Wednesday, 14 December 2011

nigella's christmas cup

mr specs was entertaining at the weekend and delighted guests with nigella's new christmas cocktail, a christmas cup. very easy to make (and drink). the quest for cherry brandy might work up a thirst though. recipe avaliable at stylist.

noises off

new production of michael frayn's comedy has opened at the old vic. very funny indeed. more details at noises off.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

new report on saving the high street

new report out today @ includes 28 recommendations to save the high street and our town centres. full report avaliable at portas review.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


mr specs is feeling very festive watching the nutcracker at the royal opera house.

Sunday, 4 December 2011


if you are stuck for ideas for christmas presents for a stylish gent try trunk on chiltern street. excellent brands and includes items from the re-launched j crew range.

moomin pop-up shop opens 7 december

mr specs loves all things nordic including moomins. so news of a moomim pop-up shop opening in covent garden is good news. the shop will be opened on 7 december by the finnish ambassador no less.

Friday, 2 December 2011

monocle christmas fair @ midori house tonight

mr specs is very excited about monocle's christmas fair being held this afternoon @ midori house. starts at 1pm. advertised as sale items and new items this is sure to be essential christmas shopping for monocle devotees. it's also an opportunity to get into midori house for a sneaky peek!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

cava bar opens at pizarro

new edition to bermondsey street is pizarro. hot on the heels of sister offering jose, and just down from white cube, this cava bar is likely to become a destination for food bloggers and zucca overspill.


pop up mall opens today in shoreditch. includes east-end venture from foxcroft and ginger.