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e are constantly bombarded with ‘newness’ and, with this, change. New seasons, trends, launches and people to focus on, sometimes even obsess over. I’ve always said that you can’t halt change but you can pick your favourite elements and embrace the ones that work for you. So this issue we’ve brought you the best of the new season, via people we admire. Our contributors are at the top of their game in every way and, importantly, living their fields of expertise, not sitting in front of computers in offices. No robotic feedback here! Our cover star Leonie Hanne is a perfect example. This blonde bombshell is one of the hottest tickets in the fashion industry. Just finding a shoot day has been a work-in-progress for almost a year – but, oh my, it was worth it! It was a true collaboration: we chose clothes together, climbed onto life-threateningly high window sills (minor exaggeration) and even ran through traffic together – just to get ‘the shot’. You name it, she’d do it! I love anyone who goes above and beyond and does so with a smile. No diva behaviour here, just a lot of hard work. Her success story is on p58, and on p47 she brings us autumn/winter fashion trends. After Leonie, another German in my life is a constant inspiration to me – but shall remain nameless for the moment. (He runs one of London’s best known luxury hotels. Watch this space!) Meanwhile, representing the boys, Marcus Butler returns to edit our men’s shopping pages (p76) – another super-slick professional at the top of his game. And we couldn’t produce an issue without Larry King on grooming (p82); this time with fashion in the mix (p86). Beauty reigns too, as ever. The elegant Victoria Ceridono looks at favourite products and hardworking new ones (p32), while insider Francesca White tells us why a new London spa is worth obsessing over (p88). And I share my Frederic Malle moments after meeting him and perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena (p42). I was particularly delighted to work with The Adventures of Us (p92). Their images inspire people about where to travel and uplift us on gloomy autumnal days. Firm believers in changes of scenery and cultural experiences being integral to self-care, they appreciate that just looking and dreaming is all you need for a pick-me-up. Speaking of which, wellness guru Niomi Smart has given us three new seasonal recipes to energise us within and without for cold days ahead (p104). Delightfully, we welcome back two old friends. Tanya Philipson, ex-Marie Claire executive fashion director, demonstrates that her lust for jewellery and watches knows no bounds. The more luxurious the better! (p16) And ex-MINE online editor Zahraa Al-Najjar – the queen of high teas – returns to share her luxury know-how in identifying London’s best spots for refreshment. So, take a look. You may even find your latest obsession…

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MINE AUTUMN 2019

CONTENTS COV ER PHOTO G R A P H Y E L I Z AB E T H G I B S O N

COVE R P H OTO GRAPHY ELIZ A BET H GIBS ON

HA IR & M A KEU P J U ST I N E CO L L I N S

H AI R & M AKEUP JU ST INE COLLINS

(@J U STI N ECOL L I N S_ ) U S I N G G U E RL AI N . CO M

( @ JUSTINE CO LLINS_) US ING GUERLA IN.COM

A N D EL EV EN AU STR AL I A. CO M LOCAT I ON T H E

AND E LE VE NAUST RA LIA .COM LOCAT ION

A RTS C LU B , LON D O N , T H E ART S CLU B . CO. U K

THE ARTS CLUB, LONDON, T HE A RT S CLU B. CO.UK NAI LS KR IE ITIVCOLOUR.COM FA S HION

NA IL S K R I EI TI VCOLO U R. CO M FA S H I ON S I L K

ESPIO NAGE CO R DE D LACE GOWN, £ 2 ,8 5 0 ,

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M OZA M B I CA N R U B Y E ARRI N G S W I T H W H I T E

E AR R ING S, R ING , P ENDA NT A ND WATCH

D I A M ON D S, £4, 250; M OZ AM B I CAN RU B Y AN D

F E ATUR ING G E MFIE LDS Z A MBIA N EMERA LDS ,

D I A M ON D R I N G S, £ 8 , 7 5 0 ( L ARG E ) AN D £ 2 , 9 5 0 ,

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13 OUR CON TR I BU TO RS This issue’s stars

M OVI NG O N U P 5 8 Leonie Hanne has taken corporate know-how and turned it into global creativity. Astrid Joss meets her

16 T HE F IN E ST THI NG S Tanya Philipson picks her favourite jewellery and watches for this season’s trends

E XPE RI M E NTAL LU XU RY 7 6 Farewell, formal attire. Luxury wear is taking risks, says Marcus Butler

28 T RUE CO LO U RS Why are coloured gemstones displacing diamonds? Sarah Royce-Greensill looks at the role of Gemfields

F I T F O R A KI NG 8 2 Larry King shares his unbeatable gems of grooming wisdom – this time with a splash of fashion

32 BE AUTY Q U E E N Victoria Ceridono shares her new favourites and can’t-livewithout cult classics

L ANSE RHO F L AND S I N LO ND ON 8 8 A new world of wellness beckons at The Arts Club, writes Francesca White

41 GE T TH E LO O K Justine Collins shares the secrets of Leonie Hanne’s cover shoot, for MINE and Guerlain

H E RE , THE RE & E VE RY W HE RE 9 2 Instagram travel experts The Adventures of Us choose their four favourite corners of the world for MINE

42 LIGHTN IN G IN A BOTTL E Astrid Joss meets master perfumer Frédéric Malle and his friend and cocreator Jean-Claude Ellena

SI M PLY D E L I CI O U S 1 0 4 Easy-peasy additions to a meal, by Niomi Smart

47 T HE LE ONI E WAY Our cover star Leonie Hanne serves up her edit of the season’s most covetable fashions

LO ND O N HOT SPOTS 1 1 0 An insider’s guide to the chic tea and fashion hot spots in the capital, by Zahraa Al-Najjar

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MINE ISSUE 11 WINTER 2019

OUR CONTRIBUTORS T HE A DVENTURES O F US

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Recently-engaged Sarah-Louise Marks and Christopher Phelps globe-trot together in search of amazing scenery, hidden gems, inspiring interiors and wonderful food. Driven solely by their personal tastes and belief that travelling is an essential part of self-care and growth, they hope to bring a change-of-scenery, as well as new cultural interests, to those looking for inspiration. @the_adventuresofus

ZA HRAA AL-NAJJAR

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A connoisseur of high teas who has spent vast amounts of time in refined London luxury hotspots, the former MINE online editor founded the Instagram magazine ‘Orris’ to share her curated content. Also covering fashion and beauty, she reaches out to a targeted and most discerning audience. @orris_magazine

M ARCUS B UTL ER

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Within the male fashion industry, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t know and love Mr in-the-know. In this issue he thinks outside the box to bring us the items that will make your winter wardrobe extra-special. @marcusbutler

V ICTO RIA CERID O NO

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The Brazilian journalist, beauty blogger and best-selling author of Dia de Beauté : A Guide to Real Life Makeup has called London home since 2013. With a wealth of experience from her time at Brazilian Vogue and Glamour, she approaches beauty in a fresh, uncomplicated manner. @vicceridono

J U STINE CO LLINS

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Justine created Leonie Hanne’s autumnal beauty look for our cover shoot. She recently founded @frontrowprofessional as well as the new nail brand Kri:etiv Colour. @justinecollins_

EL IZ AB ETH GIB SO N

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Elizabeth has shot for Vogue and Elle. For this issue of MINE, she takes to the streets of London with Leonie Hanne to look for the perfect shot. @elizabethcgibson

LE ONI E H ANNE

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Touring the world with the planet’s biggest fashion houses is what our cover star does best. She’s highly in-demand and hard to pin down, but managed to give us a day in London to capture fashionable moments with our team. @leoniehanne

LARRY KI NG

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Our celebrity hairstylist has his ear glued to the ground, for the most chic looks for men. This issue, he returns to impart his styling secrets, this time with a spot of fashion on the side. @larryking

TANYA PH I LI PSON

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Tanya’s time at British Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller and, most recently, as the executive fashion director of British Marie Claire have taken her around the world and back, examining the latest fashion and jewellery trends and styles. @tanyaphilipson

SARAH ROYCE - GRE ENSILL

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As the Telegraph’s Jewellery and Watches Editor, Sarah RoyceGreensill’s wealth of experience and knowledge remains unchallenged in the UK. Recently engaged and with a rock on her finger, no one is better equipped to delve into the subject of sustainability and provenance when it comes to precious gemstones.

