Speaking of kooky hotel things, there’s a new London establishment that’s one of the more bizarre lodging concepts we’ve seen. The Jacques Townhouse isn’t quite a hotel—it only has two guest rooms—but is more of an “Alice in Wonderland” experience. The place is done up in quirky white plaster molds with fairy tale-like trees sprouting from the floor, balls of tulle as decoration, and tea sets galore. Bonus: There’s a room filled with wedding cakes (random). The owner himself looks like he walked out of a Victorian novel with his top hat and long coat. Weirdly, we’ve had this dream before. Check out some more pics after the jump. [Style Bubble] Keep reading »
So tell me whatcha want, whatcha really, really want … it’s a Spice Girls musical, isn’t it?
No? Well, too bad, you’re getting one anyway: theater producer Judy Craymer, who brought “Mamma Mia!” to the stage, has announced she’s creating a Spice Girls musical called “Viva Forever.” The show will include 14 Spice Girls hits and will launch in London on November 5 of this year. Crayer said the story arc in the Spice Girls musical will be fictionalized, but will be a celebration of the pop stars’ “sisterhood.”
Ummm, but didn’t they break up? Keep reading »
“New York has lost its edge,” claims The Times in London. We’re not exactly sure how London is in a position to judge the city where Frisky HQ is located, but their story is that NYC can’t compete anymore with the international creative scene, and that it’s become a land of losers (e.g., bankers). What was once the greatest city ever is basically a wasteland now: “Is New York still the centre of the Earth? Well, if your definition of the centre of the Earth is McDonald’s and Starbucks, then yes it is.”
Ouch. While most of us here complain about high rents, irritating hipsters, and a hellish subway commute, we wouldn’t be so quick to say that Americans have given up on “making the big move to the city” or having metropolitan dreams of Manhattan. Still, things change. So, we want to know—if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Which cities bite the big one, and which represent your perfect paradise? [Times Online] Keep reading »
Music is crucial during a fashion show (or after-party)—it gets the crowd buzzing, the models seriously strutting their stuff and generally sets the mood for a collection. Oh, and it’s pretty hard to miss—especially if it sucks. Thankfully, Elle UK has listed a bunch of songs designers are using in their runway shows and after-parties—great music, mind you—perhaps a few new tunes to add to the old iPod? After the jump, the bitchin’ hot songs on replay this London Fashion Week, who sings them and where they were heard. Keep reading »
For its “Prints Charming” exhibit, Liberty, the famous London fashion house, dressed up its façade in one of its iconic floral prints. During the August event, visitors to the Carnaby Street store will be able to buy Liberty fabrics by the meter. Pretty! [StyleBubble.co.uk] Keep reading »
Hey there, ladies. You want to be the last contestant standing on a reality TV looking-for-love show, right? Sure, we all do! If you want to walk away with Jason Mesnick or Brad Womack, or even Bret Michaels or Ray J, I have a new strategy for you — leave in a dramatic huff. But here’s the clincher: come back a week or two later claiming that you made a terrible mistake. No, seriously, this just worked for both Ed on “The Bachelorette,” who left because he was worried he was going to get fired from his job, and London on “Daisy Of Love,” who skipped out on the show just because he couldn’t take the heat. Here’s why this plan is so diabolical. Keep reading »
While most of you were drooling over “True Blood” last night, I had much more important things to attend to. Namely, the season finale of “Daisy Of Love.” What went down wasn’t a shocker to anyone who’d been watching the season, which took trashy reality dating shows to a whole new glorious low. In the end, even when given the choice of the mega-hot, super-sweet, and totally amusing Flex, Daisy chose London, the homeless 30-year-old rocker from Brooklyn with perma-eyeliner and maybe a girlfriend. Yep, she chose the guy who passed out drunk in a hallway the first night of the series and left midway through because he couldn’t take it, only to eventually come back, with his mohawk between his legs. These two had a gravitational pull towards each other, even though they’re obviously a trainwreck-about-to-happen. The show’s host Ricky Rachtman seemed totally surprised by Daisy’s choice. But I, on the other hand, was not. Keep reading »
I didn’t spot much graffiti when I was in London last week — they sure do keep things clean — but on my last day I saw this little heart-shaped block plastered to a brick wall. Pretty fancy for vandalism, eh?
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
London needs little introduction. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, high tea at four o’ clock: even on the beaten tourist circuit, this city is a charmer. But it’s also a high-energy international center that manages to be old-world classy and cutting-edge trendy all at the same time. English-speaking and cute accents… how can you go wrong? What’s on in Londontown, after the jump… Keep reading »