After coming runner-up on the seventh series of UK’s The X Factor, Rebecca Ferguson has not been short of success since her first appearance on the reality TV show in 2010. Havingco-written her record-breaking debut album Heaven, and going on to release a further three follow-ups, Rebecca has proven herself to be a recording artist with a passion for her craft that is second to none.
Released in 2011, Heaven, was a critical and commercial success selling 128,000 copies in its first week and peaked at No. 3 in the UK Official Charts, making her the fastest-selling debut solo artist of the past decade (2007-2017).
Going onto release her strong debut follow up, Freedom, in 2013, and then her third studio album Lady Sings The Blues (covering a number of jazz classics made famous by Billie Holiday), Rebecca shows off her versatile style with ease.
Having released her fourth album Superwoman last year, Rebecca has come a long way from the shy twenty-something audiences first saw on television 7 years ago.
Continuing to flourish as a confident songwriter and stunning live performer, embarking on countless tours across the UK, Europe and US, this working-class girl from Liverpool has no plans on stopping anytime some.
The latest masterpiece from director David Leitch – a longtime brand ambassador for Lucerne-based watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer – is a truly star-studded affair. As director of two John Wick movies, Leitch has demonstrated his mastery of the action-thriller genre. Charlize Theron takes the starring role in Atomic Blonde, which also features such leading names as James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and Til Schweiger. The extraordinary timepieces from Carl F. Bucherer also play a starring role in the movie, continuing the Swiss watch manufacturer’s successful involvement with the movie industry.
Berlin, July 18, 2017. Last night’s premiere of Atomic Blonde saw the red carpet rolled out at the theater in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. Among the Hollywood stars in attendance was leading actress Charlize Theron. With David Leitch as director and Swiss actor Daniel Bernhardt as the villain, the lat- est Hollywood action thriller Atomic Blonde boasts two Carl F. Bucherer brand ambassadors in key roles. Watches from the Lucerne-based brand also play an important role – but you’ll have to watch the movie to find out more details. Carl F. Bucherer also supported its brand ambassadors as the exclusive partner for the movie’s world premiere in Berlin. Among the highlights, a watchmaker’s bench appeared on the red carpet, where a Carl F. Bucherer watchmaker offered insights into this traditional craft. The connection between the world of cinema and the world of watchmaking runs much deeper than this event. “Hollywood makes dreams come true on the big screen – our watches make dreams come true on your wrist,” says Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer. “David Leitch, who has been a partner of ours for many years, has produced another incredible movie with Atomic Blonde. We are delighted that our watches also play a star- ring role in the movie.”
It is no coincidence that Berlin was chosen as the venue for this exclusive premiere. The spy thriller’s action unfolds in the streets of the German capital in 1989. Top agent Lorraine Broughton, played by Charlize Theron, has been tasked with an important assignment – and she is ready to do anything to complete it, in a suspenseful and deadly game of chess. Sensual, exciting and thrilling: Atomic Blonde shows that director David Leitch is completely in his element when directing an action movie.
Atomic Blonde hits German cinemas on August 24, and US cinemas on July 28.
-All-new Jaguar E-PACE revealed at global launch event at ExCel London
-Celebrities including David Gandy, Vicky McClure, Winnie Harlow attend
-Reveal of the E-PACE followed by a spectacular musical performance by Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra as well as collaboration with singer-songwriter Raye
-Event follows setting of official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle
-Sports car looks with SUV practicality for the next generation of Jaguar customers
-Next-generation digital tech keeps you connected, with 4G Wi-Fi, and a super-sized touchscreen as standard
-Price from £28,500, customers can order and configure their E-PACE at www.jaguar.com with order books open now.
-13 July 2017, London, UK: The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title during its world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’.
Demonstrating the agility, precision and performance of Jaguar’s newest SUV, the feat was the final test for E-PACE after 25 gruelling months of work across four continents to ensure extreme durability and that it lived up to Jaguar’s Art of Performance philosophy.
The Jaguar E-PACE is a five-seat, compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle.
Trademark Jaguar driving dynamics and design put the brand’s sports car DNA in a practical design packed with advanced technologies to keep you connected.
The E-PACE is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family, joining the ground-breaking all-electric
I-PACE Concept and the 2017 World Car of the Year, the Jaguar F-PACE – itself launched with a spectacular GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ setting loop-the-loop in 2015.
