THE LONDON ESSENTIALS: PERFORM IN THE USA

THE LONDON ESSENTIALS live music band is a welcome fixture at many of the most high profile events around the world – working with the best planners – and giving each occasion an instant injection of fun with their enthusiasm and unique presence. Every six weeks or so, Ben Matthews (below, right) – who is […] Read more…

DAVE THOMAS: A PRINCE AMONGST STYLISTS

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: ’Wedding Of The Year’ – the celebration of Sofia Richie and Elliott Grainge at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc back in Spring of this year – may actually go down in history as ‘Wedding Of The Decade’, so beautifully was it staged… everything about the occasion was perfection – from the […] Read more…

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HERE’S JOHNNY! A PROFILE ON THE PARTY ARCHITECT

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: Over the course of my life and career, I’ve socialised and liaised with some of the most powerful and influential figures in global film, music, politics, public relations, media, hospitality, fashion, aviation, property, interiors and events… and they all have something in common – a generosity of spirit and a certain […] Read more…

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MASTER OF WEDDINGS & GLOBAL EVENTS

Colin Cowie, the Zambian-born event planner, designer, and lifestyle guru, moved from South Africa to the USA in the 1980’s to pursue a career in event planning, and quickly became known for his creativity, attention to detail, and ability to create unforgettable experiences for his clients. Over the years since, Colin has planned a wide […] Read more…

WEDDING EXPERTS: CLAIRE DO MONTE, LONDON

Claire do Monte is a London-based wedding planner who works across the UK specialising in the design of sophisticated, classic occasions with a contemporary edge that are notable for the inclusion of an abundance of tiny, personal details. Here we discuss her style and what attracts her VIP clients to her service… Luxury to me means […] Read more…

A BEACH PARTY IN THE HAMPTONS

Following a fifteen year career in luxury hospitality, I set up my own event planning business; originally the main focus was on weddings, and we’ve expanded to parties and wider events over the years…” Bruce Russell INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: “The international event organiser Bruce Russell is a French Canadian who made his way to […] Read more…

DIVINE INSPIRATION: HOLY WATER

My company Holy Water is a collective of creatives, scientists and storytellers who give a f**k…” Adam McVay, founder, Holy Water ADAM MCVAY, the passionate and dynamic founder of event bar company Holy Water, works with select brands and individuals operating at the very top of their respective fields. The company launched back in 2009 after […] Read more…

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SPRING 2024: FAUX FUR JACKETS

AVAILABLE NOW: Perfect for apre-ski or pre-Spring walks or, like I do, wear on chilly mornings on the way to the gym! Smart/casual and incredibly realistic – they have the sheen of real fur (but not the moral or financial cost). Two of my favourite faux fur jackets – one in ivory the other in […] Read more…

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APRIL: ‘ST TROPEZ – VOILE BLANCHE’

COMING UP IN APRIL 2024: Behind the scenes with lifestyle designer Nicky Summer’s ‘ST TROPEZ – voile blanche’ scented candle. Available from boutique retailers and luxury hotels around the world. Read more…

THE ROMANCE OF ITALY: ROBERTA TORRESAN

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: An Italian wedding sounds like a dream – and there are so many romantic locations within the one country… there’s the glamour of Rome, the grandeur of Venezia, the uplifting and nostalgic vibe of the Amalfi Coast plus the relaxed, romantic charm of Tuscany. Which would you choose? Rome-based destination wedding […] Read more…

WINTER WHITE: AWARD-WINNING GARDEN DESIGN

Beautiful gardens come with the territory when referencing dream homes, therefore we’re thrilled to feature the work seen here of Chelsea Flower Show award winning designer Richard Miers alongside luxurious residences presented by property expert *Charles McDowell in our New Year 2023 content (*see separate feature on the front page January 2023). Following on from […] Read more…

AN EXQUISITE AFFAIR: LUXUS EVENTS, MAYFAIR

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: The theme of this summer’s content is ‘The Garden Party’ and that’s been inspired by scenes such as this one here, above, created by Melinda Gill of award-winning Luxus Events, credited with being one of the top wedding planners in the UK. I’d describe a wedding designed by Melinda’s company as […] Read more…

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