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Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJanuary 15, 2018


 Jude Law, Julie Andrews, Ewan McGregor, Daniel Kaluuya, Harry Styles, Halle Berry & Gemma Arterton are among stars shortlisted for this year’s prestigious National Film Awards UK in 2018.

The National Film Academy today announced the nominations for the National Film Awards UK  for 2018
This year a record 2.4 million movie fans nominated across 18 categories to make up the official shortlist.  

Dunkirk is nominated in three categories including Best British Film, Best Director, and Best Newcomer for pop star turned actor, Harry styles who receives a nod for his performance as Alex.

Styles goes head to head with ‘Get Out’  star Daniel Kaluuya and an array of new talent including; Harry Gilby (Just Charlie), Harry Michell (Chubby Funny) , Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Lily Newmark (Pin Cushion) , Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth) and Ella Purnell (Access All Areas) all nominated for the Best Newcomer category.

Guy Ritchie’s; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword receives three nominations in the Best Drama, Best Action and Best Director categories.

Sir Elton John receives his first National Film Academy nomination for theBest Breakthrough Performance’  following his cameo appearance in Kingsman (The Golden Circle).  The film also receives a record nine Academy nominations including;  Best British Film, Best International Film, Best Comedy and Director  Matthew Vaughn picks up a nomination for Best Director.  Taron Egerton is nominated in the Best Actor category for his role as ‘Eggsy’ while American actress Halle Berry is nominated for two categories including the Best Supporting Actress & Best Breakthrough Performance for her role as ‘Ginger’ in the franchise. Keith Allen goes head to head with Colin Firth who are both nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Gemma Arterton picks up a nomination in the Best Actress category for her role as Catrin Cole in  Their Finest and competes in the same category with  Alice Lowe (Prevenge) , Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) , Tatjana Inez  (Redwood), Ruth Wilson (Dark River) , Emily Beecham (Daphne), Kristin Scott Thomas (The Party) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Fast  & Furious 8)

The National Film Awards UK is one of the few motion picture awards shows to provide a platform for movie fans to nominate and vote for their favourite films and talent. Voting goes live from the 15th of January 2018 until the 26th of March 2018. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place at The Porchester on the 28th of March with highlights televised for broadcast on Sky Showcase and syndicated across all major global territories.

Full List of  the National Film Awards UK (2018)  nominees:
Best Actress
Alice Lowe ( Prevenge)
Florence Pugh ( Lady Macbeth)
Gemma Arterton (Their Finest)
Tatjana Inez  (Redwood)
Ruth Wilson (Dark River)
Emily Beecham (Daphne)
Kristin Scott Thomas (The Party)
Nathalie Emmanuel (Fast  & Furious 8)

Best Newcomer
Daniel Kaluuya (Get out)
Harry Styles (Dunkirk)
Harry Gilby (Just Charlie)
Harry Michell (Chubby Funny)
Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth)
Lily Newmark (Pin Cushion)
Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth)
Ella Purnell (Access All Areas)

Best Supporting actress  in association with Serenity & Grace
Naomi Ackie ( Lady Macbeth)
Patricia Clarkson (The Party)
Julie Walters (Film stars don’t die in Liverpool)
Kelly Macdonald (Goodbye Christopher Robin)
Judith Roberts (You Were Never Really Here)
Halle Berry (Kingsman, The Golden Circle)
Jane Asher (Brian Pern: A Tribute)
Elarica Johnson (How to Talk to Girls at Parties)

Best Supporting Actor  in association with DeChavel Watches
Robert Webb (Back)
Sam Gillet (A Caribbean Dream)
Keith Allen (Kingsman ‘The Golden Circle’)
Jordan Stephens (Access All Areas)
Paul Whitehouse (Brian Pern: A Tribute)
Lucien Laviscount (Snatch)
Matt Lucas (Brian Pern: A Tribute)

Joseph Vijay (Mersal)

Best Drama
The Limehouse Golem
My Cousin Rachel
I Am Not a Witch
You Were Never Really Here
Borg vs McEnroe
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A Caribbean Dream
The Hatton Garden Job
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Best TV Drama Series
Broadchurch, S3
White Gold
Howards End
The Cuckoo’s Calling


Best Thriller
You Were Never Really Here
Eat Locals
The Moving Theatre
The Snowman

Best Foreign Language Film
Happy End (France)
Loveless (Russia)
In The Fade (Germany/France)
The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)
A Fantastic Woman, (Chile)
Vaya (South Africa)
The Insult (Lebanon)

Mersal (India)

