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This October, Benefit Cosmetics – the brand that brought you the first women’s only World Cup Pub, Gabbi’s Head, and the iconic brows and beauty drive-thru, GlastonBrow – transports you back in time via a dazzling seventies disco! Introducing Studio ’76: a brows, beauty and entertainment destination offering a blast from the (glamorous) past.

As the number one eyebrow brand in the UK, Studio ’76 will pay homage to all things browsIt’s open for two days from Friday 20th October, and based in The Old Truman Brewery, East London. Following the London pit stop, the glamorous party destination will travel north to Liverpool, where brow-divas can be glammed up ahead of any occasion. With two rooms of fun and pampering it’s all about the 70s glamour this autumn.

Upon arriving, guests will step through a magical wardrobe where seventies-inspired cocktails will be on hand to get the glamorous party started.  Here, guests will be treated to either a brow treatment or Bene-makeupper, compliments of Benefit Cosmetics.

It doesn’t end there! Once party-goers are glammed up the glitzy nightclub will be revealed, allowing Benebabes and their gal pals to dance the night away. With Gimme Brow samples being handed out throughout the night to anyone who completes secret missions set by Benefit, they’ll be no excuse for less than perfect brows!

Tickets can be purchased from the below link for £12.50: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/benefit-cosmetics-10876509321

Group bookings are limited to a maximum of 10.


The Details

STUDIO ’76: London

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October

5pm – 11pm

Shop 7 Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane

E1 6QL

Wondering through sweet citrus scents we found ourselves in a mini Italy last night, planted right on Shoreditch High Street. Oranges and lemons were piled high at the entrance and a number of bars under colourful canopies offered beer infused cocktails, parmesan infused pasta and pizzas. Themed decor was on point as expected, and the little hidden bar (we won't tell you where you'll find it) was a den of moody drinks and quiet conversations.

House of Peroni has returned!

With every drop of Peroni Nastro Azzurro that passes your lips, you can taste, smell and feel Italy’s, craftsmanship and vitality coming through the crisp, refreshing liquid. The delicate balance of bitterness and aromatic citrus notes set this distinctly Italian beer apart and make citrus fruits the perfect accompaniment to its unmistakeable flavour.

This inspired master brewers to develop Peroni Ambra – a limited edition variant inspired by the aperitivo occasion which combines Peroni Nastro Azzurro with the sharpness of rare Italian Chinotto fruit. Following its success, the brand will continue its journey into the world of citrus with the latest iteration of The House of Peroni Residency - ‘Infused with Italy’ - at its very heart.

Returning to East Londonthe House brings to life the vivacity and zest for life that is undeniably Italian. The event transports guests to the streets of Italy where they are given the chance to reimagine citrus and explore previously undiscovered flavour combinations.


Award-winning mixologist, Simone Caporale, reprises his role as Master of Mixology but this time with a twist. He has taken a team of bartenders, paired with creative experts, on an inspiring trip to Northwest Italy where they were challenged to take Italian citrus fruits and translate them into bespoke Peroni-infused cocktails.

The line-up of guest bartenders includes leading mixologists from Swift, Chiltern Firehouse and The London EDITION, who will be coupled with the founder of florist Grace & Thorn, fragrance specialists from Earl of East London and illustrator, George Greaves. These innovative partnerships are designed to push the boundaries of traditional mixology, fusing scent, sight and taste to create something truly unique for visitors. The social media campaign supporting this is currently live on the @peroniuk Instagram feed, charting their journey of creation as they discover the provenance and authenticity of Peroni’s Italy.

Our host and critically acclaimed chef, Francesco Mazzei, will also continue his role as Master of Taste and, in honour of the citrus theme, provides a ‘zesty’ take on Italian street food. Self-styled as ‘mama’s cooking with chef’s hands’, the menu is concise yet diverse – working with locally available produce and featuring daily specials, from warming pasta dishes such as egg fettuccine with Grana Padano and lemon, and a rich duck ‘lasagnetta’ with fruit mustard, to aperitivo light bites including pumpkin and avocado citrus croquettes, and lemon and rosemary meatballs. This is joined by a gluten-free polenta with citrus and roasted peppers, along with an array of smaller bites.


