CHELSEA DESIGN CENTRE: 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…

VOYAGE, VOYAGE: WITH TIM GOSLING, DESIGNER

Tim Gosling is best known for his international interiors projects, his collection of marine furnishings, the daily documenting online of the restoration of his chateau in northern France and also for being on the judging panel of the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards. In this two-part interview, we discuss Tim’s new collection for eco […] Read more…

BEAUTY & WELLBEING: PB UNIQUE VEGAN SKINCARE

Paula Boni (below, left) originates from the city of Poznań, located on the Warta River in western Poland, where she graduated from the faculty of cosmetology and physiotherapy with medicine. She has been running the PB Paula Beauty Academy & Aesthetic Clinic in England, which she opened in 2019 and has been developing dynamically over the […] Read more…

THE MARTINEZ: A POSTCARD FROM CANNES

Cannes is a place of celebration all year round; there’s always something happening, summer or winter – the most notable event being the annual Film Festival held mid-May that attracts movie superstars from around the world. After a two year hiatus, the awards are back – and the guests are in for a treat; while […] Read more…

DESIGN: NINA NAUSTDAL – HOTTER THAN JULY

Not only does Nina Naustdal look like a super-hot supermodel, she’s also a Chelsea-based multiple award winning former athlete (winning over 300 championship medals for her home country of Norway), a highly accomplished fashion designer, singer and TV personality. And there’s more… Nina has won nine awards for business over the past ten years and […] Read more…

FEEL THE LOVE: A CHATEAU IN COGNAC

Jules Berry (pictured above) has always had a passion for both property development and interior design, and all throughout her adult life she’s had a project on the go. In 2011, she invested in (a run-down 17th century country inn near Bath and completely redesigned and restored it; over the next decade, it became a very […] Read more…

HEALTHY FUSION CUISINE: ALESSANDRO VERDENELLI

Chef Alessandro Verdenelli of ‘Sushi Cupcake’ originates from Rome, Italy. His professional background includes five years studying at the Institute for Food & Wine Services and Hotel Hospitality, then gaining essential experience working in the kitchen of various high end restaurants in his home city, including one owned by his uncle and another in the well-heeled […] Read more…

BEAR & BEAU: HAND-INKED DECOR FOR CHILDREN

Corinne Caddy-Townshend is the founder and award-winning Creative Director of Bear & Beau, a company that specialises in luxury home decor for kids by creating hand-inked prints for wallpaper, cushions, and prints drawn with bespoke bamboo pens in her studio in South London. Art and design have been influential throughout her life – even from […] Read more…

A BESPOKE SUMMER WITH ‘INITIALLY LONDON’

Jane Wiest is an ex-City mergers & acquisitions specialist, now Founder and Director of ‘Initially London’.  An American ex-pat in London for the past twenty three years, she is a lifelong monogramming fanatic; here we discuss the inspiration and motivation behind her hugely successful brand… Our clients appreciate the luxurious touch that embroidery offers and knowing […] Read more…

NEAT SOLUTIONS FOR THE DESIGNER

NEATSMITH is an 80-team member strong family business, designing and creating bespoke storage for prestige clients in and around London. The company specialises in creating walk-in wardrobes, dressing rooms, fitted wardrobes, studies and living room units – offering a beautiful range of finishes and decorative glass, as well as clever, time-saving wardrobe accessories that their clients […] Read more…

COMING UP: HOTEL DU CAP EDEN ROC – A PRIVATE VISIT

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc is a lifesaver – morning, noon and night, all summer long. With it’s fabulous setting, it’s unique and exclusive energy, the panoramic views over Cap d’Antibes, iconic pool and fantastic restaurants: Read more coming up in July! Read more…

‘ST TROPEZ – VOILE BLANCHE’ BY NICKY SUMMER BOUGIE

The perfect candle for summer, scented with linen, hydrangea and a hint of sea breeze, ‘ST TROPEZ – voile blanche’ by Nicky Summer Bougie celebrates the annual regatta in the gulf and is available from boutiques and luxury hotels the length of the Cote d’Azur. This all white candle with handprinted linen labels and hand-stamped […] Read more…

TRADITION: IN THE EUROPEAN STYLE

Francesca Rowan-Plowden is an interior designer, TV presenter and owner of a homestore (www.frphomestore.com) who’s dream project would be a French chateau hotel; she’s well equipped for a job of that profile, having won best Historic Home Interior Design Firm and being nominated for Homes & Gardens Best Commercial Interiors for her design at Elmley […] Read more…

BOXING CLASSES: INSTALLATION SOLUTIONS

One hidden aspect of the interior design process is installation and finding reliable transit is often an issue; furnishings have to be boxed, packed and transported with enormous care – one tiny scratch and a bespoke piece, that’s taken months to produce, is not acceptable to the client; one crack in an antique mirror, or […] Read more…

THE ART OF BEAUTIFUL FLOORING

BROADLEAF TIMBER is recognised as a premium quality flooring supplier to many beautiful, high end interiors projects, including the renovation and restoration of many historic buildings such as Claridges (below, left), Fortnum & Mason, Cashel Palace Hotel in Ireland and the United Charities Building in New York; top designers Amanda Wakeley, Emma Sims Hilditch, Caroline […] Read more…

‘SOLACE’: A SCULPTURE FOR OUR TIMES

ABOVE: ‘SOLACE’ by glass and metalwork sculptors Layne Rowe and Ryan Harms For centuries the power of flight has influenced mythological creatures such as Pegasus and angels; these glass wings are a symbol of freedom, unity, strength and power – yet providing a sense of humility“ Layne Rowe The ‘SOLACE’ sculpture is statement piece for […] Read more…

JETHRO JACKSON: OCEAN VIEWS & NEW HORIZONS

JETHRO JACKSON is a British abstract landscape painter based in the coastal town of Rock in Cornwall, using oil paint, oil pastels, graphite, sand, charcoal, stone and precious metals including gold leaf and lapis lazuli to create his artworks. Jethro has exhibited his work in London and Cornwall and is founder of ‘Projects Twenty Two’, […] Read more…

SAVILE ROSE: LET THE PARTIES COMMENCE!

Savile Rose specialises in orchestrating beautifully crafted events, bringing ideas to life with flawless execution. Co-owned by two directors, Georgina Scott and Charlotte Monahan, between the two they have over 35 years experience producing spectacular high-end events and weddings with a difference – a youthful and British-led twist that requires flexibility, boundless energy and killer contacts.  Savile Rose provides strong […] Read more…

WEDDINGS: PLANNED FOR PERFECTION

Jane Riddell is the owner and creative director of Planned for Perfection, an international luxury wedding and party planning company based in the UK, planning weddings and parties for discerning clients. Jane and her team have been planning beautiful weddings and fabulous parties since 2007 and have a wealth of experience within the industry. Here […] Read more…

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…

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