POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine

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July/August/September 2023
Scarlett Stilling Entrepreneur






Polo Lifestyle

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Editor’s Letter

Welcome to the summer issue of 2023!

We are excited to share with you the latest news, stories and interviews.

This edition is full with exciting articles, places to visit and insider tips.

Our cover star is Scarlett Stilling our founder and editor-in-chief of POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine. She talks about her beginnings in her career, her life and her passion.

We are presenting you the finer things in life. For those who love the king of sport polo and the beautiful lifestyle around it.

For our art and interior lovers we have a wonderful, inspiring interior design section where you can find ideas and inspiration for your home. In this issue we feature as well a wonderful yacht and the interior.

Real Estate around the world. We present you a few hand selected properties.

Our Business category will bring you the news, stories and tips, every entrepreneur is looking for.

What our readers say

’’Enjoy this issue and get inspired’’



Elena is a luxury travel blogger and freelance writer born in Asia. Having now been based in Vietnam since 2012, she has taken the opportunity to explore the region's most offbeat destinations - from Tibet and Bhutan to Cambodia and the secluded Maldivian islands. With a career switch that has taken her from nuclear physics to writing about luxury destinations, Elena's niche lies within ecofriendly hotels offering unique design and a good story. She has visited 49 counties so far and still has an extensive bucket list that will keep her going for a long time!

Follow her IG @tainteytales for more travel ideas.

Subhasish has been working as a Travel Journalist for the past two decades and has been editorially involved with numerous international In-Flight magazines of renowned airlines like Cathy Pacific, Dragon Air, Bhutan Airlines, Air Asia, Airport Authority of India etc...

He was also involved with the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) as a Consultant.


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Jeanette Okwu is the CEO of BEYONDinfluence

She has nearly 15 years of experience on both client and agency side developing breakthrough communications and business strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Her key areas of expertise include not only first-hand experience in media, digital marketing, and social technologies but also strong strategy and business experience.

Laura Pearson is a Beauty Editor, Columnist and Skinfluencer that's obsessed with luxury skincare and makeup. She's all about that glow! She is also a luxury travel writer and always has a trip planned. Laura has a chic style and she enjoys sharing all of her product loves, her luxury travel tips, and lifestyle advice on how to live an elevated life.

@alifewithfrills on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest



Sara Abbas is a multi-faceted global leader and the founder of a portfolio of brands, encompassing her innovative designer fashion label, a diversity-focused talent agency / experiential marketing hub / consultancy, and a non-profit organization, each focused on solving problems. She serves on the Forbes Council and partners with with several international organizations to help empower others and lead by example. In addition to supporting her businesses, she enjoys contributing to humanity as an author / writer, inventor, singer / songwriter, global ambassador, and luxury brand influencer. She hosts an elite mastermind for other global leaders and is assembling a hub to innovatively serve multiple charitable causes internationally through her non-profit.

Follow her on social media (@HerMajestySara on all platforms) to learn more about her other projects, philanthropic endeavors, events, and ways you can be involved.


Rabii Benadada is a polo enthusiasts and organizer of polo tournaments in Morocco. With his long year experience in the polo field, he brings knowledge and exciting news about the sport of polo, the king of sport.

Rabii Benadada Polo player and passionate about the sport of kings
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Cover Story

Scarlett Stilling about her beginnings, her career and passion

Scarlett Stilling is an Entrepreneurial Businesswoman, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine, that reaches 1.8M readers worldwide.

She is also a part of her family-owned skincare business Beauty Clinic Son Vida, which was founded by her grandmother in 1984.

Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?

I started my career in our family’s business — Beauty Clinic Son Vida, which my grandmother founded in 1986, where we formulate all kinds of products around skincare, haircare, and wellness-related products in France.

We have our own skincare brand but also offer private label products for brands who would like to have their own line of products with their name. After some time we were thinking about how we could promote our brand, and the idea came to launch my own magazine POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine where we can always share and advertise our news of the Beauty Clinic Son Vida and the products we have.

After some time in the media business, my dream was always to write for Forbes, I introduced myself, pitched some articles, and became a contributor for Forbes Middle East where I write regularly about Entrepreneurs, Businesses, and unique topics.

Can you share five of the best words of advice you’ve gotten along your journey? Please give a story or example for each.