Best Action
Trespass Against Us
Baby Driver
Essex Heist
Smoking Guns (aka A Punters Prayer)
Borg vs McEnroe
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
We Still Steal the Old Way

Best Independent Film
God’s own country
Film stars don’t die in Liverpool
The Intent
My Name is Lenny
Lady Macbeth
Rise of the Footsoldier 3
Eat Locals

Best ScreenPlay
Francis Lee (God’s own Country)
Alice Birch (Lady Macbeth)
Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Simon Amstell (Carnage: Swallowing the Past)
Shakirah Bourne ( A Caribbean Dream)
Oliver Veysey (Access All Areas)


Best Documentary  sponsored by Bank Republic
Kingdom of Us
Almost Heaven
My Generation
Blue Planet 2
Dark States
The Moving Theatre

Best British Film
T2 Trainspotting
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Victoria & Abdul
6 Days
Lady Macbeth

Best Actor  in association with DeChavel Watches
Jamie Bell (6 Days)
Ray Winstone (Jawbone)
Mike Beckingham (Redwood)
Daniel Kaluuya (Get out)
Bill Nighy (The Limehouse Golem)
Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier 3)
Matt Lucas (Brian Pern: A Tribute )
Ewan McGregor (T2 Trainspotting)
Paddy Considine ( Journeyman)
Taron Egerton (Kingsman – The Golden Circle)
Jude Law (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)
Rupert Grint (Snatch)

Best Comedy  sponsored by Bank Republic
T2 Trainspotting
The Party
Carnage: Swallowing the Past
Kingsman ‘The Golden Circle
Access All Areas
Brian Pern: A Tribute

Best Breakthrough Performance
Harry Styles (Dunkirk)
Mark Strong (6 Days)
Halle Berry (Kingsman, The Golden Circle)
Johnny Harris (Jawbone)
Daniel Kaluuya (Get out)
Margaret Mulubwa (I am not a witch)
Sir Elton John (Kingsman, The Golden Circle)
Simon Day (Brian Pern: A Tribute)
Marc Warren (Snatch)

Best Director
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Danny Boyle (T2 Trainspotting)
Rungano Nyoni (I am not a Witch)
William Oldroyd ( Lady Macbeth)
Andy Serkis (Breathe)
Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)
Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman , The Golden Circle)
Guy Ritchie ( King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)


Best International Film  sponsored by Invest Nation
Get Out
Girls Trip
Kingsman – The Golden Circle
Borg vs McEnroe
The Shape of Water
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
American Made, Barry Seal
The Wedding Party 2

Global Contribution to Motion Picture
Julie Andrews
Judi Dench
Sean Connery
Halle Berry
John Cleese
Rowan Atkinson
Tom Cruise
Colin Firth

Vote Live now by clicking on  
Voting officially commences (15/01/18 until the 20/03/18) with winners of each category announced at the star-studded National Film Awards 2018 awards ceremony taking place on the 28th of March 2018 and televised for broadcast on Sky Showcase (Sky 261, Freesat 402, Freeview 254).

