I have been writing about the raw food movement a couple of times on this blog. I don’t want to preach about it but it really something everyone should try out. The health aspect is not to ignore of course but it’s just so tasty and diverse.
A few years ago it was really difficult to find some raw food or vegan restaurants even in cities like London. Luckily, times have changed. For a few months now there is another wonderful addition to the raw food restaurant scene: Tanya’s Cafe in Chelsea.
Tanya Maher started by writing a blog about raw food (she prefers calling it ‘living food’), then she became a nutrition coach and an author of raw food cook books.
When she was offered the chance to open up her own restaurant she didn’t hesitate long. Simply called ‘Tanya’s Cafe’, the restaurant and bar offers an incredible menu of raw food and superfood cocktails.
You can get smoothies all day, raw food for lunch (lasagna, anyone?), but the real attraction are the cocktails, served after 4pm. These cocktails contain organic alcohol with healthy supplements such as fresh cherries, acai berry or maca powder. That’s why they are called superfood cocktails: they are added with the most nutrient-dense ingredients nature has to offer. So you’re after work drink is a health boost as well. What is not to like?
The SET Tyler Leather Jacket is causing quite a sensation: already sold out after a few weeks in our online store and worn by many it-girls, celebrities and fashion bloggers this season. It’s quite easy to understand why it became such a sought after it-piece: the leather is super soft, the design timeless and casual yet edgy plus it can be worn with almost anything.
Due to high demand we restocked the Tyler Jacket and even give away one Tyler for a lucky winner! You can take part in our raffle here: http://goo.gl/QwmOKt
Good luck everyone.
Some great examples on how to style the jacket gives fashionista Maja Wyh, who just loves her Tyler. Check them out below.
The days are getting shorter, sunshine is rare, and we are already wearing our warm coats: winter is around the corner and we need to prepare: not just with the latest knitwear and stylish wool coats. Our skin also needs intensive care during these cold months (we do like heated rooms, our skin though does not!)
My favorite beauty products in this time are the following three. And you should not miss out on them:
Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas
This thick treatment is perfect to apply on really dry skin thanks to Avoca Oil and Shea Butter!
Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm
Skin-softening emollients soften your hands, the smell is divine and what’s best: you cannot overuse it! This is a must-have in your bag.
Rodin Olio Lasso
Creator Linda Rodin blends 11 essential oils for this famous face oil. Try it out and you instantly know why there is such a craze about it: it hydrates the skin while absorbing quickly. And I am addicted to the scent!
Chloe Howl – Rumour
What would Pop Music be without the UK? From the Beatles to the Spice Girls, Lily Allen or Robbie Williams… and here is the next big thing: Chloe Howl’s Rumour is this week’s song to sing-a-long!
A few weeks ago I blogged about the Zoé store opening in Hamburg, a beautifully designed luxury concept store where you can find SET as well.
To celebrate this cooperation between Zoé and SET we designed a special version of our famous and beloved Tyler Leather Jacket, exclusively for Zoé.
This is a big deal and obviously reason enough to party. Hence we teamed up with Grazia Magazine and threw a spectacular party last week at the store.
Lots of champagne, Teriyaki-Salmon and the most delicious cupcakes were served to the stylish crowd (including fashion bloggers, editors and publishers and of course SET people).
Enjoy some of the images and if you’re in Hamburg: check out this lovely store and get your hands on the limited Tyler for Zoé edition.
What a great addition to London’s culinary scene: Israeli restaurant the Palomar opened on Rupert Street in Soho.
Chef Assaf Granit already has a place in Jerusalem, which is my favorite restaurant in the city, called Machneyuda. It is the best place to have a fantastic dinner in town.
You can imagine how happy I am that from now on I can always enjoy this near to perfect fusion of Jewish, Mediterranean and Arabic food and atmosphere in London too. What I love most about the Machneyuda is the contemporary approach to traditional dining with the cooks interacting with the hungry crowd, the chefs downing shots in between and loud music to complete this extraordinary experience.
Now back to the Palomar: the entrance is impressive: the bar runs the entire length of the restaurant and the kitchen is open (for previously mentioned reasons).
With Granit being the head chef you can choose no wrong on the menu, whether it is Polpo á la Papi, Labenah tortellini or a deconstructed kebab.
The Palomar provides the authentic Machneyuda experience in central London. What a gain for the city!
Rotterdam was never on my radar as being a fashion city. I had no idea that some fascinating fashion exhibitions were shown in Rotterdam thanks to curators Han Nefkens and fashion expert José Teunissen.
From what I have heard it is definitely worth a visit to go to Rotterdam to see the show: the Future of Fashion is Now which is running until January 18th 2015.
The exhibition tries to find answers and solutions to questions like what is long lasting fashion, how fashion can include designers from all over the world (and not just the Western hemisphere) and how new technologies can be integrated in clothes.
Therefore you can expect a critical view on fashion by innovative designers Viktor & Rolf (Netherlands), Christophe Coppens (Belgium), Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus) and Rejina Pyo (Korea) whose work will be on display.
See the exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Ariana Grande – Best Mistake
This woman is everywhere at the moment. And listening to her record you know why: Ariana Grande brings out the best in Pop. I chose Best Mistake for my Tune of the Week, one of her best tracks I think. Enjoy your weekend guys.
Finally you can get your hands on this very special fashion coffee-table book. W Fashion Stories shows 11 of the most spectacular, breathtaking, beautiful and exciting fashion editorials from famous W Magazine.
The magazine, which is published ten times a year, is always forefront when it comes to fashion stories and styling and always cooperates with the most forward thinking art directors and photographers
It must have been quite hard picking the eleven best hence I am very much looking forward to see who made the cut. So far I only know that the stories are featuring for example Kate Moss, Amber Valetta and of course Tilda Swinten. The models, all very dramatic and iconic ladies themselves, were photographed by big names like Steven Klein or Steven Meisel. The two forewords to the book were written by W editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi and Miuccia Prada.
The book was published a week ago. Go and get this must-have book.
If I had it my way my Tune of the Week could always be another Pharrell Williams song. That is how much of a fan I am and his tunes are constantly on repeat on my music players. However I do not want to bore my readers.
I finally get the chance to write about Pharrell again due to the launch of his very first fragrance simply called Girl. Despite the unambiguous title it is a perfume for women and men.
The Grammy award winning singer always thought about having his own perfume after his first encounter with Comme Des Garcon’s Wonderwood.
Finally he collaborated with the fashion brand (who are in charge of production and distribution) and created a very woodsy scent consisting of neroli, lavender and white pepper.
You need to book a flight to London though if you want to get in touch with Pharrell’s Girl as for now it only hit shelves at Dover Street Market.