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2nd Matcha Mafia location opening in Amsterdam serving Holland’s first and only Matcha Bagel!
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2nd Matcha Mafia location opening in Amsterdam serving Holland’s first and only Matcha Bagel!

Food Matcha Mafia’s first location opened in April 2019 on Saenredamstraat in the popular Amsterdam Pijp area. They are scheduled to open their second location in August 2020 in Amsterdam in the famous nine streets area.     The Matcha:   Their matcha - directly imported by Matcha Mafia - is from Uji, Japan and is the highest quality 1st harvest Ceremonial Grade Matcha. Matcha is green tea leaf powder full of antioxidants, amino acids (L-theanine) and natural caffeine. When drinking Matcha you're actually drinking the entire green tea leaf which means that you absorb all the nutrients the leaves provide. That is why when you drink matcha you get approximately 137 times more antioxidants and 10 times more nutrients than drinking normal green tea. Matcha also boosts your energy level with caffeine over 3-4 hours for a more mellow and sustained and steady energy boost without the jitters for people who are sensitive to caffeine.     The Drinks:   Matcha Mafia serves eight Signature Lattes, Refreshers and Seasonal Specials. The lattes are served both hot and cold (both in store and delivery). They also offer an extensive selection of vegan milk options like oat, coconut, almond and soy milk, and their very own vegan milk blend called “Mafia Milk”! The brightly colored drinks (Orange, Green, Pink, Purple, Blue) are completely 100% natural and use no artificial coloring. They are paired with health ingredients and adaptogens such as Ashwagandha, CBD, Maca Root, Collagen, Activated Charcoal and Blue Majik. While it is not featured on the menu, they do serve coffee and even have a drink called the ‘Dirty Matcha Latte’ which is a matcha latte + shot of espresso, for those in need of a big caffeine rush!     The Food:   Not only does Matcha Mafia serve you great drinks, they also have healthy food options and try to be Vegan and Gluten Free friendly. They serve a selection of Matcha Toasts, Matcha Bagels, and Mafia Bowls. Some signature dishes include their famous Matchacado Toast (rated #6 best selling vegetarian dish in the Netherlands), Breakfast Bagel on Holland’s first and only Matcha Bagel, and their Halloumi Breakfast Bowl. They also offer treats such as Matcha Banana Bread, Mochi Ice Cream, Chia Seed Pudding (vegan and gluten free), as well as their own Matcha Chocolate with Rice Puffs. All this and much more!     The Mafia:   The company is founded by couple Marije Achterbosch and Alexander Dengler who brought their love of matcha back with them to Holland after living in New York and experiencing the matcha latte culture there. Frustrated that there was nowhere in Amsterdam to get a good quality matcha latte, they decided to open the doors to their first location last year along with the help of their friend Ilona Swagemakers. While Marije is the woman creating all the wonderful recipes, together their dream is to educate and bring matcha to everyone in the Netherlands, Europe and the world! Matcha Mafia’s first location opened in April 2019 on Saenredamstraat in the popular Amsterdam Pijp area. They are scheduled to open their second location in August 2020 in Amsterdam in the famous nine streets area.     The Matcha:   Their matcha - directly imported by Matcha Mafia - is from Uji, Japan and is the highest quality 1st harvest Ceremonial Grade Matcha. Matcha is green tea leaf powder full of antioxidants, amino acids (L-theanine) and natural caffeine. When drinking Matcha you're actually drinking the entire green tea leaf which means that you absorb all the nutrients the leaves provide. That is why when you drink matcha you get approximately 137 times more antioxidants and 10 times more nutrients than drinking normal green tea. Matcha also boosts your energy level with caffeine over 3-4 hours for a more mellow and sustained and steady energy boost without the jitters for people who are sensitive to caffeine.     The Drinks:   Matcha Mafia serves eight Signature Lattes, Refreshers and Seasonal Specials. The lattes are served both hot and cold (both in store and delivery). They also offer an extensive selection of vegan milk options like oat, coconut, almond and soy milk, and their very own vegan milk blend called “Mafia Milk”! The brightly colored drinks (Orange, Green, Pink, Purple, Blue) are completely 100% natural and use no artificial coloring. They are paired with health ingredients and adaptogens such as Ashwagandha, CBD, Maca Root, Collagen, Activated Charcoal and Blue Majik. While it is not featured on the menu, they do serve coffee and even have a drink called the ‘Dirty Matcha Latte’ which is a matcha latte + shot of espresso, for those in need of a big caffeine rush!     The Food:   Not only does Matcha Mafia serve you great drinks, they also have healthy food options and try to be Vegan and Gluten Free friendly. They serve a selection of Matcha Toasts, Matcha Bagels, and Mafia Bowls. Some signature dishes include their famous Matchacado Toast (rated #6 best selling vegetarian dish in the Netherlands), Breakfast Bagel on Holland’s first and only Matcha Bagel, and their Halloumi Breakfast Bowl. They also offer treats such as Matcha Banana Bread, Mochi Ice Cream, Chia Seed Pudding (vegan and gluten free), as well as their own Matcha Chocolate with Rice Puffs. All this and much more!     The Mafia:   The company is founded by couple Marije Achterbosch and Alexander Dengler who brought their love of matcha back with them to Holland after living in New York and experiencing the matcha latte culture there. Frustrated that there was nowhere in Amsterdam to get a good quality matcha latte, they decided to open the doors to their first location last year along with the help of their friend Ilona Swagemakers. While Marije is the woman creating all the wonderful recipes, together their dream is to educate and bring matcha to everyone in the Netherlands, Europe and the world!

