COCKTAIL HOUR AT HARRY’S BAR, VENEZIA: THE BELLINI

HARRY’S BAR in Venice is a cultural institution, and there’s nowhere better to enjoy a classic Bellini than sitting at the bar in early January, when the city is relatively quiet, people watching and listening to the local banter of the waiters – most of whom have been there since time began… Capture the ambience […] 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…

UNDER THE EAVES WITH SCHUMACHER

DESIGN RESOURCES Ah, loft living – isn’t it wonderful? One of the most stylish facets of living in London or Paris, where every spare inch of a property is put to good use and lofts are as grand as the apartments on other floors. Even the suites under the eaves of palace hotels such as […] Read more…

THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING: CLAIRE GERMAN

PRODUCED BY: CITY & BEACH STAFF WRITER For over a decade, Claire German has been at the helm of the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, acting as Managing Director and working closely with the owners to deliver their unique conceptual vision – she’s therefore directly credited with creating an exciting mecca for interior designers and architects […] Read more…

UNDER THE MISTLETOE WITH TIM GOSLING

Chatting under the mistletoe with fabulous designer and author Tim Gosling, ‘Negroni‘ cocktail in hand, would be first choice for most people celebrating Hogmanay at his beautifully restored chateau in northern France. Luckily, we got in early – just as the foliage-draped chandelier was hung before Christmas – and asked him about his plans for […] 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…

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…

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