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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…

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…

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…

EVENT VIDEOGRAPHY: ZEN FILM WORKS

Christopher Alexander is the founder and director of Zen Film Works and Visara Media. Zen Film Works specialises in capturing extravagant events for HNWI, royalty and celebrities around the world – the films produced are best known for their authentic and empathic qualities. The strengths of Chris and his team are their unique ability to […] 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…

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