It’s not every day that you chow down on a hotdog before 10am – especially when it’s accompanied by a glass of champagne – but when London’s coolest restaurant Bubbledogs agreed to open up early for our next issue of Audi Magazine we simply couldn’t refuse. It turns out that the quirky culinary pairing is actually a match made in heaven. To find out more about this posh take on a classic, keep your eyes peeled for the spring issue of Audi (available as an iPad app), where we’ll reveal our pick of the best of the UK’s gourmet fast food spots.
Haute dog for breakfast
This year’s weather may have left a lot to be desired so far, but we were on hand to help Marie Curie Cancer Care bring a piece of sunshine to 500,000 of its supporters in the shape of Shine On magazine. For this new issue we went to visit the terminally ill patients who are learning to paint at the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford. And we met some of the supporters getting involved in the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal this spring. As usual we were left feeling totally inspired by the great work of this fantastic charity, and its passionate supporters.
We were in Geneva this week for the first of the two major annual watch fairs, Le Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH as it’s known. SIHH is where the world’s finest watchmaking brands showcase their latest creations – we’re talking Cartier, Montblanc, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin among others, and watches that can cost seven figures. We produce luxury watch magazine Calibre for our client Watches of Switzerland, and there’ll be a special feature devoted to new watches in the next issue, out in the spring. Before that, we’ve just posted a blog about the best in show that went live today – read it on Watches of Switzerland’s website here.
Audi Update goes live
The new issue of Audi Update was emailed out to prospects across the country this week. For the first edition of 2014, we drove some of the latest Audi models to go on sale, including the stunning A3 Cabriolet, luxurious A8, and the thunderous RS 7 Sportback. Using beautiful photography from the recently published print Audi Magazine, we also included our ‘quattro club’ story, in which we spoke to 10 people who drive Audis with quattro. You can visit the Audi Update site here – and if you want to sign up, then click here.
Gearing up for Goodwood
Ahead of the inaugural race meeting for Goodwood Road Racing Club members in March, Northstar has produced a Berliner-style newsletter for members. The new GRRC newsletter will keep the club’s enthusiasts abreast of the latest developments at Goodwood, as well as the new event, the 72nd Members’ Meeting, which is set to become a firm fixture in the social calendar alongside the Festival of Speed and Revival. In 2013, we were heavily involved in the Festival of Speed’s 20th anniversary celebrations when we produced a book and exhibition to mark the occasion.