Sam Claflin Named as ‘Face Of’ New Sub Brand Barbour Gold Standard
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Sam Claflin Named as ‘Face Of’ New Sub Brand Barbour Gold Standard

Men Leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour is working with renowned British actor, Sam Claflin on a campaign to launch their new premium luxury sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard in September 2020. Sam, who grew up in Norfolk, will be the face of the Barbour Gold Standard Autumn Winter 20 campaign which was shot in Glencoe, Scotland and for future campaigns in 2021.     Paul Wilkinson, Global Marketing and Commercial Director, Barbour said “We are delighted to be working with Sam.  He grew up in the British countryside and Barbour jackets have always been part of his way of life.  Our new sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard is the most elevated of all of our menswear collections; it features a range of very thoughtfully designed jackets celebrating iconic pieces from our archives which will be sold through high end retailers worldwide.  Sam is the perfect choice to be the face of this luxury premium collection.”   Sam Claflin said “I am thrilled to be working with Barbour. It’s a brand I have admired for a long time and the Barbour Gold Standard collection is outstanding. I was fortunate enough to have the protection and warmth of these jackets during our shoot in Scotland. They’ve just thought of everything - like mesh ear patches in your hood so you can still hear clearly even when you’re fully wrapped up, and zipped vents in the arms to help regulate your temperature. This particular collection is one to be explored.”   Barbour Gold Standard is a collection of luxury premium outerwear inspired by the Barbour archives which date back to 1910.  It represents the pinnacle of Barbour’s offering celebrating expert craftsmanship and a design knowledge that has been gathered over 125 years.  The collection features 10 jackets in waxed cotton and quilt fabrics.  Intelligently designed in ergonomic and engineered cuts, the collection focuses on artisanal craftsmanship with a high attention to luxurious details throughout the jackets.  Fit for purpose, the collection combines robust practicality in rugged styles.  The collection will be available from September 2020 on barbour.com and via selected retailers worldwide.       #BarbourGoldStandard Leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour is working with renowned British actor, Sam Claflin on a campaign to launch their new premium luxury sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard in September 2020. Sam, who grew up in Norfolk, will be the face of the Barbour Gold Standard Autumn Winter 20 campaign which was shot in Glencoe, Scotland and for future campaigns in 2021.     Paul Wilkinson, Global Marketing and Commercial Director, Barbour said “We are delighted to be working with Sam.  He grew up in the British countryside and Barbour jackets have always been part of his way of life.  Our new sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard is the most elevated of all of our menswear collections; it features a range of very thoughtfully designed jackets celebrating iconic pieces from our archives which will be sold through high end retailers worldwide.  Sam is the perfect choice to be the face of this luxury premium collection.”   Sam Claflin said “I am thrilled to be working with Barbour. It’s a brand I have admired for a long time and the Barbour Gold Standard collection is outstanding. I was fortunate enough to have the protection and warmth of these jackets during our shoot in Scotland. They’ve just thought of everything - like mesh ear patches in your hood so you can still hear clearly even when you’re fully wrapped up, and zipped vents in the arms to help regulate your temperature. This particular collection is one to be explored.”   Barbour Gold Standard is a collection of luxury premium outerwear inspired by the Barbour archives which date back to 1910.  It represents the pinnacle of Barbour’s offering celebrating expert craftsmanship and a design knowledge that has been gathered over 125 years.  The collection features 10 jackets in waxed cotton and quilt fabrics.  Intelligently designed in ergonomic and engineered cuts, the collection focuses on artisanal craftsmanship with a high attention to luxurious details throughout the jackets.  Fit for purpose, the collection combines robust practicality in rugged styles.  The collection will be available from September 2020 on barbour.com and via selected retailers worldwide.       #BarbourGoldStandard

Okura's dining experience at home
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Okura's dining experience at home

