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10 Best Department Stores in London

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With Christmas and New Year comes along a lot of shopping. And department stores usually makes this end-of-the-year task a lot easier and they even have the power to make it a pleasant moment.
Department stores are a London specialty. You can find them all over the city, each one with what makes them unique.
Not only they sell everything you need, from clothing, shoes and accessories, but they go all the way to caviar, furniture and toys, not forgetting jewelery and cosmetics . They also have their own bars, restaurants or caf├ęs for that pause that a good day of shopping requires. And, of course, if you feel overwhelmed with all the options you can count on the services of a personal shopper to help you.
+Fortnum & Mason  - For three centuries this jewel of London has been commited to bringing the world's best food to Piccadilly. With five award-winner restaurants, Fortnum & Mason is an expert in fine food, wines and teas. However a beautiful atrium and a second floor for wo…

Boxing Day in London - Restaurants

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After Christmas when London completely shut down, comes Boxing Day. To enjoy this unique day with your loved ones, friends and family, we have some suggestions of restaurants open in Boxing Day. Because tradition says you have to cook for your family on Christmas but nobody ever said anything about Boxing Day...

1-York & Albany Sadly fantastic Angela Hartnett will not be at her fabulous Murano this Christmas, but you can enjoy her cooking at the Anglo-Italian chef's wonderful new Regent's Park boutique hotel fashioned from a John Nash coaching inn. Enjoy red-leg partridge with curly kale and truffle chips or fried duck's egg with field mushrooms, Jerusalem artichoke and parmesan; top nosh for the dosh. York & Albany, 127-129 Parkway, London NW1 (020 7388 3344;www.gordonramsay.com) 2-Marco Pierre White at the Yew Tree The Master has long had a talent for pulling, but on Boxing Day you can see him putting this extraordinary talent to broader use as he pulls pints while se…

World's most expensive iPhone case is British

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The most expensive iPhone case in the world is british. Actress Misha Barton was chosen to present the most expensive iPhone 5 case in the world, designed bu Uunique, a renowned brand from the UK.
Reportedly named the London Lotus iPhone 5 case, it is made of 18 carat rose gold, and is encrusted with a multitude of rare pink and white diamonds. Accented with intricate mother of pearl inlay, the new case is inspired by the Exotic Water Lotus symbolising  strength, progress, purity and prosperity, and is adorned with black, white and pink diamonds which have been certified by the Gemological Institute of America.
The series, named "Uunique by Misha", encompasses cases which cost between £19,90 and £590, the most expensive ones being embellished with Swarovski crystals. As for the London Lotus iPhone 5 case, it costs £187,000. The previous record holder, a case from The Natural Sapphire Company, is priced at £62,000.



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Net-a-Porter will have a printed fashion magazine in 2013

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Most magazines are going from the printed version to the online version to keep up with the technology. But Net-a-Porter might is thinking different. 


The world's first online luxury fashion boutique will launch a print magazine within the next twelve months, according to the company’s CEO Mark Sebba. One of the premier online fashion destinations, Net-a-Porter has announced that it will be jumping over from digital to produce a print fashion magazine. Speaking at the Business Leaders Network’s ‘Making it Mobile’ event, Net-a-Porter’s CEO Mark Sebba announced that the online luxury retail portal would be launching a new standalone print magazine in 2013. “Traditional publishers always say that we are lucky for being born in a digital age and don’t have a legacy of print. But we still see it as important. It isn’t a secret that Net-a-Porter will be publishing a major fashion magazine within the next 12 months or so.” said Sebba, reported Wired magazine. Like younger brother Mr Porter, N…

London's Best New Restaurants

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Around the world, London is not exactly famous for their food. However, 2012 was a year that contributed for a change for those who have this thought about England's capital. With some great new restaurants, London has an option for every kind of foodie. Here a list of some of the greatest restaurants in London this year:
10 Greek Street - There's no flashy name, no flashy decor. Yet this small Soho newcomer blows all your expectations delivering exceptional cooking in relaxed, buzzy surroundings. Booking are taken for lunch but dinner is for walk-ins only. 10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
Duck & Waffle, The City - Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, the restaurant serves European and British influenced cuisine 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, what gives you the chance to admire the amazing view at any time of the day. The Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Brasserie Zedel - a parisian brasserie in the heart of London (but with great prices). With an Art…

Will.i.am launches i.am+ foto.sosho iPhone cases

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Will.i.am has officially unveiled four "i.am" iPhone cases, designed to improve the apple smartphone's camera capabilities. The Black Eyed Peas frontman took to London's Selfridges department store to show off the "foto.sosho" range, with the press release claiming the device , which comes in several variants, to be "the world's first digital camera accessory and app combination designed to turn an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S into a sophisticated point and shoot digital camera".
The entry-level foto.sosho C.4 costs £199 and includes a grip, flash module, three interchangeable lenses offering wide macro, fish-eye and clear glass effects and has a white and gold finish.
Moving up a step, the foto.sosho V.4 costs £299 with more vintage look, and bolsters the C.4's feature line-up with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This connects to the phone via Bluetooth.
There are two more models designed for the iPhone 5 and due to lauch next year. The foto.sosho V.5…

Louis Vuitton Nomades Collection features folding furniture and travel accessories

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Louis Vuitton's travel trunks continue to rule the roost ever since the French luxury brand began manufacturing expensive and well-made steamer trunks in 1854. But with the changing face of travel, Louis Vuitton celebrates Savoir-Faire with its "Objects Nomades" series, a collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories by 11 notable designers and studios. The collection features 16 desirable leather objects for the travel connoisseur, including hanging chairs, lamps, foldable furniture and travel accessories dedicated to the art of travel.

Although inspired by travel and the notion of portability, the new Objects Nmades from Louis Vuitton is far removed from the typical pastoral image one gets when imagining a nomadic lifestyle. 
The most expensive travel item in the collection is designed by the Brazilian design due, Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana. The Campanas' Maracatu limited-edition hanging travel cabinet priced at $51,500.


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The Merchant Fox Christmas Pop-up Shop in Mayfair

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The Merchant Fox sells a collections of some of the finest luxury goods being produced in Great Britain today. The collection is split into three categories: Home & Interiors, Work & Travel, Style & Accessories. Each item is made entirely in the British Isles, selected for its exquisite design, beautiful craftsmanship and interesting provenance, which is detailed online for people to read as they browse the website, where they guarantee going great lenghts to ensure that the finest material are being used. 
Established in 1772, Fox Brothers continues to produce what it said by style connoisseurs to be the finest flannel in the world. Fox has adorned famously stylish gentlemen like Sir Winston Churchill, Hollywood legend Cary Grant and the Duke of Windsor.
For this Christmas, The Merchant Fox is going to open its first ever retail space, a Winter Pop-Up situated in London's prestigius Mayfair until the 23rd December 2012. All of the finest products will be there. The seas…