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FA S H I O N P H OTO G R A P H Y PEOPLE IN GL ASS HOUSES

TO P : Roksanda T RO U S E R S : Roksanda E A R R I N G S : Uribe S H O E S : Kenzo

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D R E S S : Tim Ryan @ Net a Porter E A R R I N G : Tata Naka London S H O E S : Taka Naka London


FA S H I O N P H OTO G R A P H Y PEOPLE IN GL ASS HOUSES

T H E N A S H C O N S E RVATO RY I love any architecture with a purpose and a 19th century glasshouse is exactly that. From a photographic point of view you can’t mess with it. Try to over-light it and the daylight could contradict. Get your angles wrong and your lighting, crew, equipment and gardeners could appear in shot. It's a truly honest location, built to last, probably deemed industrial by design in its day but today it stands elegant and classical. The simple background made up of horizontal and vertical lines, in muted tones offsets the bold wardrobe. The models were again offset but work perfectly together, with the wardrobe and location. The simple and classical surrounding the bold and the beautiful. Alex James

D R E S S : Kenzo J AC K E T: Roberta Einer

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B O OT S : Christian Louboutin


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FA S H I O N P H OTO G R A P H Y PEOPLE IN GL ASS HOUSES

D R E S S : Omer Asim E A R R I N G S : Sif Jakobs Jewellery

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TO P : Maticevski T RO U S E R S : Roksanda E A R R I N G : Taka Naka London 18

S H O E S : Kat Maconie for Roberta Einer


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S H I RT: Marlene Oddershede Bach T RO U S E R S : By Marlene Birger J AC K E T: Tata Naka London E A R R I N G S : Marco Bicego S H O E S : JF London


FA S H I O N P H OTO G R A P H Y PEOPLE IN GL ASS HOUSES

J U M P E R : Kenzo S K I RT: Bora Aksu S H O E S : Camilla Elphick B E LT: Stylist’s own

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D R E S S : Haizhen Wang C O L L A R : Roksanda E A R R I N G S : Sif Jakobs Jewellery

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D R E S S : Haizhen Wang

D R E S S : Omer Asim

C O L L A R : Roksanda

C A P E : La Mania

J AC K E T: Tata Naka

G LOV E S : Ermanno Scervino

E A R R I N G S A N D R I N G S : Sif Jakobs Jewellery

E A R R I N G S : Sif Jakobs Jewellery

S H O E S : Christian Louboutin

B O OT S : Toga Pulla


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D R E S S : Aloura London L E AT H E R TO P : Preen by Thornton Bregazzi E A R R I N G : Lily Gabriella B AG : Ethan K S H O E S : Toga Pulla


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HAIR & MAKEUP Carlos Palma and Emanuela Greca using Armani cosmetics (www.carlos-palma.co.uk) P H OTO G R A P H E R Alex James (www.alexjameslondon.co.uk) STYLIST Joseph Anthony Toronka. Assisted by Laura Lightbody (www.josephtoronka.com) MODELS Celia (First Model Mangagement) Jeri (First Model Mangagement) F E AT U R E D D E S I G N E R S Maticevski (www.tonimaticevski.com) Milusha London (www.milushalondon.com) Sif Jakobs Jewellery (www.sifjakobs.com) Roksanda (www.roksanda.com) Nicholas Kirkwood (www.nicholaskirkwood.com) Uribe (www.studiouribe.co.uk) Kenzo (www.kenzo.com) Tata Naka London (www.tatanaka.com) Tim Ryan @ Net a Porter (www.net-a-porter.com) Roberta Einer (www.robertaeiner.com) Christian Louboutin (www.christianlouboutin.com) Omer Asim (www.omer-asim.com) Marlene Oddershede Bach (www.maleneoddershedebach.com) By Marlene Birger (www.bymalenebirger.com) Marco Bicego (www.marcobicego.com) JF London (www.jflondon.net) Bora Aksu (www.boraaksu.com) Camilla Elphick (www.camillaelphick.com) Haizhen Wang (www.haizhenwang.co.uk) La Mania (www.lamania.eu) Ermanno Scervino (www.ermannoscervino.it)

TO P : Jatin Kanwar

Toga Pulla (www.toga.jp)

T RO U S E R S : Malene Oddershede Bach

Aloura London (www.alouralondon.co.uk)

E A R R I N G S : Sif Jakobs Jewellery

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi (www.preenbythorntonbregazzi.com) Lily Gabriella (www.lilygabriella.com)

D R E S S : Maticevski

Ethan K (www.ethank.com)

F U R J AC K E T: Milusha London

J ou J by Janniu Kanwar (+919569548221)

E A R R I N G S : Sif Jakobs Jewellery

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LO C K E D & LOA D E D Great British gunmaking has its genesis in the Georgian generation. Westley Richards opened his doors in 1812, James Purdey in 1814 and according to experts, Thomas Boss was working in the trade from 1812. These

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WILLIAM & SON A thousand hours in the making, a William & Son fully bespoke shotgun or rifle is a thing of unique beauty, with perfect balance and finely tuned firepower. After their gunsmiths have studied your shooting, specialist barrel makers and actioners begin to work while a stocker hand carves and shapes richly grained walnut to create a gun as fitted to the hand and perfect as a bespoke suit. The hand engraving, celebrating an ancient art and an integral feature of the finest guns, is produced to your choice of design. A William & Son gun is a serious investment in every sense; investment in the most remarkable of design tool and treasure. The commissioning of a William & Son gun is an active engagement with a series of remarkably experienced artisan and craftsmen, from initial consultation in the gunroom with their resident gunsmith, to close study on the shooting range and the first action in the field.


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PURDEY GUNS James Purdey was just 14 when he was apprenticed to the gunmaker Thomas Keck Hutchinson, who was married to James’ sister. The guns of the day were flintlocks, and the young James was passionate about learning every aspect of making them. He forged Damascus barrels out of nails from old horseshoes, heated up, hammered into strips and then beaten around rods. Horseshoes were believed to make the toughest of steels, having been hardened by trampling hooves. James completed his apprenticeship in 1805. In 1814, having mastered his skills, Purdey set out on his own. He opened for business at 4 Princes Street, in a modest shop off Leicester Square, building single and double flintlock guns, duelling pistols, and rifles. By continuing the tradition of

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WESTLEY RICHARDS Westley Richards & Co. has been making unique and

In 2012 Westley Richards celebrated its bicentenary

especially exceptional shotguns and rifles for over

by publishing a lavishly illustrated book. The two

200 years.

hundred year history of this remarkable gun making company is full of incident and achievement, of

William Westley Richards was born in 1789. He

invention and innovation, of entrepreneurs and

founded his gun-making factory in 1812 when he was

gun makers dealing with the challenges of changing

only 22. He took out an extensive list of patents,

markets and a changing world. Today the company

nine in all, the first in 1821 for improvements to gun

continues to flourish and build ‘as good a gun as can

and pistol locks. Some of these derived from his own

be made’.

practical experience as a shot and his observation of the requirements of the sportsman who used his guns. His famous motto was always: to be the maker of as good a gun as can be made, which remains the motto of the company today.

BOSS & CO The Boss family has their origins in Leicestershire.

At the turn of the 21st century, while other

William Boss began his gunmaker apprenticeship in

gunmakers

1773 at the age of fifteen. This apprenticeship, with

technology to facilitate and expand production, Boss

gun and pistol maker Thomas Ketland in Birmingham,

resisted this change and their guns are still virtually

marked the beginning of the Boss family trade

hand built in the same tradition using the same skills

in gunmaking. William Boss eventually moved to

the company has practised for over a century.