1. Persist:

Success often requires perseverance and determination. Don’t give up easily and keep pushing forward even when faced with challenges or setbacks. Remember that many great accomplishments are the result of consistent effort over time.

2. Learn:

Keep a curious and open mind, and never stop learning. Embrace opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills, whether through formal education, self-directed learning, or experiences. Continuous learning can help you adapt to change, stay relevant, and grow personally and professionally.

3. Connect:

Build meaningful relationships with others. Cultivate a supportive network of friends, mentors, and colleagues who can provide guidance, encouragement, and feedback. Collaboration and connections can open doors, expand your horizons, and enrich your life.

Strive for balance in all aspects of your life, including work, family, relationships, and personal well-being. Pay attention to your physical, mental, and emotional health, and make time for self-care, relaxation, and leisure. Remember that a balanced life can lead to increased happiness and productivity.

Don’t be afraid to take risks and step out of your comfort zone. Embrace opportunities that challenge you and help you grow, even if they seem intimidating or uncertain. Taking calculated risks can lead to personal and professional growth, and can help you discover your true potential.

4. Balance: 5. Dare:

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Exclusive interview with one of the best lady player in the world Nina Clarkin

Tell us a bit about yourself and how did you start your career?

My name is Nina Clarkin, I am a mother to 3 children who are 11, 6 and 3 and I have been playing polo professionally for 20 years. I started playing polo when I was 6 years old in the local pony club, progressed to club polo when I was about 14, and I started playing professionally when I left University at 21.

How did you get started in polo? Did you always want to become a professional polo player?

I started in the pony club which is a fantastic place to start. It was so much fun and it has also started some of England’s best players. I have always loved polo but I did think long and hard before deciding to commit myself fully to it. It was a tough decision but I am just so happy now that I chose to dedicate my life to a sport that I love and that has given me so many amazing opportunities.

What sort of physical training do you go through?

My training schedule changes depending on the amount of polo I am playing and where I am playing, but I have a personal trainer who I train with once or twice a week and do my own training around that for the rest of the week depending on my match schedule. I concentrate on strength and conditioning and cardiovascular work and work hard on my post-match recovery.

How do you prepare before a match?

I make sure that my ponies are prepared and ready and discuss with Elin, my groom, the order I will play them. I then arrive nice and early at the game and get myself warmed up and mentally prepared for the game. To be honest, my pre-match preparation changes all the time and often involves the school drop-off!!

is your personal insider’s tip for striking the What perfect hit?

Don’t rush, swing slowly, keep your head down and follow through.

What do you enjoy about polo?

Luckily I enjoy almost everything about the sport but I love the ponies, I love working closely with them and making sure I am as well mounted as possible. I love playing a team sport and working with my teammates to play the best polo we can. I also love the personal challenge of constantly trying to improve and play better as it is a sport that is very challenging.

What is the most important thing the game of polo has taught you?

It has taught me discipline, and how to get the best out of myself and my teammates but most of all it has taught me the joy of being able to do the thing you love as your job. I never take for granted, even on the tough days, that I play polo for a living.

Chestertons Polo In The Park


Three days filled with great polo matches with six German teams, supported by over 100 polo horses which took place at the Polo Park Berlin to participate in the official German Championship.

Photos by: Baltic Polo Events
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1. place and German champion in Low Goal 2023 Team Stiftung Löwenbrücke Braunschweig (+1) 2. place and runners-up of 2023: Team Brand Galaxy Group (0) 3. place Team Ostseebad Sellin (+2) 4. place Team Polo Sylt (+2) 5. place Team NetworkX / Polo & Lifestyle (+1) 6. place Team TUMI (0)

We are excited to share the news about our first networkx X POLO & Lifestyle the London Magazine Awards in Germany in collaboration with Baltic Polo Events and founder Thomas Strunck

We are feeling very grateful and blessed to know so many authentic, kind-hearted and collaborative individuals, super networkers and connectors but also super collaborative businesses. So we POLO & Lifestyle the London Magazine decided to partner with networkx and founder Dr. Priscilla Schelp and launch our networkx X POLO & Lifestyle the London Magazine Awards.

The firs event took place in Germany at the Polo Park Berlin on the 17th of June at the National German Low Goal Polo Championship with organizer Thomas Strunck CEO of Baltic Polo Events.

