• Punch Room at The London EDITION

    Written by Jahwanna Berglund

    Punch Room at The London EDITION, one of London’s most celebrated speciality cocktail bars, will re-open on 10th June 2022 with an innovative new menu concept created by Bars Manager Anthony Callegari.

    Following the successful opening of Punch Room at The Madrid EDITION last month, this new menu promises to continue EDITION’s strides towards making punch sexy again. Punch Room is a contemporary reincarnation of London’s nineteenth-century private clubs, with locations in London, Shanghai, Barcelona and now Madrid, featuring furnished custom tufted banquettes in teal velvet, overstuffed mint green leather tub chairs, and dark brown leather club chairs, set to a soundtrack of vintage jazz, reggae, and soul through the ages.

    Punch Room’s last menu, ‘The Five: Volume III’, was a successful exploration the five classical elements – earth, air, fire, water and ether. As a continuation of this, the new menu, titled ‘Inception’, takes inspiration from four influential figures from the history of punch, who have each transformed the evolution of the drink through new ingredients, techniques, and concepts. Based upon the traditions and history surrounding punch, the new menu offers a modern twist upon century-old recipes.

    Anthony Callegari commented: ‘The creation of this menu has taken us on such a journey, and we are honoured to pay homage to these true pioneers of punch. Each one has taken the concept in a different direction and started a new phase, so it only seems right that we honour them as we enter this new era for the Punch Room.’

    Each chapter of ‘Inception’ contains five reiterations of punch focussing on one key flavour – each represented through past, classic, present, future, and non-alcoholic expressions. Beginning with the cocktail’s original inception, guests can travel through time to explore modern and classic recreations of signature drinks, concluding in a futuristic interpretation.

    Gates Otsuji, Director of Bars for EDITION, who leads the Punch concept strategy for the brand, comment “As a brand we’re looking at Punch as a spectrum with classics on one end, and more avant-garde (modern mixology applied to classic) recipe structures on the other. All the Punch rooms now at EDITION, located in London, Shanghai, Barcelona, and most recently in Madrid, will be focusing on different parts on that range.”

    Chapter 1: Johan
    Based on the adventures and travels of 17th Century German explorer Johan Albrecht de Mandelso, this chapter takes inspiration from the exotic fruits, herbs and spices he encountered on his travels through Persia and in particular his much-admired Indian Roses.

    Diplomatic Mission: Banks 5 Island Rum, Yaguara organic, Rose cordial, Miclo kirschwasser, Lime Juice, Peychaud

    Monsoon Punch: Glenfiddich 15 y.o., Rose petals tea, Red port, Lime juice, CCC syrup

    Flor de Jalisco: Patron Silver, Chamomile syrup, Vanilla syrup, Select, Hibiscus tea, Apple cider, Lime juice

    Napalese Gimlet: Rose and hibiscus haku, Grand Marnier, Rhubarb cordial, Hibiscus tea

    Eastbound: Everleaf mountain, Lime juice, Sugar syrup, Jasmine tea, Rhubarb and hibiscus soda, Rose foam

    Chapter 2: Eliza
    The 18th Century protagonist is Eliza Smith, a pioneer of home cooking who worked amongst the upper echelons of society creating some of the UK most loved foods but also wines, cordials, medicines and salves, with hops and quinine forming the key elements.

    Cockale Punch: Buttered gin, Briottet apricot, Noilly prat, Lemon Juice, Sugar syrup, Tonic

    Spread Eagle Punch: Lakes blended whiskey, Woodford rye, Lemon sherbet, Demerara syrup, Lemon juice, EDITION larger

    Trial & Error: Bacardi 8 y.o., Jasmine tea syrup, Lime juice, Angostura bitters, Scrappy lime bitter, Scrappy cardamon biter, Tonic

    Parks Punch: Martini Rubino, Savoia Aperitivo, Mandarin Sherbet, Balsamic vinegar, Juicy 4pm

    Botany Bay Punch: Everleaf forest, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Macadamia syrup, Peroni Liberia redux, Cacao bitter, Tonic

    Chapter 3: Charles
    Charles Dickens’ love of tea is well documented throughout his works and his love of punch was just as prolific, with parties based around tea punches infused with spice and alcohol. This chapter pays homage to him, with notes of black tea throughout.

