A Solution to Summer Suiting whatever your requirements ? Canali

Posted on May 31, 2016

The Summer?s here, hopefully, as too is the season for formal events ! No doubt you have a gathering you need to dress up for, looming on the calendar, whether that be a Wedding, Prom, Ball etc. I don?t think there is one of us out there that doesn?t have a date in our diary that is preying on our minds like a impending sartorial spectre. One brand that can cater for your needs no matter what the occasion or how formal it may be is the Italian heritage House Canali. The Family run business, now in the hands of the third generation of Canalis, has been at the forefront of Italian Tailoring since its launch back in 1934, which coincided with the rise of the contemporary lounge suit and the emergence of the clean, sharp aesthetic of modernist design. Since then, Canali have created a range of men?s suits andouterwear, following the strictest manufacturing standards to create garments of the finest quality. The brand is now available, literally across the world, from Moscow to Mumbai, to keep up with the huge demand for top-quality tailoring from discerning, style-conscious male customers who want to make investment purchases knowing they won?t be subject to passing trends and will look as good tomorrow as they do today. This is why for over 80 years Canali has been synonymous with quality and excellence with a longstanding tradition that interweaves culture and history, style and taste. Catering for your needs in the style stakes is no problem for for this Italian Tailoring Family. The Guest of Honour Whether the Groom, or the far less stressful, guest at a Summer Wedding, this classic Capri suit will have you feeling a million dollars. It comes in a bright and statement sapphire blue. The luxurious 150s wool and silk blend with herringbone effect helps regulate your temperature plus it doesn?t wrinkle easily and features elegant details silk buttonholes and horn buttons. The Highly Formal Event From a Graduation Ball to a summer evening cocktail party the ever-classic tuxedo is a must for your more formal occasions. This refined style in a wool and silk blend features a unique two-tone black and blue texture that adds a touch of style and luxury to your evening ensemble. The more Casual Affair Sometimes, warmer weather calls for cooler tones ? mixing and blending the key seasonal colour of blue will add a fresh and casual, without being too informal, touch to your everyday ensembles taking you effortlessly from work to play. External Link to...

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Why NOT to take a baby to BritMums Live

Posted on May 31, 2016

Kara Guppy & baby Sebby BritMums Family Days Out Round-up Editor and blogger at Chelseamamma Kara Guppy offers an experienced perspective on attending a blogging conference with a baby. Over to Kara to explain? ?Back in 2014 I attended my very first BritMums Live accompanied by my son Sebastian. I made the decision to bring him along as I was still breastfeeding and I had never spent any time away from him and was worried that he would spend the whole day crying. It was a decision I regret as in my heart of hearts I know my husband would have coped and if I am honest, having him there really affected my enjoyment of the day. A blogging conference to me is a chance to network with other bloggers, meet exciting brands and learn some new skills but having a baby in tow made this almost impossible. First of all, it was crowded ? especially during break-out sessions, and even I felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of faces in front of me. I saw so many of my blogging friends who all knew Sebby from my blog, however, he didn?t know them and was completely thrown by a sea of well-meaning faces peering into his buggy or coming to say ?Hello?. Being in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by strangers turned my chilled-out boy into a grumpy, clingy and moaning mess. I attempted one workshop and gave up and left because he kept making noises and I was worried that I would upset the speaker and disturb all those who were trying to concentrate. I spent most of my day at BritMums Live hiding out with the Heinz Baby Food team who Sebby had taken a real shine to, probably as they kept giving him yummy treats and had a play area that he pretty much had to himself, or wheeling him round the venue to try to persuade him to go to sleep which he refused to do as there was so much going on. I didn?t get to go to the wine sampling, I missed out on interesting talks that I really wanted to attend and I didn?t get to relax, chat and be inspired as I would normally have done. Blog Conferences are more fun if you do them without small people in tow ? FACT! Do yourself a favour, get him indoors to look after the baby, get glammed up and be yourself for the day, without worrying about having baby sick in your hair or mushed biscuit on your trousers, because you and your blog are worth it!!? If you haven?t yet got your ticket to #BML16 ? the biggest blogging event of the year, click below to secure your place! About Kara Guppy Kara is a busy mother of 6 children aged between 2 and 22 and lives in Dorset. The family...

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The Ultimate Man ! ? YSL L?Homme Ultime

Posted on May 31, 2016

Ask anybody to name a Fashion house and it up it won?t be long before, even the most un-Fashion savvy of folk, utter three little words which mean ohhhh so much, Yves Saint Laurent or YSL. A house with more History than the Tudors and more interesting than the Ewings. The epitome of French fashion brands unveils the new fragrance for men ? L?HOMME ULTIME ? promising to be a tribute to freedom and modern elegance. This scent features a powerful woody-aromatic composition uniting the freshness of Damask Rose with the sensuality of Clary Sage. The purpose of this new scent is to embody the magnetism and confidence of modern day masculinity. The opening is aromatic, woody and deeply compelling. An uplifting essence of grapefruit grabs you, punctured by Ginger and Cardamom Seed. Rippling through the centre, a shot of energetic Damask Rose lifts you, exquisitely contrasted with the sobriety of Geranium and the raw sensuality of Clary Sage. A base of Cedar Oil and Vetiver form the interminable trail of the blend, lending a sense of unquestionable authority. The darkly sensual impact of woody notes provides a constant thread for the L?Homme trinity of scents L?Homme, L?Homme L?Intense and now, L?Homme Ultime. With a careful blend of aromatic woods and fresh notes, each edition of L?Homme comes with its own unique intensity and depth of impact. These magical scent were dreamed up by the trinity of Master Perfumers Anne Flipo, Dominique Ropion and Juliette Karagueuzoglou....