NI OMI SMART

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Niomi is the face of L’Oréal Botanicals, the founder of Smart Swap and author of the best-selling cookbook Eat Smart. Her 1.5 million Instragram followers look to her as a wellness and lifestyle leader. An advocate for sustainability, she puts conscious living at the heart of everything she does. In this issue, she shares delicious recipes for the season. @niomismart

F RANCE SCA WH I T E

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Founder of The Beauty Triangle, a platform that aims to educate audiences on all aspects of holistic health and wellbeing, Francesca is privy to the newest spas and treatments before they open to the public. In this issue, she fills us in on why everyone is talking about the new Lanserhof spa at The Arts Club. @the_beauty_triangle


FINEST THINGS

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finest THINGS TA N Y A P H I L I P S O N P I C K S H E R F AV O U R I T E P I E C E S FOR THIS SE A SON’S FINE JE W ELLERY TR ENDS

Jewel Box necklace in 18k gold with oval imperial topaz (78 cts), and square and emerald-cut diamonds (11cts+ from the Tiffany Blue Book), POA, tiffany.co.uk

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Le Paris Russe de Chanel brooch in 18k yellow and white gold, with a yellow sapphire, pink spinels, mandarin garnets, coloured tourmalines and diamonds, POA, chanel.com

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FINEST THINGS

Red Carpet necklace in 18ct white gold and titanium, with heart-shaped (25.3cts) and pear-shaped tanzanites (10.8cts), tourmalines (53cts), diamonds (27.5cts), and amethysts (2.4cts), POA, chopard.com

colour

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Electric Cichlid earrings, with rough and polished white and yellow diamonds, set in white and yellow gold, POA, debeers.co.uk

Fan’tasia bracelet in 18kt white gold, set with one 4.16ct oval ruby, rubies (4.78cts), pear-shaped diamonds (3.38cts) and diamonds (7.16cts), POA, adler.ch

Central Park mosaic bracelet, with sapphires, aquamarines, emeralds (25.64cts) and brilliant diamonds (20.04cts), set in platinum, POA, harrywinston.com

4.14ct Burma ruby cushion flower ring with white diamond petals, set in 18ct white gold, POA, davidmorris.com

Special Editions 18ct yellow gold, oval-cut peridot and diamond filigree details ring, £6,500, kiki.co.uk

62ct yellow and white diamond marquise flower flexi cuff, set in 18ct white gold, POA, davidmorris.com

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Blue Chaos earrings with blue topaz and iolite, set in 18ct white gold, £4,750, asprey. com


FINEST THINGS

Arceau L’Heure de la Lune (white gold, aventurine dial with motherof-pearl moons, blue alligator strap), £20,500, hermes.com

Oyster perpetual Cosmograph Daytona yellow gold and diamond watch £79,500 rolex.com

Carrera Calibre 16 (Blue Sunray brushed dial, 41mm polished steel case, ceramic blue bezel, Calibre 16 movement, brown perforated leather strap), £3,500, tagheuer.com

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WAT C H E S

modern

HER E TODAY (BU T NOT G ONE TOMOR ROW )

Serpenti Tubogas double spiral watch in stainless steel case and bracelet, bezel set with brilliant cut diamonds and silver opaline dial, ÂŁ9,600, bulgari.com

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FINEST THINGS

gold

W O R T H I T S W E I G H T…

Hardwear wrap bracelet in 18k gold, £6,525, tiffany.co.uk

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Cosmic Shooting Stars earrings with diamond enhanced engraved stars, set in 18ct yellow gold, £4,675, asprey.com

Knysna Chameleon necklace, with rough and polished coloured diamonds set in white and yellow gold, POA, debeers.co.uk

Agrafe earrings in 18kt yellow gold, with pavé diamonds (2.77cts), £23,400, cartier.co.uk

Bubbles peridot, blue topaz and diamond bangle in yellow gold, £2,900, kiki.co.uk

Bamboo ring in 18kt pink gold, set with six marquise diamonds (1.185cts), POA, adler.ch Red Carpet earrings with two golden South Sea cultured pearls and diamonds (1.82cts) set in yellow gold, POA, chopard.com

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FINEST THINGS

pearls

Les Galaxies de Cartier bracelet in 18kt white gold, with 100 Pinctada margaritifera cultured pearls, POA, cartier.co.uk

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JEWELLERY

Be Boodles earrings, with cultured South Sea pearls and diamonds set in 18ct rose gold, £12,000, boodles.com

1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures bracelet in 18kt white gold, pearls and diamonds, POA, chanel.com

Reef necklace with Akoya pearls and rose-cut diamonds, double sided detail with onyx and motherof-pearl, set in 18ct white gold, POA, davidmorris.com

Fifth Avenue earrings, with brilliant pearls (26.08cts), diamonds (emerald-cut, brilliant, pear-shaped, marquise-cut, baguettecut, square-cut, and six briolette diamonds (13.2cts), set in platinum, POA, harrywinston.com

Pearl and diamond drop earrings in yellow gold, £1,900, kiki.co.uk

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FINEST THINGS

classic

Navitimer Automatic 41 (steel and 18kt rose gold, silver dial, brown alligator strap), £5,040, brietling.com

OLD T R A DITIONS D I E H A R D…

Seamaster Diver 300M Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph, £20,870, omegawatches.com

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WAT C H E S

Tudor Glamour Double Date 42mm (leather strap), £2,340, tudorwatch.com Diver in steel (42mm), £5,300, ulysse-nardin.com

White gold, blue guilloche enamel dial, £32,100, jaeger-lecoultre.com

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FINEST THINGS

Bridal Couture ring with an emerald cut diamond (5.5cts), round (1.29cts) and pearshaped diamonds (0.71cts), a marquise diamond (0.34cts), set in platinum, POA, harrywinston.com

Fan’tasia brooch in 18kt white gold, with a pear-shaped diamond (0.70ct), marquise diamonds (2.21cts) and diamonds (2.34 cts), POA, adler.ch

Snowflake earrings, with diamonds set in platinum and white gold, ÂŁ78,000, vancleefarpels.com

Paper Flowers diamond cluster drop earrings in platinum, POA, tiffany.co.uk Green Carpet necklace in ethical 18ct white gold, set with brilliant-cut (22.4cts) and pearshaped (31.4cts) diamonds. All diamonds from an RJC-certified producer. POA, chopard.com

Agrafe cuff bracelet in 18kt white gold, with brilliant-cut diamonds (29.81cts), POA, cartier.co.uk

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JEWELLERY

Chalk Streams necklace, with pear diamonds (12.42cts) and brilliant-cut diamonds (10.09cts) set in platinum, POA, boodles.com Comète earring in 18k white gold, pearls and diamonds, £7,800, chanel.com

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TREASURE

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COLOURS W H Y A R E COL OUR ED GEMSTONES DISPL ACI NG DI A MONDS? SA R A H ROYCE - GR EENSILL L O O K S AT T H E R O L E OF GEMFIELDS IN NE W E THIC A L CHOICE S

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here’s no question that diamonds are forever. But their status as a girl’s best friend is more debatable, as coloured gemstones continue their ascent. In the UK, Google searches for ‘emerald ring’ have increased significantly over the past decade, with twice as many in October 2019 as there were in October 2013. Searches for ‘ruby ring’ follow a similar pattern. Women are drawn to the personality and character of vibrant coloured gemstones, and they appreciate the inherent value of these

rare feats of nature. Those values are rising at heady rates. In the late 1980s, the record price-percarat for a ruby was less than $200,000. A decade ago, for emeralds, the figure was $90,000. Now, the records stand at just shy of $1.2 million per carat, achieved by the 15.04ct, $18 million Crimson Flame ruby in 2015; and $305,516 per carat for the Rockefeller emerald, which sold for $5.5 million in 2017. Both eclipse the record price-per-carat for a white diamond, at $282,485. The rate at which prices for coloured gemstones have rocketed means connoisseurs see them as investments, just as coloured diamonds once were.

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TREASURE

GEMFIELDS’ C O L L A B O R AT I O N S W I T H F ORWA R D THINK ING J E W E L L E R S , H AV E E L E VAT E D T H E R E P U TAT I O N OF A FR IC A N GEMSTONES IN THE E Y E S OF CONSUMER S.

Demand is driven by the gems’ mesmerising beauty and by their rarity. The latter is especially true for ‘old material’ gemstones – such as Colombian emerald and Burmese ruby – that sell through auctions. Large, good quality gemstones from these mines are so sought-after that they are out of reach for all but the most affluent and determined collectors. Hand-in-hand with the rising popularity of rare coloured gems is a greater focus on provenance and sustainability. Consumers want to know exactly where their gemstones come from and, more importantly, that neither humans nor the environment were harmed in their journey from mine to jewel. There is an answer for customers who are enticed by coloured gemstones but priced out of the market for old-mine material, and who want to be sure that the sparkling gems have been responsibly sourced. Since Gemfields took over the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia in 2008 and the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique in 2011, the supply of quality gemstones has increased. Many of the world’s most prestigious jewellery houses use Gemfields gemstones in their creations.

Gemfields provides employment for local people, ensures that strict health and safety policies are observed, and invests in the communities in which its mines are based by building schools and health clinics and upgrading infrastructure. Mining inevitably entails disturbing the natural environment, but the company is determined to return mines to their natural state when the gemstones run out. And new collaboration with Gübelin Gem Lab uses blockchain technology to create encrypted records of each time a rough gemstone changes hands. That means customers can trace their gem’s entire journey. These sustainable sourcing practices, coupled with Gemfields’ collaborations with forward-thinking jewellers, have elevating the reputation of African gemstones in the eyes of consumers. These gems represent an accessible way to invest in colour; and as demand increases - particularly in Asia, where rubies represent good luck and fortune – their value is likely to soar. According to Google, searches for Zambian emeralds were twice as popular in the UK in Octoer as were searches for Colombian emeralds. And as provenance and origin become ever more valuable to consumers, so market prices may one day follow.