London, where the finest guns were being produced. A move to the West End of London sent out exactly the right message to wealthy that Thomas aspired to have buying his guns. Occupying various addresses, it was 73 St James’s Street that would become the iconic home of Boss & Co.

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HOLLAND AND HOLLAND Since 1893, Holland and Holland’s London factory has produced the world’s finest sporting shotguns and rifles. Set in the heart of Mayfair, Holland & Holland’s flagship store is home to their prestigious gun room and an outstanding collection of sporting shotguns and rifles. This hidden gem in the middle of Central London has been a shooter’s paradise for many decades. Produced from the finest Turkish walnut, selected for strength and figure, the guns are comfortable, ergonomic and hard wearing, yet beautiful and inkeeping with the form and function of the gun. The quality of their actioning is why hundreds of Holland & Holland guns are still working perfectly over a century, and after tens of thousands of shots.

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What’s the best way to decorate your day? With flowers, of course – and luckily, London’s floristry scene has never been so beautifully lush. From hanging terrariums to terracotta-potted succulents to brown-paper-packaged armfuls of fresh English foxgloves, the four corners of London are full of flora and fauna that will transform your home. Flowers have that magical power of making someone feel special and making a space look beautiful. The smell, the excitement, the anticipation, the colours… flowers make people happy. An antidote to a concrete-filled city; take a little piece of nature for yourself and your home. Ensure your success in picking the perfect bunch with these luxury London florists.


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MCQUEENS

MCQUEENS Known for contemporary and understated elegance,

century with an international reputation for quality,

McQueens create floral installations for some of

style and innovation, operating from a new head

London’s most prestigious hotels and restaurants.

office and boutique store in Claridge’s.

Founder and Managing Director Kally Ellis set up McQueens 25 years ago – inspired by a passion for

From post-Oscar parties in Los Angeles to fashion

flowers and strong sense of colour and design.

shows in London, McQueens has redefined the approach to flowers.

The aim was to provide simple, stylish flowers beautifully presented. McQueens has now grown into a multifaceted flower business for the 21st

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F LOW E R B X With its selection of carefully curated branches and single varietal flowers, FLOWERBX appeals to the fashionable and the cool alike. FLOWERBX was cofounded by Adam Wilkie and Whitney Brombery Hawkings who met while working at Tom Ford. Between them they established a completely new way to buy flowers that meets the expectations of the stylish fashionistas the founders met during their years in the high-end luxury fashion industry (who love single-varietal flowers in a bunch rather than mixed bouquets). Their online flower shop delivers the flowers direct from the growers to central London addresses, presented in chic packaging of simple brown paper tied with elegant grosgrain chocolate ribbon.

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REBEL REBEL Rebel Rebel’s arrangements can be anarchic, bold and unexpected. Founders Mairead Curtin and Athena Duncan specialise in seasonal, largely British, flowers and foliage, but enjoy surprising customers with wild clashing colours or the occasional pineapple! They

REBEL REBEL

have been working with flowers since 2000 and have a reputation for originality, creativity and quality. Following a naturalistic approach and sourcing British suppliers wherever possible, including narcissi from the Isles of Scilly, widow iris and anemones from Cornwall, and roses from Hampshire. They also work with a collective of growers from Oxfordshire, supplying organic garden flowers. Rebel Rebel count BAFTA, Selfridges, Tate and Stella McCartney among their clients.


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SCARLET & VIOLET Vic Brotherson describes her signature style as wild

style has attracted many fans, including stylists who

and natural, loose and delicate. She opened Scarlet

use her flowers in photo shoots – although she is

& Violet, a charming store with an abundance of

perhaps best known for creating the flowers for Kate

country garden floral displays, in 2006 in Kensal Rise.

Moss’ wedding. She buys the best of the bunches from the flower market, fashioning distinctive

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vintage-style, informal bunches of cow parsley,

florists in the country. Vic’s relaxed, country garden

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Two cars passed me on the street earlier. One was a Maserati with a guttural roar. The other was an old Land Rover Defender with a bit of a roll and a young affluent gentleman at the wheel. I know which I would rather own. The Maserati was hot. But the Defender was cool. For 68 years, since 1948, this iconic four-wheel drive vehicle has conquered the world’s most inhospitable terrain. Enduring and capable, and instantly recognisable, the Land Rover Defender has been used by emergency services and adventurers in challenging expeditions and extreme environments across seven continents. However 2016 marked the end of an era. Production of the Defender ceased, instantly transforming this much loved vehicle into a highly collectable classic. Even better, they are being customised, reengineered and restyled by specialist companies to create bespoke Defender builds with 21st century handling and comforts.


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LIVING LEGEND One such company is Deranged, customising cars for

Graham Taylor of Overfinch, comments: “With the

the prestige and supercar market with a specialism

end of production, Defenders will only rise in value.

in Defenders – giving these old workhorses a new

People want to hold on to a bit of British history.”

lease of life. Examples of bespoke Overfinch Defenders include Restyling packages pay homage to this British

the 40th Anniversary Edition (costing in excess of

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improved

$100,000) – strictly limited to a run of just fi ve

performance, superb capability and dependability,

individually numbered vehicles that celebrate not

enhanced ruggedness and luxury tailored interiors.

only Overfinch’s 40th anniversary, but acknowledge

Top quality craftsmanship and attention to detail

the end of production of a British icon.

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ensure these personalised and revitalised Defenders have stand-out-from-the-crowd attitude and can

A stand-out example of customisation is the

thrive in the city while still surviving in the wilderness.

Overfinch Defender SVX – a special commission build including LED daytime running lights, colour

Another is Overfinch. With a dedication to the Land

coded bodywork, lamp pod detailing and customer

Rover marquee and a pedigree as the originator

specified red leather interior.

of Range Rover enhancements going back to the mid-1970s, the Overfinch Defender is described as a heavy blend of capability, individuality and luxury that draws on the company’s continual research and development programme, top production facilities and designs that improve rather than simply alter.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT In terms of customising the Defender, the only limits appear to be your imagination and how much you want to spend. Stuart Mitchell of Bespoke Cars says: “The sky is the limit: from Italian nappa leather door upgrades, seats and dashboard, to a complete overhaul of in-car entertainment for the audiophile, and exchanging stock seats for racing bucket seats to adding gun drawers and camping kit...” This is, however, a lifestyle investment rather than a financial investment. Stuart continues: “Typically, when you modify a vehicle you rarely get back what you put in, but our bespoke Defenders can demand a high price when sold on and certainly retain their value – although the majority of our customers tend to keep them. These are highly personal and unique bespoke vehicles.” Bespoke Cars work wonders – adding extra comfort, mechanical modifications, and cosmetic individuality while remaining faithful to the original car and its famously rugged and enduring utilitarian nature. The really clever bit, however, is making the Defender drive better, stop better and be more usable and comfortable for the everyday.

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F I L M S TA R LO O K S Sam Holman of Urban Automotive adds: “Over the past few years, the automotive world has seen the rise in popularity of the now-discontinued Land Rover Defender and, more importantly, the extent that people are going to in order to personalise these iconic vehicles – from teak decking to shoe-horning 6.2 litre American V8 engines into these traditionally agricultural cars...” Uprated suspension, brakes and engine components, handling packs and enhanced power and torque reboot Defenders as practical cars for day to day driving, with the added comforts of heated leather bucket seats and state of the art multimedia hubs. Urban Automotive’s bespoke installations have included incorporating secure, locking drawers into the floor space for tools and personal belongings. Meanwhile they are currently producing an exact replica of the Defender used in the most recent James Bond film, Spectre, as a special edition model.


