ROCK STARS OF THE KITCHEN: CHEF PAUL BARBOSA JR

PAUL BARBOSA JR is a private chef who also offers catering services in the Los Angeles area. His client list is like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the world of entertainment, although he’s much too discreet to mention names… however, you only have to take a quick look at his Instagram page to appreciate the profile […]

ROCK STARS OF HOSPITALITY: OUR DAY IN L.A.

If you like falling asleep to the sound of the waves when visiting LA, you can either rent a beach house just north of the city or book a suite at The Malibu Beach Inn; this recently refurbished 5* hotel is the closest to the surf anywhere along the coast. The hotel is positioned directly […]

THE OCEAN GALLERIES: WORLDWIDE

One of the subjects most regularly featured here at City & Beach Magazine is ART, and we’re therefore delighted to have launched THE OCEAN GALLERIES in conjunction with The Year Of Coasts & Waters 2020 – offering unique artworks to our clients and friends. The pop-up galleries in Malibu, Scotland and Venezia are to exhibit […]

CHARLIE ROPER: JEWELLERY FOR THE HOME

THERE’S A FAMOUS STORY of a woman who approached Picasso in a restaurant, asked him to scribble something on a napkin, and said she would be happy to pay whatever he felt it was worth. Picasso complied and then said, “That will be $10,000.” “But you did that in thirty seconds,” the astonished woman replied. […]

BRUCE MUNRO: BEACON OF LIGHT

Described many years ago by a school tutor as just a ‘dreamer’, the award winning British designer BRUCE MUNRO has been turning his imagination into reality over the past twenty years by creating outstanding light sculptures around the world. His unique installations have been seen across the USA, the UK, France, the UAE, Barbados, South […]

THE ART OF FRENCH LIVING

CAROLYN QUARTERMAINE is a multi media artist – producing paintings, photography, cyanotypes, whimsical hand-painted fabrics and other forms of art and design. Over the years her work has appeared on the covers of VOGUE Living, Marie Claire Maison, ELLE Decoration and ELLE Interiors, amongst many other upscale international lifestyle magazines. Carolyn is based between Kensington […]

DR LYLAH: THE HAUTE COUTURE DOCTOR

HB HEALTH medi-spa in Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, owned by the American businesswoman Heather Bird Tchenguiz, is a magnet to the bold and the beautiful and the affiliated doctors and therapists truly walk their talk – not only are they super-qualified but most look like they’ve just stepped out of a 007 movie or off the […]

ROCK STARS OF SKINCARE: ONE OCEAN BEAUTY

ONE OCEAN BEAUTY: WHERE NATURE MEETS SCIENCE This new rockstar of skincare is for those who are serious about their health, beauty and general wellbeing. The team behind the new unisex skincare just ‘get’ their audience and only a few months on from launch, the brand already has a huge international celebrity following. The highlight […]

FLAWLESS DIAMONDS OF THE DORCHESTER

“The Dorchester was, and still is, the elite hotel – the choice of film stars and show business legends.” William Boyd, Author NICKY SUMMER: THERE’S ONE VERY BRITISH ICON that’s right up there at the top of the ‘must-do’ list of any luxury aficionado, and that’s The Dorchester on Park Lane. The gilt embellished decor […]

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL: THE FRANKLIN HOTEL

A HIDDEN GEM IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE: The very first ‘Rock Star’ hotel Anouska Hempel designed was ‘Blake’s’ in the heart of South Kensington and I still remember the buzz of going down the spiral staircase from the lobby to the restaurant and bar area. You just never knew who’d just be sitting there in the minuscule […]

ROCK STARS OF LUXURY: ‘THOMPSON FERRIER’

RAFFI ARSLANIAN is the founder of Thompson Ferrier, a Manhattan based company that creates luxury perfumed decorative candles designed to have a distinct presence in the home. The majority of his client list comprises of a dedicated cult-following of confident women who love to meticulously manage their home decor. Raffi’s success, and that of Thompson Ferrier, […]

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