Tickets for the NFA 2018 are out on sale now at

AdminadminJuly 6, 2017

Champagne & Soufflé, Bread Making, Cookery and Cocktail Classes at Corrigan’s, Mayfair
After a decade of holding his famous recipes close to his chest, Richard Corrigan has decided that the wait is over, and that he will share some of his recipes with lucky Londoners over the course of the next few months. Corrigan’s will be hosting a series of exclusive masterclasses, enabling guests to take a behind the scenes look into the renowned Mayfair kitchen. Guests are invited to make these signature dishes and cocktails alongside the Corrigan’s experts. With four masterclasses to choose from, Champagne & Soufflé, bread making, Dickie’s cocktails and cookery, running monthly over the Summer season, Corrigan truly is spoiling us.
28 Upper Grosvenor St | Mayfair | London | W1K 7EH | 020 7499 9943 | | @corrigans_mayfair
Maggie’s Pay Tribute to Madonna
On 20th July 2017, 1980’s-inspired boutique club Maggie’s in Chelsea will be paying tribute to the one and only, Madonna. The Prima Donna was undoubtedly the face of the 80’s, and this exclusive evening will be all about celebrating the best of her music, so strike a pose. Madonna, an 80’s Icon whose hit singles include “Like a Virgin”, “Like a Prayer” and “Vogue” made her a household name worldwide, both during the 1980’s and today, making Madonna a must have act for the #MaggiesTributes line up. As Maggie’s fifth Tribute event, guests will be invited to sip the night away on refreshing Bacardi Mojitos, served with special fruity twists, whilst getting “Into the Groove” with a live performance by Tasha Leaper, the No. 1 Madonna Tribute Act around.
329 Fulham Rd | Chelsea |  London | SW10 9QL | 020 7325 8512 | | @maggie’s_club
Bottomless Rosé Brunch at Aster
Aster, the Nordic-French inspired restaurant situated in Victoria’s new food hub, Nova Food, is introducing a crayfish and Provencal rosé paired brunch, with a bottomless rosé option, for the summer to draw upon their heritage. The mild white flesh of the shellfish complements the delicate and white fruit aromas of the rosé perfectly, making for a heavenly match to be enjoyed whilst basking in the sun on the terrace at Aster, or inside the stylish restaurant. Every Saturday throughout the summer, launching on the 15th July, the brunch will feature specially curated crayfish dishes, a bottomless rosé option and a guest DJ.
Aster, 150 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5LB | | @astervictoria
The Blackhorse Mid Summer Ball
On Saturday 22nd July, The Black Horse, located in the heart of Kingston, will be hosting a 1950’s Midsummer Ball. Party-goers are able to escape the qualms of 21st century life and transport themselves to a time which witnessed the foundations of Rock-n- Roll, as well as the rise of cultural icons like Marilyn Monroe. A time where rocking around the clock was not only encouraged, but mandatory. In true form with their consistently high standard of well sourced British food, The Black Horse will be serving up a barbecue spread, as well providing a cocktail upon arrival, completely for free. But to add a little 1950’s boogie, these can be enjoyed whilst bopping along to the live music! And all for just £25 per ticket! Save the date!
204 London Rd | Kingston Upon Thames |KT2 6QP | 020 3637 6199 | @blackhorsekingston
A Weekend Long Party on a Secluded Island
This July join the team behind London’s longest standing pop-up The Little Yellow Door for a weekender like no other, The Little Yellow Weekender on the UK’s equivalent of the Hamptons, Osea Island, known for its luxurious getaways, that is, until the mischievous flatmates take over. On the 14th July the flatmates will take over Osea Island for a weekended long celebration filled with huge parties, banquette dinners, an impressive DJ line up, sundowners by the pool, an epic sorts day Saturday all on a secluded island just 2 hours from central London.


On July 14th, guests are invited to hop aboard the party bus and take a trip out of town to an epic house party filled hideaway escape. Whether you’re a group of 2 or 22, check in to your own private cottage on a secluded beach before kicking off the celebrations with dinner at TLYD’s Surf and Turf Shack to refuel for a party like no other, in one of the impressive houses for the flatmates’ Ultimate House Party. The grand estate will host a night packed full with pop-up bars, bonfires and an impressive DJ line up including an eclectic mix of tunes from resident DJs as well as guest DJs hitting the decks until dawn. On Saturday morning, TLYD will bring back their Emoji Only menu, where guests can order EMOJI-ENCY breakfast in bed, followed by a rejuvenating yoga session hosted by The Advaya Initiative, for a full body stretch before taking part in an epic Sports Day Saturday, soaking up the sun by the pool or hoping on a bicycle to explore all the island has to offer.

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJune 12, 2017


Buddha Bar London, is a restaurant and bar in Knightsbridge that is no stranger to winning awards. Winner of Best Restaurant Bar 2014, 2015 & 2016 at the London Club and Bar Awards. This epic location plays host to next week’s prestigious British Restaurant Awards 2017. Buddha Bar London aims to push culinary boundaries and the menu blends Far Eastern Cuisine with Western tastes and influences. Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Eastern flavours are stylishly entwined to spearhead a new-wave Pacific Rim cuisine. The extensive wine and sake list compliments the food by featuring a wide selection of both world renowned names and unusual finds, and we pride ourselves to have a unique and experimental cocktail selection.

British Restaurant Awards (BRA) is an annual awards ceremony which provides an opportunity for customers to nominate and vote for their Best Restaurants, Chefs and culinary service in the UK.

From 20th of January till 23rd of April – Readers of Chelsea Monthly magazine,The National Post, Luxury Weekly, and viewers of are given the opportunity to nominate their favorite restaurants per city, region and throughout the UK. The restaurants who receive the most amount of nominations are shortlisted and released for the public to vote. The final list of winners as voted for by the public is announced at the annual gala/red carpet awards show.

On the 14th of June, there will be a canapes and cocktail reception prior to the awards ceremony which will be attended by some of the best restaurants across the UK competing for the prestigious British Restaurant Awards as voted for by the public. The winners will be announced on Wednesday (14.06.17).

