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…

ROYAL OCCASIONS: SHIBUMI STYLE

Summer may be over for this year, however there are plenty occasions to look forward to – cosy evenings spent at home, special events and the general excitement leading up to party season. Ruth Guise (above, middle) is the founder and owner of boutique fashion company ‘Shibumi’ based in Gloucestershire, England, which features designs in […] Read more…

MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS: SCENTED GARDENS

The view from The Martinez is exquisite – a bay of sparkling aquamarine punctuated by palm trees and pines. The landscape designer in charge of installing ‘LE JARDIN’ to the front of the property and maintaining is Christophe Nazarian of Nazarian Espaces Vert who has lived on the French Riviera for more than 20 years, […] Read more…

HAND-PAINTED WALLS AUTUMN/WINTER

Hand-painted wall coverings and finishes are one of the predominant features of interior decor 2022, and here we showcase a number of the most celebrated designers including De Gournay, Peter Marino, Fromental, Schumacher (opening in Paris on 8th September), MS Design Studio, SPA, Bear & Beau, Ralph Lauren, Clayworks and Maison Pierre Frey. These brands […] Read more…

CITY & BEACH CONCIERGE CARD

The City & Beach Lifestyle Concierge Card entitles holders to benefits at almost all the hotels, restaurants, spas, boutiques and private members clubs plus interior design suppliers that you see mentioned, profiled or reviewed here in the online magazine and beyond. Business introductions, upgrades, priority booking, ultra VIP service, special events and gifts. Membership of […] Read more…

NICKY SUMMER INTERIORS & EVENT DESIGN

Nicky Summer is an interior designer and lifestyle presenter working on UHNW projects on behalf of clients in property, film, finance, design and hospitality. Over the past 25 years, she has led high end interior design and event design projects around the world – San Francisco, Istanbul, the Med, the central London areas of Belgravia, Mayfair, […] Read more…

THE ART OF CREATING A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

What do Candy & Candy, Studio Indigo, Martin Kemp Studio, Argent Design, Finchatton, Taylor Howes and Bill Bonetti have in common? Answer: They’re amongst the worlds top designers and they use Bartholomew Landscaping on their projects. Managing Director and founder Barry Burrows set up the company back in 1989 with the aim of designing and […] Read more…

AUTUMN/WINTER GARDENS: SAINT JAMES PARIS

One of the main assets of the luxury chateau hotel Saint James Paris is ‘La Terrasse’, the large terrace in the walled gardens of the property – a place to take lunch meetings and enjoy afternoon tea or evening cocktails surrounded by the scent of white flowers and sound of birdsong, a crackling fire pit […] Read more…

GRAPHENSTONE: PAINT IT, BLACK

BLACK, the enduring colour of high fashion that never goes out of style – whether used in couture design out of Paris and Milan, or the home decor of NYC and central London. Black is a favourite colour of decorators and architects as it exudes timeless sophistication and provides the perfect backdrop for art while […] Read more…

BELLISSIMA! ITALY WITH A TRAVEL AFICIONADO

Ava Hallin, an events and hospitality student at Chico State University in California, is currently in Verona for the summer. Her love of travel brought her from Santa Cruz on the west coast and for the past two months she’s been in Italy, travelling to see the sights of Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Venice. Here […] Read more…

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