We honored and celebrated individuals and companies (in general & in the luxury sector), that make us feel – the future is bright.

These are the 6 award categories:

• Superself Award

• Supernetworker Award

• Superconnector Award

• Most collaborative Individual in Luxury Sports Award

• Most collaborative Luxury Lifestyle & Living Business Award

• Most collaborative Beauty & Fashion Business Award

The winners received their are award at our great celebration on the 17th of June at the National German Low Goal Polo Championship at Polopark Berlin.

Winner’s in the category Superself:

Anna Alex

Hinnerk Smolka

Iliana Gross-Buening

Björn Radde

Franziska Pohlmann

Anita Griesbeck

Roxana Popet

Claudia Scheffler-Perrone

Veronica Guguian

Ilana Devillers

Courtney Furner

Marc-René Simon

Julia Bösch

Selected by our our Jury members: Dr. Katrin

Hinzdorf, Thomas Weidlich, Amanda Fornal and Julia Kounlavong

Winner’s in the category Luxury Sport:

Nils Rüstmann

Frank Singer

Rohen Berry

Christian Völkers

Reto Gaudenzi

Dr. Jürgen Schröder

Thomas Strunck

Thomas Winter

Christopher Kirsch

Patrick Maleitzke

Selected by our our Jury members: Scarlett Stilling, Jan-Erik Franck, Jens Fritsch and Romy Kölzer

Winner’s in the category Supernetworker:

Arina Zonner

Björn Radde

Sandra Raudies

Ina von Holly

Dirk Benninghoff

Dirk Schuran

Michael Wedell

Klaus Eck

Jürgen Schmitt

Miriam Wohlfarth

Selected by our our Jury members: Markus Härlin, Tim von Törne and Mirjam Berle

Winner’s in the category Luxury Lifestyle & Living:

Outlaw Rum


Soho House Berlin


Maison Banraf

The Store Berlin

Ava & May

Swatch Group-Omega

The Stue Hotel KaDeWe

Selected by our our Jury members: Kathrin Birk and Scarlett Stilling

Winner’s in the category Superconnector:

Mario Paladini

Marc-René Simon

Conny Gärtner

Kai Malkwitz

Katja Porsch

Gabriele Haessig

Sabahattin Cakiral

Pascal Pieper

Dr. Birgit Happel

Mandy Hindenburg

Carolin Wagner

Selected by our our Jury members: Mirco Dragowski, Birgit Hass, Irene Kubiki and Dr. Mareike Martini

Winner’s in the category Luxury Beauty & Fashion:

Carina Beauty


Juno & me

The Female Company


Urban Scents

Und Gretel

Stop The Water While Using Me

Nui Cosmetics


Selected by our our Jury members: Jeanette Okwu and Scarlett Stilling

Thanks to our fellow organizers POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine, networkx.app by Dr. Priscilla Schelp, Baltic Polo Events Timmendorfer by Thomas Strunck

Aston Martin launches DB12 with stunning premiere in Cannes & raises $1.6M with launch edition at amfAR

Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman of Aston Martin said: "The launch of DB12 marks not just the start of our next generation of sportscars, but also a key step forward in our vision to establish Aston Martin as the world's most desirable British ultra-luxury performance brand.

"Given the focus on celebrating our unique combination of ultra-luxury and highperformance, there could be no better place to unveil DB12 than here in Cannes on the eve of the amfAR Gala and during the Monaco Grand Prix week."

Aston Martin is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of the prestigious amfAR Gala Cannes, with the privileged opportunity to own the very first DB12 customer car to be auctioned tomorrow evening in support of the foundation for AIDS research that was co-founded by the late Elizabeth Taylor.

The privileged opportunity to own the very first Aston Martin DB12 customer car was last night purchased for $1,600,000 (€1.5 Million) in a star-studded charity auction at the amfAR Gala Cannes.

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‘The Reach’ was recently acquired by a British private collector at a Sotheby’s auction for £300,000 (approximately €343,000), making it the oldest whiskey ever auctioned. In addition to bottle number 3 (of 288), the successful bidder also gets to visit the Macallan Estate for a tasting. The proceeds from the auction will go towards Macallan’s new Artisan Collective forum.