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S O C I A L I T E & TO P D E S I G N E R Meet Mia Kitsinis – Accouter Design’s award-

international site visits – recently spending days in

winning Senior Designer and rising star in the world

the sunshine in Marbella’s Old Town, consulting and

of interior architecture. Mia joined the company

supplying bespoke furnishings. As Accouter Design’s

following extensive international experience within

Senior Designer Mia manages a portfolio of projects

the high-end residential property industry and

from conception to completion. She also mentors

an early career assisting in creating schemes for

designers, teaching them the importance of investing

fine residences, yachts and corporate interiors. A

time and care into delivering beautifully considered

highlight from these days included furnishing a £12m

interiors for clients.

penthouse overlooking Hyde Park. With a taste for fine dining, Mia delights in whisking Mia is familiar with the international and glamorous

clients and associates to the excellent La Petite

world of interiors. She was born in the US, educated

Maison in Mayfair for delicious French cuisine; she

in Greece and her impeccable design qualifications

doesn’t accept anything less than the best!

include a second degree in Interior Architecture from the University of the Arts, London. She has

A designer by day, in the evening Mia spends

excelled – whether working as stylist, designer or

her time socialising with other art enthusiasts at

consultant – and industry experts have recognised

gallery openings. It is about identifying the spark of

her accomplished work with prestigious awards.

inspiration: the next trend; the new look. Mia will often be found sipping champagne at Christie’s,

Mia says, “Interior design is a rare discipline by

meeting artists at Unit London or a private viewing

essence; it combines pleasure and value creation for

at Simon Lee Gallery. Mia explains: “It is at these

clients.” Understanding the client’s vision is at the

galleries and events that I foresee market trends and

forefront of her approach. Mia says there’s nothing

seek innovation for upcoming projects.”

better than interpreting a concept and presenting schemes and samples to her exclusive clients in the

On a Monday there may be a fabric board she has

UK and overseas that realise their dreams.

created for a Royal client, on Wednesday she may

Mia works with affluent clients with discerning tastes.

designer Kaare Klint (and priced at £130,000).

have sourced a 1917 daybed, designed by Danish This has included Middle Eastern clients where she has had sole responsibility for transforming

You may follow her discoveries online; each week

properties with values exceeding £28m. Another

she assists the marketing department by providing

project was a fabulously positioned property

content for Accouter Design’s social platforms,

overlooking the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower on the

helping create and define Accouter Design’s brand

Rue de Rivoli in Paris.

identity. Hardly surprising then that within a month of walking through the door Mia was awarded ‘Top

Working with such an exclusive client list means

Socialite’ by the marketing department for her

Mia regularly jets off to last minute meetings for

commitment and dedication.

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Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter

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J A D E AT K I N - M A R S H A L L

Founder | Accouter Group

Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter

RHIAN BARKER

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Design Director | Accouter Group

Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter

MIA KITSINIS

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Senior Interior Designer | Accouter Design

Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter

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Senior Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter

Associate Director | Knight Frank Interior Services


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1. L I B E RT Y O F LO N D O N Arthur Lasenby Liberty revolutionised the shopping experience when he established Liberty in 1875. His vision was to create an Eastern-style bazaar and change the look and style of homeware and fashion. And he did with his collections of ornaments, fabrics and objets d’art proving irresistible to a society enamoured by the East and the Orient. From its inception Liberty played a key role in fashion movements, including Orientalism in the 19th century and Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early 20th century. It developed its own collection of scarves, accessories and fabrics, forging links with designers such as Edward William Godwin, architect of

the Aesthetic Movement, William Morris

and Arthur Silver of Silver Studio. More recent collaborations have included Vivienne Westwood, Barbour and House of Hackney. Liberty is more than one of London’s leading department stores, it is an icon of British heritage and style, and its exceptional Tudor-style building (constructed in 1924 from old ships’ timbers) is a visible statement of the store’s difference. It fuses fashion and the decorative arts, reinventing its British style contemporaneously. An example is the eminently desirable Iphis collection, a reworking of Ianthe, Liberty’s classic Art Nouveau print, showing Liberty is as relevant and cutting-edge as ever.

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2 . DAV I D H O C K N E Y The incomparable David Hockney OM CH RA is considered one of the most influential, most popular and most versatile British artists of the 20th century. Landscape and portrait painter, printmaker, draughtsman, stage designer and photographer, he first came to attention while at the Royal College of Art – having been featured in the Young Contemporaries exhibition of 1961. Following a move to California in 1963, He changed from oils to acrylics, using them to develop a distinctive style – applying flat surfaces of brilliant colour to evoke days of sunshine and swimming pools (such as A Bigger Splash, 1967, one of his most familiar works). His ability for artistic diversity is astonishing. His work ranges from stage designs for prestigious venues such as Glyndebourne Festival, La Scala, The Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House to using photographic imagery to create montages that share an affinity with Cubism. His work is in numerous public and private collections worldwide including National Portrait Gallery, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. He has also received innumerable accolades and recently 1,000 British painters and sculptors, in a poll commissioned by The Other Art Fair, declared him Britain’s most influential artist of all time.

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3 . J E A N - LO U I S D E N I OT Considered the modern master of French interiors, Jean-Louis Denoit is known for creating atmosphere, playing with space and designing stunning interiors that reference history with contemporary flourishes. He describes his design aesthetic as “French Chic”, tailoring decor around clients’ styles and expectations like a couturier to ensure schemes specifically fit them. His signature look is eclectic and richly layered, skilfully and imaginatively mixing vintage and bespoke, pattern and texture and pieces from different periods, he conjures with balance. His interiors are neither minimalist nor excessive and both informal and bold, classic and contemporary. He works with subtle colour palettes and muted tones, which succeed in being both beautifully serene and dramatic. Architectural Digest have previously featured Jean-Louis in their annual AD100 listing as one of the world’s best interior designers and architects, praising him for deftly “juxtaposing midcentury fleamarket finds with pedigreed older pieces to create subtly finessed interiors that are a little theatrical”. Based in Paris, he has an international following and taken on projects around the world, from Beverly Hills to New Delhi via Moscow. Overall his work is accomplished, elegant and timeless, and eminently liveable. He has said: “Luxury is all about discretion; something to be felt rather than seen.”

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Rhian Barker RHIAN BARKER Photo by Baker Furniture

Design Director | Accouter Group


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4. R ALPH & RUSSO Founded in 2007 by Creative Director Tamara Ralph and President and CEO Michael Russo, the rise of this British haute couture fashion house has been as extraordinary as it has been rapid. They are the first British house in a century to be selected by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show collections on the official schedule at Paris Haute Couture Week. The Victoria and Albert Museum showcased Tamara’s designs in its exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, and together they have featured in Fortune magazine’s prestigious 40 Under 40 listing (which ranks the most influential young people in business). Ralph & Russo harks back to the glamorous golden heyday of couture with a more traditional aesthetic and an emphasis on technique. Tamara comes from three generations of couturiers and has developed a reputation for elegant and feminine pieces – soft and diaphanous with a focus on fabric and movement as well as more structured shapes. Attention to detail is paramount. Tamara says craftsmanship is as important as design with an atelier team of more than 100 undertaking the intricate handcrafted work required – many of them trained by the Syndicale.

