Radio Kimchi Kpop fair

Radio Kimchi UK hosts what is said to be the UK’S only K-Pop radio show from their base in Kingston / New Malden. This is their first major physical event. Stay up to date by checking out the event’s Facebook page K-POP Fair 2018 Sun 25th Nov at 2:00pm – 5:30pm O2 Academy | Islington […]

K-Beauty pop-up store @Westfield White City

Get ready for the cold and dry weather with a wide range of Korean beauty products at q pop-up store at Westfield: K-beauty Pop-up Store Westfield London | Ariel Way | White City | London W12 7GF 29th October – 4th November 2018 More information: The pop-up store will be located on the ground […]

Seahyun Lee in Ferragamo collaboration

Congratulations to Seahyun Lee, who has regularly exhibited in the UK, on his collaboration with fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo, which was launched today. His trademark Between Red series is appearing on silk squares, scarves and other designer items – also available in colours other than red. But they’re only available in Korea.

So now you can buy posh soju at Fortnums

LKL’s soju of choice is 좋은데이, distilled in Sancheong County using the pure waters from Jirisan Mountain. You can’t get it in London as far as I’m aware, and it’s pretty hard to find in Seoul, the two most familiar brands being 참이슬 and 처음처럼. All these are entry-level brands, and the latter two are […]

Premium Korea at Harrods

A high profile four-week exhibition of some of Korea’s luxury brands is just coming to an end. I can only speculate as to how much KOTRA paid to hire the Exhibition Gallery at Harrods for four weeks. But space at the UK’s premier luxury department store doesn’t come cheap, and it must have taken a […]

Two Korean T-shirts

How do you show off your affiliation with Korea through what you wear? For women, a nice silk scarf – though inevitably this restricts you to formal wear and non-summer months. For men, maybe an understated way is through your necktie – but who wears ties nowadays? Plenty of ties and scarves are available in […]

Rain Rain, Come Again

Bella Frey gets star-struck. And who can blame her? Rain in London in January, nothing unusual there. However Rain, as in Jung Ji-hoon, South Korea’s delightfully handsome mega pop star and actor, in London is definitely a once in a blue moon event. As soon as the news hit Facebook that he would be here […]

Special K-Drama deal at YesAsia for North Americans

If you’re a K-drama fan based in the US or Canada there’s loads of special offers available on the YesAsia US site. Here’s their blurb: Enjoy up to 84% off English-subtitled Korean Dramas at! Our extensive selection includes K-Drama classics like Dae Jang Geum, My Lovely Sam-Soon, Happy Together, and more. Some titles are […]

Pojagi wrapping cloths take off in America

Pojagi wrapping cloths get a new lease of life in America with the Bobo Wrapping Scarf, created by Korean-American Patricia Lee. # Described as “eco-luxe reusable wraps,” the bobos are now available in luxurious Asian-inspired brocades, trendy animal prints, quirky stripes and floral patterns. Source: Korea Times

Boost your DVD collection

Thanks to Saharial for pointing out that has a few bargains right now. Here’s a selection of some of the Korean films on offer, starting with the cheapest: £1.99 Once upon a time in High School Typhoon special 2 disc ed £2.99 Doll Master £3.99 Arahan Memories of Murder The Host City of Violence […]