Archive of ‘LIFESTYLE’ category

GARDEN ELEGANCE FROM PARASOL-UK

Polly (left) and Sarah (right) design and produce beautiful and distinctive luxury garden parasols for their company PARASOL-UK, run from their home bases on the Essex/Suffolk border and Wiltshire. Polly originally founded Parasol-UK with her daughter when they had difficulty sourcing an elegant garden parasol that also had a scene-setting interior lining; they also wanted one which […] Read more…

ROMANCING THE STONE

I lose track of all time when I’m in my studio working to beautiful music, hours can pass when I am ‘in the zone’ and it often feels as though someone else is doing the work through me! As the quote from the French author André Gide goes: ‘Art is a collaboration between God and […] Read more…

Mamalù: WE ARE FAMILY…

Just before Christmas, I was lucky enough to be invited to the most fantastic local seafood restaurant in west London where a long-time platonic friend, Alessandro Verdenelli, is head chef. This is one of those places that once you know about it you return again and again with friends because the welcome is always generous, […] Read more…

KATARINA TIFFT: THE SHELL SEEKER

I create because I enjoy the process; I want my art to make people stop for a moment, stare, take a step closer, and evoke an urge to touch and feel the texture – to me, this is like speaking to people through the beauty of art…” Katarina Tifft, shell artist Katarina Tifft is an […] Read more…

RESTAURANTS: FLORERIA ATLANTICO, BARCELONA

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: Those who live in Barcelona – or plan to visit this summer – are in for a treat as a new restaurant and bar has opened in the city with none other than Argentinian operator Alex Resnik (former right hand man to California based super-chef Wolfgang Puck) at the helm. I […] Read more…

LA VIE EN ROSE: ‘SUGAR & CHIC’ CAKE DESIGN

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: Ewa Sparshott, founder of ’Sugar & Chic’, is a highly accomplished bespoke wedding cake designer and sugar artist who’s currently launching a complementary wedding gift range that incorporates a number of her own-label artisan foods. Ewa’s USP in the confectionary world is based on her Masters Degree in hotel management combined with […] Read more…

TURNED FROM STONE: JAMES MITCHELL MARBLE

Sculptor James Mitchell is a well known figure in the building, developing and interior design worlds, producing marble and stone features to enhance properties internationally. His company is able to create pieces as diverse as contemporary baths sculpted out of marble through to traditional fireplaces and travertine surrounds that wouldn’t look out of place in […] Read more…

VALENTINE’S DINNER AT Mamalù

Here Andrea Bassi of Italian restaurant ‘Mamalù’ in London offers what the Valentine’s celebration means to him and why Italy is considered to be the most romantic country in the world… “Mamalù offers an unforgettable Valentine’s dinner experience with a specially crafted 8-course tasting menu featuring aphrodisiac ingredients and a sip of champagne or rosè […] Read more…

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