Macallan THE REACH Event

At an exclusive event in the Schlosshotel Grunewald in Berlin, The Macallan introduced its limited edition ‘The Reach,’ an unparalleled single malt whiskey reflecting a remarkable moment in the brand’s history. About 40 invited guests had the opportunity to experience this historical rarity up close.

‘The Reach’ was produced during the Second World War, a challenging and demanding time for everyone, and filled for maturation into barrels in 1940. This happened just before The Macallan was forced to close its doors for the first time in its history. The whiskey testifies to care and the pursuit of perfection, values that have driven The Macallan since its foundation in 1824.

The 81-year-old single malt, the oldest whiskey ever released by The Macallan, matured in a single ex-sherry cask, represents an absolute rarity. It is presented in an exquisite decanter made of mouth-blown hot glass, resting on a noble bronze sculpture. This sculpture, depicting three hands, was created by the sculptress Saskia Robinson and is reminiscent of different personalities and their unique stories within the history of The Macallan.

One of the hands reminds us of the distillery workers from 1940, who created this spirit under challenging times more than eight decades ago. The second stands for the hand of former CEO Allan Shiach, whose grandfather led the company when this remarkable spirit was first filled for storage in the cask. The third hand represents that of Master Whisky Maker Kirsteen Campbell, who carefully selected the 1940 cask for the production of ‘The Reach.’ This combination of liquid, glass, and bronze are all housed in a specially-designed wooden cabinet.

Text by Jeanette Okwu

Manolo Blahnik Opens First Men's Pop Up at Harrods

The Manolo Blahnik pop-up highlights the Italian artisans who handmake every shoe, showcased in a dedicated space within the men's shoe department on the second floor.

Exploring the core pillars of Manolo Blahnik, the brand installation will celebrate colour, craftsmanship, creativity, and comfort, through a special display inviting customers into the world of Blahnik Men’s.

Within the space, glass vitrine display tables will be filled with the tools our artisans use to bring each men's design to life, in addition to genuine pattern pieces and original sketches highlighting the intricacy of Blahnik's work. A digital display screen will act as the main focal point, showcasing a reel of factory footage and detailing the making process. 'Hero' product handpicked for Harrods will sit on elevated colour pop shelving to complement each style and natural wood finishes throughout will balance the aesthetic with a nod to the overall theme of craftsmanship.

Manolo Blahnik said, "I simply adore Harrods, it is an iconic institution and one of London's most recognisable landmarks. I could get lost in the store for hours!" Continuing to say "I have been making men's shoes for more than 50 years and I am thrilled to have a dedicated space to present my latest men's collection and classic designs. I can't wait for everyone to experience the pop up and enjoy the styles which are exclusive to Harrods.“

Manolo Blahnik CEO, Kristina Blahnik, said that "to work with Harrods, such an iconic British institution on our Manolo Men's installation is incredibly exciting. Our men's offering is a huge focus for our business, and we are deeply passionate about the growth of this category and creating awareness around our expertly crafted and timeless collections. To create a unique space within Harrods has been a dream of ours for some time. We wanted to use the space to showcase the craftsmanship behind our shoes handmade by our skilled artisans in Italy.“

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Montblanc Introduces The Library Spirit: Episode London At Launch Event

Karen Elson, Suki Waterhouse, Callum Turner, Will Sharpe, Alex Pettyfer, Reggie Yates and David Gandy joined the Luxury Maison

the inspirational power of libraries around the world as sources of knowledge, inspiration and discovery.

The Lumley Library at the Royal College of Surgeons in London was the perfect backdrop to introduce The Library Spirit –Episode: London, a campaign that explores the city as a literary destination with its classic British timelessness, and punctuated by the subversive energy that animates it.

Guests including Karen Elson, Suki Waterhouse, Callum Turner, Will Sharpe, Alex Pettyfer, Reggie Yates and David Gandy joined Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki and Montblanc Artistic Director Marco Tomasetta for the evening inside the historic library, surrounded by its rows of magnificent and rare books. Rather than a traditional red carpet, guests posed in front of a book wall with origami inspired shapes before enjoying drinks and live music. Reinforcing Montblanc's connection to the universe of writing and words, calligraphy was projected in realtime onto the building's modern black staircase.