Food Compose your own menu with dishes from Okura’s restaurants for a fine dining experience at home. Choose your favourite Okura dishes and fill your table at home in no time. Next to the dishes prepared in our kitchen, such as Yamazato’s sushi and sashimi, we also offer four Japanese specialities to cook at home. With Yamazato’s authentic shabu shabu and sukiyaki and Sazanka’s fish in salt crust and A5 wagyu steak, you get started with the freshest and most exclusive Japanese products. The ingredients from these dishes are imported from Japan to ensure the best quality. The specialities consists of a recipe and instruction video from our chefs in which they guide you through the recipe.      To complete your dining experience you can add different kinds of salads as a starter. Complete your main course with fried rice and edamame and finish your meal with Okura’s apple pie, macaroons and sorbet ice cream. We ask you to order at least one day in advance, because of the preparation time of the dishes. Pick up is possible on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm in front of the hotel.   You can choose from your favorite Okura dishes. We suggest going for a bottle of the finest Sake, a box of sushi and sashimi, a desert and a main course that you have to then cook yourself at home, like the fish of the day in salt crust. It's available to order on Friday, Saturday & Sunday in the afternoon.      Order your now at: https://www.okura.nl/okura-at-home/dining-experience-at-home/   Compose your own menu with dishes from Okura’s restaurants for a fine dining experience at home. Choose your favourite Okura dishes and fill your table at home in no time. Next to the dishes prepared in our kitchen, such as Yamazato’s sushi and sashimi, we also offer four Japanese specialities to cook at home. With Yamazato’s authentic shabu shabu and sukiyaki and Sazanka’s fish in salt crust and A5 wagyu steak, you get started with the freshest and most exclusive Japanese products. The ingredients from these dishes are imported from Japan to ensure the best quality. The specialities consists of a recipe and instruction video from our chefs in which they guide you through the recipe.      To complete your dining experience you can add different kinds of salads as a starter. Complete your main course with fried rice and edamame and finish your meal with Okura’s apple pie, macaroons and sorbet ice cream. We ask you to order at least one day in advance, because of the preparation time of the dishes. Pick up is possible on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm in front of the hotel.   You can choose from your favorite Okura dishes. We suggest going for a bottle of the finest Sake, a box of sushi and sashimi, a desert and a main course that you have to then cook yourself at home, like the fish of the day in salt crust. It's available to order on Friday, Saturday & Sunday in the afternoon.      Order your now at: https://www.okura.nl/okura-at-home/dining-experience-at-home/  

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Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 Collection
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Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 Collection