The sprawling windows of the vast building capture the attention of passers-by and tease the inner spaces through vibrant displays, inviting guests to enter and explore all that Italy has to offer.

Upon arrival you will be thrown into a lively Fruttivendolo (fruit market) where you'll discover an abundance of citrus fruits, leading you to the first of several bars. Fragrances of Francesco Mazzei’s traditional Italian dishes fill the air and his street food style menu is available to purchase from the open kitchen. A gelato cart will also entice you to enjoy a sweet treat with a creamy ricotta and lemon ice cream.

If you can find it, a concealed door leads the way to a secret bar deep amongst the myriad of alleyways. Hosted by Simone Caporale, the intimate bar will entertain small groups of guests with a variety of Peroni Ambra Chinotto-based infusions.



The main area holds ‘Bar Citrus’ where Peroni Nastro Azzurro flows and everyone is energised by the beat of Italo house music. The central bar space, influenced by Italian cafes, invites guests to try a vibrant cocktail menu featuring the bartender and talent creations that were inspired by their trip to Italy. Their creations will include:


Inspired by the Chinotto groves of Liguria this cocktail features dark rum, Martini Rubino, Amaro and grapefruit and lemon juices. Topped with Peroni Ambra, the drink is completed with a Luxardo cherry and spoon of bitter Chinotto jam. Created by Federico Doldi (Chiltern Firehouse) and Nik Southern (founder of florist Grace & Thorn) 


Celebrating lemon and inspired by the Riviera of Cinque Terre, this infusion features sweet Falernum Liqueur, Martini Ambrato, Grappa, lemon juice, rosemary syrup and topped with Peroni Nastro Azzurro. The garnish features dry lemon and rosemary with cardamom and star anise spices. Created by Davide Manzi (London EDITION), Niko Drafkos and Paul Firmin (scent experts and founders of Earl of East London)


Inspired by the streets of Genoa, the drink features Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free, Italicus, bergamot sherbet and lemon juice, topped with a refreshing citrus sorbet and thyme. Created by Mia Johansson (founder of Swift) and George Greaves (illustrator)

To accompany the drinks, Italian delicacies will be available for purchase from the 4Cose Deli, with selected salumi and formaggio (cheese) on offer.

A bespoke programme of music will be specially provided by music partner, Early Sounds Recordings (Naples), with an eclectic mix of record selectors playing throughout the 10 day opening, with Italian guest DJs playing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.



The House of Peroni will open its doors concurrently with the capital’s foremost drinks festival, London Cocktail Week (2nd-8th October, Spitalfields Market). Once again, Peroni Nastro Azzurro will be the only beer brand taking part in the event, serving a selection of Peroni-infused cocktails from an Italian-style street stall, designed as a teaser for the market setting of the main House – just minutes down the road.

The House of Peroni takes residence at
N&C Showrooms, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PG

Thursday 5th – Sunday 15th October




Who'd of thunk it... Kodak and biting back. They may have been struggling a bit on the film and camera front but to combat that they have taken an almighty leap into phones.

Kodak Company will open a Christmas pop up in the heart of London this December as a creative hub and a place for photography enthusiasts to delve into Kodak’s photography expertise. Opening with the highly anticipated global launch of the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone, the hub will showcase a capsule collection of Kodak products whilst offering a week long calendar of experiences and creative counsel.

The Kodak Ektra Darkroom will provide a unique platform for photography enthusiasts - amateurs and professionals alike - to learn, be inspired, create and share.  Celebrating Kodak’s rich history of imaging technology, the space will showcase Kodak’s consumer portfolio of contemporary image and product innovation.

credit-discerningmanVisitors will:

  • Be the first worldwide to trial and purchase the new KODAKEKTRA Smartphone (from Monday 5th December)
  • Enjoy free tutorials, learning how to take exceptional images on the KODAKEKTRA, including free demonstrations on the many unique built in settings and applications
  • Enjoy free photography exhibitions from celebrated Kodakpartners
  • Have the opportunity to engage with in-house photography experts to learn new skills and techniques
  • Attend tutorials from guest imaging specialists
  • Be immersed in the iconic Kodakbrand, its rich history and learn about photography throughout time
  • Purchase exclusive Kodakmerchandise including fashion wear, prints and film stock, some as UK exclusives.  A limited edition Opening Ceremony Kodak capsule collection will be available to purchase in-store, for the first time outside of the USA and while stocks last