The exterior design is inspired by the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car and characterised by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs and powerful haunches that give the E-PACE a bold and purposeful stance, instantly communicating dynamic agility. Jaguar sports car DNA is also evident in the fast sweep of the roofline and the distinctive side window graphic.
The E-PACE completed its world record jump at ExCeL in London – one of only a handful of venues in the UK big enough to accommodate the 160-metre run-up and run-off vital for the 15-metre leap.
Behind the wheel was stunt driver Terry Grant, who has completed stunts on many film sets and holds an impressive 21 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles.
Unsurprisingly, the barrel roll is not one to be tried at home; months of testing and analysis were completed to fine-tune the stunt, including achieving precisely the correct speed of run-up. The ramps were modelled extensively using CAD before any jumps took place. Terry experienced a G-Force of 5.5 during the 270 degree twist, and required a 160-metre run up to hit the air at the correct speed.
The reveal of the E-PACE was followed by a spectacular musical performance by Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra who presented the now legendary Ibiza Classics. As a celebration of the new Jaguar E-PACE, Pete collaborated with singer-songwriter Raye to perform “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones – a hit that features Raye that has over 230 million plays on Spotify and over 130 million YouTube views.
For further detail on the Jaguar E-PACE including the in-depth technical story and specifications visit www.media.jaguar.com
Cranes was created by two twins, Ben and Dan from Cambridgeshire, both who share a passion for all things cranberry. The journey started a few years ago when the Cranes twins were separated for the first time, taking off on their own adventures and heading off to university. With Dan in Leeds and Ben in Exeter they both enjoyed a drink and explored their options. In the West Country, Ben enjoyed the wonders of ciders, while Dan experimented with anything and everything. But what led these two regular brothers to create a brand that would soon revival many well-known cider brands?
After experimenting with all types of drinks, Ben and Dan turned to Cranberries for their notorious reputation of being tart and extremely healthy. After being reunited, the twins started to discuss their findings, merging together their love of cider with the healthy properties of Cranberries, to create a new and exciting range of Cranberry Ciders. With 6 months of testing and perfecting their recipe, Cranes was born, now offering 3 delicious flavours to their collection.
This new range is created using only the finest cranberries alongside apples, resulting in a refreshingly crisp cider to be enjoyed again and again. To ensure only the best ingredients go into their ciders, Ben and Dan visited Wisconsin, known as America’s cranberry country, meeting the producers and gaining a real understanding of the processes involved in growing these deliciously tart berries. But Cranes new range of ciders don’t just taste great, they are also naturally light, using the natural sweetness of fruit, rather than packing their bottles full of added sugar. With a mission to create a healthy yet delicious alcohol alternative, the Cranes Twins offer a collection of ciders that are a whopping 30% less calories then the leading brands.
Flavours showcased in this new range include: Cranberry & Lime, Blueberry & Apple, Raspberry & Pomegranate or you can try them all in a new mixed pack, for the ultimate taste experience. With a light and refreshing taste, these ciders are the perfect companion to your next BBQ, festival or garden party this summer. Enjoy in the garden on a warm summer day and truly enjoy the fresh taste on offer from Cranes.
Cranes Cranberry ciders are available in 500ml bottles with an alcohol content of 4%. You can pick up a 12 pack of each flavour, or a mixed pack, online for £27.96 from Cranes.
Nobu Hospitality is delighted to announce the opening of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, located in the heart of London’s artistic quarter.
Set back from the lively hub of Great Eastern Street, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch offers a dynamic blend of Nobu’s signature east-meets-west philosophy and Shoreditch’s creative and industrial energy.
The property boasts 143 guest rooms and seven suites, meeting space, a lobby bar and 240-seat restaurant, which lies at the heart of the building, spanning almost the entire footprint of the hotel.
Guests to the hotel and restaurant will be able to enjoy genre-defining Nobu signature dishes, exquisite sushi, and Shoreditch-inspired menus and cocktails. For those wishing to witness the theatre and artistry of Nobu chefs in action there is the exclusive 10-seat sushi bar and an 18-seat chef’s table, with prime views of both the main kitchen and sushi chefs at work.
Giving back to the local area, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch will also be opening a stunning pocket garden, creating a public space between the vibrant streets and the calmness of the hotel, offering an oasis in the heart of East London.
The expressive and distinctive design for the new Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is the result of the collective efforts of Ron Arad Architects and Ben Adams Architects featuring overhanging floor slabs and cantilevered steel beams forming a frayed edge to the east, where a landscaped garden is terraced to provide natural light to the restaurant space.