Fashion This Autumn Winter 20, leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour continues its collaboration with British fashion brand, ALEXACHUNG, to create an archive inspired outerwear collection that sees classic styles reimagined through the ALEXACHUNG lens for modern city and country living.     Taking inspiration from the Barbour archives dating back to 1910, the eleven-piece collection which features 2 new baseball cap styles, is a celebration of British craftmanship and tradition that evokes a love of the great outdoors.     Alexa Chung said: “This is arguably my favourite collection to date as we approached the design process with more ambition, delving even deeper into the Barbour archive to explore new silhouettes and make them our own. This particular collection evokes an element of nostalgia fuelled by childhood memories of seeing my elders wearing similar shapes in Hampshire.     Silhouettes are more adventurous whilst the palette is paired down. Navy features quite heavily which might not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been following my personal wardrobe, whilst earthy tones like the chestnut brown and brick red rust feel pleasingly synonymous with both brands. It's an autumnal English postcard of outerwear.     The goal with every approach is to create pieces that feel versatile enough to wear for everyday situations, both in the city and countryside, but on this occasion, she’s missing home...”     Paul Wilkinson, Global Commercial and Marketing Director, Barbour said ‘We are proud to announce another season with ALEXACHUNG. Alexa’s interest and passion in the Barbour archive has helped create another special collection which highlights Barbour’s timeless appeal reimagined by ALEXACHUNG – they’re classic country styles with a subtle fashion twist.”     Taking inspiration from the Barbour Bedale Wax, which was designed by Dame Margaret Barbour in 1980 as an equestrian jacket, the Barbour Violet Wax adds contemporary styling to a Barbour icon. Lined in a choice of Barbour’s Classic, Ancient or Red Navy Tartan, key features on the jacket include functional bellows pockets, a detachable hood and a corduroy collar. Studded back vents allow breathability, whilst a trademark ‘sugar lump’ chest pocket and a pull ring zip, add a sharp and branded look. Finished in a Sylkoil wax cotton, this is a garment that caters perfectly to both town and country living.     A timeless piece derived from Barbour’s famous fishing jacket, the Spey first introduced in the 1980s, the Barbour Floyd Wax is a cropped style that updates the aesthetic of a fishing jacket with a look suited for city life. A shearling wool collar provides warmth during colder months, together with a Classic Tartan and a black and white Northumbria Check lining which contrast against the jacket’s earthy colourways of ‘Fern’ and ‘Tan’.     Casual in design, the Barbour Cindy Sports Cap is a panelled baseball cap with a curved front and Barbour label branding on the bill. Lightweight, this accessory is available in three colourways: ‘Monks Robe’, ‘Sunset Orange’ and a ‘Northumberland Check’. Made with the winter season in mind, the Barbour Cindy Sports Wax Hat takes a Sylkoil wax finish. Country shades of ‘Fern’ and ‘Navy’ are partnered with a Classic Tartan and a Navy Red Tartan lining, completing a signature look.     The Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 range will be available from September 20 at Barbour.com and selected stockists worldwide.     See barbour.com/alexachung for more details. This Autumn Winter 20, leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour continues its collaboration with British fashion brand, ALEXACHUNG, to create an archive inspired outerwear collection that sees classic styles reimagined through the ALEXACHUNG lens for modern city and country living.     Taking inspiration from the Barbour archives dating back to 1910, the eleven-piece collection which features 2 new baseball cap styles, is a celebration of British craftmanship and tradition that evokes a love of the great outdoors.     Alexa Chung said: “This is arguably my favourite collection to date as we approached the design process with more ambition, delving even deeper into the Barbour archive to explore new silhouettes and make them our own. This particular collection evokes an element of nostalgia fuelled by childhood memories of seeing my elders wearing similar shapes in Hampshire.     Silhouettes are more adventurous whilst the palette is paired down. Navy features quite heavily which might not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been following my personal wardrobe, whilst earthy tones like the chestnut brown and brick red rust feel pleasingly synonymous with both brands. It's an autumnal English postcard of outerwear.     The goal with every approach is to create pieces that feel versatile enough to wear for everyday situations, both in the city and countryside, but on this occasion, she’s missing home...”     Paul Wilkinson, Global Commercial and Marketing Director, Barbour said ‘We are proud to announce another season with ALEXACHUNG. Alexa’s interest and passion in the Barbour archive has helped create another special collection which highlights Barbour’s timeless appeal reimagined by ALEXACHUNG – they’re classic country styles with a subtle fashion twist.”     Taking inspiration from the Barbour Bedale Wax, which was designed by Dame Margaret Barbour in 1980 as an equestrian jacket, the Barbour Violet Wax adds contemporary styling to a Barbour icon. Lined in a choice of Barbour’s Classic, Ancient or Red Navy Tartan, key features on the jacket include functional bellows pockets, a detachable hood and a corduroy collar. Studded back vents allow breathability, whilst a trademark ‘sugar lump’ chest pocket and a pull ring zip, add a sharp and branded look. Finished in a Sylkoil wax cotton, this is a garment that caters perfectly to both town and country living.     A timeless piece derived from Barbour’s famous fishing jacket, the Spey first introduced in the 1980s, the Barbour Floyd Wax is a cropped style that updates the aesthetic of a fishing jacket with a look suited for city life. A shearling wool collar provides warmth during colder months, together with a Classic Tartan and a black and white Northumbria Check lining which contrast against the jacket’s earthy colourways of ‘Fern’ and ‘Tan’.     Casual in design, the Barbour Cindy Sports Cap is a panelled baseball cap with a curved front and Barbour label branding on the bill. Lightweight, this accessory is available in three colourways: ‘Monks Robe’, ‘Sunset Orange’ and a ‘Northumberland Check’. Made with the winter season in mind, the Barbour Cindy Sports Wax Hat takes a Sylkoil wax finish. Country shades of ‘Fern’ and ‘Navy’ are partnered with a Classic Tartan and a Navy Red Tartan lining, completing a signature look.     The Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 range will be available from September 20 at Barbour.com and selected stockists worldwide.     See barbour.com/alexachung for more details.

MR PORTER AND AMIRI TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION: PALM TREES AND A COOL BREEZE
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MR PORTER AND AMIRI TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION: PALM TREES AND A COOL BREEZE

Fashion MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, and Los Angeles based designer brand AMIRI, are pleased to launch an exclusive capsule collection, Palm Trees and a Cool Breeze, available only at MR PORTER beginning 2 September.     The 31-piece collection is inspired by the laid-back and carefree spirit of an elusive punk surfer and hasbeen created with AMIRI’s signature West Coast rock ’n’ roll attitude and meticulous approach todeconstruction. The collection, developed under the direction of founder Mr Mike Amiri, is a vibrant collection of aloha shirts, graphic prints, SoCal tie-dyes, Baja flannels and distressed denim featuring 30ready-to-wear pieces and one pair of sneakers.Standout pieces include: a standing egret-printed Distressed Denim Trucker Jacket; Thrasher Distressed Denim Jeans re-patched with Hawaiian print fabric; a pink seahorse intarsia cashmere cardigan; a patchwork Hawaiian Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie; and a standing egret-printed Camp-Collar Silk-Twill Shirt with matching Silk-Twill Drawstring Shorts.     “We’re thrilled to launch a new exclusive capsule with AMIRI – our first since we debuted the brand on MR PORTER within our Made in California capsule collection in 2017. AMIRI has become both a leading voice across the designer menswear landscape and a leading brand on MR PORTER. Weadmire Mike and his team’s commitment to process and design, through to the final product, and we’reespecially glad to be providing this exclusive offer to our global customer base.”     MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, and Los Angeles based designer brand AMIRI, are pleased to launch an exclusive capsule collection, Palm Trees and a Cool Breeze, available only at MR PORTER beginning 2 September.     The 31-piece collection is inspired by the laid-back and carefree spirit of an elusive punk surfer and hasbeen created with AMIRI’s signature West Coast rock ’n’ roll attitude and meticulous approach todeconstruction. The collection, developed under the direction of founder Mr Mike Amiri, is a vibrant collection of aloha shirts, graphic prints, SoCal tie-dyes, Baja flannels and distressed denim featuring 30ready-to-wear pieces and one pair of sneakers.Standout pieces include: a standing egret-printed Distressed Denim Trucker Jacket; Thrasher Distressed Denim Jeans re-patched with Hawaiian print fabric; a pink seahorse intarsia cashmere cardigan; a patchwork Hawaiian Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie; and a standing egret-printed Camp-Collar Silk-Twill Shirt with matching Silk-Twill Drawstring Shorts.     “We’re thrilled to launch a new exclusive capsule with AMIRI – our first since we debuted the brand on MR PORTER within our Made in California capsule collection in 2017. AMIRI has become both a leading voice across the designer menswear landscape and a leading brand on MR PORTER. Weadmire Mike and his team’s commitment to process and design, through to the final product, and we’reespecially glad to be providing this exclusive offer to our global customer base.”    

