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GAME OF STONES Diamonds, pearls, sapphires
science of scents
FRANCIS KURKDJIAN Cover star
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INTERIORS SPECIAL Inspired spaces 1
EDITOR'S LETTER With over 200 pages of luxury lifestyle, fashion, beauty and travel content, I couldn't be more excited to join MINE as Editor, for its fourth incredible issue. For me, luxury is precious time with (and without) my children, which were sentiments I found I shared with the exceptionally talented jeweller Jessica McCormack, who I was privileged to interview on page 40. As Jessica points out, what ever time you have, spend it in a space that you enjoy and appreciate – for her, it's her stunning Mayfair townhouse store, which she so thoughtfully curated. It is for this reason we dedicated this issue to interiors, offering so many ways to inspire your own, idyllic space. From beautiful leather board games ( , page 10) to our round-up of the best global hotels with jaw-dropping interiors ( , page 118). While on page 176, Jessica Diner gives us the latest ways to scent our daily space, and Alice du Parcq reveals how to make the most sacrosanct of spaces (our beds!), even more desirable (page 162).
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But, rest assured, while this issue focuses on stunning interiors, we also bring you your usual MINE dose of covetable fashion and beauty. Including the hottest summer trends for boys (page 98), and the coolest looks to take you from desk-side to dinner. Plus, MINE's first-ever , compiled by Olivia Falcon (page 183). Finally, I hope you take some fashion inspiration from our cover girl Jodie Comer’s shoot, where she shows us big dresses are back. It’s an exciting year for Jodie, with countless roles lined up. Watch this space with me… ASTRID JOSS, EDITOR
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TONY & JAVIER
ow, we're on Issue 4 – who would have thought we would have made it this far? Like everything we do, we have put our heart and soul into getting to this point. And for Issue 4, as with every issue of MINE, we wanted to give it a
spin, something that makes everything work together. We both love interiors, homes, and simply transforming a space from drab to fab. It's what we do for a living, after all – taking a blank space and turning it into someone's dream, or working in line with a brand's brief. With your home, things can be slightly different, though – committing to a particular look when we all change our minds constantly (well, at least we do!), is tough. Hopefully, with this issue – and the insight shared by some of world's most fabulous interior designers, as well as our favourite stunning interiors – those choices will be easier. The incredible Emilio Pimentel-Reid introduces us to his London hotspots (page 108), while Javier Fusté travels the world to bring us his most-loved haunts on pages 146. And on page 118, Scarlett Russell meets five international interior designers to discuss their latest five-star hotel projects. Check in while you still can. If DIY and interiors ain't your cup of tea – but fashion is your coffee – turn to page 51 for Robyn Hamilton's edit based on what type of office girl you are. Or get the AW16 looks straight from the shows, thanks to Zahraa Al-Najjar, our talented Social and Online Editor (page 72). Our rising cover star, Jodie Comer, goes from strength to strength on screen: CharlotteAnne Fidler, who art directed the shoot, turned Jodie into the belle of the ball. Even Jodie was surprised at how gorgeous she looked! We are thrilled to have her on board at MINE, and wish
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her an amazing year for her exciting career plans.
ANTHONY MARKLEW AND JAV I E R S A LVA D O R, BY A P P O I N T M E N T O N LY D E S I G N
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3 EDITOR'S LETTER
MAISON MAGNIFIQUE! 80
Meet our new Editor, Astrid Joss
The art of perfume by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian (in a word: wow)
5 TON Y & JAVI ER
A word from MINE's founders
MONO COOL 84
Instagram's super-stylish Mister James talks MINE through his hottest posts
10 GAME OF STONES
Play your best hand with these stunning gems
JUNGLE FEVER 88
The tropical trend just got hotter. Boys, this one's for you…
22 THE NEW ROMANTIC
Ophelia, eat your heart out. Spring's prettiest dresses are to die for
WILD THINGS 98
Palm prints, camo and croc skin – your summer wardrobe awaits
40 DIAMOND LIFE
There's fine jewellery and then there's the creations of Jessica McCormack
HEY, HOT STUFF 106
Guy grooming for when the heat is 51 WOR KING G IRL
Where to hang out and what to wear while you're there
EMILIO ABOUT TOWN 108
Interiors stylist Emilio Pimental-Reid takes us on a trip around London
64 IN BLOOM
Actress Jodie Comer talks new projects and big frocks with MINE
FIVE STAR DESIGN 118
Hotels to give you serious interiors envy. Get booking
72 SNAP SHOTS!
Who wore it best: our Fashion Week round-up
THE GRANDE DAME OF DESIGN 131
Oh how we love you, The Dorchester 7
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134 LE COMFORT FOOD
SCENTS OF OCCASION 176
Think French cuisine; now think beautifully simple. Dara Sutin reveals her favourite do-them-tonight recipes
Fresh ways to think outside the scented candle, by Jessica Diner DANI EL GALVI N 180
Selfridge's has a new salon. Guess who?
146 A SIDE ORDER OF STYLE
Hot hotel and restaurant interiors the world over, as chosen by travel blogger
COSM ETIC G UIDE 183
15 pages of the latest treatments and need-to-know procedures, no knife required
154 TOP OF T H E SHOPS
Ever wondered who fashion's biggest names have design their stunning boutiques… the answer's right here
12 SECRETS TO SELLING YOUR HOME, FAST 206
Becky Fatemi, head of luxury estate agency Rokstone, reveals her tricks for a speedy sale
162 PILLOW TALK
Alice du Parcq is bringing something new into the bedroom… 166 MY HOUSE OF DREAMS
LONDON CALLI NG 210
Interiors guru Kelly Hoppen builds her fantasy home, exclusively for MINE
Buying in the capital? Property lawyer Paul Goward has some words of advice…
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GAME Play your best hand with exquisite diamonds, sapphires,
OF emeralds, amethyst and pearls
STONES PHOTOGRAPHY NATO WELTON STYLING ANTHONY MARKLEW & ASTRID JOSS
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O P P O SI TE 1. London blue topaz with pink sapphires rose gold ring, £7,100, Pomellato 2. Leather and white gold watch, £3,075, Chanel 3. Peridot yellow gold ring, £31,000, Asprey 4. Ruby white gold ring, £28,000, Jessica McCormack 5. Yellow diamond and diamond platinum ring, POA, Harry Winston 6. Leather and white gold watch, £3,075, Chanel 7. Emerald yellow gold ring, £28,000, Jessica McCormack 8. Emeraldn and diamond gold studs, POA, Jessica McCormack 9. À>ÌÃ>ÛÀÌiÃ}` earrings, £5,610, Pomellato 10. Sapphire and diamond ring, £135,000, Ritz Fine Jewellery 11. Pink and >ÕÛiÃ>«« ÀiÃ]Ü Ìi mother-of-pearl, round diamonds set in pink gold, £18,800, Van Cleef & Arpels 12. Tourmaline and diamond Ü Ìi}`À}ÜÌ ÌÃ>ÛÀÌi garnets, yellow and purple sapphires, £80,000, Ritz Fine Jewellery. Leather snakes >`>``iÀÃÌÀ>ÛiL>À`] £545, William & Son
PA G E 0 0 1. White gold and diamond watch, £16,500, Chanel 2. Ambrosia, baroque pearl and diamond gold necklace, £165,000, Buccellati at Harrods 3. Diamond white gold earrings, POA, Jessica McCormack 4. Diamond white gold earrings, £13,200, Asprey 5 & 6. Diamond and onyx ring, £13,650, William & Son and diamond ceramic white gold band, £3,225, De Beers at Harrods 7. Diamond white gold ring, £15,700 Van Cleef & Arpels 8. Ambrosia, pearl and diamond gold earrings, £29,500, Buccellati at Harrods 9. Diamond white gold earrings, £47,600, William & Son 10. Pearl and diamond white gold necklace, £17,500, Chanel. Purling Bold Chest Set, £600, Harrods. Le Vernis Nail Polish in Carmin Escarpin and Pourpre
PA G E 0 0 1. Tanzanite with `>`Ã>`«>`ÛiÌ sapphires white gold necklace, £95,000, Ritz Fine Jewellery 2. Diamond white gold ring, £3,625, Chanel 3. Citrine, peridot, diamond white gold ring, £16,530, Chaumet 4. Yellow diamond and white diamond gold earrings, £9,500, Boodles 5. Yellow sapphire and yellow gold ring, £2,950, William & Son 6. Diamond white gold ring, £27,300, Van Cleef & Arpels 7. Amethyst and diamond gold ring, £12,000, Jessica McCormack 8. Diamond,
pink sapphire and white gold and mother of pearl watch with alligator strap, POA, Harry Winston 9. ƂiÌ ÞÃÌ>``>`ÃÛiÀ>` gold earrings, £30,000, Jessica McCormack 10. Diamond platinum necklace, POA, Harry Winston 11. Amethyst, purple sapphire and diamond rose gold ring, £6,675, William & Son 12. Hortensia ring in rose gold with opal, pink opal, pink tourmalines, pink sapphires and diamonds, £17,940, Chaumet 13. Amethyst and diamond earrings, £5,035, William & Son. Arte Pelle poker set, £1,750, Harrods
PA G E 0 0 0 1. Opal, pink tourmalines and sapphire and diamond necklace, £25,110 Chaumet 2. Pink sapphire and diamond platinum bracelet, POA, Harry Winston 3. Morganite diamond rose gold ring, £12,800, Pomellato 4. Pink sapphire and diamond white gold ring, £27,110 Chaumet 5. Pink, yellow and white diamond necklace, £395,000, Ritz Fine Jewellery 6. Pearl and diamond gold earrings, £14,500, Buccellati at Harrods 7. Baroque pearl and diamond gold bracelet, POA, Buccellati at Harrods 8. Pink sapphire and diamond platinum earrings, POA Harry Winston 9. Hortensia ring in rose gold with
opal, pink opal, pink tourmalines, pink sapphires and diamonds, £17,940, Chaumet 10. Coloured diamonds platinum bracelet, POA, Boodles 11. Capri ring in rose gold and chrysoprase, £9,100, Pomellato 12. *>`>ÕÛiÃ>«« ÀiÃ] white mother-of-pearl,and diamond pink gold ring, £16,400, Van Cleef & Arpels 13. Yellow diamond and diamond platinum necklace, POA, Boodles 14. Pink and yellow diamond platinum necklace, POA, Boodles. Leather perudo set in pink, £395, William & Son. Le Vernis ,Ãi/>vviÌ>]Ë£Ç]ÛiV Þ
PA GE 000 1. Diamond and white gold watch, POA, Harry Winston 2. Diamond white gold ring, £9,500, Asprey 3. Diamond and white gold ring, £7,450, Van Cleef & Arpels 4. Diamond white gold ring, POA, Jessica McCormack 5. Sapphire and diamond ring, £14,630, William & Son 6. Aquamarine and diamond white gold ring, £14,800, Pomellato 7. Heart-shaped diamond white gold earrings, POA, Jessica McCormack 8. Diamond and sapphire platinum earrings, POA, Harry Winston 9. Aquamarine, diamond white gold earrings,
£2,800 William & Son 10. Diamond and sapphire platinum earrings, £POA, Harry Winston 11. Sapphire and diamond platinum necklace, £290,000, Asprey 12. Sapphire and diamond platinum earrings, £58,000, Asprey. Leather backgammon set in blue and cream, £2,600, William & Son. Nails by Maria Petralia and Cristina
À>}ÃÌ i*ÀÛ*>ÌvÀ°`i Lauren at Hired Hands
AppliquĂŠd organza gown with tulle overlay and taffeta flowers, POA, Ralph & Russo
Soft hues, 3D florals and über-tactile fabrics (the more of it, the better) are the prettiest way to welcome spring…
PHOTOGRAPHY Billie Scheepers STYLING Sophie Goodwin MAKE UP James Molloy using MAC Cosmetics HAIR Stephen Low at ELSL Management for Neville's MODEL Ksenia Golubeva at Select Model Management SET DESIGN Anthony Marklew at By Appointment Only Design
Oleta silk dress, ÂŁ1,195, Amanda Wakeley; Magic Alhambra 16 motif necklace with malachite set in yellow gold, ÂŁ18,400, Van Cleef & Arpels
Dress, as before; Bouton dâ€™Or pendant featuring onyx and chrysoprase with diamonds set in yellow gold, ÂŁ35,900, Van Cleef & Arpels
Embroidered tulle fishtail gown, POA, Ralph & Russo; swallow emerald and diamond earrings, POA, Jessica McCormack
OPPOSITE PAGE Organza cape, POA, Rami Al Ali; feather and leather choker, £295, Valentino at net-a-porter
THIS PAGE Appliquéd Chantilly lace peplum dress, POA, Ralph & Russo; headpiece, £149, Rosantica at net-a-porter
High neck top and cropped Gazar jacket, POA, Ashi Studio; Faux pearl headband, ÂŁ360, Rosantica at net-a-porter
OPPOSITE PAGE Lamé dress, POA, Rami Al Ali; necklace, £550, Valentino at net-a-porter THIS PAGE Hand embroidered silk and tulle dress, POA, Ashi Studio; Bouton d’Or necklace with Carnelian, white mother of pearl and diamonds set in pink gold, £78,400, earrings, £21,900 and ring, £14,700, Van Cleef & Arpels at net-a-porter
Draped satin dress, POA, Rami Al Ali; vintage tiara, ÂŁ95, at Gillian Horsup at Gray's Antiques
Crêpe de chine dress with Swarovski crystals, POA, Rami Kadi; Oiseaux de Paradis earrings with diamonds set in white gold, £51,500 and ring, £27,300, Van Cleef & Arpels
Embroidered tulle fishtail gown, POA, Ralph & Russo; Swallow emerald and diamond earrings, POA, Jessica McCormack
THIS WOMAN HAS IT ALL – BUT WHAT SHE WANTS IS FOR YOU TO HAVE IT ALL, TOO. ASTRID JOSS TALKS TO
THE RARE NEW ZEALAND GEM THAT IS JEWELLERY DESIGNER JESSICA M CCORMACK
OPPOSITE Jessica McCormack, pictured in her Mayfair boutique THIS PAGE A Joseph Walsh ‘Enignum Sculptural Shelf’ 41
"I’VE ALWAYS HAD AN UNDERSTANDING OF FINE ART AND JEWELLERY… I GREW UP WITH WONDERFUL THINGS AROUND ME"
I The contemporary David Wiseman branch chandelier perfectly complements the building's original decorative plasterwork
defy anyone not to fall in love with Jessica McCormack's London boutique. A red brick, Grade II-listed townhouse, just off Mayfair’s Mount Street, the fivestorey building is like no other jewellery house you'll ever visit. It's as immaculate as a museum, as fashionable as an art gallery, yet as warm and personable as someone’s (perfect) home. The jewellery contrasts effortlessly with sculptures, pieces of art and an array of flowers. I stand on the second floor, where a glossy navy piano, featuring jewel-like flecks inspired by McCormack's Tattoo earrings (which in turn are inspired by traditional Maori tattoos), plays a mix of classical and modern music. I watch the keys tap away in fascination. Above a Jacobean marble fireplace there are framed photos – of Jessica as a child, with her father, and of Jessica's business partner, Rachel Slack's mother as a child, with her father Harry Oppenheimer, presenting a diamond to Her Royal Highness The Queen. Such personal touches anchor the interior with soul, love and, above all, warmth. Given the fact that this is a store selling serious diamonds, there is nothing stuffy or awkward about it. And then there is Jessica herself. Young, stylish and beautiful, soft, sincere and giggly, as we drift naturally in and out of conversation about her two young children and her other ‘first’ child – the über-successful jewellery brand that is Jessica McCormack. “I’ve always had an understanding of fine art and jewellery. My father was an antique dealer, so I grew up with wonderful things around me. When I came to London in my early '20s, to work at Sotheby’s, it was then that I really thought I wanted to combine my own love of jewellery with my appreciation of art, through design.” Her close friendship with Rachel Slack, an heiress of the Oppenheimer family, famous for their association with De Beers, and art collector Michael Rosenfeld, eventuated in coming together as business partners to launch the jewellery brand. After several years flourishing at their Clerkenwell ‘by appointment’ salon, they needed more space. “I’d been looking for two years and always loved the idea of an old Parisienne jewellery house, as I wanted to re-create that old school romantic glamour with a modern twist. When we saw 7 Carlos Place