The interior of the hotel was designed by local designers, Studio Mica. All parties worked in collaboration to create a seamless transition between the hotel and the restaurant.
The 240-seat, Nobu Shoreditch restaurant was designed by Studio PCH. Inspired by the iconic Nobu aesthetics, the 340m2 restaurant space’s sleek wooden finish creates a cool and contemporary environment. Known around the world, Nobu cuisine is an innovative interpretation of Japanese, Peruvian and other South American elements pioneered by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and influenced by his years of studying Japanese cuisine in Tokyo and his extensive travels. Overseen by Executive Chef Greg Seregithe, Nobu Shoreditch menu will feature many of Nobu’s timeless dishes, such as Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, as well as plates inspired by the creativity and vibrancy of the local area. Reached via a grand staircase, Nobu Shoreditch is bathed in natural light from the five-metre tall glass doors leading out to the charming Nobu Terrace.
Perfect for open air dining, the terrace, which can entertain up to 80 people, is split into four level terraces and available for private functions. Guests can also enjoy the semi-private dining space overlooking the custom-built, open kitchen. Hosting up to 18 people, this is the perfect spot from which to experience the theatre of the Nobu kitchen. Behind the Nobu Shoreditch bar, an eclectic collection of vintage sakes, limited edition Japanese whiskies and rare champagnes are displayed for the discerning drinker.
The separate Lobby Bar on the ground floor is also available to both guests and the public, offering an comfortable atmosphere. Alongside a range of Nobu dishes and award-winning cocktails, the Lobby Bar provides a sophisticated retreat in which to socialise, relax or watch the world go by.
The adaptable Kaijo meeting and event spaces at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch cater to a range of occasions, from family celebrations to business conferences. Boasting an abundance of natural light and a versatility, Kaijo can be used as one large space of 180m2, accommodating 200 people for a cocktail reception or 120 for a seated event, or divided into six separate spaces.
Going on holiday not only makes you feel great while you’re there – you reap the health benefits for months. And, for future holiday-makers a supercharged beach-side wellbeing experience is not far off the horizon.
True luxury is in the detail. This summer, say goodbye to those niggly beach bugbears as SIMBA Sleep reveals the ultimate restorative beach-side sanctuary – the world’s most advanced sun lounger at prestigious beach club, Blue Marlin Ibiza.
Europe’s leading high-tech sleep brand SIMBA has spent the past 7 months developing the SIMBA BLUE sun lounger, promising unrivalled comfort and an unparalleled sunbathing experience whilst taking care of your skin.
Analyzing consumer beachside behaviors across Europe, SIMBA Sleep Lab’s pioneering innovation soothes some of the superfluous niggles associated with current sun loungers, such as heaving beds around the beach, warm drinks, lousy wifi, securing valuables and keeping cool.
Featuring seamless motorized seat adjustment and 360-degree rotation, sunbathers can effortlessly follow or shelter themselves from the sun’s rays.
The design combines the brand’s pioneering mattress technology, featuring a unique fusion of 2,500 conical pocket springs and responsive memory foam layers, providing the ultimate comfort and support. Cutting-edge weather-resistant technical textiles wick away moisture and cooling ventilation channels have been installed to regulate temperature.
Gentle automatic adjustments recline the seat to a ‘zero g’ position; closely simulating weightlessness – easing pressure on the back and spine whilst dissolving strain from the extremities.
Armed with one of the latest weapons in sun care, the SIMBA BLUE houses revolutionary new Violet®Plus technology from the US to monitor UV and track Vitamin D. Tracking your exposure to sunlight during the day and broadcasting it to your mobile, the Violet® app monitors vitamin D levels, in addition to providing sun damage alerts and sunscreen reminders, based on the wearer’s precise skin type.
The physical surrounds of the SIMBA BLUE boast a solar powered phone charger, wifi hotspot, beverage cooler and ambient LED parasol system, which glows a sleep-inducing shade of amber on an evening.
For peace of mind, the advanced sun lounger also solves the age-old problem of where to store your valuables at the beach, featuring a built-in safe.
Topped off with an SPF50 aloe, rosewater and bamboo-enriched facial misting system in the SIMBA BLUE’s headrest. The formula is also infused with thermal spring water to hydrate the skin while leaving it shine-free.
SIMBA is also developing a bespoke app to have food and beverages delivered from bar to beach bed.
