Upgraded Website

Posted in Cigars with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by Eray

Hey CTC fans

Happy New Year and welcome to 2013 (Mayans what happened?)

I bet you are thinking “what happened to all that amazing stuff Cut The Cap used to write about?”

Well we haven’t retired but we have upgraded our website and can now be found at www.cutthecap.com
When you have time check us out. We still have all the great stuff you love to read from cigars to film and music to gaming but we’ve even taken more steps to give you what you want to read.

Don’t forget to check us out at www.cutthecap.com and like us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Search: Cutthecap

Many thanks all

The CTC family

www.cutthecap.com

Red Market In Full Swing In Shoreditch

Posted in Going Out, Misc with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by ethemethem

We just had to return! This summer sees Red Market re-open for business with a variety of food stalls from Malaysian delicacies to authentic Turkish kebabs and a French crepiere (is that the right word for them?).

Red Market again features all the food stalls you’d expect from a food market with the added delight of a beach corner (complete with sand, deck chairs and hammocks), a licensed bar, and even DJ’s in the evening to get the party started. We love the mix and its a great way to spend your lunch hour or unwind after work.

Check out our gallery of quick snaps we took before the food tempted us away from the blogging:

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Art at Playboy Club London announces: ‘The Italian Job’

Posted in Going Out, Lifestyle, Man About Town with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Back in March of this year the Iconic Playboy Club London, on 14 Old Park Lane, Mayfair launched the ‘Art at Playboy’ initiative to critical acclaim. The club has since been playing host to a number of top artists & photographers spanning the decades in association with Chester’s famous Watergate Street Gallery. Over 10 internationally artists (including Philip Townsend & Ed Chapman to date) will be exhibiting and selling their finest work across the year in this intimate gallery space immersed within the hub of the club’s Players Lounge.

The Italian Job in association with the Watergate Street Gallery, launches at the Playboy Club, Mayfair, London

The Italian Job in association with the Watergate Street Gallery, launches at the Playboy Club, Mayfair, London

June 21st was a big day in Cut the Cap dairy as we were lucky enough to see not 1 but 3 extraordinary artists taking over the walls of 14 Old Park with an exhibition titled: ‘The Italian Job’. This follows Ed Chapman’s phenomenally successful ‘Then & Now’ mosaic exhibition.

The Cut The Cap chiefs

The Cut The Cap chiefs

As artists are all Italian and the club paid homage with an Italian themed menu for the duration of the exhibition, as well as Amalfi Coast inspired canapés for our private view on Thursday. Art at Playboy’ is presented alongside Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish cognac and opulent cocktails created by Italian Maestro Salvatore Calabrese will be served at this prestigious event, demonstrating the versatility of this iconic cognac.

Playboy bunnies, Julia and Farrah showcasing the fine drinks menu

Playboy bunnies, Julia and Farrah showcasing the fine drinks menu

Within this environment, Vanni Saltarelli, Angelo Bellini and Ray Sorveno will be showcasing their stunning and very different art styles – all of which is for sale – for 6 weeks from June 22nd!

Art lovers – both members and non members alike – now have an exclusive chance to see (and purchase) the art over a 6 week period for each exhibition before a new artist steps into the gallery.
Viewings for ‘The Italian Job’ commence on June 22nd for 6 weeks between 12-9p, 7 days a week. For more information email art@playboyclublondon.com

Taken 2 Gets a Trailer

Posted in Film with tags , , , , on June 22, 2012 by Eray

That’s right Liam Neeson is back and this time he’s talking the family with him.

Taken 2 takes off from the first film with the bad guys dad taking revenge for all the deaths in the first film.

The film is set in Istanbul, Turkey which is great for me as it means I won’t need to read the subtitles.
Check out the trailer here:

We all know Puma makes you look good but now it makes you smell great too…

Posted in Lifestyle, Man About Town with tags , , , on June 20, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Woah, what’s that I hear you say?! Puma do fragrances? Yep that’s right people, Puma Fragrances have been busy doing what many have tried and failed at – bottling style! Thankful they have succeed and the latest result, PUMA YELLOW & GREEN FRAGRANCES!

As summer fast approaches us (yes it’s not technically here yet) PUMA  Fragrances have proudly launched the new limited edition duo, PUMA Yellow for her and PUMA Green for him…

[Insert light bulb sound effect here] Hold up we think we’ve seen a pattern here… fast forward 10 minutes, research complete and we now have it on good authority that PUMA Yellow & PUMA Green have taken their inspiration from the beautiful country of Jamaica, capturing the energizing colours, glorious sunshine and the relaxed joyful mood of its people, and putting it in a bottle!

It’s fair to say most of us have experienced the joy of waking up to see the sun beaming from the sky, bathing the world in warmth. The sense of optimism and positive energy it creates inspires you to get up and start the day feeling your best. PUMA Yellow and PUMA Green are created to do just that: refreshing, revitalising, and with an unexpected twist, they are designed to help you kick-start your day with a splash of sunshine!

With this in mind who better to represent the fragrances than one of the most joyful and energetic athletes in the world… Usain Bolt!

