‘WHEN A TORNADO MEETS A VOLCANO’

Allegra Handelsman has inherited many of the fine qualities that took her parents to huge success – on first appearance, she has the cool, calm, demure and modest demeanour of her mother, top lifestyle PR Elizabeth Crompton-Batt; dig a little deeper and Allegra has all the independence, resilience and dynamism of her father, leading developer […] Read more…

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: THE CORDONY KITCHEN

Over the past months, home catering services around the world have been essential – convenient, comforting and providing a small luxury for those locked up at home. Three outstanding services we recommend include Julie Anne Rhodes of The Roving Stove in Los Angeles for delicious, specially tailored menus, Alessandro Verdenelli of Sushi Cupcake in London […] Read more…

BON SOIR, PARIS! LAST OF THE SUMMER RAYS

WHEN THE CRILLON on Place De La Concorde in Paris reopened after lockdown, the hotel adapted quickly to the new normality by offering their guests and VIP visitors exactly what they most wanted – outdoor cocktails and canapés in a laid back setting where they could socialise freely and watch the sun go down with […] Read more…

AUGUST 2021: INTERIOR LOFT LONDON

September 2021 sees the international Maison & Objet (9-13th Sept.) interiors exhibition in Paris, back after an absence of 18 months on the design calendar due to lockdown. Just prior to that event, during August, we’ll be showcasing a new interiors brand, INTERIOR LOFT LONDON, who’s appearance on the scene coincides perfectly with the return […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

SIMON DE PURY: THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD…

GOING…GOING…GONE! Over a year ago events around the world came to an immediate halt as lockdown was announced. Gone were the summer galas, weddings and product launches as we instead got used to dressing up to stay at home, Zoom parties replacing cocktail parties. The impact on the huge number of international event suppliers was […] Read more…

COME STAY WITH ‘ME’ IN NEVERLAND…

“One of the keys to a fantastic hotel experience is the quality of the service, and from the very first moment you enter ME London, the staff set the tone; although  I arrived off a flight in the dead of night, the reception could not have been more welcoming. The vibe at this 5 star luxury hotel […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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