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Drink your way through time

Do you know what’s so special about this view? It is the iconic London night view, but also the place I was standing on taking this photo, was where Fred Astaire danced. And as Gene Kelly would later say, dance history begins with Fred Astaire. This very rooftop on The Savoy, London, marks the beginning of a very interesting new cocktail bar menu that has recently been launched. The Savoy in London has long been one of the most loved luxury hotels through time. Celebrities, actors, actresses etc had been regular guests, and when they do, there is always some urban myths or stories be told. Researching on the history of the hotel...
Category: Night Life

Love Story in the eyes of Rankin

We all love a good old love story- girl meets boy, boy meets girl, and they fell in love. Simple as that. Usually shooting more edgy and grungy things, this time, photographer Rankin shot something different. As a series of collaborations with British actress Nathalie Emmanuel, Rankin and his in-house creative agency The Full Service brings a soft touch of lovey-dovey mood for London shoe brand Dune’s SS17 campaign.   The SS17 campaign for Dune is an on-set love story set against the backdrop of iconic London landmarks. The shoot itself was a major undertaking which gave us fantastic collateral including 4 videos, and here’s a...
Category: Fashion

The scent of seduction

Still looking for something special as Christmas present? Here is one for you- S&X Perfume by RANKIN. This special perfume, created by The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi Formula Number F3355412 , is an exciting collaboration between iconic photographer Rankin and award winning fragrance designer, Azzi Glasser created under her own label, The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi. Never underestimate the power of scent, it always brings out the deepest emotions of a person. Be it provocative or nostalgic, the stimulation of scent can trigger some memories, or create an imaginary sensation. Wanting to capture the smell of S&X as if it was taken th...
Category: Beauty

Old school English Charm at The Dorchester

London has always been one of the top cities to visit, and there are so many hotels in town that you just lose track on which is where. However, there are a good few hotels that has been long standing with history and keeping the classic old-school English charm. It is quite distinctive when you walk into an old-school hotel that maintain the standard. I have heard a lot about The Dorchester, and finally after living in London for so many years, I made a visit there. As soon as I walked in, I can understand why the Dorchester is still a favourite among many travellers. The reputation of the hotel is unique in having established ...
Category: Hotel

La Dolce Vita at QP Lounge

There is always something new in London, be it a bar, a restaurant, a new shop, or a club. Everyday there is something going on.   QP Lounge, the latest late-night bar and lounge on the fashionable Dover beneath QP LDN restaurant finally launched on a breezy September night. QP LDN is famed for its high-end authentic Amalfi coast inspired cooking, and popular amongst celebs and royals alike including Prince Andrew, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Kofi Annan, Valentino, Kylie Minogue, Hugh Grant and Anne Hathaway. It is not hard to understand why the queue is massive outside on the launch night, when guests inside are enjoying Möet ...
Category: Night Life