BOTTEGA VENETA OPENS POP-UP STORE AT DE BIJENKORF NEXT WEEK
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BOTTEGA VENETA OPENS POP-UP STORE AT DE BIJENKORF NEXT WEEK

Accessories Bottega Veneta announces the opening of its pop-up store at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam from September 10th 2020 to mid of January 2021.     The pop-up will display women’s and unisex handbags and small leather goods from the brand’s Pre Fall 2020, Fall 2020 and Wardrobe 01 collections. Bottega Veneta announces the opening of its pop-up store at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam from September 10th 2020 to mid of January 2021.     The pop-up will display women’s and unisex handbags and small leather goods from the brand’s Pre Fall 2020, Fall 2020 and Wardrobe 01 collections.

Memphis Depay teases debut EP  with hot new single ‘2 Corinthians 5:7’
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Memphis Depay teases debut EP with hot new single ‘2 Corinthians 5:7’

Music After releasing his debut single ‘No Love’ in 2018, and with singles like ‘5 Milli Freestyle’, ‘Fall Back’, ‘Dubai Freestyle’, and over 31 million plays on Spotify and YouTube alone, Memphis Depay proved that music is a serious passion and commitment for him. The 26-year-old Olympique Lyonnais football player’s new single ‘2 Corinthians 5:7’ keeps his impressive catalogue rolling and is the first taste of a debut EP which he is currently working on, to his fans’ delight.     It’s a dark hip hop tune with plucked tones and a sparsely placed distorted bass that fits his smooth voice perfectly. The menacing and deep trap beat adds catchy energy to the track’s sleek vocals. The lyrics tell of his glamorous lifestyle and of his career as a football player. It’s a unique angle for a rapper to also be able to talk about excelling at a world-class level in another field, making for some distinctive bars.     The video stays true to Memphis’ ideology, believing that for the world to change, we have to be the change, and this can only be achieved by lifting each other up. The video features some fine outfits, a gloomy dinner scene, and Depay’s tattoo-covered body. He slips into French for the outro, showing he can bring the heat in either language.    2 Corinthians 5:7 is out now: https://youtu.be/xjtNp-RStOs         Widely considered as one of the best football players in the world, Memphis Depay’s talent is much more extensive than that. Not only does the 26-year old serve the French club Olympique Lyonnais and The Netherlands’ national football team, he has also successfully been trying his hand at music.    Memphis Depay made his official debut for PSV Eindhoven in 2011 and for the Dutch national team in 2013. His football style is often compared to Cristiano Ronaldo’s, resulting in being praised as “one of the best young players in the world”.     His debut single ‘No Love’ was released in 2018, announcing a great musical career ahead. Followed by ‘Fall Back’ and with tracks like ‘5 Milli Freestyle’ and ‘Dubai Freestyle’, Memphis has amassed over 31 million plays on Spotify and YouTube alone.      In 2019, Memphis Depay also published his inspiring biography ‘Heart of a Lion’, written with Dutch sports reporter Simon Zwartkruis. The book tells his story from his childhood full of aggression and fear, with the ball as sole lifebuoy, to being the star of the Dutch national team and Lyon. In this vulnerable, yet powerful and inspiring biography, Memphis also reveals his musical ambitions.  After releasing his debut single ‘No Love’ in 2018, and with singles like ‘5 Milli Freestyle’, ‘Fall Back’, ‘Dubai Freestyle’, and over 31 million plays on Spotify and YouTube alone, Memphis Depay proved that music is a serious passion and commitment for him. The 26-year-old Olympique Lyonnais football player’s new single ‘2 Corinthians 5:7’ keeps his impressive catalogue rolling and is the first taste of a debut EP which he is currently working on, to his fans’ delight.     It’s a dark hip hop tune with plucked tones and a sparsely placed distorted bass that fits his smooth voice perfectly. The menacing and deep trap beat adds catchy energy to the track’s sleek vocals. The lyrics tell of his glamorous lifestyle and of his career as a football player. It’s a unique angle for a rapper to also be able to talk about excelling at a world-class level in another field, making for some distinctive bars.     The video stays true to Memphis’ ideology, believing that for the world to change, we have to be the change, and this can only be achieved by lifting each other up. The video features some fine outfits, a gloomy dinner scene, and Depay’s tattoo-covered body. He slips into French for the outro, showing he can bring the heat in either language.    2 Corinthians 5:7 is out now: https://youtu.be/xjtNp-RStOs         Widely considered as one of the best football players in the world, Memphis Depay’s talent is much more extensive than that. Not only does the 26-year old serve the French club Olympique Lyonnais and The Netherlands’ national football team, he has also successfully been trying his hand at music.    Memphis Depay made his official debut for PSV Eindhoven in 2011 and for the Dutch national team in 2013. His football style is often compared to Cristiano Ronaldo’s, resulting in being praised as “one of the best young players in the world”.     His debut single ‘No Love’ was released in 2018, announcing a great musical career ahead. Followed by ‘Fall Back’ and with tracks like ‘5 Milli Freestyle’ and ‘Dubai Freestyle’, Memphis has amassed over 31 million plays on Spotify and YouTube alone.      In 2019, Memphis Depay also published his inspiring biography ‘Heart of a Lion’, written with Dutch sports reporter Simon Zwartkruis. The book tells his story from his childhood full of aggression and fear, with the ball as sole lifebuoy, to being the star of the Dutch national team and Lyon. In this vulnerable, yet powerful and inspiring biography, Memphis also reveals his musical ambitions. 