Buddha Bar London is situated at:
Buddha-Bar London
145 Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7PA

For more information. Go to:

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongMay 21, 2017


This week, the nominations for the British Restaurant Awards were announced. Some of UK’s top restaurants have made the shortlist at this exciting inaugural awards show focused on raising the profile of British Restaurants worldwide and providing an opportunity for customers to voice their opinions through nominations and votes. This year’s Best New Restaurant nominees features some amazing new launches who are making waves across the country offering a unique experience in cuisine for their customers ; Ritorno, Onodera, Oktopus , Ivy Soho Brasserie, 100 Kensington Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse and Machiya.

British Restaurant Awards (BRA) is an annual awards ceremony which provides an opportunity for customers to nominate and vote for their Best Restaurants, Chefs and culinary service in the UK.


From  20th of January till 23rd of April – Readers of Chelsea Monthly magazine,The National PostLuxury Weekly, and viewers of are given the opportunity to nominate their favourite restaurants per city, region and throughout the UK. The restaurants who receive the most amount of nominations are shortlisted and released for the public to vote. The final list of winners as voted for by the public is announced at the annual gala/red carpet awards show.

Popular Chef’s; Gordon Ramsey , Jamie Oliver , Adam Woolven Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White , Vineet Bhatia and Levi Roots are all up for the  Best Chef 2017 category.

This year’s British Restaurant Awards 2017 takes place on the 14th of June 2017.  To vote go to

Full List of BRA 2017 nominees:

Best New Restaurant 2017
Ivy Soho Brasserie
100 Kensington
Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse


Best Chef 2017
Gordon Ramsey
Jamie Oliver
Adam Woolven
Heston Blumenthal
Marco Pierre White
Vineet Bhatia
Levi Roots


Best Young Chef 2017
Georgina Dent
Matt Gillian
Marcus Eaves
Florence Knight
Stevie Parle
Brett Graham
Ollie Dabbous
Shuko Oda


Best Luxury Restaurant 2017
Vineet Bhatia, London
Chai Wu, London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Australasia, Manchester
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Hakkasan,  Mayfair


Restaurant of the Year 2017
Thai Square, The Strand
Hakkasan,  Mayfair
Rossi’s Italian Restaurant, Sheffield
The Oxford Brasserie, Southhampton
Twenty Two, Cambridge
Mantra Thai Dining Restaurant, Newcastle
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Signatures Restaurant, Wales
Savina Mexican Restaurant, Liverpool
Vineet Bhatia, London


Best Hospitality Team 2017
Thai Square
Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse
Jamie’s Italian
Australasia, Manchester
Ocean Treasure 235
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Hakkasan,  Mayfair
Benares Restaurant


Best Restaurant Chain 2017
Thai Square
Bella Italia
Yo! Sushi
Slug and Lettuce
Jamie’s Italian

Best Supplier 2017
Clarks Foods
New Wave seafood
Creed food service



Best British Takeaway 2017  sponsored by Hungry Nation
Lime Pickle, Midlands
Wiwo Noodle Bar, Wales
Shimla Spice Fine Indian Dining, Gloucester
Bangla Fusion, Rhyl
Masala Indian Takeaway, Barnstaple
Bistro Pizza, Bournemouth
Pimms Pizza, Bristol
Chicken George, Luton
Kuryz Indian Cuisine, Hastings
Kempthai, Brighton
Vindaloo Indian Takeaway, Farnborough
Tez Indian Takeaway, Tonbridge
Mr Chef, Wishaw
The Royals, Wembley
The Golden Fish, Dagenham
Sumo Fresh, Wanstead
Sushi Box, Hoxton
Pumpkin Rice Jerk Grill, Barnet


Best Food Ordering Company 2017
Delivery Roo
Hello Fresh


Best Culinary Experience 2017
Circus, London
Giglamesh, London
Buddha Bar, London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
Dans Le Noir
Shaka Zulu, Camden
Australasia, Manchester


Best Restaurant in Manchester
Australasia, Manchester
Manchester House Restaurant
Mr Cooper’s House & Garden
Miller & Carter
The Lime Tree Didsbury
La Bandera
Tattu Restaurant and Bar
Albert’s Shed, Castlefield
San Carlo


Best Restaurant in London
Hawksmoor, London
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
Buddha Bar London
Aqua Shard
ROKA Charlotte Street
Ceviche Soho
Zebranos,  Soho
Bocca di Lupo
The Ivy

Best Restaurant in Liverpool
Panoramic 34
Chy Liverpool City Centre
Neon Jamón
Bakchich Lebanese Restaurant
Nolita Cantin
Sapporo Teppanyaki


