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 […]

EM BUTLERS: SECRET SERVICE

MAURICIO FREITAS, of internationally renowned EM Butlers, is a name that can be relied on in the hospitality business. He started the company in 2006, employing only highly trained British and European staff, after spending ten years working for one of the biggest catering companies in the UK plus an additional two years working as […]

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 […]

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. […]

FOOD FOR THE SOUL: DEER PARK COUNTRY HOUSE

NICKY SUMMER, APRIL 2020: Over the past six years, I’ve visited Deer Park Country House special event venue in Devon, England, three times – during Spring, Summer and Autumn/Fall, and each occasion has been equally uplifting  – you really do have to experience the level of hospitality for yourself to appreciate what I’m writing about in […]

LUCY PERFECT: THE PERFECT PORTRAIT FOR 2020

LUCY PERFECT is a London- based fine artist who paints portraits, nudes and animals. Always interested in people, anatomically, and what makes individuals who they are, Lucy is driven by a need to understand their thoughts, interests, how they feel about themselves and the world around them. Lucy’s aim is to capture the soul of her subjects, […]

THE OCEAN GALLERIES: WORLDWIDE

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

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 […]

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