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Mia Kitsinis MIA KITSINIS Senior Interior Designer | Accouter Design


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5 . R E N ZO P I A N O Renzo was born into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937. His grandfather, his father, four uncles and brother were all contractors and Piano admits that he probably should and would have taken a career in contracting himself – but instead chose architecture. Designer of the synonomous Shard – previously known as London Bridge Tower – became, as of December 2011 when it passed Moscow’s City of Capitals’ height of 990ft, the tallest building in Europe. It tops out at precisely 1,000ft. Piano has become known for his museum commissions, including the Morgan Library in New York City and the NEMO science museum in Amsterdam. His recent expansion of the Art Institute of Chicago includes a 264,000-squarefoot wing with 60,000 square feet of gallery space called the ‘Modern Wing’, which opened on 16 May 2009. It includes a ‘fl ying carpet’, a sunscreen that hovers above the roof and a steel bridge connecting Millennium Park to a sculpture terrace that leads into a restaurant on the wing’s third floor. The New York Times stated that: ‘the structure immediately brings to mind the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.’ Renzo’s designs - in particular the George Pompidou Centre and The Shard – transform, regenerate and drastically improve the area in which his designs sit. This is due to the shift in the attitude to design, and in particular interiors. Individuality is now the key, as opposed to the previous attitude of following general interior trends. These incredible designs have earned extreme accolade, from the Pritzker Architecture Prize and Erasmus Prize, to the Royal Gold Medal and even his election into the National Academy of Design.

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6. MONIQUE LHUILLIER For the last 20 years Monique Lhuillier has been one of the biggest names in wedding gowns, shaking up the bridalwear industry after she herself was unable to find a fashion forward, yet timeless gown for her own wedding. Having studied design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, Monique was determined to fill the gap in the market that she had discovered, and the following year she produced her first bridal collection introducing more individuality, sheer fabrics and fitted silhouettes. Since then her company has evolved into a leading fashion house and luxury lifestyle brand with readyto-wear, evening gowns and red-carpet dresses, and she counts Michelle Obama and Reese Witherspoon among her many fans. Her designs are known for quality and creativity and capture a sophisticated femininity and romantic glamour, but she is also not afraid to introduce playful and whimsical elements. More recently she launched a line of accessories, including luxuriously constructed statement footwear and bags, alongside a collection of engagement rings, wedding bands and fine jewellery inspired by her couture bridal creations. These exquisite pieces are set with diamonds and feature blush pink sapphires – a favourite shade of Monique’s and symbolising the blushing bride.

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Lauren Colquhoun L A U R E N C O LQ U H O U N Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter


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7. C H A R L E S H A D C O C K Considered one of the UK’s most inventive sculptors, Charles Hadcock’s monumental pieces are among London’s few contemporary public sculptures, adding richness to the city’s streets. His originality lies in the idiosyncratic fusion of his engineering skills, mathematical fluency, interest in geology and passion for music. This mix of creative ability and technical knowledge emerges as dynamic, organic abstract forms. Inspired by the juxtaposition between natural and manmade worlds, his sculptures echo ammonites and seashells as well as machinery components and turbines. His mathematical ability is evident in enabling a leaping curve to hang mid-air and in calculating identical twisting segments, yet his work appears unrestrained and vital. He has been commissioned by various public and corporate bodies including Cass Sculpture Foundation, Canary Wharf Group PLC, and St James Homes Ltd. Charles is also recognised as an entrepreneurial businessman and role model for the creative industries having established The Watermark and The Benchmark – creative hubs, combining office space and artist studios, that encourage and develop both up and coming and established talent. In recognition of his efforts, he received the Queen’s Award for Achievement in Enterprise Promotion in 2007 and the following year was made a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

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Jade AtkinMarshall J A D E AT K I N - M A R S H A L L Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter


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8. ALEX ANDER MCQUEEN Labelled “l’enfant terrible” of English couture, Alexander McQueen was a rebel who broke all the rules: creating the unexpected silhouette, experimenting with the fantastical, and redefining the catwalk show by introducing drama, performance and theatricality. He studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design and trained on Savile Row before working for theatrical costumiers Angels – bringing together fashion, impeccable tailoring and theatre along with a swathe of controversy. His early runway collections had a reputation for shock tactics and included the recreation of a shipwreck and a game of human chess. Sought out by international stars, he designed for Bjork, David Bowie (designing his wardrobe for his tours in 1996-97) and collaborated with the dancer Sylvie Guillem. For fi ve years he worked as Chief Designer at Givenchy before founding his own eponymous label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards as well as the Council of Fashion Designer’s international Designer of the Year award. Alexander

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Georgia -Rose Ford G E O RG I A - RO S E F O R D Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter


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9. T E R RY O ’ N E I L L Many of the most iconic images of the 1960s were taken by photographer Terry O’Neill. He pioneered the reportage-style, back stage shot, documenting the fashions and lifestyles of the time and capturing rock stars and film stars in candid and informal moments. It was a new and very unconventional approach at that time. Over the years he has photographed many, from royalty to rogues. An esteemed chronicler of our time, he was recently awarded a Royal Photographic Society

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contribution to the art of photography’. Yet he became a photographer entirely by chance. Having taken a job as an air steward he was assigned to the photographic unit. Taking a photograph of Rab Butler, then home secretary, asleep at Heathrow airport, he caught the interest of Fleet Street editors who gave him a job. He has commented that within two weeks he’d photographed both The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. He has said the secret to his success is making people forget they’re being photographed; to make himself invisible. Terry has become one of the world’s most collected photographers – photographing both the emerging faces and icons of our age, including Frank Sinatra and Amy Winehouse, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela.

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Katie Watkinson K AT I E WAT K I N S O N Interior Designer | A.LONDON by Accouter


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10 . T H I E R RY D R E Y F U S Thierry Dreyfus dazzles, “painting” and “sculpting” with that most elusive and under-appreciated of elements: light. This celebrated lighting designer is acknowledged as the master of the soft glow and the bright beam. Following a career in stage lighting, Thierry has become known for imaginative catwalk lighting, working with many of the world’s greatest fashion designers. He recreated the pink and amber lights of Paris for Martine Sitbon, a theatrical backlit effect for Dior Homme, crystal light for Jil Sander, the purity of almost non-existent light for Helmut Lang. Through his company Eyesight, he has expanded his repertoire to encompass sourcing venues, building runways and sound, even designing backstage lighting so make-up artists understand how their work will look on the runway. Beyond the catwalk, Thierry creates ambitious lighting installations at notable locations including luminous illuminations for the reopening of the Grand Palais, lights of fire in the water basins of Versailles, and lighting up the facades of Le Meridien in Shanghai and San Francisco. A range of projects has included lighting ‘atmospheres’ for hip club Silencio and the lighting concept for Versace’s flagship store. Thierry tells stories with light, using elements such as mirrors, contrast and iridescence to create memorable experiences and an emotive response.

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“We furnish, dress and accessorise,” continues Lydia.

explains Lydia Lavelle of A.LONDON by Accouter,

“Accessories are an undervalued part of design;

designers of award-winning showhomes. “We

people fall in love with these accessories.”

create and define their profile – who they are, where they work, their hobbies and how they relax;

Every individual project is bespoke and can include

factoring in elements such as location, style and value

specially commissioned artwork. “There may be

of property, and the client’s own branding.

similar elements, but even those will be dressed in a different way. It’s a science as much as an art; based

“A pied-a-terre in north-east London, which is more

on buyer demographic.”

of a creative hub attracting hip singles, is going to be designed differently to a house in south-west London

“A design of a Notting Hill apartment may be edgier

where premises tend to be more family-orientated.”

and quite textural with woods and metals, while a Mayfair townhouse may be more grand with marble,

“Design in its purest form is about the relationship of

glass and glamour.”

form and function. We also throw fit and flow into the design lexicon. We take architectural plans and work

“The intention is for every buyer to feel immediately at

out how spaces are likely to be used, mapping out

home. Design is tailored to the prospective purchaser.

zones and positioning furniture, ensuring there are

The challenge is to have both broad appeal and yet

no obstacles that impair flow – physically or visually.

be individual enough to excite. Individualism is in.

