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I first spotted this soft piece of cotton at the Acne Studios store in London on Dover Street. It was love at first sight but with a price tag that was far from being reasonable, I safely went back home empty handed. But love is greater than anything right? So I eventually bought it… Shop at Très Bien Shop

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Get off the tube at Bond Street station, go up on James Street until you see a queue in front of a small restaurant: that should be it, number 54: Patty&Bun, the tastiest burger in London to me. The first question that comes to mind then is: am I supposed to queue 30 to 45 minutes to get a burger? To that question, I can now answer: “Yes Sir!”. If you live in London or you’re just spending a weekend there, Patty&Bun is a must-go: the French fries are AMAZING (one of the best I’ve ever had actually), the chicken wings are breathtaking and obviously the burgers are just delicious (I recommend the Smokey Robinson)!! By the way, you can also avoid the queue by taking it away (here).

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Stuarts London online store

In the wake of our post about Manchester-based online store Intro Clothing, we would like to introduce another really cool UK online store: Stuarts London. If you do not know it yet, then I can tell you, you’re missing something. As a matter of fact, Esquire Magazine held a reader twitter vote, in which Stuarts London happened to be one of Top 5 London destinations to shop for latest trends! The online store gathers a large panel of products from trendy brands such as Norse Project, Il Bussetto or even Paul Smith Jeans. As regards the latter, Stuarts London offers a extended choice of products from Paul Smith T-Shirts to Paul Smith Shirts. Just check it out!

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On a brief stop in London last week, I took the time to sit at Busaba Eathai like I do everytime I go to London. And again, I simply loved it. The rather dark, woody, candled restaurant near Berkeley Square is just what you need from a good Thai restaurant. And then the food itself is super good. As usual I took a very spicy curry duck with sticky rice while my homie took some sort of wok with chicken. Tasty to the eye ! So if you finf yourself in London, I advise you to try the place out !!

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That’s a smart way to diversify your activities… This March, Monocle won’t only be selling the latest on global affairs. The publication will be opening a Café in a few weeks just steps from its London HQ and store (so that you can grab a copy of Monocle magazine before sitting in the Café) where they will be serving up coffee and drinks as well as sweets from their own Japanese Pastry Chefs! As a teaser, check out to pic of the Monocle Café in Tokyo (see below). More info here

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What do you think of those nice cufflinks by watchmaker Romain Jérôme? Inspired from the Titanic helices, Romain Jérôme designed these limited-edition steel cufflinks (£350) to fasten London bankers’ sleeves. Available on Kronometry1999

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Aqua used to be one of my favorite hotspots in London to have a nice dinner (either Spanish or Japanese) then a drink in the same place: A fantastic Japanese (Aqua Kyoto) and Spanish (Aqua Nueva) restaurant at high heights with a classy bar area with a sexy sheek ambience and the cocktails are extremely inventive (and affordable). A dim lit, romantic venue for an intimate evening date. It also has a beautiful outside buzzing veranda area that looks over Regent Street and Oxford Circus! Simply a blast to hang out after spending the day watching olympic games…  
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Find out about London right before the opening ceremony of the Olympics Games: From Victorian London to the Swinging 60s; from the Battle of Britain to Punk; from the Festival of Britain to the 2012 Olympics; from the foggy cobbled streets to the architectural masterpieces of the millennium; from rough pubs to private drinking clubs; from Royal Weddings to raves, from the charm of the East End to the wonders of the Westminster; from Chelsea girls to Hoxton hipsters; from the power to glory: in page after page of stunning photographs, reproduced big and bold like the city itself, London at last gets the photographic tribute it deserves. #London2012

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Carol Lim and Humberto Leon describe - “In the last 10 years, since we first opened our doors on Howard Street in New York, Opening Ceremony has expanded to Los Angeles and Tokyo, but we have had our hearts set on London since the beginning.” Well, doors are now open so fill your boots and take a first look around the shop (situated at 31-32 King Street, Covent Garden), a colourful 3,000-square-foot temporary space! Link

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The Cube by Electrolux is a unique pop-up dining experience to celebrate Electrolux’s expertise. For just four months, it will reside atop of London’s Royal Festival Hall – featuring the talents of some of the most exciting chefs in the UK who work with Electrolux every day. Right behind the London Eye, this place is a unique opportunity to watch some of Britain’s top chefs cook for just 18 guests high above the hustle and bustle, against a backdrop of the River Thames, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament… You’re wondering how to book? The Cube by Electrolux offers a lunch at 12:00 for £175 and dinner at 19:00 for £215 (prices includes Champagne reception, a minimum 6 course tasting menu and matched wines)!

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