Archive of ‘LIFESTYLE’ category

MICHAEL TOMAN: STORY OF EVE

BY NICKY SUMMER As a visual story teller with a background in editorial design, Michael Toman of the boutique film and lifestyle photography studio ‘Story of Eve’ is renowned as one of the best, using his talent to wind intricate tales on behalf of dream clients that include The Luxury Collection group of hotels. A […] Read more…

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: MONANNIE CAKES

If you’d like to travel, meet fabulous people, work with the elite in your chosen industry and see all the best places around the world there are several careers to choose from including airline pilot, travel agent, private chef, photographer or… gourmet Cake Designer! As the founder of ‘MonAnnie’, Fen Bolodeoku creates elegant, bespoke, ‘flavour-first’ […] Read more…

VALENTINE’S DAY: FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

Arlaux Champagne is best known for being served in Michelin star restaurants and the most exclusive hotels around the world – for example, Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong, Kikunoi in Tokyo  or the Gstaad Palace in Switzerland… We spoke with Pierre-Christian, the owner of Arlaux about how his Champagne is best served for Valentine’s Day: […] Read more…

LEOUBE: DREAMING OF A ROSE FUTURE…

Celebrating new beginnings with a glass of chilled rose is how many people envision the start of a new life, whether commencing 14th February or any other day of the year. Most often associated with relaxing summers in the South of France, Leoube can be enjoyed year round at all our favourite bars, hotels and […] Read more…

A HEALTHY START TO 2022: ‘WULF & LAMB’

BY NICKY SUMMER Wulf & Lamb is everything you’d want on a cold, grey winter’s day… I walked up to the restaurant through Hyde Park from Chelsea as I needed a breath of fresh air after New Year celebrations, underestimated the time it would take and also the freezing conditions, so by the time I […] Read more…

WINTER WHITE WITH ROB VAN HELDEN, FLORIST

As we welcome ski season in the Alps, we’ve created a special cocktail, ‘The Snowstorm’, for international florist Rob van Helden of RVH Floral Design using the recently launched ‘LEOUBE’ gin from Provence (see further down the page). The cocktail is unique in that it features fir brandy, an unusual ingredient that gives it a […] Read more…

DRESSING FOR 2022: THE ELEGANT MR HACKETT

BY: NICKY SUMMER Grab your smoking jacket! The first time I met the dashingly elegant Jeremy Hackett, founder of HACKETT LONDON, many years ago, he and I were walking our spaniels on a green just off New King’s Road, where his original store was located in a charming olde worlde boutique. Dressed in town and […] Read more…

LUXURY HOTEL CONSULTANCY

Nicky Summer is an expert on interiors, ambience and hospitality having consulted over the past twenty five years on behalf of luminaries such as Ducasse, Mosimann, Firmdale Hotels and luxury brands including Krug, Northacre and Davidoff. In addition to organising major global launch events, Nicky has refurbished, interior designed, decorated and styled prestigious properties around […] Read more…

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