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP The library is packed with works of art, including a Joseph Walsh ‘Enignum Sculptural Shelf’ (just seen on the right and on previous page); the boutique's impressive façade; the guest bathroom on the ground floor
it was love at first sight, and we moved heaven and earth to make it happen. I had so many interior designers pitch, who just wanted to put a style ‘on me’. I kept thinking ‘but I’m not just neo-classical in style, and I don’t just love the colour blue’. So I decided to do it myself with my partners. Ten months later, it was done! When my mother came over from New Zealand for the first time to see it, she merely exclaimed, “Well, of course, it was always going to look like this!” Indeed, the house is so well curated, including pieces by David Wiseman, Rick Owens, The Haas Brothers, Marilyn Minter and Frank Bowling (which Jessica herself commissioned), that her clients have also
The light-filled Romance Room, featuring a piano designed by Based Upon
commissioned work of their own with the same artists. “I’m in awe of these pieces, and I adore passing on not just my passion and knowledge but also my contacts.” She references so many different pieces in such great detail that I ask if she knows where every single thing is from and the history behind it? “Yes, pretty much.” She smiles confidently. “Time is luxury, so I want to offer my clients a space where they can enjoy jewellery – reflect on it and appreciate it in its entirety. It’s not a 5-minute trend. It’s something with emotional attachment. When they are here, I let them wander around to find a place where they feel comfortable. It has to be an organic process and I encourage clients to
I HAD SO MANY INTERIOR DESIGNERS PITCH, WHO JUST WANTED TO PUT A STYLE ‘ON ME’
FROM TOP The Romance Room; the entrance hall, featuring a Haas Brothers custom-made 'Hex' candelabra
have as much input as possible.” And those clients happen to include a fair few celebrities. Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Sienna Miller, Liv Tyler, Madonna, and Rihanna have all worn McCormack's designs. The mind boggles just trying to take it all in. As in a gallery, one could spend hours just admiring each and every detail of the boutique. The eclectic yet impeccable flow of the house reflects her ability to blend old with new, in a way that would make any designer’s eyes water with delight. Interior designer Christopher Leach, who Jessica ‘bounced ideas off ’, said “she is fearless at throwing objects together and being so visual herself.” McCormack herself is not a formally trained jewellery designer, which may explain why she doesn’t have “specific notions of how things should be done”. There is no seasonal jewellery collection. There are no nods to trends. Instead, what is crystal clear is that she designs from the heart: “I like difficult clients and love the challenge of designing a piece that they will fall in love with and become sentimental about – not just, ‘I want a big rock’. I’d never force something for a commercial aspect.” She wholeheartedly encourages clients to bring in existing jewellery pieces so she can show them ways to re-work them and create their very own collection. “I get excited about old jewellery and giving them a modern twist with new life where they can become sentimental and passed on.” When I mention my own most cherished piece of personal jewellery, she immediately comes up with several brilliant ideas, of how to move forward with it, all cleverly relating to my children. Not only do my heart strings start pulling but everything she says is spot on. This isn’t just a career for McCormack. She was born to do this. And what next for the woman who has it all? She jokes that like any child, the business is bound to do something naughty if she turns her back, so she's keeping a close eye on it. “Ultimately, I’m always thinking about what can I do next because there is so much more to do!” McCormack exclusively reveals to MINE that an official bridal collection is next. A big revelation for someone who doesn’t 'do' collections but equally unsurprising that she has chosen a market centred around love and emotion. So, you heard it here first, brides-to-be. Get ready to fall madly in love all over again…
THE ESSENCE OF THE JEWELLER D I S C O V E R T H E N E W E A U D E PA R F U M O N B V L G A R I . C O M
WING OF DESIRE DIAMOND RING 2.42ct diamond, with pave-set brilliant-cut diamond 'wings' set in 18k yellow gold and 18k white gold, POA
PINK PEAR BUTTON BACK DIAMOND RING 2.03ct diamond, in an 18k rose gold setting with a single 18k rose gold band, POA
GOLD HEI-TIKI NECKLACE "This is from my personal collection. It was a gift from my father. It represents the goddess of childbirth; they are normally made from JUHHQVWRQHVRLWĹ?VYHU\XQXVXDOWRĆ“QG one made of gold with garnet eyes."
BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS, 2.81ct diamonds mounted in 18k white gold, POA
LOVE Jessica McCormack's designs â€“ as well as her personal collection â€“ play with traditional notions of fine jewellery, with an eclectic yet elegant edge
SWALLOW EMERALD AND DIAMOND EARRINGS Each earring is set with a pear shape and oval shape emerald weighing a total of 6.25 carats, POA
HEART-SHAPED PENDANT "My father gave me this. Itâ€™s made from Pounamu, which is only found in the South Island of New Zealand where I am from, and it says 'Kia Ora', which means 'Hello' in Maori."
PINK DIAMOND RING WITH WHITE DIAMOND PARTY JACKET Cushioncut 1.50ct diamond ring, set in 18k rose gold with natural pink diamonds, POA
OVAL DIAMOND RING WITH A RUBY PARTY JACKET 4.01ct diamond set in 18k white gold, 150 rubies and white diamonds, POA
EMERALD-CUT DIAMOND RING IN PARTY JACKET, 4.22ct diamonds total set in 18k white gold, POA
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CALF AND NAPPA LEATHER HANDBAG, £4,680, FENDI.COM
METALLIC LEATHER SKIRT, £378, ISABEL MARANT AT THE OUTNET.COM
Time to reboot your wardrobe with these pieces, inspired by London's hippest post 9-to-5 hangouts
OLD SCHOOL KNIT TOP, £255, DRIES VAN NOTEN AT BROWNS
SILVER NECKLACE, €276, LIA CONÇALVES AT SCAR-ID.COM/EN/
18CT YELLOW GOLD WITH DIAMOND AND BLUE TANZANITE EARRINGS, £20,975, SAQQARA JEWELS
MINI ATTACHÉ BAG, £1,625, RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION
LEATHER GILET, £1,000, CH CAROLINA HERRERA
TROUSERS, £220, CH CAROLINA HERRERA
SUEDE MINI DRESS, £1,850, VICTORIA BECKHAM DOVER STREET
SUEDE AND CALF LEATHER HEEL, £495, BIONDA CASTANA
SKIRT, £270, CH CAROLINA HERRERA LEATHER AND KANGAROO FUR SLIPPERS, £650, GUCCI AT BROWNS
O LD S C H O OL HANDBAG, £1,485, STELLA MCCARTNEY
CATFARER DELUXE SUNGLASSES, £125, WILDFOX AT SELFRIDGES
SILK-JACQUARD TOP, £282, J.W. ANDERSON AT THE OUTNET.COM
CATFARER DELUXE SUNGLASSES, £125, WILDFOX AT SELFRIDGES
CHAIN MAIL TOP, £1,830, PACO RABANNE AT BROWNS
PETITE CASE, £5,000, LOUIS VUITTON
SANDALS, £995, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
LEATHER SHOE, £450, JIMMY CHOO
PADDED JACKET, £382, HERNO AT FARFETCH.COM
KNIT MIDI DRESS, £795, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AT FARFETCH.COM
CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION CUFF, £625, LOUIS VUITTON
JACKET, £1,250, MCQ
TROUSERS, £1,335, MCQ
HEELS, £275, L.K.BENNETT
TRAINERS, £255, CH CAROLINA HERRERA
SILK CLUTCH, £175, WILBUR & GUSSIE
DRESS, £894, J.W. ANDERSON AT FARFETCH.COM
STRAPPY HEELS, £490, CH CAROLINA HERRERA
FRINGED LEATHER DRESS, £1,115, DROME AT FARFETCH.COM
MATRYOSHKA BAG, £485, CH CAROLINA HERRERA
EMBROIDERED FEATHER DRESS, £3,000, MATTHEW WILLIAMSON
HEELS, £410, MCQ
LEATHER HANDBAG, £2,300, FENDI.COM
SUNGLASSES WITH DETACHABLE JEWEL CLIP ON, £390, JIMMY CHOO
CALF LEATHER AND MESH SHOE, £475, BIONDA CASTANA MOLDED SILICON TOTE, £166, ALEXANDER WANG AT THE OUTNET.COM
JEANS, £220, J BRAND AT SELFRIDGES
CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION
SILVER EARRINGS, €50.90, LIA CONÇALVES AT SCAR-ID.COM/EN/
TOP, £480, MAX TAN AT FARFETCH.COM
TULLE AND WHITE CALF LEATHER HANDBAG, £360, EMPORIO ARMANI
SOHO POUCH, £175, ASPINAL OF LONDON
SILK CHIFFON TOP, £313, DONNA KARAN AT THE OUTNET.COM
JIL SANDER PUMPS, £573, CASADEI AT FARFETCH.COM
I D N A SC SUNGLASSES, £360, LOUIS VUITTON
CULOTTES, £267, THEORY AT FARFETCH.COM
DAISY APPLIQUÉ DRESS, £1,300, DOLCE & GABBANA AT FARFETCH.COM
FRINGED TOP, £360, MSGM AT BROWNS
RIBBED TANK TOP, £475, DOLCE & GABBANA AT FARFETCH.COM
CASHMERE CAPE, £1,643.50, AGNONA AT FARFETCH.COM
HANDBAG, £595, STELLA MCCARTNEY
ACETATE AND CRYSTAL SUNGLASSES, £395, LOUIS VUITTON
MO D LEATHER MINI SKIRT, £478, JAY AHR AT THE OUTNET.COM
EARRINGS, £10,000, SAQQARA JEWELS SHOE, £575, STELLA MCCARTNEY
THE LIPSTICK FOR WOMEN IN THE KNOW
Twelve illicit colours with addictive shine. Be initiated.
THIS PAGE Silk organza ball gown with shaped organza ribbon embroidery, POA, Ralph & Russo; pink tourmaline, diamond and pearl detachable drop earrings, ÂŁ10,590 (plus ÂŁ3,430), William & Son OPPOSITE Silk organza ball gown with enamel floral brooch, POA, Romona Keveza
PHOTOGRAPHY Simon Emmett at CLM STYLING & ART DIRECTION Charlotte-Anne Fidler HAIR Perrine Rougemont at Caren MAKE-UP Kelly Cornwell at Premier Hair and Makeup using Elemis and Clarins NAILS Jenni Draper at Premier Hair and Makeup using OPI Nail Lacquer LOCATION Fetcham Park, Surrey. Fetchampark.co.uk
Silk taffeta gown, £5,895, Oscar de la Renta; diamond earrings, £8,750, Ritz Fine Jewellery
ou seem to be in everything right now! Is this a masterplan or sheer good luck? If I knew that, I’d have the answer to everything! With me, it’s been a case of being in the right place at the right time. I never wanted to be an actor from a young age, instead I kind of discovered it. And then I was lucky enough to meet people who pointed me in the right direction and gave me some really good advice. How did it all start? I did GCSE Drama at school and my teacher sent me for a BBC Radio 4 play in Manchester – which I got! My mum and dad were like, ‘What are we getting ourselves in to?!’ But the other actors on the radio play said, 'You could do this as a career’ and one of them introduced me to her agent. I was 14. You have played some emotionally gruelling roles – Remember Me and Thirteen, in particular, both for the BBC. What is it that attracts you to this sort of part? It’s the challenge of going to a set every day and being pushed to the
'What makes me happiest? Work. Sad, I know!'
What are your work plans for the rest of 2016? I’m playing Elizabeth of York in – the TV sequel to Philippa Gregory’s War of the Roses drama, . And I’ve got my first film, but I’m not allowed to say anything about it yet! I can say she’s a very fun character – so it’s a big contrast to what I’ve been doing. After spending Thirteen in a baggy cardigan, was coming to the MINE shoot and playing dress-up in couture a form of light relief? I’d never had the chance to wear dresses like this before! I come from Liverpool, where all the girls get their hair blown out every weekend, so it’s lovely to wear gorgeous dresses and get dressed up. As soon as you get into a costume, you change – you know how to hold yourself. You know exactly how that person feels. Can you imagine wearing these dresses every day? You’d just be floating around everywhere! When you’re not floating around in ball gowns, looking like a '50s debutante, what’s your favourite thing to do? Outside work? [Laughs] I was thinking, ‘What makes me happiest?’ and it’s work. I know, very sad! When I’m not working, I like to catch up with friends and family. I love going to gigs. I’m going to see Bruce Springsteen this year – I love Bruce!
limits, and finding things inside myself I didn’t think I had. What happened to Ivy [in Thirteen] is something I’ve never experienced. So the challenge of putting myself in her position and imagining what she must have been feeling at that time was huge. But it must take its toll… When you’re filming, it’s not as bad. You’re in role and you’re in this bubble. You’ve got four months and you can just keep going. I don’t think it was until the last week of filming, when I knew I was going home, that the tiredness kicked in. It’s the emotional tiredness. But I could never complain. It was an amazing job and I don’t think people have ever seen me do that before. It was good to take people by surprise. And next you're playing murder victim Beryl Evans in 10 Rillington Place. Another grim story! Did you enjoy working with heavyweights like Samantha Morton and Tim Roth? Samantha is one of my favourite actresses. I really look up to her and have been blown away by her film work. So even to be in a drama with her is insane! To be around people like her and Tim; watching them; seeing how they work; asking them questions – it’s a massive learning curve.
Dress, POA, Mira Zwillinger; diamond earrings, ÂŁ8,750, Ritz Fine Jewellery
'Itâ€™s lovely to wear gorgeous dresses and get dressed up. As soon as you get into a costume, you change'
Silk organza ball gown with enamel floral brooch, POA, Romona Keveza; Wing of Desire diamond earrings, POA, Jessica McCormack
OVERCOAT, £748, DRIES VAN NOTEN AT MYTHERESA
JUMPER, £144.05, ROBERTO COLLINA
STRIPES & NEUTRALS
'JAMBO' TROUSERS £348.35, PT01 AT FARFETCH.COM
PERFECT MATCH AZZURRA SCARF, £155, FALIERO SARTI AT LIBERTY
CELIA SUEDE PUMP, £370, RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION
PARKA, £1,300, AARTMANS AND SIEGEL AT AVENUE32
THE FRINGED SKIRT
SKINNY JEANS, £318, PHILIPP PLEIN AT FARFETCH FUR JACKET, £3,620, MARNI AT MYTHERESA
EMBELLISHED WOOL JACKET, £2,280, SAINT LAURENT AT MYTHERESA
LEATHER BOOTS, £335, ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE AT NET-A-PORTER
SHADES OF BLUE
MINI SKIRT, £495, CHRISTOPHER KANE AT BROWNS FASHION
While other fashion weeks were bursting with colour, New York maintained a neutral approach. Browns and nudes were seen at Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera and Escada. However, some designers like Marchesa and Escada added a pop of colour with red becoming a go-to hue, especially for the evening. Proenza Schouler and Calvin Klein made a statement by adding a glossy effect to leather clothing and accessories. Meanwhile, Zac Posen and Rodarte perfectly mastered imperfection with asymmetric designs. The fashion in New York was mostly understated but drama lovers can resort to the big trend of oversized round shoulders, as seen at Delpozo and Sophie Theallet.