ARKET launches global brand campaign ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’
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ARKET launches global brand campaign ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’

Fashion Entitled ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’, the campaign is a showcase of ARKET’s signature combination of simplicity, function and colourful playfulness through a series of looks drawn from its permanent collection as well as upcoming seasonal drops.     ‘New Nordic Everyday Design can be read as a simple manifesto for our philosophy and mission but also captures ideas and inspirations which we often return to in our creative work. It represents openness, innovation and a dedication to make even the ordinary things we use in daily life a little more beautiful’, says ARKET Head of Design, Anna Teurnell.     The concept of everyday beauty was one of the starting points for developing ARKET as well as a major influence on the Nordic modernist movement in the mid-20th century. Formulated in 1919 by Swedish art historian Gregor Paulsson, Vackrare vardagsvara (More beautiful everyday things) became the slogan for a new democratic approach that aimed to bridge the worlds of arts, crafts and functional form to produce affordable and widely accessible items for everyday use.     In the Nordic countries, this ambition was associated with a new ideal of beauty which favoured clean lines, a neutral colour palette and solid materials inspired by nature and the northern climate. Above all, it made functionality and durability the basis for good design. Entitled ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’, the campaign is a showcase of ARKET’s signature combination of simplicity, function and colourful playfulness through a series of looks drawn from its permanent collection as well as upcoming seasonal drops.     ‘New Nordic Everyday Design can be read as a simple manifesto for our philosophy and mission but also captures ideas and inspirations which we often return to in our creative work. It represents openness, innovation and a dedication to make even the ordinary things we use in daily life a little more beautiful’, says ARKET Head of Design, Anna Teurnell.     The concept of everyday beauty was one of the starting points for developing ARKET as well as a major influence on the Nordic modernist movement in the mid-20th century. Formulated in 1919 by Swedish art historian Gregor Paulsson, Vackrare vardagsvara (More beautiful everyday things) became the slogan for a new democratic approach that aimed to bridge the worlds of arts, crafts and functional form to produce affordable and widely accessible items for everyday use.     In the Nordic countries, this ambition was associated with a new ideal of beauty which favoured clean lines, a neutral colour palette and solid materials inspired by nature and the northern climate. Above all, it made functionality and durability the basis for good design.