Best Restaurant in Wales
The Walnut Tree
Tyddyn Llan
The Hardwick
The Checkers
Signatures Restaurant
Chez Francis

Best Restaurant in Surrey
The Clink
The Latymer
Surrey Palace
Hillside Restaurant
Surrey Tandoori


Best Restaurant in Essex
Blue Anchor
The Magic Mushroom
Olio Italian Restaurant
La Bicicletta
Russells Restaurant


Best Restaurant in Newcastle
House of Tides
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse
Dobson and Parnell
El Coto
The Patricia
Achellos Italian Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Sheffield
The Milestone
Marco @ Milano
Le Bistrot Pierre
Rafters Restaurant
Silversmiths Restaurant
Lokanta Restaurant
Efes Restaurant
Otto’s Restaurant


Best Restaurant in Bradford
Golden Fleece
The Foundry
Box Tree


Best Restaurant in Bristol
The Ox
Adelina Yard
The Mint room
Pasta loco
Spiny lobster


Best Restaurant in Brighton
Côte Brasserie
Jamie’s Italian Brighton
Terre A Terre
The Gingerman
Riddle Finns
Las Iguanas
64 Degrees
Bincho Yakitori


Best Restaurant in Leeds
Fazenda Leeds
Las Iguanas
Red Chilli
The Man Behind The Curtain
My Thai Restaurant
Ephesus Restaurant



Best Restaurant in Birmingham
Carters of Moseley
Rico Libre Tapas
MODU Restaurant
The Karczma
The Wilderness
Coast to Coast
Viceroy Tandoori
Rodizio Rico


Best Restaurant in  Southampton  
Casa Brasil
The Oxford Brasserie
Blue Island
Everest Cuisine
La Tavernetta Italian Restaurant
Mango Thai Tapas Bar & Lounge
Kohinoor of Kerala


Best Restaurant in Cambridge        
Cotto Restaurant
The Oak Bistro
Raja Indian Cuisine
La Pergola
Twenty Two
De Luca Cucina & Bar
Smokeworks Ltd
Varsity Restaurant


Best Restaurant in Leicester
Windmill Inn
Reservoir Inn
Saray Mangal


Vote now for your favorites at

Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonApril 12, 2017


Charles Weaving is currently Managing Partner at the Dubai based global venture capital group, Foxhole Holdings, which manages a portfolio of global investments across a variety of sectors including: lifestyle, food & beverage, commercial real estate, fashion retail and technology. With an ethos of humility and hard work created by three close friends, Foxhole Holdings is derived from the World War II meaning Defensive Fighting Position. The company has a global presence with current projects in Dubai, India, London and Ibiza, and employs an international team of seasoned and innovative professionals.  Their in-depth experience in the Middle East and Europe offers stakeholders consistent and sustainable business models, solutions and results. The business works with internationally recognized names, including popular global restaurant brand STK, as well as many organically grown regional brands.

Foxhole Holdings is expanding into new business areas. With an all-male board of directors, interestingly the company has a large portfolio of women-related businesses such as Ladies Only Spas in Dubai, Ladies fashion secrets business ‘Glamouflage” and online fast fashion website ‘I Saw It First’. Foxhole Holdings is still rapidly expanding with Weaving aiming to own and manage 50 companies across all sectors.

Can you tell us a little bit about Foxhole Holdings?

We started Foxhole Holdings two years ago. Foxhole Holdings is a private firm based in Dubai. We are three young guys running different businesses all over the globe in lot of different sectors. We decided to merge everything together under the Foxhole title and we have chosen Dubai as their main base because it is right in the middle of the World and there are a lot of talented people there.

How did the One Group partnership come about?

We were familiar with STK and the brand, we know it from America (Los Angeles, Las Vegas…) and we just love this brand. We did not have anything upper the Marina side of Ibiza, it was an incredible opportunity. We contacted The One Group – they were familiar with what we were doing anyway. We were the first people to buy a license from the group. STK Ibiza was the first one and we plan to do a lot of business with The One Group.

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You are launching a new club in Dubai. How do you intend to make it unique given the competitive market out there?

We have done a joint venture with the Bulldozer Group and we will open Base Club Dubai shortly. We focus mainly on trading and retail businesses and in the last two  years we tested and received great results. Now, we  have decided to take it to the next level especially with the fashion brand ‘I saw it first’ and the club.

Is your fashion brand going to include other labels or a white label for your brand?

Yes, but it will still be our own brand. Most of the production comes from the UK, which is a real hope for fashion.

That’s amazing. What is your timeline to launch?