This involves considering the scale and proportions of

We are always on the lookout for new trends to

furniture to maximise light and space.”

keep schemes fresh, and people are becoming more experimental... But we have to strike a balance –

Next they aim for the ‘wow’ effect. It was graphic designer Milton Glaser who once said that there were three responses to design — yes, no and WOW! Wow is the reaction you want. This is where A.LONDON work in an innovative way to create inspirational schemes that meet the needs of contemporary lifestyles.

achieving difference without being extreme.”


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“An unfurnished five bedroom house in Wimbledon had languished on the market for nearly a year; yet after we styled the property it sold in six weeks. An unfurnished apartment in St John’s Wood had not received an offer in four months, but having been dressed by our team it sold after the first viewing.” Polly Burdell A.LONDON by Accouter

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F O R M U L AT I N G F U N C T I O N A measure of success is that purchasers often buy

“Another house in South Kensington was sold the

the showhome as seen with furniture and accessories

week after we had furnished the property, although it

included. “That happens a lot, particularly with

had been on the market for nine months previously.

overseas investors. They love how everything has

Then there was a six bedroom property in Chelsea

been arranged specifically for the property. They

which had not budged for five months; once we

don’t need to worry about decorating or presenting

styled it, the house sold in just four weeks.” states

it themselves.”

A.LONDON’s Polly Burdell.

Another measure of success is how quickly these

“Design is more than aesthetics. It is about

styled and accessorised properties sell.

formulating and dressing spaces that function for both client and client’s client.”

“An unfurnished five bedroom house in Wimbledon had languished on the market for nearly a year; yet

“A.LONDON enhance each home’s potential and

after we styled the property it sold in six weeks. An

desirability. We function as both designers and

unfurnished apartment in St John’s Wood had not

marketers, considering brand, product and end

received an offer in four months, but having been

user, thinking both commercially and creatively and

dressed by our team it sold after the first viewing.”

designing somewhere aspirational and inspirational.”

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S P I C E D P U M P K I N A N D B ROW N BUTTER PIE Nuno Mendes’ passion for travel and food cultures has defined his career as a chef, describing his approach as taking ingredients out of their contexts and rehoming them on the plate with new flavours and textures. He was born in Lisbon, attended the California Culinary Academy, trained in Japan, and gained experience under Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Ferran Adrià, considered ‘the godfathers of experimental cuisine’. At celebrity hang-out Chiltern Firehouse Nuno serves up dishes with flair. Desserts are considered a highlight and Nuno can show the Americans a thing or two when it comes to his recreation of traditional pumpkin pie.

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B A K E D A L A S K A W I T H G R I OT T E CHERRIES The Ivy has been a fixture of London’s dining scene since 1917. It recently underwent a major refurbishment, however it is still the epitome of oldschool glamour, retaining its stained glass windows, deep leather banquettes, oak panelling, great art and kind lighting. A new addition is a fabulous central bar. Meanwhile Executive Chef Gary Lee’s similarly revised and refreshed menu refocuses on balance and seasonality. But The Ivy’s classics still command centre stage – particularly the Baked Alaska for two, a spectacular dessert flambéed at the table with great theatricality; one diner describing its serving as a show in itself.

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S P I C E D M A N DA R I N , S E S A M E CRUMBLE , SINGLE ORIGIN C H O C O L AT E , YO G H U RT Graham Hornigold is one of the UK’s leading pastry chefs with an array of accolades that includes Pastry Chef of the Year. As Executive Pastry Chef of the Hakkasan Group he oversees dessert preparation for Hakkasan Hanway, Hakkasan Mayfair, HKK, Sake no Hana and the famed patisserie at Yauatcha. Graham creates deserts that sit well on an Asian menu with cleansing elements and unexpected ingredients. They look rich and decadent, but are deceptively refreshing and light. Influenced by French cuisine, he has a modern classical style, assembling carefully planned desserts with exciting and innovative flavour combinations, textures and presentations.

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S T I C K Y WA L N U T P U D D I N G This pudding combines two British classics, sticky

name as Chef/Patron of multi-award winning pub

toffee pudding and ginger cake, updated by Josh

The Pony & Trap – awarded a Michelin Star in 2011

Eggleton with the addition of a traditional creamy

which it has held ever since. In 2014 Josh was named

stout for a dense and moist pud with hints of

UK Chef of the Year at the Top 50 Gastropub

treacle and spice. Complete with salted caramel or

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I C E D H O N E Y PA R FA I T It doesn’t get much more local than this dessert – with the honey coming from beehives on the Chewton Glen estate for this modern classic. This multi-award winning hotel increasingly focuses on a sustainability ethos which includes encouraging bees and wildlife and providing the kitchens, headed up by Executive Chef Luke Matthews, with an abundance of the freshest produce grown in the Hotel’s walled kitchen garden, nursery and orchards. New addition this year is The Kitchen – informal eaterie, bakery and cookery school, with the latter overseen by TV chef James Martin who himself started out as a pastry chef (dessert courses are promised).


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T H E S PAC E Saint Martins Loft is an exercise in recreating a vast space as a comfortable and colourful home – while retaining the building’s creative legacy.


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T H E H E R I TAG E There’s a buzz about Soho. This is a diverse area

apartments with views across to the Houses of

with a vibrant mix of culture and commerce. Long

Parliament. One of these prestigious apartments was

established as an entertainment district, with lively

recently placed on the sales market. However Knight

bars, clubs, restaurants and theatres, it is also a

Frank, who had been instructed to sell the property,

popular shopping area – from Berwick Street Market

were concerned that prospective purchasers would

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need imagination to visualise the vast, high-ceilinged space as a comfortable and desirable home.

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THE BRIEF Enter Knight Frank Interior Services, a creative division of Knight Frank, offering a world class interior design service to help vendors and developers present their properties to achieve maximum market value. The apartment’s asset and its challenge were one and the same; space. And the brief had one main focus – to transform the vast central space, spanning an impressive eight by sixteen metres, into an attractive home while respecting the property’s artistic legacy. The team excelled themselves, delivering an outstanding

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inspirational, with volumes of wow factor while integrating the building’s creative heritage and with a nod to the local area’s colour and vibrancy. Initially, the designers researched the location and history of the building. This resulted in a detailed concept which focused on envisaging prospective occupants who enjoy a lavish, cosmopolitan and cultured lifestyle – dividing their time between guerrilla gardening, events at the National History Museum and evenings at George private Members’ Club. When not entertaining in London, they travel abroad, studying African traditional religio-culture and contemporary ethical issues. With prospective owners envisaged, the designing could begin.