When we caught up with him, and by ‘caught up’ we mean read the press release, this is what he said: “PUMA Green is great. Cool like me! “ Usain Bolt has declared “As far as PUMA Yellow is concerned, I would be attracted to any woman who’d wear it!’ It’s a wonderful fragrance! On top the colours yellow and green play a very important role in my life, as the colours of the Jamaican flag. Indeed, they are very close to my heart!  It is not only about the fragrances, both of which I love; it’s also about the way they look – wonderful! It’s all about light. PUMA Green and PUMA Yellow definitely bring joy to me!”  – Pretty glowing report if you ask us!

Ok here’s the technical stuff for those of you that have stayed with us…

PUMA Yellow for her:

Puma Yellow for Her

Puma Yellow for Her

The perfumer was inspired to create this scintillating fragrance by the idea of an early summer’s day spent in a beautiful setting, lying on the grass surrounded by wild flowers. The sunshine blinks through the trees and a gentle, fragrant breeze envelops the scene. The result is a fresh and energising fragrance which will lift your mood, enabling you to start each day with joy and energy. PUMA Yellow brings out the sun, with its sparkling, fresh and fruity top notes of bergamot and apple. The fragrance then evolves into a bright bouquet of elegant magnolia, luxurious rose, dazzling violet and luscious freesia, rounded off by sensual orris, sandalwood and cedar wood, allowing the scent to finally develop into warm and comforting base notes.

 

Puma Green For Him

Puma Green For Him

PUMA Green for him:

Creating PUMA Green, the perfumer imagined the experiences of a group of friends at a glistening lake, on a hot summer’s day. They bask in the warmth of the gleaming sun and then jump into the refreshing water; splashing around, enjoying each others’ company in the natural beauty of their surroundings. PUMA Green is created so you can wake up in the morning and experience the natural power of its lush green accord, surrounded by violet leaves and lily of the valley. Then let the invigorating freshness of the water splash accord drift over you, like a morning shower. Finally, the fragrance is rounded off by the comforting sensuality of Madagascan vanilla and white cedar wood.

 

THE LINE-UP

With a full range of Eau de Toilette sizes, PUMA Yellow and PUMA Green are available to lift your mood, so you can bring on the day!

PUMA Yellow, for her…

EDT 20ml RRP £10.00/€10.95, 40ml RRP £16.00/€17.95, 60ml RRP £22.00/€24.95, 90ml RRP £30.00/€34.95

PUMA Green, for him…

EDT 25ml RRP £10.00/€10.95, 40ml RRP £16.00/€17.95, 60ml £22.00/€24.95, 90ml £30.00/€34.95

PUMA Yellow and PUMA Green will be available from 15 June 2012 for three months only

 


Nightgames – Secret Selfridges Olympic Pop-Up Bar

Posted in Cigars, Drink, Going Out with tags , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Our good friends over at DesignMyNight know a thing or two when it comes to great new bars in town so we tend to listen when they speak. And speak they have – ‘Nightgames’ – London’s newest pop-up bar is coming and has really caught our eye… Question is, how do we get membership to the hottest place in town?!

OK OK enough of the prelude what is this new bar they speak of?

Well DesignMyNight have described it as a brand new, exclusive and highly secret pop-up bar, that will be opening on the 26th of July to members only – membership to this highly sought-after bar is strictly by invitation only. A glamorous assortment of golds, leathers and disco balls, Nightgames features a collection of beautiful private parlours available for members to hire, where guests are treated to access to the secret backstage, priority access to the outside terrace, an allocation of magnum bottles of champagne, spirits, lager, food, and unlimited mixers & soft drinks.

Nightgames

Nightgames’ main club room is a treat for the senses; decadent, luxurious and sumptuous.

Also featuring a Terrace – adorned with filligree garden furniture, illuminated mirrors, golden flamingos, and large palm trees. The entertainment at Nighthgames could be described as an immersive disco experience, ranging from a live big band to curated DJ sets. This top secret club of decadence and luxury is only open for 12 nights and is set to be the invite of the Summer.

Nightgames Terrace

Nightgames’ terrace is a beautiful rooftop experience in the heart of the West End.

Unfortunately we haven’t found out if you can smoke cigars there yet – do let us know if find out by leaving a comment below…

Cut The Cap does The Amazing Spiderman Premiere

Posted in Film, Man About Town with tags , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Tonight Cut the Cap was lucky enough to get their hands on tickets to the hotly anticipated film The Amazing Spiderman…

Man About Town with the obligatory backboard shot at the Amazing Spiderman Premiere

And tonights was no ordinary premiere as it was the first one to he held at Leicester Square since the reopening of the gardens – and we’re pleased to say the guys at Sony Pictures didn’t disappoint.

The whole square was transformed into a spider’s web with the Spiderman logo and hanging high above the Red Carpet – It looked great!

The Amazing Spiderman Premiere

Man About Town aka Luke from Cut The Cap on the Red Carpet

Pleasingly for us and the crowds that had gathered the entire cast turned up too!

For those of you unfamiliar with the latest reboot the awesome and very British Andrew Garfield (of Social Network fame) plays Spiderman, Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans plays The Lizard / Dr. Curt Connors. There are also parts for Dennis Leary as Captain Stacy and Martin Sheen Uncle Ben.
Be sure (as is common with all Marvel films) to look out for Stan Lee… he a School Librarian in this film…

The Amazing Spiderman Cast

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans with Director Marc Webb

I don’t think I should have been filming (the multiple security gaurds saying ‘put your phone away’ was the clue) but here’s Andrew Garfield chatting away:

And until the UK release on July 3rd here’s the trailer to wet you appetite …