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Superette + Castle Gibson presents “The Roast Dinner”
We're teaming up with Superette to host a secret pop-up Sunday lunch on 19th February. Mixing their dining expertise (they certainly know their roasts!) with our interiors "The Roast Dinner" will attempt to redefine the concept of the traditional "pop-up restaurant". With an appetising menu featuring pigs head terrine or gin cured salmon to start, "Essex Bird" or a shoulder of lamb to share plus the traditional offerings of pork belly, rib of beef and nut roast you get the feeling that those attending won't be going home hungry! We'll also be setting up a licensed bar to help wash it all down and creating a lounge area in our signature style to create what we hope will be the perfect Sunday lunch. For more info and to apply visit the Superette website.
DIESEL PRESENTS ‘BRAVE NATIVES DIESEL ISLAND’ LAUNCH @ MC MOTORS
Earlier on in the year we hosted a product launch for denim giants Diesel at MC Motors. The event featured a live catwalk show with models sporting the brand’s autumn/winter collections. The event was a huge success and with the day’s proceedings drawing to a close guests then headed through into the basement of Ruby House to cap off the day's event. Check out these great images of the set up designed and produced by the team at Spice Lumb.
GB Olympics Hopefuls
MC Motors recently played host to a photo shoot for The Sunday Times Style Magazine featuring a selection of Britain's highly rated 2012 Olympics team. With the Olympics taking place just a (fairly large!) discus throw away in Stratford it seemed fitting that the talented Olympians should come down to be glammed up (or down rather!) for the day. Simon Emmett took the snaps to publicise the collaboration between Adidas and Stella McCartney to design the Team GB Collection which will be in stores from May 16th. Beijing silver medallist Philips Idowu returned back to his Hackney routes for the shoot. The highly rated triple jumper stands out from the crowd with his brightly coloured hair and facial piercings and will be one of the hot favourites in London next year. Track and Field specialist Jessica Ennis will be another one to carry the weight of Britain's Olympic expectations next year. After being unfortunately ruled out of the Beijing games at the last minute Ennis went on to win gold at the 2009 World championships in Berlin after leading throughout and finishing an unprecedented 200 points ahead of her nearest competitor. Tom Daley has been earmarked as a 2012 hopeful ever since the London games were announced in 2005 and given his public profile it is hard to believe that he has just celebrated his 17th birthday. After winning 2 golds at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Daley will definitely be providing the biggest cheer at the London Aquatics Centre. 110 metre hurdler William Sharman is a man of many talents being able to play the cornet, is a classically trained pianist, has an economics degree and was once the time keeper on Gladiators. "I always thought I needed to set myself up first or I’ll end up a nobody," he says, "and you don’t want to be a nobody in Corby." 22 year old Lizzie Armitstead is only one of two female cyclists who mix the track and long distance disciplines. A gold medallist at the 2009 Track World Championships Lizzie will be part of a strong looking British cycling squad. Triathlete Hollie Avil was the European and world junior triathlon champion in 2007 and the youngest ever athlete to podium at successive debut World Cup races.
Land of Kings
This year MC Motors will be one of the venues hosting Dalston arts and entertainment festival Land Of Kings (play on Kingsland Road, illness geddit?). Havana Club have taken over the warehouse giving it a Cuban style makeover with Giles and the guys at Soulshakers setting up a Havana themed bar. Rare films, drugs secret story telling and domino boards are also strategically placed throughout the venue which has been curated by Vince Vella. Festival goers will all have to travel through at some point to collect their wristbands and a stage has been set up to host Brass Roots and the Havana Club Collective amongst others. The #MEATEASY has left its temporary home in New Cross and is going back to its roots setting up its refurbished meatwagon in our car park. Our neighbours at Print Club are also getting involved bringing their screen printing expertise to the event. Wristbands can be bought on the door and allow entry into a number of local institutions such as The Nest, The Alibi, The Arcola Theatre and Rio Cinema. The programme also incorporates The East End Film Festival and 2ManyDJs headline the extensive music programme which you can see in full here. For full festival itinerary ticket info check out the Land of Kings website and get yourself in gear for a right royal knees up!
House of Hackney Pop-up Shop
Over the next few days we're pleased to be hosting a pop-up shop for the launch of new luxury interior company House of Hackney at our Stoke Newington Road location. Lily Vanilli will also be bringing her expertise to the event with her 180 cake, ice cream and high tea concoction. The shop is open this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am-7pm so feel free to pop along to 76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB. You won't be able to miss our old illuminated cinema sign outside! Cake specialist Lily Vanilli is also taking over the basement with her 180 members club (though anyone can buy on the day) and is rustling up tantalising delights such as Mini Apple Champagne Donuts and Absinthe and Mint Chocolate Chip ice-cream. These will be complimented by live acts including Marawa the Incredible and her Fruit Salad of Death Act and a Live Fortune Cookie Teller. Tickets are £10 and include cake tasting performances and tea. House of Hackney Pop-up Shop 76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB Thursday 31st March- Sunday 3rd April 10am- 7pm
Beth Graham Collection
We recently had the girls from Hub, our favourite local store, in to photograph their new collection for in-house label Beth Graham. Their 2010 winter collection draws its inspiration from classic 70s British glamour with their combinations of silks, tweed and corduroy coupled with mother of pearl and fine leather. Playing with a sumptuous palette of dusky rose, mushroom, ocre and peat (tones which suit the shades of The House Next Door perfectly!) the collection echoes of faded decadence. Hub's two boutiques (one male and one female funnily enough) have a fantastic selection of good quality, cherry-picked clothing and accessories. For the men (of which I can personally vouch) they have the smart-casual look sussed to a tee! If you're in the north/east London area it's well worth making your way to 49 and 88 Stoke Newington Church Street and checking them out! Many thanks to photographer Simon Wisbey and the girls for letting us use their fantastic images.