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QUEEN AU T HOR A N D F OR M E R BE AU T Y DIR EC T OR OF BR A ZILI A N VOGUE V IC T OR I A CER IDONO SH A R E S HER NE W F AV O U R I T E S A N D C A N ’ T- L I V E - W I T H O U T C U LT C L A S S I C S

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MAKEUP

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1 I love cream eyeshadows on their own (so easy to apply), under powder eyeshadows (as a base) or over powder eyeshadows (to add texture). This Tom Ford one is super-long-lasting. Emotionproof Eye Color in Casino, £32, tomford.co.uk 4

2 Use this genius eyeshadow on top of everyday smoky eyes, to add

depth and sparkle. It’s a great way to swiftly transform your makeup for the evening. Ombre Première Top Coat in penombre, £28, Chanel at harrods.com 5

3 Avoid dry-looking foundation by spritzing this fancy mist over your

face after applying a base. Parure Gold Mist, £34, guerlain.com

4 Add dimension and that covetable lit-from-within glow to your skin

with this subtle yet buildable highlighter.

Glow Silk Highlighter Drops, £29, Becca at johnlewis.com 5 What happens when you add coverage to the Touche Éclat highlighting pen? The dream concealer to hide dark circles and imperfections. Touche Éclat High Cover, £26, yslbeauty.co.uk 6 For colder weather, I favour cream textures that won’t make your

skin look dry. This blush has an amazing texture and can be easily blended with fingers or a soft synthetic brush. Neo Nude A-Blush in 30, £31, armanibeauty.co.uk 7 This is the perfect hybrid of lip balm and lipstick for easy, juicy

and pretty lips. It’s all I want when temperatures drop.

Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, £18.50, clarins.co.uk 6

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SKINCARE Summer is over, heaters are on, colder winds blow… It can be a tricky time for your skin. Help it by boosting hydration and switching to gentler formulas. 1

1 Not tried CBD yet? This is a great

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introduction. With soothing, balancing, anti-inflammatory properties, it’s a saviour for crazy winter skin. CBD Sleep Drops, £85, rodial.co.uk 2 A must for your everyday routine, this hyaluronic acid serum plumps and hydrates without making skin greasy. Perfect for layering beneath heavier creams. Hyaluronic Serum, £235, Dr Barbara Sturm at harrods.com 3 There’s nothing like a weekly moisturising mask to give skin a welcome boost. This is one of my powerful yet gentle favourites. Rose de Vie Hydrating Mask, £74, drsebagh.com

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4 Super high tech, this watery formula has moisturising actives in spheres that break on contact with the skin, for a burst of lightweight hydration. Use it to bridge your cleansing and moisturising routines. Hydra Beauty Micro Liquid Essence, £70, Chanel at selfridges.com 5 This skincare/makeup hybrid subtly enhances skin; giving it a moist, just-out-of-afacial look. With SPF 50, it can be used on its own or beneath foundation.

Capture Dreamskin Moist & Perfect Cushion,

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£65, dior.com

6 I’ve long been a fan of Foreo’s cleansing

device, and the new version is even more amazing. Operated via app, it uses sonic pulses to deeply but gently cleanse the skin, and has four face massage modes. Luna 3, £169, foreo.com 7 Use this oil to make the most of your

sleeping hours by boosting your skin’s regeneration. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, it strengthens and tones. That’s a proper beauty sleep! Cell Repair Night Oil, £62, aureliaskincare.com

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FRAGRANCE 1 Adding perfume to your hair is genius. Jo Malone has nailed the formula: delicious fragrances and moisturising actives to add shine to the hair at the same time. Wild Bluebell and English Pear & Freesia Hair mist, £38 each, 2 Lancôme’s first new fragrance

Luce di Colonia, La Casa sul Lago, Caffè in Piazza, Buongiorno, Oh L’Amore diffusers, £60 each,

3 If you like to switch fragrances

5 For frequent flyers, there’s nothing better than a perfume wardrobe in mini-bottles, with a gorgeous travel flask to carry them in style.

jomalone.co.uk

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4 One should always consider perfuming the house, and Aqua di Parma’s collection is as chic as its fragrances. A diffuser is always handy, and a great gift for dinner parties.

in a long time is perfect for women looking for feminine yet powerful perfume. The super slim packaging is something else! Idôle, £85, lancome.com just as you switch your wardrobe for the season, this woody and slightly retro perfume is a perfect partner for jumpers and boots. Fading Autumn Acqua Profumata, £180, Gucci at

harveynichols.com

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My Wardrobe Travel Case,

£160, Maison Francis Kurkdjian at net-a-porter.com 6 Perfumer Alberto Morillas knows how to make exquisite fragrances. His own brand’s creations are daring, unexpected and always gorgeous. For Your Love is a sensuous, intimate perfume for women and men. 3 For Your Love, £175, mizensir. com

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THE CAN’T-LIVEWITHOUT CLASSICS

V IC T OR I A CER IDONO SH A R E S HE R BE AU T Y S TA P L E S …

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1 This strikes a perfect balance of coverage, looking like skin,

matte and luminous. A little goes a long way. Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34, charlottetilbury.com

1 The gel texture means it’s never greasy, but the powerful formula guarantees proper hydration even in the craziest weather. Moisture Surge, £25, clinique.co.uk

2 For undetectable contouring and a lit-from-within glow, this is

2 To optimise my sleep time, I use this two-phase overnight mask

one of the best palettes. It’s also super-easy to apply. Shade and Illuminate, £62, tomford.co.uk

to boost my skin’s moisture and plumpness.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, £44, fresh.com

3 My day-to-night makeup trick is adding a little shimmer to my

3 By the king of lip balms, this has been a staple in my life for

eyes. This liquid metallic formula has the most amazing finish. Caviar Chrome Veil Liquid Eyeshadow, £24, lauramercier.com

almost ten years. I love it!

Baume de Rose, £40, By Terry at lookfantastic.com

4 My real-life Photoshop filter, this powder makes skin look

amazing. The luminous formula is simply brilliant. Ambient Lighting Powder, £42, Hourglass at cultbeauty.co.uk

4 The packaging is a hit on Instagram. The formula is super-silky and smells amazing. What more could you ask for in a hand cream? La Crème Main, £47, Chanel at selfridges.com

5 Playful makeup is making a comeback, and one of the easiest

5 When I know I won’t have too many hours of sleep, I use this

ways to join the movement is by switching your everyday brown or black eyeliner for a colourful one. This range has amazing shades and great staying power.

around my eyes to ensure I look rested the next day. Eye Contour Mask, £95, sisley-paris.co.uk

Diorshow On Stage Liner in 351 Pearly Turquoise,

£27.50, dior.com

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BODY

HAIR

1 This French brand’s packaging, formula and smell

1 + 2 Philip Kingsley is my London go-to for hair. Audrey

are gorgeous. I love using a special oil to transform my shower into something special. Huile de Savon, £48, Buly 1803 at selfridges.com

Hepburn was a regular! I believe in taking preventative measures to keep your hair healthy and full of natural volume. The Elasticizer balances the scalp, which is essential for hair growth. And it smells unbelievable! Elasticizer Therapies Balancing Rose & Lychee, £21.50; Flaky/Itchy Scalp Anti-dandruff shampoo, from £11.50, both philipkingsley.co.uk

2 Turn your shower time into a decadent experience

with this wonderful cream. The fragrance stays on the skin for a long time after your shower. Portrait of a Lady shower cream, £48, Frederic Malle at johnlewis.com

3 Italian hairstylist Rossano Ferretti used all his knowledge to

create his Intenso products and they are mind-blowing. The range is ideal for dry, thick hair. Intenso Softening and Smoothing Shampoo, £29, rossanoferretti.com

3 I can recognise the smell of this from a distance, and

always have it at home. Lavender cleanses hands without drying them out. Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, £27 (refill minus pump £26), aesop.com

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1 Friends say my house is like a Jo Malone London showroom!

I have their candles in literally every room.

Honeysuckle & Davana candle, £47, jomalone.co.uk 2 I’ve used this eau de parfum for many years. Sometimes I change,

just for fun, but this will always have my heart. 2 Bergamote 22, £184, lelabofragrances.co.uk

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‘Indulgent textures, opulent colours and sumptuous metals are on trend this season,’ says makeup artist Justine Collins, who created cover star Leonie Hanne’s look for Guerlain. ‘Use luxurious honey skincare to restore energy and radiance, and give you the ultimate glow!’

