyc.org. Here's to the stuff that matters. Have a great day!"

Monday, 16 June 2014

Bipping ....YAR! A Take on Blogging

Bip Ling's You Tube video takes a tongue in chic view of blogging and her favourite phrase, Yar.  A must watch for all would be bloggers and those fashion bloggers who take themselves too seriously ...

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Painted Parisian Ladies

Scottish artist Jessica Harrison‘s creations are securely fastened and thoroughly impervious to any kind of clumsy seven-year-olds who may be lurking around the "FLASH" exhibition at Galerie L.J. in Paris, ready to accidentally knock her ceramic body-arted ladies off their pedestals at a moment’s notice.
 Harrison not only sculpted this collection, but she completed her PhD in Sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art last year. Named after the traditional tattoo templates, her conservative ball-gowned belles have been given a bad girl makeover with some finely applied ink (similarly subversive to Penny Byrne‘s psychotic ceramaic creations), and Harrison uses the archetypal symbols of body art – skulls, daggers and bleeding hearts – juxtaposed with the demure, feminine figures. Try not to break anything if you can visit the gallery; closing date is 26 June.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Julian Schnabel: Coming to London from Dallas

 “Poetry is the thing he left out”

…a quote from a full video interview on Nowness,  The Seven Days of Creation.
Julian Schnabel is enjoying his first US Museum Show Since the 1980s (Dallas Contemporary) and Londoners will be able to see a selection of work from the past ten years in Every Angel has a Dark Side which opens at the Dairy Art Centre in London on 25 April.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Dress to impress at the Matisse Exhibition

93 year old socialite Iris Apfel has been inspired by the Matisse at Tate Modern to dress in similar eyecatching and joyful style.  See the video at http://www.neverunderdressed.com/people/news/iris-apfel-dresses-for-matisse