Food: Rasmus Kofoed from Denmark Wins the 2011 Bocuse D’Or

Rasmus Kofoed, of Denmark has won the prestigious award for culinary excellence – the Bocuse d’Or 2011 trophy and €20,000 in prize money at Sirha 2011. The Bocuse d’Argent ( silver) went to Tommy Myllymäki of Sweden, who will receive the Bocuse d’Argent trophy 2011 and €15,000 in prize money. Third place was awarded to … Read more Food: Rasmus Kofoed from Denmark Wins the 2011 Bocuse D’Or

Fashion: Kitsuné Men Fall / Winter 2011 collection

The French clothing label / record company introduce an eminently wearable collection for next Winter with soft tones and warm rosehip red contrasts. Designer Masaya Kuroki presents heavy pieces including a worker style jacket, a cotton check shirt, a woollen hunter jacket, brushed cotton chino, a 6ply shawlcollar cardigan and a lambswool blanket giving: “A … Read more Fashion: Kitsuné Men Fall / Winter 2011 collection

Fashion: Jantaminiau Spring Summer 2011 Couture Collection

One of Lady Gaga’s favourite fashion designers has just unveiled a breathtaking collection of haunting hooded couture pieces at an Haute Couture show in Paris, France. Jan Taminiau, a Dutch designer beloved by the royal family there, revealed the following inspiration: “100% artistic freedom. Couture has nothing to do with reality or being wearable,” – … Read more Fashion: Jantaminiau Spring Summer 2011 Couture Collection

Food: Bocuse d’Or – Lyon, France 25-26 January 2011

The Bocuse d’Or or World Cuisine Competition will take place in Lyon, France on 25-26 January 2011. The cuisine contest is one of the events at the Sirha international food exhibition. The contest was launched in 1987 and was named after its founder, chef Paul Bocuse. It sees 24 chefs from 24 different countries compete … Read more Food: Bocuse d’Or – Lyon, France 25-26 January 2011

Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela Femmes Hiver 2011 – 2012

Maison Martin Margiela have opted for warm knits and plummy rusts for Winter 2011 – 2012. The ‘Première’ collection – the collection ahead of the défilé – follows a rich heritage of collage fashion from the ateliers: “contrast, division and simplicity. The collection is clean and minimalistic in detail, focusing on stereotype masculine dress versus … Read more Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela Femmes Hiver 2011 – 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow to Attend Baume & Mercier Launch in Switzerland

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2011 launches in Geneva on Monday 17th January 2011, marking “the start of a new chapter for Baume & Mercier”. The luxury watch-making brand is launching “seaside living in The Hamptons, a vision that conveys the brand’s values of the art of living, conviviality, and authenticity”. 950 … Read more Gwyneth Paltrow to Attend Baume & Mercier Launch in Switzerland

Fashion: Façonnable Menswear Collection Fall-Winter 2011

Façonnable is to showcase its menswear collection for Fall / Winter 2011 at Italy’s Pitti Uomo. At the Padiglione Centrale in Florence, the French label will present a collection based around three themes: metropolitan, lodge and campus. The idea is expressed as follows: Designed for men and women who travel from the stylish campuses of … Read more Fashion: Façonnable Menswear Collection Fall-Winter 2011

Royal Collection: Commemorative China Unveiled for HRH Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton’s 2011 Royal Wedding

The Royal Collection have unveiled their range of china commissioned to commemorate the forthcoming wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. The Royal Collection have issued a commemorative tankard, plate and pill box to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Click on the images below to view a larger picture.

Fashion: Lady Gaga Wears Jan Taminiau

Lady Gaga wore a Jan Taminiau couture gown during her last appearence in Paris. The singer wore an embellished, keyhole evening dress with pronouced shoulders cut from silk chiffon and satin crepe. The dress was teamed with a lilac overcoat in wool crepe and accessorised with pearls. Jan Taminiau is well known as a couturier … Read more Fashion: Lady Gaga Wears Jan Taminiau

USA: Phoenix Tequila Fest

The Phoenix Tequila Festran from 11th – 12th December 2010 and saw hundreds of exhibitors and drinker convene for a fun filled day of tequila tasting and Mexican music. Major brands such as Mejor, El Caudillo, Camerena, Cazadores, Tres Agaves, Cruz and Corazón were all present. Tequila is a protected name and the alcoholic spirit … Read more USA: Phoenix Tequila Fest

Fashion: Alexis Mabille for Pyrenex – Down-Filled Jackets

Puffer jackets are officially in for the Winter of 2010 / 2011. Alexis Mabille, the Paris-based couturier, has designed a line of down-filled jackets for Pyrenex. Experimenting with shape and colour, Mabille has revealed a masterful collection of ways to keep cheerful and warm this Winter. The haute-couture designer is renowned for including a cheeky … Read more Fashion: Alexis Mabille for Pyrenex – Down-Filled Jackets

Liliane Bettencourt Attends Opening of Bulgari Exhibition

On 9th December 2010, the world’s most famous billionairess attended the Grand Palais in Paris for the opening of the Bulgari “125 years of Italian Magnificence” exhibition. Liliane Bettencourt showed up after having just settled the matter of how her estimated €14.5 billion fortune would be managed and dispersed in a case which has scandalised … Read more Liliane Bettencourt Attends Opening of Bulgari Exhibition

BMW 1 Series M Coupe to be Launched in May 2011

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe will be launched in the German market in May 2011. The World premiere of the new car will be at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on January 10th-23rd 2011. Price incl. VAT in Germany: €50,500. Insurance group (KH/VK/TK): 18/26/25 Four seat, door. Engine: in-line … Read more BMW 1 Series M Coupe to be Launched in May 2011

Maison Martin Margiela to Redesign Maison Champs-Elysées Hotel

The quirky fashion and design house Maison Martin Margiela has been engaged to reconceptualize the Maison Champs-Elysées hotel in Paris. The team behind the bag jacket, the fur halterneck and the cowboy jumpsuit are to make their mark on the entire groundfloor, seven suites and ten guest rooms at the former house of the Duchess … Read more Maison Martin Margiela to Redesign Maison Champs-Elysées Hotel

Bugatti Appoints Wolfgang Dürheimer as new President

Wolfgang Dürheimer, the Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Porsche AG, has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. with effect from February 1, 2011. Mr Dürheimer started out with BMW in 1986 as product manager and also Head of … Read more Bugatti Appoints Wolfgang Dürheimer as new President