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The Gore Hotel - reviewed

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014
Posted by: AIL Staff

“A rock’n’roll hotel that’s a class act all round” As rock’n’roll hotels go, The Gore is pretty impressive. ‘Wow, the Rolling Stones one’? is a common reaction from people when this boutique hotel is mentioned, as the band launched their Beggars Banquet album in the bar in 1968. The Royal Albert Hall is just round the corner, so historical...read more



Burt's Bees Hive Pops Up in Seven Dials

Tuesday 22nd of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

Next Thursday will see the doors open to natural beauty brand Burt's Bees' first ever UK store, as their pop-up hive comes to Seven Dials for an eight week period. With 30 years of experience in creating natural beauty, it all began in a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine in 1984. The new Pop Up Hive features natural, wooden furniture while golden ye...read more



Fashion Find(s) of the Week - My Favourite Spring Flats

Tuesday 22nd of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

I’m so excited to finally get out of my winter boots, put the socks away, get a pastel pedicure and invest in some gorgeous new pumps for spring. It’s been far too long! There are three pairs in particular that have tickled my fancy recently, so much so that I’m totally torn as to which I love most… First up is the classically beautiful Claire p...read more



Top 3 New Beauty Buys...

Monday 21st of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

With the first of the year's Bank Holiday weekends now behind us, the realisation that summer is well and truly on the way is once again creeping up on us. The days are getting longer, the sun if getting brighter and that means that at some point I'm going to have to get my legs out of hibernation. A scary thought. One thing I'm sure is going t...read more



Splurge vs Steal: Shourouk & Accessorize

Monday 21st of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

I admit I secretly love finding a cheaper high street dupe of a designer piece I can't actually afford. Were my budget to stretch to it, Shourouk's Mini Theresa Necklace from www.net-a-porter.com would be mine. Alas, at £520 it's probably not going to happen. Step forward Accessorize to save the day! Their Rainbow Jewel Statement Necklace is a snip...read more



Playful Promises at Shoreditch Boxpark

Monday 21st of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

Being the absolute lingerie lover that I am (you may have noticed...), I was more than a little excited to recently discover the Playful Promises store at Shoreditch's Boxpark... The London-based brand, founded in 2004, mixes quirky, directional design with all things playful. With vintage-esque styling prevalent in much of the collection - thin...read more



Jo Malone Limited Edition Silk Blossom

Monday 21st of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

Purveyors of fine fragrance Jo Malone are launching a new Limited Edition cologne and candle on 1st May, the latter of which will support the company's garden charities around the UK. Jo Malone supports marginalised communities in key cities to build and maintain beautiful, scented gardens. Collaborating with dedicated charities they aim to harn...read more



British-Made Bags from Susie in the Sky

Monday 21st of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

There's a new accessories brand on the block, with a range of handbags and wallets all of which are handmade in the UK. Susie in the Sky was born from Jules Greaves' lifelong love affair with the handbag. Founded in November, the brand uses highly-respected UK manufacturers, which have with over 50 years' experience of creating beautiful handmad...read more



Identified Flying Object lands back at King’s Cross

Wednesday 16th of April 2014
Posted by: AIL Staff

After a brief stint away, the IFO (Identified Flying Object) is returning to its home at King’s Cross. The art installation will be based in Battle Bridge Place, between King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, for people to enjoy; at night it will light up in a rainbow of colours. The IFO, which was designed by French artist and architect Jacques...read more



Calling all Peter Parkers in London...

Tuesday 15th of April 2014
Posted by: AIL Staff

Are you also called Peter Parker? Then it's your lucky day Pete... Cineworld has started a search for all Spider-Man superhero namesakes across London. Ahead of the highly anticipated release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 16th April, Cineworld has launched a search for all ‘Peter Parkers’ across the capital. The superhero alter egos will be...read more



Swords, technology and real soldiers and horses at The Household Cavalry Museum

Friday 11th of April 2014
Posted by: KimT

Every visitor to and resident of London has probably been to see the changing of the guard. It’s one of London’s most famous things-to-see. But who knew that you could take a peek behind the scenes at The Household Cavalry Museum, a living experience, which is tucked away in a corner of Horse Guard’s parade? Whilst the museum only opened in 200...read more



Things to do in London this month…

Tuesday 8th of April 2014
Posted by: The Art Stop

Can you believe it? It’s nearly Easter. Spring is in full blossom and the daffodils are out. So what does our capital have on offer? PICK OF THE MONTH Lululemon comes to London For the yoga bunnies out there, we bring great Easter news. Sports clothing experts Lululemon Athletica have come to Covent Garden – which means not only can you fi...read more



For well-behaved dogs – Get a personal dog trainer

Tuesday 8th of April 2014
Posted by: London DogBlog

Now much as we love Alfie the Chihuahua he can be spirited. No. Let’s be honest. He’s quite naughty. And that’s despite attending puppy classes when he was little, a daily run with professional dog walkers and a past brush with a not very effective dog trainer. It was a few months ago when I finally decided we needed to take serious action. We w...read more



Giant King’s Cross Mural is unveiled

Monday 7th of April 2014
Posted by: AIL Staff

A huge new mural, designed by the illustrator Gregori Saavedra, has been revealed in King’s Cross. The mural depicts some of the new landmarks, restaurants and events of the neighbourhood. The work has been created using a digital collage technique, which Gregori describes as “like playing with Lego”. The process allowed him to work up a design...read more



Michael Kors at House of Fraser

Sunday 6th of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

I've long been a fan of Michael Kors watches - to be honest, who isn't? The rose gold number I got a few birthdays ago rarely leaves my wrist, and though the plating could do with a refresh I still love it. However with the new styles now available at Watch Station at House of Fraser I fear I may feel a new purchase coming on... The midnight blu...read more



Divergent – Tomorrow’s girl power?

Sunday 6th of April 2014
Posted by: KimT

After reading the novel, I recommended it to my teen daughter – who read it quickly and then consumed the two subsequent parts of the trilogy. As soon as she knew it was being made into a film, I was sworn to take her along. So last night – after watching the pre-publicity on the TV all week, we jogged along. I hadn’t read the reviews but judgin...read more



Whistles Dover St Launches Personal Shopping

Sunday 6th of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

Hooray hoorah, Whistles has introduced a personal shopping service to their Dover Street store! Completely bespoke to your needs, they are on hand for every query, be it building a capsule work wardrobe of finding the perfect evening dress, even in group appointments. An initial consultation by phone or email will establish your preferences s...read more



Models Own Polish for Tans

Sunday 6th of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

A summer tan seems a long way away as I type this, gazing out of the window on to a grey-skyed garden, but I am nevertheless excited about the new Models Own Polish for Tans collect, their first ever designed especially to enhance and compliment a natural tan. The five tan-enhacing neon-pastel shades are the perfect combination of muted brights...read more



Laura Gravestock Jewellery's 5th Birthday Collection

Friday 4th of April 2014
Posted by: Laurel

I've discovered a gorgeous jewellery brand I think I might be spending some money on this weekend... Laura Gravestock creates gorgeously intricate, feminine jewellery, inspired by her surroundings, be it her childhood spent in the Middle East & Spain, or the stylish part of East London where she has lived for over a decade. I'm a little bit in l...read more



Motown Magic at The O2 – The Four Tops and The Temptations

Friday 4th of April 2014
Posted by: May B

I’ve always had a very soft spot for Motown music so I booked my tickets for The Four Tops and The Temptations at their final gig of their UK tour several months ago. I was especially excited as as they had guest stars Freda Payne and The Platters appearing with them. The O2 looked a little empty as the lights went down at 730pm – I don’t think ...read more










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