'RED BECAME A GOTO HUE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE EVENING'
SOPHIE THEALLET PROENZA SCHOULER
Designers from Roksanda to Julien MacDonald reached new heights this season with high necklines and even higher boots (think thigh). Popular in 2015, the cape didn’t lose its appeal this year. Peter Pilotto made it easy and comforting to wear during the day, while Sarah Burton at McQueen worked her magic, creating regal embellished pieces for the evening. Transparency was a very consistent trend on the catwalks, thanks to ultra-feminine, ultra-romantic lace and tulle (as seen at McQueen). If you can’t survive winter with barely-there transparent clothes, add a playful touch of warmth with this season’s must-have statement coats, as seen in McQueen and Anya Hindmarch.
LONDON JULIEN MACDONALD
"ADD A PLAYFUL TOUCH OF WARMTH WITH THIS SEASON’S STATEMENT COATS" ANYA HINDMARCH
PRINTED SHIRT, £485, STELLA MCCARTNEY AT NET-A-PORTER
DENIM OVERALLS, £290, MIH JEANS AT NET A PORTER
METALLIC LEATHER JACKET, £3,150, FENDI AT FARFETCH.COM
CALFSKIN ARMISSA PUMP, £405, RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION
MONOCHROME & METALLICS
FLORAL-PRINT SILK SKIRT £1,000, MARY KATRANTZOU
TROUSERS, £708, EMANUEL UNGARO AT FARFETCH.COM
SKINNY JEANS, £465, SAINT LAURENT NET-APORTER
COLOUR MIX SLINGBACK PUMPS, £908, FRANCESCO RUSSO AT FARFETCH.COM
MIRAKULA WOOL AND MOHAIR-BLEND SWEATER, £169, BY MALENE BIRGER AT MYTHERESA
DRESS, £1,545, LANVIN
'GIROCOLLO' SWEATER, £775, DOLCE & GABBANA AT FARFETCH.COM
LACE PUMPS, £695, TABITHA SIMMONS AT MYTHERESA
PATENT LEATHER ANKLE-TIE PUMPS, £550, MIU MIU
ELEANOR FLORAL-PRINT MAXI SKIRT, £1,290, EMILIA WICKSTEAD
PEEKABOO MICRO LEATHER SHOULDER BAG, £940, FENDI AT NET-A-PORTER
ALL SUEDE JEANNE SUEDE DRESS, £625, MIH JEANS AT NET-APORTER
EMBROIDERED DRESS, £1,050, PETER PILOTTO AT HARRODS
CASHMERE SWEATER, £395, BURBERRY LONDON MYTHERESA
FRINGED BOOTS FRINGED SUEDE BOOTS, £625, SAINT LAURENT AT NET-A-PORTER
SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS, £595, GIANVITO ROSSI AT NET-A-PORTER COAT, £1,330, MIU MIU AT MYTHERESA
DOLCE & GABBANA
Fendi made fashion ‘waves’ in Milan by adding ruffles – and where Karl leads, we follow. Milan also gave us a fashion week full of sparkle and festive glamour, thanks to an invasion of sequins. Cue Dolce & Gabbana, who triumphed with the trend, while colourful prints were masterfully combined at Marni and Prada. Stripes were also given a colourful makeover this season, especially on fur (mix striped separates together for a maximum impact). The calendar might have said autumn when the collections came out but thanks to Gucci and Armani, who filled the fashion field with colourful blooms, spring was definitely in the air.
"THANKS TO GUCCI AND ARMANI, SPRING WAS DEFINITELY IN THE AIR"
GUCCI SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
CHANEL There was a feminine breeze blowing throughout Paris Fashion Week, thanks to Elie Saab and Valentino's airy creations, while the ruffle trend seen in Milan kept going strong, appearing everywhere from dresses at Chanel to trousers at Balmain. The cold shoulder trend also marched on, as dresses and jackets slipped away to reveal the skin at Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. Balmain had a velvet revival, and gave the fabric a baroque makeover. For the winter months, invest in a good polo-neck, layered under dresses, as seen at Valentino, and under loose knits, Ă la Celine. ELIE SAAB
"BALMAIN HAD A VELVET REVIVAL, AND GAVE THE FABRIC A BAROQUE MAKEOVER"
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SNAP! shots EMBELLISHED BLOUSE, £815, MIU MIU AT NET-A-PORTER
THE STATEMENT COAT
CLUTCH, £1,866.69, ELIE SAAB AT FARFETCH.COM
'ATTICA' COAT, £1,235, PETER PILOTTO AT FARFETCH.COM
CULOTTES, £315, SONIA RYKIEL AT FARFETCH.COM
SANDALS, £410, STUART WEITZMAN AT NET-A-PORTER BELT, £455, LANVIN AT FARFETCH.COM
SHIRT, £165, RAG AND BONE AT LIBERTY
SILK-TWILL TROUSERS, £275, AND JACKET, £300, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG AT NET-A-PORTER
CAPPEDSLEEVED TRENCH COAT, £685, HELMUT LANG AT MATCHES
ALL-OVER PRINT CHIC CROPS
hen I pick up the phone to chat to Francis Kurkdjian on a dreary grey London morning, I struggle to get hold of him. A few minutes later, I get an excited yet apologetic call back: “I’m sooo sorry – I’ve just left Elie Saab, my meeting ran over!” he gushes in his pitch-perfect Parisian purr. And so we talk, as he walks through the streets of Paris, and I feel as though I’m there by his side. “It’s such a beautiful day, you know, the sun is beaming down on my face, as I stand in Place de la Concorde… I feel so happy and blessed in moments like these.” And that sums up Francis. Running out of the Elie Saab HQ one moment, and touched by life's simple pleasures the next. In the fragrance world, Francis is big. Very big. At 26, he signed his first perfume, Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier – one of the world's best-selling fragrances, which gave him instant fame and established his place within the universe of perfumes. Following this, he created another 40 best-selling scents for major companies worldwide, including Le Perfume for Elie Saab, Burberry's My Burberry, and Narciso Rodriguez For Her. And that’s not to mention his highly acclaimed industry accolades, as well as being named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2008. So, you’ll forgive me if I (and the rest of the international beauty press) are more than impressed. In 2009 the writing was on the wall and Francis
FROM LEFT: Apom, £120 for 70ml EDP; Oud Satin Mood, £195 for 70ml EDP; A la Rose, £120 for 70ml EDP; Aqua Universalis, £110 for 70ml EDT, all Maison Francis Kurkdjian 81
opened his luxury fragrance house, Maison Francis Kurkdjian. When asked what it’s like to be a perfumer of such stance, he shrugs it off, “I never look back. For me the excitement is ahead. One of the things I’m most afraid of is death because there is still so much I want to enjoy, experience and achieve.” Forever three steps ahead, he talks about the excitements of 3D-print fragrances and the future experimentation of science and fragrance. His excitement is nothing short of contagious. Heralded as an artist, he’s gone where few perfumers dare to, as demonstrated by his many artistic collaborations and installations. In 2005 he famously re-created MarieAntoinette’s perfume for the Chateau of Versailles, and in 2007 and 2008 scented the palace garden fountains with roseorange blossom bubbles for a water show. At the 2015’s Milan World Expo, visitors walked through a scented ‘mist’ that captured the cloister of the Palazzo delle Stelline, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. Most recently, at an exhibition of Vigée le Brun (Marie-Antoinette’s favourite portraitists, known for her love of flowers), Francis designed a 49ft mirror at the entrance of the Grand Palais dispensing a rose-scented fragrance. Magical. Again, when asked about his artistic contribution to the perfume world, he doesn't dwell on it. “The art of perfume is the art of seduction and pleasure – to please yourself and others. The philosophy of my brand, and what I'm trying to express, is about touching others in a unique way – and if I can do this, then I’m truly happy. It’s great to be appreciated by the press and designers but when I get messages from anonymous women telling me they love one of my scents, this makes my day, that my energy has been put into something concrete.”
His humility is as real as his success: ‘Francis the humanitarian’ plays a big part behind the brand – a fascinating concept in itself, when you think about the product in question is one of luxury. But his angle has never been about the excess of luxury, yet more about the beauty of it and part of that beauty is about putting back in what you get out – ‘a virtuous circle’, as he calls it. Instead of discussing his inspirations and moments of pride with a lofty air, he talks of the opportunity of giving back to both society and his craft (he teaches at ISIPCA (International Perfumery School in Paris) and has a long list of charitable contributions), as what drives him. When the artist Hatch Arbach asked him to recreate the scent of blood for his installation ‘Mawtini’ for the 2014 Nuit Blanche in Paris as a call for peace, he describes it as incredibly ‘moving’ to be given the chance to use his skills to promote peace and happiness. Here we have a multi-million selling perfumer who understands the concept of creating best-selling fragrances as much as he does his ability to create something with
no commercial value – but this, for him, is what is truly priceless. So what creative brilliance can we look forward to? Already this year he has wowed us with his latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian launch Baccarat Rouge 540 (his collaboration with the French luxury crystal brand), which in his own words ‘lays on the skin like an amber floral and woody breeze’. Then, this month, there is the release of the new Elie Saab fragrance Elie Saab Couture. Not a bad start to 2016! “The thing is, I’m never happy. It comes from my very young days, training to be a ballet dancer. Ballet channelled my very creative side as much as it disciplined me – if you did two turns in dance, why not three? If you lifted your leg high, you could always lift it higher. As I tell my students, it’s essential to be competitive but you should first and foremost compete with yourself if you want to push yourself to greater heights. At the end of the day, I believe strongly in the power of self – and as I also tell them, life is like a boat. You have a choice of driving the boat or being a passenger. Why be a passenger?”
If I can touch others in a unique way, then I’m truly happy
Kurkdjian's rose-scented bubbles fill the air at Versailles, 2008
MONO COOL A S PA R T O F H I S W O R K F O R S E V E R A L LU X U R Y
F URNIT URE B RANDS , R OB ER T J A M ES HA S A S E R I O U S E Y E F O R S T Y L E … WHICH AL S O M AKE S H I M M I N E ' S L AT E S T I N S TA - C R U S H. S AY H E L LO T O @ M I S T E R J AME S _ 1
I created my Instagram account to
I know many people pay to push their accounts
document my love of photography and imagery.
or even pay for fake followers. That's not my
When I started, I had no idea what I wanted to
style. I don’t need to feel good about myself with
achieve from it but never expected it to evolve the
something fake. I have very loyal followers who
way it has. I don’t just post a picture, I consider
I interact with, and who understand where I’m
everything – from what day it is, to my mood, as
coming from. It's flattering to be approached by
well as my hashtags – to twist the image to look
photographers and modelling agencies but I’m
past what your eye first sees.
more flattered when I receive a DM from a follower
My account has seen me through some of the toughest times in my life, and I use it as a way
telling me how much they love my feed, and how much it makes them smile and lifts their day. Instagram can be used for many reasons: to
to communicate with the outside world using positive messages. I have always been the kind
share images with family and friends, to promote
of person that likes to see the best in life and
your business, yourself or to simply have fun. I like
people – I like to use this energy within my feed,
to use it to celebrate the things I am passionate
not only to post beautiful images but to lift
about from health and fitness, fashion, interiors, and
London life with a quirky twist…
H E N LE Y TH E C AT I’m a big animal lover and feel having a pet makes a home. Henley is a black and silver British Shorthair, with the biggest round eyes and striking, striped fur coat. He is full of personality – he's elegant, calming and loving when I return home. He is simply perfect (and coordinates with my interiors beautifully!) 84
FORNASETTI I have been a huge fan of Fornasetti for many years. I love the cheeky twist that's brought to each piece. I believe your home should carry elements of light-hearted humour; each piece I own represents some side of my personality. Every time I look at my Fornasetti pieces, they never fail to make me smile.
O N I N T ER I OR S I’m drawn to interiors that are full of natural light. I will always buy properties with big feature windows, with a light and airy feel – I think
ICO NIC PIE CE This is the LC1 Chair, designed by Le Corbusier in 1928. Proving good design and function stand the test of time
this creates a calming and relaxed feeling to my home. I love both traditional and modern architecture with stunning features that enhance a building and make it unique. A home that uses tonal shades throughout creates more of a fluid feel, connecting the rooms. I favour shades of grey throughout my home. There are so many shades of grey, from cool to warm tones, you can use them all to create a different ambience, depending on the natural light in each room. It’s a great versatile backdrop for any interior.
PARISIAN ELEGANCE I love this look; a typical Parisian apartment, with high ceilings and intricate, traditional plasterwork yet simple furnishings that don’t distract you from the beautiful surroundings
Slim-fit jeans, £225, Frame Denim
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I have never been the kind of man who feels the need to have brands emblazoned across my clothing. I try to stay away from those labels. I would rather save for what I want than compromise with a substitute. When making a new purchase, I look for quality tailoring and small, subtle details. I have an obsession with coats, jackets and shoes. I will always look at a gentleman's shoes when talking with someone new. I think a beautiful pair of shoes says a lot more about a man than the watch he wears. My style hasn’t changed much since I was a teenager; the only thing that has changed is the cut and fit… oh, and my budget, of course! I have always been a smart/casual kind of guy, even when Blazer with detachable wool gilet, £895, Burberry
I was at school. I was the kid who was happy to wear my blazer and my tie, and was never really one for following what others were doing but very comfortable with doing it my own way, much as I do today. It's best summed up as classic and timeless, with a modern twist. Simplicity is stylish to me.
