Chops & Changes
Bentley for Her
Exploring our international luxury property group
We indulge ourselves into the worldâ€™s most expensive perfume
The changing face of Mayfairâ€™s Mount Street
Bentley unveil their first handbag collection
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Welcome to another edition of the Chartwell Journal. We would firstly like to thank our readers for the positive feedback we received on our re- brand and design of our previous issue. This issue we have meet some inspirational entrepreneurs; Shirley Palmer, Elena Shchukina and Cooper Hefner - each developing their global brand images. We also preview Bentleyâ€™s debut handbag collection - possibly the most intricately designed bags we have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Once again we are showcasing some of the worlds finest properties. Our in-house property experts are presently working closely with vendors in Brazil following the surge of enquiries from investors due to the forthcoming World Cup and Olympics. Chartwell are delighted to announce that we have once again been selected to be a Media Partner of Top Marques supercar show in Monaco for 2014. The event is under patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco and features the worldâ€™s finest cars, yachts, helicopters and watches. We hope you can join us for this spectacular 4-day event next April. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via twitter @chartwellmag, @ladychartwell or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, feedback or suggestions. Enjoy!
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The Perfect Gentleman
Matthew Campbell Laurenza
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Chartwell, A New Chapter
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I’m no Emmeline Pankhurst but...
Fragrance Du Bois
Corinthia A Hotel With Design At Heart
The American Millionaire
Citizenship by Investment
De-Risking the Highlife
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Käpälämäki Finland Nestled on the border between Finland and Sweden sits Käpälämäki – a riverside retreat that translates to ‘A Nice Place to Return to’. Situated in a forest in Finnish Lapland, 20 kilometres North of the Arctic Circle, this property presents a unique opportunity to acquire a home with spectacular views of the Northern lights.
April, creating great conditions for skiing. There is a ski slope in the local town of Pello, which is 6km away, as well as on the Swedish side of the border. In the evening this is lit providing yet another extraordinary view from the house. One of the best things about this location is the sense of community. Each village has an elk-hunting club and just before Christmas they throw a party for the whole community who gather together and eat the meat hunted that year. At Christmas a local Father Christmas goes around every house and gives presents to children, highlighting the sense of family and community. If this isn’t enough festive cheer 100km away there is the famous Santa Claus Park, Rovaniemi. The main house is approximately 128 square metres in size and has two bedrooms with a further mezzanine room. There is one bathroom with another separate WC and a sauna, perfect for the cold Finnish winters. Like most Scandinavian homes, the house has an open plan kitchen, dining, and living area. As one side of the house is predominantly glass, these areas and the main bedroom have stunning views of the forest and river, allowing you to truly connect with nature. Outside is a Summer guesthouse and a decking area, perfect for Al Fresco dining. The home further benefits from 1.5 acres of land and with 50 metres of riverfront. Its redwood exterior and green roof further integrate the house into its stunning surroundings. Please contact Chartwell Estates for more details: 0207 409 0533 email@example.com
The 70 metre driveway is surrounded by beautiful pine forests, providing a real sense of magic in the winter when the branches are covered in snow, transforming this house into a scene from a Christmas card. Whether you are looking for a meditational retreat, somewhere to host summer parties with near-24-hour sunshine, or even a place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, this house provides a perfect getaway where you can feel at one with nature. Despite the tranquil setting, the location won’t allow you to get bored. If you are keen to get out & enjoy surrounding the area, this is definitely a place for you, with activities that you can enjoy
year round. In the summer, many of the locals go out mushroom and berry picking which is traditional in Scandinavian countries. The area is full of wonderful wildlife, perfect for following nature or hunting & fishing in season. In the Autumn when the foliage turns into vibrant colours giving New England a run for its money. Finnish Winters drop as low as -30 degrees centigrade, freezing the river solid. Not only does this create a short cut to Sweden, but also lets you enjoy ice fishing for winter salmon or for those with thick skins, swimming after a spell in Käpälämäki’s sauna. The Winters and snowfall usually extend from November to late
Villa Castelnovo Italy One of the most important historical villas on the shores of Lake Orta, the most romantic Italian lake with breath-taking views of the lake, island and mountains. The Villa boasts 8 bedrooms and is set in two acres of private parkland and ancient woodland leading down to the Lake, a private garden with pontoon, beach and a boat house with its own private boat.
The interior of the villa is sumptuous. The mosaic Venetian marble floors, alfrescos, chandeliers and the elegant setting all combine to set this residence apart as a villa of superb grace and elegance. The villa has been recently restored, but maintains its old world charm and atmosphere. Lake Orta is one of the smaller, less well known of the Italian Lakes at its maximum points 13.4km long and 2.5km wide. Not as busy as Lake Como or Maggiore yet a 45 minute drive from Milan Malpensa. The property boasts a large open plan salon, with seating in front of the open fire and a 12-seater dining table. French doors out to the terrace with breath-taking views of the lake, island and the mountains in the backdrop. The master bedroom suite features a Super King
size Tudor four poster bed and large en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower and twin wash hand basins with superb views to the Lake and the island. The two acres of private parkland and ancient woodland have sweeping gardens down to the Lake. The terrace has seating for 14, sun loungers and a path through the gardens down to the Lake, a private Lake-side garden, stony beach, pontoon and boat house. Please contact Chartwell Estates for more details: 0207 409 0533 firstname.lastname@example.org
Apes Hill Barbados If your passion for world-class golf is matched only by your pursuit of the highest standards of living, then the luxury residences of Apes Hill Club, set around an exceptional new 18-hole championship golf course, might well prove your ideal.
Located in Barbados, the crown jewel of the Caribbean, and commanding views of two coasts, Apes Hill offers elegance, exclusivity, and sporting excellence. The site’s richly diverse landscape of tropical parks, lush forest and coral stone quarries has been carefully developed to create a masterpiece. The resulting combination of a world-class golf course, a renowned polo club and equestrian centre, and high-end luxury homes is Apes Hill Club - an address like no other. Throughout the community, the touchstone is quality – a standard to be expected from the partnership of landowner and polo legend Sir Charles Williams, prestigious resort developer Landmark Land, and Wentworth Golf Club of Surrey, renowned both as a venue for PGA and World Matchplay tournaments and as a benchmark for excellent hospitality. The 470-acre estate is located on a historic plantation on the island’s crest and will
feature eight low-density hamlets of spacious luxury villas, giving onto stunningly contoured fairways. Extraordinary attention to detail has been paid, from the design of each hole to carefully complement the property’s natural drama and beauty, to the selection of turf grass chosen for its suitability to conditions in Barbados. Property owners automatically qualify for membership in the Apes Hill Country Club and can take advantage of becoming a member of the Golf Club. The residences at Apes Hill Club are no less exceptional, offering something for every taste, whether one prefers to build one’s home or choose from the elegant designs available. The Villas of Garden Wall average 3,300 sq ft in size and are flanked by the 10th, 17th and 18th golf holes. Essential touches of modernity include Miele designer kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, which flow onto large patios and private brilliant blue infinity-edge swimming pools. The estate lots range in size from one-third of an acre to two acres and provide the opportunity for you to design and build your own home. Should you not wish to build; there are beautiful homes available in the exclusive area of Moonshine Ridge. These homes range in size from 5,000 sq ft to 8,000 sq ft and have extraordinary views of the west coast and a design in mind for family indulgence and luxury living. Along with being surrounded by perfectly landscaped grounds, challenging golf holes with sparkling white bunkers and endless ocean views each owner will also benefit from
magnificent sports and fitness facilities a hyper-indulgent spa, twenty-four hour security, a concierge service and membership to Port St. Charles Yacht Club. Please contact Chartwell Estates for more details: 0207 409 0533 email@example.com
Ipanema Apartment Barao de Torre, Brazil
A sensational apartment located in one of Rio de Janeiroâ€™s most exclusive neighbourhoods. The property, fully renovated with contemporary design offers 200m2 of spacious contemporary living. The main living space is divided into several different environments, including a dining, lounge and office space. The apartment has two large bedroom suites. Suite one offers plenty of space and an excellent bathroom. Suite two has a small entrance hall, large walkin closet plus closets, wonderful bathroom with shower, jacuzzi and TV to relax enjoying the hot tub. The property is fully air-conditioned, using the best quality fixtures and fittings. Please contact Chartwell Estates for more details: 0207 409 0533 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rare opportunity to own one of the few private residences designed by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed some of the 20th Centuryâ€™s most famous modernist buildings.
Niemeyer rose to international fame as the architect of the main government buildings in the futuristic Brazilian capital, Brasilia, (inaugurated in 1960) and the design of the UN building in New York.
Oscar Niemeyer House Brazil
This modernist gem is set in the hills of Sao Conrado offering sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gavea Golf Club and the forest of Tijuca behind. Set over two floors, the ground floor was designed as one large open plan space that has been sectioned into distinctive living areas all overlooking the swimming pool and gardens with its spectacular sculptures and mosaic panels. The second floor houses the five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms including an expansive master suite with sea views, two closets and two bathrooms. Also on this level is the TV room, library and access ramp to the lower grounds. The outside area provides fantastic entertainment with two connected swimming pools a basketball and tennis court, barbecue area with bar, a music studio and an art studio with its own independent bathroom. Please contact Chartwell Estates for more details: 0207 409 0533 email@example.com
Overwey England An extremely attractive, classically proportioned Edwardian country house occupying an elevated position with superb far-reaching views. It has been recently refurbished with great emphasis placed on the retention of the period features, including deep skirtings, sash windows, and attractive cornicing and architraves. The well-proportioned, elegant reception rooms are arranged at the rear of the property to take full advantage of the south-backing setting and the wonderful views. Upstairs, the 5 bedrooms are similarly well-appointed. The gardens surround the house on every side, and offer great privacy and seclusion. They are beautifully kept and include many specimen trees, raised flower beds, large expanses of lawn and mature borders. The pool area lies to the south west of the house, and to the west is the tennis court, vegetable garden and the stabling. In all the grounds extend to about 20 acres. At the foot of the drive a detached cottage, currently arranged at 2, 1 bedroom flats provides substantial ancillary accommodation. There is also a large garage with storage gallery, where planning permission exists for conversion to a gym and games
room with office above. Additional planning is in place for further garaging. The house is situated in beautiful, protected countryside with access to many, many miles of walking and riding opportunities over nearby National Trust common land. The house lies just 34 miles from Heathrow airport and 46 miles from Gatwick. The nearby towns of Farnham and Guildford (3 miles and 10 miles respectively) provide excellent shopping, education and recreational facilities, as well as fast, regular rail services to London Waterloo in well under 1 hour. Please contact Chartwell Estates for more details: 0207 409 0533 firstname.lastname@example.org
Caulin Court England An exemplary and inspired â€˜fauxâ€™ Regency house of extraordinary quality, having been designed and built to the highest standard, set in fabulous parkland on the edge of the hamlet of Ladywood and enjoying excellent communications nationally by road, rail and air.
A newly built house approaching 10,000 sq ft finished to an exceptionally high standard with separate detached staff house (approx 1800 sq ft), swimming pool, gym, formal gardens with pond, immaculate grounds extending to approx 18.74 acres. The house benefits from extensive accommodation, including: Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Library, Magnificent Kitchen/Family Room with Orangery, Conservatory, 2 Cloakrooms, 8 Person Passenger Lift. Galleried First and Second Floor Landings with large Lantern Skylight, Principal Suite - (Bedroom, 2 walk in Wardrobes, Bathroom, Shower Room). Guest Suite - (Bedroom, Bathroom). 7 Further Suites. Laundry. In addition, the grounds offer: 3 Bedroom Cottage, Impressive Leisure Wing (incorporating Indoor Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Sauna, Steam Room and Solarium. Mezzanine Sitting Area, Kitchenette and Home Cinema. Substantial Garage Block with Stores. Private Gated Main Driveway with Secondary Drive, Electronically Operated Gates, Parking Sweep, Fully Landscaped Gardens and Parkland. Location wise, Ladywood is in a most convenient location, whilst being rural, it is extremely well positioned for Worcester and the M5 motorway. Nearby Droitwich Spa provides everyday services and shopping including major retailers such as M&S and Waitrose. Please contact Chartwell Estates for more details: 0207 409 0533 email@example.com
Woodsend England Situated on a private woodland estate in Norfolk, this fabulous property presents an opportunity to acquire a home with cutting edge style that fuses perfectly with the natural surroundings.
emissions. This ensures that the house stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Under the central roof and the highest point of the house there is the main en-suite bedroom with expansive views across the grounds and stream, plus two further bedrooms and bathroom. The spacious open planned kitchen and sitting room areas dominate the downstairs space; while to the side of the property is a third guest bedroom, shower/WC and garage. The living area boasts a Danish fireplace that turns 180 degrees thus allowing you to have a fire outside, perfect for Al Fresco dining. The house is fitted with under floor heating and Lutron blinds, so you can wake up in style amidst the woodland setting. Woods End is a multi-award winning house that was publically voted Britainâ€™s Best Home 2009 for taking full advantage of its settings. Influenced by the meandering stream, this house has three separate curved roofs and ceilings, creating a wonderful feeling of comfort, air and space. The house has been built to have full solar gain, and so even in the winter when the sun is at its lowest, its 45 windows provide an extraordinary quality of light.
