Peter Andre opens a coffee shop, Adele has a carnival at home and Koomson at charity signing
We were delighted to be invited along to the opening of Peter Andre’s New York Coffee Club opening in Brighton last week. Pete was there with his whole family and a host of celeb guests. Pete’s venture in Brighton is his second coffee shop opening, he already has the very successful New York Coffee Club in East Grinstead which he opened last November. Pete and his brothers are huge coffee fans and they wanted to offer something extra to fellow coffee fans so Pete added a lovely bookshelf for people to chill out, have a beverage and read. For mums to relax, he has created a fab kids’ play area in the corner. The walls are adorned with pictures of New York and you really get an ‘NYC feel’ when you walk in. And of course, the coffee is delicious. Well done Pete – we will definitely be popping in on a regular basis.
Rolling in the deep fried chicken
How lovely is Adele’s boyfriend Simon Konecki? When the very heavily pregnant singing sensation was forced to rest up and therefore miss out on the Notting Hill Carnival celebrations recently, her wonderful BF knew just what to do. Brighton-based Simon threw a huge Notting Hill Carnival themed party just for her at home. According to tabloid reports, the party included the consumption of much fried chicken (well, she is eating for two) to the sounds of reggae music.
Adele is thought to have kept her pregnancy a secret for several months before it was announced in June, so she is rumoured to be giving birth any day. We wish her all the luck in the world and hope to see mother and baby in KFC on London Road soon.
Author gives a rise
One of our fave authors and Brighton resident Dorothy Koomson launched her latest novel, The Rose Petal Beach, with a special charity signing event at the Bandstand on Brighton Seafront on Friday 31 August. All proceeds from the sale of her novel during this signing went to Rise, an independent registered charity providing services for women, children, and young people affected by domestic abuse in Brighton, Hove and West Sussex.
Dorothy Koomson is the international bestselling author of seven novels, including The Ice-Cream Girls.
Dorothy Koomson said: “Ever since I conducted research for The Ice Cream Girls in 2009 (published 2010) the issue of domestic violence has been close to my heart. I wanted to do something around the launch of my latest novel, The Rose Petal Beach, to raise money for a local charity that helps improve the lives of those touched by abuse and domestic violence. I’m really pleased to be able to support the work that Rise do in this way.”
Rise said: “We are really pleased Dorothy has nominated Rise as the benefiting charity at her charity book signing. There is a real honesty in her writing, and it is an honour to be associated with her brilliant new book. The money raised will help local families affected by domestic abuse.”
The Rose Petal Beach is an emotional thriller and available to buy in the first week in September. Well worth a read.
v for lemon
Lisa from the office popped along to the VM Louder Lounge at V Festival and ran into the BAFTA winning TV legend Keith Lemon. Despite chilling in the lounge, Keith was more than happy to pose for pics with his fans and VIPs. After this rendezvous we felt we should go along to see his new movie Keith Lemon: The Film and it is hilarious. We love him even more now.
Spotted: the lovely Aston from boy band JLS at Brighton’s Moshi Moshi restaurant