Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. What do you want to unwrap?
Remember Harvey Nichols’ award-winning Christmas campaign ‘I Spent It On Myself’? Well this year they’ve extended the refreshingly selfish spirit with a campaign that sees people dropping unsubtle hints about what they really want to unwrap. (Cheers, Andy.)
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In London and looking for a boozer for Saturday night? Forget Google, the search engine you need is www.solsearch.com.
Created by Sol Beer, it claims to ‘dig deeper’ than the usual search engines by rating establishments by authenticity and not popularity. The result is a list of up-and-coming bars and restaurants with a ‘real local or heritage vibe’.
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Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas.
Bare neon bulbs. Simple wooden furniture. And a menu featuring tagliatelle with lobster and truffle oil, smoked reindeer and pickled blackberry, and a panettone bread pudding.
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‘This is one small step for ice cream and one giant leap for moustached-kind.’
To celebrate the stratospheric success of Movember, protein ice cream brand Wheyhey sent its last tub of limited-edition banoffee ice cream into space, complete with a pink ‘tache.
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Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. This one’s a Black Friday cracker.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s a mannequin drone. Obviously.
Instead of just splashing SALE signs across stores for Black Friday, fashion brand Camisaria of Colombo took to the skies of Sao Paulo to show busy office workers what was on offer.
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How cool is that? In a recent collaboration, premium whisky brand Chivas Regal 18 commissioned Italian design house Pininfarina to create a limited edition ice press for the on-trade. The press, which produces ice teardrops bearing the brand’s ‘18’ mark, will be gifted to the world’s most exclusive watering holes.
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Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Courtesy of Santa’s Elmwood elves.
For some of us, Christmas represents a once-a-year opportunity to place extreme demands upon the National Grid. House exteriors are strung with cascades of Christmas lights, while illuminated reindeer frolic in the garden, looked on by inflatable glowing Santas. In the West Yorkshire village of Saltaire however, residents have joined together and taken a rather more restrained approach.
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We’ve all been there. Half an hour of weights, followed by 20 minutes on the bike, followed by 10 minutes in the bar. All the benefits of your workout effectively neutralised by the failure to resist a long cool beer.
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Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Only 16 sleeps to go.
For some, the mere mention of Christmas is enough to send them running for the basement and closing the door until January. Try that at Leeds Town Hall however and you’ll find yourself descending into a mysterious Christmas netherworld.
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In the professional kitchen, it’s generally accepted that a few flying expletives really help a dish come together. In a cookbook however, it’s a bit of a shock to find recipes in which the language is just as ripe as the ingredients. With the launch of their vegan recipe book, Thug Kitchen show they’re not afraid to throw in a generous helping of sweariness.
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