G U E R L AI N CR E ATE S O U R COVE R

All products from www.guerlain.com

Maxi Lash So Volume in Black, £28

CHEEKS

Terracotta 00 Clair-blondes, £38

EYES

Guerlain Palette 5 Couleurs in 06 Bois Des Indes, £48.50

SKI N Parure Gold Foundation 03, £60

Kiss Kiss in 307 Nude Flirt, £29.50

Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71

L IP S Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Universal blush, £34

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Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69

L’Or Primer, £51


I N S P I R AT I O N

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE

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T O FOLL OW FR ÉDÉR IC M A LLE IS T O BE A PE R F U ME DIS CIPLE OF T HE FIR ST OR DER , SAYS A STR ID JOSS. SHE E X A MINES HIS C A REER A ND HIS N E W C O L L A B O R AT I O N W I T H J E A N - C L AU DE E L L E N A

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e created a new direction in the perfume industry just when everyone thought there wasn’t one. He saw ‘colour’ when others assumed the path was set in black and white stone. He is the first of his generation to launch this kind of brand, but his legacy is already assured. So what and who is Frédéric Malle? I discovered the brand – as do so many when it comes to Malle – by simply smelling his fragrance on others, be that at a dinner party or a photoshoot. I found myself so drawn to it, I was compelled to ask that famous question, ‘What are you wearing?’ Each and every time, the wearer was desperately stylish, adding to the intrigue and allure. ‘Portrait of a Lady’ springs to mind. I could list in droves the powerhouse women I’ve encountered who cite this as their signature scent. I found myself obsessing over a brand that was both luxe and niche – not a household name but a secret yet to be discovered. And worn by people of substance, be they intellects, artists or people of influence. It’s a kind of exclusive club. But once you know, you know. ‘I cross my scents in the street every day, from Paris to New York,’ says Malle, ‘be it Catherine Devenue to the most unknown person in the world.’

Jean-Claude Ellena and Frédéric Malle,

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The romance of the brand aside, it’s important to understand that what it is and does is very much down to who Frédéric Malle, the man, is. He was born of artistic parents: his father was a film producer and his mother an art director at Parfums Christian Dior. His grandfather introduced the Dior fragrance line, with the debut of Miss Dior in 1947. After a career in advertising and photography that took him to Paris, London and New York, Malle launched Editions de Parfums in 2000. He had witnessed firsthand the turn that the fragrance industry was taking, whereby major fashion brands launched one scent one after another, created by their chief nose at the time. The scent would debut with all the big noise that only marketing campaigns can whip up and a star was born. But where was the nose who created all this – the real star? Often and sadly disregarded. Malle vowed to correct that. He gathered those he felt were the best noses in the business and brought them on board to create incredible, mind-blowing fragrances under his umbrella. Names on the bottles identified them as the true authors of the scents. As editor, Malle briefed them that the only rule was ‘there are no rules’ and to take their time. Simple but brilliant notions that unleashed the incredible. What makes a good perfumer? ‘Good ideas, taste and an artistic nature,’ he suggests. ‘But I also recognise it has to

“PE R F U M E RY I S E XC E E DI NG LY D I F F I C U LT – N O T S O M E T H I N G YOU LE A R N IN FI V E MINU TE S” sell. And perfumery is exceedingly difficult – not something you can learn in five minutes – with excruciating hard work.’ This is about pure, raw talent. You have it or you don’t. Frederic’s talent is to sniff out fine noses – he believes there are around six real greats – and present them to the market. The secret to his success lies in his belief that a scent can be so powerful it can change your life – not a one-hit, fluffed-up marketing wonder that disappears overnight. ‘My grandfather gave a family friend Miss Dior when she was eighteen,’ he notes. ‘She still wears it in her eighties. It defines her.’ And if that kind of scent takes over a year to create, so be it. It is, after all, a work of art. In June, I flew to the Grasse commune on the French Riviera, to meet Frédéric and Jean-Claude Ellena, one of his star noses, for the launch of Rose & Cuir. This was a big moment: my passion for fragrance entwined with work. As a fan of Ellena – I wear his Bigarade Concentree – I was intrigued to meet the man who created a scent that identifies me day in, day out, and to learn what he was to do next.

Above Just as roses and pepper are key ingredients of Rose & Cuir, so they were at its launch dinner. Right Rose & Cuir, available as 50ml and 100ml variants. Far right The secrets of Malle’s success

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When we meet in a laboratory amid the sunlit hills of Grasse, I find a cheerful, elegant and most humble man wanting nothing more than my sincere opinion on his latest creation. ‘I love it,’ I tell him. ‘I really do.’ Rose & Cuir is, unsurprisingly, desperately beautiful – mainly thanks to the unexpected and complex combinations of ingredients: the Timut pepper of which Ellena learned from a chef friend, the Bourbon geranium that spoke immediately to me, and the leather note that adds ‘cuir’ to the fragrance’s name. However it is the ‘rose’ that Ellena and Malle want to write home about. ‘Using a rose in perfumery is like drawing a nude or writing a love song,’ Malle smiles. ‘And when Jean-Claude showed us a rose we’d never smelt – it had disappeared but he brought it back to life – it was like listening to something that The Beatles have never published or being shown an unseen masterpiece.’ True to form, the creation was a long time in the making; beginning in January 2017 as a conversation between the two old friends. ‘At each level you have to commit yourself to a direction,’ Malle explains. ‘It’s so abstract, there is no real reason apart from the goal you set yourself. Although you’re aware of the technical requirements, you have to trust your gut. And it’s exhausting. So my question to Jean-Claude was, “Are you happy to suffer a bit more and go the extra mile to perfection?”’ This unlimited time and effort reflects Malle’s belief in giving back and being generous; you get out what you put in. It speaks of quiet, thoughtful commitment, not the commercial noise created by the marketing that he despises. This is love.

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Steamer 34cm in bluebird crocodile. The Entheus R2 timepiece and jewellery from the Cosmic and Flip Ring collections.

A S P R E Y. C O M

LONDON

ST MORITZ

ZÃœRICH

NEW YORK

BEVERLY HILLS

A S P R E Y. C O M

MIAMI

TOKYO

OSAKA


MODE

LEONIE STYLE OU R C OV ER S TA R L E O N I E H A N NE SERV E S UP HER EDIT OF THE SE A SON’S MOST C O V E TA B L E FA S H IO N S

Polka-dot flocked tulle and crepe mini dress,

£5,975, Givenchy

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MODE

SHINE

BRIGHT

B E T H E C E N T R E O F AT T E N T I O N

FE N D I

Croc effect patent leather skirt, £415, Tibi

Moyo cloqué pants, £585,

Jacquemus

CH A N E L

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MODE

Asymetric satin skirt,

£590, Sies Marjan

Stretch-satin dress, £790,

Ellery

Pussy-bow silkjacquard blouse,

£1,130, Chloé

Embellished silk satin gown, £760, Oscar de

la Renta

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Silk-charmeuse top,

£1,250; silk-charmeuse pants, £1,475, both Brandon Maxwell


WINTER

FLORALS

D E E P L Y F E M I N I N E A N D D E S P E R AT E L Y B E A U T I F U L

Crushed velvet midi dress,

£1,835, Marc Jacobs

Stretch-mesh top,

£100, Ganni

PR A DA

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MODE Tie-back silk-satin camisole, £165,

Harmur

Crinkled Jacquard dress,

Silk crepe de Chine midi dress, £2,790,

£300, Rotate by Birger Christensen

Valentino

Crepe straight-leg pants, £910, Prada

Plissé-satin mini dress, £1,485,

Givenchy

Crepe maxi dress,

£1,200, Dries Van Noten

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Chelsea cropped pinstriped wool blazer, £1,005; Shaldon pinstriped wool tapered pants,

£505, both Magda Butrym

Gabardine blazer, £250; Julie gabardine shorts, £125,

both Frankie Shop

Box-cropped pinstriped wool-blend blazer, £880,

Doublebreasted leather trench coat, £5,900,

Fendi

Cutout faux leather blazer, £595,

Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili

Orseund Iris

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GET

S U I T E D ...

