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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CHEF VINCENT MENAGER, STK & MELIA HOTELS

VINCENT MENAGER, Global Corporate Chef for STK Restaurants and Me London Hotel, originates from the small village of St Cere, near Brive La  Gaillarde, in the Perigord region in the south west of France. After working for a period in South East Asia, and wanting to be a bit closer to his family in France, he arrived […]

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL: THE FRANKLIN HOTEL

A HIDDEN GEM IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE: The very first ‘Rock Star’ hotel Anouska Hempel designed was ‘Blake’s’ in the heart of South Kensington and I still remember the buzz of going down the spiral staircase from the lobby to the restaurant and bar area. You just never knew who’d just be sitting there in the minuscule […]

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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