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Archive for September 2012

LONDON FASHION WEEK DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS!

RUMBLE IN THE KITCHEN!


WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2012

Rumble in the Kitchen: The calm before the storm!

Aura Mayfair are extremely proud to inform you that our very own Joe Ryan (Aura's Director) is taking part in a charity boxing match, "Rumble in the Kitchen" to raise money for Galvin's Chance.
Before I tell you about the boxing event itself, let me explain a little bit about the charity that the event is raising money for:
Galvin's Chance is an inspirational programme which leads to an apprenticeship, college programme, or sustainable employment. The programme targets disadvantaged young people, aged between 18 and 24, who are not in education and employment. Galvin's Chance offers these people the training and opportunities for a front of house career in some of the most prestigious hotels in London. The aim of this is to ultimately provide them with the confidence, aspiration and opportunity for a career in the hospitality industry.
With this in mind, "Rumble in the Kitchen" is a white-collar boxing match where celebrities from the world of hospitality have decided to lay down their whisks and battle it out in the ring!
On Tuesday 11th September, Aura Mayfair hosted the "Rumble in the Kitchen" weigh in, where all of the boxers came along to be weighed one week before the fight. Boxers included:
Andrew McLeish: 99kg
Neil Ramsey: 93kg

Michele Caggianese: 112kg
Luigi Vespero: 102kg

Paulo De Tarso: 68kg
Hayden Groves: 69kg

Will Holland: 81kg
Matt Wilkin: 85kg

Omar Allibhoy: 77kg
Stefan Chomka: 73kg

Emile Galvin: 83kg
Joseph Ryan: 83kg

Monica Galetti
Penny Mallory

Fred Sirieix: 75kg
Marcus Wareing:72kg

Kamal Manhas
Sara Cristini

The weigh in was great fun and all of the boxers were in great spirit!

And of course... Team Aura have been backing Joe since day 1!


The actual boxing event is taking place TOMORROW (Thursday 20th September), and we will be screening the event live here at Aura - Entry costs £35 (money goes towards Galvins Chance charity) and this includes:
- Entry to the club from 6.45pm until closing
- Live screening of the boxing bouts
-Entertainment
-A signature welcome drink upon arrival
-Delicious canapés

All boxers will be heading to the Aura after the event ends at the Royal Automobile Club. 

Please come down and show some support for JOE "RHINO" RYAN aka the AURA ASSASSIN!!!!

GOOD LUCK JOE!

Urbanity

Lifestyle

Urbanity is London’s premier lifestyle consultancy for men only. They offer assistance   to clients looking to achieve specific goals and ambitions in their personal   and professional lives. The range of professional services they provide   includes; Image Styling, Personal Shopping, Dating and Life Coaching,   Dressing for an Occasion, Interior Design and access to preferred partners   and suppliers, including tailors and grooming services.

1 King Henry's Road London London NW33RP UNITED KINGDOM

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1 King Henry's Road London NW33RP UNITED KINGDOM

Uber

Velvet PR has been on the look out for a great car service for our members for a long time. As good as black cabs can be, trying to find one when you fall out of clubs in the early hours is not always easy! Finally we have found a service that combines the flexibility of taxis and the reliability and convenience of a pre-booked chauffeur…. Without the waiting fees.

Uber, the on-demand luxury car service that is transforming personal transportation across the globe, recently launched in London. With the push of a button, Uber London delivers a chauffeur-driver Mercedes, BMW or Jaguar to you within minutes and is priced at only a slight premium to black cabs. Try Uber out by:

1. Downloading the Uber app to your iPhone or Android or signing in through m.uber.com through any other device or browser

2. Innerplace members will receive a discount of £20 in credit towards their first journey.

- London London W1W 6RD UNITED KINGDOM

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- London W1W 6RD UNITED KINGDOM

https://www.uber.com/ Opening Times: 24/7

that is transforming personal transportation across the globe, recently launched in London. With the push of a button, Uber London delivers a chauffeur-driver Mercedes, BMW or Jaguar to you within minutes and is priced at only a slight premium to black cabs. Try Uber out by:

