The Bite Magazine - Summer 2019 - Issue 25

s we know several events have befallen the UK in the last few months. Theresa May will be stepping down as Prime Minister once a successor is elected; Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have been fighting nail and tooth for the position for the last month or so, with Johnson being the likely winner; and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has angered drivers even more with the introduction of the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) charge that affects older and more polluting cars. While these ‘things’ have been going on, some of us have been quite occupied with the christening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie and enjoying the hot weather as best we can, although it hasn’t quite matched the scorching temperatures of last year thus far. And while we are on the subject of the new parents, we were livid to learn that the press suggested comparing Meghan’s and Kate’s weddings to decide which one was the best. In this issue, we touch on the subject of weddings with a couture profile on Vera Wang who revolutionised the bridal industry in 1990, and a designer profile on Anne Barge, whose founder Anne Barge Clegg has been an influential pioneer of bridal wear for decades. Since 2014, the brand has been run by protégé Shawne Jacobs and her husband. We discover Shawne’s experiences and the influence Anne has had on her since she started working at the bridal brand in 2002. The ferocious and tough lady boss rapper Cardi B and the humble, down-to-earth philanthropist and social activist singer John Legend are our two music celebrities in this issue. We look a little further into Cardi B’s past, her beef with Nicki Minaj and her marital woes with husband Offset, while John Legend’s friendship with Kanye West which has been under the microscope since the singer disagreed on West’s support for Donald Trump, is our main focus. We experience some ‘omotenashi’ hospitality at Japanese restaurant Akira located at Japan House in High Street Kensington where they serve sashimi and sushi dishes as well as Robata oven grilled cuisine. And independent wine company Humble Grape celebrates by opening their fifth site in Canary Wharf. With a rotation of 30 wines available by the glass and 400 lines of wines by the bottle representing 16 wine-producing countries from 95 vineyards, a visit here is a must. Toyota has revived their legendary Supra almost 20 years after it was first launched with a Gazoo Racing version that already has buyers snapping them up. We look at what made the classic sports car so special and what the new model entails. Meanwhile, BMW has introduced the third model in the 8 Series, the Gran Coupe which has a design modelled on the two-seater. With three types to choose from, it will certainly be a hard decision to make for most drivers. Another issue with pages full of brilliant content and amazing images, we are sure you will thoroughly enjoy this as you turn the pages. We look forward to serving you in the next issue of Bite Magazine. editor’s letter Front Cover Credits Photographer: Tony Wellington Model: Katy Robinson @ First Model Management Make-Up: Giovanna Zac Hair Stylist: Gennaro Costabile All rights reserved. Reproduction of pictures, articles or artwork in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Copyright @ TRT Associates Ltd 2019 bite letter Natasha Yexley A Editor at Large