Aesop’s biggest shop in Europe has paid a fitting homage to James Bond and don’t be surprised if 007 himself slides down one of its unfurling clay pillars which apes the opening sequence of the spy thrillers.
Ferrero Rochers are the undisputed delicacy of choice at glitzy diplomatic shindigs, but critics of President Vladimir Putin have used graffiti to take an ironic swipe at Russia over the nerve toxin attack on a former double agent.
Are we about to see removal vans trundling up Britain’s most expensive street where average homes cost over £13.5m with diplomats forced to make ignominious exits? The Russian envoy since 2011, Vladimirovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary lives in the sumptuous grounds of number 13 assisted by 10 senior diplomatic staff.
He has painted everyone from the Queen, Jerry Hall, Francis Bacon to Kate Moss hypnotising them under his forensic gaze. His brush strokes can be unforgiving, brutal and frank. Two of Lucian Freud’s most important sitters brave a reunion with their nudes.
Emeline Pankhurst’s home at 50 Clarendon Road in Holland Park, west London became the nerve centre for the struggle for equality. It became the bastion of resistance, disobedience, plotting and intrigue.
Welcome to PaperFest, an enduring love affair with ink and paper despite the onslaught of the all-conquering digital armada in all its disruptive forms; social media, smartphones, apps, email, tablets and emojis.
Harry Uzoka has been a fabric of urban London for almost a decade, fresh-faced, oozing street cred and cool. His face has stared down at you from one of the many ubiquitous ads on the underground, on your way up and down the escalators, from shop awnings and billboards, so ubiquitous that you’ve really never noticed he’d been there all along.
Purple potatoes, purple carrots, beetroots, figs, aubergines? Any takers? Well, you’d better steel yourselves for 2018’s tongue-dyeing food trend.
They are both American divorcees and polished performers in front of the camera. But despite Meghanmania on both sides of the Atlantic American gallerist Peter Fetterman strongly believes images of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will never reach the iconic status of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Pandemonium erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London’s Oxford Street on Friday (24 November) evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired.