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Jimmy Choo High Tea

Jimmy Choo High Tea
Choo can’t be serious… Order a high tea at the Landmark Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, and you may just be given the boot, well, stiletto in this case.
The hotel is serving up a fashionista’s dream until May and the package includes: “afternoon tea for two at the MO Bar of cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches, the Mandarin’s famous ginger scones and clotted cream, and macaroons in a multitude of flavours, but it is all meticulously handcrafted in exquisite shoe and handbag shapes. Jimmy Choo, of course. And after the tea, you can check into the Mandarin 9200 square-foot L900 Suite for a night and select a pair from Jimmy Choo’s new 24:7 capsule collection. Price tag for the splurge? Approximately $1,500 US.”

Choo can’t be serious… Order a high tea at the Landmark Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, and you may just be given the boot, well, stiletto in this case.

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The hotel is serving up a fashionista’s dream until May and the package includes: “afternoon tea for two at the MO Bar of cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches, the Mandarin’s famous ginger scones and clotted cream, and macaroons in a multitude of flavours, but it is all meticulously handcrafted in exquisite shoe and handbag shapes. Jimmy Choo, of course.

And after the tea, you can check into the Mandarin 9200 square-foot L900 Suite for a night and select a pair from Jimmy Choo’s new 24:7 capsule collection. Price tag for the splurge? Approximately $1,500 US.”

Source: The Cool Hunter

Posted by: Susan Huxter
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Private Fly

…I’m leavin’ on a jet plane / Don’t know when I’ll be back again… Hiring a private jet is only for the really rich and really famous, right? Not according to Private Fly, a private jet charter that’s ‘redefining air travel’.

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Plus what makes it really special is that you can book a jet at the touch of a button on your smartphone. The official blurb: “The unique online platform and apps integrate with a live global network of over 7,000 accredited aircraft, to pinpoint the best available private aircraft at the most competitive, transparent market price. Rapid response speed enables us to arrange charters within 90 minutes. Wherever you are in the world, at any given moment, the private jet charter booking platform and/or the highly-experienced operations team are available 24/7 to process your request.”

For more information visit: www.privatefly.com

Posted by: Susan Huxter
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The New Sweets are Savoury

Sweet seems to have been done to death over the last few years; so those in the know have decided to replace it with sweets that are savoury. Things like horseradish or olive oil ice-cream, butternut sorbet and other tastebud confusing delights are making an appearance as desserts on restaurant menu around the glob.

We’ve tried this trend and, while it messes with your mind a bit, it’s pretty damn cool. Your eyes expect the dish to taste like one thing – because it looks like ice cream, obviously – and your palate experiences something completely different. Welcome to food’s version of The Outer Limits.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Drinks that taste like food that still taste like drinks

Yip that’s right … drinks that taste like food, the kind you eat, are big. In fact they’re bigger than big, they are H.U.G.E.

Our favourite, at least for the time being, is The Sourdough Grilled Cheese Sandwich Infused Vodka Martini. It’s a meal and a drink in one glass.

Mind-warpingly weird, right? But also super futurist. Like the kind of stuff you used to see on The Jetsons.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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And the new king of comfort food is?

Drum roll please … The grilled cheese. Yes that’s right, as the sun sets on The Burger a new Grilled Cheese Dawn rises.

We’re huge fans of this tasty delight and we think it’s high time he was named the king of comfort food.

Yummy.

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2012 – The Year of the Potato

This humble starch has been our friend through good time and bad; and we are all delighted that it will take top honours this year. 2012 – year of the Potato – who would have thought?

Well done little spud, we are all incredibly proud of your latest achievement.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Niche Hyperlocal Cuisine

Man that’s a mouthful. Doesn’t it sound ridiculously complicated?

Basically – for us laymen – it’s what Margot’s been doing in the Tasting Room for the last few years. Which is using local ingredients to create African inspired cuisine.

But to pass as niche hyperlocal cuisine it needs to be truly local, both biologically and culturally.

It’s worth remembering that definition because, as this trend continues to grow, there are bound to be a few impostors who try get in on the action.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Asian Food is Fast and Casual

Burgers, pizzas and Mexican food have all been fast food staples for years. They’ve been primped, tweaked and reworked to the point where there is nothing left to invent. This has left room for fast foods latest belle of the ball – Asian.

It’s the takeaway space where you can really expect to see and taste the interesting and unusual in 2012.

Yum!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Rent a Garden?

Apparently renting someone’s garden for a holiday is a big trend in the UK and Europe. Yes you read right, you can rent someone’s garden for your camping holiday. Don’t believe us, well you can click right here …

Travelers looking to save but still enjoy a relatively private holiday, without being bugged by other weird camping enthusiasts, should look into this one. Insiders say that rental demand is expected to grow, faster than a fertilized shrub, during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Consider yourself warned.

If you’re looking to make a few extra bucks this year why not rent out your spot of greenery? This concept hasn’t yet taken off in Cape Town, Franschhoek or any of the surrounds so you could have first-to-market advantage. Nice.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Games are definitely not only for kids!

We are really looking forward to the rise of Gamification. We love a game – ala Dr. Von Paris – and a game integrated into our daily lives has to be the best thing ever. Seriously, it beats sliced bread hands down.

Imagine interacting with your favourite brands in a way that makes an otherwise normal experience extraodinary.

We all know that we don’t ever grow up; finally some brands have worked it out too!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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