COASTAL VIBES: NICOLA O’MARA

At this time of year, everyone is abandoning the city for the coast and one of the most popular destinations is Cornwall – home of long sandy beaches, crystal clear aqua waters, world-class surfing and some of the best seafood in the land. One expert in the area is award-winning interior designer Nicola O’Mara who […] Read more…

CREATE THE AMBIENCE OF AN 15C. PALAZZO HOTEL

BY NICKY SUMMER Wherever we travel, we find that the decor in the most exclusive locations all feature handcrafted furnishings that have been built to stand the test of time; this is particularly so in the luxury hotels of Venice, Italy, where unique, traditional pieces lend an established air to the property. Often our residential […] Read more…

SPARKLING JEWELS FROM ZAFIRO HOMES

Mickey Garner is Managing Director of Zafiro Homes, located in the idyllic town of Beaconsfield in the south east of England where his outstanding residences have won awards and the company is recognised as being at the forefront of luxury home building today. Here we chat with Mickey, one of the voices of the industry, […] Read more…

FEELS LIKE SUMMER: 3 OF THE BEST BEACH CLUBS, CANNES

BY NICKY SUMMER HYDE BEACH CLUB: Hyde Beach Club is one of my favourite spots for cocktail hour – a freshly made strawberry daiquiri in hand, watching the sun slide down over the sea and into the hills beyond. Then a fresh Salad Nicoise on the table, a glass or two of Provençal rose, great […] Read more…

BELLISSIMA! ITALY WITH A TRAVEL AFICIONADO

Ava Hallin, an events and hospitality student at Chico State University in California, is currently in Verona for the summer. Her love of travel brought her from Santa Cruz on the west coast and for the past two months she’s been in Italy, travelling to see the sights of Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Venice. Here […] Read more…

SHINING A LIGHT ON THE CHILTERN FIREHOUSE

BY NICKY SUMMER London icons – there are a few… Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The 02 Centre, The Shard – and the fabulous, much loved Chiltern Firehouse! After the extravagant lighting displays of the Queens Platinum Jubilee, I decided to return here, to one of London’s most unique establishments, and study exactly what […] Read more…

LUXURY WALL ART: MS DESIGN STUDIO

Both Dior and Dolce & Gabbana (below) have gone with a blue and white floral theme recently and you can now bring this vibe to your home. View the MS DESIGN STUDIO collection of luxury printed wallpapers here in a few days time along with a profile on the founder… Read more…

THE MARTINEZ: A POSTCARD FROM CANNES

CANNES is a place of celebration all year round; there’s always something happening, summer or winter – the most notable event being the annual Film Festival held mid-May that attracts movie superstars from around the world. After a two year hiatus, the awards are back – and the guests are in for a treat; while […] Read more…

GRAPHENSTONE: PAINT IT, BLACK

BLACK, the enduring colour of high fashion that never goes out of style – whether used in couture design out of Paris and Milan, or the home decor of NYC and central London. Black is a favourite colour of decorators and architects as it exudes timeless sophistication and provides the perfect backdrop for art while […] Read more…

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