Designed between teams in London and Helsinki, with premium-grade materials sourced from France, Amsterdam, Belgium and Sweden, SIMBA promises that this is the ultimate sunbathing technology to relax, power down and stay safe in the sun.
James Cox, SIMBA Co-Founder said, “Your summer holiday is one of the most eagerly anticipated times of the year. It’s the perfect place to unwind and you probably plan on spending your well-earned break snoozing in the sunshine.”
“Sunlight, in moderation, does wonders for your health and a comfortable bed can make a big difference play a role in helping manage and reduce aches and pains. For a proper rest, the right mattress is the crucial element. You only want the best for your bed so we thought why not innovate and create best for your sunbed.”
Co- Founder Steve Reid added, “When to comes to a five-star experience on the beach, Blue Marlin Ibiza continues to set the bar globally. What better place to launch the SIMBA BLUE and our summer partnership with them.”
Jelle Oomes, Dutchman and owner of the prestigious beach club in Ibiza commented, “Before Blue Marlin, there was nothing like this on the island. We changed the way people can enjoy the sun with our luxury day beds. Like the team at SIMBA we have an eye for detail and installing Simba beach beds at the club will ensure our customers experience the very best as they rest and recuperate during our long, hot Ibiza summer”.
A calm environment can equal a calm mind. Studies have shown that holidays which include mediation practice have an added benefit to health. SIMBA’s resident sleep psychologist, Hope Bastine, has developed a downloadable sleep meditation – available at https://simbasleep.com/pages/bringing-sleep-to-ibiza to help you relax whilst you’re on holiday.
The SIMBA BLUE is available to preorder for a limited period, £45,000
Enjoy an evening of live music, gourmet vegan food and speciality drinks at one of Liverpool’s most beautiful venues – White Wolf Yoga and Kitchen – on Saturday 15 July, from 7pm – 11pm.
The exclusive Summer Soiree, hosted at the Cook Street venue, will offer the perfect blend of enrichment, relaxation and opulence with an evening of indulgent drinks and delicious food in a majestic ballroom setting.
Guests will be invited to enjoy a gourmet four-course vegan menu created with fresh food from local suppliers, whilst enjoying the soothing sounds of live acoustic music.
Louise Fitzsimmons, Founder of White Wolf Yoga, said: “We’re really excited to host our very first Ballroom Soiree. White Wolf Kitchen serves a variety of high-quality, nutrition-rich vegan food and drink from local suppliers and we cannot wait to show off the offering we have available.”
Celebrity engagement rings are something of constant fascination. Whether they take to social media for the all-important proposal or engagement ring selfie, or hit the red carpet to show it off, there’s nothing we love more than taking inspiration from our favourite celeb sparklers.
Whilst the majority of these rings will cost more than the average annual income, there’s still an opportunity to make a statement without breaking the bank, with a little help from Goldsmiths…
Jason Statham opted for a classic, colourless diamond ring when he popped the question to Rosie Huntington-Whitley last year. The five-carat ring reportedly cost the actor £240,000 however you can replicate the look with one of Goldsmiths solitaire diamond sparklers regardless of your budget.
Margot Robbie’s simple 1.5 carat pear-shaped diamond may not be as extravagant as others but the delicate diamond shape oozes femininity and class. Estimating to cost in the region of £20,000 you can steal her look and create just as much of a statement with an elegant diamond ring from Goldsmiths.
When Liam Hemsworth proposed to Miley Cyrus, he went against the usual trend of a white gold or platinum ring and opted for her sparkler to be set in yellow gold. The unique design suits Miley’s quirky sense of style perfectly and Goldsmiths is on-hand with plenty of engagement ring options for potential proposers to ensure the perfect match for their fiancée-to-be.
Eva Longoria was caught off-guard in the best possible way when her fiancée asked her to marry him, but who could possibly resist a beautiful ruby and diamond ring?! The coloured gem engagement ring trend first caught our attention when the Duchess of Cambridge wore Diana’s iconic sapphire ring – if it’s good enough for royalty…
Continuing the coloured stone engagement ring trend is Victoria’s Secret model Irina Shayk, who confirmed engagement rumours with finance Bradley Cooper as she stepped out wearing a stunning emerald ring surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. Whether you’re looking for an emerald, ruby, sapphire or aquamarine engagement ring, Goldsmiths has a fantastic selection to choose from, guaranteed to ensure the perfect proposal.