… A N D R E A DY F OR AC TION

Satin-trimmed woven blazer, £1,490; Satintrimmed woven straight-leg pants, £770,

both Victoria Beckham

DIOR

R A LPH & RU S S O

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VOLUME MEETS

F E AT H E R S

D I VA E S S E N T I A L S , T O G E T H E R O R A L O N E

Featherembellished tulle and wool-blend top,

A LE X A N D E R McQUEEN

£4,270, Oscar de la Renta

Cotton-poplin mini dress,

£1,250, Molly Goddard

R A LPH & RU S S O

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Feather-embellished tulle mini dress,

£5,055, Naeem Khan

Feather trimmed woolblend coat, £2,230,

Prada

Feather-trimmed crepe top, £450, 16Arlington

Faux pearl and feather tote,

Feathertrimmed crepe jacket, £1,840,

£420, Vanina

Elie Saab

Embellished feather-trimmed tulle gown, £7,690, Marchesa

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MODE

Silk-organza shirt,

£470, Miu Miu

Tulle blouse, £375, Simone

Rocha

Organza trench coat, £660,

Nanushka

Cardew stretch-mesh top, £210, Beaufille

Polka-dot organza dress, £770, Lee

Mathews

Paillette-embellished chainmail top, £710,

Paco Rabanne

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Glittered tulle blouse,

£2,540, Rodarte


SHEER DA R E TO BA R E

PLEASURE

MODE

Pussy-bow Swiss-dot tulle blouse,

£865, Marc Jacobs

DIOR

Bella pleated lace midi skirt,

£650, I.D. Sarrieri

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Silk French tulle with velour polka dots and glitter and velvet bow, POA, celiakritharioti.gr Black suede pointy toe pumps, £475, jimmychoo.com Mozambican ruby earrings with white diamonds, £4,250; Mozambican Ruby and diamond rings, £8,750 (large) and £2,950, gfgjewellery.com Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; Kiss Kiss in 307 Nude Flirt, £29.50; Kiss Kiss in 309 Honey Nude, £29.50; Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Noir Ebene, £33, all guerlain.com

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C O V E R S TA R

The Leonie way H LOCATION The Arts Club, London, theartsclub.co.uk

HAIR & MAKEUP Justine Collins @justinecollins_

SKINCARE & MAKEUP guerlain.com NAILS krieitivcolour.com

HAIR elevenaustralia.com

THE U N S T O P PA B L E LEONIE H A NNE H A S TA K E N C O R P O R AT E K NOW-HOW A ND TURNED IT INTO GLOBA L C R E AT I V I T Y. A STR ID JOSS MEETS HER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH GIBSON

er Instagram page declares, ‘She who believes achieves.’ And achieve Leonie Hanne most certainly has – in style. This isn’t the story of a pretty German girl who loved all things fashion and who, by some magical twist, was swept into the trendy digital whirlwind. This is the story of one very switchedon woman with three degrees under her belt, who studied at night while holding down a marketing job by day, and who, on weekends, would style and write and post as a hobby. None of this was calculated, as her plan was to stick to marketing. ‘I studied business administration,’ she recalls, ‘then gained a management degree in wholesale and foreign trade. I went on to work at Germany’s biggest fashion online retailer, the Otto Group, and studied textile and fashion management at night. I loved what I did, and I was good at it, so was quite happy sticking to what I knew best.’ But today the picture is quite different. The reality of a nine-to-five office job couldn’t be further from her current lifestyle. When we shot our cover story on a sunny autumn day in London, she was due to fly to Seoul with Louis Vuitton the next day for the launch of its new boutique and Cruise 2020 Collection. Leonie was the only European woman chosen to join the Vuitton campaign – one of many indisputable signs of her being recognised as a heavyweight among influencers. Leonie and I continued to liaise after the shoot via WhatsApp. While in Seoul, she diligently answered my messages between shoots, event dinners, and photocalls, even if that meant replying at one in the morning – the first moment she had time off. ‘I’m just off to bed – I’ll message in 5 hours, when I’m next up,’ read one.

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“ W HE N I M A DE THE SE BIG DECISIONS, THER E W E R E N O C A R E E R PAT H S , N O E X A M P L E S T O F O L L O W, N O R O L E M O D E L S ”

As I write this, her replies are coming from New York, the scene of another job. I’m not sure when she returns home to London. So was Leonie’s escape from marketing a leap of faith? Not exactly. Like many prolific Instagrammers, Leonie looks like she eats fire for breakfast, before taking on the world. But she’ll tell you she’s neither the most confident person nor the bravest. Learning that she would receive up to 100,000 views on her own website gave her the push to do what she does now. ‘I needed this reassurance to make the decision,’ she admits. ‘But what did strike me is that for every little bit I put into my blogging work, I got one hundred times the results back.’ Yes, Leonie is picture-perfect: her looks, her style, that Hollywood smile. And aside from her two million Instagram followers, major fashion houses flock to work with her: Givenchy, Versace, Fendi, Dior. This is a woman in demand. But, in person, I was genuinely charmed by her girlnext-door appeal. She’s smiley, always giggling (half of our shots featured Leonie in hysterics about one thing or another) and ever so sincere. But what really bowled me over is how very professional she is. I can confidently say she is one of the hardest-workers in her arena, with a faultless work ethic. Each time we’ve met, she turns up early – and, no, that’s not just German timekeeping. On the shoot she’d climb walls, jump in baths and run through traffic – anything to get the shot. If we asked her to do it again, there were no rolling eyes, no diva behaviour; in fact, never even a discussion – she’d be off before we even finished the sentence. Leonie is the type of person to dot every i, cross every t and never let you down. She’s serious about what she does, and ambitious, yet kind – always aware of what everyone else is thinking or feeling. That’s why women relate to her and why the big-boy brands are lining up to work with her. When I ask how she fell into what she does, Leonie laughs. ‘That’s a funny word. It was nothing like falling into, or even stumbling across, what I do now. It’s a long way to leave a steady career, which I knew I had a really great future in, to then go and start something so new, so unknown. You have to remember that the fashion digital industry I’m in now didn’t exist in the same way when I made these big decisions. There were no career paths, no examples to follow, no role models.’

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Now, however, she is a role model. Halfway through a Fendi shoot on Bond Street, two girls run up to her, asking for a selfie. This, I assure you, is a regular occurrence. In a contemporary twist on ‘behind every successful man is a strong woman’, Leonie’s boyfriend and business partner Alex manages her output. He too left a corporate job to build Brand Leonie. The two are inseparable: working and living together, and making each and every decision in unison. It’s a very happy and effective arrangement. ‘A blogger once asked me what it’s like to have Alex work for me,’ she recalls. ‘Alex and I laughed so much afterwards. Our partnership works because it’s equal. I’m the creative; he’s the management. ‘It’s great, of course, but equally our often gruelling schedules mean there’s little free time as a couple.’ She recalls that once, rushing to a job and between flights, they scoured a crowded airport for a plug socket so Alex could straighten her hair and she would be ready to work on arrival. The couple agree that chaos and exhaustion are small prices to pay for doing what they love. The biggest surprise, Leonie says, is how their lives have changed: ‘The people we meet, the places we see, and doing it all together – it’s incredible. And not a minute goes by that we’re not grateful for all of it. ‘My most exciting work moments are when I get to work with the biggest fashion brands that I have been a fan of forever.’ Earlier this year, for example, she presented Dior’s high jewellery in Venice earlier while simultaneously taking over their Instagram. Let that sink in. Whether you’re impressed by influencers or not, that is an achievement. ‘It is,’ she says, ‘still very unreal.’ So what’s next? ‘I’m so happy where I am. Everyone is doing their own products. I’d do it, but only if it was something I was really passionate about. ‘My biggest dream would be for Alex and I to have our own apartment. Paris would be a dream, as would London. London is so free and inspiring – from the food to the culture and, of course, the fashion, but mainly the people. And the cover of Vogue would be nice!’ @leoniehanne


C O V E R S TA R Lurex threaded metallic gown with embellished transparent side panels and train hemmed with boa feathers, POA, gyunel.com Necklace, rings and earrings featuring Gemfields Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies, POA, faberge.com Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; Palette 5 Couleurs in Apres L’Ondee, £48.50; Face Highlighting Powder, £35, all guerlain.com

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High-neck ruffled organza and tulle embroidered top with mulletlength embroidered shorts, POA, ashistudio.com Zambian emerald earrings, £7,250; yellow gold Mozambican ruby and diamond rings, £8,750 (large) and £2,950, gfgjewellery.com Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; Liquid Eyeliner in Burgundy, £33; Palette 5 Couleurs in Coque D’Or, £48.50; Rouge G Lipstick, £26; Rouge G Case, £20; Kiss Kiss in 307 Nude Flirt, £29.50; Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Gold, £34, all guerlain.com

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Lurex threaded metallic gown with embellished transparent side panels and train hemmed with boa feathers, POA, gyunel.com Necklace, rings and earrings featuring Gemfields Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies, POA, faberge.com Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; Palette 5 Couleurs in Apres L’Ondee, £48.50; Face Highlighting Powder, £35, all guerlain.com

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Hand-embellished, cropped, short sleeved jacket with ecru and off-white pearls; tulle skirt embroidered with pearls, both POA, celiakritharioti.gr Ivory satin slingback heels with ostrich feather and crystal trim, £1,050, jimmychoo.com Earrings and ring featuring Gemfields Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds, POA, binagoenka.com

Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super AquaEye Patches, £84; L’Or Primer, £51; Parure Gold Foundation 03 in Natural beige SPF 30, £60; Precious light 01, £35; Parure gold setting powder in Universal colour, £43; Terracotta 00 Clair-blondes, £38; Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Nude, £34; Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Universal blush, £34; Palette 5 Couleurs in 06 Bois Des Indes, £48.50; Maxi Lash So Volume in Black, £28; Kohl-contour – Jackie Brown, £22; Kiss Kiss Liplift Primer, £28; Kiss Kiss in 307 Nude Flirt, £29.50, all by Guerlain