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“The apartment’s asset and its challenge were one and the same; space.” Georgia -Rose Ford Knight Frank Interior Services

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S I G N AT U R E T H E M E S Underlying signature themes running throughout

and Esteban Cedre, a fresh woody scent with key

the scheme included juxtaposing the raw with the

notes of grapefruit, patchouli, balsam and vanilla,

opulent and the fi ve senses. Together these themes

inspired by a passion for travel.

were used as a reference for designing and dressing the loft apartment, informing the selection of

Presenting a concept that considers a sense of taste

furniture, accessories and artwork.

was an unusual task for the designers. However, they envisioned the loft as a relaxed venue for

Considering the sense of sight, the designers used

entertaining with conversation pieces discussed over

rich and earthy tones, deep reds, burnt oranges

good wine and mature cheeses. Sense of hearing

and olive greens, what they termed ‘Safari Chic’, to

was represented by a retro Crosley turntable to

create a luxurious feel and add warmth.

create atmosphere. Finally, sense of touch was introduced through varied textures; rough concretes

For sense of smell, the team introduced two scents: Lola James Harper’s The Vinyl Store Rue des Dames candle, inspired by a Parisian record shop and evocative of opening an old treasured box of vinyl,

and exposed woods along with plush velvets.


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WOW FAC TO R Upon entering, visitors are immediately exposed to the loft’s industrial grandness. So, the first vista had to make a statement; setting the tone. The impressive dining area did exactly that, and established immediately the play between raw and opulence that flows through the property. An unpolished wooden table, seating up to 16, was offset by simple yet luxurious chairs in burnt umber leather and deep benches upholstered in linen. The table was dressed with Tom Dixon gold and marble candelabras to add modernity with Art Deco chandeliers hanging above for glamour and grandeur. A striking oil in high octane red and orange contrasted with industrial grey and white shelving to create instant impact. The designers were inspired by the loft’s antecedent as Saint Martins School of Art to source and commission a collection of abstract art to create a very visual experience throughout the loft.

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B RO K E N S PAC E The space was broken up by establishing different

by a futuristic Flos IC lamp and eye-catching graphic

‘zones’ defined by varying heights and the clever use

artwork. In another intimate corner the designers

of artwork, colour, furniture and rugs. The design

added a Portman chair covered in an Aztec pattern

allowed for flow between each zone, yet let each

and a mid-century brass legged bureau; a stunning

section tell its own story through a curated selection

combination of modern and classic.

of outstanding pieces and accessories. In the master bedroom, the designers created Informal reading ‘pockets’ provided an aesthetic

a tranquil haven with an oversized sleigh bed in

division between dining and living areas. In these

tactile grey linen against cool walls. The designers

areas a play of raw and opulence was achieved by

steered away from conventional symmetry: drawers

juxtaposing modern black and opal glass floor lamp,

combining white lacquer with textured finishes on

hammered metals in earthy tones, mercury table

one side of the bed were paired with modernist

tops and a bespoke Donatella chaise upholstered in

pedestal side table made from concrete on the

a bold, fresh green velvet. Shelves were dressed with

other. Both were topped by distinctive Guax lamps

antiques and artefacts from luxurious brands such as

with gnarled and knotted twig bases made from

L’Objet and Aerin, and achieved the impression that

antique gold – a quirky take on the traditional

they had been gathered over time.

column lamp. Colour and elegance were added by a bespoke Christian Liagre-style end of bed bench

To create an inviting and sociable main seating area,

upholstered in ochre yellow velvet. Above the bed

the designers selected plush fabrics to add warmth

a simple off-white abstract artwork complemented

and the oversized four by four-metre corner sofa

the room’s calm ambience.

was heaped with sumptuous cushions in the earthy tones of the ‘Safari Chic’ theme. Quiet study areas were incorporated into the scheme – one positioned behind the fireplace featured a large 14 2

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PERSONAL & AUTHENTIC Although the prospective owners influenced the approach, the current owners were honoured by ensuring that literature played a role – the design team shopping locally to buy an assortment of secondhand books as a finishing touch: personal, authentic and with respect to the area. The owners praised Knight Frank Interiors: “With over 6,500 sq ft of spectacular, loft like space, we knew it needed to be furnished so that buyers could see the potential. From the moment Knight Frank Interiors came on board, the stress of the situation fell away. They provided a superb visual plan implemented in record time. The quality of the pieces and the layout were perfect. Also, the followup service was exemplary.”

Thanks to: Knight Frank Interior Services KnightFrankInteriors.com | +44 (0)20 3286 1009

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A N E W G I N - E R AT I O N O F S T Y L E The gin scene in the UK has seen immense growth over the past few years, as gin has become the drink of choice for a new breed of alcohol aficionados. The picture hasn’t always been so clear-cut for gin. From the 1960s until very recently, gin makers faced a huge downturn in demand. With the arrival of New World wines and vodka, gin became unbearably unfashionable in sixties Britain, and was seen as an old fashioned drink from a stale, bygone age.


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M I C RO - D I S T I L L E R I E S But in recent years, gin has shaken off its old fashioned image to become the stylish drink of a younger generation of gin fans, who have fallen in love with it all over again. And, it seems, so has the rest of the world, as the UK has risen to become the world’s leading exporter of this quintessentially British drink. This has led to a huge growth in production, supported by the emergence of a number of microdistilleries. Between 2010 and 2014 over 70 new spirit distilleries opened in the UK, while the number of UK gin brands has also doubled since 2010 from 31 to 73.


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A RT I S A N G I N D I S T I L L E R S England is historically a gin lover’s paradise, and

The majority of the botanicals are hand-foraged

understandably the country is now home to a

(so organic by default), and those that aren’t are

number of distilleries, old and new, fl ying the flag

certified organic. To make their gin, the duo use

for English gin. Many of these brands are celebrating

fractional distillation, making each botanical element

their local area’s culture and heritage, and using this

as a separate distillate and blending them together

as a selling point for their gins.

into a carefully considered recipe.

Pothecary Gin, by Soapbox Spirits, is a new distillery

The taste of this unique gin is one of splendour – a

formed by Lukasz Dwornik and Martin Jennings,

far cry from the stuffy drink of the sixties. On the

two friends who bonded over a passion for good

nose, the florals really come through; drinkers can

produce and great G&Ts.

close their eyes and be transported to a meadow at first light. The tilia flowers add a strong, honey

Like many of the new wave of gins, Pothecary Gin

smell but the juniper is present throughout. To

got its start when Dwornik and Jennings met for a

taste, there’s a lavender explosion – it’s strong and

decidedly average G&T. The future ‘ginsmiths’ – who

herbal and savoury, though this yields to juniper and

have other 35 years in hospitality and drinks between

a marmalade-like lemonpeel, the latter circling back

them – sipped on their subpar drinks and knew that

to dominate after the tilia flower brings its honeyed

with a bit of hard graft, they could create better.

sweetness. This is a smooth, full bodied and bold gin,

The name, Pothecary Gin, is an obvious ode to

and certainly worth trying for those with a penchant

gin’s ancient uses as a remedy and the short, stubby

for a citrus or floral taste.

bottle has the look of an old medicine container. Many of the newer distilleries are mixing handcrafted and bespoke botanicals to create their own unique flavours and boost demand.

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CONKER SPIRIT Just a stone’s throw away, from an old Victorian Laundry on the backstreets of a residential street, budding entrepreneur and Conker Spirit founder, Rupert Holloway, is also an independent gin distiller. Says Holloway: “The Conker Spirit distillery is set in residential premises. The building was an old Victorian laundry and when I looked around it in late 2014 and saw the old round the corner sliding door and crooked Victorian brickwork I thought to myself, ‘wow, this place is destined to be a distillery!’. Tucked behind the houses, this was the perfect setting for Conker. After all, I see gin as an urban spirit and one that shouldn’t be tucked away on some industrial estate or barn in the middle of nowhere.” Rupert’s Conker Spirit too uses handcrafted and bespoke botanicals to create his own special blend and flavour. Rupert explains: “Core to creating a great gin is composing a well-balanced botanical mix in which each botanical plays an important role, without shouting over the rest, spoiling the show. The flavour profile is also very important. It must have a start, a middle and a long lingering finish, taking you on an interesting journey. Not an easy task, especially when you take into account that to be classified as a gin, the predominant flavour needs to be that of juniper berries.” Gin has existed for centuries of British history and seems to retain a little something from all of them. It has not entirely shaken off its earliest, stuffy and old reputation – but then that’s part of its charm.