1. Downloading the Uber app to your iPhone or Android or signing in through m.uber.com through any other device or browser

2. Velvet PR members will receive a discount of £20 in credit towards their first journey.

- London London W1W 6RD UNITED KINGDOM

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- London W1W 6RD UNITED KINGDOM

https://www.uber.com/ Opening Times: 24/7

The Sanctuary Spa

The Sanctuary Spa on Floral Street  was established over 35 years ago to provide rejuvenating treatments for ballet dancers who performed nearby. Since their early beginnings they’ve evolved with the times to include even more results-driven therapies yet still maintain their iconic status as a ladies only day spa. Join them for a Spa Day and take advantage of their extensive, luxurious facilities: The Atrium Pool & Swing, the Koi Carp Lounge, the Retail Therapy Lounge and Spa Shop, The Exercise Pool, Jacuzzis, Heat and Steam Rooms, the Manicure and Pedicure Suite as well as a complimentary 25 minute session in either their Sleep Retreat or the Infrared Experience. Alternatively, for the ultimate indulgence, let us book you into one of their treatment rooms. The Sanctuary Spa has a long menu of treatments ranging from manicures and facials to body wraps and massages.

Velvet PR members will receive 25% off when booking Spa Days at The Sanctuary and 10% off treatments.

Mini Spa Day (half day): £37.50 – discounted from £50 Spa Day: £63.75 – discounted from £85

12 Floral Street London London WC2E 9DH UNITED KINGDOM

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12 Floral Street Covent Garden London WC2E 9DH UNITED KINGDOM

http://www.thesanctuary.co.uk Late Night Guestlist Available Until 10.30pm

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Closest Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Square

The Riding Club London

The Riding Club London is a private members' club and equestrian concierge service that provides access to quality horses, riding lessons and trips for riders in London. Bringing together like-minded, equine enthusiasts in the capital, they offer regular riding at premier venues in and around London, and escapes from the city with day clinics and weekend breaks in the English countryside. They work with leading experts to arrange group trips and tailored experiences in all disciplines of riding, including dressage, jumping, polo and hunting, and source the best horses for every event. Meanwhile, back in London, the RCL hosts a variety of social events, ranging from lecture evenings to cocktail parties.

Riders Club Membership (£335 pa) is tailored to riders with experience in the saddle, with additional New Rider (£150 pa) and Refresher Memberships (£335 pa) available for those new or returning to the sport. Whether looking for a return to a childhood passion, healthy exercise or just a chance to join their busy calendar of related social events in the Capital.

 

 

69 Brook Street London London W1K 4ER UNITED KINGDOM

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69 Brook Street London London W1K 4ER UNITED KINGDOM

http://www.ridinglondon.com/home

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Best for: Sporting, Riding, Socialising Cover Charge: Membership

ARNOLD SWARZENEGGER RECORDS VOICEMAIL

If only we could have this for Velvet PR! good old Arnold swarzenegger 😉

Smithfield Case

For the male members amongst you who don’t have time to peruse the shops for the latest fashion items, or simply need a new outfit for the dancefloor without the hassle of searching for it, we have the perfect solution for you. Smithfield Case is a web-based shopping service that allows men to purchase on-trend designer clothes the hassle-free way:

All you have to do is fill in a quick profile questionnaire to help their fashion team learn about your style preferences. Or if you know what you want, tell them exactly what you’re looking for, whether it be a total change of wardrobe, a new outfit or a couple of items to pad out your pre-existing arsenal. If you aren’t sure of your size, they’ll send you a few options to try on.

After receiving the questionnaire, you’ll be contacted personally by your stylist who will handpick your clothing.  They’ll confirm a few details, arrange the delivery and collection, and send the case free of charge to your favoured location, whether it’s at home, the office, or your club. You’ll then have plenty of time (up to 12 days) to try the clothes on. After they collect the case (free of charge), they’ll charge you only for the clothes you have decided to keep.