This 3,000 square ft. home also boasts 2 acres of stunning woodland with a charming stream, a separate double garage, and a calming Japanese water feature. The wrap around decking, bridges and terraces are also fitted with feature lighting come sunset.
The most outstanding features of this property are its extraordinary green credentials. This timber-framed home has been built from materials primarily from sustainable sources. Built to North European insulation standards, the glass cuts out UV rays and ensures against heat loss. The flowering green moss sedum roof becomes an expansion of the surrounding landscape whilst cutting carbon dioxide
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Situated less than 2 hours from Central London, this perfect countryside retreat offers peace and quiet to its new owner.
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Bremont a very British Watch Bremont Watch Company launched its collection of highly developed aviation inspired timepieces in 2007 after 5 years in development. Bremont now offers a comprehensive collection of COSC certified automatic chronometers. Founded by two British brothers, Nick and Giles English, Bremont originated from the brothers’ joint lifetime love and passion for engineering and aviation.
The story of Bremont started in 1995 following a tragic plane crash that Nick had with his father, Euan English. Whilst training for an air-show in the UK their WWII Harvard aircraft was involved in a horrendous accident. Their father Euan died and Nick broke over 30 bones. This accident was a tipping-point in the brothers’ lives and provided the impetus to set up a watch atelier. The following year after the plane crash, Nick and Giles were back in the air, flying across France in a 60-year-old plane. Bad weather forced them to make an emergency landing in a pea field in the Champagne region. As fate would have it, the field was owned by an old farmer, who not only reminded the brothers of their own father, but was also a former WWII pilot and just as passionate about aircraft as Nick and Giles. His farm house, where the brothers stayed for a couple of nights, also housed a wonderful selection of restored wall clocks and he wore a particularly special wristwatch - the one given to him by his father. His name, Antoine Bremont, was chosen to grace this range of British watches with his passions in life mirroring closely those of the brothers and their late father. The brothers were determined to make a watch that would last more than a lifetime. To that end, it had to be made from the best available materials using the most tried and tested techniques. Indeed, this led to the company’s maxim: all Bremont timepieces would be tested above and beyond the demands placed upon conventional wristwatches - “Tested Beyond Endurance”. As a result, the stainless steel case of each Bremont is made to an exceptional hardness of 2000 Vickers which is seven times that of an average stainless steel watch case. The convex sapphire crystal is equally as hard and has nine layers of anti-reflective coating applied to both sides of the glass for increased legibility. During
the arduous 15 day chronometer movement certification process carried out by COSC, each Bremont watch must achieve accuracy to within - 4 and + 6 seconds per day. Bremont now finds itself in the top 20 of the world’s chronometer manufacturers.
The high standard of finish and attention to detail seen in everything from the hand-cut and engraved winding rotor in the sapphire crystal case back to the meticulous machining of the three-part Trip-Tick® cases take considerable time and skill to apply. As a result, no more than 1,000 examples of each model are produced annually. An individual record of each watch is kept at the company headquarters for security and servicing purposes, and all Bremont watches are supplied in beautiful hand-crafted leather wallets or rolls, which have been designed with travelling and safe storage in mind.
well as encompassing the heritage of the brand. The boutique is more than a traditional watch store with an exclusive monthly explorers club, a considerable watch library and unique pieces on display such as the Ronnie Wood limited edition B-1 Marine clock.
Bremont is a British company that combines its manufacturing in Switzerland and the UK but contains something that no comparable timepiece can match: an air of quintessential Britishness. The brothers set out to create a classic English-styled watch that could be worn in the boardroom but had the strength to be used in the harshest of environments. Each and every Bremont model is not only designed to exacting specifications but is also sufficiently accurate and durable enough to be used for activities ranging from flying to polar and deepsea exploration. In addition to lab testing, each model has been tried and quantified ‘in the field’ by professional adventurers and explorers and is also the watch of choice for multiple military air squadrons around the world. In 2010, Bremont produced the B-1 Marine Clock which, along with its in-house movement became the first Bremont timepiece to be made entirely in England. In January 2013, Bremont opened their new watch making facility in the Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames. The beautiful oak framed building in the heart of the Chiltern Valley has been custom built to provide an ideal facility for the manufacture of their high-end mechanical watches. Bremont is on a long term staged investment program to develop mechanical watch manufacturing expertise in the UK and will be assembling and finishing off key movement and case components in Henley. Bringing the shipping and quality control under one roof will allow the client services to grow and even offers customers the chance to come and see their watches being assembled for themselves. In July 2012 Bremont opened their flagship boutique in London’s Mayfair joining a host of high end brands such as Marc Jacobs and Purdey on the prestigious South Audley Street. The store spans across two floors and boasts a library equipped with leather armchairs and sofa, a meeting room as well as its very own bar for customers and visitors alike. It provides the perfect showcase for the Bremont collections as
Historically, Britain has had a considerable impact on watchmaking and was the pioneer of technical development throughout the last century. Bremont is proud to be at the forefront of the revival of British watchmaking. The appeal for the brand’s high quality and limited production timepieces is making Bremont a real force in the high-end luxury watch market. Limited numbers are manufactured each year and all Bremont watches adhere to the core values of precision, durability and individuality.
air force fighter ejection seats), the company continues to work very closely with multiple military squadrons both in the UK and the USA who are seeking an understated, exclusive and refined timepiece. 2012 saw their most exciting collaboration to date with the launch of the Bremont Victory watch. The brand worked closely with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth to create a limited edition watch where each mechanical retrograde watch has been made with original parts of oak timber and copper from the HMS Victory Ship, most famous as Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. 29 South Audley Street Mayfair 020 3394 2680 www.bremont.com
BREMONT PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS The Bremont watch family comprises a range of chronometer tested chronograph and nonchronograph watches including a number of special limited edition models. All watches are water resistant to a depth of 100m with the exception of the diving watches which have been tested to 1500m. Bremont has made some iconic limited edition watches including the EP120, named after and containing parts of the famous 1942 Spitfire Mk V aircraft which is one of the most credited WWII fighter in existence currently based in Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Also the P-51 which is a chronograph chronometer built with original parts from the famous 1944 Mustang WWII P-51K-10, a pacific war veteran also known as ‘Fragile but Agile’ 2010 saw Bremont collaborate with luxury motorcar company Jaguar to create clocks for the XJ75 75th Anniversary Supercar and the CX75 Concept Car. Following on from the extreme testing Bremont carried out with British Aviation Company, Martin-Baker (who make 70% of the world’s
Elena Shchukina Russian artist and businesswoman Elena Shchukina sits down with Chartwell in her new Mayfair gallery to discuss her visionary plans, the highly anticipated gallery launch and how her career paths drastically changed.
Shchukina studied law in Moscow before making her transition into art – something she had always been passionate about. An art class Shchukina took in Milan sparked her imagination to create a new gallery concept – one away from the cold ‘white cube’ gallery format, and instead a vibrant space where you could imagine yourself living – filled with furniture and importantly colour. In 2009 Shchukina moved to London to pursue her career as an artist and enrolled at Sotheby’s art school, she there developed her skills and contacts that lead her to the opening of her gallery. Shchukina aims to introduce art buyers and collectors to a new experience when purchasing art and wants to stand apart from traditional galleries – which will no doubt inspire other galleries to follow suit.
What has been your inspiration behind your unique gallery, which is due to open in September? The inspiration to create a unique gallery came from my desire to bring several artistic forms that I loved together and from being an artist myself. In one space, I wanted to creatively showcase the two types of art that were significant to me: firstly paintings that I am passionate about and secondly, interior design that I had studied. Also, I wanted to combine my hobby – I make objects of art and bespoke furniture pieces – with my appreciation for art and my appreciation of exquisite workmanship to promote art and artists who I admire. For me, it was important to place furniture within a Fine Art setting, as I consider furniture pieces to be works of art. What type of artist will be showcasing in your gallery and will you be supporting young and emerging artists? I am really interested in presenting artists who are already established in other countries but remain relatively unknown here in the UK. It’s about bringing diverse talent to London and letting people see what the international art scene has to offer. Personally, I look to place works from artists who I admire onto a larger platform – it’s more about talent than prominence, although that too, is important. Will you be showcasing your own artwork in the gallery? As of yet, I’m not looking to place my works in the Gallery. You studied law at university, what made you decide to make the move into art and would you consider going back into law? Yes, I studied law because my parents advised me to do so – it was a great decision. Law is a very multilateral subject, which has provided me with valuable skills and knowledge that I find useful for establishing an art business as well. I made the move into art so that I could focus my passion and creativity into something that I could produce. Art has always been a hobby of mine I enjoyed visiting museums, galleries and various exhibitions and painting myself. While studying interior design, I started looking at paintings with my teacher and I still continue my lessons - I am fortunate that I could make my hobby into a business. As for law, art has always been a primary interest for me.
You have studied art all over the world, is educating yourself in the art world something that you will continue to pursue? Well, art has been an interest since before I started at Law school! At university, painting was one of my main extracurricular activities and I enjoyed visiting museums, galleries and various exhibitions. But it was during taking interior design course that I truly started studying painting techniques with teachers and I still continue my lessons now. If I get time in the future, I would ideally want to expand my art knowledge and education and maybe take some more lessons. Now that you have a gallery opening in London do you see yourself settling here in the UK with your family? Well, London has been my home for the past four years and the Gallery makes me feel even more connected to the City.
Is there a single person who has inspired you to open the gallery and fulfil your ambitions as an artist? I was very impressed with the atmosphere of an art village in the south of France called St. Paul de Vence. It has a lot of diverse galleries and artists. Mark Shagal spent his last years there. Travelling and viewing artists abroad made me want to share my admiration for their art with Londoners.
What are your plans for your career moving forward over the next 5-10 years? My plans for next coming years are to work on more exhibitions, participate in a wide range of art fairs in Europe and America and to expose my Galleries in more countries. With an exhibition in Monaco and with the Gallery launches in London this year, I feel that the next five to ten years will see Gallery Shchukina participate in a much larger international programme. 10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K 6LL +44(0)20 7499 6019 www.galleryelenashchukina.com Chartwell Bespoke were delighted to assist Shchukina with her unique vision www.chartwell-london.com
The Worlds Most Expensive Perfume Clive Christian founded his highly regarded design house in 1978 - his vision was to establish his brand as the generic for Great British luxury. In 1999 Christian acquired the crown perfumery and set about designing the â€˜Worlds most expensive perfumeâ€™, though with the focus not on achieving such status but creating something beautiful in design and sumptuous in scent.
Synonymous with luxury... Clive Christian, royal heritage and ‘The Worlds Most Expensive Perfume’ …
As custodian of a British perfumery, first established in 1872, and uniquely granted the image of Queen Victoria’s crown, Clive Christian revived the original values of the perfumery, creating only pure perfumes with complex formulae that use the most rare and precious ingredients in their most concentrated forms. Christian’s royal connections are still standing strong after he was commissioned to create scents for the Queens Golden Jubilee and the wedding of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Victoria. The Private Collection Perfumes are presented in the customary pressed glass bottle in a deep amber colour which pays tribute to the original apothecary bottles from the perfumery uniquely crowned by Queen Victoria in 1872 as a mark of British excellence. Just 10 limited edition bottles of No.1, the worlds most expensive perfume were produced; costing £115,000 a bottle, 7 of these went to private collections and the remaining three remain in archive of the company. www.clive.com
After ten years at the pinnacle of the luxury perfume world and creation of No1 The World’s Most Expensive Perfume, Clive was finally persuaded by loyal clients and perfume devotees to release perfumes from his Private Collection. “C” for Men and “C” for Women, the first release, push all the house hallmarks to crescendo and have been embraced worldwide as the cornerstone of the Private Collection. The second release from the Private Collection, “V” for Men and “V” for Women, are perfumes that bear the concentration and complexity associated with the House and brim with absolute masculinity and with utter femininity. Clive has named these perfumes from his Private Collection after his eldest daughter
Matthew Campbell Laurenza The Cleopatra Collection
The pharaohs, The Sphinx, The Scarab and The Pyramids. The latest collection from M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza modernizes ancient Egypt in the FW13 Cleopatra Collection. Cleopatra’s beauty and powerful femininity remain immortalized in contemporary culture most memorably by Elizabeth Taylor. Matthew Campbell Laurenza resurrects the romanticism of Cleopatra’s reign making each piece a sculptural masterpiece worthy of the iconic queen or Elizabeth Taylor’s personal collection.