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C OA S TA L PA R A D I S E This uniquely glamorous boutique hotel opened in

the atmosphere of a family home. It is considered

1951 with a large terrace overlooking its namesake,

one of the best hotels in Italy and has won numerous

The Islands of the Sirens. Writer John Steinbeck,

awards. Almost all rooms look out over the bay of

visiting in 1953, described, “An old family house

Positano. Most have a private terrace or balcony

converted into a first class hotel, spotless and cool,

and are decorated with white-washed walls, antique

with grape arbors over its outside dining rooms. Every

furniture and hand-made Vietri tiles. Romantic

room has its little balcony and looks out over the blue

moment: watch the sunset from the rooftop

sea to the Islands of the Sirens from which those

Champagne & Oyster bar.

ladies sang so sweetly�. Over 60 years on, the hotel has 59 suites with all the comforts of a fi ve star luxury hotel without losing


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A V I E W F RO M T H E F U T U R E Take in showstopper views at smart and plush

the landmark... St Paul’s Cathedral... Tower Bridge...

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. Floors 34

London Eye... In the morning London wakes up

to 52 of Renzo Piano’s iconic building (at 1,016ft it

beneath you; it is absolutely transfixing. The top tier

is the tallest building in Western Europe) are given

rooms with triple aspect views have been described

over to the Hotel. Bedrooms feature floor to ceiling

as glass boxes suspended in the sky with London laid

windows to showcase mesmerising ever changing

out at your feet.

views across London. A nice touch – binoculars are provided in each room. Watch life unfolding

Don’t miss a nightcap cocktail in the bar high up in

along the Thames and the city lighting up beneath

the sky. Or maybe a dip in the hotel’s infinity pool

you as the evening sky blushes and deepens. Spot

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L U X U R I O U S A DV E N T U R E For romantics, adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts,

this experience is about sounds as much as sights.

this is a magical experience: spending a night under

In the night, you may hear hyenas whooping,

the stars in a luxury treehouse above the bush.

impalas snorting, lions roaring or a solitary leopard

The Lion Sands’ Treehouses are the ultimate bush

coughing – their cries and calls carrying over several

bedrooms. Guests arrive at sunset to a lantern lit

kilometres on the thin night air.

treehouse and tuck into a delicious picnic hamper dinner before watching the vast wilderness of the

When dawn comes you are awoken by a choir of

bushveld at dusk. Retiring to bed, you sleep safely

birds, and in the early morning light, as the bush

and comfortably beneath a velvet sky with the Milky

comes to life, you have a front row seat.

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A C I N E M AT I C S K Y L I N E It is all about that view. The Mandarin Oriental is

ceiling windows, corner rooms seem to float adrift

located more than 280 feet above ground level in

above midtown Manhattan, and even bathrooms

the north tower of the $1.7bn Time Warner Centre.

with picture windows give bathers views of the

This luxury fi ve-star hotel, high above New York’s

Hudson River and Central Park. In addition, the Spa

iconic skyline, combines discreetly attentive Far East

has been called heavenly, and not just because it is so

hospitality and sleek contemporary style. Glamorous

relaxing. Positioned on the 35th floor with windows

guestrooms, celebrated Asiate restaurant and chic

framing uninterrupted vistas from Central Park to

MObar all enjoy stunning views of Manhatten.

the Hudson, guests have described feeling as though

Guests recall enjoying the sunrise over Central Park

they’re floating among the clouds.

from their king-sized bed as they wake. With floor to

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American Express Travel’s ‘Most View’

Award,

Jade

Mountain

showcases St Lucia’s beauty. This hotel has the appearance of having grown organically on the mountainside, among lush tropical gardens. Owner Nick Troubetzkoy says, “I’ve tried to change the entire concept of a hotel room. I wanted to create environments that enable guests to forget about everything other than experiencing this unique space on an intuitive level.” So, each guest room has only three walls, the fourth is open, framing uninterrupted views of blue Caribbean waters and the twin Pitons – part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Guests have described the experience of waking up in a huge living postcard with birds fl ying in and out of it. Alongside mesmerizing panoramas, each guest room also features generously-sized infinity pools and handcrafted furnishings sourced from local materials. Service is also commended for being first class, warm and authentic.


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ONE The pound may be down, but visitor numbers are up as the UK becomes a great value destination attracting foreign travellers shopping for quality and luxury goods. The UK recorded its best month for tourist visits last July with 3.8 million visitors paying out £2.5bn, a 4 percent increase on the previous year, according to figures from tourism agency VisitBritain. Christopher Rodrigues, VisitBritain’s Chair, says: “While the talk is of trade deals with new markets, tourism is already leading the way, competing strongly in our most valuable source markets such as the US and in markets that are crucial for our future, including China.” Last year visits from China increased by 46 percent with spending rising by 18 percent, propelling China into Britain’s top 10 most valuable markets; and bookings from China to the UK for the last quarter of 2016 are up by nearly a quarter. Charlie Olpin adds: “London is still one of the best cities in the world with the finest arts and culture, and offers an optimum lifestyle.”

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reassessed

their economic forecasts. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, which issued warnings about the likely impact of a vote to leave the EU ahead of the referendum, has revised its forecast this year as a result of a stronger than expected performance in the first half of 2016 and action by the Bank of England to spur activity. In addition, Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted the UK will be the fastest growing of the G7 leading industrial countries this year and accepted that its prediction of a post-Brexitvote financial crash has proved overly pessimistic. Barclays has said Brexit could see the country becoming a “safe haven” amid a disintegrating Europe. There are question marks over both the German and Italian banking systems and the IMF has also warned about weak growth in the wider eurozone economies. Charlie Olpin agrees: “Compared to other major cities and countries, London and Britain continues to offer a stable economic and political landscape, attracting investors.”

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THREE Investors are overcoming Brexit concerns. This is helped by the Government proposing to boost the post-Brexit economy by lowering the corporate tax rate to 15 percent to encourage business to invest in the British economy outside the European Union. Britain currently levies a 20 percent tax on business. The rate is due to be reduced to 19 percent in April and to 17 percent in 2020 – making the country one of the most competitive global economies. Nissan’s Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn has said he is confident Britain will remain an attractive place for investment after Brexit. Charlie Olpin agrees: “Indicators of financial growth are positive. London’s property market continues to experience strong growth with a large number of new properties coming onto the market. Much of this new property is going onto the rental market which still offers great investment potential as London remains very competitive in comparison to other major cities.” Charlie Olpin understands this market’s potential. BoxNine7 is currently furnishing properties at most of London’s developments with high quality, premium led design schemes that set the apartments apart from the competition. “With an increase in the number of new apartments coming onto the lettings market to meet demand, presentation is key for the property investor, to make sure your property stands out from the crowd. Our furnishings ensure properties let quickly at a premium rate, reduce void periods and achieve target yields.” “Regarding Brexit, businesses are right to express concern and we cannot be complacent, but there are opportunities.”

