I recently attended a dinner at Kensington Quarter, the fifth and newest restaurant from the Quarter Group. The new venue is a café, restaurant, deli and bar adjoined to the Indigo Hotel in Barkston Gardens near Earl's Court, which opened in November. Head Chef Riad Zaik (previously at Oxo Tower Brasserie and Le Pont de la Tour) has created a modern Mediterranean menu of light, seasonal cooking using healthy, organic ingredients and fresh artisan produce handpicked from their delicatessen.
I was given a voucher for THE OUTNET as a birthday present and finally got round to spending it last month - I chose a work-ready ruched black and white stripe jersey dress by American brand Bailey 44. Here I'm wearing it with my Clarks brogues I can't seem to stop wearing (so comfortable), silver beads and the tail end of a terrible flu on one of the days between Christmas and NYE.
Emily Blunt, starring in Sondheim's take on the Brothers Grimm tales for the new Into the Woods film, focuses on three classic fairytale characters for a series of darkly glamorous photographs for luxe beauty site Violet Grey. The British beauty's dark, enchanted portraits are shot at the Carlyle Hotel in New York by Norman Jean Roy, styled by Jessica Paster, with make up by Jenn Streicher and hair by Ashley Streicher.
Cinderella runs down the street in a glamorous Zac Posen ball gown and Bionda Castana shoes with powder blue eye make up. For Rapunzel she has dramatic lashes, smoky, smudged eyes and a long messy fishtail braid, wearing Agent Provocateur lingerie, a cage skirt and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery. And last but not least, Little Red Riding Hood wears a vintage Pucci crimson velvet suit, golden eyes and ruby lips.
This week I took my buddy to see Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, courtesy of londontheatre1.com. Cameron Mackintosh's hugely popular musical is back in the West End, returning after its record-breaking run 25 years ago. The acclaimed production won multiple Laurence Olivier and Tony Awards and also broke several Broadway records when it opened stateside, named the best musical of the year and is still the favourite for many all over the world. It's been performed by 27 companies in 300 cities and 15 different languages and I was thrilled to finally see the legendary production myself.