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Urban Life is a London-based luxury lifestyle magazine. It is a hard-copy publication; A4 in size with a glossy finish. Our regular features reflect the tastes and aspirations of our discerning readership, thus cover fashion, beauty, travel, technology, high-jewellery, luxury watches, motoring, art & culture, restaurant reviews, nightlife and celebrity profiles and interviews. This blog is mainly for those things we would like to cover in the magazine, but due to publication schedule, may not always be able to. We will also highlight what's in the magazine from time to time, drawing attention to specific articles, competitions and reader offers etc...

Monday, 6 July 2009

Sony Ericsson launches the W995 handset...

Sony Ericsson recently announced the launch of the W995 Walkman slider phone.

If you are into mobile entertainment, this phone will not dissapoint!

packed full of features, it allows you to view movie clips/podcasts and music videos along with the ability to download content from other Sony sites, which includes 60 free films a year with a Playnow Arena subscription.

Key features:

Wi-Fi and Turbo 3G for easy access to YouTube and other sites, including BBC iPlayer

2.6" 144 colour TFT display, 8.1 megapixel camera, 8GB memory card, upto 118MB phone memory and a snap-on miniature speaker stand for stand-alone viewing of films and music videos.

A few clips from the Sony Ericsson Showtime event at the Pigalle Club recently:

Alice Russell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2oXkDiXHEk

Salah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS7VIPkJUyY

General clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhIG54VbL-w

Thursday, 25 June 2009

R.I.P Micchael Jackson

We are receiving unconfirmed reports that Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest.
We are all watching the developing news for updates. Our thoughts are with Michael and his family at this time...



It is now confirmed that Michael Jackson has passed away.

Aged 50, Michael leaves a legacy of being the biggest selling artist of all time and a global musical icon who's influence has shaped modern popular music across all genres.

He was an inspiration to generations of people from all walks of life, all over the world. A true musical genius, he will be remembered for his showmanship, generosity and humanity.

Our thoughts are with Michael's children and family.

Rest in peace Michael, you will remain in our memories forever...

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Jaeger-LeCoultre 3rd annual Polo Charity Cup

Jaeger-LeCoultre recently held their third annual charity polo match at the Ham Polo Club in Richmond. Guests included Yasmin and Amber Le Bon, Princess Beatrice and Fabio Capello, who were treated to Lanson Champagne cocktails and an Argentinian lunch. Over £55,000 was raised for the two causes: 'Ideas del Sur' the childrens charity run by the world's best polo player, Adolfo Cambiaso in Argentina and 'Maggie's Centres' in the UK.

All pictures courtesy of AP

Capital Radio Summertime Ball...

The Capital Radio Summertime Ball was held recently at the Emirates stadium (Arsenal). Artists on stage included: Katy Perry, Alesha Dixon, Ciara, The Saturdays, Enrique Iglesias, Leona Lewis, Akon and the legendary Lionel Ritchie

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Flamenco Spectacular...

Put it in your diary folks! with a cast of over a hundred and Juan Ogalla headlining, we're in for a treat with this Flamenco spectacular at the Peacock Theatre. Check the website for further information and booking details.

And for tho
se who fancy taking lessons, Escuela de Baile are organising summer trips out to Jerez de la Frontera, the home of Flamenco in Spain. Tuition is given by professionals and open to all levels of competency.

We have secured a generous 15% discount for anyone who wishes to go, so do quote Urban Life when making your booking.

Full details of dates and itinerary is available on the website.

Juan Ogalla image courtesy of Ivan Garcia (www.igdimages.co.uk)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

seduction in the city...

Last night's lingerie show by The Modern Courtesan, was hosted by the Mint Leaf Lounge, sister restaurant to Mint Leaf Restaurant on Haymarket. The event was organised in association with the Button Club, which saw an invited guestlist of city types and west end socialites, all happily sipping on Champagne whilst munching on Ajay Chopra's signature canap├ęs.

A catwalk wa
s created through the length and breadth of the restaurant, utilising both levels, which gave all guests and diners a ‘front row’ viewing position.

Entertainment was provided by
a live percussionist/DJ, a belly dancer and a video art installation by Dex Addicts.

Enough of the boring details, here are the pictures…