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Fountain House, Park Street Mayfair W1 £6,950,000 – Long Leasehold

Arguably one of the best portered buildings in Mayfair, this fifth floor flat, situated within this impressive apartment block (with lift) comprises 4/5 bedrooms, 4 shower rooms, reception room, dining room and kitchen. There is secure 24 hour porterage together with CCTV security. Fountain House is situated in the heart of Mayfair on Park Street with westerly views over Hyde Park central to Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Piccadilly. To arrange a viewing please contact: Rupert Hoffen on 02074090209.


First Street, London, SW3 This charming period family house is located in the heart of Chelsea. Having been refurbished to a very high standard this home offers light and spacious accommodation throughout.

Double reception room | dining room | kitchen | master bedroom suite | 2 further berooms | further bathroom | patio | EPC=D Newly refurbished throughout, including Miele Appliances, Underfloor heating on lower ground floor and bathrooms, Lutron Lighting System, Fully integrated Sonos sound system.

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Milford House, Marylebone W1 £1,850 per week*

A beautifully presented and newly renovated three bedroom duplex apartment located in the heart of Marylebone. The apartment comprises an exceptional reception and dining room perfect for entertaining with direct access to a large private terrace. – – – – –

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+44 (0)20 3257 6482 cbreresidential.com/uk *Potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £270 including VAT and referencing fee of £50.40 including VAT per person will apply when renting a property. Please visit cbreresidential.com/uk/en-GB/rent/tenant-fees for more information about other fees that may apply. Prices correct at time of going to print.


SALES

Soho 13, Soho W1 Prices from £3,900,000*

An exclusive, luxury development of just 13 individual apartments and penthouses arranged over the 6th, 7th and 8th floors. Each apartment features innovative interior layouts which have been meticulously designed ensuring the very best use of space throughout. – – – – –

We are CBRE Residential, your sales and lettings team.

+44 (0)20 7420 3050 cbreresidential.com/uk *Prices correct at the time of going to print.

Concierge Private underground parking Penthouses interior design by Studio Ashby Private terraces Lift


LETTINGS

The Colyer, Covent Garden WC2 £1,250 per week*

A two bedroom, two bathroom apartment to rent within a brand new residential development which is located perfectly between Covent Garden and Soho, situated in an historic and picture perfect building. – – – – –

Meticulously designed by Johnson & Naylor Furnished Porter Lift EPC rating B

We are CBRE Residential, your sales and lettings team.

+44 (0)20 7420 3060 cbreresidential.com/uk *Potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £270 including VAT and referencing fee of £50.40 including VAT per person will apply when renting a property. Please visit cbreresidential.com/uk/en-GB/rent/tenant-fees for more information about other fees that may apply. Prices correct at time of going to print.


SALES

Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria SW1 Prices from £3,995,000*

Two striking penthouses within this individual development located in Victoria which balance elegance and comfort whilst marrying contemporary design and classic architecture. – – – – –

2 bedrooms with ensuite Open plan living area and kitchen Entrance lobby and in house porter Over 850 sq ft of outdoor entertaining space Roof terrace with breathtaking views

We are CBRE Residential, your sales and lettings team.

+44 (0)20 7420 3050 cbreresidential.com/uk *Prices correct at the time of going to print.

+44 (0)20 7495 9580 sothebysrealty.co.uk

77-79 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0NZ london@sothebysrealty.co.uk


London: +44 (0) 845 430 9197

Moscow: +7 495 651 6190

111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SR

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PENTHOUSE, IMPERIAL WHARF Absolutely stunning interior designed duplex penthouse in Banyan House, the latest and most prestigious phase of the Imperial Wharf development. Fabulous South-Westerly views from all the rooms and five balconies across the landscaped greenery of Imperial Crescent towards the River Thames. This brand new apartment of approximately 3500 SQFT offers fabulous entertaining space on the lower level (impressive entrance hall, library, TV lounge, large kitchen, dining area, 5 balconies) and spacious and private bedroom accommodation on the upper level (fantastic master suite with masses of storage and a luxurious ensuite bathroom, two other large bedrooms all ensuite, utility room, study). Highest level of specifications, cutting edge design, built-in home entertainment system, air conditioning, designer fixture and fittings, bespoke Boffi kitchen. Two allocated parking spaces in the underground garage. PRICE ON APPLICATION Contact: George Shishkovsky +44 7970 200142 george@londondom.com uk.londondom.com


L U X U RY Elysian House in Ingram Avenue reflects luxury and sophistication to the letter. A house of majestic proportions located in this exclusive residential turning in Hampstead backing directly onto Turner’s Wood Bird Sanctuary. The grand living accommodation includes six bedroom suites, a collection of reception rooms, a dedicated spa and pool area, as well as a cinema room and staff quarters.

To arrange a private appointment to view this magnificent home, please contact selling agent: Jeremy Gee 020 8458 7311 jeremy@glentree.com www.glentree.com


LOCAL EXPERTISE, INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION Email: sales@glentree.com

020 8458 7311

www.glentree.com

The images shown are taken from the original brochure for the house at the time of construction.

THE BISHOPS AVENUE, N2 £14,950,000 FREEHOLD A superior, detached, freehold mansion set behind a wide, sweeping driveway and discreetly located behind security gates, occupying a prominent plot on The Bishops Avenue which is one of the most coveted addresses in London. The extensive and elegant accommodation extends to over 14,000 sq. ft. including a spectacular leisure complex and is complemented by a beautifully landscaped rear garden.

SOLE SELLING AGENT

Grand Reception Hallway: 39’ Drawing Room 27’ Family Room: 25’ Dining Room: 20’ x 18’ Private Study: Fully Equipped Kitchen/Breakfast Room Master Suite with “His and Hers” Bathrooms and Dressing Areas: Further Spacious Bedroom Suites Leisure Complex with Large Pool, Gymnasium, Sauna: 125’ Landscaped Garden and 2 Changing Rooms: Media Room: 2 Bedroom Staff Apartment Professional Catering Kitchen: Double Tandem Garage. EPC Rating: E


EDGE STREET, KENSINGTON W8 • 3 Bedrooms

• Study

• 3 Bathrooms (1 en suite)

• Roof terrace

• 2 Reception rooms

• Garage for 2 cars

• Kitchen

• Approx. 2,532 sq f t (235 sq m)

Guide price £4,750,000 Freehold

For more information, call Robert Lewis 020 7306 1620 or email rlewis@waellis.com

174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP

waellis.com


PONT STREET, KNIGHTSBRIDGE SW1X • 3 Double bedrooms

• Eat-in kitchen

• 3 Bathrooms (en suite)

• Balcony

• Guest cloakroom

• Por ter

• Reception room

• Approx. 2,292 sq f t (213 sq m)

£3,250 per week Furnished

For more information, call David Mills 020 7306 1610 or email dmills@waellis.com

Potential tenants are advised that administration fees may be payable when renting a property. Please ask for details of our charges.

174 Brompton Road London SW3 1HP

waellis.com


ADVERTORIAL

Dickens Yard Sales Information Centre, The Old Fire Station, 4 Longfield Avenue Ealing, London W5 2UQ Open daily 10am – 6pm. Thursday until 8pm. Evening appointments available on request.

Prices from £1,999,950† Call 020 3504 4635 or visit www.dickens-yard.co.uk for more information †Price correct at time of going to press. Computer generated imagery for illustrative purposes only.


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Victoria Square, SW1W ÂŁ4,950,000 Freehold A stunning family home situated in an exquisite square in Central London. Featuring five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen and high ceilings throughout, this property been beautifully refurbished and offers under-floor heating, lutron lighting and wireless control facility. Marsh & Parsons Pimlico +44 (0) 20 7828 8100 sales.pim@marshandparsons.co.uk


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