Shot by world-renowned photographer Mariano Vivanco, The Library Spirit – Episode: London features actor James Norton, model, singer and author Karen Elson, and model Arthur Gosse. The visual story contrasts London's classic elegance with the attributes that come from embracing the city's alternative side, an unlikely union of elegance and unconventionality.

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Unveiling "Golden Whispers" - the ZUHAIR MURAD Ready-To-Wear Resort 2024 Collection

Joan Crawford, the epitome of Hollywood opulence in the roaring 1920s, and Raquel Welch, the embodiment of 1970s cinema glamour, stand as beacons of inspiration for countless others. They were unstoppable, unyielding forces. Zuhair Murad tells their story through an extraordinary voyage where glowing brilliance intertwines with ethereal transparency.

Discover the looks at www.zuhairmurad.com

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A journey into the matter as a form of discovery. A dignified matter, symbol of the core of femininity with a thousand facets. With the new Spring/Summer 2023 women’s collection, Santoni makes a journey in search of uniqueness and value, which is translated into the extreme eye to detail, the precious sourcing of raw materials and the advanced craftsmanship that has always been the brand’s flagship. A feminine and contemporary reinterpretation of the brand’s codes to reach an alchemy

Calle Del Mar

These wide-leg pants are made from airy crochetknit and have a comfortable drawstring waistband.

Soaking up the sunlight in Fratelli Rossetti suede loafers. Discover a selection of pastel color models.

Louis Vuitton Fratelli Rossetti

Start summer in style with this Antonio Linen Shirt in white. It’s a classic item. The label hones in its unique style in the form of shirts, shorts and beach essentials.

Fratelli Rossetti footwear are steeped in the heritage of the brand. Founded in 1953, the family-run Italian house is now in the hands of the Rossetti brothers Diego, Dario and Luca, who have retained the traditional hand-crafted leather techniques that make their shoes so exemplary. Made to last the test of time, Fratelli Rossetti shoes are made of supple, soft leather in a range of classic styles, from oxfords to ballerina pumps, adorned with carefully considered detailing.

Italian Style is Calling

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Dior Inaugurates a New Pop-Up Store in Saint-Tropez

Throughout the summer, the captivating models of the Dioriviera capsule will be unveiled in a series of ephemeral boutiques around the world. As a vibrant tribute to Christian Dior’s passion for the Mediterranean art of living, Dior is inaugurating an unprecedented pop-up store at Shellona Beach, SaintTropez, from June 1 to September 20, 2023. In this exceptional setting, creations are presented in a sunny universe enhanced by the purity and naturalness of colors and materials. From the beach to the restaurant, the summer atmosphere is punctuated by the collection’s emblems, including the toile de Jouy reinvented this season in a palette of soft shades, from pink to gray. Named Toile de Jouy Sauvage, it illuminates deckchairs, sunloungers, cushions and parasols. Here and there, the animals inhabiting this essential motif are transformed into life-size works, entirely sculpted in sand. From Lady D-Lite to the Dior Book Tote by way of scarves, Mitzah and the Dior Silk Top, the House’s iconic pieces are imbued with the warm spirit of la dolce vita.

An ode to the wonder of getting away, exalting the magic of the Dior dream.


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Waldorf Astoria, Lusail, Doha

A pioneering, brand-new concept in Qatar, ESPA Life offers a holistic approach to wellbeing.

ESPA Design and Consultancy is proud to announce the opening of ESPA Life at Waldorf Astoria, Lusail, Doha, Qatar. The new spa heralds the launch of the ESPA Life flagship in the Middle East, delivering the ultimate wellness and spa experience. A welcome space in which to pause, connect and reset the body’s systems, safely enveloped in exquisite luxury and with the expert care of dedicated wellbeing professionals.

The Waldorf Astoria Lusail occupies a prime location offering a private beach front setting in the heart of Lusail with spectacular surroundings and Arabian hospitality. Enabling guests to indulge in an unforgettable experience, ESPA Life welcomes its guests with a stunning 180 degree vista capturing both the bay view and Lusail skyline. Interiors are inspired by the natural landscape of Qatar with finishes alluding the spirit of the desert sand and shimmering seas by day and night capturing a true sense of place, establishing a unique experience for guests.

