Some of you may have read about the unfortunate incident I found myself in last weekend, but this was temporally cast aside as I was a guest of Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900 for the Gent's Experience Day. I would like to say a huge thanks to Paul and Sam for a great day and for accommodating my new found inability to eat or have my face touched (all will be explained) and let me give a talk on social media, blogging and trends in between. We started the morning at The Delaunay on Aldywch to meet the team, have some superb breakfast and give the new phones a go. They only came out a fortnight ago but they have a great user experience for those used to Windows systems, as well as being simple and straight forward whilst being incredibly focused on social media. Oh, the camera is also really great quality; all these shots are from the phone but forgive my often rubbish photography skills.
From here it was off to Murdoch's in Covent Garden for a wet-shave, something I have always wanted, however I had to opt for a hair, beard and brow trim due to having a fractured jaw. Whilst it was a disappointment, it was great to have a real barber give a traditional maintenance experience; which Aaron from Individualism took a shot of, below, in front of all the great interest pieces on the wall. From Covent Garden and after a quick car ride to Leather Lane in the city, we had a coffee tasting experience at Prufrock Coffee, which was an incredible and educational experience. There is quite the technique to tasting and experiencing coffee, as well as hundreds of different flavours and treatments to get a great quality bean. The cafe is a haven for all coffee lovers, with a great selection of home-made cakes to enjoy with a caffeine fix, but this place is to be savoured, not dropped into like a high street chain.
By the time I has finished here, I headed over to Kettners in Soho for my talk (nothing to do with the Windows phone experience) but dropped in after with my morning team once again to make my own fragrance. This is quite a complex thing to do however I was guided to a perfect combination of various scents such as Musk, Grass and Balsamic for a masculine but fresh cologne I called Summer Breeze; perfect for a scorching day.
Give the new Lumia a go; you may be surprised at this new generation of smart phones - and enjoy the pics below.