Velvet PR has teamed up with Smithfield Case to keep you in the sartorial swing of things, even if you’re busier than hell. Members will receive £25 off their first order. If you purchase £200 or more worth of swag, you’ll receive £50 off – however this cannot be combined with the £25 discount. To activate your account with £25 credit, please contact us and we'll send you the special link. .

- London London W1W 6RD UNITED KINGDOM

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- London W1W 6RD UNITED KINGDOM

Late Night Guestlist Available Until 10.30pm

Gentlemen's Tonic

Gentlemen's Tonic

For masculine rejuvenation, there’s simply no better destination than Gentlemen’s Tonic, which has a site in Gieves and Hawkes in addition to their flagship store in Bruton Place. Their establishments comprise elements of both old and new; wood, leather and marble are met with LCD screens in each of their private haircutting stations and treatment rooms. Treat yourself to a sharp haircut, a wet shave or a beard trim or colouring; or if you’re more in the mood for grooming The Gentlemen’s Tonic offers hand and foot treatments, hair removal, facials and back treatments.

Gentlemen's Tonic is a unique establishment that was founded in the heart of Mayfair that affords the modern man a traditional barbershop and a variety of lifestyle and grooming services.

Their establishment comprises elements of old and new: wood, leather and marble are mixed with high-tech music consoles and LCD screens in each of our private haircutting stations and treatment rooms. Their services and products have been carefully selected and personally tested for quality and effectiveness and are designed to promote a sense of well-being and vitality.

The name Gentlemen's Tonic has been chosen to reflect two aspects of the business: Gentlemen's to indicate that the business is dedicated exclusively to the needs of men and Tonic to signify the restorative properties of the experience.

The Gentlemen's Tonic philosophy is understated, self confident and is an opportunity for theirclients to experience the highest level of dedicated care and attention.

Gentlemen's Tonic is the perfect antidote to the rigours and stresses of the outside world.

 

31a Bruton Place London London W1J 6NN UNITED KINGDOM

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31a Bruton Place Mayfair London W1J 6NN UNITED KINGDOM

http://www.gentlemenstonic.com Opening Times: Monday 10am until 7pm Tuesday 10am until 8pm Wednesday 10am until 8pm Thursday 10am until 9pm Friday 10am until 7pm Saturday 10am until 6pm Sunday Closed

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Closest Tube: Bond Street, Oxford Circus

City Golf and Health Club

City Golf and Health Club combines London's finest golf academy with hi-tech simulators, executive gym, and members club. City Golf and Health Club has a capacity of 250, with the spacious marble clubroom and bar area right next to the simulators to ensure a constant flow of alcohol or food if required. There is also an outside courtyard at City Golf and Health Club in case it all seems far too sporty and you need a cigarette! The 6 state of the art simulators offer 50 accurate worldwide courses. They can also be turned into racing car simulators or even hooked up to a PS3 for an almost life size game of tennis. (They've also just taken delivery of a Wii which should be fun!)

Based in a contemporary styled club in the heart of the City of London, our golf academy is truly unique to London. The Academy at City Golf and Health Club offers both PGA tuition and the City’s only dedicated biomechanical golf program. Offering 2D video analysis, 6 Fullswing golf simulators with 3 dedicated practice areas and  over 50 courses from around the globe and the City of London’s only outdoor putting green.

The Academy at City Golf is the only place to learn, practice and play in the capital.

40 Coleman Street London London EC2R 5EH UNITED KINGDOM

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40 Coleman Street The City London EC2R 5EH UNITED KINGDOM

www.citygolfclubs.com Opening Times: Mon-Fri 18:30-21:00, Weekend by appointment only

General Info

Best for: Group entertainment, sporting, health Closest Tube: Bank