BOSS X AJBXNG
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BOSS X AJBXNG

Men “Never let success get to your head, or failure to your heart” – Anthony Joshua     This Fall/Winter season, BOSS builds on its strong partnership with boxer Anthony Joshua to launch an exclusive, co-created capsule collection of easy-wear pieces.     Presented in an elevated shade of midnight with highlights of gold, the BOSS x AJBXNG capsule collection presents ten pieces in a seamless combination of thebrand’s signature elegance and Joshua’s desire to include “the color that representsa win.”     T-shirts, sweatshirts, jersey pants, knits, and a hooded jacket make up the capsule, each featuring a curved interpretation of the iconic BOSS logo in gold, either as a signature detail, or in oversized form across the chest or upper back. The T-shirts and sweatshirts are offered in an easy, relaxed fit, while the knitwear pieces and jersey pants are cut closer to the body to create a streamlined silhouette.     Every piece includes a woven label featuring motivational words from the boxer:“One more hour, one more day. Never let success get to your head, or failure to yourheart.” Joshua also repeats these quotes in a campaign film showing the story behind the collection, shot in London earlier this year.     “The subtlety is what I like about BOSS,” Joshua says. “The navy and the gold, I thinkit’s a great combination. It’s deep, it’s rich, and the navy gives it an elegant feel.” “Never let success get to your head, or failure to your heart” – Anthony Joshua     This Fall/Winter season, BOSS builds on its strong partnership with boxer Anthony Joshua to launch an exclusive, co-created capsule collection of easy-wear pieces.     Presented in an elevated shade of midnight with highlights of gold, the BOSS x AJBXNG capsule collection presents ten pieces in a seamless combination of thebrand’s signature elegance and Joshua’s desire to include “the color that representsa win.”     T-shirts, sweatshirts, jersey pants, knits, and a hooded jacket make up the capsule, each featuring a curved interpretation of the iconic BOSS logo in gold, either as a signature detail, or in oversized form across the chest or upper back. The T-shirts and sweatshirts are offered in an easy, relaxed fit, while the knitwear pieces and jersey pants are cut closer to the body to create a streamlined silhouette.     Every piece includes a woven label featuring motivational words from the boxer:“One more hour, one more day. Never let success get to your head, or failure to yourheart.” Joshua also repeats these quotes in a campaign film showing the story behind the collection, shot in London earlier this year.     “The subtlety is what I like about BOSS,” Joshua says. “The navy and the gold, I thinkit’s a great combination. It’s deep, it’s rich, and the navy gives it an elegant feel.”

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE DAWN PATROL
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE DAWN PATROL

Fashion Dawn Patrol is an exclusive project conceived by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent Rive Droite that will take place from September 4th to September 6th 2020, on the beach of Les Estagnots in Seignosse. This lifestyle project is designed to promote the surf culture by offering a range of products exclusively available. This collaboration carries onto the restaurant La Cabane des Estagnots. A beach cleaning operation will also be organized with local associations in partnership with Ocean52.   SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles.     Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges.     Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. @ysl #saintlaurentrivedroite @anthonyvaccarello Dawn Patrol is an exclusive project conceived by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent Rive Droite that will take place from September 4th to September 6th 2020, on the beach of Les Estagnots in Seignosse. This lifestyle project is designed to promote the surf culture by offering a range of products exclusively available. This collaboration carries onto the restaurant La Cabane des Estagnots. A beach cleaning operation will also be organized with local associations in partnership with Ocean52.   SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles.     Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges.     Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. @ysl #saintlaurentrivedroite @anthonyvaccarello

Acqua di Parma unveils it's new campaign
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Acqua di Parma unveils it's new campaign

Beauty A unique historic moment testing the human, social and economic standing of every generation, one that has also highlighted positive and touching counter-effects in many acts of shared unity and solidarity. The renewed recognition of small gestures of affection, closeness and support. Being moved by the power and beauty of nature, that, in these last months, has never been so resplendent in all its intensity and energy, making us aware of its vital importance and reminding us how essential it is to preserve and respect it. Acknowledging the importance of touch as a silent way of expressing  affection between loved-ones. These were the effects of a long period of isolation and social distancing. In this scenario Acqua di Parma spreads its message of hope and positivity: “Embrace the Future with a Gift of Nature” is the motto of the campaign devoted to its new fragrance, Colonia Futura.     Past, present and future are celebrated in a profound connection with nature, in the new media campaign for the emblematic fragrance of the Acqua di Parma Futura sustainability programme.     Colonia Futura is Acqua di Parma’s declaration of love for nature: a vibrant explosion of natural ingredients, wonderfully combined, but, at the same time, individually bursting out. It is transparent in its essence and vibrating with life.     The new Eau de Cologne is the emblem of the Acqua di Parma Futura sustainability plan, developed by the Maison within the scope of the LIFE program by the LVMH Group. For Acqua di Parma being sustainable means being committed to preserving the Art of Italian Living just as it has always done throughout its history. Since its early beginnings, the Maison has acted ethically with integrity and transparency, and now, with Acqua di Parma Futura, it expresses its desire to give a structure and systemic approach to its practices of sustainability. To protect and share, alive and intact, to future generations that Art of Living deeply rooted in the heritage of Italian art, nature and culture.     Colonia Futura captures the cultural and natural heritage of Colonia, characterised since 1916 by the Frutti d’Oro – its unmistakable Golden Fruits - and reinterprets it in an even more contemporary version. Sustainable to the core from its recyclable packaging to its 99%* natural origin ingredients, the new fragrance embodies Acqua di Parma’s passion for time-honoured traditional Italian craft and use of the best ingredients. A unique historic moment testing the human, social and economic standing of every generation, one that has also highlighted positive and touching counter-effects in many acts of shared unity and solidarity. The renewed recognition of small gestures of affection, closeness and support. Being moved by the power and beauty of nature, that, in these last months, has never been so resplendent in all its intensity and energy, making us aware of its vital importance and reminding us how essential it is to preserve and respect it. Acknowledging the importance of touch as a silent way of expressing  affection between loved-ones. These were the effects of a long period of isolation and social distancing. In this scenario Acqua di Parma spreads its message of hope and positivity: “Embrace the Future with a Gift of Nature” is the motto of the campaign devoted to its new fragrance, Colonia Futura.     Past, present and future are celebrated in a profound connection with nature, in the new media campaign for the emblematic fragrance of the Acqua di Parma Futura sustainability programme.     Colonia Futura is Acqua di Parma’s declaration of love for nature: a vibrant explosion of natural ingredients, wonderfully combined, but, at the same time, individually bursting out. It is transparent in its essence and vibrating with life.     The new Eau de Cologne is the emblem of the Acqua di Parma Futura sustainability plan, developed by the Maison within the scope of the LIFE program by the LVMH Group. For Acqua di Parma being sustainable means being committed to preserving the Art of Italian Living just as it has always done throughout its history. Since its early beginnings, the Maison has acted ethically with integrity and transparency, and now, with Acqua di Parma Futura, it expresses its desire to give a structure and systemic approach to its practices of sustainability. To protect and share, alive and intact, to future generations that Art of Living deeply rooted in the heritage of Italian art, nature and culture.     Colonia Futura captures the cultural and natural heritage of Colonia, characterised since 1916 by the Frutti d’Oro – its unmistakable Golden Fruits - and reinterprets it in an even more contemporary version. Sustainable to the core from its recyclable packaging to its 99%* natural origin ingredients, the new fragrance embodies Acqua di Parma’s passion for time-honoured traditional Italian craft and use of the best ingredients.

