ROCK STARS OF THE KITCHEN: CHEF PAUL BARBOSA

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 […]

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: TIPS FROM THE BEST HOSTS AROUND THE WORLD

Whether a hotel or a private residence, the guest experience is paramount with the initial ‘welcome’ being the start of what should be a memorable journey. When I have friends to stay, I try and adopt the very best of good hospitality into my own home – whether it is a personalised mini-bar in the […]

NICKY SUMMER: INTERIOR DESIGN MATTERS

NICKY SUMMER: Ready for business after lockdown? I am. This is the type of ladylike ensemble I wear for mid-morning presentations to my interior design clients. After everything relating to the decor and furnishing has been discussed, I generally take them somewhere decent nearby to finalise the details of scheduling, timing, budget, etc. We do […]

DIANA, 007 & INVESTMENT DRESSING

IMAGES ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta in a midnight blue gown by Victor Edelstein; wearing a scarlet red gown by Bruce Oldfield; wearing a little black dress by Christina Stambolian; wearing an ivory beaded gown and jacket by Hachi; wearing a one shoulder beaded gown in ivory by Hachi; wearing […]

NOBU & ROBERT DE NIRO: WAITING…

NICKY SUMMER: A few things on social media have kept me going through lockdown, amongst them Nobus’ simple but delicious home made recipes (seen below) including avocado and lightly scrambled egg on white toast. Yum! My first visit to a Nobu restaurant was to his understated icon of Japanese/Peruvian fusion gastronomy, ‘Matsuhisa’ in LA; not […]

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