Sunglasses, £310, Cutler & Gross
Cashmere scarf, £230, Begg & Co
Polo shirt, £220, Tom Ford Tassel loafers, £795, John Lobb
M3 Matte Finish Strong Hold Pomade, £38, Patricks at mrporter.com
Oud Wood, £215 for 100ml eau de parfum, Tom Ford
ON G ROOM IN G When I was a teenager I would read GQ and Esquire. At the time, these magazines were like The Bible to me, and I used to get so excited when the latest issues
TOP S CE N TS Some of my signature perfumes have a very similar exotic feel. I like
arrived. I guess this is where I picked up Signature Shampoo, £29, Oribe at mrporter.com
a lot of grooming tips about how to take care of my skin and which hair products to use. It can take a lot of experimenting
notes of sandalwood, cedarwood,
– and a lot of money – when learning
vetiver, amber and patchouli. Exotic
what skincare range works for you. Now,
fragrances of Terre d’ Hermès and
if I do try anything new, I will request a
Tom Ford's Oud Wood are my top
few samples first. One of my favourite
skincare brands is Shiseido. They have been producing skincare products for many years, and a company that has been manufacturing beauty products for that length of time must know what they are doing! My daily skincare regime is very
Moisturising Emulsion, £36, Shiseido Men
simple: I can’t leave the house without moisturising my face and I will use an
Total Revitalizer, £59, Shiseido Men
eye gel to calm any puffiness from too little sleep. At the weekends, when I have a little more time, I will spend some quality me-time in the shower, and use an all-over body scrub. And if I get the time, I'll treat myself to a face mask, too. I like to feel good about myself when I walk out the door in the morning. A man who takes pride in the way he dresses is sexy, not vain! 87
Jumper, ÂŁ635, Balmain at Harrods; leopard-print shorts, ÂŁ260, Dries Van Noten at bergdofgoodman.com
Turn up the heat with animal prints, palm motifs and gorgeous knitwear
PHOTOGRAPHY Alex Bramall STYLING Helen Seamons SET DESIGN Anthony Marklew at By Appointment Only Design
Suede shirt, £455, Our Legacy at Liberty; swim shorts, £130, Acne Studios
Jumper, ÂŁ395, Belstaff
Bird-print shirt, ÂŁ395 and trousers, ÂŁ525, Valentino at Harrods
Shirt, ÂŁ275 and shorts, ÂŁ275, both Dries Van Noten at Liberty; necklace, from a selection, Vivienne Westwood
Sunglasses, ÂŁ195, Tom Ford at stylebop.com
Tiger shirt, £395, Gucci at mrporter.com; shorts, £145, Polo Ralph Lauren
Bird-print trousers, price on application, Dolce & Gabbana; stud sandals, ÂŁ595, Christian Louboutin
GROOMING Dina at Soho Management using Korres HAIR Mike Harding using Kevin Murphy MODEL John Todd at Next PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSISTANTS Michael Furlonger and John Munro
Camo, hummingbirds, crocodile skin and exotic flowers. When it comes to the season's hottest prints, it's a jungle out there…
S TYL ED BY ANAS TAS IO S M O IRAS
CAMOUFLAGE SATIN BOMBER, £1,695, VALENTINO AT HARVEY NICHOLS
DANDY AUTOMATIC IN STAINLESS STEEL WITH ALLIGATOR LEATHER, £4,350, CHAUMET
HANDMADE CROCODILE CARRY-ON CASE, £25,000, SERAPIAN AT HARRODS
COTTON SHORTS, £495, VALENTINO AT MRPORTER.COM
18CT YELLOW GOLD ARTICULATED LOBSTER CUFFLINKS, £3,750, WILLIAM & SON
JUMPER, £335, DOLCE & GABBANA AT FARFETCH.COM
BACKPACK IN PRINTED NYLON, £725, DOLCE & GABBANA
COTTON SWIM SHORTS, £195, DRIES VAN NOTEN AT MRPORTER.COM
SILK PYJAMA SHIRT, £1,160, LOUIS VUITTON
SUNGLASSES, £141, POLO RALPH LAUREN
PRINTED COTTON ESPADRILLES, £325, DOLCE & GABBANA
NYLON BACKPACK, £725, DOLCE & GABBANA AT FARFETCH.COM
SWIM SHORTS, £115, NIKBEN.COM
SHIRT, £375, DOLCE & GABBANA AT FARFETCH.COM
PRINTED COTTON ESPADRILLES, £325, DOLCE & GABBANA
CAMOUFLAGE COTTON SHIRT, £1,050, DIOR HOMME
CAMOUFLAGE LEATHER LOAFERS, £525, JIMMY CHOO
PRINTED NUBUCK TRAINERS, £395, JIMMY CHOO
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HERBAL DEODORANT, £23 FOR 50ML, AESOP
SUPER AQUA EYE PATCHES, £78 FOR 20, GUERLAIN
DEVIL'S MINT BODY SCRUB, £28, ELEMIS
BALMAIN HOMME, £62 FOR 100ML EAU DE TOILETTE, BALMAIN
POMMADE POGONOTOMIENNE SHAVING CREAM, €29, BULY1803.COM
RENEWAL OIL, £155, CREME DE LA MARE
SONIC SYSTEM DEEP CLEANSING BRUSH, £79, CLINIQUE FOR MEN
CONCEALER FOR MEN, £32, TOM FORD
3T COMPLEX ESSENTIAL ANTI-AGING CREAM, £95, ZELENS
BUFF AND WASH FACIAL GEL, £72, SISLEY
HYDRATING AFTER SHAVE GEL, £38 FOR 90ML, CHANEL
H E Y, H O T STUFF From luxe shaving cream and all-over scrubs to summer-perfect scents… survive the heat with MINE's grooming wish-list E DIT E D BY AS T RID JO S S
CEDRO DI TAORMINA BLU MEDITERRANEO, £61 FOR 75ML EAU DE TOILETTE, ACQUA DI PARMA
TERRACOTTA JAMBES DE GAZELLE COOLING BRONZING MIST, £41, GUERLAIN
EMILIO ABOUT TOWN
Known for his cult Instagram feed @whatemiliosaw, stylist Emilio Pimentel-Reid zips around London and shares his most inspiring interiors, and places to shop
PORTRAITS: N A T O W E L T O N
David Gill produced some of the first furniture collections for design luminaries, ranging from architect Zaha Hadid to artist Mattia Bonetti, and was one of the first people to showcase the work of Grayson Perry. His eponymous gallery in St. Jamesâ€™s has played a significant role in changing the status and perception of contemporary design internationally. Always worth a stop for inspiration, shopping and an exciting mix of artists, including my top pick, design duo Fredrikson Stallard; davidgillgallery.com
The National Art Library (NAL) is a major public reference library for the fine and decorative arts. Located in the heart of The Victoria & Albert Museum, the interiors look like a library should, with walls of books, giant windows and ornate reading lamps and chandeliers. The NAL hosts a collection that covers design and art history and contains books, periodicals, auction sale catalogues and other materials. The perfect place to get lost reading magazines, researching the history of your house or the work of a favourite designer. The NAL is free to join; vam.ac.uk
Bike, from ÂŁ995, Lorenzo Martone at The Conran Shop
Showcasing some of the most exciting visual merchandising of any interiors shop in London the ever-evolving Conran Shop makes you never want to leave empty handed â€“ from vinyl records, to vintage and modern design. The gift department is second to none, and my go-to resource when searching for a little something for that person who thought they had everything; conranshop.co.uk 110
Tucked away in a quiet corner of London, Christie’s interiors sales are held at the company’s South Kensington branch. Each monthly auction is filled with an array of works of art, decorative objects and furniture in virtually every style from antique to contemporary. Look out for that special piece to finish a room or unusual and quirky finds at prices far lower than many imagine. This is an ideal destination for those buying for the home; christies.com
"IT'S MY GO-TO WHEN SEARCHING FOR [A GIFT FOR] THAT PERSON WHO THOUGHT THEY HAD EVERYTHING" 111
Luke Irwin Rugs Luke Irwin specialises in the design and manufacture of hand-knotted custom-made rugs ethically produced in Nepal and Jaipur. I love the bespoke choices he offers and the opportunity to control size, weave, textile and design. Donâ€™t be shy and indulge in Lukeâ€™s bold and rich use of colour; lukeirwin.com
The extraordinary house of Sir John Soane – one of the greatest English architects – is today a museum. The interiors kept as they were at the time of his death, 180 years ago, displays Soane’s stunning collection of antiquities, furniture, architectural models and paintings, including works by Hogarth, Turner and Canaletto. It’s a vast collection full of curiosities and surprises. My favourite room is the Yellow Drawing Room (pictured), and on the first Tuesday of every month the museum is open from 6pm-9pm by candlelight. Magical! soane.org
Since 1986, de Gournay has revived ancient traditions and techniques from the 17th century, employing a team of highly skilled artists to paint traditional Chinoiserie, Japanese and Korean and 19th-century French-inspired Papiers Peints Panoramiques wallpapers. Situated in Knightsbridge, not far from the company’s flagship showroom, Claud Cecil Gurney’s London home (which is sometimes open for events) acts a spectacular showcase for the hand-painted designs and the exquisite detail inherent to each and every panel. Cleverly used on almost every surface from curtains to doors, the company’s products create structure and elegance in this light-filled space. For a taste of the company’s range, visit their shop on Old Church Street; degournay.com
Built by Norman Shaw in 1883, the Academicians’ Room is the Royal Academy of Arts’ vibrant private members club. This ‘haute bohemian’ living room, decorated in rich jewel tones and custommade red velvet sofas, is the perfect place to escape the bustle of London. Located at the Keeper’s House, pop into the timber panelled club for a coffee, cocktail or dinner as well as the excitingly eclectic programme of member events, Salon Series and musical soirees; royalacademy.org.uk 113
Founded over 20 years ago by London-based interior designer and colour expert David Oliver, the newly re-launched Paint & Paper Library offers top designers, architects and stylish amateurs unrivalled understanding of colour, mood and light. Pop into its bijou showroom on Elystan Place for its finely tuned colour card of two palettes. The 85 ‘Original Colours’ are an eclectic mix of usable shades bursting with personality and the 95 graduated shades in the ‘Architectural Colours’ colour system provides alternatives to white to achieve subtle shade differentiation; paintandpaperlibrary.com
Long recognised by the cognoscenti as the home of some of the world’s finest china, silverware and glass , Thomas Goode is a London institution. Situated in the heart of Mayfair, this Victorian showroom is packed with exclusive designs by heritage brands and modern masters. I love the 7ft tall majolica elephants greeting visitors. Take inspiration from the vast archive of shapes and patterns, and perhaps you’ll adapt a historic service, like Gianni Versace who reworked Nicholas II porcelain to incorporate his signature Medusa head or suggest something entirely new; thomasgoode.com 114
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The only purpose-built Victorian studio-house open to the public in the UK, this is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. Built to artist Lord Leighton’s precise requirements the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that he lived in it. Head straight to my favourite room, the extraordinary Arab Hall with its golden dome, intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles; leightonhouse.co.uk
Seaside hues and eclectic furniture create a laid-back yet chic interior at Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach
Who doesnâ€™t want to steal a little hotel chic for their own home? From utilising locally sourced Sri Lankan products to capturing the South African sunset in a colour scheme, MINE discovers the design secrets behind five of the worldâ€™s most luxurious hotels
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“I want guests to feel like they’re in someone’s gorgeous house”
Anna Spiro, head designer of Brisbane-based interior design company Spiro & Black, is known for her rustic, homely interiors. HALCYON HOUSE, just off Cabarita Beach on the east coast of Australia, is no different
How did you approach this design? I’m all about clashing prints and beautiful fabrics. I grew up in a very homely household by the beach with lot of blues and white, different fabrics and lived-in chic. When the owners of Halcyon House approached me, they were heading down the route of a minimalistic beach hotel, which was beautiful but quite modern. I love traditional and naive decorating; nothing too contrived or structured but interesting and layered and collective. I changed the whole thing, I think the architect hates me! Which features particularly reflect this? Upholstered walls add so much more comfort to the space than plain white walls. I found beautiful old bottle and drink dispensers and converted them into lamps, then custom-made the lampshades. It’s all very bespoke and quirky. None of my work is ever out of a catalogue. I’m constantly on the lookout for original things, sourcing antique shops and dump-yard sales. What about the restaurant, Paper Daisy? I wanted this to feel like you’re in someone’s gorgeous kitchen, rather than a stark, sterile hotel. Chunky wooden tables with blue and white upholstered chairs, antiques, framed photographs and pictures, comfortable sofas. I found a lot of local artists’ work and framed them all over the walls. I prefer lots of small pictures as opposed to big, imposing ones. Who is the typical Halcyon guest? A lot of visitors come from Melbourne and we have a lot of weddings and big 50th birthday parties. We have a conference room, where I hung beautiful old vintage wedding photographs all around the walls mixed with seaside pictures. halcyonhouse.com.au
The outside floods into the beautifully designed suites at Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa
“We looked carefully at the landscape and environment”
What was your initial brief? To work closely with the building’s local architect and embrace the Cape-style architecture, to make guests truly feel like they were in South Africa. We looked carefully at the landscape and environment of where the property is. The projects we like to work David Collins Studio has on are with people who want to respect their location. The brief evolved, though, designed interiors such as it often does. as Ten Trinity Square, Did you amend the architecture London; The London at all? Hotel New York and Slightly. On the terrace we added these West Hollywood, and sweeping curves, which meant you Pret-a-Manger. Creative were inserted into the vineyard, a small intervention that made a huge different Director, Simon Rawlings, to people dining on the terrace. They feel discusses the DELAIRE everything is at ease with each other and GRAFF ESTATE, like they are part of the landscape. South Africa How does the lighting affect the interiors? There are so many fabulous natural interventions of light that make guests feel they are part of the landscape. The dining room is a great example of that. It’s vast, and has spectacular views across the vineyard. We were inspired by the gorgeous sunsets,
so incorporated warm oranges. Everything was left quite raw and exposed. We created a different feel for day and night. Guests want a light, airy, outward-facing, uplifting feeling at breakfast and lunch. Dinner would become much more inward facing, more about the interiors you’re in and moody lighting. What was important to you when designing the bedrooms? I think the traditional hotel room is evolving. The majority of the guests are here for pleasure but people are travelling wirelessly. They don’t necessarily need a desk or dining table, but do like a sofa, coffee table and extra plug sockets by their bed so they can work or watch something on their laptop in bed – and a dimmer switch, so they can adjust the lighting themselves. I hate overly complicated technology and everything being pre-set. Guests should feel like they are at home – but a very wonderful home! What else was important to you? Lots of vanity space. We made sure there is a shelf or counter in every bathroom for toiletry bags, somewhere to hide the suitcase and extra lighting by a dressing table is very important. davidcollins.com/projects/hotels
David Collins Studio's contemporary design sits perfectly in its rural South African setting
Owner/ designer Reita used locally sourced materials, furniture and toiletries at Owl And The Pussycat to create a truly authentic Sri Lankan experience
Sri Lanka’s newest boutique hotel, OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, opened in January. Tucked away in the southern coastal town of Thalpe, its owner Reita Gadkari presided over every interior detail
“I didn’t want a polished look” Describe the overall feel of Owl And The Pussycat… I wanted it to be casual and rustic and not at all shiny and smooth. I didn’t want things hidden away, I like everything exposed. I want people to feel comfortable and at ease. Guests don’t come here for work; they come to relax. How did you achieve that? Our guests aren’t wearing high heels; they’re coming straight from the beach and want somewhere to chuck their bag and flip-flops without getting their room sandy, so I have wicker baskets by the door just for this. The rooms also feature a bamboo hanging frame where they can hang their bikini and sarong to dry. There are locally made jewellery boxes for your knick-knacks. All the sofas are from natural unpolished cane. I grew up in India and all the furniture was made this way, and lasted for years. Every cushion is made of cotton to work with the hot, tropical climate. There are four washing baskets so guests can separate their colours, whites, delicates and dry-cleaning. I’m very fussy. How did you decide the colour scheme? Because there are so many clashing prints and colours in the rooms, I wanted the walls to be
fairly neutral, so there is a lot of white, then stone in the bathrooms. But on the terraces facing the seaside I used pretty blues, pinks and yellows – the kind of colours you’d see outside. Why was it so important that you use locally sourced materials? Every room features paintings from local artists. I met a Yugoslavian lady who has lived in Sri Lanka for 20 years and makes the most beautiful natural products, such as mosquito repellent and lemongrass shower gels, so all the bathrooms have those. But I also sourced light Italian towels that dry quickly and are different colours, so no one has to share. The reception is one part of a hotel that’s often overlooked, design-wise. Why did you focus on it? I hate arriving at a hotel after a long journey and standing at a counter. It feels so impersonal and formal. So I placed a large table – handmade from wood, glass and red leather – in the hotel's reception, where guests can sit, have coffee or coconut water, eat fruit and read magazines while they’re checked in. otphotel.com
“It’s '70s retro with a clean, modern twist” The 5-star Atlantis Who is the Atlantis By Giardino client? The hotel is a popular tourist spot, as we’re so close to the mountains and beautiful scenery, but largely the guests are business people. We ensured the desks in the bedrooms were large and beautifully made, with power points nearby and fantastic views. It’s important to me that views from the bedrooms are memorable. How did you approach the design? This building is from the late '60s, early '70s and I wanted to retain that era’s style but with a modern twist. I took influence from the '50s, too. We kept the timber-covered balconies and retro-style furniture and colour palettes, such as the quilted sofas and cocktail chairs in the bar, and the lampshades and headboards in the bedrooms. Those eras were very cool, so it was a lot of fun to design. How did you keep the design contemporary? The building itself is very angular, very clean and contemporary. The location is within both a city and the mountains, so I tried to capture that juxtaposition with natural and man-made materials, such as wood and upholstered panelling, and a steel staircase.