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Espionage corded lace gown, £2,850, zimmermannwear.com Black suede sandals with crystal trim, £1,050, jimmychoo.com Earrings, ring, pendant and watch featuring Gemfields Zambian emeralds, set in Fairmined white gold, POA, chopard.com/uk Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; L’Or Primer, £51; Parure Gold Foundation 03 in Natural beige SPF 30, £60; Precious light 01, £35; Parure gold setting powder in Universal colour, £43; Terracotta 00 Clair-blondes, £38; Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Nude, £34; Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Universal blush, £34; Palette 5 Couleurs in 06 Bois Des Indes, £48.50; Maxi Lash So Volume in Black, £28; Kohl-contour – Jackie Brown, £22; Kiss Kiss Liplift Primer, £28; Kiss Kiss in 307 Nude Flirt, £29.50, all by Guerlain

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Brown cloqué organza princess dress with shirt collar and detachable foulard, £3,450; nude nylon stockings, £220; white neoprene FFrame boots, £1,190, fendi. com Diamond ring featuring Gemfields Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies, POA, niquesafinejewellery. com Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; Terracotta Highlighting Stick Bronze, £34; Rouge G Lipstick, £26, Rouge G Case, £20, all guerlain.com

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Mirabelle sequin tulle gown, £2,515, jennypackham.com

“M Y MO S T E XCI T I NG WOR K MOME N T S A R E W HE N I G E T T O W O R K W I T H T H E BIG G E S T FA S H IO N B R A N D S T H AT I H AV E B E E N A F A N O F F O R E V E R ”

Yellow and white gold plated string silver glasses featuring Gemfields Mozambican rubies, £8,800, francisdelara.com Liquid Eyeliner in Burgundy, £33; Palette 5 Couleurs in Coque D’Or, £48.50; Rouge G Lipstick, £26; Rouge G Case, £20; Kiss Kiss in 307 Nude Flirt, £29.50; Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Gold, £34, all guerlain.com

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Silk French tulle with velour polka dots and glitter and velvet bow, POA, celiakritharioti.gr Mozambican ruby earrings with white diamonds, £4,250; Mozambican Ruby and diamond rings, £8,750 (large) and £2,950, gfgjewellery.com Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; Kiss Kiss in 307 Nude Flirt, £29.50; Kiss Kiss in 309 Honey Nude, £29.50; Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Noir Ebene, £33, all guerlain.com

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Mirabelle sequin tulle gown, £2,515, jennypackham.com Piccadilly Princess Royal Emerald Green timepiece featuring Gemfields Zambian emeralds, POA, backesandstrauss.com Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, £69.00; Abeille Royale Bee Glow, £71; Super Aqua-Eye Patches, £84; Liquid Eyeliner in Burgundy, £33; Palette 5 Couleurs in Coque D’Or, £48.50; Rouge G Lipstick, £26; Rouge G Case, £20; Terracotta Highlighting Stick in Gold, £34, all guerlain.com

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FA S H I O N

Photograph by Katy Thomas @Katy94

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E X P E R I M E N TA L F A R E W E L L , F O R M A L AT T I R E . L U X U R Y W E A R I S TA K I N G R ISK S, SAYS M A RCUS BU TLER

LUXURY Icon ring, £370, dior.com 3-in-1 double layer coat, £4,850, uk.louisvuitton.com

‘Formal attire has moved on,’ Marcus Butler says. ‘We’re getting more experimental with luxury wear. Fewer slim fits; not always suits and ties. Team trainers with an oversized suit, or big accessories with a colourful under-layer – it’s a creative way to bring in your personality. Tailoring is more fun than ever, so reinvent your formal looks with some of these selections.’

AirPods case, £270, dior.com

Beetle boots, £800, Rick Owens at farfetch.com

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Medusa tote bag, £585, Sunnei at farfetch.com

Chunky shoes, £850, Maison Margiela at farfetch.com

Drill jacket, £1,500, Gucci at farfetch.com Zip-detailed coat, £2,350, Burberry at farfetch.com

STYLE FOR HIM Umbrella, £430, Fendi at farfetch.com

3D pocket mid layer, £1880, uk.louisvuitton.com

Strap card holder, £350, Jacquemus at farfetch.com

Sunglasses, £400, dior.com

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Pink wide trouser, £550, Loewe at farfetch.com

Cloudbust thunder sneakers, £750, Prada at farfetch.com

79 Patchwork sweater, £878, Jil Sander at farfetch.com

Floral shirt, £940, Prada at farfetch.com

Scarf, £290, Jil Sander at farfetch.com

Chunky knit jumper, £810, Undercover at farfetch.com

Graphic print shirt, £900, Jil Sander at farfetch.com

Wool pant with stitching, £800, Gucci at farfetch.com


Carabiner clip necklace, £2,730, Ambush at farfetch.com

Legends bracelet, £3,164, John Hardy at farfetch.com

Crossbody bag, £990, Prada at farfetch.com

White knit, £1,140, Bottega Venetta at farfetch.com

Reversible wool coat, £2,600, Gucci at farfetch.com

STYLE FOR HIM

Sunglasses, £340, Linda Farrow at farfetch.com Neckband, £120, JW Anderson at farfetch.com

Ankle boots, £830, Maison Margiela at farfetch.com

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Slim cargo trousers, £950, Tom Ford at farfetch.com

Wide trousers, £335, MSGM at farfetch.com

Wide trouser, £450, Burberry at farfetch.com

Trousers, £795, Loewe at farfetch.com

Turtleneck jumper, £295, Stone Island at farfetch.com

Diagonal-stripe coat, £1,642, Haider Ackermann at farfetch.com

Hooded slab coat, £2,069, Rick Owens at farfetch.com

Satin shirt, £660, Sies Marjan at farfetch.com

Chest bag, £493, Ambush at farfetch.com Cardigan, £1,050, Gucci at farfetch.com


CELEBRIT Y HAIRST Y LIST L A R RY K ING SH A RES HIS U N B E ATA B L E GEMS OF GROOMING W ISDOM – THIS TIME W ITH A SPL A SH OF FA S H IO N

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am constantly getting ready for big events: weddings, parties and awards ceremonies. And if I’m not getting myself preened and groomed, I’m helping some of the best dressed guys in Britain look their best. It’s a great insight into what really works and – as is so often the case – it’s the littlest of details that make the biggest of differences.

TO START… It all begins in the shower room. I use a great body cleanser like Byredo’s Gypsy Water shower gel to get really clean. Then I polish the body with an excellent scrub like Le Labo’s Tonka 25. Exfoliating is essential to get rid of dead skin and prep the body to make the most of anything you put on it afterwards. I finish the job with a fantastic facial cleaner such as Kiehl’s Age Defender.

Gypsy Water, £34

for 225ml, Byredo at spacenk.com

AFTER THE SHOWER I often use a mask before moisturising. Dr Sebagh’s Skin Perfecting Mask can be used two to three times a week, to give the skin an uber-deep cleanse. La Mer has the softest of face creams to keep the skin hydrated from morning to night. And don’t be afraid to give yourself a bit of colour, especially coming into these cold months. It’s not about tanning but more about glowing – and, if you use the right products, it will look perfectly natural. I can’t recommend highly enough a face mist such as Amanda Harrington’s. Apply the mist with a brilliant brush, like Amanda’s, to give it an extra glow.

Tonka 25 shower gel,

Illuminating Bronzing Face Mist, £28 for 75ml; The Face Lifter Brush, £35, both

£37 for 237ml, lelabofragrances. co.uk

Skin Perfecting Mask, £42

for 150ml, drsebagh.com Age Defender,

£27 for 150ml, kiehls.co.uk

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ON TO HAIR This is my area! Get a haircut a week before the event, as it grows out ever so slightly and settles in the week afterwards. Keep a bit of length on the sides and keep the hairline soft for a stylish finish. A flaky scalp can spoil a good suit. Sisley’s scalp treatment (Revitalizing Fortifying Serum, £135 for 60ml, sisley-paris.co.uk) and a great hydrating shampoo like Pureology’s Hydrate shampoo (£45.50 for 1000ml, Pureology at lookfantastic.com) will sort you out. I strongly recommend a good Redken mousse (Full Effect mousse, £18.50 for 250ml, Redken at lookfantastic.com) and a top-of-the-range hairdryer; in my experience, Dyson do the best. Use the nozzle with a round brush, which will smooth out the hair and leave it shiny and well-groomed. My new Flyaway with Me Kit features a travel-sized version of my A Social Life for Your Hair finishing cream and a small bamboo brush, perfect for creating a groomed, polished finish. Use it to tame anything from a full head of curls to super-fine fly-away hair, whether your hair is long or short, straight or curly. This is the ultimate product for everyone. Use it to smooth, define, add shine, texture or tame. (A Social Life for Your Hair, £12 for 30ml, £23 for 80ml; Flyaway with Me Kit [A Social Life For Your Hair, 30ml, and bamboo hairbrush], £17, all larryking. co.uk)

FINAL TOUCHES As a hairstylist, I use and wash my hands constantly, which dries them out no end. Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm (£21, aesop.

com) is the best hydrating and comforting hand cream I’ve ever come across.

