Archive for March, 2010

Cambridge

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

A breath of fresh air & back to the part of the countryside where my family are from. A day in Cambridge..

Kings Cross to Cambridge – on time!!

On yer bike in Cambridge – colleges, students.. & bicycles.

College courtyard.

Fitzwilliam Museum.

Weathervane rooftop.

Gothic church window.

Church bell ringing ropes.

Bell ropes.

Inside the grand Kings College chapel.

Kings College chapel.

Kings College stained glass.

Kings College chapel spectacular vaulted ceiling. Breathe deep & you can feel the ghosts of history & hear the choir.

Punting on the River Cam.

Punting on the Cam.

Punting.

Oh for the musty smell of the English countryside.

London Lush Sean Gifford

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Recently in Tokyo I experienced the renewal of the Lush store in Roppongi, so it was a pleasure to discover more about Lush even more recently in London. On a bright & sunny day in Soho I met up with Lush Campaign Manager Sean Gifford – click on the play button below to feel renewed, bright & lush too..

Sean Gifford in the Lush store Regent Street, London.
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From Street Art to High Art

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

While in London this time I decided to re-visit some childhood memories. I took myself off to the British Museum..

British Museum entrance.

British Museum interior.

Museum interior.

Ancient Egypt still purring..

And roaring.

Museum gallery.

And that amazing roof which I’d never seen before. Shame it wasn’t raining..

London Calling The Clash

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Wondering the streets of London I discover a gallery with a Clash classic in the window..

The Clash for sale.

London Graffiti in Shoreditch

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Walking through Shoreditch, still the creative hub of East London, I discover some of the ever evolving street art. And did I also discover one of the latest Banksy’s??..

An iconic piece in Shoreditch.

Club Row squirrel.

Let the walk begin on Redchurch Street..

Not only street art but galleries too.

Every nook & cranny has a piece.

And the previous piece appears again further down the street.

There’s loads going on here.

Is it a recent Banksy?

Getting in closer..

And closer.

More on Redchurch Street.

Detail.

Street art & bombing.

Turville Street.

Even the bins are bombed.

Jetting to London on VS901

Monday, March 15th, 2010

On my way to London on Virgin Atlantic VS901 & I had a quick chat with Michiko-san – one of the lovely crew members – click on the play button below & come fly with me..

VS901 at Narita.

VS901 jetting to Heathrow.

VS901 wingtip.

VS901 crew member Michiko-san.

VS901 arrives Heathrow.
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Paul Sands & Richard Myerscough

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

On Tuesday February 16 2010 I held my first Interview Lounge at the Alfred Dunhill Home Ginza, Tokyo in the very swank Aquarium Lounge. A limited number of Guy Perryman Black Card Members were invited to join in the conversation with Virgin Atlantic Airways outgoing Japan Manager Paul Sands & incoming Japan Manager Richard Myerscough – click on the play button below for an Upper Class experience with a couple of Virgins..

Paul Sands, Richard Myerscough & Guy.

Alfred Dunhill Aquarium Lounge.

Alfred Dunhill Aquarium Lounge.

Alfred Dunhill Home Ginza.
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