Beauty & Power
New to M.C.L, gold plating coupled with Matthew’s signature use of sapphires and enamel infuses luxury and rarity to the Collection. Elements of Isis, Nefertity and the pharaohs inspire each silhouette so that every bangle, cuff, earring, ring, necklace and brooch is new and unique to M.C.L. This collection only available at Harrods.
Royal Mansour Marrakesh Infused with Moroccan culture The Royal Mansour, situated in Marrakech, has been created with the vision to exceed the demands of todayâ€™s discerning travellers. The Royal Mansour offers guests much more than just a hotel room or suite - as standard - each room is in fact your very own private Moroccan residence, set over three storeys.
The five-star service Royal Mansour offers starts on the runway, upon landing in Marrakech you are greeted from your plane by a hotel representative and escorted into the VIP lounge for refreshments whilst staff take care of your security requirements - alleviating any post flight stress. From the moment you are chauffeured through the imposing gates at the hotel you enter a sanctuary of luxury and tranquility.
The intention of such an elaborate build was to showcase the finest in Moroccan heritage, craftsmanship and luxury. The build and construction took six years and in excess of 1400 tradespeople were on site each day in the final months of development, which is evident by the innate attention to detail. Each ceiling is perfectly detailed either by hand carvings or paintings, walls are embellished with mosaics, leathers and even gold leaf, whilst rooms are furnished with sumptuous upholsteries and hand crafted furniture. The hotel has an air of serenity - idyllic if you are seeking escape from a chaotic daily routine.
Royal Mansour boasts 53 individually-designed riads ranging from 1-4 bedrooms, no expense was spared on the project, initiated and funded by the Moroccan royal family.
It would be plausible to close your riad door upon checking in and never want or need to leave until check-out. Each exquisitely appointed riad is equipped with several living areas, dining spaces, a small kitchen and rooftop plunge pool. During winter months the riads are romantic havens - with log burning fires and deep marble bath tubs. Though only a couple of years old the mature gardens and authentic Moroccan hues that grace the communal areas makes the Royal Mansour feel like it has always been there. Modern amenities have been gently positioned within the hotel such as electrically operated roofs in the library - allowing you to gaze through the stunning antique telescope into the Moroccan skyline by night. Royal Mansour head chef Yannick Alleno, who has three Michelin stars to his name, created two gourmet menus ‘Grande Table Marocaine’ and ‘Grande Table Francaise’. Alleno stated that he wanted his restaurants to be the finest source of Moroccan gastronomy in the country, adding sophisticated dimensions and flavours to traditional Moroccan fayre.
Whilst his cuisine may be enjoyed in the beautifully appointed restaurants it is also possible to enjoy fine dining on the roof of your riad - enjoying the view of the atlas mountains by candlelight whilst being waited on hand and foot by your personal butler…. Royal Mansour, Marrakech. Room rates from €1,500 per night. Tel: +212 0529808080 Fax: +212 0529808091 www.royalmansour.com
One Hyde Park Unquestionably, one of the world’s most finest addresses – One Hyde Park, comprising 86 luxury apartments has offered Chartwell a number of unique opportunities since opening its doors in 2011.
Our team of Project Managers have maintained a presence at One Hyde Park during the past three years. Chartwell have worked with the London based company CTG, who specialise in the technical management, supervision and project guidance of specialist buildings. Due to this relationship, the success of this project has been a great team achievement. Whilst most people were enjoying their holidays this summer, Chartwell were focussed on completing a fully enhanced apartment refurbishment at One Hyde Park. With Chartwell’s latest project handed over in August 2013, a 4,500 square foot apartment; Designed by the California based designers HDC and all the designed furniture and fabrics manufactured and delivered from Italy, by the renowned team at EMMA.
Like most properties at One Hyde Park, the immediate focus upon entering the apartment, is the spectacular formal corridor leading to the main living space, with its magnificent views of Hyde Park. Combining mirrors, marble, gold, bespoke joinery, specialist lighting, chandeliers and artwork â€“ weâ€™re proud to say, the end result exudes quality and the very best in bespoke luxury design and elegance. The quality of materials, precision and attention to detail are all embodied perfectly in one property â€“ making this Chartwell project an outstanding showcase, and a fine example of considered, uncompromising and luxurious interior design.
Chartwell Monaco Aligning our international expertise with established professional services Chartwell continues to grow in strength and dominate the luxury renovation sector in Monaco and Europe; we believe in delivering the promise. Chartwell provides a unique service when it comes to luxury renovation, refurbishment, design and property maintenance in international prime locations and completes every project with the minimum disruption and the maximum expertise.
The team, based in Monte Carlo and Mayfair, prides itself on a high level of service, professionalism and expertise, enabling us to build long-term relationships with our clients, including some of the worldâ€™s leading interior designers and architects, as well as private clients and property developers. Chartwellâ€™s core management have worked to this exacting standard for three decades, creating a blueprint that will continue to exceed expectations for years to come.
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Corinthia A Hotel With Design At Heart With craftsmanship at the forefront of the design brief of The Corinthia Hotel, London, we explore the components that make it one of the most visually striking 5 star hotels in the capital.
The grand Victorian building in which The Corinthia is situated was previously home to the prestigious Hotel Metropole, which opened in 1885, it was then taken over by the government in 1936 and used by the Ministry of Defence. The magnificent architecture of the building has been sympathetically restored and complements the fine fixtures and fittings that have been carefully chosen for Corinthiaâ€™s flagship hotel. World class designers, architects, craftsmen and designers were flown in to develop the hotels distinctive soul and capture the brands core values. Much of the artwork on display has been specially commissioned by the hotel: predominantly by British artists. Famed art consultant Minda Dowling assisted with the selection and instruction of the 250 unique works of commissioned art. Upon entering the hotel you are greeted by a striking â€˜full moonâ€™ chandelier - possibly one of the most intricate and largest chandeliers on display in London. The centrepiece was created by Parisian designer Chafik Gasmi and produced by prestigious French crystal manufacturer, Baccarat. To the left of the entrance is a Harrods boutique and luxury florist. The hotel has two superb restaurants - The Northall - which serves modern british cuisine from breakfast through to inner and
shower and plentiful living space. The 36 suites have been individually interior designed and furnished with bespoke items of furniture, fine upholstery and wood paneling, combined with state of the art technology. The Corinthia has 294 bedrooms in totality, which also includes its 7 signature penthouse suites which offer sweeping views across the City. If money is no object then try the Royal Penthouse - which spans across 5,000 sq ft and two stories. This palatial 3-bedroom suite features its own private spa suite and butlers kitchen. Breaktaking design features adorn the suite including sweeping marble staircases, a private study complete with 3 hidden televisions and a roof terrace with outdoor fire pit. Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD Deluxe rooms start at £525 per night and explorers penthouses start at £4,000 per night. www.corinthia.com
Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar - serving contemporary Italian cuisine. The cosy Bassoon Bar hosts live music sessions in the evening and offers an intimate and relaxed space for cocktails. The ESPA life spa is said to be the most expensive spa in the UK, reportedly costing £20 million to build. Upon entering it feels like you are submerging yourself into a James Bond movie set of the future - if luxury was a place this would be it. The sophisticated use of Calacatta and black Italian marble , rich black and champagne lacquer panels, stained oak and pewter artwork create a sumptuous tranquil environment. The spa spans 3,300 square metres and offers revolutionary lifestyle programmes as well as an extensive range of spa treatments. ESPA products are used throughout the spa and each treatment begins with a consultation to assess how you feel and what you would like to achieve from your treatment. Oils and lotions are used according to your preference upon sampling the product range. There are several relaxation areas and heated marble loungers to unwind on. The bedrooms and suites are larger than average and start at 43sqm. In our junior suite there is an oversized dressing room, large marble bathroom with a tropical rain
Citizenship by Investment: St Kitts Nevis The Business Class Option The recent global financial crisis, as well as the ‘Arab Spring’, has resulted in as significant a dispersal of financial and human capital as we’ve seen in many years. While the ramifications continue to impact us all, it has brought the topic of immigration back into sharp focus.
For many years now the UK, the US, Australia and Canada have been traditional immigration destinations, but the attractiveness appears to be wearing off – for applicant and country alike. The world’s global elite is now looking towards citizenship programmes that do not require residency, and when these programmes are offered by countries within the British Commonwealth, the advantages and rewards are compelling. Many countries offer citizenship with no tax obligations, and passports issued between 3 and 6 months from the date of application. While people all over the world will have a variety of reasons for wanting to acquire a second nationality, ‘Citizenship by Investment’ has captured the imagination, and risen to meet the requirements of many of the world’s most powerful and influential families. At the same time, it has become a status symbol in the same league as luxury yachts and private jets. For many, a tax-free environment is a key motivator. For others it’s the visa-free travel that this second passport provides; and for some it’s the opportunity to enhance professional, entrepreneurial and even academic endeavours. Applications for Citizenship by Investment programmes are flooding in from all four corners of the world, and St. Kitts and Nevis provides one of the best. The prospect of a stunning destination for work or leisure, and a passport that is accepted almost everywhere, is proving to be an attractive proposition and the final piece in the jigsaw for an elite group of people.
St. Kitts and Nevis offers the best known and longest running citizenship programme, dating back to 1984. The Commonwealth of Dominica has also run its own programme (which it put in place in 1991) and such is the demand and the advantages that these programmes provide – for country and applicant alike – that Grenada, as well as Antigua and Barbuda, are planning to launch their own programmes this year. The programme in St. Kitts and Nevis requires a ‘donation’ of US$250,000, but there are other, even more attractive options in the form of land, freehold real estate and even shares in a hotel investment vehicle. For US$400,000, not only does the applicant receive his or her passport immediately, but also a place to stay or rent out on one of the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in the Caribbean. While the existence of St. Kitts and Nevis’ citizenship programme through real estate investment has spawned a construction boom on the island, it remains relatively undeveloped. There is land available and there is a construction industry ready and willing to take advantage of the existing infrastructure. Furthermore, the land/property option enables individuals to not only receive immediate citizenship, but also to resell to the next applicant after a 5-year mandatory ownership period, at the same price as the initial outlay as well as any profit. During the ownership period, citizens are at liberty to rent out their properties – with rental incomes of up to 5%, and with some developers even guaranteeing the income – or even refinance, if they so choose. Even without this potential for returns, what can be perceived as a
guaranteed minimum buy-back after the 5 year period is a highly attractive proposition. It should be noted that with the real estate option, there are some government and associated fees that need to be met. Advice should be sought from a citizenship professional, but with the prospect of owning property and becoming a member of such an exclusive club of world citizens, it is estimated that they will be a small price to pay. The choice of real estate in St. Kitts and Nevis is considerable – from stunning beachfront villas, to spacious apartments overlooking a golf course, and even to shares in international 5 Star hotels. It’s important to note that investors who are not citizens play a significant role in the real estate arena, thereby ensuring a healthy ‘supply and demand’ balance in the market. St. Kitts, and its smaller, relatively untouched sister island Nevis, offer white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters and year-round tropical weather. The Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is ranked as the best in the Caribbean, and the Marriott and Four Seasons resorts on St. Kitts and Nevis are two of the most desirable holiday destinations on the planet. Everything is accessible from the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, just northeast of the capital Basseterre, with direct links to the UK, the US and Canada, while the Caribbean islands of St. Bart’s, St. Lucia and Barbados are a mere hop, skip and a jump away. If the prospect of acquiring property in a part of the world that many view as a dream destination is attractive, securing a prestigious
passport and second nationality with Inheritance, Wealth, Capital and Income Tax exemptions is quite simply irresistible. Travel to 138 countries worldwide, including the UK, the USA, Canada and Europe – for 6 months at a time without having to apply for a visa – with a globally accepted citizenship that doesn’t involve having to relocate individuals or their families. Perhaps this isn’t a Business Class immigration option after all. ‘First Class’ would be much more appropriate. Jeremy Savory is Partner in the Dubai Office of Citizenship Services Group LLC. Tel: + 971 (0) 4444 9431 Jeremy@citizenshipservicesgroup.com www.citizenshipservicesgroup.com
Welcome to Tax Free Nevis There’s something very special about this small, sombrero-shaped island that grabs you. The charm and tranquility take you back to a time when things were simpler; when life was more peaceful, and ‘stress’ was only a word, not a way of life.
The 36-square-mile island of Nevis lies across the bay from its sister island St. Kitts, and is situated near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, approximately 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua. This island jewel is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with unparalleled natural vegetation and spectacular vistas.
All properties in the Nevis Hill Club qualify owners for immediate residency and citizenship, along with a valid passport for you and your family. As a result benefits include:-
The Nevis Hill Club is a unique and stunning private residential estate nestled into the hillside overlooking the Caribbean’s most luxurious and exclusive golf resort, The Four Seasons Nevis.
