AONO Barbershop at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge

If you hadn’t guessed from the numerous other posts about different barbers in London, I love getting my hair cut. There isn’t much else that gives you the confidence boost like a fresh cut. So next up on my tour of top men’s barbers is AONO, a new barber’s based in the recently re-opened menswear department of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.… Read the rest.

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The UK Marks Somme Centenary

On Friday 1 July 2016, in London, I witnessed and was part of one of the most incredible events I have ever seen.

The day marked 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme – the bloodiest battle in British military history with 19,240 men dying on the first day alone.

To mark the Somme centenary, 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, commissioned Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller to create a modern memorial to commemorate the occasion. In collaboration with the National Theatre’s director, Rufus Norris, some 1400 volunteers (men aged 16-52) took part in the UK-wide ‘we’re here because we’re here’ event. They volunteers marched across the UK dressed as WWI soldiers in historically accurate uniforms. They represented the 15 regiments that saw loss of life that day.… Read the rest.

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Reimagine the Kebab at Le Bab Soho

On the long list of why living in London is so great (I’m choosing to ignore the downsides of the cost of rent!), on of the highest entries has got to be the food. London is a hotbed for new and exciting eateries and I’ve made it my life’s mission to eat at them all. Well, maybe not all of them, but by jove I’ll try. HA!

One of London’s latest additions is Le Bab, the new home of gourmet kebabs in the city. Founded by university friends, Stephen and Ed, Le Bab was born out of the gent’s mutual interest in the ancient gastronomy of the iconic kebab.… Read the rest.

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The Architect of Style Shoot

They you can find inspiration anywhere; from the papers you read to the world around you. Truer can’t be said for Toni Tran, aka ‘Fashitects‘. An architect graduate, Toni transitioned his studies and love of design into an exploration of fashion and lifestyle. Recently I had the pleasure of working with Toni on a shoot for Harvey Nichols during their ‘Art of Style’ month. I approached Toni with the ‘Architect of Style’ concept of shooting him in and around London, in locations of architectural interest, reflecting his own personal style and showcasing how he uses architecture to inspire his look.

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Barley & Buns Pop-Up At Spice Market

I’m obsessed with Bao buns. I have been ever since my best friend introduced me to them a year ago. I can never turn away from them when I see them in food markets or if I’m down in China Town. Now, the Spice Market in the W Hotel is giving the street-food favourite a rather luxury rework with a Barley & Buns pop-up this Christmas.… Read the rest.

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Top Dog Soho

The concept of a single-dish restaurant has been on a stratospheric rise over the past few years, especially in London, with countless niche establishments opening. One of the latest arrivals in the heart of London’s Soho is TOP DOG, which as the same suggests specialists in hot dogs in a variety of glorious forms.… Read the rest.

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