John Kerry has popped in to learn what goes into a bespoke suit and Robert Kime, eminent decorator to landed gentry and royalty dispenses tips on how to make that room sing and transform a house into a home. Welcome to London Craft Week.
Meghan’s wax figure which took six months to make at the entertainment company’s Acton studios in west London, wears a green P.A.R.O.S.H. dress like the one Markle wore on TV during her engagement interview with fiance Harry.
William Klein knew how to have fun with his models taking the dreariness out of striking repetitive poses. He makes Dorothy juggle imaginary balls; shoot from the hip; blow white smoke rings; put on a pretend coat; calculate imaginary sums and other role plays.
Rubberband is the never-heard before EP record released after 32 years and it will change the way you looked at Miles Davis. The king of cool mixes bebop, funk and soul because he was bored of doing the same old stuff.
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.
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.
Purple potatoes, purple carrots, beetroots, figs, aubergines? Any takers? Well, you’d better steel yourselves for 2018’s tongue-dyeing food trend.
Prince Harry’s stint as guest editor on BBC 4’s flagship news programme did not disappoint for its variety and top-draw interview subjects; They don’t come any bigger than the erstwhile occupant of the White House, President Barack Obama and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles [Pa] who has “bored him to tears” banging on about the devastating impact of climate change. And the easy bit? Getting Obama to do his first candid interview since leaving Pennsylvania Avenue last year told us he had friends in high places and an “outsize” voice according to Obama. RELATED STORY: Meghan Markle’s £56,000 Ralph & Russo Engagement Gown He hinted how fiancee Suits actress Meghan Markle had fared well with the in-laws at their Sandringham Christmas get-together, “running around with the kids” of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He however let his guard down when he let slip: “She’s done an absolutely amazing job, she’s getting in there and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.” Now that told us volumes about Markle’s private family …
London Fire Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety, Dan Daly, has appealed to households in the capital to skip the cooking if they become too drunk: “I hate to be the Christmas Grinch but please avoid getting too tipsy while preparing the turkey and all the trimmings this Christmas. Alcohol and cooking are a dangerous recipe. “The most common Christmas cooking catastrophe is people coming home after they’ve been overdoing the celebrations on a night out and deciding to rustle up a quick snack. I’ve lost count of how many house fires I’ve attended where grills and pans have been left on while people fall asleep on the sofa, it’s much safer to pick up a take-away meal instead.” London drinking statistics at a glance: Last year there were 165 alcohol-related accidental cooking fires The second highest number of alcohol-related cooking fires have been recorded in December (August is the highest) Firefighters have dealt with 994 alcohol-related accidental cooking fires over the past 5 years – that’s an average of 4 fires a week TOP TIPS …
BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme has captured the nation’s attention for six decades. Ever wondered what its presenters get up to when they are not reading the news or grilling the nation’s politicians?