    Hard Times: Hennessy, Puher Tea, Rinquinquin, Lemon sherbet, Lemon juice, DOM Benedictine, Absinthe, Angostura, Champagne

    Taj Mahal Punch: Grey Goose, Muyu Vetiver, Oak moss syrup, Earl Grey, Lemon juice

    Roseta Punch: Santa Teresa, Demerara syrup, Citric acid, Pineapple water

    Big Smoke Punch: Slane Irish whiskey, Coconut syrup, Demerara syrup, Oolong tea, Citric acid, Laiproiag, Tropical bitter

    Easy Times: Raspberry infused English breakfast tea, Atopia, Demerara syrup, Citric acid, Ginger syrup, Fresh raspberry

    Chapter 4: Jared
    The final modern chapter is linked to world-renowned author, publisher, drinks consultant and cocktail historian, Jared Brown. Master Distiller and co-founder of Sipsmith Gin, Jared is author of over 30 books on alcohol and its history. The prominent flavours in this chapter are based on his love of gardening, with herb and grape infused throughout.

    Boise Punch: Sipsmith gin, Sweet cicely cordial, Sandeman white port, Ancho Reyes, Orange sherbet, Lemon juice

    Closer to God: Vida mezcal, Cocchi Americano, Lemon sherbet, Paranga white, Lemon juice, Chamomile soda

    Low Tea: Hendricks, Honey & sage syrup, Lemon verbena tea, Lemon juice, Champagne

    Potager Punch: Broken Clock vodka, Blueberry & dill shrub, English breakfast tea, Absinthe, Scrappy lime bitter, Scrappy celery bitter, Lavender bitter

    Swan Punch: Sipsmith low alcohol, Lime juice, Passion fruit syrup, Vanilla syrup, Cucumber slice, Mint leaves, Mint soda
    Each Punch can be served individually or in Punch Room’s exclusive range of vintage punch bowls, perfect for sharing.

    Address: The London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP

    OPENING HOURS
    ●      Friday & Saturday - 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    ●      Sunday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Booking enquiries: Reservations only. Tel. 0207 908 7989 or email [email protected]

  • Clash de Cartier Takes Over Stockholm

    Written by Yasmine

    Cartier announces the opening of an immersive Clash de Cartier experience in the Stockholm Boutique at Smålandsgatan 10, from June 3rd to June 18th 2022. 

    Launched in April 2019, Clash de  Cartier is a jewellery collection that plays with duality and the meeting of words, from classic to punk, edgy to soft and feminine to masculine. The Clash collection balances clean design with excess of energy and a rebellious spirit. The collection takes a swipe at protocol, tradition and liberty - meaning a clash of attitudes. And now visitors of Stockholm will be able to discover the Clash de Cartier creations. 

    Since the opening in November 2018, Smålandsgatan 10, has been the Swedish home of Cartier, a place where Scandinavian culture meets the French heritage and the creative spirit of the maison. To celebrate the Clash de Cartier collection in Sweden, Cartier now reveals an immersive experience in the Stockholm Boutique.

    The visitors of the Boutique are invited to discover the doubled-up clou carré, the XL beads and studs, and the signature picot stud that are part of the creative universe of Clash de Cartier. All these elements combined with a true feat of savoir-faire projecting the uncompromising aesthetic of the punk, while their tactility invites a playful interaction from the wearer with a disruptive format.

    We are pleased to unveil the Clash de Cartier Boutique experience in Stockholm, that is showcasing the rebellious and creative spirit of the collection. Stockholm, a city thriving on the tension between tradition and modernity, is an ideal setting for Clash de Cartier…” says Valérie Ahner-Boudier, Managing Director Cartier Benelux & Nordics

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    In volumes and reliefs, circles and squares, the collection honors the Maison’s penchant for geometry which dates back to the 1930s. Crafted in 4N rose gold, white gold and exclusive diamond and onyx paved versions, the rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces of the Clash de Cartier collection are identified by their bold design and innate rebellious spirit.

    Discover a exclusive sneak peak of the boutique in the pictures, and visit the Clash de Cartier universe at the Cartier Stockholm boutique at Smålandsgatan 10 from June 3rd until June 18th 2022. 
     

  • BYREDO reintroduces 'Mister Marvelous' with Odell Beckham Jr.

    Written by Yasmine

    Luxury fragrance label, BYREDO, has introduced its latest evolution to ‘Mister Marvelous’. Welcoming a new, limited edition re-issued fragrance, with a new face to the scent. The  Super Bowl LVI champion, Odell Beckham Jr.

    The what is said to be a cult favourite returns: introducing the limited-edition reissue of our original Mister Marvelous Eau de Parfum. A limited-edition reissue of the original Mister Marvelous pays homage to a contemporary man — clean cut, self-assured, exquisite and astonishing. Mister Marvelous turns the classic men’s cologne on its head with a modern, citrus-led twist. Brimming with charisma and exuding the scent of a confident character, the sweet opening of mandarin leaves and neroli flower leads to a fresh heart of bamboo and green lavender. Full of gestures that delight, spicy notes of black amber and white cedarwood provide a final dash of intrigue and surprise.