With dreamlike views over the fairways to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea beyond, Nevis is a place to relax, unwind and become a part of what has been described as ‘the paradise we all search for inside our dreams’.
As they say on nevis: ‘You’re only a stranger here once’
No personal tax on worldwide income Visa-free travel for St. Kitts and Nevis passport holders to more than 80 countries – including the continental European Union, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom One of the safest real estate investments in the world Secure rental incomes and demand
Green and serene, Nevis is truly one of the remaining unspoilt places in the world, and proudly carries the nickname, ‘Queen of the Caribees’. “By the end of our five-day break on Nevis, my wife and I were so chilled out that we simply couldn’t muster enough enthusiasm to swap our poolside limin’ (a local term for serious relaxing) for an energetic hike. ‘Don’t worry about it,’ said Timothy Hoffman, the owner of Montpelier Plantation, where we were staying, ‘I have been living here for eight years and still haven’t made it up there.’”
Consisting of award winning private pool villas – fusing the best elements of contemporary design with a stunning combination of traditional Caribbean and Balinese architecture – each home is ensconced in its own private grounds, with a pool and a shaded garden lodge, within which you can spend heavenly time.
If peace, tranquility, and blissful relaxation in your own home is not for you, each property benefits from a family membership of the adjoining Four Seasons Golf Resort and Spa, where the multi award winning Robert TrentJones II designed golf course, is regarded by aficionados as one of the most beautiful and challenging in the world. Emerald hued fairways lie in the shadow of majestic mountains, and meander through some of the most magical jungle and pristine lakes in the Caribbean.
Nevis, and its neighbour St. Kitts, have been offering foreign nationals the right to residency through property ownership since 1984, and is now the world’s oldest and best established programme.
If golf is not your game, tennis, horse riding, surfing, diving, fishing, hiking, sail boating or simply basking on one of the most romantic and dreamlike beaches in the world, are all on offer – at your doorstep. Not to mention a world class
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spa and international restaurants serving up some of the most delectable seafood on the planet. ‘Welcome’ is a word that takes on a new meaning in Nevis, where a private and exclusive world awaits. Unspoiled. Unrushed. Unmatched. It’s the idyllic setting for your exquisitely appointed residence, whether you opt for a custom-designed Estate Home high on the slopes of Nevis Peak, or a shared ‘turnkey’ Villa. Whatever your choice may be, it will place one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts at your doorstep, with the Four Seasons waiting to play its part in adding even more magic to every day that you choose to spend in paradise. Discover the carefree joys of home ownership on the beautiful island of Nevis at The Hill Club. Nestled in award winning grounds, houses range from one to five bedrooms, and come with fully furnished interiors, conceived and put together by internationally recognised designers who achieve the highest standards of construction and finishings.
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De-Risking the Highlife Beautiful homes in the most desirable locations across the globe, exquisitely designed to showcase some of the worldâ€™s greatest artists and looking out across breathtaking views. Staff at hand to fulfil every need and private jets, super yachts and chauffeur driven cars to make travel from home to home a seamless luxury. It is the world of the super-rich, one of infinite possibility and privilege but there is another darker side. In an era that is without safe havens that world has also become tainted by fear. Fear that the glitter of wealth will attract thieves, bandits, kidnappers and fraudsters and that its barricades will be breached and broken.
With the fortifications and the insurance policies in place, the illusion of safety and security can mean that all too often it is forgotten that the clever tortoise with its incredible longevity does not just rely on its hard shell for protection. It also uses its camouflage to blend and disappear into the environment around it and its movements are understated and discreet detracting attention from its predators. It employs what is known as a holistic notion of security. At Assaye Risk, security solutions for all our clients are designed using this holistic notion of security and we believe that protection is about far more than just fortification, it is about assessment, understanding, adjustment, modification and training. To design and deliver a security solution for a private client, the first stage is to completely understand the pattern of their life, their familyâ€™s life, how they live it and the sacred areas of freedom beyond which they are not prepared to compromise. This pattern of life can take weeks to gather, with one of our highly trained specialists immersing themselves in every aspect of life for the client and his family.
When a tortoise feels threatened it retreats into its shell and hides and in the same way, the super-rich have responded to their fear by fortifying their barricades and turning their homes into castles to reduce the risk of attack. For their valued assets from the elegant townhouses in the worldâ€™s capital cities, to the super yachts on the high seas and the private jets parading our skies, state of the art security systems featuring high tech surveillance and voice, facial or fingerprint recognition software, impenetrable panic rooms and bullet proof glass have become prerequisite features, together with the private security guards required to police them. Fortified fences are used to hold back the outside world, in some of the more criminal environments cars are now armoured to prevent even the fiercest of attack and for the very fearful 24/7 bodyguards have become the norm. Insurance is also used to try and transfer some of the risk of attack. Policies are taken out not just to protect the value of jewellery, art, yachts and jets but to minimize the risk of damage to irreplaceable valuables. Insurance of a work of art can now include the emergency callout of rescue helicopters to airlift the asset to safety if it is threatened by natural disaster.
circle of staff, tradesmen and colleagues who have all been vetted, briefed and trained to work within the clientâ€™s homes and to put in place a system of procedures which must be adhered to before a new individual is admitted to the circle. It is equally important to identify areas in which the client and his family can adapt their life so that they lower their profile, both virtually in the digital and physically in the real world, reducing their visibility as a potential target. We will then put in place a system of red warning flags in all areas of life which should help alert the client, his family and those they employ of a possible security breach and provide them with a process to follow if a red flag has been raised.
Each home, asset, school or workplace is given a full security vulnerability assessment, taking into account the manner in which it is used and how often. Day to day routines of work, school, activities and socializing, shopping habits, online habits, staff employed in the homes and outside are all detailed and assessed. This pattern of life gathering can sound invasive but our consultants are all trained to employ the maximum discretion and fully understand the boundaries within a clientâ€™s home and family life. With the pattern of life complete, the next stage of the process is to analyse the findings, highlight the areas of significant risk and find the best way to minimize them. It is at this stage that it is most important to involve the client and his family in order to completely understand how they wish to live their life and the compromises for security they are not prepared to make. We modify and adapt our recommendations working with our clients to tailor the solutions to fit into their lives with as little impact as possible. Increasing the physical protection of assets will form part of the recommendations but there are many other areas which are just as important. People can often prove to be the weakest link in security and we recommend building a trusted
However, all processes, procedures and systems are only as good as the people who employ them and to this end we encourage practical training. This training will provide guidance on reducing profiles, on recognizing the red flag warning system and what to do when one has been raised and on the process to go through to admit new members to the circle of trust. Our training includes scenarios detailing places and situations that it can be best to try and avoid and for our clientâ€™s older children we provide more practical cultural awareness and hazardous environment training which gives them the tools they need to stay safe during their gap year travels and experiences. An innovative, boutique security advisory, Assaye Risk are experts at understanding the needs of their private clients and in designing and managing conceptual solutions based on the holistic notion of security. We are capable, credible, qualified and discreet. Tel: 020 7042 51150/5 firstname.lastname@example.org www.assayerisk.com
Chops and Changes in Mount Street Justin Preston, director of famed butchers ‘Allens of Mayfair’, situated on prestigious Mount Street, explains how Mount Street is changing faces and becoming the ultimate shopping destination for London’s elite.
Mount Street is suddenly the epicentre of the universe for fashion, hedge funds and those of us that love oysters….and a great steak! Extending from the top corner of Berkeley Square to Park Lane, the eclectic mixture of exclusive shops, restaurants and high end residential flats and houses, built in Queen Anne style terracotta and red brick, give the street a feeling of quality wealth and sophistication. A very Mayfair Street indeed. Though it wasn’t always like that… The modern street takes its name from ‘Oliver’s Mount’ that was erected in what is now Grosvenor Square during the Civil War, to defend against a possible Cavalier attack on London. Hardly the luxurious designer haven it has now become known for! Allens of Mayfair has been a constant as many things changed along the Street, and is now the oldest Butchers in the UK having been situated in Mount Street since 1829. From the minute you walk through the big old wooden doors and see the same Octagonal block in the middle of the shop you feel transported to a bygone era, long before supermarkets and computerised checkouts, when trades people were a big part of the local community. With aged Royal warrants hanging on the walls, and evidence of working with the Savoy Hotel when the great Claude Escoffier was in residence back in the 1890’s there is a heritage that few big name brands can compete with. That illustrious history almost took a dramatic and final turn in May 2006 when the parent company of Allens of Mayfair at that time went into administration. With an expensive lease and a difficult business in need of investment it looked for a while like the days of a Butchers shop in Mount Street were coming to a close. However two buccaneering Butchers from South London, Justin Preston and David House, came galloping to the rescue. With a new found energy and some ‘Fresh Blood’ Allens once again has risen to being synonymous the finest meat, poultry and game. With Justin and David at the helm the shop has won awards such as ‘Best Butchers in England’ and ‘Meat Manager of the Year’, as well as developing an international customer base in keeping with the newer residents of Mayfair. The butchers shop in Mayfair has become almost a landmark in its own right. With hoards of tourists taking pictures of the farmed carcasses and freshly shot game, everyday, and the well-heeled and apron clad butchers standing to attention always ready with a smile and a recipe or cooking instruction for the fine meats displayed. You can often see the bikes
and clipboards synonymous with trainees ‘doing the knowledge’ parked outside making notes, as Allens is included in the list for budding taxi drivers to pass if they want to become qualified. But with a client list of celebrities, royalty and the great Chefs of today, Allens still seems at home surrounded by the modern day luxury stores the transformation of Mount Street has attracted in recent years. Being in the heart of Mayfair has its advantages, none more so than being on the doorstep of most of Londons 5 star hotels and highly acclaimed restaurants, many of which rely heavily on the quality and service Allens has been providing for nearly 200 years. It is no coincidence that after it recent refurbishment The Savoy Hotel chose to work closely with Allens of Mayfair to supply the finest meat products once again, just as they have for the past century.
It began with the hugely celebrated reopening of Scott’s, the restaurant once again world famous as a favourite haunt of celebrities, and the refurbishment at The Connaught hotel. But the real catalyst for change was the opening of a new store by fashion designer Marc Jacobs at 24-25 Mount Street, in what had previously been an antique shop, marking Mount Street as a destination for the fashion industry. In just a couple of years, Marc Jacobs has been joined by Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Jenny Packham, Lanvin, Goyard and Oscar de la Renta making Mount Street the new temple of high fashion for Londons fashionista’s! These new, and sometimes edgy, brands sit alongside some of Mayfair’s oldest names including Purdey the Gunmakers, Sautters Cigars, Alfred Dunhill and of course Allens of Mayfair in making Mount Street one of the most interesting shopping boulevards in the world. 117 Mount St London W1K 3LA 0844 880 2460 www.allensofmayfair.co.uk | @allensofmayfair Justin is an ambassador for Starlight childrens charity www.starlight.org.uk Images courtesy of The Mount Street Association
Boulestin St. James Suiting to its sophisticated French menu and classically charming interior Boulestin Mk II opens its doors in the exclusive neighbourhood of St Jamesâ€™s, London, this Autumn. Grasping inspiration from the cookbooks of the highly regarded french chef X.Marcel Boulestin - though certainly not a replica of his original concept.
X. Marcel Boulestin , Doctor of the Philosophy of the table, Culinary Ambassador to the English, intelligent gentleman of France, man of the world, essayist of vigor and charm... DONALD MOFFAT, THE NEW YORKER OCT. 29, 1932
Having fed London’s elite throughout the years; famous diners include Boulestin achieved global success as the ‘first TV chef’ and was the proud founder of Boulestin - Covent Garden - open 1927-1994. X.Marcel Boulestin never underwent any formal culinary training, yet in 1923 he was contracted to publish a cookery book entitled ‘French Cooking for English homes’ - which was a huge success due to its simplicity. The new Boulestin pays homage to many classic French recipes such as Jambon Percille and Oeuf en Gelle - which head chef Andrew Woodford hopes to make their signature dish. Boulestin is divided into two distinct areas for dining - the main restaurant and Cafe Marcel. Marcel is open for breakfast (7 days a week) and light, more informal lunches. The restaurant serves its full menu for lunch and dinner and during warmer months extends onto a quaint St James’s courtyard. Downstairs in the bijou restaurant is a sumptuous private dining room - serving up to 40 covers or hosting up to 70 guests for a drinks reception. Wood panelled walls and a roaring log fire make this the perfect gentleman’s dinner retreat. Whilst the lower ground floor may have a distinct resemblance to the traditional local gentlemen’s clubs upstairs is a light flooded haven - somewhere women would want to be romanced or share a bottle of
wine with girlfriends, yet a space also suited to a business lunch. Fresh apple and woodie hues against a stark white canvas are accompanied by bold artwork and an exude a chic ambience. Head Chef Andrew Woodford was handpicked by legendary restaurateur Joel Kissin, who partnered with Sir Terrance Conran on many previous restaurant ventures. Woodfood previously worked as executive sous chef at the Wolseley, Brasserie Zédel and the Delaunay, all of which are part of the Rex Restaurants group, as well as holding the Head Chef position at highly regarded French brasserie Colbert, Sloane Square. Andrew is working closely with suppliers near and far to source the finest ingredients for his seasonal menus and advised that himself and Kissin had been experimenting with up to 20 tastings a day to perfect dishes. 5 St James’s St London 0207 930 2030 www.boulestin.com
Playboy: The Next Generation Cooper Hefner When Chartwell first met Cooper Hefner 18-months ago, where we conducted one of his first media interviews, a young Cooper was hesitant about how his role within his father’s empire would unravel. Aged just 22, Cooper is effectively being handed the reigns of one of America’s most iconic multi-million dollar brands Playboy Enterprises. At our first meeting there was uncertainty of where Cooper would slide into the brand and how his role would develop - needless to say it hasn’t taken this playboy long to learn the ropes.
