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    • What the Dickens?!

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      Day two of Melissa's favourite Christmas cocktails & we've moved onto something a little more adventurous (that may take a little more preparation time, but is more than worth it!)...inspired by Charles Dickens very own recipe, a fabulously festive hot gin punch, perfect to warm up your chilly guests when arriving in from the cold.

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    • It's Cocktail o'clock

      We here at Melissa Odabash love a cocktail any time of year, but Christmas gives us the opportunity to go all out decadent with some truly special concoctions. Every day this week Melissa will be posting one of her favourite cocktail recipes, to make sure you are the 'hostess with the most-est' should you be having any Christmas parties this festive season!


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      Rose-Prosecco Cocktail

      Super-easy & very impressive, fool your guests into thinking you are an expert mixologist by jazzing up a simple glass of prosecco with a hint of delicate rose - no one need ever know there is only two ingredients in this refreshing, fragrant cocktail..!

      Ingredients: 
      One bottle of Prosecco/dry champagne
      Rose syrup 
      Rose petals to garnish

      Preparation:
      Fill champagne flutes with prosecco & gently pour in rose syrup allowing it to trickle to the bottom of the glass. Float a rose petal on top to garnish.
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    • Feeling Festive

      It is becoming pretty apparent that Christmas is almost upon us - the cold nights, the great period dramas making us not want to leave the house of an evening, Selfridges window displays being unveiled - & today saw the morning latte's came in red cups for the first time this year & the appearance of the festive sandwiches during the lunch run.

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    • Melissa's Autumn Style Guide

      After a weekend of playing 'Culture Vulture', visiting all the great exhibitions we told you about in our last blog, we managed to kill two birds with one stone! As predicted at these super trendy gallerys we came across many an arty fashionista working the Autumn/Winter trends and experimenting with new, cooler weather ensembles. The great thing about London is the variety of different styles and people out there trying different things, encorporating the catwalk trends with their own, unique sense of style. So walking about you are bound to gather some style inspo where ever you go!
      Now those chilly mornings and dark evenings have set in, Melissa suggests a good organise each season so you know what you have in your wardrobe before you shop for the coming winter months. Continue reading

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    • Culture Vultures.

      After last week's Frieze Festival & Old Vic Tunnels exhibition launch party, we're still in an arty mood here at Odabash Towers! And this weekend, we're spoilt for choice in London, with some great exhibitions opening. We want to go to them all but think we might have to limit ourselves to one or two this weekend (and save the rest for a rainy day!) - here are our favourites...

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    • Staying in is the New Going Out

      We're half-way through October & when the nights are getting darker & the air is getting colder, it takes a really special night out to drag us from our warm houses & early nights - but we won't be going into hibernation just yet, not when staying in is the new going out - yes, we're going to plan a dinner party!

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    • Chanel-oh!

      Last night saw the launch of the much anticipated Chanel 'Little Black Jacket' exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery, & of course, Melissa was invited! Charting the progress of the quintessential & original trophy jacket from it's creation in the 1950's, Karl Lagerfeld dug deep into his little black book of contacts (we're guessing it isn't that little!) & rounded up a plethora of his A-lister friends & photographed them wearing the Chanel bouclé jacket their way.

      From Kanye West to Alexa Chung, Georgia Jagger to Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sarah-Jessica Parker to the high-priestess of fashion herself, Anna Wintour, Karl has documented them, not only creating the iconic pieces for the last thirty years as creative director of Chanel, but also taking the actual pictures themselves - is there no end to this man's talents?

      See below for a collection of our favourite images & make sure you head to The Saatchi & check it out - this is one exhibition not to be missed!

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      Kanye West proves the LBJ isn't just for the ladies!


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      Elizabeth Olsen - a style icon in her own right


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      Georgia May Jagger - Rock Royalty


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      The gorgeous Joan Smalls wearing hers somewhat unconventionally - we love!



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      Alexa mixes up grungy & chic as she does best.


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      SJP is crowned Queen of Chanel & Uma goes New Romantic

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      Definitely not just one for the girls, check out these handsome young men(!) in their Chanel

      Karl & co-writer Carine Roitfeld discuss the project & show behind the scenes of the shoot
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    • Melissa's Interior Inspiration - Flowers in Test Tubes

      How cute is this idea for table settings? Test tube vases!
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    • Stuck for something to do this evening?

      London Cocktail Week
      Wow - despite the evenings' drawing in & the miserable grey weather (surprise, it's raining again!) October is certainly the time to be living in London! The month is jam-packed with things-to-do that will help take your mind off the fact winter is nearly here - including the start of one particular event that holds a very special place in all the girls at Odabash HQ's hearts - that's right, today sees the launch of London Cocktail Week.
      Head to Covent Garden's Seven Dials Village for a plethora of pop-up cocktail bars, sampling menu's & all-out cocktail parties - we'll be at The Ivy on Thursday for The Global Cocktail Challenge final on Thursday, tickets available here.
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      We doubt it will be Tom Cruise serving up the drinks, but we think a Martini at London Cocktail Week is going to be pretty impressive nevertheless!London Chocolate Week
      As if cocktails on a Monday night weren't dangerous enough, today is also the first day of London Chocolate Week - head to Selfridges food court, Liberty of London or Whole Foods, Piccadilly for tasting sessions (some complimentary!) or for the real chocoholics, hot foot it to Fortnum & Mason on Friday night for a chocolate-cookery class with their in house expert chocolatiers. See the full line up of events here

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      Forget the chocolate-cookery class, Fortnum & Mason are also running chocolate afternoon teas all this week

       

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    • Black & White Vintage Vacation

      After a glorious weekend of autumnal sunshine in London we couldn't help but feel inspired by these vintage black and white shots of by gone eras. Tiny waists and high waisted bikini bottoms, wide brimmed hats and 60's cutouts. Take us to St Tropez Club 55 asap! Where are you dreaming of this Monday morning?
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