Hotel in Zurich was built in the late '60s and favoured by Frank Zappa, Shirley MacLaine and Muhammad Ali, to name a few. It underwent a huge renovation under the helm of Inge Moore, President of Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) International’s European division, and re-opened last December as ATLANTIS BY GIARDINO
What challenges did you face? We had a tight turnaround and completed the project in 18 months. And Zurich has very specific building regulations and laws. A project such as this takes time because every single item is hand-selected and specified. The fact that it was an old building meant some of the drawings from the site survey weren’t always accurate with the conditions we found. Sourcing materials from around the world – marble floors from Italy, and tiles from Greece – took some time but we achieved it. Which is your favourite room? The spa is unique because of materials, such as stone tiles cut in an angular way rather than square, to reflect the angularity of the exterior. I’m also fond of the art collection throughout the hotel. We wanted it to feel curated and special and, because the palette was neutral, we could experiment with pops of colour. We have '60s and '70s –style paintings, and commissioned many local Zurich artists. Plus there’s a big lion statue in the lobby – the symbol of Zurich. atlantisbygiardino.ch Quilted sofas in cream leather hint at the hotel's mid-century history
The exterior curve of the hotel (above) is reflected throughout the interior (below)
Materials used include a mix of wood, steel and soft neutral fabrics
All the bedrooms were designed with the view in mind
On the cusp of Hyde Park, THE LANESBOROUGH, originally built as a mansion in 1719, became a hotel in
“I designed thinking how I’d want my own bedroom to look”
1991. It re-opened in July 2015 after an extensive renovation. Acclaimed French designer Alberto Pinto, who has developed everything from offices, villas and yachts, died during the renovation and his sister, Linda Pinto, took over at the design helm
What did you initially discuss with Alberto? Our first thoughts were how dark the rooms were. The floors of the bedrooms were mahogany, so we decided very early on to make everything lighter and brighter. It was obvious to us that there had to be an English theme throughout the hotel, so floral patterns and use of light and pastel colours helped this. We also hung antique canvas oil paintings in the dining rooms. What challenges did you face? The challenge was finding ways of modernising a very old design. We couldn’t change the sizes of the rooms or where the windows were, and some rooms are very small, so we had to ensure the bedrooms were lighter from the inside. We avoided dark fabrics. Everything had to be light to make the rooms look bigger. What other details were important to you? Ensuring there was a bedside table big enough for your phone, book, iPad, glass of water and whatever else. It's frustrating when you have a tiny table and have to put your book on the floor. It’s the same for the bathroom; guests like lots of room for their toiletries. Rooms needed to be more comfortable and practical. I approached the bedrooms thinking of what I would like in my own bedroom. Curtains that close all the way are important, too. How did you decide on the colour scheme? Black and white can look beautiful, but that’s not enough for a hotel. The colour scheme kind of came with the fabrics. We loved these blues, greens and yellows, which were all very English colours. Pink is difficult because it’s quite feminine, but to counteract the pastels and florals in the room we would add a bold, dark red velvety armchair. lanesborough.com
Quintessentially English colours were used in the renovation; floral fabrics and co-ordinating soft furnishings are complemented by heavier, seemingly more masculine dark wood furniture
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Interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was faithful to the hotel's classic English aesthetic but used a fresh, modern palette
he Dorchester needs no introduction. As one of London’s most revered hotels – situated in the heart of Park Lane – it's been attracting royalty, rock stars and Hollywood's greatest since it opened in 1931. Now it has taken on a fresh design, unveiling 22 new suites by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. While staying true to the hotel’s classic English residential style, it blends contemporary comfort and fresh pieces with its timeless heritage. True to that very English eclectic Fabrics and wall coverings from top British design houses such as Romo, Cole & Son and Colefax & Fowler can be seen in the hotel's fresh new interiors
All suites feature newly remodelled bathrooms with bespoke skincare by Aromatherapy Associates
interior style of filling a room with objects of beauty and sentiment, the suites have been filled with a host of furnishings, giving them a comforting warmth – like being in someone's very sumptuous and dignified London . Top British design houses including Cole & Son, Colefax & Fowler, Nobilis, Romo and Neisha Crosland all contributed stunning fabrics and wall coverings, while British craftsmen created bespoke mirrors, furniture and textiles. Then there is the art collection within the 14 Dorchester suites, including signed prints by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, as well as Versailles panel flooring, designer Champalimaud’s bespoke carpet design and even state-of-the-art mattresses. It's official, heaven has relocated to Park Lane, and we can't wait to check in!
The Dorchester has launched a series of 'Meet the Producers' events throughout the year, allowing guests to enjoy a unique gourmet experience at The Grill. Food producers will attend evening events displaying produce and circulating around the tables allowing guests to discuss and ask questions. Don’t miss the Cheese producer, Paxton & Whitfield, on April 28th, and the Organic meat producer, Rhug Estate, on May 19th. For more information, visit dorchestercollection.com
Suites have unrivalled views of Hyde Park
FOOD London-based Canadian Dara Sutin is a Cordon Bleu chef turned in-demand food stylist, who's worked as a pastry chef at Ottolenghi and has a roll-call of private clients lining up to feast on her inventive dishes. Her take on French cuisine is accessible, satisfying and utterly mouth-watering...
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LAMB CHOPS WITH RADICCHIO AND SPRING PEAS (RECIPE OVER PAGE)
1 rack of lamb, skin scored
the oven for 12-15 minutes for
2tbsp olive oil
medium rare. Remove, cover
with foil and allow to rest.
1 small onion, finely chopped
2) Meanwhile, in a large sauté
1 garlic clove, crushed
pan over medium heat, add the
150g fresh peas
remaining tablespoon of olive
150g fava beans, blanched
oil along with the onion and
and skins removed
garlic. Cook for 4-6 minutes
2tbsp crème fraiche
until softened. Add the peas
½ lemon, juiced
and fava beans, tossing to coat.
1 radicchio, stem removed
Add the crème fraiche and
and leaves separated
lemon juice, season and stir.
2tbsp tarragon leaves
3) Add the radicchio leaves and
Salt and pepper
continue to cook for another 3 minutes until the leaves have
1) Preheat the oven to 200C. In
slightly wilted. Stir through the
a large sauté pan over medium
tarragon and season.
heat, add 1tbsp olive oil and
4) To serve, divide the mixture
seal the seasoned lamb for
between plates and slice the
3 minutes on all sides until
lamb chops, placing on top.
golden. Add the butter and baste the rack of lamb. Place in
C O U R G E T T E , A S PA R A G U S A N D W AT E R C R E S S S O U P WITH CRÈME FRAICHE 2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil,
garlic and cook for another
plus extra for garnish
2 minutes until fragrant. Add
1 onion, finely chopped
the courgette and asparagus
1 garlic clove, crushed
and cook for 10 minutes until
250g courgette, coarsely
beginning to soften. Then
add the watercress and stir
100g asparagus, tough
stems removed, roughly
2) Cover with stock, bring
to the boil and reduce to
100g watercress, chopped
a simmer for 20 minutes,
1litre vegetable stock
season. Once the vegetables
½ lemon, juiced
are tender, use a stick blender
50g crème fraiche, to serve
or food processor and blend until smooth.
1) In a large saucepan over
3) Season with lemon juice,
medium heat, add the olive
salt and pepper. Serve with
oil and onion and sauté for 10
a dollop of crème fraiche and
minutes until soft. Add the
a drizzle of olive oil.
"Elegant yet robust in flavour, this beautiful green soup is the perfect light lunch"
SPRING ASPARAGUS TART (RECIPE OVER PAGE)
"A classic herbaceous tart in a homemade buttery pastry that highlights seasonal asparagus"
S P R I N G A S PA R A G U S TA RT 200g plain flour 5g sugar Â˝ tsp salt 125g butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1 egg, lightly beaten 200g asparagus, trimmed 4 eggs 100ml milk 100g ricotta cheese 60g grated cheddar 2tbsp chives, finely chopped plus extra to garnish 1) To make the pastry, place the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add the chilled butter cubes and rub it into the flour with your fingers until it resembles crumbs. Add the egg along with 1 tablespoon of water
SEARED SALMON WITH MEDITERRANEAN NEW P O TAT O E S
and stir gently until a dough begins to form. Turn onto a clean surface and gently knead until a ball of dough is formed. Wrap in cling film and rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
4 x 150g salmon fillets
2) Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the
200g Charlotte or new potatoes
eggs, milk, ricotta, cheddar and chives until smooth.
2tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
3) Once the dough has chilled, roll it out to an
50g black olives, roughly chopped
even 1cm thickness and place in a 20cm x 12cm
50g fresh basil, leaves torn
rectangular tin, pressing gently along the edges.
50g pecorino cheese, grated
Chill for another 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to
1 lemon zest and juice
200C. Line the tart shell with baking paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the
1) Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil
edges begin to turn golden. Remove the baking beans
over a medium heat. Add the potatoes and cook
and cook for another 10-15 minutes until the base
for 10-15 minutes until fork tender. Remove and
is golden and dry. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
lightly mash with a fork. Stir through the olive
While the tart shell is cooling, place the asparagus
oil, garlic, black olives and fresh basil.
onto a baking tray and roast for 10 minutes until
2) Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200C. Heat
beginning to char.
the remaining 1tbsp of olive oil in a non-stick pan
4) Reduce the oven temperature to 170C. Place the
and add the seasoned salmon, skin down. Allow to
tart shell onto a rimmed baking tray and carefully
cook for 4 minutes before placing into the oven
pour the egg mixture inside. Lay the roast asparagus
for a remaining 8-10. Remove from the oven and
on top of the egg mixture and baking for 20-25
gently flip the salmon over to reveal crispy skin.
minutes until the centre is slightly wobbly but set.
3) To serve, divide the potatoes between the
Allow to cool completely before serving.
plates, garnish with grated pecorino and a good grating of lemon zest and squeeze of juice. Place the salmon fillet on top and garnish with extra basil leaves.
"Simple and healthy, this roast salmon served with springy new potatoes is simple yet sophisticated enough for any dinner party"
"Madeleines are the quintessential French tea cake â€“ fresh out of the oven they are simply irresistible"
ORANGE BLOSSOM MADELEINES SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Madeleine pan + piping bag 3 eggs 150g plain flour
gently fold into egg mixture.
125g unsalted butter (melted)
Add lemon zest, orange blossom
water and butter to combine.
2) Pour batter into piping bag
1/4 tsp salt
and refrigerate for a minimum
1tsp baking powder
of 4 hours, best overnight.
1tsp lemon zest
3) Preheat oven to 180C.
2tbsp orange blossom water
Prepare tin by brushing with
Butter and flour for
melted butter, chill. Brush
again with butter and lightly
removing any white pith with
dust with flour
a small knife. Thinly slice into
4) Pipe mixture into each
strips. Place the sugar and
100g icing sugar
shape, starting from the wider
water into a small saucepan
end. Do not fill all the way â€“
over medium heat, bring to the
the batter will level out in the
boil and add the lemon zest
1) Melt butter and set aside.
oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes
strips. Reduce the heat and
Whisk the eggs and sugar until
until golden brown and cakes
cook for 10 minutes until the
pale and fluffy. Add the honey
mixture is thickened and sticky.
and whisk to combine. Sift
5) To make the glaze, peel the
Remove and place into a small
flour, salt, baking powder and
lemon with a vegetable peeler,
bowl to cool completely.
"The addition of vibrant pink strawberries adds a stunning hue and fresh flavour" N O - C H U R N S T R A W B E R R Y A N D P I S TA C H I O I C E C R E A M 200g strawberries, hulled
smooth. Pass through a sieve
approximately 6 minutes – until
600ml double cream
into a bowl. Stir through the
the mixture is thick and can
397g can of sweetened
strawberry pulp that remains
in the sieve. Set aside.
3) Gently fold the strawberry
50g icing sugar
2) Meanwhile, put the double
purée and pistachios through
50g pistachios, finely chopped
cream, condensed milk and
the mixture, decant into a
icing sugar into a large mixing
plastic container and place into
1) Place the strawberries in
bowl. Using an electric whisk
the freezer for at least 6 hours,
a blender and purée until
beat them together – for
or best overnight.
THE WRITER’S PENTHOUSE
A WRITER’S WORDS CAN TAKE YOU ANYWHERE. BUT THIS ISN’T JUST ANYWHERE. Welcome to Corinthia. London’s 21st Century Grand Hotel.