Cooper has immersed himself within the Playboy brand and is aiming to drive the company forward and also very importantly breathe new life into the infamous Playboy magazine. His vision is artistic and his direction pays homage to vintage playful images introducing a gently refined image for the brand. A single Cooper hasn’t inherited Hugh’s penchant for keeping a harem of women, and insists he lives a normal existence in an apartment located 10 minutes from the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles for the majority of the time. Cooper spends his time shadowing his father as he edits the magazine as well as meeting with Playboy executives to gain a better understanding of the company’s businesses. Praising his father for being a great mentor Cooper adds that he only wants to “add to his Dads legacy”. His visibility in the media continues to grow as he serves as an ambassador to the Playboy brand, appearing at various Playboy and other red carpet events and sharing his life on TV entertainment news programs such as CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight and The Insider. Whilst at the moment Cooper is not on the board of the directors he insisted that he would like to become part of the board in the next 12 to 18 months.
Justin â€˜Meatsâ€™ Patrick Patrick Grant, owner of discerning Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons, discusses whisky, his passion for fashion and business similarities with Justin Preston, director of the prestigious Allens of Mayfair.
You may be wondering what a tailor and a butcher have in common?! Both Patrick and I purchased ailing heritage-rich businesses in the heart of Mayfair circa 8 years ago. Like myself, Patrick has rejuvenated a tired brand with a dwindling client base. We have both realised the importance of embracing our businesses history, retaining existing clients, yet growing and developing our target market so we reach our next generation of customers. Patricks’ passion for clothing, craftsmanship and brands with heritage prompted him to purchase Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons in 2005 (founded in 1821). In 2009 Patrick re-launched the historic tailoring house of E.Tautz (founded in 1867) as a men’s ready-to-wear collection, now available from purveyors of luxury menswear throughout the world. Norton & Sons was stripped back
to the surface : Grant set about his mission to drag it into the 21st Century… This meant new branding, fixtures and fittings in the store, fabrics and even an overhaul on the staff. His ballsy decisions have equated in a thriving business - growing year on year above the rate of inflation (on Savile Row).
Surprisingly Patrick has no formal qualifications or training in the fashion industry and studied science and engineering at university. He likened the construction of a suit to that of a piece of engineering advising “it’s about making sure all of the pieces fit together to create perfection”. Patrick lived and worked in five countries - and in a number of different industries - before converting an obsession for fashion and being well dressed into the highly successful career he enjoys. He has also collaborated with and acted as consultant to many high profile brands, including Kim Jones, Christopher Kane and John Lobb and now luxury Scotch whisky Chivas Regal.
Patrick has been at the forefront of the Savile Row Association’s partnership with luxury whiskey firm Chivas, having designed a stylish limited edition case for their ‘Made for Gentlemen’ campaign. Our similarities do not end with a fashion and iconic Mayfair businesses; like myself Patrick also enjoys the occasional flirtation with TV, with him most recently sat on the judging panel BBC show The Great British Sewing Bee. Patrick has featured on best-dressed and bestgroomed lists and appears regularly in GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men, Esquire Magazine’s Most Stylish Man in the World and was named one of ‘10 People You Should Meet in London’ in 10 Men Magazine. With an innate knowledge of and passion for menswear tailoring, craftsmanship and expressing individual style with flair, Patrick Grant is the quintessential modern gentleman. Find out more about Norton & Sons and E Tautz www.nortonandsons.co.uk and www.etautz. com or visit the boutique on Savile Row 16 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PL With thanks to Justin Preston from Allens of Mayfair 117 Mount St London W1K 3LA www.allensofmayfair.co.uk
McLaren Construction McLaren Construction is an awardwinning contractor operating at the forefront of the construction industry that has made a major impact in the London construction sector over the past few years.
Left: Bishops Bridge Road Photo: Daniel Shearing Below: South Place hotel, Liverpool Street Photo: Daniel Shearing
McLaren is known for its calibre of staff and knowledge, delivery and expertise. They possess extensive design and construction knowledge, and provide a service where they lead the process from inception to completion. The success of McLaren is a result of the collaborative working practice between their customers, consultants and project management teams that ensure they achieve high levels of quality in all their projects, and deliver against challenging deadlines. The company was founded by Kevin Taylor and Phil Pringle and has grown into one of the UK’s most successful construction businesses. Kevin brings 27 years of industry experience to his role as Chairman of McLaren. Aided by his quantity surveying background, Kevin achieved senior positions early in his career, including Managing Director of the construction division of a major UK PLC, together with a place on its main board at the age of just 32. Phil has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and his knowledge and expertise has been invaluable in working with Chairman Kevin Taylor to establish McLaren as a successful global organisation. As Managing Director, Phil believes that industry ‘best in class’ success is achieved through constant improvement and innovation – recognition that talent and integrity of staff are vital in addressing the complex needs of customers. It is his belief that combining this approach with a total commitment to excellence in client service has been the key to the company’s success in achieving high levels of repeat business. The London construction sector has boomed over the last few years with iconic buildings
such as the Shard, ‘Walkie Talkie’ and the ‘Cheesegrater’ taking pride of place amongst London’s city skyline. McLaren, on the other hand, have secured major high end projects across London, from the East End to Mayfair covering commercial developments, student accommodation, mixed-use, hotels and high end residential schemes. Managing Director, Phil Pringle states “The construction sector in London continues to grow positively and accordingly, McLaren have strategically positioned themselves to play a major part in the future growth of the capital
through workload generated from both existing and new repeat order customers.” Continuing on from the successful delivery of high end residential projects and boutique hotels such as 5 Portland Place and South Place Hotel, McLaren have secured two of the most prestigious developments in London, Bishops Bridge Road for Derwent London and 2-6 Southampton Row. However, it marks a further step for McLaren working on projects that involve conversions of historic buildings. The Bishops Bridge Road development, (formerly known as the Queens Cinema) is
Below: 5 Portland Place Photo: Alex James
a high standard. The signature restaurant will be located in the existing chapel, which will be restored to its former glory. The hotel will also boast a café and bar with a VIP entrance, outside cafe dining, a large banqueting suite as well as a library boasting the original French polished wood panelling; making Southampton Row London’s newest and most luxurious hotel destinations that still retains its sense of place and connection to its heritage. McLaren are delighted to be involved in two remarkable high end schemes in the heart of London and will continue to secure similar projects to strengthen their already impressive portfolio.
located at the corner of Bishops Bridge Road and Queensway in Bayswater, London W2. The existing cinema building behind a retained 1932 façade, will be renovated and will depict the typical cinema architecture for the period. The redeveloped building has been designed with simple detail in brick and stucco with Art Deco style Egyptian detailing. Designed by architect, Stiff & Trevillion, on behalf of Derwent London, the development will include 16 luxury apartments, including a penthouse, all designed to a high specification with state of the art technology throughout. The new façade predominantly consists of terracotta rainscreen cladding with aluminium windows on the new elevations and steel framed windows in the existing façade. There is strong emphasis on the design and quality of the works with an extensive quality process being adhered to in order to meet the aspirations of the Client team. 2-6 Southampton Row is a Grade II* listed building that was the Baptist Church House Headquarters and Chapel, built in 1901-1903. Arthur Keen, architect for the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, designed the building in an eclectic Edwardian Free Baroque style with Flemish inspired shaped gables and Arts & Crafts details. After suffering severe damage during WWII, the building was restored in 1946 by Architect RM Piggot, subsequently being awarded a Grade II* listing. It was registered on English Heritage’s “Buildings at Risk Register” in 2008 in order to attract redevelopment.
Lead by London architectural practice Harper Downie, The main works comprise of major structural and alteration works to the existing building with new RC underpins, strengthening to existing timber joists, 2no new cores and structural steelwork to the existing building as well as to the existing 4th floor that will add an additional 2no storeys to the building. The existing facade brickwork and stonework will be restored with the additional 2 floors being clad in a mixture of brick slips and rainscreen cladding with a new glazed link bridge from the main building to the campanile. The internal works will mainly consist of restoring the existing panelling, balustrading, joinery, stonework and plasterwork to its original state throughout the building, as well as restoring the main stairwell. The project will take place over two phases; phase one - structural and building fabric construction and phase two – the hotel fit out. The sequence of works are split into various sections allowing McLaren to progress certain areas without affecting the main structural works and extensive temporary works solutions around the main new lift core. The internal fit-out will primarily commence from the first floor, working up through the building. This is dictated by the main structural works to the roof which will take place once the main steels are installed. Once completed the boutique hotel shall comprise of 40 luxurious suites, fitted out to
Bentley for Her... Much to the delight of female Bentley enthusiasts, the luxury automotive manufacturer recently announced that it was launching its’ own handbag line.
The launch marks the realisation of a project, which is unique in the automotive industry, a reflection of the essential values for which Bentley is renowned worldwide: an exquisite design aesthetic, highly skilled craftsmanship, attention to detail and dynamic performance. The Bentley Handbag Collection transfers the functional luxury of our cars into an accessory that women can cherish. The collection gives the likes of Chanel and Mulberry a run for their money, the fixtures and fittings of the bag are of the finest quality – built to last. Dr Ariane Reinhart, Member of the Bentley Board for HR, has spearheaded this star lifestyle venture to introduce more women to the brand and attract new female customers who share a passion for exclusive, high quality goods. “More than luxury vehicles, Bentley’s models today are capturing more and more women’s hearts through their elegant lines and flawless materials,” she comments. “As increasing numbers of women around the world enjoy greater professional success and economic status, so have they developed a taste for refined, exclusive products.” The Collection features two distinct models – The Barnato and The Continental. The Barnato is named after Diana Barnato, socialite daughter of Woolf Barnato, one of the original ‘Bentley Boys’ and chairman of the company. She was an experienced Bentley driver and an accomplished aviatrix. Diana was the first British woman to break the sound barrier and always portrayed both daring and glamour in equal measure.
Just as the Bentley Boys are our historical racing heroes, and an iconic part of the brand, today there is an emerging culture of confident and successful women, ‘Bentley Girls’, with the same adventurous spirit.We are creating this luxurious and stylish handbag series to appeal exclusively to these modern women.
The Continental is named for one of Bentley’s famed model lines, used on successive generations of Grand Tourers since 1952 and the underpinning of the brand’s current success since the two-door Continental GT coupe was launched in 2003.
Bentley’s Head of Product Design, Daniele Ceccomori, has worked closely with renowned luxury leather bag designer and expert craftsman Vincent du Sartel to bring to life a wholly feminine interpretation of Bentley’s design concepts, highlighting the brand’s contemporary elements. “With the actual design of the handbags we wanted to create a strong link with some of the key features on our cars,” says Ceccomori. “Starting with the exterior profile and volume, we have drawn inspiration from the iconic shape present on the rear aspect of the boot lid of the car; the split side panels echo the wing-shaped buttresses of the interior dashboard and help to enhance dynamism and elegance, allowing to play with different material and colour finishes, a classic Bentley bespoke feature.” Inside, the handbags’ unique level of features and finishes are offered to evoke the same exact impression of when stepping inside a Bentley; they are exclusively lined all in fine leather with quilting features and functional compartments, including a waterproof pouch, elegantly blending core Bentley aesthetic values with everyday functionality and practicality, like a Bentley car. Extensive attention has been dedicated to the execution of the details; the metal furniture with the typical knurled signature finish enhances luxury and the sense of craftsmanship unique only to the world of jewellery, in true Bentley style.
To highlight the unique nature of the handbags each will contain a metal plaque that commemorates its individual number in the limited edition series, with the option to have this personalised to the owner and their car. The Bentley Handbag Collection is available from October 2013. This limited edition collection comprises 160 bags globally, 80 of each style, in four colourways. This palette of options will be expanded in 2014 to include new models. The Continental: From £3,800; $5,500; €4,500 The Barnato: From £4,800; $7,000; €5,500 Further information can be found at www.bentleyhandbagcollection.com Author: Victoria Macmillan Bell
Welcome to the Cinnamon Club Redefining Indian cooking in Westminster since 2001, the Cinnamon Club has been an industry pioneer in carrying traditional Indian flavours into the 21st century.
