Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Finalists | One Step Closer to Winning

Following several judging sessions in the fashion capitals of world – London, Paris, Geneva, Milan and Los Angeles, a panel of the fashion elite have selected four designers as shortlisted finalists for the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The shortlisted finalists are: Barbara Casasola, Fyodor Golan, Emilia Wickstead and Huishan Zhang.

Lindsey Bareham | Interview with the Trifle Bowl Queen

Lindsey Bareham has built a reputation for recipes that always work, taste good and are easy to achieve, even by the most inexperienced cook. A cookery book like no other, The Trifle Bowl and Other Tales takes us into Bareham’s kitchen, introducing us to more of her tempting, easy-to-follow seasonal recipes. Our team at Ultra Vie had the chance to gain the inside scoop on Bareham’s new book.

Rock Lobsta at Mahiki │ East London Meets Mayfair

Rock Lobsta opened last week (12 July), offering guests at Mayfair’s Mahiki something a little different. The new dining concept from quirky chef Carl Clarke takes you down to the first floor of the famous London bar and nightclub, to their spacious 60-cover debut restaurant.

Art News | The Week in Pictures

“A second Banksy mural has been removed from a wall in Tottenham. The artwork, called No Ball Games which shows two kids playing with a “no ball games” sign was cut out of the side of a shop yesterday, at the junction of Tottenham High Road and Philip Lane.

The RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 | Architecture at its Finest

The shortlist for the 2013 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize, for the best new building, was been announced last week (Thursday 18 July). Six outstanding buildings will now compete for architecture’s most coveted, prestigious accolade.

Dom Pérignon by Jeff Koons | The Landing of the Balloon Venus

Jeff Koons, the renowned American pop artist, has revealed his collaboration with Dom Pérignon Champagne, a special edition “Balloon Venus” vessel for Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003. Inspired by his own adaptation of the “Venus of Willendorf” sculpture, the decorative packaging has been designed in a compelling ‘balloon style’.

Kurobuta London | Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Opening in September 2013, Kurobuta is a new izakaya, a traditional Japanese-style pub which serves small plates of food as well as beverages. Kurobuta will be located in London’s Connaught Village and will offer its guests an authentic taste of Japanese social culture. Open from early morning through to late evening, Kurobuta will seat 80 but will also offer food-to-go services to suit all requirements.

Whyte & Brown | London’s New No-Choice Restaurant

Whyte & Brown is an intriguing new ‘no-choice’ restaurant concept, which turns its thematic focus to the age-old ‘the chicken or the egg’ question. Having opened earlier this month (July 2013), Whyte & Brown is the latest addition to a recent trend in the London restaurant scene, where customers are limited to a very specific set of options.

Paris Sketchbook | Jason Brooks Paints a Portrait of Paris

Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks brings together 200 drawings, sketches, collages and notes in the form of a beautifully illustrated journal, which aims to give the audience a deeper understanding of Parisian life. Published by Laurence King in May 2013, Paris Sketchbook presents a year-long, seasonal repertoire of why the French capital is adored by so many.

Art News | The Week in Pictures

“For decades, auctiongoers would see the dealer Jan Krugier arriving at Sotheby’s or Christie’s, fedora tilted carefully to one side and cigar in hand… Now, five years after his death, Christie’s plans to offer works from his estate…

The Renaissance Photography Prize 2013 │ The Shortlist

The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography award that celebrates photography, from both emerging and established photographers from around the globe, in an attempt to raise funds to support young women with breast cancer. The shortlist for the 2013 Renaissance Photography Prize was recently announced, following over 1000 entries from photographers all over the world.

Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen │ Martin Morales

‘Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen’ has recently been released, offering readers an in-depth insight into the world of Peruvian cooking. The new cookbook has been written by Martin Morales, founder of the acclaimed Peruvian restaurant also named Ceviche, located in London’s Soho area. Ceviche is the national dish of Peru, with its very own National Ceviche Day on 28 June, hence the prominence of the dish’s presence in both of Morales’ ambitious attempts to share his country’s heritage with the world.