Generously located over three floors and spanning 3,000sqm, ESPA Life offers total wellbeing, a sanctuary for both physical and mindful regeneration and relaxation. Indoor and outdoor zones are connected by the terrace that flows around the entire spa allowing natural light in to illuminate areas and welcome guests, whilst the journey through internal spaces cocoons and soothes the senses.

Working alongside world-renowned French Interior Designer; Pierre-Yves Rochon the spa stylishly captures a contemporary elegance. Inspired by the world of luxury yachting, polished surfaces contrast with tactile textures, organic shapes and warm natural colours with aesthetic appeal, complementing the sensorial journey.

Discover the spa by entering through a curved portal, embarking upon a journey through a series of arches, characteristic of the spa design creating a sense of rhythm, and visually guiding guests from space to space.

The bay view terrace brings the location to life, accompanying the transition through Wyld Erth Café and into the state-of-the-art Fitness Center and Mindful Studio. TechnoGym equipment, virtual training classes and My Equilibria outdoor gym collection encompass a dynamic total body conditioning and mindful workout.

“ESPA is thrilled to announce the launch of the new ESPA Life Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Doha, our flagship ESPA Life in the Middle East. It has been a pleasure for our Design and Consultancy team to work closely with The Waldorf Astoria and Hilton group, from initial concept to opening, to create a one-of-a-kind spa that represents the future of wellness, whilst reflecting the unique character of Doha.”


“With a strong vision from the outset, meticulous planning has taken place to create ESPA Life Waldorf Astoria, Lusail. From concept creation, design and technical services through to pre-opening and launch, true to form, the ESPA Design and Consultancy team has worked tirelessly to deliver an exquisite one-of-a-kind luxury spa.”

“We are thrilled to consolidate Waldorf Astoria Lusail’s luxury offering with ESPA Life Spa, the leading voice in the next generation of spas. The world-renowned spa’s debut in the region promises to transport our guests into the immersive highly curated world of both brands with signature experiences in restorative wellness. As the need to reset, rejuvenate and disconnect becomes more important than ever before, this tranquil oasis in bustling Doha is a true reset in every sense of the word – the perfect place for a touch of relaxation and replenishment.”

Situated within the most exclusive area of the spa and designed for deep relaxation and revitalisation, 19 sumptuous treatment suites feature accents of gold, bronze, mother of pearl, and glistening azure Murano glass tiles, giving a gentle nod to the surrounding shimmering bay.

ESPA Life’s Restorative Wellness treatments blend proven holistic practices with innovations in scientific wellbeing and technology, which we define as Holisticology. This trilogy works in synergy with the systems of the body and mind to reset mindful wellbeing and gently guide you on an immersive sensorial journey leading to selfdiscovery and greater harmony

Jackie O’Hare, Global Commercial Director, said: Chris Franzen, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Lusail, said:

Summer beauty Essential

People say that spring is the time for new beginnings, but when it comes to beauty products, summer is when most of us really switch things up. With the warmer weather, skin hydration and sun protection is at the forefront. When it comes to fragrance, body care and hair care, adding some tropical scents helps the season feel more like a holiday. These are the summer luxury beauty essentials you need to add to your basket.

Beautifect Box Nude with Rose Gold - £279 from Beautifect

Summer travels, for beauty obsessives, is not complete without the chicest of cases for your products. Beautifect boxes have compartments to keep all of your essentials, including a dedicated makeup brush section. However, what makes these beauty organisers truly world class, is that they open up to reveal a huge mirror complete with adjustable lighting to make sure you always have the right conditions to create that

CREED Virgin Island Water Eau de Parfum - £185 from CREED Fragrances

This fragrance is literally summer in a bottle, whilst still being a sophisticated and layered scent. This fresh and zesty scent transports you instantly to a tropical island. You have the expected sweet coconut and tonka notes; but these are cut through with zesty lime and tropical fruits that grab your attention. It’s a really interesting scent - there’s sweetness and warmth; but also fresh zesty notes, along with Jasmine and white flowers at it’s heart.

NARS Bronzing Powder - £31 from

This cult bronzer is cult for a reason, and no makeup bag should be without it this summer. Laguna is their most famous shade; but there’s also Casino and Punta Cana for darker skin tones. The formula is a dream and it blends beautifully. With a slight sheen to it, it really replicates a sun-kissed glow.

