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Happy Monday!

Today is going to be an awesome day. Here’s why!

1. Glee starts again on E4 tonight at 8pm. Stoked.

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2. I bought tickets this morning for Capital FM’s Summertime Ball which takes place at Wembly on 6 June. Let the countdown begin… So excited to Rihanna! Buy tickets here

Rihanna

Rihanna will be performing at the Summertime Ball on 6 June.

3. The sun is breaking through the London clouds and we’re officially on our way to Spring and then… Summer! Lordy knows we deserve it.

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Grab your picnic basket... Cause the sun is out people!

4. The awesome Kate Nash releases her second album today – My Best Friend is You. In an interview with the BBC she said that for this album she drew inspiration from ’60s girl groups and ’90s punk bands. Loving the sound of that! And the title of the album? It relates to her grandparents, who have been married for 57 years. Ahhhh! Visit Kate’s official website here.

Kate Nash

The super talented Kate Nash releases her second album today.

5. On Friday night I discovered Chocolate Fudge Hot Chocolate from Cadbury. It’s soo good. Like really, really good. And I just had another cup. And it’s made this Monday sweeeeeeeet like chocolate baby.

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Cadbury's Chocolate Fudge Hot Chocolate. Kissalicious.

Have a fabulous Monday!

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Point Ephemere

Point Ephemere

Point Ephemere's website

On our first night in Paris, le boyfriend and I were feeling a tad bit buggered. We had just walked the city flat, jumped on one tube after the next and gawked our way through one tourist hot spot after the next.

We heard it before we spotted it – the music was pumping, the lights were flashing, people were chattering so loudly that between the music and the lights and the doof-doof, it was just what we needed to collect the last few joules of energy rushing through our veins for a little bit of a party.

Point Ephemere is where it’s at people. The food is awesome. The bar is crazy cool. The people are eclectic and a little boho and weird enough for you to think that they’re fabulous. There’s mad art hanging off the warehouse-looking walls and also sports the same bright graffiti art that adds character and grit to the rebellious neighbourhoods of Paris.

If you’re in Paris, you have to pay this place a visit.

Deets:

Point Ephemere, Centre de Dynamiques Artistiques Tel: 01 40340406                                                                                                                                                                                                           Email: restaurant@pointephemere.org                                                                                                                                                                   Addy: 200 quai de Valmy 75010 Paris                                                                                                                                                                Website: www.pointephemere.org

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Kris Allen – Let it be

If you missed Kris Allen perform the very moving ‘Let It Be’ on American Idol in tribute to Haiti, you missed a stellar performance from this past Idol winner. He was absolutely brilliant!

But do not fear, you can catch his performance on YouTube. Check it out!

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Pixie Lott – Use Somebody

Before I left SA, I heard on 5FM that Pixie Lott had done an acoustic cover of the amazing Kings of Leon track, Use Somebody. I finally checked it out today on YouTube… And, oh.my.god. It’s amazing.

You simply have to check it out. Pixie’s vocal ability will astound you.

Pixie is also currently on the cover of InStyle magazine.

Pixie Lott

Can somebody say, 'Glam'?

I predict that 2010 is going to be her year. Watch this space… Don’t make me say, “I told you so.”

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Loving the hair…

I fell head over heels in like with Pete Wentz when I interviewed him in July 2006. That was pre-marriage and pre-babies and when he had swooshed to the side emo hair.

But now he’s cut it all off… And he looks SO hot! Nicely done Mr Rockstar.

Pete

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I remember when Lily Allen’s first single, I think it was, Smile, became a worldwide hit. During a radio interview, the DJ said to her, “So Lily, what are you going to now that you’re famous?”. Lily, totally deadpan, said, “Coke.”

Looking at what she’s gotten up to since then, most people just roll their eyes now and go, ‘That’s so Lily Allen for you.’

But the girl is beautiful. She’s got an attitude, but she’s very pretty. Those big dark eyes, that long dark hair… She’s got her own style going on. If she shuts her mouth and doesn’t say a word, she’s a classic beauty really. Quite frankly, I’m surprised a fancy hot shot designer like Karl Lagerfeld hasn’t snapped her up just yet. Oh wait… He has!

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Lily is the face for Chanel’s new handbag range, the Coco Cocoon collection. Shot by none other that Mr Karl himself, Lily looks like an old-school Hollywood glamazon.

Oh, and in her spare time she’s designed a jewellery collection. These are my two fave pieces.

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Look out for…

The very talented Regina Spektor

The very talented Regina Spektor

When it comes to music, I’m obsessed with lyrics. It’s not that I ignore a spine-tingling guitar riff or a thunderous drum roll – I greatly appreciate those – but the lyrics, they have a special quality about them. Regina Spektor knows this. Her latest album, Far, which I’m hoping will soon be sidling up to next the Black Eyed Peas or Taylor Swift on the Billboard charts, is simply a chocolate-coated, caramel-centred treat! She’s quirky in an adorable, kooky kind way but her music is much better than Kate Nash, puts Lily Allen to shame and squashes Lady GaGa’s lame disco beats (and unmentionable lyrics) with this season’s thigh-high boots (I’m getting to this). She plays piano absolutely beautifully and her lyrics expose the deep and meaningful Regina in a way that isn’t pretentious but soulful and honest. It’s a great, great buy.

Must listen to: Laughing With

paramore
On a completely different note, America’s much loved, redhead of rock, Hayley Williams from Paramore is gearing up with the rest of her crew to launch their exciting new follow-up album, Brand New Eyes. There was a sass about their last album Riot! that was very difficult to ignore. Of course being the band with the theme song on the Twilight flick, hardly hurt either. Every teen and their NBF (new best friend for those of you who are over the age of 25…) knows about them now. Paramore are currently on tour with No Doubt (am I the only one who thought their come-back on American Idol was utterly disastrous!?).

When to buy it: The first single from the album Ignorance, is available now for digital purchase. Brand New Eyes is due out 29 September.

Style: But now ladies… Listen up. Listen up real good. It’s time to get your sex-kitten on! Now that I have everyone’s attention, it’s time to introduce you to this season’s most desirable trend: The Thigh-High boot.

Shoe-licious

Shoe-licious

At the recent couture shows in Paris, footwear took centre stage. Classic and luxe lace-up ankle boots strutted the runway at the Chanel couture show while at the Valentino catwalk next door, models swished and sashayed in points with extravagant, black satin frilled detailing and feather trimming that elegantly wrapped around feet and ankles in a way that made audiences gasp and gawk and got fashionistas and editors scribbling… Yes even though that happened, Vogue is calling the thigh-high boot the hottest, sexiest new ‘IT’ item.

And when Vogue says “Buy”, you say, “How much?”

Stars hit the high street in fashion's latest trend

Stars hit the high street in fashion's latest trend

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