YESTERDAY movie: here’s the trailer

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, Yesterday is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Love Actually, About A Boy, the Bridget Jones series) alongside Matthew James Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle also produce. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers.

Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran
Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Richard Curtis
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Bernie Bellew, Matthew James Wilkinson, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle
Executive Producers: Nick Angel, Lee Brazier

Source: Yesterday

Mr Black x Bar Swift at Charlie Parker's

Legendary coffee liquor brand Mr Black and London’s Bar Swift, voted Best New International Cocktail Bar, are joining forces next month to bring some of London’s finest classic tipples and never-before-tasted Mr Black cocktails down under for one night only. Set to take place on Wednesday 13th February, Swift Bar’s Managing Director, Bobby Hiddleston, and Hamish Dowie, Winner of the 2018 Mr Black x Swift Bartender Competition, will curate a bespoke menu of Mr Black and Swift classic cocktails, with drinks from the night being available for a limited time in Charlie Parker’s, in case you miss out. 

Bar Swift London has cemented itself as one of Europe’s top spots, recently adding World’s 50 Best Bars to its bevy of awards. During the evening, Bobby and Hamish will delight patrons with a theatrical cocktail experience, doing what they and Mr Black do best, taking coffee and good times late into the night.

On the menu will be Bar Swift favourites Sgroppino, an unexpectedly delicious fusion of prosecco and lemon sorbet, as well as Hamish Dowie’s winning cocktail, Higher Ground – a smooth blend of Mr Black, Mr Black Amaro, orange bitters and coconut. Cocktails will be paired with popular items on Charlie Parker’s menu including oysters, potato croquettes with smoked burrata and salsa brava, and the pork and veal meatballs.

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr Black Co-Founder, Tom Baker says, “Swift opened in London in 2017 and quickly established themselves as one of Europe’s best cocktail bars. At Mr Black, we’re proud to be the coffee of choice for many of the world’s best bars and restaurants, and it’s our pleasure to bring these titans of London’s industry to Sydney to showcase the future of coffee and cocktails.”

In case you won’t be in Sydney on Wednesday 13th February, Charlie Parker’s will be hosting a selection of the best Mr Black and Swift Bar cocktails for a limited time. It’s not every day that two of the world’s best bartenders and local legendary coffee liquor team up, so grab your friends and head to Charlie Parker’s. Entry is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Twenty Grosvenor Square Appoints Purple London

Purple has been appointed to handle the PR for Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence, the first ever standalone Four Seasons Private Residences.

Located on one of London’s finest squares in the heart of Mayfair, the landmark address of historical significance will offer 37 luxurious residences, masterfully designed by Finchatton and serviced by Four Seasons with an incredible suite of amenities. Twenty Grosvenor Square will combine the best of hotel services and private ownership, setting a new standard in London luxury real-estate.

Once the Headquarters of the US Naval Forces in Europe, and from where General Dwight Eisenhower orchestrated the D-Day landings during the Second World War, Twenty Grosvenor Square is rich in history.

The residences – a combination three, four and five bedroom apartments – are inspired by the building’s historic past and include luxurious design features such as elegant classical drawing rooms, soaring ceilings, media rooms, family and catering kitchens, and separate access for staff.

The 250,000 square prestigious development will also provide a private wine cellar, a spa with a 25m swimming pool, a treatment suite with steam room and sauna, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, crèche, games room, a cinema, business suite, a garden room and landscaped courtyard gardens.

Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence will be complete in the first half of 2019.

Source: Twenty Grosvenor Square

Revamped Hayman Island prepares to welcome guests from 1 July.

The most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 is almost here. Reservations are now open, and the excitement is building as Hayman Island by InterContinental prepares to welcome guests to Australia’s most iconic island resort from 1 July.

Located on a pristine 400-hectare private island, the 166-room luxury resort has undergone a spectacular, multi-million-dollar refurbishment to ensure guests will experience a truly immersive stay in one of the world’s most unique and iconic destinations. Managed by InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, the resort will introduce a fresh concept of immersive luxury to travellers, offering a truly unique stay experience for those who will touch-down on Hayman’s unforgettable shores. It will feature new, world-class restaurants and bars alongside a plethora of bespoke experiences for guests including a new spa and unrivalled meetings and event spaces.