Innovation today forms the basis of tradition tomorrow VIVEK SINGH
Head chef Vivek Singh and restaurant cofounder Iqbal Wahhab created the dining concept of marrying Indian herbs and spices then blending them with western culinary styles. Singh and Wahhab had a common goal in mind when launching the Cinnamon Club; to change the british perception of Indian cuisine in the stunning setting of the grade II listed former Westminster Library. Since its launch the Cinnamon Club has served over 1 million diners and is regularly voted one of the finest restaurants in the world and Singhâ€™s international profile has gone from strength to strength. Regularly appearing on cookery shows, writing three best-selling cookbooks and continuing to push the boundaries of gastronomic excellence, Singh has become the go-to chef for all things Indian.
pigeon was deliciously tender. A chickpea and yoghurt gnocchi with coriander chutney was yet another unconventional match, though being fragrant and mild each flavour could be fully appreciated. Fresh char-grilled wild Spencer Gulf king prawns with shallot raita were then served, the meaty prawns were much appreciated after the light gnocchi course and were followed by a refreshingly zesty lime and mint sorbet. A slim sea bass fillet is paired with an onion chilli sambal spinach poriyal, another surprisingly perfect taste sensation. The main course of the tasting menu is a choice of either wild Cumbrian red deer with rock moss and onion sauce or a spice crushed fillet of Wagyu beef with stir -fried baby morels (at a supplement) - we taste both options (all in the name of research), both options are succulent and tender and the accompanying jus does not distract from the fine quality of the meat. Desert is the true marrying of quintessentially british and traditionally Indian sweets of Thandai shrikhand with tamarind glazed English strawberries. Each dish is exquisitely presented and suitably petite for a tasting menu. We are highly impressed and will be back at the earliest opportunity! The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU Tasting menu from ÂŁ75 per person. Open from breakfast through to dinner. www.cinnamonclub.com
We visited Cinnamon Club to sample the famed 7-course tasting menu - which changes on a monthly basis and according to seasonal produce. The tasting menu is available paired with premier or fine wines (at an additional charge.) To start with we enjoyed Norwegian king crab, perfectly seasoned with garlic and pepper and accompanied by smoked crab puree. This was followed by a Tandoori breast of Anjou squab pigeon with spiced pigeon tikki - not usually found at your local indian restaurant, nevertheless the unexpected combinations of flavour suited each other perfectly and the
Seared Black Bream with Roasted Aubergine, Tomato and Potato Crush and Kachumber Serves 4
Ingredients 4 black bream fillets (or any white fish), pin-boned 1 tablespoon vegetable or corn oil 1 quantity of Roasted Aubergine, Tomato and Potato Crush For the kachumber ¼ small cucumber, deseeded and cut into 3mm (1/8-inch) dice ½ carrot, cut into 3mm (1/8-inch) dice 1 tomato, deseeded and cut into 3mm (1/8-inch) dice ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons good olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander For the marinade 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon black onion seeds ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes Roasted aubergine, tomato and potato crush 1 no large aubergine 1no medium sized boiled and peeled potato and crushed 2 no tomatoes 1 no green chilli chopped ½ tea spoon salt ½ lime juice extracted ½ a small red onion finely chopped Instructions First make the kachumber. Place the diced cucumber, carrot and tomato in a mixing bowl. Whisk together the salt, sugar, lemon juice, olive oil and coriander to make a dressing and mix it with the diced vegetables. Check the seasoning. Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade, rub them over the fish and set aside for 10 minutes. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan, add the black bream fillets, skin-side down, and sear for 3–4 minutes, until well coloured underneath. Turn and cook for another 2 minutes or until just cooked through.
1 tea spoon of freshly chopped coriander Grease the aubergine with a teaspoon of oil and roast it in a hot oven, leave it to cool, peel the skin, chop and set aside. Roast the tomatoes and skin it, chop the flesh. In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients and chill it. To serve, place the Roasted Aubergine, Tomato and Potato Crush in the centre of each plate and put the fish on top, then drizzle the kachumber around the plate.
The Perfect Gentleman Introduces The Refinery
This is the first of a regular feature in which the Perfect Gentleman will introduce one of the important elements of being a Gentleman in conjunction with one of our friends.
The Perfect Gentleman’s mission is to make the world a more respectful, stylish and gentlemanly place….one man at a time. We achieve this in a number of ways, by training and educating through live events, short courses, audio courses, books and video. The first area we are going to cover is men’s grooming. A recent article in the Sunday Times revealed that the average British male spends over £1,700 per year on grooming products and while this may not be a surprise, what is amazing is male spending lags only slightly behind and is rapidly catching British woman. What is clear is that men are focussing much more on how they look and how they groom themselves. Grooming is important because it shows that you care about yourself and today it’s truer than ever that the first impression last. The way people first see you will govern the way they deal with you. Great grooming means looking in good physical shape with healthy skin and hair. This in turn gives you a boost when you look in the mirror improving self confidence so it’s a beneficial circle.
From autumn 2013, Men travelling in the First cabin on board BA flights will enjoy The Refinery Amenity Kits, including the hero Shave Gel, Revitalising Moisturiser and Eye Gel. Every Gentleman strives to look his best. Having a good grooming regime is a critical part of looking and feeling great. With its two locations the Refinery is London’s very finest Men’s grooming salon with charming knowledgeable staff and an ethos of striving to find the very best and latest techniques to keep men looking their best, like true Perfect Gentlemen. Deborah Gayle is interviewed in the ‘Gentleman Talks’ series available now on our You Tube Channel http://www.youtube.com/ ThePGentlemen For more details about the services available for Gentleman go to The Refinery web site www.the-refinery.com The Refinery 60 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DU Tel: 020 7409 2001
Achieving the look of ‘The Perfectly Groomed Gentleman’ does not happen by accident. It takes work, practice and effort. You need to experiment, discover things about your skin and your hair. Find out what works best for you and create a grooming regime which fits into your daily routine. Without any doubt the best way to learn is to consult the professionals... The Refinery is London’s one-stop Grooming Emporium for men. It was established in January 2000 and it offers a range of services to its clientele including barbering, skincare and spa treatments in exclusive luxury retreats in a beautiful four storey Georgian town house in Mayfair, just opposite Claridges and in the stunning 1926 art deco splendour of the lower ground floor of Harrods in Knightsbridge in an area of the store which is totally dedicated to men. Both locations combine the comfort and atmosphere of a gentlemen’s club with the vitality and sense of well-being of a health spa. The Refinery provides a discreet and cocooned environment where it is possible to fully relax, unwind and start to feel truly revitalised. The Refinery is a leader in exploring new treatments to bring to the growing male grooming market. In addition to facials and wet shaves a full range of hair care services are available including the discreet removal of hair from ‘unwanted areas’.
The recently introduced ‘principles of shaving’ teaches Gentlemen a fresh approach to the daily task of shaving which will ensure a much better, longer lasting shave and that skin condition improves. The Refinery offers a full range of de- stressing and aromatherapy massages which are a great way to remove the tensions of a high pressure working environment. For very special occasions and they have carefully combined a range of treatments into special days including the ‘Groom’s day out’ and the ‘New Father Reviver’ Managing Director Deborah Gayle and her staff are constantly researching new product and treatment and their latest offerings include: Nanokeratin, a treatment which can change the most unruly curly hair into straight, soft and manageable hair ideal for current contemporary styling. The Refinery has recently added the aromatherapy associates infinity facial and rose infinity products. A perfect blend of innovative science with nature to stimulate age repair. The infinity facial is a full 90 minute cutting edge treatment and is ideal for the over 40’s who want to take facials to the next level. Perfect when there is more pressure than ever these days in all fields of business, to maintain healthy and youthful skin. The Refinery has an impressive range of its own skin and hair care products which has been completely reformulated over the last 9 months.
The Refinery at Harrods Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL Tel: 020 7893 8332 For more details go to: www.theperfectgentleman.tv www.codeofthegentleman.com
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300 Days of Sunshine Per Annum Not so sure about that particular Monaco fact! Perhaps the correct meteorological definition would be â€˜300 days sans precipitationâ€™. There are many facts about Monaco and many good reasons to live there. But if living in Monaco is good enough for Simon Templar its certainly good enough for me!
friends and our friendship was galvanised by our shared passion for the South of France. Several years later when Chartwell took up residence in Monaco Andrew asked me if I would consider a move to Monaco to help him and Stephanie develop the business. After careful consideration and not really needing much persuasion I along with my wife and daughter decided to take the plunge. Our two sons were still at university in the UK. Andrew, the founder and CEO of the Chartwell Group and myself, now the managing director of Chartwell SARL in Monaco have remained friends and business partners to this day and we have seen the group expand and develop through what I can only describe as the worst recession I have experienced in 30 years. Chartwell SARL has a “Tous corp d’etat” license to carry out all types of construction & renovation works and high-end interiors fit-out.
David Rose MD Chartwell SARL For the uninitiated Simon Templar was a fictional character from a TV series in the sixties called “The saint” the character was played by my hero the one and only Sir Roger Moore KBE. Sir Roger then went on to play the role of Brett Rupert George Mark Anthony Andrew Sinclair. AKA Lord Brett Sinclair in the seventies series ‘The Persuaders’ alongside ‘Danny Wilde’ played by Hollywood legend Tony Curtis. I still watch today, the opening sequence, thanks to You-tube, where Lord Brett Sinclair is racing his Bahama yellow Aston Martin DBS (recently on show at the Concorsa d’eleganza at the Villa d’Este in Lake Como) against Danny Wilde in his red Ferrari Dino 246 GT from Nice airport to the front door of the infamous Hotel De Paris in Casino Square. Classic! Look it up. As everyone knows Sir Roger then went on to have some modest success with the character known as agent 007 James Bond! The point I’m trying to make is that from a very early impressionable age the French and Italian Riviera has held a certain magical attraction for me thanks to the above and it was always my dream to reside in this wonderful part of the world. Having now lived here some six years I can honestly say that I have never had any desire to return to the UK or any other part of globe for that matter. To appreciate Monaco you need to understand the region the culture the history and the people.
My family and I have been made very welcome indeed in Monaco and Monaco treats all its residents like family. This filters down from the Palace on the Rock and from HSH Prince Albert himself who portrays a sovereign who is a man of the people. Monaco is clean and green and proud and is one of the worlds leading players in looking for alternative sources of energy to help future generations. My move to Monaco was not planned and came about by chance. My accountant was telling me about a client of his who had decided to up sticks and move to the South of France, having a rather good command of the French language myself, he asked if I could assist his client in a meeting somewhere in the Côte d’Azur? This meant an all expenses paid trip to Monaco to attend a meeting for an hour to help with any language difficulties. I accepted the challenge and I met with my accountant’s client. The rest, is as they say, history. My accountant’s client was a chap by the name of Andrew Sheppard and he had taken on the unenviable and daunting task, together with his partner Stephanie, to venture into the world of continental business and start a construction/renovation company from scratch! Through blind determination and a passion to succeed against all odds they achieved their goals. From this initial meeting we became
The secret to our success has been our approach to each project which coupled with our pursuit of perfection and total client satisfaction we achieve results, don’t take my word for it speak to our clients. I believe that we still hold a certain Anglo-Saxon philosophy in our approach to our projects and this seems to be something that our clients have found to be a distinct advantage. Our clients are the most demanding I have experienced and some our projects have taken us to levels of expectation seldom seen in residential properties, unique, bespoke and originally individual. We have learned that the “only” boundaries are our imaginations and (perhaps physics). Living here does have its drawbacks its not always a bed of roses and some of the issues we come across could be same wherever you are in the world. But if I were given a choice of trying to resolve my issues while overlooking the Mediterranean or being sat in traffic on the M25 attempting to get into town, then I’ll take the med’ please. One more interesting fact about Monaco that I’ve learned recently is that it has the longest life expectancy in the world. That gives me an extra 9.5 years than if I was in the UK. I’ll take that thank-you very much. I suppose everyone believes that Monaco is just Grand Prix’s, Champagne, yachts, fast cars, sunshine, casino’s and Michelin starred restaurants. It’s not like that at all... Don’t you believe it!
Chartwell, A New Chapter The central ethos of every business, its very essence, is communicated through its brand. As part of our drive to align each of the elements of the Chartwell business under a unified brand, we invited branding experts, Village Design, to look at how we present the Chartwell brand. Here they explain, in their own words, how they went about doing this.