Viking eau de parfum,

£195 for 50ml, creedfragrances.co.uk

My all-time favourite fragrance is Tom Ford’s

Fucking Fabulous eau de parfum

(£218 for 50ml, tomford.co.uk). Among new launches, I’m really loving Creed’s Viking fragrance (see far right).

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L A R RY LIK ES TO L OOK S H A R P. A ND HE CHOOSE S HIS AC CE S SOR IE S A S C A R E F U L LY A S HE DOE S HIS CL OTHE S…

My faithful Rolex takes me everywhere. Cellini Dual Time in 18ct Everose Gold,

POA, rolex.com

L ARRY ON FA S H I O N I love to wear rings because they enhance my hands when I’m styling and cutting – which is essentially who I am and what I’m about. Silver ring, £427, Tom Wood at mrporter.com

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s nothing worse than a badly fitted suit. Thom Sweeney nails a slick look. They tailor-make my suits and the cut is always perfect, with the best fabric.

Gold tone ring, £224, Versace at mrporter.com Blue wool unstructured double-breasted jacket, £1195.00; grey wool doublebreasted suit, £1,395; white cotton shirt, £260,

Blue spot silk blend tie, £135,

all thomsweeney. co.uk

turnbullandasser. co.uk

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Leather briefcase,

£625, Mansur Gavriel at mrporter.com

Don’t forget to transport all your bits and pieces in something tasteful. There’s no point working hard on your look if you don’t accessorise with a smart bag. Cloth and leather-trimmed backpack, £465, Filson

at mrporter.com

I do a lot of travelling, so its super-important to be comfortable. From my South Ken salon, to the airport, to home, to events, I’m always on the go. And I’m obsessed with the latest Range Rover Sport, which makes dashing around town a dream!

Leather loafers, £540, Gucci at mrporter.com

I love trainers – especially my Reebok high tops – but it’s good to smarten up out of your comfort gear. You can never go wrong with classic Guccis. For smart casual, I love Chelsea boots.

Velvet suede Chelsea boots, £595,

jimmychoo.com

Range Rover Sport, from

£64,725, landrover.co.uk

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LANSERHOF LANDS IN A NE W WOR LD OF W ELL N E S S BE CKONS AT T H E A R T S C L U B BY FRANCESCA WHITE

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hen naturopathy leaders Lanserhof announced plans to open in London, anticipation was high. But when the doors swung open on Dover Street this summer, it was clear they had surpassed all expectations. A partnership with The Arts Club means this is more than your average health and fitness space. The fusion of Lanserhof’s medical know-how with the five-star service of London’s most discerning members’ club has resulted in a spaceship-slick space that is as futuristic as its approach to its clients’ health. Past the entrance, six light-flooded floors offer myriad facilities: from MRI body composition analysis to a spine and movement lab equipped with the latest diagnostic technology. Beyond these pioneering assessment facilities is a state-of-the-art training system, featuring the most advanced Technogym equipment and the Icarus – a virtual-reality device that tests core stability to the maximum. Recovery comes in the form of osteopathy, physiotherapy, acupuncture and massage. Advanced rehabilitation – such as shockwave therapy and vitamin and mineral infusions – is available, to supercharge results. And there’s London’s first dual-chamber cryotherapy

system – ideal for post-training recovery. Excellence also comes in the form of medical experts. They diagnose areas for improvement and strive to optimise clients’ wellness and longevity. Working as a team, they ensure a seamless guest experience that feels like a progressive journey, not a quick fix. There are options for non-members too. A results-driven roster of face and body treatments is designed to detoxify the skin while promoting overall wellbeing. The MBR facial is loved by Poppy Delevingne for its rejuvenating, elasticity-restoring powers. The Royal Fern Phyto Balance soothes environmentally-compromised complexions with nature’s most potent properties. The Reviderm Skin Regeneration combines ultrasound technology and skin-identical peptides to bring new firmness while enhancing natural contours. When you’re finished, the exclusive Lanserhof at The Arts Club Members’ Lounge awaits. Its menu is inspired by Lanserhof’s Energy Cuisine, which focuses on easy-todigest, nutrient-rich foods that are healthy and flavoursome. It’s the perfect fusion of health and hospitality – which is exactly what you’d expect from this world-class synergy. lanserhof.com/en/london • Annual membership is £6,500, with a £1,500 joining fee

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“A SPACESHIPSLICK SPACE THAT IS AS FUTURISTIC AS ITS APPROACH TO ITS CLIENTS’ HEALTH”


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A LOVE AFFAIR A love affair is in the DNA of By Appointment Only Design Perfumes, and to echo this, the ten stunning fragrances in the home collection are presented in Italian crystal. The collection also features diffusers, crafted in beautiful complementing Italian crystal bottles. (Diffusers available in five fragrances only).

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HERE, THERE &

everywhere Sarah-Louise Marks and Christopher Phelps trot the globe together exploring scenic delights and cultural variants for their Instagram @the_adventuresofus. Just for MINE, they highlight their four favourite corners of the world

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est friends and partners in life and love, SarahLouise Marks and Christopher Phelps created their site to fuse their passions for photography and travel – and now run it as a successful business venture alongside their busy London day jobs. ‘The fact that we travel as a couple means there are two perspectives working cohesively,’ they say. ‘Everything we do and everywhere we go is based on our personal taste. We’re passionate about travelling, incredible food, finding hidden gems, amazing scenery and inspiring interiors. We try to make sure it shows through in our work, inspires fellow travellers and allows our audience to connect with us on a personal level. ‘Travelling is an essential part of selfcare and growth. We live busy lives in bustling London, so allowing windows of time to escape, to experience new cultures and scenery, revitalises the soul and keeps us inspired.’

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INDIA

It was a long-held dream of ours to visit northern India’s golden triangle: New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan. We fell in love with the beautiful, raw, vibrant and colourful chaos of Rajasthan. In its capital, Jaipur, we took in the scent of marigolds and rose petals at the flower market, which gave way to bustle as the city awoke. There are ancient palaces fit for maharajas and floating cities in the middle of vast lakes. The people are warm and the sun even warmer. It’s a place we’ll hold dear in our hearts forever. We ventured west through rural villages to a hidden oasis: the exquisite Amanbagh resort in Rajasthan’s mountains. Beautiful pink buildings, set majestically amid lush greenery and giant silver birch trees, evoke the palatial elegance of the Moghul era. The pool at the centre of the eight-acre estate is something of a dream. Our final stop was Soho Home Mumbai. After a long few weeks on the road in India, nothing beats feeling at home when you arrive at a Soho House. Beautiful interiors, an incredible butter chicken and unrivalled views from the rooftop pool make it the place to be in a city that never sleeps. sohohousemumbai.com

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JAPAN A place of integrity, attention to detail, and tradition yet modernity, Tokyo is a city of incomparable scale and charm. Unique and fascinating concrete structures are sown together by a web of busy highways, luscious gardens and ancient temples. In a city that invented small-scale living, the Aman Tokyo offers peace, tranquillity, and room to spread your wings. A marvel of modern design, and our escape from the sprawling metropolis, this hotel truly is a sanctuary in the sky. The views from every room are extraordinary, overlooking the sprawling city and Imperial Palace. As night falls, thousands of twinkling lights fill the sky. It’s time to relax, breathe deeply and escape the bustle of the world below. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to see a great deal of Tokyo even if time is not on your side. So how does one tackle a city that is muse to so many all over the world? Planning is essential. With over a hundred thousand restaurants, most with only eight seats, booking in advance is a must. Dine at Shima or Wagyumafia for the world’s finest Wagyu beef. For fresh sushi, handmade before your eyes, book a seat at the chef’s table at Sushi Nakamura or Sukiyabashi Jiro. Enjoy a trendy yet traditional lunch at Tonkatsu Maisen. And dine by candlelight with the best views of the city at Arva in Aman Tokyo. aman.com/tokyo

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AMALFI COAST Long ago, we made a promise to visit Italy – our second home in Europe – at least once a year. There is something familiar, friendly, and enchanting about the country. The cadence of the language, the delicious fresh food and the family-orientated ethos are everywhere, yet the culture and scenery differ from one town to the next. Italy draws you in, with its ever-changing landscapes, rich history and big heart. One of our favourite regions is the Amalfi Coast, whose beauty is indescribable. It is unlike anywhere else in the world. Our home for a few nights was the timeless and world renowned Le Sirenuse, perched on a cliff edge in the heart of Positano. (John Steinbeck said it best: ‘Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.’) The hotel has an old-world allure – and, if its walls could talk, they would tell a thousand stories. sirenuse.it

