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There are a zillion reasons to be in London right now but I will be sticking to this week’s hot openings and will be getting back to you with some live reporting at the beginning of June after I have topped up my tan in the Mediterranean.

I must admit that when May hits, the big European cities are not on our little black book but this year the events and openings are so exciting in both Paris and London that we couldn’t help but to make a slight change of plans in our travel agenda.

1) Shangri-La hotel, the Shard,London
Just 5 days ago  in London Bridge at the impressive Shard building of the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano was launched the first Shangri La Hotel in London in the presence of the mayor Boris Johnson.
Why go:
Just because it is a Shangri-La and you will experience top notch, luxurious hospitality

Plus you will get to dine and wine in London’s highest spot after you have taken a dip in it’s amazing
infinity pool on the same 52nd floor of the Shard.

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2) New Fendi shop on Bond Street
Fendi shops are not just shops, they are modern palazzos, oozing a luxurious yet refined air, making you want to spend hours in the boutique checking out peekaboos, jewellery, leather goods and of course the Baguette Wall which in this particular store is a state of art  installation.
Last Thursday, the fashion pack attended the launch of the new store onNew Bond Street, Karl of course flew in and attended the event along with Silvia Venturini and Pietro Beccari.
Neigboring shops include Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel,  Miu Miu, Prada, Gucci, Hermes.

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3) V&A museum, Wedding dresses 1755 2014
Art meets fashion at the newly launched exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum where you will get to admire two centuries of the most iconic wedding dresses.

From Gwen Stefani’s Dior pink dress to Camilla’s Duchess of Cornwall wedding dress, this  exhibition will highlight the history and development of the wedding dress, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers circumstances and fashion choices……

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—Pavilion Restaurant
On Kensington High Street,Michelin starred chef Adam Simmonds, takes over emphasizing on local British produce plus a champagne bar to look forward to.



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