Nestled in the world-renowned surrounds of the Whitsundays, Hayman Island by InterContinental will invite guests to enjoy stunning on-island experiences and all the private oasis has to offer: from secluded beach coves and jet ski adventures, to iconic seaplane rides boasting breath-taking views of the Great Barrier Reef. Hayman Island by InterContinental is guaranteed to have something to suit all travellers, from the adventurer to the luxuriously laid back.

Mark Eletr, Resort Manager at Hayman Island by InterContinental says: “Opening our unique paradise in the Whitsundays to the world under InterContinental’s trusted brand is a true privilege. Hayman Island continues to capture the hearts of domestic and international travellers and we are thrilled to announce that on 1 July our doors will open and a new chapter of immersive luxury awaits”.

The resort has announced that five innovative dining experiences will be revealed for guests to enjoy and experience on-island, inspired by fresh Queensland flavours with a contemporary menu design. From poolside, luxurious fare to exciting and bold evening dining, the new offerings will delight and surprise guests, catering to a range of ages and lifestyles.

The room configurations will encompass 166 stylish accommodation options across three distinct wings, spanning from luxurious suites and beachfront villas to lagoon and poolside rooms. The newly built Beach House is an exquisite addition to the accommodation selection, offering guests a private slice of Hayman heaven with three suites and multiple private pools. In addition to the hotel, a new collection of once-in-a-lifetime, luxury private residences will be available to rent for those who want to experience a more private piece of paradise on Hayman Island. Perched on the hilltops of the island overlooking its iconic bay the stunning properties, whilst being fully private, will also have full access to all the resort has to offer, ensuring each guest is fully immersed into island life.

Hayman Island by InterContinental will also be a meetings and events paradise, offering exceptional meetings and events options in its idyllic Whitsundays location. For corporate events there is a selection of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces that can house meetings for 10 to 300 delegates. For weddings, Hayman Island has an on-island chapel and bespoke experiences will be crafted utilising the property’s stunning ceremony and reception locations. Completing the immersive on-island experience is a brand-new luxury spa with 13 treatment rooms, an all-new resort boutique, world-class kids club and state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Located on the northernmost point in the Whitsunday Islands, Hayman Island by InterContinental is accessible via either luxury vessel, helicopter or seaplane.

Source: Hayman Island by InterContinental

‘Euphoria' by Karen Walker Eyewear Launches

Hedonism and piety have always consumed Karen Walker in equal measure. Her collections reverberate with complex duality, the nature of good and evil. The bad apple hidden in the barrel. The preacher girl turned wild. The blessed and the damned. In Euphoria, the clash has never been clearer. These eight new frames embrace both the apple-cheeked optimist and the snake-eyed ne’er do well alike.

“Our focus was that sweet epiphany moment,” Karen says. “It’s about that urge to play with colour and shape and view the world in a way that can be transformative.” Sometimes, as in the case of the new sport-sleek Hallelujah frames, the drama of transformation is electric, almost futuristic. The mono-flatline of the low brow, and the shaped-to-the-face lean proportions in shiny black and smoke or Crazy Tort acetate teamed with violet, sets the new skinny in its own virtual reality. Paradise Lost also narrows the vision and comes across as a wilful, powerful reclamation of the wraparound shape that had previously fallen prey to the villainy of boganism.

Into this same realm comes Bad Apple, a pointed, wicked and Wiccan update on the cat-eye; Superhero, a masked avenger ready to battle the world, and Blessed, whose solidly, square-edged and masculine proportions could easily mark it out as the good guy in black, Crazy Tort or silver Galaxy Glitter acetate. Moving from narrow interpretations to the wide-eyed vision of true believers there are three key styles in the collection that embrace the outsized.

Nirvana is a large-format lens in soft, neutral shades – tan or sage – bordered with a negative-space metal frame in warm shades of brown gold and bright gold. Eden pushes a harder line with an outlandish new splayed Cubism in fresh combinations of shiny black acetate with mustard tint lenses, blue mono teamed back against Crazy Tort and a copper Supernova Glitter with a gradated lens in cool brown.

The last of the new euphorics is Wisdom; an easy-on-the-eye expanding-edge quadrilateral, with sheer tint lenses and metal rims. In shiny brown gold on sage tint lenses, black shiny rims with dark smoke, and shiny bright gold worked back against violet tinted lenses, perfect for a sunny day in the garden of good and evil.

The Karen Walker Euphoria collection is available at select boutiques, department stores, eyewear specialists and all Karen Walker stores.

Source: Karen Walker