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Hint hint

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. What do you want to unwrap?

Hint hint

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_CyUhRe1Y

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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A Lidl surprise

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. 

A Lidl surprise

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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Bumped not stirred

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Let’s talk bumps. No, not the kind you slow down for in the road. Or the pregnant kind. The bumps we’re on about are flavoured additives that give your drink an extra boost.

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Soak up your sins

Many drunken nights end in kebab ecstasy. But what about the morning after? Do you Detox with a fruit juice and a salad? Or do you ‘Retox’ by chowing down on more unhealthy nosh? A café has cropped up in East London where you can do both. (But not at the same time, obviously.)

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(The advert is) Blowing in the wind

Back in 1978 Bill Weston agreed to be glued to a billboard as part of an ad campaign to demonstrate the strength of Solvite. Whether or not they mentioned to him that they’d be carrying that billboard from a helicopter remains unknown.

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Cheeky, Cowshed

Finger(tip)s at the ready: Soho House Group has just launched its latest exclusive members club, except this time it’s exclusive to anyone who wants to join. Cheeky – the ‘naughty little sister’ of Cowshed, SHG’s health & beauty brand – has opened its doors for anyone who fancies a martini with their makeover or some bubbly with their blow dry.
 

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Changing rooms 3.0

Back in the ‘70s Mr Benn would leave his house at 52, Festive Road, walk to the fancy dress shop and step through a mysterious door into magical worlds. Now, forty-odd years later it seems Selfridges have made this idea a (virtual) reality.
 

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Café au Play

Ziferblat café is no ordinary café. It has coffee and tea and biscuits and fruit, but you don’t have to pay for them. Instead you pay for the minutes and hours you spend there. (Tx Charlie & Tim.)

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Pin early for Christmas

He used to make a list. He used to check it twice. He used to find out who’s naughty and nice. Not so these days, as Santa (2.0) can now hop onto Topshop’s new Pinterest site and find out what everyone’s after for Christmas.

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Louis and the Great Double-Helixed Elevator

There are many beautiful features to the new Louis Vuitton ‘Townhouse’ that opened in London’s Selfridges store earlier this month. (Tx to our shopping diva David G.) Amongst the traditional turtle-print leather and digital ateliers, you can find a series of specially commissioned artworks by Hayakawa Katsumi, Bumpo Teppe and Barnaby Barford’s glass and porcelain interpretation of the Seven Deadly Sins.
 

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