Events

Events
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Bicester Village Does Bridal

With wedding season fast approaching, Bicester Village is hosting a series of events to promote its fabulous offerings from some of the most sought after designer brands in the world all at greatly discounted prices.

With everything you need to look flawless on your special day, Bicester is the perfect destination to induldge in some quality retail therapy and with such an amazing selection of fashion, accessories and jewellery, one is simply spoilt for choice.

Running until the 20th March, the event will see brands such as Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen host in-store activities. Notting Hill favourite, Nikki Tibbles has also designed an installation in the village and will be hosting two flower arranging masterclasses on the 10th March.

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Fireworks On The Roof at The Roof Gardens

Perhaps the most stylish way to spend this year’s Guy Fawkes night is at The Roof Gardens, for one night only, the venue will be hosting its Fireworks On The Roof event. Taking place on Friday 6th November, the night will begin in the Spanish Gardens 100ft above London, a BBQ will be available on the evening for al fresco dining and an impressive firework display will take place around 10.45pm.

Tickets are available from £10 and admit entry to The Roof Gardens until 10pm.

www.designmynight.com/london/bars/kensington/the-roof-gardens/guy-fawkes...

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Raffles 50th Anniversary Bash

Last Thursday saw London’s Glitterati descend on Berkeley Square to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of legendary member’s club, Raffles. Set against the glamorous backdrop of Mayfair, the event took place in the tent used for the Lapada fair and saw just under 2000 movers and shakers on the social scene in attendance.

Never known to hold back when it comes to throwing a big party, Raffles pulled out all the stops and guests were treated to free-flowing Moet champagne and a headlining set from renowned Ibiza DJ Guy Gerber.

Other acts on the evening included a set by Housekeeping, jewel and feather-clad girls dancing in martini glasses and an acrobatic performance. Sponsors Vertu and Bugatti were amongst those that also exhibited the latest launches to the well-heeled crowd.

Later in the evening, the antics continued into the early hours at the after party which resided back to the King’s Road haunt of Raffles….

www.raffleschelsea.com

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Playboy Club's After Dark Series

The Playboy Club is opening the doors to the legendary Baroque for a host of themed evenings set to take place on certain Thursday evenings throughout the year. Hosted by the Kitsch Lounge Riot, After Dark nights feature live entertainment and cabaret in the glamorous surroundings of the Old Park Lane haunt.

Two hugely successful nights have already established the After Dark series as the best cabaret evening in London. Guests on the evening can expect surprise performances throughout the night from the likes of the vintage girl group the Tootsie Rollers and award winning Jolie Papillon.

Different ticket options are available, some of which include a three course meal prepared in house by the club’s restaurant. Tickets are only bookable in advance and the club will be hosting two more events on the 24th September and 3rd December.

www.playboyclublondon.com/events/detail/baroque-does-after-dark

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Playing Tennis at The Boodles

Yesterday saw triumph, as The Boodles came to a close for 2015, the tournament, now in it's 14th year, saw both new and old talent on the courts in the run up to Wimbledon. The annual event takes place against the glamorous backdrop of Stoke Park and visitors are treated to an array of hospitality courtesy of sponsors such as Boodles, HR Owen and Veuve Clicquot.

Guests were treated to an appearance by the legendary Goran Ivanisevic who took to the court with old pal Cedric Pioline in a friendly match. Other highlights included current rising star Taylor Fritz taking on Stefano Tsitsipas in a heated yet relaxed game.

The Boodles was founded by Patricio Apey and is now established as one of the highlights on the summer social calendar attracting the likes of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. Tickets for next year's event are now on sale and a range of hospitality packages are also available.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Mansfield

www.theboodles.com

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Woman Crush Wednesday Club

A new concept to empower women has taken Wednesday nights by storm. The Woman's Crush Wednesday Club sees a celebration of women working in industries such as fashion and media over dinner in some of London's top restaurants.

Founded by Jessica Patterson of JPR Media, the club has already hosted the likes of Dior, Fendi and Ralph Lauren. Jessica's PR Agency uses the catchphrase 'PR that packs a punch' and this is apparent through the innovative groups of women invited to the club on a weekly basis.

The networking dinners are set to continue and over the past three months have been hosted at venues such as Rififi and The World's End Market.

www.jprmediagroup.com

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Cook'n With Class Paris

Cook'n With Class is a hidden gem within the fabulous city of Paris, for those looking to do something a little more creative and hands on, look no further. Originally opened in July 2007, Cook'n'With Class is a cooking school founded by legendary chef Eric Fraudeau.

The unique concept teaches students of all levels the art of French cooking in stylish yet friendly surroundings. Each class is taught in English making it ideal for those travelling from London or the US, classes can be booked in advance and are taught in small groups making a fun and relaxed environment.

In 2013, the cooking school moved to it's new home in the heart of Montmartre, the state of the art of space features two kitchens and is even complete with it's own Wine Cellar for classes and events.

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Tonino Lamborghini Vodka and Energy Drinks

For a while now I have been long searching for a unique and stylish alternative to the current spirits and drinks on the market and it seems, at last, my prayers have been answered. All hail Tonino Lamborghini Vodka, the latest premium vodka to take the market by storm.

Already stocked in RussianMind favourites such as No 41 Mayfair and Funky Buddha, this vodka oozes class and as with the cars, it's styling combined with the heritage of Lamborghini is what sets it apart from the competition.

The production process of the vodka is in itself fascinating, triple distilled using only the finest cereals from Eastern European farms gives a crisp clean taste and a generally refined texture. Perhaps the main appeal however, is the bottle the vodka comes presented in, a tall glass bottle, bearing the famed Raging Bull emblem, it's sure to impress on any occasion.

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Sipping Cocktails at Salvatore's

Since it's reopening, the legendary Playboy Club has established itself as one London's most stylish nightspots and Five O' Clocktails is the perfect excuse to visit. Salvatore's is now proud to be opening it's doors to the public following it's relaxed door policy and now accessed by it's own entrance, the bar has become an attraction it's own right.

Resembling the feel of an old gentleman's club, Salvatore's surprisingly attracts both men and women who typically visit for pre party drinks or post work catch ups. What's more, Salvatore's new happy hour, Five O Clocktails means that Monday through to Thursday between 5-7pm, cocktails are two for one.

At last, a way of justifying one of those addictive Breakfast Martinis served by one of the bunny clad Playgirls – what more could you want?

www.playboyclublondon.com

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Bomberg Watches

Bomberg is a relatively new company on the Swiss watchmaking industry, however, they have already created a huge impact. Having launched in 2012, the brand is now set to launch in the UK and 2015 will see the brand emerge as a new dimension in what has always been considered a fairly classic industry.

The brand itself is centred around provocative and edgy marketing and the watches themselves are equally as bold and aggressive marking a new era in the luxury watch market. Bomberg launched in 2013 at Basel and now boasts stockists in over 20 countries and being sported by a whole host of celebrities and athletes alike.

Competitively priced, the watches range from £450 with the more expensive models costing up to £2850. Famed designer Jean Pierre Braganza has also announced a collaboration with Bomberg and his watches are set to be shown on the runway over London Fashion Week (do keep an eye out for our coverage of the show!).