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MALDIVES Close your eyes and imagine the gentle sound of the sea, sun warming your skin and the blissful scent of saltwater and sun cream. Your pulse slows, you deepen your breath, and your soul is suddenly at peace. ‘No news, no shoes’ is the policy here. Welcome to the Maldives. On what are often described as the most beautiful islands on Earth, you’ll find powdery soft sand, with cyan-blue waters just beyond. The twenty-six spectacular atolls have earned a collective reputation as one of the world’s most sophisticated and exclusive destinations. When our flight emerged from the clouds, it was easy to see why. As the deep blue sea gently gave way to a shallow turquoise lagoon, we arrived in the utterly astonishing waters of Gili Lankanfushi. Amid pristine white beaches and rows of sky-high palm trees, life at Gili is slow, and relaxation is taken very seriously. Each set of guests is assigned a butler, who is always there with a warm smile to make you feel at home. The Maldives can be as action-packed or relaxed as you choose. Activities include scuba diving, surfing, sailing, spa and stargazing. At Gili, the setting is enchanting and the cuisine exquisite. Dine on the beach, beneath the stars, as the chefs take you around the world on a culinary voyage: from fresh and beautifully presented Japanese to vibrant Asian street market or Indian specialities cooked in a tandoor. It’s all about feeding your soul and catering to your desires. So sit back and unwind – you’re on Gili time now. gili-lankanfushi.com

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SIMPLY

delicious COOK ING DOE SN’T H AV E T O B E C O M P L I C AT E D . HERE A RE THREE E A S Y- PE A S Y A DDITIONS TO MAKE A ME A L A TOUCH TA S T I E R BY NIOMI SMART

utumn is my favourite time of year to really get back into cooking. I spend much more time at home in the evenings; the nights are cosy and homecooking is all I look forward to after a cold day. These are three beautiful basics to get into this season: a gorgeous, homemade, vegan pesto, the yummiest raw cookie dough for an after-dinner treat, and roasted smoky almonds and cashews to keep you going at snack time.

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CREAMY PESTO

ROASTED SMOKY ALMONDS AND CASHEWS

A hot, steaming bowl of pasta can’t be beaten, especially with a rich creamy pesto sauce. The pesto needs only simple ingredients. Pop everything into a food processor and /voilà!/ You can also use this pesto to season vegetables, dress salads and create a dip.

Nuts are one of the healthiest snack choices, providing healthy fats and protein. Upgrade your shop-bought bag with this flavourfilled roasted smoky mix, using paprika, onions, chilli and tamari/ soy sauce. You’ll be fully satisfied when hunger strikes at 11am. 1 cup almonds 1 cup cashews 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari ½ tsp onion powder

½ cup pine nuts 2 cups basil (50g) 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp water pinch salt and pepper 2 cloves garlic  ½ lemon, juice 

½ tsp chilli powder salt and pepper 2 tbsp olive oil Flaked sea salt, to finish 

l Preheat oven to 160°C.  l Mix all the ingredients together until the nuts are fully coated. l Pour onto a baking tray. Use the back of a wooden spoon to spread the nuts into a single layer. l Roast in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring halfway. If they are not quite golden, roast for another 2-5 minutes. Keep a close eye on them because they burn quickly. l Allow to fully cool. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt. These treats keep well in Tupperware for up to three weeks.

l Lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan until golden. l Add to a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Blitz until the pesto has the desired consistency. l Stir into cooked pasta. It also tastes delicious with spinach stirred in, and roasted vine tomatoes.   

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RAW COOKIE DOUGH Whether you’re having a movie night or hosting a dinner, this dessert staple takes no time at all – and you might just have the ingredients in the cupboard already. This raw cookie dough is a healthy, plantbased, perfect comfort food. 1½ cups oats ¼ cup maple syrup ¼ cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp almond milk pinch flaked sea salt ¼ cup (40g) dairy-free chocolate chips

l Blitz the oats in a food processor until they are a fine flour. l Add all the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips. Whizz until a smooth cookie dough forms. l Transfer to a bowl. Place in the fridge until cool and set (about an hour). l Stir in the chocolate chips. Don’t be afraid to get messy here; it’s best to use your hands! l Serve a scoop of cookie dough with vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries.

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LES SENTEURS This fine fragrance oasis is a tranquil alternative to dizzying department stores. It’s on Belgravia’s recently redeveloped Elizabeth Street, which has become a destination like Portobello Road, yet without the tourist hordes that Notting Hill receives. Book an appointment for a fragrance consultation with Les Senteurs’ archivist James Craven, and fall in love with the magic of perfumes such as French fragrances Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris and Parle Moi de Parfum. When you’re done, take time to wander Elizabeth Street, taking in its other gems. lessenteurs.com

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CORINTHIA LONDON This hotel is one of my favourites. Its luxurious suites overlook the Thames, it has great dining options, and it houses one of London’s finest flower studios, By Appointment Only Design. It boasts one of the city’s most revered spas – the acclaimed Dr Barbara Sturm has taken residence there – and the afternoon teas are on my regular checklist, especially when I host guests in town. The Royal Penthouse – enjoyed by Oprah, Beyoncé and international royalty – features a dining room, butler’s kitchen, state-of-the-art bathrooms, art galore, huge dressing rooms and even a lift to take you to the top floor, where luxury bedrooms serve such a panoramic view of London that St Paul’s Cathedral, the Oxo Tower and London Eye feel within reach. corinthia.com

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RALPH LAUREN At Ralph Lauren’s Bond Street flagship, take a look at the luxurious offerings in the Ready to Wear and Home departments – but under no circumstances bypass the Ralph’s Coffee popup that is staying in London until the end of the year. I have it on good authority from coffee addicts that they serve the best in town. ralphlauren.co.uk

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CLOUD TWELVE This one-of-a-kind family wellness and lifestyle club in the heart of Notting Hill is perfect for parents to spend quality time with relatives and friends. Offering yoga, a specialist wellness clinic and a salon with family spaces, it’s one of the only venues in London that allows you to treat and tend to yourself with children in tow. Crèche services are available alongside the amazing facilities for adults, including a beautiful and relaxing spa. cloudtwelve.co.uk

HARRODS Harrods has unveiled its redeveloped beauty halls – a heavenly skincare space. Elegant marbled columns stand beside the world’s best beauty brands, including Sensai, La Mer and, for the first time in Europe, makeup and skincare specialists Clé de Peau Beauté – an ultra-luxe brand highly sought-after in Asia. With a space dedicated to beauty gadgets, this is a great place for last-minute beauty touch-ups and makeup treatments. harrods.com

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ASPREY One of the grandest and most elegant showrooms in town, Asprey houses the finest jewellery, crystal, homeware and leather goods. It’s renowned for its bar-wear – you won’t find a cocktail shaker like Asprey’s anywhere else in the world! Based in one of New Bond Street’s oldest buildings since 1874, it is modern but with beautiful original touches. Art exhibitions on the upper floor are just one example of how this Royal Warrant luxury brand keeps things moving and shaking. asprey.com


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CLOS MAGGIORE Enjoy a delicious dinner in one of London’s most romantic restaurants with a modern French menu. It’s a hidden treasure in the heart of Covent Garden, with a dining room full of flowers and fairy lights – perfect for a girls’ night out. Their truffle pappardella pasta is highly recommended. The service is excellent and the staff are simply charming. closmaggiore.com

THE RITZ CHILTERN FIREHOUSE This former fire station is great for a cosy autumn breakfast, brunch or a drink, with fireplaces – yes, real fires in London! – to warm you indoors and outside. It offers the city’s most delicious fluffy pancakes and the frothiest of hot chocolates. Excellent for people-watching, be it celebrities lounging around as if in their own homes, or well-heeled guests. Some Londoners say they go there just to get up to speed on fashion trends. chilternfirehouse.com

The only hotel in London to have a certified tea sommelier, The Ritz doesn’t take its service lightly. I love organising tea events and gatherings in the private dining rooms, with spectacular high ceilings and views across Green Park. Regal and decadent in the best possible ways. theritzlondon.com

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FORTNUM & MASON Provider of some of the world’s finest teas in the world (including a royal blend created for King Edward VII in 1902), this quintessentially British department store is on the checklist of many tourists. Yet despite being a huge attraction, it remains accessible and friendly, and never feels overcrowded. And its fresh-food hampers are perfect for a picnic in the park – weather permitting. fortnumandmason.com

SOUTINE A Parisian café-restaurant in the upmarket St John’s Wood neighbourhood, Soutine has dark and woody décor, reminiscent of the chic venues visited by the fashionable of France at the turn of the century. The menu is classically French and runs from breakfast to late at night, making Soutine ideal for any kind of rendezvous. Take advantage of its high street setting with leisurely shopping at Joseph, Apostrophe and Tara Jarmon. I think of it as a lowkey alternative to Bond Street. soutine.co.uk

ELIE SAAB Mr Saab continues to hold the crown as the go-to designer for the ultimate red-carpet gowns and wedding dresses. His multistorey Mayfair boutique on Bruton Street houses some of his finest creations: one floor is dedicated to dreamy bridal gowns, another to breath-taking couture one-offs. Ready-to-wear pieces, accessories and fragrances are available too. And so beautiful is his work that walking through the store is like visiting a gallery. eliesaab.com

Zahraa Al-Najjar edits the Insta magazine Orris, documenting exceptional places to dine and fine luxury brands in London. @orris_magazine

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