Tatcha The Water Cream - £65 from Space NK

This gel cream moisturiser really packs a punch. It’s light, hydrating, cooling and comforting on the skin and is suitable for all skin types. As well as moisturising, it also helps to refine skin texture and reduce excess oil with its Japanese rose extract and Japanese leopard lily. Finally, a fermented rice, algae and green tea complex, helps to boost radiance with a touch of 24-karat gold too. A saviour in warm weather (and all year round)!

Tatcha The Rice Wash - £41 from Space NK

The Rice Wash is an extremely effective ph-neutral cleanser that’s gentle on the skin and doesn’t strip it of its oils. It supports skin barrier function and deeply hydrates the skin. This indulgent cream foams into a creamy lather. Hydrating Okinawa algae and Hyaluronic Acid draw moisture to the skin, while the ceramides help to strengthen the skin barrier to keep that moisture locked in. Cue clean, calm, plump and juicy skin.

Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF50 - £42 from Skinstation UK

The formula of this SPF is incredible. It’s a light cream that really deeply moisturises the skin whilst also targeting hyperpigmentation to create a more even skin tone. You can skip moisturiser if you have this on as it does the job very well on its own.. On darker skin tones you need to really massage this in until it disappears, to avoid a white cast. It really brightens the skin, moisturises and offers that all important SPF 50 protection. Always keep your head and face shaded from the sun this summer. It’s important to also be mindful of how much you are exposing your body to the sun to. Choose a bodysuit instead of a regular swimsuit to keep more skin covered. The Les Waves Dear Ocean Surf Swimsuit (£97.16 from Les Waves) offers UV protection itself, to give you even more protection on top of your body SPF. Itreally flatters the body and offers support in all the right places. Created by a Romanian designer, the brand is dedicated to sustainability and their pieces are made from waste - ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon. It’s beautiful print represents a sunrise and will have people asking you where your suit is from all summer.

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil - £52 from

The same scent as the hair mask, this Sol de Janeiro gem will get to work on your body, to moisturise and nourish your skin, whilst also firming it and helping with the draining of excess fluids and toxins. Jaboticaba and Brazilian olive oil deeply hydrate and condition the skin, whilst micro algae guarana and muirapuama stimulate microcirculation to aid drainage. Skin will look smoother, firmer and glowier.

Fresh Overnight Floral Recovery Calming Mask - £62 from

Think of this overnight mask as a comforting cushion for your skin after your nightly skincare routine. It’s there to support the skin, calm any signs of sensitivities, hydrate and brighten, so that your skin looks healthy and even in tone and texture when you awaken. cornflower, passionflower, peony and cherry blossom calm redness and uneven texture, while squalane and glycerin also hydrate. Finally, Vitamin C makes skin look brighter and more even in tone. A great product to have in your arsenal this summer.

Athletia Lip Oil Essence - £18 from Athletia Beauty

This dreamy new lip product from Athletia is everything your lips could want in summer. It’s honey-like, glossy gel-balm is packed full of botanical oils and Hyaluronic acid to keep your lips moisturised and comfortable. It’s plant-based and is 99% natural origin. It looks and feels incredible on the lips and delivers a hefty dose of hydration. It smells incredible too and is designed to help assist in deep breathing and relaxation.

USPA 1890

Fragrance for Men

From the long-standing brand that brings together elite athletes and champion horses, USPA 1890 is the latest classic, American fragrance for men. Made for champions, the crisp, fresh scent of the USPA 1890 Eau de Toilette embodies the athletic skill and fierce competition of the game. Evoking the great outdoors, this multifaceted fragrance epitomizes the sport, the fashion, and heritage for all who possess a sense of adventure and a winning spirit.

Classified as a woody aromatic, the scent opens with a citrus zest of bergamot fused with juniper, elemi, and lavender. Clary sage and eucalyptus evoke cooling, herbal effects wrapped with oak moss, warm amber, and upcycled cedarwood leaving a signature trail with sporty, sophisticated appeal. Since the 2022 Holiday Season, consumers can wrap themselves in the winning spirit of USPA Fragrance in select stores and online. With the sport-lifestyle brand’s signature red, white, and blue stripe on the fragrance’s glass bottle, consumers can own a piece of the sport with USPA 1890’s $60 3.4 fl. oz. size, or the $70 4-piece gift set with both full and travel-sized spray, body spray, and shower gel.