By the end of May it will be completely finished. It will be possible to order all across Europe, Australia and America from the UK and all across the Middle East from Dubai. We focus on the income business in the Middle East (it is a strategic relationship).

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Did you always want to be an entrepreneur?

Yes and I sat in a spa the other day after a long trip and it got me thinking that. Now, I am actually living the life I wanted to live and I am still going in the direction I planned to go.

Who inspired you growing up to keep you consistent in your route to success?

My dad. I didn’t go to the University, I always worked in my dad’s property as he was a hotelier. I always wanted to do business. When I stayed in Japan, I learned a totally different culture, it was very educational. Nowadays, I’m inspired by the young guys in the Silicon Valley (Snapchat, Instagram, Uber) they are really challenging the status quo.

Yes, the new generation of entrepreneurs are taking the disruption of the old model to a whole new level?

I agree and that gets me excited which is why when someone comes to me with a business proposal. We always think….will this buy us a private jet or not…?

Great…. Now, let’s get your Top 5’s ?

Top five tips for breaking a business worldwide?

  1. Stay humble
  2. Pick your partners wisely and don’t be greedy
  3. Learn and respect different cultures
  4. Work hard, you sometimes have to be a selfish person
  5. Create your business plan with the best knowledge that you got, your business plan is your guideline

“You don’t go anywhere without risking everything“

Top five countries you would like to expand to?

All across South East Asia (especially Thailand and Vietnam, maybe China) with the same concept. We already have a lot of things in Europe, India and in the Middle East. But in America, the market is too saturated.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

It is difficult to answer because we spread out in so many things, we have different ideas of investments.

 “We just want to reach for the sky“

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJanuary 6, 2017


The National Film Awards is produced annually by the National Film Academy and is held  in 5 countries including the UK, USA, Australia, Africa and Asia.

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Annie PalmerAnnie PalmerAugust 10, 2015


As the world celebrates the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra, Jack Daniel’s is giving Ol’ Blue Eyes the ultimate salute with the release of a brand new, limited edition expression, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century.

Celebrating the legendary friendship of two global icons, only 100 barrels of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century have been created, captured in individually numbered bottles making each as unique as the man it’s attributed to.

The 100 proof Tennessee Whiskey is matured in grooved oak barrels to create an amber liquid that’s bold in flavour with unprecedented smoothness and perfectly balanced hints of butterscotch, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century is housed in a tailor made, lacquered carry case that resembles one of the grand pianos Frank famously played upon. A previously unreleased recording of Frank performing live at the Sands sits alongside the bottle embedded in a stylish tie clip, as well as a specially created book filled with stories, cocktails recipes and songs.

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century celebrates the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra; a man, a legend and a lifetime fan of Jack Daniel’s. Look onstage at any given night and you would see Frank Sinatra, in his trademark tuxedo, captivating audiences everywhere.

Annie PalmerAnnie PalmerJuly 31, 2015


Harrods, American Express, Manolo Blanik, Martyn Maxey, St. Moriz, Virgin Atlantic, Switzerland , Rolex are just a few winners announced at last nights 5th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards at Turntable Restaurant & Bar in London. Over 55,000 luxury consumers voted for the prestigious 5th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards
The National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards are a British awards ceremony held by London’s No.1 Luxury and Lifestyle magazine, Chelsea Monthly.The awards show celebrates the best luxury products, brands and services with all nominations submitted by luxury consumers and public voting online at The winners were announced at the hotly anticipated National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards poll winners party at Turntable on the 30th of July 2015 which was filmed for future broadcast on Showcase, Sky 192 and Freesat 402.

“The NLLA 2015 awards show was a huge success and it was great to celebrate the 5th anniversary with an audience full of amazing luxury brands” commented, Louise Gookey, TV Presenter and Co-host of the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2015.

A coveted National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards nomination is a mark of excellence and an exclusive unique selling point as an emblem of quality for all brands targeting the luxury audience.

Lucy Coleman, Editor at Chelsea Monthly commented “The list of brands nominated this year shows that there is a consistent rise of luxury consumers. The majority of luxury consumers define luxury now by intrinsic values such as quality, exclusivity and craftsmanship, over external factors like brand visibility. Most luxury consumers are advocates for brands they like, with ninety percent speaking about brands, their key motivations being superior quality, design and customer service.”

The Luxury highstreet retailer, Harrods was voted Best Luxury Highstreet Retailer sponsored by Beyond Beauty Cosmetic and picking up the award Micheal Borland, ‎General Sales Manager of Harrods commented “The National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards is ultimately the mark of distinction for any luxury brand and Harrods are proud to have won this category and wish to thank all the voters and Chelsea Monthly magazine for a wonderful award ceremony”.

