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British Icons

9 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE ICONIC RED BUS

A famous symbol of London, the big, red bus is one of the most globally recognized iconic images. Fondly admired all over the world, the red bus is frequently chosen as a kitsch and unique form of transport for parties, weddings and tourist attractions. But how much do you know about the humble London bus? 1. Buses pre 1907 were painted a certain colour due to their route paths. In order to stand out from the crowd, London General Omnibus Company, the largest bus operator in the capital, painted their fleet red. Thus, the iconic red London bus was born.  2. The earliest horse-drawn dou…

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Things To Do

FINE ART & FINE DINING IN THE CAPITAL

The streets of London spiral long and far, containing endless art exhibitions and culture opportunities to amuse the best of us for days. Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living have ventured beyond the borders of Bond Street and Regent Street to create a pocket guide to navigate London’s best galleries and art restaurants, delivering a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.  Fine Art The Arch by Henry Moore Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Gardens, rising over the glimmering Serpentine Lake, is a 6-metre Roman bravertine sculpture. The stunning piece of…

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Interviews

EYE WEAR ICON: LINDA FARROW’S TRACY SEDINO TALKS SUNGLASSES & MAYFAIR

For more than 40 years, Linda Farrow has been a luxury brand loved by stylish Londoners and the international jet set. Founded in 1970, the label was the first to treat sunglasses as fashion, producing collection after cutting-edge collection. Now helmed by Linda Farrow’s son Simon and partner Tracy Sedino, the brand focuses on innovation and luxury, evident in their own lineand the collaborations they undertake with the hottest designers (The Row, Dries Van Noten & Matthew Williamson to name a few). Inside Mayfair gets an exclusive interview with marketing director Tracey Sedino.…

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Fashion & Beauty

MAYFAIR MENSWEAR DESIGNERS SUCCESS AT LCM

The third London Collections: Men returned this week, celebrating men’s style, with more than 60 British and International designers showcasing collections for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. Amongst the fashion pack, three designers hailed from Mayfair, known for its high end retailers and luxurious shopping experiences. Richard James Established in 1992, this contemporary tailor and menswear retailer is located on the historic Savile Row. James is an award-winning designer, known for revitalising the tailoring world as one of the new establishment tailors bringing a clearer focus on fashion orientation on Savile…