DEER PARK COUNTRY HOUSE: ENGLAND’S HIDDEN GEM

DEER PARK COUNTRY HOUSE is a stunningly beautiful special event venue located in east Devon, England. Set just ten minutes drive from the coast and it’s golden beaches, within rolling hills and winding lanes, this unspoilt location attracts visitors from around the world due to it’s natural beauty, generous hospitality and quintessentially English tone. Making […]

HIDDEN GEMS: THE 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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

ROCK STARS OF THE ART WORLD: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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LUXURY LIFESTYLE: THREE HIDDEN GEMS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

HIDDEN GEMS BY NICKY SUMMER ‘CARAT’ BY CARTIER: “Entering the peaceful walled garden at Deer Park Country House during autumn is like being showered with a kaleidoscope of scent – late blooming roses, full blown lilies, honeysuckle, lavender, neroli, fig, lemon blossom… precisely what perfumer Mathilde Laurent was aiming to achieve with the new Cartier […]

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