USPA 1890

Fragrance for Men

Made for Champions

The crispy, fresh scent of USPA 1890 embodies the athletic skill and fierce competition of the game.

Top Notes

Heart Notes


Available In: 3.4 fl. oz. 0.25 fl. oz. 4-pc. Gift Set

Base Notes

Oak Moss

Amber Woods

Bergamot Zest Juniper Elemi
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Clary Sage Eucalyptus Upcycled Cedarwood


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Keeping time on the world of fine jewellery and luxury watches, from interviews to the most wanted exclusive timepieces and jewellery

Photocredit: Garrard



Since clocks were first miniaturised to be carried or worn as watches, women have played a pivotal role in determining the aesthetic of time and the ways in which it is worn. Thanks to the pioneering spirit of its founder, LeCoultre & Cie recognised the tremendous aesthetic and technical potential of timepieces that could also be worn as jewels and accessories and, at an early stage in La Grande Maison’s history, began creating watches for women as well as men. Blending the arts of horology and jewellery, the Maison has continued to marry technical sophistication, creative design and aesthetic beauty in a process of constant evolution.

Underlining this commitment to feminine expressions of fine watchmaking, the Reverso – although originally conceived for the gentleman polo player – began to appear in feminine form very soon after its launch in 1931. Among the many variations were models that could be worn on a cordonnet bracelet or transformed into brooches, handbag clips or pendants. In 2023, Jaeger-LeCoultre takes this creative legacy to a new level, presenting a new interpretation of the Reverso in the form of a magnificent piece of High Jewellery – the Reverso Secret Necklace.


Since 1957, high watchmaking and high jewellery have always danced in tandem at Piaget, and this unique savoir-faire reached a new zenith in 1989 with the Aura high jewellery watch. Fully set with individually calibrated baguette-cut diamonds, the watch radiated a distinct charisma and energy, with the Aura name encapsulating both its luminous design and the spirit of those who dared wearing it.

The watch also had a fully integrated case and bracelet, which Piaget had been developing since the 1960s, but which marked a new milestone in gem-setting knowhow with the bracelet’s full, seamless articulation.

Backes & Strauss Unveils Exquisite Limited Edition Timepiece in Partnership with Renowned British Jewellery Designer, Theo Fennell

Backes & Strauss proudly announces the release of its latest masterpiece - The Regent Theo Fennell Rainbow, a captivating wristwatch that effortlessly combines artistry, innovation, and British heritage. This extraordinary timepiece, created with the collaboration with the esteemed British jeweller Theo Fennell, embodies the spirit of elegance and sophistication, showcasing a unique design that pays homage to the iconic Regent Street in London.

Inspired by the allure of Regent Street, the watch features an elegant oval-shaped case, measuring 40x47 cm, perfectly blending classical aesthetics with contemporary sensibilities.

XLevon Knadjian says: “We are delighted to collaborate with Theo on this exciting collection. I know my father has done several successful projects with Theo in the past and I am now happy to continue this enduring relationship between our two companies.”

“Some years ago I became involved with Backes & Strauss through their diamond and jewellery business and the very start of their making magnificent watches so it seemed right that, with the move to Chelsea Barracks and our history we should make a watch together. The result is the Theo Fennell Rainbow” - Theo Fennell.

The piece unique is in Rose gold set with two rows of Ideal-cut round brilliant diamonds. And in addition there are nine pieces in a stainless steel case coated in black PVD. The focal point of this collection is the vibrant dial designed by Theo Fennell adorned with the enamelled Arabic numerals in a spectrum of colours inspired by the rainbow. At 12 o’clock the dial is graced with a signature Theo Fennell logo.


The tale of ’’The Enchanted Necklace’’ is deeply ingrained in Vania’s heart, as it has its roots in her culturally rich birthplace in West Africa. The profound connection she shares with the stories of her land infuses her designs with cultural authenticity and storytelling. The captivating journey begins with a young woman who discovers a magical necklace adorned with sparkling gemstones, including an emerald. This tale guides you through the collection, evoking a sense of wonder and mystical allure.

An icon of timeless elegance this 18K rose gold and diamond pendant is modern with a playful pop of colour. