Drink Like Draper

Just in time for the new season of Mad Men, River Island have released a Mixology Masterclass video to tie in with the launch of their slightly more sophisticated offering.

Have a peek if you want to try switching your regular poison for an Old Fashioned this weekend. Also on the menu? A Bond-inspired martini. Mmm..

Right, off to buy some cognac!

Puffy De-Puffing

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Puffy? Puff Daddy? P. Diddy? Diddy? I have no idea what his name is today – but you know the face.

Of all the things he could have in common with Kim Kardashian, I didn’t think it’d be this. Here’s a snap of him wearing the Shiseido Retinol Eye Mask that the reality-star swears by.

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I’ve tried these myself and they’re pretty amazing – slap them on after a shower and, ten minutes later, it completely de-puffs the eye area and plumps out any lines/wrinkles. Perfect when you’ve been travelling (and/or are hungover). Pop ‘em in the fridge for best effects.

Get them here.

Mr C Hotel, Beverly Hills – Old School

Mr C Hotel, Beverly Hills is where I imagine James Bond taking a little break in between saving the world/dodging lasers…

Dripping in old-school Hollywood glamour, the hotel is a hidden gem in Beverly Hills and boasts an impressive roster of celebrity residents. All that, however, and it still retains a certain warmth and charm thanks to the Cipriani brothers who started Mr C as a brother to their world famous resturants.

The 137-room property features 12 Signature Suites and Classic Suites and C Suites, alongside spacious accommodations, all ranging from 365-800 square feet, each with a private balcony, and many with panoramic views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. The interior design is rich and welcoming, complete with dark hardwood floors, burgundy and grey color palettes, and crisp white accents. Vintage black and white film photography brings iconic and historic cultural moments to life on the walls, and well-appointed bathrooms feature teak flooring, marble accents, and signature amenities.

 

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Invisible Bookshelves

Invisible Bookshelves are a great way to display books. They look cool, are relatively easy/cheap to DIY (here’s a how-to) and they’re perfect if you’re space-conscious (translation: you need all the room you can get).

A Classic… Remixed.

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Ahh a classic! HUGO Man was one of the first fragrances I was ever given.

That means, at the age of 14, I was practically fermenting myself in the stuff – no Lynx here!

It’s one of those handy never-fail, always appropriate fragrances that you can throw on and just know you smell good. It’s fresh, masculine and distinctive enough to garner a compliment or two.

If you’re in need of a new bottle in time for that dreaded Valentine’s Day, you might want to pick up the Music Ltd Edition bottle which includes a code to download a classic pop song  that has been remixed and ‘turned upside down’ by 3 underground artists: Kate Boy, Kasper Bjørke and Nina Kraviz. Check it:

HUGO Man – Music Ltd Edition - EDT 75ML - £37 - Available from Boots stores nationwide & online at www.boots.com

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Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues

Managed to photobomb Steve Carrell at the premiere!

Managed to photobomb Steve Carrell at the premiere!

I can’t actually remember the last time there has been such anticipation around a movie sequel. Ron Burgundy and the team where last on our screens 9 years ago in a comedy that can probably be put in the same cult comedy to mainstream success brackets as the likes of Airplane, Caddyshack, and more recently The Hangover. Comedies that just became more and more popular over time.

So, does Anchorman 2 The Legend Continues live up to the brilliantly funny first movie?

Firstly, I want to say that no-one wanted this to be the case than me!… I am, and will always be a huge fan of the first movie. I’d actually say it’s currently in my top 10 movies, which are mainly comedies, and easily in my top 3 most watched films since it’s release.

So, the short answer is no, Anchorman 2 The Legend Continues is not on the same level as the first film… However I did still enjoy it!

Without giving too much away, Anchorman 2 picks back up with San Diego’s legendary news anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), with the 70s behind him, returning to the newsdesk. Also joining him is his trusted news team in man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) and weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). All of who attempt to make news history by taking the first ever 24-hour news channel to the nation.

The movie also includes some of the best, and unexpected, cameos I’ve ever seen in a film. Although for me, Carell’s reprise of Brick Tamland absolutely steals the show, particularly with his new love interest played my Kristen Wiig. He was also a brilliant sport on the red carpet.

Chatting to Ashley Roberts at the Anchorman 2 premiere, she was pretty thrilled to see Paul Rudd in the flesh (we were appropriately offended, obviously)... 'I don’t I really know if he’d know who I was… but I hang out with him a lot in my mind!'.

Chatting to Ashley Roberts at the Anchorman 2 premiere, she was pretty thrilled to see Paul Rudd in the flesh (we were appropriately offended, obviously)… ‘I don’t I really know if he’d know who I was… but I hang out with him a lot in my mind!’.

Cringeworthy and uncomfortable comedy in part, makes Anchorman 2 a funny and entertaining movie. As a fan, it was also just great to see the cast back on screen together.

I would recommend seeing the movie, but would say to any really hardcore Anchorman fan, hard as it will be, not to go in expecting the first movie. If you do that, I think you’ll really enjoy the film!

I’d rate it Three and a half out of 5!

Craig Royle – FTYD Entertainment
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Gucci 1953 Horsebit Loafers

Gift someone with an icon this Christmas.

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The 1953 Horsebit Loafer is one of Gucci’s signature items – an iconic shoe for men.

To be honest, I’d be tempted to keep a pair as a gift to myself. At 60 years old this year, they’re evidently timeless! The Horsebit Loafers come in a vast number of shades but I’m quite partial to this teal suede number myself. I’ve got enough standard colour loafers…

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Wear them with cuffed, slim fit trousers or chinos during Spring and Summer.

Tempted?

Buy here.

 

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