FAENA HOTEL, MIAMI BEACH (DETAILS OVERLEAF)
Enjoying a divine meal or cocktail is one thing. Enjoying it in beautiful, stylish surroundings is quite another. Who better to give MINE a tour of where to eat, drink and stay now, than interior designer and editor in chief of chezfuste.com, Javier FustĂŠ
FAENA HOTEL, MIAMI BEACH (PREVIOUS SPREAD) Miami’s newest luxury hotel is bringing an arts and culture utopia to the beach. Dreamed up by the Argentinian developer Alan Faena, the hotel lobby is a “cathedral” lined with gold-leafed columns and adorned with vivid floor-to-ceiling murals by Argentinian painter Juan Gatti. At the back, doors open to the garden where Damien Hirst’s gilded 24-carat woolly mammoth skeleton sculpture stands nearly 10ft tall. Doesn’t it seem to you like a fantasy? Then let the fantasy culminate with delicious beef asado by the pool. B O O K I T: f a e n a . c o m / m i a m i - b e a c h
CONDESA DF, MEXICO Situated in the stylish Condesa neighbourhood, the hotel fuses the spirit of its bohemian surroundings with a playfully simple design aesthetic. Housed in a 1928 building, the Condesa DF is filled with custom furniture designed by Parisian designer India Mahdavi – think stone tiles and an abundance of colour. The feel is modern yet warm, hip not haughty. An early morning drink from the healthy rooftop bar, while contemplating the views of the Castle of Chapultepec and España Park, is nothing short of paradise. B O O K I T: c o n d e s a d f . c o m 148
ROSA ET AL, PORTO Homely and unconventional, Rosa Et Al consists of just six spacious suites where original wooden beams and plasterwork ceilings are combined harmoniously with mid-century furniture, knitted blankets and bespoken furniture, handcrafted and designed by the owners, Patricia and Emanuel de Sousa. Don’t miss brunch at the outdoor patio… and the glass of homemade Limoncello at check-out should be mandatory. B O O K I T: r o s a e t a l . p t
HÔTEL DES GALERIES, BRUSSELS Considered the “new Berlin” by artists and designers, Brussels has a slew of new galleries, concept stores and boutique hotels. The trendy year-old Hôtel des Galeries features bright white linens and walls, offset by green and yellow ceramics. The hotel's restaurant, Comptoir des Galeries, serves updated bistro food and especially good appetisers, like the Iberian pork cheeks with red-onion espuma. B O O K I T: hoteldesgaleries.be
NIGHTJAR, LONDON Lee Broom — British Designer of the Year 2012 — designed Nightjar to be a low-lit room with comfortable seating, smooth table service and a long, playful cocktail list divided into historical eras (pre-Prohibition, post-war and so on). Early in the evening a discreet jazz and swing sound track fills the air; later, the music goes live, with mostly jazz and blues orientated artists. Now it’s time to order: experiment with Beyond The Sea, a heady mix of Gin Mare, oyster leaf infusion, pink grapefruit, ume and yuzu salts, plankton air and just enough sherry to take the edge off. B O O K I T: b a r n i g h t j a r. c o m 149
PATRÓN LUNARES, PALMA DE MALLORCA As a tribute to his fisherman grandfather, owner Javier Bonet – who is originally from the island – decided to open Patrón Lunares. A Mediterranean canteen, it features a nautical design, full of details coming from old boats, salvages and craftsmanship local artisans. The menu is overflowing with top quality seafood and locally sourced meat and vegetables, offering delicious and original dishes like grilled ensaimada (a local pastry) filled with foie and seasonal fruit. B O O K I T: p a t r o n l u n a r e s . com/origen.htm
LA BIEN APARECIDA, MADRID “From Madrid to Heaven” says the proverb that raises this vibrant city, with all its bustle and charm, to the status of a celestial antechamber. A celestial antechamber featuring La Bien Aparecida, a restaurant that takes its name from the Patron Saint of Cantabria. Clever architecture creates an ecclesiastical atmosphere, where the main attraction is the food. Sample traditional Spanish recipes like Bacalao al pil pil (codfish). B O O K I T: r e s t a u r a n t e l a bienaparecida.com 150
THE JANE HOTEL, NEW YORK In 2008, 100 years after it was built, the renovation of The Jane Hotel, in New York's West Village, was complete. The designers kept the hotel’s rich history alive in the decor while adding eclectic touches, such as stuffed animal heads, glitter balls and potted palm trees. Cafe Gitane is located downstairs, where
NOZOMI SUSHI BAR, VALENCIA
models, artists and bohos who brunch come to enjoy avocado toast and couscous overlooking the Hudson River. B O O K I T: t h e j a n e n y c . c o m
Nozomi means ‘fulfilled dream’, for the owners and the guests. Arriving at the restaurant, it's as though you are walking through a Japanese street before you reach the dining room, cherry blossom hanging overhead. Try the braised salmon nigiri with japomayo and egg fish. B O O K I T: n o z o m i s u s h i b a r. e s
TORRES Y GARCIA, SEVILLE Leading the new trend for cool Mediterranean restaurants in Seville, Torres y García occupies an exquisitely restored site in the city's historic centre. If you are invited to sit in the cosy Conservatory Room, at the end of the restaurant, you might pass the open-plan kitchen, with its wooden oven, from where comes one of the must-try dishes of the menu, a slow-roasted beef cheek with parsnip purée that will melt in your mouth. B O O K I T: o v e j a s n e g r a s c o m p a n y. com 151
RÖK, LONDON A chic Scandinavian interior design and low-lit room welcome you to RÖK, a smokehouse with white walls and dark wood tables. Jars of homemade pickles adorn the bar; from its small kitchen, with a custommade charcoal grill, smoked dishes based on locally sourced British ingredients delight the customers every evening. Be sure to order the mussels steamed in east London wheat beer. B O O K I T: r o k l o n d o n . c o m
I LOVE PARIS, PARIS Forget late check-out. You’ll be falling over yourself to get to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport with time to spare, thanks to the latest offering from chef Guy Martin of Grand Vefour fame. Expect plush furnishings, parquet flooring and a bar that takes centre stage beneath a dramatic chandelier. Perfect for a light tapas lunch and champagne before departure. B O O K I T: g r a n d - v e f o u r. com 152
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Beautiful brands deserve to be showcased in equally beautiful spaces â€“ like the gorgeous interiors created by David Collins Studio
OPPOSITE Amethyst shagreen panelling and red velvet chairs complement the colours of De Grisogono's jewellery in its new London boutique THIS PAGE Acting as an architectural â€œstilettoâ€? in the Jimmy Choo Townhouse is a marble staircase that winds up through the space, connecting the three floors 155
FAR LEFT Cracked Nero Marquina marble tiles mark the entrance to Alexander McQueen’s Paris store. LEFT David Collins Studio’s Design Director, Lewis Taylor. BELOW Detail of a bespoke rug, inspired by the embroidered pattern on a 2001 McQueen coat
avid Collins Studio is the creative powerhouse behind some of the most beautiful and iconic interiors of the past 30 years. From the elegant Art Deco-style Claridge’s Bar to The Wolseley, with its Viennese flourishes, its design projects are masterclasses in “carefully curated luxury”. Little wonder, then, that David Collins Studio is the luxury brands’ go-to designer when it comes to creating showstopping retail spaces. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Lewis Taylor – who heads up the retail arm of David Collins Studio – has spearheaded some of the company’s most prestigious projects, and relishes the challenges posed by designing for brands with their own strong visual identity. “We can’t just go in there and reinvent a brand,” Lewis explains. “It’s more a question of reinterpreting it or moving it on in some way. Or ‘evolution not revolution’, as we often say.” When it came to designing Alexander McQueen’s flagship store in Paris, the process of “evolution” involved going back to the brand’s core values. Not only was the interior itself gutted – columns, walls and even staircases were moved – but the David Collins Studio team, working closely with McQueen’s Creative Director, Sarah Burton, “had to go back to the very beginning in order to understand the history and story of the brand.”
LEFT AND BOTTOM The walls at the Alexander McQueen boutique in Paris are decorated with moulded plaster panelling and black and white custom illustrative wallpaper, referencing the brand's themes BELOW The store’s elegant façade
"[WE] GO BACK TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF A BRAND"
ABOVE Rosa egeo marble, satin gold, mink velvet, mother of pearl and brass detailing complement the VIP room offering at the Jimmy Choo Townhouse BELOW Woven metal mesh and backlit alabaster provide a shimmering backdrop to the shoes and bags BELOW RIGHT A curved staircase links the Townhouse’s three floors OPPOSITE PAGE Touches of gold and amethyst create an opulent feel at De Grisogono
The resulting space visually reflects the fashion label’s key concepts. “The idea with McQueen clothes is that they look like one thing from afar, but as you get closer they start to ‘reveal’ themselves,” explains Lewis. “We employed that same concept by using a decorative plaster panel that, as you approach it, reveals elements from the McQueen archive, such as gargoyles, skulls and sea anemones.” A Jacques Duval-Brasseur light-up metal table, dating from the 1920s, is a focal point, while classical French furniture and a “reinvented” parquet floor – laid in a shattered rather than traditional grid pattern – pay homage to the store’s Parisian location. “With all our projects there has to be some geographical tie,” says Lewis. “It can be as subtle as using a locally sourced material for the wall coverings, but it gives our projects a bit more richness.”
At the Jimmy Choo Townhouse in New Bond Street, London – an elegant concoction of pink onyx, satin gold and mink velvet – the theme is “timeless glamour”. The store is more boutique hotel than retail space; there’s even a Champagne bar on the first floor. The look, developed with the brand’s Creative Director, Sandra Choi, is a concept that will be rolled out globally. Lewis explains: “We wanted to introduce signature elements that the brand could ‘own’, and which would become iconic Jimmy Choo features.” One example is the woven metal mesh that has been used as a backdrop for some of the products. “It has a really interesting texture and grain. It bounces light around, and adds movement to the space.” Glass globes from Bauhaus design specialist Tecnolumen hang over some shelves. “They’re classic in design, whereas we’ve used very modern lighting over the staircase,” says Lewis. “That mix of contemporary and heritage is what we do a lot in our projects.” Subtle hints at a company’s past, the understated use of a brand’s key colours, little nods to a store’s locale... this is clever design, both subtle and elegant. And the details matter. Everything from the coving to the door handles have been carefully considered. “We’re fussy,” admits Lewis. “If we can’t find what we want, we’ll design it and make it ourselves.” That bespoke approach is most evident at De Grisogono in New Bond Street. Designed in collaboration with the brand’s founder Fawaz Gruosi, the interior subtly reflects the aesthetics of De Grisogono’s jewellery. As Lewis explains, “We’ve played with some
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of the jewellery’s recurring themes – abstract forms, curves, asymmetry, the use of purples and greens. Hence the oval rooms and the pistachio wallpapers in the back room, and the amethyst carpets.” The watch room, lined with polished walnut, was inspired by the timber faces of some of De Grisogono’s watches. Even the flooring references the brand, with marble teardrops, laid in a radial pattern, echoing the classic briolette gemstone cut. Attention to detail is clearly a David Collins Studio hallmark, even if it means going to extremes: when they created the Madison Avenue flagship store for luxury men’s footwear and lifestyle brand Louis Leeman, the team had a 300-year-old French parquet flooring shipped over to New York. “The idea was to recreate a Parisianstyle salon, so we brought in moulded doors and an antique marble fireplace,” says Lewis. It’s a concept that will be rolled out as Louis Leeman expands, with future stores taking other rooms – the dining room or the library, perhaps – as their themes. The front doors, however, will anchor each store to its location; the grid-like gilt door of the Madison Avenue store is pure NYC Art Deco. “For the Paris store, we might go Nouveau, and for London, more Georgian proportions,” muses Lewis. Never forget, though, that customer experience lies at the heart of every David Collins Studio design. Whether you’re stepping off the busy New York sidewalk into a fin de siècle Parisian maison or sipping champagne as you browse shoes and bags, you’ll be whisked away from reality and cocooned in a world of elegance and luxury. And we can all buy in to that.
ABOVE AND LEFT The Cobbler’s Room at Louis Leeman – lined in antique brass – offers a discreet bespoke shoe service. The reclaimed parquet flooring dates from the 17th century
perfumery that has an almost pheromonic power to it. You have been warned! 1 GUERLAIN EAU DE CASHMERE, £57, Harrods The porous fibres of cashmere and wool make an ideal sponge for scent – yet their delicacy can be ruined by the artificial colours of traditional perfume. Therefore it’s with open arms that we welcome this utterly gorgeous spray, designed to be misted directly onto cashmere or on the skin beneath it. The scent is a warm, rounded combination of luminous mandarin and bergamot, powdery iris and lavender, earthy cedar and vetiver and cocooning musk. 2 CO QUI COQUI COCO COCO LINEN SPRAY, £45, net-a-porter.com Coconut fragrances tend to suggest cheap suntan lotion. But done well, such as this pretty linen scent, it evokes luxurious, languid evenings on a balmy tropical beach. Mist this over your sheets at home for nostalgic summer escapism, or bring on holiday to enhance your villa’s crisp white sheets. 3 IDEO TUBEREUSE MEXIQUE LINGERIE PERFUME, £28, roullierwhite.com Alcohol free and containing just 3% perfume, this is to be sprayed gently over your lingerie, dressing gown and swimwear. It is scented with the rich, creamy
4 MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN AQUA UNIVERSALIS FABRIC SOFTENER,
€ 32, franciskurkdjian.com The concept was simple: perfumer Kurkdjian would spend hours in the supermarket trying to match the scent of washing liquid to fabric conditioner, but to no avail, so he concocted his own. Naturally, they’re sublime. This softener provides enough for 20 washes, with a sparkling fragrance of bergamot, lemon, jasmine and rose that is quietly released as you move. 5 FREDERIC MALLE DANS MON LIT, € 85, fredericmalle.com Sleep in a veritable bed of roses with a few spritzes of this elegant water over your sheets. Using 98% rose water essential, it is combined with a trace of skin-like musk to yield a fresh, feminine and feather-light scent. 6 JO MALONE LONDON LINO NEL VENTO SCENT SURROUND LINEN SPRAY, £40, jomalone.co.uk A restful sleep is an almost extinct notion today, but perhaps some caring encouragement from this relaxing lavender mist could help. One should spray this underneath the pillow, so that the scent is merely a rising, comforting wisp.
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our space. It’s the only thing left that’s truly yours. So let us suggest something new for it, a ritual that belongs entirely to you… linen scenting: perfuming the closest fabrics to your skin in a gentle, subtle gesture only you can detect. Resting your cheek on a freshly pressed pillowcase, pulling a soft sweater over your head – for these few precious moments of complete seclusion, consider these exquisite creations from perfume houses that think outside the bottle and into your bed… 163
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If location, time, money and space were no object, how would you create your dream home? Interior designer Kelly Hoppen describes her fantasy abode to Scarlett Russell
FROM LEFT Large resin coral branch, £55; Tate vase, £120; Little Wing cushion, £65, all Kelly Hoppen London 167
FROM LEFT: Library picture series (set of three), £90; small resin antler coral, £29; Crunch vase, £18; Monroe vase, £20; La Vie En Rose vase, £26; apothecary bottles (set of three), £12, all Kelly Hoppen London
'CON DAO IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS'
ew interior designers have the profile and success of Kelly Hoppen MBE. With 40 years’ designing experience, the South African-born, London-based designer is the recipient of multiple industry awards. With her multimillion pound empire, Kelly Hoppen Interiors, she has worked on the homes of Victoria and David Beckham, and Frank Lampard, to name a few. In 2014 she launched her Kelly Hoppen London collection of handcrafted furniture, unique home jewellery and bed linen, and has to date written eight books. We asked the designer extraordinare to visualise her dream space, and she didn’t hold back…
The East-meets-West look is my signature design, so where better to build my dream home than on the island of Con Dao in Vietnam? Con Dao is one of my favourite destinations. I love the views, atmosphere, culture and, of course, the weather. I’ve just returned from a trip there, where I was developing my new interior brand, inspired by the local art and colours of the island. Nestled on a white sand beach and overlooking pristine blue sea, the house would be two stories high and built from natural wood.
'[THE BATHROOMS WOULD] HAVE DEEP LUXURIOUS STONE BATHS FROM APAISER'
Kelly says she would work with Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid on her dream home, and create eight bathrooms, all overlooking the sea
The open plan kitchen would feature white marble work tops, while the dining room would have an extra-long dining table that would stretch the length of the room
of the room. The floor would be made from ceramic white tiles to keep the room cool. The rooms would be air-conditioned but natural fans hang above the bed. White parachute curtains keep the glare of the sun out as it rises. I’d work with Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who would build eight bathrooms suspended over the beach. They’d have deep luxurious stone baths from Apaiser, overlooking the sea.
BOUDOIR TO BATHROOM
My home would have eight bedrooms and all would be on the second floor, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the infinity pool. The pool would fall down onto the beach and lead to the sea. Every bedroom would have a walk-in wardrobe with wicker baskets for clothes and a four-poster bed with mosquito nets knotted above, ready to be dropped at dusk. Bedside tables are sturdy organic wooden blocks, designed by the furniture brand Gervasoni. Giant lanterns with rose gold dripping from the top – from my new Kelly Hoppen Collection – hang in the centre
The kitchen and living area would be open plan and welcoming for guests. The kitchen has white marble tops adorned with huge dishes of pomelo and freshly 171
squeezed mango juice, to be sipped from lemon grass straws. My colour-scheme for the whole house is white, taupe, cream, grey with splashes of coriander green and peach coral. Lighting would be from my new collection. The dining room would feature an extralong dining table made from marble that would stretch the length of the room, and be the ultimate socialising area. It would be dressed in ceramic and crockery from local Vietnamese markets and low-hung lighting by Niamh Barry, who makes stunning one-off pieces.
Ed Godrich, Creative Director of Godrich Interiors in London and my dear friend, would help me source art. We’d fly to Miami Art Basel and then Brooklyn to pick up a painting by Julian Schnabel. Anish Kappor is one of my favourite artists – one of his pieces would look great in the atrium of the house, so guests can see it as soon as they come in. I’d place sculptures by Jeff Koons here, too. I’d also like a Damien Hirst Butterfly on the wall and, finally, a neon panel by Tracey Emin.
