A COSY WEEKEND: RELAIS CHRISTINE, PARIS

BY NICKY SUMMER: Relais Christine is tucked away along a tiny, quiet street in Saint Germain des Pres on the Left Bank, just moments walk from La Seine and set amongst all the beautiful ateliers of the area; Picasso’s former studio (above) is located around the corner on Rue Des Grand Augustins and there’s a […] Read more…

PLAZA ATHENEE: EVERY DAY FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS

BY NICKY SUMMER: All year round, the iconic Plaza Athenee on Avenue Montaigne is the scene of glamorous parties, dinners, fashion events and other celebrations, however the red of the awnings and the signature green and geranium in the window-boxes lend a particularly festive, Christmassy air to the decor over all. The hotel is set […] Read more…

GARDEN GETAWAYS: CHRISTMAS UNBOXING

NICKY SUMMER: By whatever mode of transport Santa Claus arrives for the holidays – Porsche or sleigh – direct him to your secret escape at the end of your garden – the perfect place to enjoy a drink, watch a movie, relax over dinner and also unbox your gifts on Christmas morning – cosy, private […] Read more…

BONADEA: INSPIRED BY A ROMAN GODDESS

Gemma Martinez de Ana is the creative director of ‘Bonadea’, a brand she originally founded back in 2015 as an e-commerce site offering luxury tableware and home accessories. The company continues to operate successfully online, and now also has the most beautiful store on Pimlico Road – a key destination in London for decorators, interior […] Read more…

CREATE THE AMBIENCE OF AN 15C. PALAZZO HOTEL

BY NICKY SUMMER Wherever we travel, we find that the decor in the most exclusive locations all feature handcrafted furnishings that have been built to stand the test of time; this is particularly so in the luxury hotels of Venice, Italy, where unique, traditional pieces lend an established air to the property. Often our residential […] Read more…

NICOLA O’MARA: AUTUMNAL VIBES ON THE COAST

Nicola O’Mara is best known for her fabulous coastal property renovations along with her choice of perfectly tailored furnishings and carefully thought-out styling. Here we discuss how to create the best cosy cottage ambience for Autumn/Winter 2022: Autumn in Cornwall is just magical and one of the best times to visit. The winds are wild, […] Read more…

A SEAMLESS FINISH: IMPECCABLE JOINERY

I first came across the work of Seamers Specialist Joinery when I visited the ‘Bonadea’ interiors shop in Pimlico Road and was impressed by the quality of the craftsmanship throughout – the store itself is like a jewellery box, filled with fine objet produced by artisans located all over Europe and is a nominee in […] Read more…

THE GOLDEN AGE: LE NARCISSE BLANC

NICKY SUMMER: The Parisian elevator scene between Johnny Depp and Charlotte Gainsbourg in the movie ’Happily Ever After’ must be one of the sexiest in cinematic history – the tension, the anticipation, the spontaneity of their fleeting first meeting in a record store only moments before in what is possibly the best modern day ’Cinderella’ […] Read more…

EVA ESPRESSO: FROM LONDON TO PARIS IN A FLASH

We are the crowd, we’re c-comin’ out Got my flash on, it’s true Need that picture of you, it’s so magical We’d be so fantastical Leather and jeans, garage glamorous Not sure what it means But this photo of us, it don’t have a price Ready for those flashing lights” ‘Paparazzi’, Lady Gaga Fashion and […] Read more…

PLANET EARTH IS BLUE: ERLEUCHTEN LAMPS

One word stands out in luxury lifestyle today: ’bespoke’; few UHNW clients are prepared to accept off-the-shelf clothing or accessories for the home; this explains the boom in handcrafted footwear, artisan skincare and unique pieces of art. Essentially, the creator can name their own price due to the high quality of materials used, plus the […] Read more…

THEIR WORD IS THEIR BOND – BK CONSULTING

When Erica Pelosini and Freya Aspinall sashayed out of a limo and into the MONOT show during Paris Fashion Week, they were in good hands, or rather behind an invisible wall of protection provided by one of Europe’s most elite personal security companies. And you didn’t hear about that occasion from the source, we had […] Read more…

LE MEURICE: WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?

COMING UP: NOVEMBER 2022 Who wants to live forever? Who wants to live forever? Forever is our today – Who waits forever anyway?” Written by Brian May; sung by Freddie Mercury, QUEEN Read more…

SAINT JAMES: THE KEY TO YOUR CHATEAU IN PARIS

COMING UP: NOVEMBER 2022 BY NICKY SUMMER: The Saint James Paris Chateau Hotel and private club is located in the elegant 16th arrondissement of the city, situated within private walled gardens at the junction of Avenue Bugeaud and Rue des Belles Feuilles, not far from the Bois de Boulogne end of Avenue Foch. Read my […] Read more…

‘SHE’S A KIND OF MAGIC’: MEET SOL REYES

Solange Reyes is a Brazilian cosmetic practitioner specialising in facial rejuvenation and lip augmentation treating both male and female patients between the ages of 18-70 years old. Outraged with the artificial and exaggerated results of aesthetic treatments in England, Solange studied, specialised and developed a revolutionary technique for lip augmentation, where natural results can be […] Read more…

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