EVENTS: THE CARTIER RACING AWARDS

THE CARTIER AWARDS, hosted by Harry Herbert the founder of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, are acclaimed as Europe’s most prestigious equine awards and are justifiably recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry. The annual event is attended by a ‘Who’s Who’ of the racing world and Managing Director of Cartier, Laurent Feniou, has ensured the awards […]

HIDDEN GEMS: DEER PARK CLASSIC CARS

“Any memorable hotel experience starts with a gracious welcome that carries all the way through to a highly polished ending… When I arrived one early summer’s evening at Honiton station, I was expecting to take a local cab to Deer Park Country House, but no, they kindly sent a chauffeur-driven 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom to […]

THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD…

Anyone who’s in any way associated with the arts knows the name Simon de Pury – one of the most charismatic and pivotal figures in that arena. Simon, a multi-lingual Swiss art auctioneer, collector, DJ and artist, is often referred to as the ‘Mick Jagger of art auctions’ due to his masterful and exciting style […]

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 […]

RICHARD MIERS: THE ART OF THE LANDSCAPE

RICHARD MIERS is an acclaimed international garden designer with 25 years’ experience, designing and then organising the building of gardens and landscapes all over the UK and abroad. Richard’s style is classical/contemporary, with paired down simplicity, yet offers a softness in the planting. In our conversation below, Richard answers a few questions about his favourite […]

DEER PARK: THE ART OF HOSPITALITY

DEER PARK COUNTRY HOUSE is a gorgeous Georgian property set in 80 acres of private land near Honiton in East Devon. Here, everything is art – from the rolling landscape dotted with colour through to the extensive vintage car collection – including a Rolls Royce, Mercedes and Bentley… The butterfly meadow; the immaculate organic walled […]

CHRIS LEVINE: A RARE DIAMOND

Light artist CHRIS LEVINE is probably best known for creating the now iconic image ‘Lightness Of Being’ and also ‘Equanimity’, both portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. Over the course of his career, he has worked on a multitude of collaborative projects with major names in music, performance, installation, fashion and design including Philip Treacy, Kate […]

NICKY SUMMER: ART OF INTERIORS

“Art is a huge subject for me and is mainly what drew me towards my second career in interior design. One of the first properties I decorated, in a development by architect Sir Norman Foster, was furnished around pieces on loan from a Chelsea gallery that included silver framed lithographs by Picasso in the double […]

CAROLYN QUARTERMAINE: 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 […]

PRET-A-PORTEA AT THE BERKELEY

Luxury hotel Q&A between designer/presenter Nicky Summer and City & Beach Magazine at The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge, London Where are you and what are you doing? Taking tea at The Berkeley Hotel in London – the Pret-A-Portea – the most special afternoon tea I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to recently. This must be […]

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