A fully air-conditioned gym would sit on the first floor, with a treadmill and bikes over-looking the beach (in case it’s too hot to run on the beach). There would be a weights area and stretch-mats. My favourite DJ, Ben Bridgewater, who’s played at The Box, The Scotch and Arts Club, will devise playlists, which would fill all the rooms via a Sonos music system.
The living room would lead out to a large terrace dotted with amazing outdoor furniture by Restoration Hardware in the States: huge tables, covered by awnings, so one can sit out with a glass of champagne, basking in the sea breeze. Seat covers are white beige taupe towelling. I’d design the infinity pool myself. It would be the length of the house, so it'd look like part of the sea. Luciano Giubbilei would design a luscious green garden.
For more information, visit kellyhoppen.com
FROM LEFT: Goldie bowl, £22; Goblet vase, £18; Melissa vase, £16; Gold Wave vase, £40; Lotus vase, £14; Rosie bowl, £18; Sienna crosshatch cylinder, £25; small resin coral sponge, £17, all Kelly Hoppen London 172
'A PIECE BY ANISH KAPPOR WOULD LOOK GREAT IN THE ATRIUM OF THE HOUSE, SO GUESTS CAN SEE IT AS SOON AS THEY COME IN'
FORTUNA SMOKED GLASS LAMP, £185, ABIGAIL AHERN
BAMBOO SILK RUG, POA, THE RUG COMPANY
TWILL LINEN CUSHION IN POWDER, £50, THE CONRAN SHOP
LOWELL BOTTLE VASE, £38, ABIGAIL AHERN
G E T K e l l y's LOOK HARPER VASE, £50, ABIGAIL AHERN
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Cue cool neutrals, classic pieces, cosy accessories and, of course, a little shimmer…
GHOST 16 SOFA, £5,495, PAOLA NAVONE TWILL LINEN THROW IN SOFT GREY, £175, THE CONRAN SHOP
F OR TH E KITC H EN: L E L ABO When it comes to sophisticated scents, Le Labo is a front-runner. While its Vintage Tin Candles, £44, are still technically candles, they are excellent at masking strong food odours. Light up this baby and let one of Le Labo's signature scents (the Santal range is by far the best) waft through the room; lelabofragrances.com
S C E N T S OF OCCASION FOR T H E REC E P T I O N ROO M : FOR N A SE T T I Never one to be outdone in the home fragrancing stakes, Fornasetti has come up with some ingenious inventions with its latest launches. First up, incense sticks housed in a beautiful ceramic box, £145 (below right). Next, scented crystals (above right), £65. Made from salt brewed on a ranch in Texas (one of the only places in the world that has the technology to house fine fragrance in this way) – it’s pot pourri for the new generation; fornasetti.com 176
FOR THE ENTRANCE HALL: D IPTYQUE Simply flip the Ambre Hourglass Diffuser, £100 (far left), to activate the oil, and let its aroma greet visitors. Or why not try Un Air de Diptyque, £240, a state-of-the-art electric diffuser (left)? Set it on a timer and have your favourite fragrance emitted at regular intervals; diptyqueparis.co.uk
Go above and beyond the everyday candle and venture into the realm of objets d’art that serve a scenting purpose. Your home deserves the best, says Jessica Diner
FOR THE BEDROOM: GUE RL AIN It doesn’t get more luxe than a scent for your sheets. Eau de Lit by Guerlain, £57, is a beautifully fresh concoction of bergamot, neroli, orange blossom and star anise that delicately fragrances your bed linen, so you get engulfed in a plume of its scent when you lift up the covers and crawl inside. Top tip: mist this onto your curtains, too, to instantly refresh the entire room. Sweet dreams are definitely made of this; guerlain.com
FOR T H E H I P S T E R LOUN G E : TO M D I X O N Tom Dixon has long been a favourite for all things à la mode for the home: specialising in everything from brass light fittings to copper cocktail sets. Branch out into something a bit more special with his decorative Materialism Oil range, which features a reed diffuser, £75, and a solid wax diffuser, £35, both of which release an intense, woody fragrance housed in a super-stylish, oil-slick-effect glass casing; tomdixon.net
FO R THE DR E S S I N G R O O M: C IRE TRUD ON If Marie Antoinette were alive today – and into home scenting (which, of course, she would be) – then this would be her thing. Cire Trudon’s Room Spray, £165, looks as elegant as the finest of fragrance bottles. A more ondemand approach to scenting your boudoir, the time-old tradition of using the spray pump atomiser makes this as indulgent an experience as applying fragrance to your skin. The best scent? The heady jasmine blend of Spiritus Sancti; united-perfumes.com
AND FINAL LY… Light up your world with Penhaligon’s Brighton Collection Large Matches, £30. They are, by far, the chicest way to illuminate anything in your home; penhaligons.com
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On Wednesday May 25th, 2016, a handful of MINE readers will get a rare insight into the art of perfume, as Givenchy celebrates its latest creation, Ambre Tigré Collector's Edition, at an exclusive event at Harrods. Join Givenchy’s house nose, Francoise Donche, in The Wine Room, Lower Ground, Harrods – sessions will be held at 12.30pm, 3.30pm, and 6.30pm. To secure your place, RSVP by Monday April 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org
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What W O M E N wa nt Dr Tracy Mountford MBBS MBCAM is the cosmetic guru of subtle, soft rejuvenation. She explains to MINE why half of Hollywood has her on speed-dial…
“D O YOU WA N T T O L O O K younger or more beautiful? Less lined or less saggy?” These are the crucial questions Dr Tracy Mountford asks her patient when assessing how best to rejuvenate a face. And as one of the UK’s most well-respected cosmetic specialists, she knows exactly what women want. “They want to look in the mirror and see a slightly younger version of themselves,” says Dr Mountford. “And this is precisely what my team at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, and I, aim to deliver. We are all about subtle, sustainable results.” “Some of the most beautiful women in the world look like they have had nothing done… they just look stunning. This is my mantra,” says Dr Tracy Mountford. Dr Mountford’s unique approach is to analyse the entire face, rather than chasing individual wrinkles. “I always have a longterm plan for my patients – I like to think about how the face will look when a person is animated, not just in repose. So I ask patients to grimace, and to smile, so I can see the bigger picture. We strategically plan treatments that will have an impact while remaining undetectable.” “My medical practitioners have
“My medical practitioners have a sophisticated approach to treatment"
a sophisticated approach to treatment – we customise using a clever combination of injectables, resurfacing lasers and skin-lifting treatments, such as Ultherapy, that work in synergy to suit the individual’s needs.” If your area of concern is your body, Dr Mountford has a solution
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Dr Richard Sibthorpe, one of the UK’s most forward-thinking cosmetic doctors. A leading medical practitioner and teacher, Dr Sibthorpe has his finger firmly on the pulse of the latest advances in anti-ageing medicine. His cutting-edge hormone therapies work to reboot his patients’ libidos and energy levels, sharpen mental agility and memory capacity, strengthen bones, prevent heart disease and, vitally, boost confidence. “Many people get to a certain age and their mood inexplicably changes. They start to feel down and tired but they don’t know why. They don’t just look grey; they feel grey, too. But looking great and staying ahead of the ageing process is not just about erasing lines and wrinkles with injectable treatments,” he says, “it’s about what’s going on on the inside, too.” Complementing Dr Sibthorpe’s Hormone Restoration Therapies at his central London clinic is a carefully edited menu of the safest and most effective cosmetic procedures. “For me, a crucial part of creating a natural look is to carefully examine and evaluate each individual as an individual. I treat with the lightest touch and often find a careful combination of treatments to gently lift sagginess and smooth skin, works best. I favour the use of baby Botox to gently relax and soften fine lines and wrinkles while allowing the patient some movement and expression in their face. I often use Botox in combination with hyaluronic acid based facial fillers in a procedure called ‘The 8-point lift’ or volumising fillers that work to stimulate one's own cells to produce collagen in a treatment called the ‘Liquid face-lift’, which can soften prominent chins, fill out hollow cheeks and decrease the appearance of nasal labal folds.” Dr Sibthorpe’s advanced filler techniques also include hand rejuvenation, slimming and refinement of the nose, and subtle lip enhancement to rebalance
"I treat with the lightest touch and often find a careful combination of treatments to gently lift sagginess and smooth skin, works best"
features. “My aim is not to change or distort a person’s look. You should always look like yourself but on a really good day. My mantra is look good and feel fabulous.”
Dr Richard Sibthorpe at The Smart Clinics, Brompton Cross, 13 Crescent Place, South Kensington SW3 2EA; call 020 7052 0070 or visit doctorsib.com
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SPRING PREEN The countdown to summer, and showcasing that new bikini, is Beauty journalist Olivia Falcon discovers the latest treatments for a flawless face and body, no knife required…
BEST FOR: A TOTAL TRANSFORMATION
savvy solution for anyone who’s been told they have to choose between their figure or their face, the Anti Gravity Face and Body Boost (from £3,000) offers a double-ended solution for a pert bottom a perky face. First an Ultherapy hand-held device is run over the buttocks and upper thighs, firing ultrasonic waves deep into the dermis. This is to remodel, tighten and stimulate new collagen (the stuff that gives skin its spring). It lifts and firms up droopy cheeks into a more peachy-looking shape. Stage two focuses on the face; jowls are lifted and sunken cheeks re-sculpted with expertly placed hyaluronic acid fillers that are layered deep onto the bone to create an internal scaffolding to lift the face without pulling features. Finally, the brow area is smoothed and softened with Botox ‘sprinkles’, which are scattered around the hairline to soften rather than over elevate the brow, in a technique called “The Boy Brow”, which mimics the effects of a youthful rested face.
Pain vs gain: Ultherapy has a painful reputation but when performed on a well-padded derriere it’s barely noticeable. Similarly for the face, a combination of the doctor’s light touch and in-built anaesthetic in the fillers makes this treatment a breeze.
Plan of action: While you can expect instant gratification with the facial treatment you, have to wait about three months to see the full lifting effects on your bottom as the collagen builds in the skin. The results of both treatments last approximately 18 months.
Who to see: Dr Tracy Mountford (cosmeticskinclinic.com; 01753 646 660)
PHOTOGRAPHY Nato Welton ART DIRECTION Geoff Waring STYLING Anthony Marklew MODEL Stacey Hannant
BEST FOR: SLIMMING CHUBBY CHEEKS
hen it comes to sagging, the lower face is gravity’s ground zero but you don’t need to feel like an ugly duckling, if you know about The Swan Lift (from £1,300) a treatment that instantly firms and sculpts pouchy flesh. It’s ideal for people who have fuller faces and don’t want to lift skin with puffy facial fillers. Using precisely placed injections of Aqualyx (a fat-digesting enzyme previously used to dissolve love handles and double chins), this highly specialised treatment uses a long cannula to place the solution underneath the cheekbones, along the jawline and down the neck to break down fat cells, which are gradually flushed out by the lymph system.
Pain vs gain: Despite numbing cream and in-built anaesthetic, the injections have a fiery sting. Skin also feels flushed, tight and looks swollen for about four days. For the smoothest result, the doctor advises massaging the treated area twice daily, which is uncomfortable but a week later you’ll notice a more streamlined face and sharper lines around your neck and jaw (which continue to improve over the next month as the fat breaks down).
Plan of action: One treatment usually does the trick but a top-up a month later is possible for stubborn cases. The effects are permanent but watch your diet, gaining weight will put you back to square one.
Who to see: Dr Richard Sibthorpe (drrichardsibthorpe.com; 020 7052 0070) or Dr Sach Mohan (revereclinics.com; 020 7486 8282)
BEST FOR: LIFTING FALLING FACES
s we age, crucial fat pads – which on a youthful face hold everything in place – migrate south, leaving one with a crumpled, slightly sad-looking reflection. Riding to the rescue is The 6 Point Lift (from £500), which uses strategically placed injections of filler to lift and freshen features. Ideal for those in their 40s or 50s, who want results but are not quite ready for a face-lift, the injections target six key points on the face: the side and top of cheekbones, the top of the nasal labial lines, the base of tear troughs and corners of the mouth, to reinstate youthful architecture to the face. The doctor customises the brand of filler used depending on your skin type.
Pain vs gain: Some people may experience minimal bruising (easily camouflaged with a good concealer), but this is a small price to pay for dialling back 10 years.
Plan of action: The effects last 9-12 months, so bank on making this an annual thing.
Who to see: Dr Maurice Dray (drdray.co.uk; 020 7937 1031)
BEST FOR: BOOSTING THIN LIPS
issing goodbye to trout pouts or lilo lips, the Duo Lip Treatment (from £700) is about prettifying rather than petrifying your smile. Using a layering technique, the doctor first injects a thin base layer of Teosyl RHA, a new generation filler that hydrates lips from within and has a curly more flexible structure, so when you’re pouting you don’t get a tell-tale, ridgelike outline. Next, a more robust filler, such as Juvaderm Volift, is layered on top and gently massaged to shape the Cupid’s bow. This also helps to volumise skin and removes any lines around the mouth.
Pains vs gain: A totally bearable pinching sensation that may feel a little bit tender for two days afterwards. Lips swell slightly for 48 hours before settling.
Plan of action: Results can last nine months, so stick to this time frame. Don't be tempted to overdo it, this will only lead to disaster.
Who to see: Dr Sarah Tonks (thelovelyclinic.co.uk; 020 3695 5400)
BEST FOR: LIGHTENING HEAVY LEGS
f your legs have more of a Redwood than racehorse quality, the PDO Thread Lift promises a more shapely kick without surgery. Working to reshape puffy ankles (£350) or lift saggy knees (£450), the treatments use new generation Polydioxanone threads (a material used in reabsorbable surgical stitches). Far more robust and durable than the threads used to lift faces, they are carefully placed with a blunt cannula to create an inner mesh under skin. The doctor can adjust the level of lift; cog spiral threads pull the tissue up and have an inflammatory action that stimulates new collagen growth and improves circulation, while pleated threads that have a tightening effect to reduce fatty pockets. The body naturally absorbs the threads after eight months but they also create a network of new collagen to firm skin from within.
Pain vs gain: The area is prepped with local anaesthetic, which is mixed with adrenalin (to reduce bruising and bleeding) – this stings and you feel a slight pressure as the threads are pulled and twisted. Afterwards there’s some swelling and bruising, which is treated with a three-day course of antibiotics and arnica pills, and patients are advised to avoid the gym for up to a week.
Plan of action: Expect an immediate result, which improves over the course of three months as collagen builds. The overall effects last up to three years.
Who to see: Professor Syed Haq (020 7467 8458)
BEST FOR: DROPPING A DRESS SIZE
ou would have to have been living in the Artic not to have heard of Coolsculpting, the transformative fat-freezing treatment that uses a process called cryoliposis to crystalise stubborn fat cells so they can be flushed out through the body. Recent tweaks mean the previously long (two-hour plus) treatment has now reduced to a zippy 35 minutes, and a newly re-designed suction ‘cup’ that grips fat, has cool plates on both the bottom and sides for deeper, more effective penetration. For hard-to-treat areas like chins, knees and armpits, there’s also the new CoolMini applicator that tackles smaller bulges.
BEST FOR: BRIGHTENING DULL COMPLEXIONS
K, so peels and sun are not usually compatible (striping skin leaves it susceptible to sunburn), but Super Defence Ultrasonic Peel (from £250) is a clever customised treatment that prepares the skin for the summer with ingredients that protect against UV damage. First, skin is detoxed with a topical cocktail of botanical enzymes and mild alpha hydroxyl acids (no sun sensitive glycolic acids are used), which are painted onto the face to purge pores and brighten dullness. Next, an antioxidant Beta Carotene serum – which works to fight against free radicals and boost resilience to UV damage – is driven deep into the skin with an ultrasonic wand. Finally, pro vitamin D drops are patted into skin for extra protection and to boost the skin immune system.
