Something for the girlies…

Are you a girl who lusts after big steaks, juicy burgers and succulent ribs? Well Meat Club (girls only) have the answer. They’ve created a cookbook purely for girls that celebrates all things meaty. For such an unusual idea, it’s been brought to life in such a delicate way with cute, hand-drawn illustrations that are perfect for meat lovers everywhere. :-)

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Boobed?

Should women with larger boobs pay more than those with a more modest pair? Only the best brands can admit they were wrong. They may have boobed, but Marks and Spencer have been extremely quick to the mark by apologising to the nation in Metro this morning. A brilliant example of topical advertising in repsonse to a media frenzy.

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Origami club

If you mix some coloured bits of paper, a few hard-working brains (although a bit rusty at 8am) and a massive pile of concentration, what do you get? At Breakfast Club this week we tried our hands at Origami. It’s actually a lot harder than you think but for a first go we did pretty well. 2 cats, 2 cranes, 2 frogs, 1 magnificent cup (Bern certainly will be dripping with ladies), 1 elephant, 1 monkey, some porridge and scrambled eggs later and hey presto! :-)

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Simple shoes

I noticed this advert in the Metro this morning. The beauty brand Simple have branched out into shoes. Using materials such as organic cotton, hemp, recycled rubber and carpet padding, they aim to provide us with sustainable shoes that you can live with. With the current market feeling over saturated with ‘credit crunch’ type messages, each brand screaming for attention, this is a welcoming breath of fresh air.

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Their visual style is clean and fresh with a colourful, contemporary twist. They even make sure their selling space is as sustainable as possible with polished concrete floors, low VOC paints, tables made from compressed paperboard and screen prints on stretched organic cotton canvas. And with earthy, organic touches like bike wheels, wicker chairs and bamboo adorning the sanded floorboards, it’s mouth-wateringly good.

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London’s hidden stage

On Sunday as London was once again indulging in the glorious spring sunshine, i was witnessing a very special concert. The last surviving and oldest grand music hall in the world – Wiltons – opened it’s doors for Schubert – from start to finish.

I know what you’re thinking. Classical music? Me? Well firstly, i’d like to point out that although i have an impressive  share of festivals under my belt, it doesn’t mean i can’t appreciate this incredibly clever and talented composer’s work. And secondly, after a sneaky glimpse of the venue i was itching to see what all the fuss was about.

And the venue – oh the venue! Hidden away in the depths of the city, this gem of a hall is bursting with character. From 1859 – close on 30 years – Wilton’s was alive with the magic of entertainment. It’s noticably seen better days (a piece of the ceiling even fell down when the conductor was taking us through Schubert’s story) but this all adds to it’s loveable charm.

Luckily (for me), we were treated to a brief synopsis of Schubert’s life – especially around the time he’d written and composed the pieces of music in question. Now, i’m not an expert when it comes to classic music, but this man could definately move people. During the hour and a half concert i went through a wealth of emotions. If ever there was a piece of music needed to accompany me running through poppy fields – this would be it. :-)

So next time you find yourself in near Aldgate with a few hours to spare pop along for a coffee at Wilton’s. You’ll love it.

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