ENTERTAINMENT ON FIRE: JAM HOT BAND

Lead vocalist Melissa Asbridge (above, centre) together with her husband Paul founded the Jam Hot Showband, a 10-21 piece ensemble that’s been performing for many years at luxury events of all descriptions around the globe. Here we talk with Melissa about the band and how it can add a super hot highlight to your private […] Read more…

‘FOR LOVERS’ BY FRAGRANCE DU BOIS

Perfume has long been associated with romance – historically, women rarely bought perfume for themselves, being nearly always having it gifted to them by an admirer – and this tradition has resulted in many beautiful, dazzling and incredibly romantic concoctions from all corners of the globe. When it comes to a truly seductive number that […] Read more…

FOCUS ON THE CHILTERN FIREHOUSE

BY NICKY SUMMER London icons – there are a few… Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The 02 Centre, The Shard – and the fabulous, much loved Chiltern Firehouse! After the extravagant lighting displays of the Queens Platinum Jubilee, I decided to return here, to one of London’s most unique establishments, and study exactly what […] Read more…

NINA NAUSTDAL, QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Residing in London, Norwegian ’wonder woman’ Nina Naustdal is a highly-recognised face both in the media and on the red carpet; truly the embodiment of the self-made woman, Nina has evolved from international athlete to fashion model, influencer, designer, TV personality, singer, actor and award-winning lifestyle entrepreneur of global renown… Nina is a believer of […] Read more…

CA’ SAGREDO, VENEZIA: A STEP INTO THE PAST

BY NICKY SUMMER: Palazzo Ca Sagredo is the epitome of what visitors expect of a grand Venetian hotel – a living museum in the sestiere of Cannaregio filled with exquisite tapestries and art. The collection is housed in a Byzantine property built back in the 14th century by the eminent Morosini family; central to the […] Read more…

CREATE THE AMBIENCE OF A 15C. PALAZZO HOTEL

BY NICKY SUMMER Wherever we travel, we find that the decor in the most exclusive locations all feature handcrafted furnishings that have been built to stand the test of time; this is particularly so in the luxury hotels of Venice, Italy, where unique, traditional pieces lend an established air to the property. Often our residential […] Read more…

A COSY WEEKEND: RELAIS CHRISTINE, PARIS

BY NICKY SUMMER: Relais Christine is tucked away along a tiny, quiet street in Saint Germain des Pres on the Left Bank, just moments walk from La Seine and set amongst all the beautiful ateliers of the area; Picasso’s former studio (above) is located around the corner on Rue Des Grand Augustins and there’s a […] Read more…

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: LISA GRIFFITHS HAIR & MAKEUP

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: “Even after years of having my hair and makeup done for professional modelling jobs, I still love getting dressed up and trying out the latest brands of cosmetics and hair products. I’m continually inspired by current trends, tho’ I tend to stick within the boundaries of a fairly natural look, day […] Read more…

GARDEN GETAWAYS: CHRISTMAS UNBOXING

NICKY SUMMER: By whatever mode of transport Santa Claus arrives for the holidays – Porsche or sleigh – direct him to your secret escape at the end of your garden – the perfect place to enjoy a drink, watch a movie, relax over dinner and also unbox your gifts on Christmas morning – cosy, private […] Read more…

AUTUMNAL VIBES: KEY TO THE CHATEAU

OCTOBER COVER STORY: Behind a high wall in the elegant 16th arrondissement sits an exquisite 19th century chateau; Saint James Paris is housed in a 19th-century mansion, surrounded by lush private gardens and a peaceful, manicured courtyard with latticed dining pavilion. This beautifully restored club hotel is positioned on the fringes of the Bois de […] Read more…

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