Pain vs gain: A teeth chattering rather than teeth clenching sensation; intense coldness gives way to a numbness, which can linger for a few weeks after treatment. Skin may also feel a little tender but it’s a small price to pay for trading in your one-piece for a bikini. Fatty areas appear flatter after about four weeks but the best results come two to four months later.
Plan of action: This is usually a one-hit wonder treatment but for larger areas a follow-up treatment six months later is possible.
Pains vs gain: Nothing more than a mild tingling that you could sleep through. If you do nod off, you’ll wake with the kind of healthy looking sheen that no amount of beauty sleep could bestow.
Who to see: Dr Luca Russo (therejuvenationclinic.co.uk; 0800 0096 596
Plan of action: Book the day before a trip and you’ll have a week’s head start on the holiday glow. Repeat monthly for a total of four sessions for show-stopping results.
Who to see: Dr Marko Lens (markolens.com; 020 7631 3212)
BEST FOR: TIGHTENING SKIN FROM TOP TO TOE a natural lift without the harsh windtunnel effect.
If you’re guilty of partying all night and sunbathing all day but you want innocent-looking skin, you need to know about the Jeysys Ultracel (from £1,990 per area), a new machine from South Korea that uses a clever combination of anti-ageing technologies to rejuvenate your skin at every level. The machine has different heads that can be rotated for targeted treatments: there’s radio frequency skin tightening (to smooth crepey eyes), micro-needling with radio frequency (to treat wrinkles and shrink pores), and a deep ultrasound setting that contracts the layer of tissue usually lifted in a face-lift, so you get
Pain vs gain: The ultrasound feels more intense (a warm sensation combined with a dull ache as the muscles contract) around boney areas, like the collarbone and chin. None of the treatments require any downtime except the micro-needling, which leaves one a bit red for about a week.
Plan of action: Ultracel delivers instant results that get even better over three months as the collagen continues to build.
Who to see: Dr Rita Rakus (drritarakus.com; 020 7460 7324)
DOCTOR’S ORDERS Radara, £240, wigmoremedical. com These rejuvenating under-eye patches create tiny (painless) micro channels in the skin to boost collagen and plump out fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr Rita Rakus Protect SPF45, £44, drritarakus. com A vitaminpacked daily sunscreen that melts into skin and transforms dullness with a hint of colour. It smells great, too.
Perricone MD Re:Firm, £115, perriconemd. co.uk An ideal posttrauma skin soother, this stuff has a wondrous texture that starts off as a glass-like solid in the jar but then transforms into a serum that microwraps skin with active anti-ageing ingredients.
Zelens Power C, £125, spacenk. com High potency, vitamin C drops that you mix into your favourite moisturiser or foundation for a firming and brightening boost.
Environ, £76, iiaa.eu A peptide complex that works on smoothing and hydrating skin, as well as fighting pollutants. It’s Dorian Gray, bottled.
Murad HydroDynamic Quenching Essence, £59.50, murad.co.uk Dry, scaly skin begone. Layer this under your favourite day cream to help skin retain moisture.
BEST FOR: ZAPPING FAT
eet the newest hero in the fight against fat, Sculpsure (from £500), a laser that zaps flab with all the precision of a Jedi’s light sabre. Ideal for those wanting to rid themselves of bulging back fat, bingo wings, saddlebags or potbellies, this super speedy treatment (25 minutes) is remarkably faff-free. Four metal plates (each the size of smart phone) are strapped to the targeted area and then the laser works to heat up and break down fat cells, which are gradually flushed out of the body in a process called apoptosis.
Pain vs gain: An initial burning sensation gives way to a pleasant warmness that’s occasional spiked with flushes of intense heat. Skin is red for a few days after and feels tender, a bit like a postworkout ache.
Plan of action: This is not a quick fix; the best results are seen six weeks post treatment. One session usually works but a top-up treatment nine weeks later maybe needed for larger areas.
Who to see: Dr Tapan Patel (phiclinic.com; 020 7034 5999)
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If the skin around your eyes is no longer living up to the brightness of their sparkle, it’s time to pay a visit to Dr Marko Lens
is the master of eye
in the field of skin ageing and skin cancer. He is the
surgery; in theatre he removes eye bags with a laser
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pen rather than cutting skin, a procedure that takes
is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing
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from London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of
to his Wimpole Street clinic for a tailor-made peel,
Surgeons. Dr Lens holds a Master of Science degree
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from Harvard University and a PhD degree from
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Oxford University in the field of skin cancer.
combination of acids, retinols and botanical ingredients
Dr Lens holds several patents in the field of anti-
to use. As well as more traditional procedures, such as
ageing skincare and he regularly lectures on shaping
Botox and lip augmentation, Dr Lens has a selection of
trends in skincare, while being highly involved in
lasers to resurface thin, crepey skin all over the face.
the development of his own cutting-edge anti-ageing
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By ROYAL appointment Her reputation as the lip doctor has earned Dr Rita Rakus the title of London Lip Queen. Thanks to her subtle, light-as-a-feather approach, her London clinic has become the go-to for beauty editors and celebrities alike, all looking for head-to-toe perfection… W H E N I T C OM E S T O S O F T rejuvenation, there’s one name on our lips: Dr Rita Rakus. While best known for her ability to create the perfect, pretty pout, Dr Rakus also has a loyal A-list following who turn to her to help them achieve total body perfection. Dr Rakus and her highly experienced team have established her Knightsbridge clinic as one of London’s top body-contouring clinics. And for good reason. Want a bikini-ready figure? No problem. Using ground-breaking treatments like Cellulaze (laser
Dr Rakus can achieve outstanding, permanent results
treatment for cellulite), Exilis (FDA approved for cellulite), Total FX Laser (CO2 laser), BodyJet (waterassisted liposuction), Vanquish (non-touch radio-frequency fat
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removal for the abdomen) and
Dr Rakus is an award-winning doctor – she is
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Honour at the Royal Society of Medicine in
offers the latest fat-removal treatments, CoolSculpt and
London, in recognition of her expertise.
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Luxury coffee table books (Taschen being the top brand) displayed on coffee tables, side tables, bedside cabinets and shelves.
Beautiful scented candles displayed throughout a home, most importantly in the living area, master bedroom and master bathroom. The most popular brands with purchasers are: Cire Trudon, Fornasetti, Diptyque, Hotel Costes and Jo Loves.
Rokstone Home Styling work with Atlas Galleries, who visit a property and curate pieces of artwork for the living spaces. The artwork can either be loaned or purchased by the vendor.
ecky Fatemi (pictured), the owner of London boutique estate agency Rokstone, knows what it takes to sell a property. Her secret? Home styling. This 'makeover' trend originated in California in the late '90s within the luxury property market, and recent research by the US National Association of Realtors calculated that it can reduce a propertyâ€™s time on the market by up to 50%, as well as fetch a sale price 20% higher than that of a messy property! No surprise then that home styling is becoming more popular in London, too. "Four years ago, just 5% of our clients used Rokstone's Home Styling service," says Becky. "Last year, this had risen to 20%. And this year, it's over 30% of clients." So what exactly turns a property into a super-hot property? Becky reveals all to
Flowers can be used to add colour and warmth to a room, while box hedging and indoor plants or bonsai trees can be used to create a feature within a living space. Rokstone work with By Appointment Only Design, who are a specialist florist, to provide luxury arrangements for VIP homes. Glossy luxury magazines, broadsheet weekly, weekend newspapers and specialist City of London publications should be used wherever possible. They should be neatly displayed on either a coffee table or side table and updated on a weekly basis. Outdated publications creates a poor impression and makes a property look unloved. Tabloid newspapers, freesheets and freebie magazines should be avoided as they do not present the right image for a prestigious home.
Window dressing should be high quality, with the curtains/blinds of a simple chic style that has wide appeal. Garish colours or patterns should be replaced.
The most popular brands: Louis Vuitton (especially its dominoes), HermĂ¨s (throws), Missoni (cushions), Thomas Goode (dinnerware) and Halcyon Days (ashtrays).
These can be photographs or prints on either walls or side tables. Ideally they should be de-personalised and family photos minimised or replaced with more generic photos. There should be generic photo frames used throughout a property to ensure consistency of presentation.
"Hollywoo d-sty le home sty ling prep ares a pr ivate residence for sa le by en hancing its visua l appe al" BEC KY FAT EM I, ROK STO NE
It is very important that there is an agreed playlist for both video and music for the home entertainment system of a property. The music and chosen film should have broad appeal, with the volume set low, so as not to be overbearing for visitors.
Homes should have a bright and airy ambience but not be so bright they appear like a hospital operating theatre! Changes can include the introduction of side table lamps, the use of stronger or lower wattage bulbs, or filters on lights. Lamp shades can be updated or curtains or blinds removed to make a room or living space brighter and more welcoming.
ROKSTONE HOME STYLING: THE LOWDOWN
he Rokstone Home Styling service takes 1-2 weeks from initial appointment to completion. The first step is a Home Consultation by the home styling team; this involves the property being assessed for its presentation quality, target buyer profile and appeal to potential purchasers. From this a list of recommendations is prepared for the vendor and once approved, the changes are implemented. Typically anything from 30 to 100 new accessory items are specially sourced and placed in the property, with the
budget normally being between 0.25% to 1% of the overall value of the property. Once the home styling is complete, a photoshoot and luxury sales brochure are prepared for the property, and it is then introduced to the market. As part of the home styling process, there are set procedures in place before potential purchasers view the property. This includes checking that all windows, taps and toilets work, and that all lights and home entertainment systems are operational. All flowers, candles and magazines/ newspapers are also checked to ensure they are up-to-date. 206
The look of the master bedroom and master bathroom is crucial for successfully promoting a home to a potential purchaser. The owners of a home will spend most of their time in the main living room, kitchen/dining and main bedroom, so these spaces must be beautifully presented. The bed should be dressed with beautiful Nile cotton sheets and pillows, and have feature throws from brands such as Jonathan Adler or Hermès. The bathroom should be dressed with high quality white fluffy towels, flowers, scents and beauty products from brands such as Chanel or Bulgari, and luxury soap from a brand such as Aesop.
Home styling delivers results and works highly effectively on any type of property that needs promotion. The smallest project Rokstone Home Styling has worked on is a 400sqft studio apartment in Marylebone, the largest a 6,000sqft Mayfair house. The firm were asked to home style a Mayfair house that had been languishing on the market with other agents for over a year. Once home styled, the transformed property was sold within four months. Becky Fatemi, Managing Director of Rokstone, says: “Home styling is extremely important in the American luxury property
Like shoes, floo rs make a very strong first impression on people. Feat ure rugs, good qual ity carpets or lu xury hard flooring is very important. Frayed carpets or rugs or damaged har d flooring should be replaced.
market. Most of our celebrity and VIP clients who have lived or worked in North America understand and appreciate the value that it has to the sales and marketing equation. We did some staging for P Diddy, for a palace he was using in Marrakech. We had to fly over 400 accessory items to personalise and dress the palace for him, including the finest Egyptian cotton sheets and pillows, Diptyque Baies candles and white orchids.” For further information, contact Rokstone on 020 7580 2030 or visit rokstone.com 207
As a property lawyer living and working in the capital, Paul Goward (right) knows all there is to know about buying a home in one of the world's greatest capitalsâ€Ś
ever mind the weather, London is the world’s best city. Groucho Marx once said, “I am leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it is not raining.” There are plenty of people who would disagree. Come rain or shine, London is a huge draw for people from around the world. It tops lists of world cities for everything from global influence (Forbes) to tourist destination (TripAdvisor) to financial centre (Z/Yen). So what is the key to its appeal? That’s easy, there isn’t just one. Like the people that walk its streets, London is a mish-mash of diversity, with any number of factors combining as the reason for its success.
As a partner in a law firm living and working in the City, I am well aware of its status as a global financial centre. But the City – and its ancient traditions and institutions – is only one piece of the jigsaw. On its fringe is London’s Tech City, the world’s third largest technology start-up cluster and the biggest outside the US. In the last decade, London has attracted more international tech investment projects than Paris, Dublin, Madrid, Amsterdam and Munich combined. But to focus simply on London’s appeal as a business centre would be wrong. This is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a breathtaking choice of things to see and do. Iconic
attractions range from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to the London Eye. And if it’s sport that sends your pulse racing, you can visit Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon and Lord’s Cricket Ground, the homes of football, tennis and cricket, respectively. Not forgetting, of course, the city’s transformation into a culinary oasis. Borough Market is one of many food markets dotted around the capital. Or for something more formal, choose one of the 60+ Michelin-starred restaurants that grace our streets. As a property lawyer, though, it’s the city’s buildings and architecture that take my eye and account for my personal love affair with London. From the grandeur of the Mall and Whitehall to
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"FROM THE GRANDEUR OF THE MALL TO ITS PRETTY VILLAGES, LONDON NEVER CEASES TO PLEASE" the string of pretty villages that pepper the map, it never ceases to please. No trip to London is complete without experiencing the charm of Hampstead and Primrose Hill in the north or Wimbledon and Richmond in the south, especially when the latter is reached by boat along the Thames. London’s robust economy, and stable political and legal systems have made it a magnet for global property buyers. As a property lawyer, it’s my role to point out the legal and practical pitfalls of
buying here. These can range from restrictions on where you can park your car to assessing a property’s development potential. So what are the key points to look for when you are thinking of buying a property in London? With my years of experience in property law, here are just some of the issues to consider when buying in what I think is the world’s greatest city. (I also keep a good stock of umbrellas!)
Q Many London properties are leasehold, which means you are buying the right to own it for a limited number of years. Make sure that the term of years is long enough to satisfy lenders and that the conditions set out in the lease are not overly restrictive. QIf you are looking to buy a new build, the contract will set out when deposits are payable and what the developer has to provide. These provisions are crucial, as is the status of the developer. You don’t want to pay in advance only to find the developer goes under. QHigh service charges can be a problem in multi-occupied blocks, so it is a good idea to verify what sum has been paid before and what is projected. QCheck the locality. If you cannot do so yourself, ask someone to visit the property for you at different times of the day and week. Does a tube line run under the property? Is it on the flight path? Is there a noisy pub nearby? QNail down what you want to get out of London. Are you looking for a cultural experience, good schooling, a career move? It is important to understand what makes you tick in order to find the ideal property for you.
Don’t miss the first signs of spring. Now’s when buyers and sellers alike come into bloom. In fact, a quarter of all property transactions take place between March and May. If you’re selling, it means more buyers. If you’re buying, more properties to look at. And Strutt & Parker has the pick of both (including hundreds of buyers from overseas). Drop by for the brightest deals and the sunniest welcome at any of our 55 offices, or at struttandparker.com.
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South Terrace, Knightsbridge SW7
A spectacular, four bedroom Grade II Listed house extending to over 3,000 sq ft, with a south-facing landscaped garden and separate access to Thurloe Square.
Price Upon Application
3,013 sq ft (280 sq m) including vaults Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/dining room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Three further double bedrooms with en suite shower/bathrooms | Study area | Guest cloakroom | Sauna | South-facing landscaped garden | Terrace | Two storage vaults | Excellent storage throughout | Security alarm | Access to Thurloe Square by separate arrangement
Chelsea 020 7225 3866 firstname.lastname@example.org
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