On the evening of Thursday 30 July 2015, the gliterring awards ceremony took place  at the brand new Holborn concept restaurant and bar, Turntable. Other sponsors for the evening included Cosmetic Surgery Partners,  Beyond Beauty Cosmetic and Global Jet Partners.

Find below list of Full nominees and winners highlighted;

Best Luxury Hotel sponsored by Turntable Bar & Restaurant
Seaham Hall, Seaham
Arch Hotel, London
The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
Corinthia Hotel, London
Mayfair Hotel, London
Rosewood, London
The Kensington Hotel, London
Westbury, London
The Soho Hotel, London
Gidleigh Park Hotel,Chagford
South Place Hotel, London

Winner :  Westbury, London

Best Luxury Spa
SenSpa at Careys Manor, New Forest
The Scarlet, Cornwall
Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire
Lime Wood, New Forest, Hampshire
The Lowry, Manchester
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor
Harmony at The Haven, Dorset Spas

Winner : SenSpa at Careys Manor, New Forest

Best Bar
Bar 45, Park Lane
Orrery Terrace Rooftop, London
The Bloom Gin Rooftop, Garden Bar
Sushisamba London
Apotheca, Manchester
Oxo Tower, London
The Artesian, Langham Hotel, London
Radio Rooftop Bar – ME London Hotel
Tonic & Remedy, London
BYOC, Camden , London
Bar 45, Park Lane
Madison Rooftop bar

Winner:  Oxo Tower, London

Restaurant of the Year 2015
New Angel Restaurant, Notting Hill
Gows Restaurant, London
Hutong at The Shard, London
Tarts Kitchen, London
Gordon Ramsey, Chelsea
Nipa Thai Restaurant, London
The Fat Duck, Bray
Shaka Zulu, London
SushiSamba London
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
Aumbry, Prestwich, Manchester
Le Gavroche Mayfair
The Refinery, Regents Place
Bury Court, London
The Lucky Pig, Fulham
Giglamesh, London

Winner:  The Lucky Pig, Fulham

Best Online Retailer 2015


Best Luxury High Street Retailer sponsored by Beyond Beauty Cosmetic
House of Fraser
Ella Boutique
Tiffany & Co
Louis Vuitton
Igloo Clothing
Harvey Nichols
Ozwald Boateng
Fortnum & Mason
Vivienne Westwood

Winner :  Harrods

Best Fashion Brand
Calvin Klein
Marina Rinaldi
Louis Vuitton
Manolo Blahnik
Victoria Beckham
Victoria’s Secret

Winner:  Manolo Blahnik

Best Cosmetics Brand 2015
Bare Minerals
St. Moriz
Urban Decay
Natura Bisse
Alpha H

Winner : St. Moriz

Best Health product
Imedeen Prime Renewal Skin Collagen
Philip Kingsley PK 4 Supplements Trio 90
Natura Vitalis Original Spirulets 1500 Tablets
Barbel Drexel Astaxanthin Energy Drink

Winner: Wellman

Best Luxury Resort 2015
Four Seasons Resort, Bora, Bora
JA ManaFaru, Maldives
Fairmont Royal Pavillion, Barbados
Paradise Island Resort, Samoa
Unna Resort, Barbados
Forte Village, Sardegna, Calagari
Non Such Bay Resort, Antigua
Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

Winner: Four Seasons Resort, Bora, Bora

Best Travel Destination sponsored by Global Jet Partners
St. Barthelemy
South Africa

Winner : Switzerland

Best Fragrance 2015
Liz Earle Botanical Essence No1 50ml
TOVA Fragrance Trio 50ml
Lalique L’Amour Eau de Parfum 50ml
Penhaligon’s 2 Piece Lily of the Valley
Miller Harris 3 Piece Eau de Parfum

Winner: Lalique L’Amour Eau de Parfum 50ml

Best Luxury Salon 2015
Headmasters, Nationwide
Taylor Taylor London
Four, Conduit Street, London
Philip Kingsley Clinic
The Hairven Hair Salon
Bella and Beau, Notting Hill
Percy & Reed
Martyn Maxey, Marylebone
The Soho Salon
Andrew Barton, Covent Garden
Nicky Clarke Hair Salon

Winner : Martyn Maxey

Best Luxury VIP & Concierge brand sponsored by Cosmetic Surgery Partner 
American Express
Ten Lifestyle Concierge
Privee Concierge
Envy Group
Mensos Concierge
Prime Lifestyle
Bon Vivant

