Stepping in from the unwavering phosphorescence of Bayswater’s bustling Queensway, glistening as a beacon amidst the dwindling December twilight, one leaves the chaotic intricacies of London’s assorted inhabitants and their rituals behind and enters an Oriental spectacle, greedily absorbed by each of the five senses.
Adamant that their new model “defines the car of tomorrow”, the folks at BMW have considered and applied a variety of environmentally responsible aspects, channeling them as faithfully as possible into the car’s aesthetics and, most importantly, performance. Ladies and gentleman, say hello to the future.
Recreating a Michelin-starred dining experience within the confines of your own home is a notion most without personal chefs would meet with hearty disregard. Although, if you discovered there was indeed a way to enjoy food at home that met the standards presented by the likes of Alain Ducasse and Tom Aikens, for example, it’s probably safe to assume this same whole heartedness that once found solace in disregard, would be displaced into feelings of excitement, curiosity and enthusiasm. Well, prepare yourselves as modern culinary technology has made this the case exactly. Introducing Electrolux Grand Cuisine: the pioneering professional cooking system tailored to suit domesticity and some of the world’s most exquisite homes.
24k gold danced in our champagne flutes as delectable nibbles circulated and glasses clinked in the sun-lit Lugia room at the Mandarin Oriental last Monday. Why so exquisite, one may ask? An eclectic mix of people including fashionistas, financiers, journalists, press and friends had come together to celebrate the launch of The Nth Degree Club Book, the debut coffee table edition from London’s foremost private dining society, The Nth Degree Club.
When your taste buds are in need of inspiration and a flavoursome awakening, it can be hard to find the right location and cuisine type to sate them. However, for a limited time (17th – 25th May) those dining at the InterContinental, Park Lane, can look forward to a taste sensation of South American descent with Club Columbia taking up temporary residence at the Cookbook Cafe…
Stepping in from a blustery installment of Kensington high street, I found myself thrown into a hazy Oriental dream. A dim-lit bar, aromatic candles and calming far eastern music – you know the type; swishing water, distant bird call – all providing atmospheric bliss as I took a seat in the cozy den of a bar at Naga Restaurant.
Always in search of culinary delights, resident foodie Jodie Jones ventured to newly opened Del Mercato. Through adding sophistication and finesse to a cuisine best associated with hearty, rustic portions, this charming riverside establishment has refreshed the concept of carb-ridden, bursting-at-the-seams Italian dining. The conclusion? Del Mercato ranks highly amongst the best Italian restaurants in London.
Reclining with an air of nonchalance and a glass of Möet is always a lovely way to start the afternoon. Better still: an air of nonchalance, a glass of Möet and an edible rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas carol. Yes. An edible rendition. Sipping and supping in the warmth of the Wellington Room at Park Lane’s Intercontinental hotel, Jodie Jones enjoyed the most British of traditions with the most festive of afternoon teas.
Want to buy her a perfume you know she’ll love for Christmas? Allow our list of the best perfumes to provide you with a spritz of olfactory-based inspiration and you won’t go wrong this season. From Armani to Yves Saint Laurent, there is a scent to suit all and a bottle for every woman’s dressing table…
Need some advice on the best MacBook cases around? Our definitive top 10 has a fantastic range of ideas, from flashy labels to über protective. Each case on the list centers around a different design aesthetic and desired outcome so there is a pouch to suit the needs of MacBooks everywhere. Compiled by our tech-savy computer buff, Sam Bryan-Merrett.
iPad cases make great Christmas presents. There are hundreds of styles, colours and even materials to choose from, which means finding one for the person you have in mind will be easy. Here at CDClifestyle, we have done all the hard work for you and compiled a list of the ten best designer iPad cases around. Prices range as much as the styles do, meaning there is also one to suit each bank account, too.
Jodie Jones lends her expertise in fashion to deliver her pick of the Top 10 Women’s Winter Coats. Whether you are Christmas shopping for that special someone or buying for yourself, you are sure to find something that fits the bill here. What’s more, all items are available at Harrods, which means you don’t have to worry about compromising on quality this winter.