    The campaign wants to show that to be Marvelous in 2022 is to be multi-dimensional. Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and Super Bowl LVI champion Odell Beckham Jr. embodies this as one of the National Football League’s most magnetic stars. Apart from being an exceptional athlete, Beckham is also a father, an entrepreneur and the new face of Mister Marvelous.

    Mister Marvelous reminds me of a Renaissance man,” Beckham says. “Winning the Super Bowl, becoming a dad and going into my 30s, I’m in a happy place. That’s what Mister Marvelous exudes — a well-rounded happy guy.” Beckham has long been a supporter of Byredo. “I love the brand. The candles are all over the house, and I recently started using the fragrances,” he says. “Authenticity is important to me when choosing the partners I work with, so this was an easy fit.”

    The Mister Marvelous campaign will feature imagery by Joshua Woods. A native of Harlem in New York City and currently based in Paris, the photographer and filmmaker often gravitates toward individuals with unconventional stories in the worlds of fashion, art and music. A natural photojournalist with boundless range, his work has been exhibited worldwide, including as part of group shows in New York, London and Paris. His commercial portfolio has included commissions by Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Chloé, Carhartt and Nike. Beckham will be styled by New York high-fashion imagemaker Stella Greenspan, a former assistant to American Vogue creative director Grace Coddington before she expanded her portfolio to include editorial and commercial clients, ranging from W Magazine, Dazed and British Vogue to Chanel, Dior and Nike.

    The re-defines scent has: 

    Top: Mandarin leaves, Neroli, Bergamot
    Middle: Bamboo, Lavender
    Base: Amber, Cedar Wood

    Find it at BYREDO.COM 

  • Slam Jam x Fila Redefined

    Written by Fashion Tales

    Two Italian forces collide in the first-ever collaboration between Slam Jam and Fila.
    Redefined is a brand new capsule of forward-thinking apparel experiments focused on
    redefining some of the most iconic garments from Fila’s archive, resulting in a study of
    functionality and multiple application to sports.

    The collection features 7 unisex items marked out by co-branded patches, the iconic
    perforated Slam Jam logo and colorways in shades of grey, white & red. Highlights include a frost grey windbreaker and track jacket crafted in super light nylon – both of which can be paired with a pinstriped running top, training shorts and running hat combo to create the ultimate track & field ensemble.

    Off the track, a set of polo shirts sits perfectly with track pants in lunar rock and dark grey. A padded nylon gym bag or light corded sacoche completes the look for the utilitarian who opts to stand out in the changing room.

    Rolling out as part of Slam Jam's ongoing (Un)corporate Uniforms project, Redefined is
    another examination of the concept of the ultimate uniform; a selection of special clothing
    designed to be worn by like-minded people across the world.
    Slam Jam x Fila Redefined will be available exclusively on Slamjam.com, via Slam Jam’s
    doors and selected retailers.

    The collection will be released on May 21st, with more details to follow on slamjam.com.

  • Kim Cattrall Named Newest Campaign Face For OleHenriksen

    Written by Yasmine

    Well this was refreshing and amazing, danish skincare brand OleHenriksen announced this week their collaboration with actor Kim Cattrall. Yes, you read right Kim Cattrall, the Sex and the City and How I Met Your Father actor is the new face for the brands first ever Body Care Franchise: Touch.

    Through her numerous roles playing unapologetically outspoken, aspirational and powerful women, Cattrall knows the confidence having ultra-touchable skin brings both on screen and off.

    Recognized worldwide, Kim Cattrall has received five Emmy and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Recently, she was recognized as one of the most powerful women working in media and entertainment as a 2022 Variety Power of Women honoree. Inspired by her previous roles, Cattrall has written 3 books chronicling her journey to becoming sexually open, honest and confident in her real life. Now, Cattrall furthers her influential impact with an entirely new and exciting partnership with OLEHENRIKSEN to inspire others to appreciate the importance of touch with infinitely smoother skin.

    In a comment about the collaboration Kim states ''…“I was so happy when Ole reached out, as a fan of the brand it was an easy collaboration,” states Kim Cattrall. “The Touch products feel amazing on your skin and if I have learned one thing as an actress, always take care of your skin with the best!”…''

    The new line consists of two new products, the BeamCream Smoothing Body Moisturizer that's available now and Firmly Yours Dry Body Oil that will be available in June. Read more about the new Body Care products here

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