WHAT: Kodak Ektra Darkroom

DETAIL: A pop-up creative hub for photography enthusiasts and the first place to trial and purchase the new Kodak Ektra Smartphone

WHERE: 70 Berwick St, Soho

WHEN: 5th – 11th December, Monday - Wednesday 10am - 7pm , Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm

bunga bunga in covent gardenThe latest project from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group, BungaTINI, a spin off and sister restaurant to the legendary Battersea venue, Bunga Bunga, has opened its doors on Drury Lane. Open throughout the day, guests can pop in to enjoy the very best coffee, pastries, homemade paninis cut from foot-long homemade focaccias, salads and, of course, pizzas cooked in a wood-fired Valoriani oven.

The deli’s eye-catching display counter has an excellent selection of cured meats, antipasti and homemade pasta available to take away or enjoy in the lively space decorated in warm wooden panelling, terracotta and original mosaic tiles. There is a vibrant bar serving negronis, bellinis, spritzes, vermouths and a wide range of proseccos and these can be enjoyed alongside small plates as part of the afternoon AperiTINI menu. Guests can sit on comfortable stools at the bar and enjoy a complimentary cicchetti with their cocktail, in true Italian tradition, or head up the spiral staircase to the upstairs restaurant area with full waiter service. This attractive space with original beams and decked out in fresh green foliage, will serve pizzas homemade in the clay oven alongside antipasti, pasta and other delicious wood-fired dishes. The perfect pit-stop either pre or post-theatre, the 30-cover area can also be hired privately.

General Manager, Matthew Richardson previously managed the original Beak Street Polpo, and has been travelling through Italy all summer handpicking suppliers along with Head Chef, Andrea Pesenti, formally of Mele e Pele. In the far back hand corner of BungaTini there is an obscure door to a refrigerated meat locker. The door is securely locked until January but behind the door lies the start of an immersive journey through to another world, hidden under the bustling pizzeria. Watch this space as further details will be revealed soon...

Founder Charlie Gilkes says of the project:
“We are delighted to introduce Bunga Bunga’s little sister, BungaTINI, a pizzeria and bar which will offer our guests an authentic Italian experience inspired by the backstreets of Florence and Venice. We look forward to welcoming you here soon, just don’t look in the meat locker for now...”

Inception Group are well loved for their unique conceptual hospitality concepts and also own and operate Chelsea speakeasy Barts, 80s themed nightspot Maggie’s, Mr Fogg’s, a Mayfair based bar that is modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg and its sister venues, Mr Fogg’s Tavern, a Victorian-inspired Pub and Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, which serves over 300 gins. Other Inception Group concepts include: Beaver Lodge, a cabin bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in Wyoming, Cahoots, a 1940s-inspired bar set in a hidden underground tube station.

167 Drury Lane


The intricately crafted Silent Pool Gin will be taking over the indoor garden of the Hoxton Hotel, setting up a hub beautifully decorated in teal hues and botanical motifs, where all this week you can expect exciting events. The East London based celebration will be an immersive experience, which includes intimate tasting sessions, brunches, bespoke cocktails and award winning gin and tonic.

Master Distiller Cory Mason will be leading true blue juniper-juice lovers on a journey of discovery, sampling this carefully crafted, full bodied and fresh spirit born from the beautiful artisanal spring set within the Surrey Hills.

The exciting timetable of events also includes a series of brunches, where diners can tuck into the brand new Silent Pool, and will get the opportunity to sample Silent Pool’s very own newly-launched gin-infused salmon, infused salmon, fresh avocado.

Visitors will be welcome at the pop up the bar daily. Featuring a range of drinks designed by Ian Goodman of Darkhorse restaurant, the menu will also include iconic classics such as the Red Snapper and Gin and Tonic. Guests staying at the Hoxton at any point throughout the run will also be gifted a complementary tipple to enjoy during their visit.

In addition, three of the area's top destination bars will be offering specially designed cocktails to run in conjunction with the pop-up that will only be available during the week. To make the most of some additional discounts, simply drop into The Bull in a China Shop, just around the corner on Shoreditch High Street station to grab your discounted Silent Pool Gin and Tonic.