A product can be quickly outdated, but a successful brand is timeless. STEPHEN KING
Every company is unique and, to stand out clearly in a crowd, its brand needs to reflect its unique qualities. For us, a company’s brand is to be found at the heart of every type of communication it makes. From marketing materials, to serving customers, liaising with suppliers and even internal dialogue between staff. Brand touches everything. A strong brand image is an extremely powerful asset; it represents the product and services of modern business. Clear, recognisable and representative branding gives confidence to the brand owner and its clients – it’s a hugely powerful asset. This is why successful businesses work hard at building their brands and present them in a clear and consistent way. A company’s ethos can be communicated through the tone of voice, font, colour palette, logo and even the quality of materials used (such as paper stock). As designers, we
concentrated on all of these areas when tasked with developing Chartwell’s brand. Before putting pencil to paper, or mouse to Mac, we needed to understand the history and operating philosophy of Chartwell. We were fortunate to be given the opportunity to spend time with Chartwell – to get to know and understand the aspirations of the principals and company founders, Andrew and Stephanie Sheppard, and get under the skin of how their company operates. We learnt that Andrew and Stephanie created Monaco-based Chartwell in 2000. Their business has grown exponentially since its inception, built on an unwavering commitment to providing the very highest levels of quality for their clientele. Like most successful businesses, their focus is entirely client-driven and they take pride in delivering exceptional service with an unassuming can-do attitude.
In addition to building a company that focused so closely on their own ideals of service and quality, the Sheppards linked their business to their own heritage. Chartwell was the home of Sir Winston Churchill – a family with whom Andrew has strong personal and historic connections.
to create a colour palette that reflects the company’s unique character, while being engaging and helping clients feel in a receptive mood. We also introduced the colour palette to work as a device to help identify Chartwell’s sub-brands while still appearing part of the same family.
All of these central elements forming Chartwell’s core are a great asset to a branding agency. Chartwell has a clear direction, strong ethos and rich heritage. Our role was to ensure the brand reflected this accurately.
With a new brand in place, guidelines are needed to ensure the brand is always represented in the correct and most appropriate manner. We were fortunate that with Chartwell, this was easy to achieve as the company is true to its central ethos of understated excellence in all areas of its work. This was demonstrated to us when developing business cards with the new brand.
We began with the logo – Chartwell’s graphic signature or brand emblem. We wanted to show an association of the company’s link to the Churchill family. We found inspiration in the Churchill coat of arms, and by taking one of the four scallops developed an identifying emblem that stands proud as a statement and encompasses all that Chartwell stands for. The clean lines and simple shape of the new logo also suggests an image that is both contemporary and timeless.
Your brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business. WARREN BUFFET
Capturing this essence of a company that is modern yet steeped in heritage, contemporary with traditional ideals was also an important element when choosing Chartwell’s font. All fonts create a different mood with their particular styles and character. We chose one that reflects the elegance and sophistication of Chartwell, along with its modern, no fuss approach to its work. Colour forms an essential part of every brand and it is important to recognise its impact. It is often the first perception people have with a brand and, along with this perception, comes a host of emotional associations. When choosing colours to represent brands, we encourage our clients to think far beyond personal tastes and preferences. Colour can have a strong impact on mood. We worked closely with Chartwell
Just as Chartwell are constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in their fields of expertise; whether building the world’s most exquisite bespoke desk or finding a buyer for a multi-million property without going to the market, the company was keen to create the highest quality business cards possible. Our production demands challenged one of the foremost printers in the country and included cards that had to be bonded, printed in custom colours, debossed, foiled, soft-touch laminated, with sprayed edges. And, like many of Chartwell’s projects, it had never been done before. The result is exquisite and stands testimony to Chartwell’s dedication to quality and eye for detail. It is also the perfect summary of Chartwell’s business ethos; it is an example of Chartwell’s brand.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. STEVE JOBS
To discuss any design enquiries please contact Village Design: +44(0)117 910 6050 www.villagedesign.co.uk
Iâ€™m no Emmeline Pankhurst but... You would be hard pushed to find someone who lived up to her words than Emmeline Pankhurst. Over a century after her radicalism and bravery shocked society, Shirley Palmer, CEO and Founder of Shirley Palmer International, urges more women to do the same.
It is our choices….. that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. ROWLING
In the autumn of 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst and a number of other key women formed the Women’s Social and Political Union. The society limited membership exclusively to women and they were determined that this group would not be satisfied with anything other than the vote for women. For Pankhurst and those brave suffragettes it was “deeds, not words” that were important. We may have come a long way since the height of the suffragette movement and the gains made have been tremendous. But globally, and indeed even here in the UK, women are not always fulfilling their economic potential. Here in the UK women account for just one in four directors of firms. The majority of these women are sole traders or in traditional partner firms according to data from Companies House. In fact, of 546, 010 companies with two or more directors, women rarely occupied leadership roles. According to the Office for National Statistics more than two-thirds of 16 to 64 year old women (67%) are in work, compared with just over half – 53% – in 1971. And while the pay gap between men and women has narrowed to 10% for full-time workers, some traditionally lower-paid occupations remain overwhelmingly dominated by women. It is great to see more and more women are studying law, engineering and medicine, achieving higher grades than their male counterparts in many cases. Yes, they have property, voting, marriage and employment rights. We may not have the same fight on our hands as Pankhurst did, but these statistics are troubling. Is it a case of women not being able to have it all? Are we holding ourselves back? Structurally, times are changing, and businesses are increasingly realising the need
for gender balance in the boardroom. The groundbreaking review by Lord Davies in 2011 and the ensuing work to encourage greater female representation in the boardroom of the UK’s top companies is reaping dividends. Today 94 of the FTSE 100 companies count women on their boards as do over two thirds of all FTSE 350 companies. But more could be done to ensure that the talent, skills and potential of women at all levels of the workforce are utilised to their fullest. And what about us as individuals? Could we do more to ensure our seat at the top table? Thankfully women no longer have to dress like men in their shirts and suits to be taken seriously, but take a moment and look at the successful women around you. What makes them different? What have they used to get ahead of the pack? In many cases you will notice that they use their feminine traits. Rather than adopt masculine traits to try and get ahead leverage your god-given femininity. It’s about bringing your true self to work. Women are naturally empathetic and nurturing; don’t switch that off when you go into a meeting. It could be just the advantage you need – being able to put yourself into someone else’s shoes and collaborate for success. We are also good listeners. Rather than shouting loudest put those skills to use and by carefully listening to your boss, customers, employees, colleagues, and even competitors you can gain insights that can be used to improve the overall growth of your company. If you don’t have strong, successful women around you, look to the successes of women like Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She is proudly feminine in her approach and encourages women to aspire to positions of leadership. At Shirley Palmer International we focus on getting individuals to realise their potential. Women who master their mindsets can realise
their goals, change the way they work and interact and become the best leaders in their field. And although I’m no Emmeline Pankhurst I too believe that there are many who have great difficulties to overcome but only because of their individual and personal mindset. If we truly believe we can, then we can. The only thing that is stopping you is you. Focus, take action and believe is something I preach and live day in and day out. So when are you going to focus, act and believe in YOURSELF! Shirley Palmer International is running a WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP event on the 9/10 November that will allow women to find the inspiration and support they need to move forward in their life and business. For more information visit: www.shirleypalmer.com
The Quintessence of a Luxurious Fragrance The transformation of mass produced fragrances into exquisitely curated scents further demonstrates the evolving market of bespoke luxury. In the world of high fashion, nothing is more alluring than commissioning a customised fragrance that can add a compelling statement to one’s personal style.
Oud oil and rose absolute, two highly valuable ingredients in the Middle East are the main draws of Sahraa Oud, the first in a premium scent collection launched by niche luxury perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois. The brand, born of the richest essences of nature boasts fragrances crafted by fifth generation perfumers from the quintessential perfume-rich city of Grasse which has produced some of the world’s top perfumers. Central to all of Du Bois creations is the signature oud that exudes the ultimate luxury of being unique and distinctive. Commonly referred to as liquid gold, oud is highly valued and traded in the Middle East and sought after by perfumers around the globe for its complex structure which brings incredible depth to a fragrance.
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A “by-invite” only brand, Fragrance Du Bois launched Sahraa Oud at the exclusive Amber Lounge at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, following the successful launch and reception of the brand’s Oud Noir Intense, the latest to its signature Shades Du Bois range, at the Singapore Grand Prix. Catering to the most affluent across the region, Shades Du Bois is a customized fragrance range designed to captivate even the most discerning connoisseurs. With a selection of eight personalised scents based on colours and personally hand-blended with Fragrance Du Bois’ signature oud oil, the Shades Du Bois range promises to reflect and evoke an array of positive emotions in the wearer. Privileged VIPs at Singapore’s Digital Fashion Week 2013 also had the opportunity to sample the Shades Du Bois range where Fragrance Du Bois was the official perfume and showcased the full range at the reception.
Selected areas of the venue were also scented with Du Bois Couture, an exquisite fragrance specially crafted for the launch of this year’s Digital Fashion Week. Du Bois Couture features aldehyde, the legendary ingredient of Chanel No.5 with a floral centre and woody notes melded with vanilla and mysterious Oud. Fashion aficionados present at this year’s Digital Fashion Week witnessed renowned guests like supermodel Naomi Campbell, The Face winner Devyn Abdullah, Asia’s Next Top Model winner Jessica Amornkuldilok, British designer Holly Fulton, Vogue UK Creative Director Jaime Perlman, the British High Commissioner His Excellency Anthony Phillipson and British Council Country Director Roland Davies. “Fragrance Du Bois is proud to be recognised as the official perfume for some of the world’s largest events. We believe it is a befitting brand that signifies the bespoke industry of fashion today and we are delighted at the excitement with which our fragrances have been welcomed at both Grand Prix events so far this year,” says Fragrance Du Bois Brand Director, Nicola Parker. Fragrance Du Bois has fragrance blending lounges in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Dubai with upcoming lounges planned for, Paris, Monaco, London, Zurich and Moscow. www.fragrancedubois.com
The American Millionaire Windsor is a culturally enriching private community situated in South-East Florida at the forefront of the New Urbanism design movement. The secluded village of exquisitely designed homes was founded by Canadian businessman W. Galen Weston and his wife, the former lieutenant governor of Ontario, the Honourable Hilary M. Weston.
416 acres of lush barrier island plays host to over 350 residential properties, comprising village style cottages and country estates. Situated on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Windsor’s natural and unspoiled setting provides a beautiful backdrop to the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. Exclusive Windsor Club membership is reserved for a maximum of 295 Equity Golf and 55 Equity non-golfing Members. Hilary Weston worked in partnership with renowned town planners and the architects Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk to create Windsor’s bold but relaxed aesthetic. Windsor is recognised as the blueprint for the New Urbanism design movement, promoting walkable neighbourhoods and public spaces designed by their universal accessibility combined with timeless architecture. The Windsor community is based around a central village with a further three neighbourhoods divided by wide tree-lined boulevards. The Anglo-Caribbean architecture of the low rise homes and public spaces complement the verdant tropical nature that surrounds the estates. The new urbanism/ neo-traditional design has attracted leading architects such as Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Jaquelin Robertson, Léon Krier, and Clemens
Bruns Schaub and designers Naomi Leff, Victoria Hagan, Tom Scheerer, John Stefanidis and Yabu Pushelberg to design public buildings and homes for the community. Whilst purchasers are able to draw up their own designs, Windsor also offers a collection of limited edition of existing home designs for the South Village neighbourhood and works with a number of approved contractors to build at Windsor. Choosing an existing home design reduces construction by nearly half. Designing a completely custom home remains a popular option on any available home site. Betsy Hanley, President of Windsor Real Estate comments: Windsor has weathered the real estate market decline better than most surrounding areas, and much better than the state and nation as a whole. The completion of all the amenities to a high standard, a vibrant lifestyle, cultural centre and an affluent and diverse population continue to be of significant appeal to new buyers. At just over 140 miles from Miami, Windsor’s Vero Beach location is highly accessible by plane. Melbourne, Orlando and Palm Beach are the nearest international airports and private planes can fly directly into Vero Beach Airport. To discuss your personal property requirements please contact Michael J Christian for more details. 0207 409 0533 email@example.com
Bentley Mulsanne Drive: London to Strasbourg The Lalique Factory Visit
Imagine if you could bottle the scent of a new car, albeit a luxury car, the aroma would be suffused with notes of new leather and wood and a general aroma of wallet girth. Well, Bentley have done just that. ‘Bentley for Men’ their new series of scents. They’ve joined forces with another exclusive and historical workshop, the master crystal maker Lalique who were tasked with the creation of a flacon to carry the scent. In order to appreciate the fragrance and all that has been sourced to encapsulate it, I had the pleasure of driving from Lalique’s London showroom on Conduit Street to Lalique’s factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, France in their grand tourer, the sumptuous Mulsanne. En route, I sampled speed and performance on the autoroutes and superb dexterity around some of France’s more rural roads. Of course one cannot survive on a skinny latte alone and being France, there is palate amusement to be had, particularly as we passed through Reims - restaurants to note, L’Assiette Champenoise, and Strasbourg, at Au Crocodile, every mouthful was a sublime experience.