Authenticity at its finest, Yamazato restaurant in Amsterdam
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Authenticity at its finest, Yamazato restaurant in Amsterdam

Food YAMAZATO, THE FIRST TRADITIONAL JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN EUROPE TO BE AWARDED A MICHELIN STAR. THE ACCLAIMED MULTI-COURSE EXPERIENCE IS LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MASANORI TOMIKAWA AND THE CUISINE FOCUSES ON THE PURITY OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INGREDIENTS, IN A MINIMALISTIC, BALANCED STYLE.     When you arrive at Yamazato, you are awaited by a modern, yet simple traditional Japanese design, which provides comfort and sense of tranquility. The friendly waiters who are all Japanese take you to your table and welcome you with a glass of Sake. Through the windows you can enjoy the scenery of their beautiful Japanese garden with a pond all thoughtfully designed.      For lunch or dinner  you can choose between two menus at the moment. They serve the authentic Japanese haute cuisine called kaiseki ryori. You can explore the menu options on their website bellow.     If you are a culinary lover or not, Yamazato in Amsterdam  must be on your list to experience. Your taste buds will be spoiled to the highest level. The friendly staff will present each dish to you to the detail. And the sommelier will be there all the way through your meal, filling up your glass with a new wine, which blends perfectly with each course.      "Every dishes is precisely detailed and incredibly delicious aligned perfectly with wine parring. We highly reccomend it, it’s a must visit restaurant when in Amsterdam." It's my favorite restaurant."      For bookings and more information visit theri website: https://www.okura.nl/dine-and-drink/yamazato-restaurant/ YAMAZATO, THE FIRST TRADITIONAL JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN EUROPE TO BE AWARDED A MICHELIN STAR. THE ACCLAIMED MULTI-COURSE EXPERIENCE IS LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MASANORI TOMIKAWA AND THE CUISINE FOCUSES ON THE PURITY OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INGREDIENTS, IN A MINIMALISTIC, BALANCED STYLE.     When you arrive at Yamazato, you are awaited by a modern, yet simple traditional Japanese design, which provides comfort and sense of tranquility. The friendly waiters who are all Japanese take you to your table and welcome you with a glass of Sake. Through the windows you can enjoy the scenery of their beautiful Japanese garden with a pond all thoughtfully designed.      For lunch or dinner  you can choose between two menus at the moment. They serve the authentic Japanese haute cuisine called kaiseki ryori. You can explore the menu options on their website bellow.     If you are a culinary lover or not, Yamazato in Amsterdam  must be on your list to experience. Your taste buds will be spoiled to the highest level. The friendly staff will present each dish to you to the detail. And the sommelier will be there all the way through your meal, filling up your glass with a new wine, which blends perfectly with each course.      "Every dishes is precisely detailed and incredibly delicious aligned perfectly with wine parring. We highly reccomend it, it’s a must visit restaurant when in Amsterdam." It's my favorite restaurant."      For bookings and more information visit theri website: https://www.okura.nl/dine-and-drink/yamazato-restaurant/

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