Winner: American Express

Best Golf Brand
Wonderful World of Golf

Winner: Aquastum

Best Luxury Watch Brand
Apple Watch
Girard Perregeaux
A. Lange & Söhne
Audemars Piguet Royal Offshore
Baume et Mercier Clifton
Panerai Radiomir 1940
Patek Philippe
Vacheron Constantin

Winner: Rolex

Best Private Jet Hire company
Exact Aviation
Fly Victor
Skytime Jets

Winner: Skytime Jets

Best Airline
Virgin Atlantic
British Airways
Air New Zealand
Thai Airways
Virgin Austalia
Singapore Airlines
Qatar Airways
Cathay Pacific

Winner: Virgin Atlantic

The 6th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards is scheduled to take place on the 30th of July 2016. For partnership, marketing opportunities or to get involved. E-mail:

Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJune 12, 2015


Leading French private jet provider, Global Jet Partners have announced today sponsorship of the 5th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards. The Paris-based provider of private jets, Global Jet Partner , opened its London office in Chelsea early this month (June).

Global Jet Partner specialises in the provision of private jets to corporate and other discerning clients. Offering absolute privacy and discretion, a client’s personal project manager is on hand day and night to arrange a private chartered jet and private car transfers, taking care of all the smallest details to create serene travel, free from the usual pressures of departure deadlines, check-in and security and responsive to the most demanding of travel schedules and criteria.

Global Jet Partner has no preference towards any particular aircraft or fleet, enabling it to choose the best aircraft and most optimal arrangements for each journey, and to offer much greater flexibility than other providers.

President Linda Sellidj said: “Global Jet Partner is pleased to be able to extend our service to our UK clients, present and future, by establishing a permanent office in London. We hope this will enable more discerning travellers to experience our hallmarks of excellence in our performance, tranquillity for our clients and elegance in the travel arrangements we provide.”

In addition to its London inauguration, Global Jet Partner also announced the launch of the new Jet Card in both London and Paris.

Linda Sellidj explained: “Available as an Premium Card and a Business Card, our Jet Card programme is ideal for those who travel more than occasionally but not frequently enough to warrant owning or leasing their own jet.

“Clients invest in a block of hours which can either be on a specific aircraft or be open to all types of aircraft. We make deductions from the balance only for hours spent in the plane, and for taxi times, and offer reimbursements for time not used, meaning that, with the Jet Card, our clients control their costs and manage their budgets while retaining flexibility to travel as they desire, perhaps at short notice, and without restrictive long-term commitment. The Jet Card involves a very reasonable level investment tailored to suit clients’ needs and the Business Card is particularly cost-effective while still allowing flexibility to switch between aircraft categories.”

Catch Global Jet Partners and more luxury consumers & brands at the 5th annual Nationall Luxury & Lifestyle Awards taking place on the 30th of July 2015. Get your VIP tickets now @ NLLA 2015 VIP Tickets and for more information on Global Jet Partners >> Click here

Annie PalmerAnnie PalmerFebruary 27, 2015


Next month in Chelsea , all roads lead to Baritone legend, Mark Llewelyn Evans as he has flown into London and chosen good old Chelsea specifically to entertain us at what will be a truly extraordinary show on the 28th of March.

Mark Llewelyn Evans is one of the UK’s most exciting classical cross-over performers appearing regularly on opera stages, concert platforms across the UK, Europe, the Far East and the USA. His rich, warm, Italianate baritone voice, acclaimed performances and charismatic blend of charm & Celtic humour mean he is very much in demand. Whether performing for a 2000 strong opera audience, singing to 75,000 fans before international rugby at the Wales Millennium Stadium with Katherine Jenkins, delivering an oratorio in an intimate venue or broadcasting on the BBC, wherever he is and whatever the audience, Mark is always at home!

He is a true entertainer who captivates all his audiences; from intimate performances to concert halls. They love his stage presence, funny stories, expansive repertoire and stunningly powerful voice. He was classically trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio in London but remain unconstrained by style or genre. Mark’s performances include both classical and popular songs from his albums, musical hits of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, scores from the movies, and intimate Celtic ballads.

After a sell out show last year, he is back and will be live on stage performing at The Pleasantry, Pizza Express . Doors open from 6.30pm with a show that starts at 7.45pm on the 28th of March 2015. 

Venue: The Pheasantry , Pizza Express , 152 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3

For more details. Call: 08457-027-017 or go to :

and if you want to find out more on Mark  Llewelyn Evans , go to :

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