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What’s The Highest Rated Movie In IMDB’s Top 250 You’ve Never Seen?

Posted on May 31, 2016

Miramax Films Life is often busy, and movies are often long. It’s doubtful that any of us can say that we have seen each and every one of the Internet Movie Database’s generally reliable (but frequently controversial) list of top 250 films. As film fans, we’d like to, but that is a lot of movies, after all. There are always those predictable few who immediately draw into question the credentials of ‘so-called’ movie aficionados if they don’t have an intimate knowledge of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 thriller Les Diaboliques (ranked 203), or 1930’s World War II flick La Grande Illusion (edging in at 244), but there is no disgrace associated with failing to catch some of the more obscure flicks at the tail end of the list. Likewise, there’s no ignominy in missing a selection of the top 100 either; for every popular, ubiquitous movie like The Lion King or Toy Story there are lesser-known foreign affairs such as Cinema Paradiso and Grave of the Fireflies, which aren’t to the tastes of everybody (though the latter really should be). Getting to the business end of the list, and we’re on much shakier ground. Surely there is no excuse for a self-proclaimed film buff to have avoided any of the top 25? Gramercy Pictures I have a confession to make. My name’s Benjamin, and I’ve never seen The Usual Suspects (sneaking in at 25). I can’t explain why it has eluded me to this day, but I’ve been made punishingly aware by society that I should have seen it. I have all my excuses lined up, but they aren’t good enough; I’m a pariah. It probably has something to do with an alleged ‘friend’ revealing the outcome to me the week I intended to watch it, but who knows, maybe he was lying? Apparently, The Devil’s greatest trick was convincing everybody they had to watch Bryan Singer’s acclaimed crime thriller. And I haven’t. Shameful. I’m not alone in this dubious honour. Even WhatCulture’s resident film addict Simon Gallagher gingerly admits he has never seen Fernando Meirelles’ fabulously perspiring, dazzlingly sun-kissed masterpiece City of God (23). To be fair to Simon, growing up in the savage wilderness of Gateshead restricted his chances to see Meirelles’ Brazilian brilliance, where it struggled for anything but a limited cinema release alongside such landmark movies as Biker Boyz and Kangaroo Jack. In his own words: “I saw both of these in January 2003 when City of God came out. I really should be shot into the sun.” Agreed. O2 Filmes/ VideoFilmes OK, OK…the truth is, there is no shame at all in not having seen any of the list’s top 250, even if we feel like we should have, for whatever reason. It’s no great scandal if a film fan hasn’t caught The Shawshank Redemption (though it obviously means they don’t have ITV2). Missed Schindler’s List?...

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Ferrari?s Monaco win drought reaches 15 years | 2016 Monaco Grand Prix stats and facts

Posted on May 30, 2016

Ferrari and the Monaco Grand Prix are two of the most evocative names in grand prix racing. But F1?s most famous team now hasn?t won F1?s most famous race for 15 years. Ferrari?s last Monaco Grand Prix win was in 2001Not since Michael Schumacher?s victory in 2001 has the prancing horse led the field home at Monte-Carlo. The 44th victory for the driver of car number 44 has been a long time coming by his recent standards. But on Sunday Lewis Hamilton finally scored not only his first win since clinching his third world championship in October last year, but also his long-awaited second Monaco Grand Prix triumph. Curiously, at a track where the winner usually comes from pole position, Hamilton won from third on the grid as he did in 2008. Both his Monaco Grand Prix wins also came in the only significantly rain-affected races he?s started at this track. Victory for Hamilton meant Nico Rosberg?s streak of three consecutive Monaco wins came to an end. Ayrton Senna?s record run of five in a row, set between 1989 and 1993, is safe for now. Mercedes took their fourth Monaco win in a row, leaving them two shy of McLaren?s record of six scored between 1988 and 1993. Go ad-free for just £1 per month >> Find out more and sign up Hamilton has now won grands prix in ten consecutive seasons of racing ? every year?s he?s competed in Formula One. That equals Alain Prost?s achievement between 1981 and 1990 and leaves only Michael Schumacher?s 15-year-long streak from 1992 to 2006 left to beat. Hamilton also added the 29th fastest lap of his career, putting him fifth on the all-time list. Ricciardo took his first pole positionDaniel Ricciardo was denied his fourth grand prix victory, which means he and Hamilton now have as many grand prix victories as their race numbers ? 3 and 44 respectively. Continuing the theme, Mercedes now have 50 grand prix victories which happens to be the sum of their two drivers? race numbers: 44 and 6. One more win will put them level with Red Bull. It will be of little consolation to Ricciardo that he took his first pole position. He is the 97th driver to start a race from the front and was the first new pole sitter since Pastor Maldonado in the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Ricciardo is also the only driver to have out-qualified his team mate at every race this year, as Esteban Gutierrez beat Romain Grosjean for the first time this weekend. This was the first time in 11 races that a grand prix began with something other than a Mercedes on pole position. The team?s 11-race streak of pole positions is the sixth-longest of all time. Nico Hulkenberg made his hundredth start ? but still no podiumSergio Perez took his sixth podium finish and the fourth...

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