EVA ESPRESSO: FROM LONDON TO PARIS IN A FLASH

Fashion and events photographer Eva Espresso might not have that exact name on her passport, however it’s certainly her identity. Probably best known for her work with Cartier, Paris Fashion Week and VOGUE diaries, British-born Eva is now firmly based in her spiritual home of Paris from where most of her work emanates. Here we […] Read more…

NICOLA O’MARA: AUTUMNAL VIBES ON THE COAST

Nicola O’Mara is best known for her fabulous coastal property renovations along with her choice of perfectly tailored furnishings and carefully thought-out styling. Here we discuss how to create the best cosy cottage ambience for Autumn/Winter 2022: Autumn in Cornwall is just magical and one of the best times to visit. The winds are wild, […] Read more…

GARDEN GETAWAYS FOR AUTUMN

Darren Cashford of Garden-Getaways designs and builds bespoke garden rooms, garden kitchens and undercover seating areas. Formerly a builder of timber framed properties, twelve years ago Darren built a garden room for his home – which he wanted to be an area his family could use all year around – as he says, he wanted […] Read more…

THE TALENTED MISS BOGLE: ‘NO ONE KNOWS’

Olivia Bogle is a twenty year old singer/songwriter from West London who has been surrounded by music all her life and writing songs since she was the age of eight – her first song was titled ‘Misery’, which she says her parents may have found slightly disturbing. After training classically, Olivia has taken musical influences […] Read more…

SAINT JAMES: THE KEY TO YOUR CHATEAU IN PARIS

COMING UP: OCTOBER BY NICKY SUMMER: The Saint James Paris Chateau Hotel and private club is located in the elegant 16th arrondissement of the city, situated within private walled gardens at the junction of Avenue Bugeaud and Rue des Belles Feuilles, not far from the Bois de Boulogne end of Avenue Foch. Read my review […] Read more…

‘SHE’S A KIND OF MAGIC’: MEET SOL REYES

Solange Reyes is a Brazilian cosmetic practitioner specialising in facial rejuvenation and lip augmentation treating both male and female patients between the ages of 18-70 years old. Outraged with the artificial and exaggerated results of aesthetic treatments in England, Solange studied, specialised and developed a revolutionary technique for lip augmentation, where natural results can be […] Read more…

THE MARTINEZ: A POSTCARD FROM CANNES

CANNES is a place of celebration all year round; there’s always something happening, summer or winter – the most notable event being the annual Film Festival held mid-May that attracts movie superstars from around the world. After a two year hiatus, the awards are back – and the guests are in for a treat; while […] Read more…

CREATE THE AMBIENCE OF AN 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…

ROYAL OCCASIONS: SHIBUMI STYLE

Summer may be over for this year, however there are plenty occasions to look forward to – cosy evenings spent at home, special events and the general excitement leading up to party season. Ruth Guise (above, middle) is the founder and owner of boutique fashion company ‘Shibumi’ based in Gloucestershire, England, which features designs in […] Read more…

MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS: SCENTED GARDENS

The view from The Martinez is exquisite – a bay of sparkling aquamarine punctuated by palm trees and pines. The landscape designer in charge of installing ‘LE JARDIN’ to the front of the property and maintaining is Christophe Nazarian of Nazarian Espaces Vert who has lived on the French Riviera for more than 20 years, […] Read more…

BONADEA: INSPIRED BY A ROMAN GODDESS

Gemma Martinez de Ana is the creative director of ‘Bonadea’, a brand she originally founded back in 2015 as an e-commerce site offering luxury tableware and home accessories. The company continues to operate successfully online, and now also has the most beautiful store on Pimlico Road – a key destination in London for decorators, interior […] Read more…

HAND-PAINTED WALLS AUTUMN/WINTER

Hand-painted wall coverings and finishes are one of the predominant features of interior decor 2022, and here we showcase a number of the most celebrated designers including De Gournay, Peter Marino, Fromental, Schumacher (opening in Paris on 8th September), MS Design Studio, SPA, Bear & Beau, Ralph Lauren, Clayworks and Maison Pierre Frey. These brands […] Read more…

JOHNJAMES BESPOKE: LICENSED TO DRILL

JohnJames Bespoke Kitchens & Joinery was founded in 2019 by partners John Tookey and Jamie Farrimond in order to design and build handmade kitchens and fitted joinery. Based from their workshop on the London/Surrey border, the team primarily cover the areas of London, Surrey, Berkshire, the Chiltern Hills and Sussex, also producing bespoke wardrobes, alcove […] Read more…

PLANTATION SHUTTERS FOR HOTELS & RESIDENCES

Kent Bespoke Shutters are one of the leading window shutter specialists in England, designing, supplying and installing beautiful bespoke shutters for both domestic and commercial projects. Typical day-to-day enquiries originate mainly from direct clients looking to add shutters to their own homes, however the company has completed work on behalf of small independent hotels, as […] Read more…

CITY & BEACH PLATINUM CONCIERGE CARD

The City & Beach Lifestyle Platinum Concierge Card entitles holders to benefits at almost all the hotels, restaurants, spas, boutiques and private members clubs plus interior design suppliers that you see mentioned, profiled or reviewed here in the online magazine and beyond. Business introductions, upgrades, priority booking, ultra VIP service, special events and gifts. Membership […] Read more…

A SEAMLESS FINISH: IMPECCABLE JOINERY

I first came across the work of Seamers Specialist Joinery when I visited the ‘Bonadea’ interiors shop in Pimlico Road and was impressed by the quality of the craftsmanship throughout – the store itself is like a jewellery box, filled with fine objet produced by artisans located all over Europe and is a nominee in […] Read more…

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