Kilian x Lucozade

This weeks Friday Five starts with some great behind the scene footage of Kilian Martin from the new Lucozade Sport Lite advert shoot in California. The full length Lucozade advert featuring both Kilian and DJ Fresh is rumoured to be aired in the coming weeks.


The Gentry Grooming Co Launch Party

On Thursday 21st April 2011, The Gentry Grooming Co (founded by Adele Lock, who was on first series of Lord Sugar’s The Apprentice) held an exclusive VIP launch party at The Living Room in Manchester to launch The Eye Cream, an age-defying eye cream that is over 93% natural, reduces under-eye bags, dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles and hydrates the delicate eye area.

Over 200 guests attended the exclusive VIP launch party, including Hollyoaks actors Ashley Taylor–Dawson (plays Darren Osbourne), Andy Moss (plays Rhys Ashworth), PJ Brennan (plays Doug Carter) and Hollyoaks actresses Jorgie Porter (plays Theresa McQueen) and Bronagh Waugh (plays Cheryl Brady).

The Gentry Grooming Co also held a charity raffle to raise money for Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer. EGO donated a bespoke set of handcrafted silver cufflinks worth £150 and The Gentry Grooming Co donated a luxurious Gentrification prize worth £150.

Acura X Dror

Acura and Studio Dror have collaborated to design a limited-edition desk inspired by the luxury automaker’s role in “Thor” the new Marvel film starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins.

The design of the desk combines elegance, sharpness, secrecy, advanced technology and efficiency–all elements Dror identified as akin to the spirit of his work and that of Acura.

Designed with the iconic Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent in mind, the Acura x “Thor” S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Desk created by Dror Benshetrit has the following features:

* Graphite and light wood base that supports a 200×70” desktop
* Finishing inspired by the Acura TL’s chassis
* Secret drawers and compartments
* Concealed Bose speakers
* Discreet iPhone/iPad docking station

The desk will be on display at DDCLAB , New York in May and in limited edition, price available upon request to enthusiasts.

Mr & Mrs Smith’s new online travel videos

The experts at Mr & Mrs Smith have put together a series of original films that reflect the style and revealing nature of their coveted guidebooks and award-winning website. Each hotel video includes a two-minute hotel review narrated by real life husband-and-wife acting team Louisa Patikas (The Archers) and Jonny Aris (Sherlock). As you’d expect from Mr & Mrs Smith, the reviews highlight the best rooms to book, top tables to nab in the restaurant and how to get the most out of your stay.

To round it off they also have some video cocktail masterclasses sponsored by Appleton Estate rum, carried out by each hotel’s star mixologist.


Korres Suncare

Not content with their original natural suncare collection, Greek brand Korres are back with theirr all new sun care range in 2011. The new Korres Sun Care range was created using highly beneficial nature-based ingredients to provide expert UVA and UVB protection. The entire range contains zero harsh chemicals, chemicals which can trigger photo-reactivity and petrochemicals, making every product completely free of: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffin Wax, Silicones, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol-amines, PEG, SLES, ALES, Synthetic Dye, Phthalates, Polycyclic Musks, Retinol and animal-by products. The new Korres Suncare range is available now at Niven & Joshua.