Later arriving at the factory, I witness the beginning and end the creation, this exceptionally beautiful matt and polished ‘Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition’ flacon with its ‘Flying B’ mascot was quite breathtaking. The Lalique heritage museum sits just down the road from the factory and offers a rare and stunning glimpse at some of the earliest pieces created by the celebrated jeweller and technician René Lalique, this is so worth a visit. Would it be a bit ‘de trop’ for Bentley and Lalique to create a room fragrance based on similar notes? Keeping this flacon in the bedroom seems a great pity.
Elit Limited Edition The highest rated white spirit in the world, elit™ by Stolichnaya®, reveals to the UK today its new limited edition vodka – elit™ pristine water series: The New Zealand Edition. This is the second offering in its ultra-luxury ‘elit pristine water series’, comprising only 300 bottles worldwide and just 30 for the United Kingdom exclusively at Harrods.
After travelling deep in to the heart of the Himalayas to source water for the first edition in this series, the master craftsmen at Stolichnaya® set their sights on the jewel of New Zealand – the Blue Spring – for the second. Revered for its exceptional clarity and exquisite blue hues, the water that flows from the Blue Spring is naturally filtered over hundreds of years through the pumice of the towering Mamaku Ranges. The formation of this natural treasure began 85 million years ago when New Zealand isolated herself geologically from earth’s other continents. Radiant and untouched, The Blue Spring is hailed as one of the purest water sources in the world. This rarefied water is then combined with the most exceptional single-batch Alpha Spirit at the historic Latvijas Balzams distillery in Latvia, producers and bottlers of Stolichnaya® vodkas for more than 65 years. This spirit is yielded from grains sourced alongside the all-natural Kershinskoye water reservoir. The earth there is so fertile and pristine that no fertilizer or pesticides are necessary to produce outstanding raw ingredients, and a distillate that is the benchmark defining the category.
London is an obvious choice for the global launch of the second in elit by Stolichnaya’s ultra-luxury Pristine Water Series – The New Zealand Edition. As the pre-eminent city in the world for high net worth customers, London is a hotspot for Über luxurious concepts to take flight. Marco Ferrari chief marketing officer Stoli Group
The blend, rich in character and flavour, is then filtered in the same utterly unique way as elit™ with a freeze-filtration process at -18˚C. Stolichnaya commissioned Royale de Champagne, the 135-year-old French crystal studio renowned for its commitment to exacting standards and organic beauty, to handcraft a one-of-a-kind bottle worthy of a vodka of this calibre. The crystal masterpiece is wrapped with a leather cuff emulating the New Zealand silver fern, galvanized in jewellery-grade Palladium. It is sealed with a weighty and visually striking Palladium closure. The case in which this handsome bottle is presented has been crafted by hand from ancient Kauri wood native to New Zealand. This rare wood, which has been perfectly preserved within New Zealand’s remote Northland, is the oldest workable wood in the world and at 45,000 years old is one of nature’s finest works of art. The wood’s natural brilliance has been complemented with a fern etching inspired by the unfurled “koru,” symbolising new life, growth, strength and peace. As part of the unveiling of the elit pristine water series: The New Zealand edition, elit by Stolichnaya has continued its partnership with Oceana, the largest international organisation working solely to protect the world’s oceans. Gaining access to the most impeccably fresh water sources requires a unique partner and to celebrate, elit by Stolichnaya will contribute towards the great projects that Oceana undertakes on behalf of the world’s oceans, coinciding with the release of the second limited-edition offering.
Chartwell: The Audio Visual Artists Chartwell AV is a team of audio video specialists who aim to enhance your lifestyle with bespoke design and installation of luxury media brands. Ranging from Home Theatre, Media Rooms, Multi-room Sound System, Movie Servers, Intelligent Home Automation, Lighting and Shading we have a solution for you, built around your way of living, your personality and décor.
Home Theatre A giant, wall-sized screen. Rows of fully reclining, seating. A state-of-the-art surround sound system that puts you right in the middle of the action. It’s your own home theatre. We select the finest audio and video components, cabinetry, acoustical treatments, lighting, control systems, and accessories. Then we meticulously install everything to perfection. The Ultimate Media Room Imagine a room with a medium sized flat panel TV for casual daytime viewing. When evening movie time arrives, one simple button push on your remote control causes sleek, motorized blackout shades to descend as your lights dim. Your theatre screen quietly lowers from its ceiling hiding place at the same time. The screen is filled with bright, crystal clear images from your hidden projector, as music from the soundtrack envelops you, creating a complete motion picture experience. Multi-Room Sound System Any source, any room in your house, that’s what music is all about. Whether you’re in the
bedroom, master bathroom, patio, family room, or garage, you can listen to your favourite music. And any source means it can come from the radio, CDs, iPod, satellite, or your own personal server. Access is simple; a wall mounted touch screen or iPad allows you to select your source and set your volume from anywhere.
same time! Intuitive touch screens make these systems easy enough for a child to use, yet provide sophisticated programming to ensure everything works in perfect harmony. With one touch, you can control multiple components, set inputs, and then adjust volume and channels to a predefined setting.
Movie Server - The Kaleidoscape System As the world’s premier movie server, the Kaleidoscape System stores copies of all your Blu-ray and DVD movies, and beautifully presents your entire collection onscreen. The award-winning user interface makes it easy to find the perfect film, or explore your movies and music like never before.
Whole House Lighting Control & Shading Systems Lighting control (including shading systems) is one of the fastest growing areas in home technology. Chartwell AV offers systems from Lutron that will revolutionize the way you manage light in your home and provide superior lifestyle, security and energy savings benefits.
The Kaleidoscape System enables you to enjoy your movies at any time, in as many rooms as you choose.
Lighting control gives you the ability to add to the beauty of your home and decor with an infinite variety of customized room and wholehouse lighting scenes. One touch can dim lights for a soft romantic dinner, while another illuminates the house for a festive party and sets tasteful landscape lighting for your guests.
Home Automation Home automation is a broad term that can apply to many home systems. We think of it as easy, all-purpose control that makes life simpler, safer, more fun, and saves energy-all at the
Keypads provide a clean, elegant look by combining the functions of many standard switches and dimmers into a single wall control, and can be matched to a home’s paint colours, wallpaper, or décor. Lutron lighting control from Chartwell AV also integrates seamlessly with our home automation and control systems from Control4. Neat Solutions Architects, builders, electricians, and plumbers rely on detailed floor plans to complete the construction of your home. Your home’s entertainment and technology systems need to be designed and engineered with the same attention to detail. Chartwell AV can provide a detailed lowvoltage wiring plan reflecting your audio, video, computer networking, automation and lighting control systems. Chartwell AV´s network and structured wiring services combine home automation systems, lighting control systems, whole house audio
and video systems, and local-area-networks through a centrally controlled network. These systems are custom designed and professionally installed by Chartwell AV´s team of system designers and installation technicians. Home Networking Today’s homeowners rely on home networks for data, video, audio, and control for many daily tasks. These networks are increasingly being integrated with the various systems in the home. As the importance of home networking has grown, we have found that the quality of the home network has a large impact on a homeowner’s lifestyle. Wi-Fi for Your Home or Office Over the past years we have received requests for help with home and office networks, specifically wireless networking systems. One of the biggest challenges has been how to provide a home with a robust Wi-Fi system that covers the entire home or office. After extensive research, we have put together a series of
packages that will allow us to provide your home or office with an incredibly strong Wi-Fi system that works indoors or outdoors. Enterprise Level Wi-Fi systems are not made up of common over-the-counter networking equipment, but designed and engineered to be deployed inside a business or enterprise. Access Points The best part about these Enterprise Level Wi-Fi systems is the ability to deploy access points throughout your home or office. This will allow you to walk anywhere with a laptop, PDA, or Control4 Portable Touch Screen and always stay connected to the network. The whole point of Wi-Fi is being able to work anywhere in the home or office, and that’s what we deliver! Guest Network Security Just like in a hotel, this network allows guests in your home or office to access the web through your Wi-Fi system, but allows them to surf the web only. Most importantly, it has its own password, which means you do not have to give anyone outside the family or business the password to your Wi-Fi network. Your personal files and computers will remain secure. 07712 453453 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.chartwell-london.com www.chartwell.mc
Chartwell Journal’s ‘In The Know’ Events of 2013 to 2014
London Regent Street Motor Show 2nd November Regent Street
Ways of Seeing: Joe Black
Winter Fine Arts & Antiques Fair 4th - 10th November Olympia, Kensington
Top Marques The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
ATP Wold Tour Tennis Finals 4th -11th November The 02 Arena London Jazz Festival 15th - 24th November Southbank Centre
Chartwell Journal’s ‘In The Know’ provides a unique expression into the events in and around London and Monte-Carlo Monaco.
Ways of Seeing: Joe Black 18th - 30th November Opera Gallery London
Monegasque National Festival 18 - 19th November Monte-Carlo
Taste of Christmas 21st - 30th November Tower Hamlets
Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 26th - 30th November Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Enchanted Woodland 22nd November - 8th December Syon Park
Monte-Carlo Christmas Ball 7th December Hotel de Paris
Turner and the Sea 30th November National Maritime Museum
Monte-Carlo Rally 14th - 19th January Monte-Carlo
Masters Tennis 4th - 8th December Royal Albert Hall
International Circus Festival 16th - 26th January Monte-Carlo
Christmas Chocolate Festival 13th - 15th December Southbank Centre
Top Marques 17th - 20th April Monte-Carlo
The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker 10th December - 16th January Royal Opera House
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Neville Salon at Bulgari Hotel London My favourite Knightsbridge salon, Neville, has just opened in the fabulous Knightsbridge hotel, The Bulgari - what a coincidence...No doubt the well heeled locals will be joining me in a post work-out blow out! www.bulgarihotels.com
Cowshed Spa at St Moritz Hotel Cornwall For when one needs to escape to the countryâ€Ś The St Moritz Cowshed Spa is based on the exclusive spa and beauty philosophy as designed, tried and tested at the exclusive Babington House in Somerset. Mood-enhancing products based on botanical ingredients straight out of an English country garden are expertly blended to soothe or revive. www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk
The Gilbert Scott
When at my Belgravia residence I like to pay a visit to the delightful Olivo group restaurants. Specialising in gourmet Sardinian cuisine and exclusively based in Belgravia, I have been especially impressed with their latest addition to the chain - OlivoCarne. Lady C recommends the Gnocchi topped with Truffle. www.olivoresturants.com
Flutter Eyes at The Dorchester Spa London Darlings, Time to stop hiding behind those dark sunglasses, Flutter New Dimension Eye Lash Extensions are here! Launching in London this October and Nationwide January 2014. Flutterâ€™s Infinite Lashes transform the way you look and feel. Discover Flutter Infinite Lashes in the comfort of your own home. Alternatively darlings just pop to Urban Retreat at Harrods and The Dorchester Spa.
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The Gilbert Scott St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
The Manor Somerset I love being Lady of the Manor, when London life gets too much and one fancies a knees up with Mr Chartwell and chums we take over the exclusive Manor in Somerset. A home away from home, guests are able to take over the entire jacobian manor house for the weekend whilst being served Michelin star worthy cuisine.
Headed by the delightful Marcus Wareing and now a proud bearer of a Michelin star The Gilbert Scott has cemented itself as the go-to place for divine comfort food. A menu brimming with hearty pies and retro desserts. One especially enjoyed the banana bread and butter pudding and the Walnut Whip, followed by a glass of champagne in the vintage inspired bar... A little too muchâ€Ś
The Manor www.thegilbertscott.co.uk
Chartwell The Christmas List Chartwell finds what is ho-ho-hot for Christmas
Christian Dior Kids Fur Trim Wool Cape
Jaguar XKR Coupe
Cartier “Godrons” Décor Square Lighter
Belvedere Limited Edition RED bottle raising funds for The Global Fund (HIV) £33
Cartier Paris Nouvelle Vague Earrings
Harrods Vintage Design Luxury Christmas Crackers
Honorine Small Natural Mink Dog Igloo
Quantum Play Nottage Design G1 Glass Pool Table
Leica The C Camera
Berluti The Shoe-Care Kit
Martin Smith The Party Popper Machine (Graphite Black)
Peter Harrington 1958 First Edition “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truman Capote £2,750
The Krug Kreperie Koffmann’s at The Berkeley, which will play host to the Kreperie £35
Johnnie Walker Limited Edition Collection Designed by Alfred Dunhill (70cl) £182
Joe Black Art “Life’s a Spin”
Louis Vuitton Travel book “New York”
London Shooting Club Membership
Globetrotter Limited Edition The Goring Collection
Linley Limited Edition Velveteen Jewellery Box
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Parker Diamond and gold Duofold Giant Limited Edition £25,950
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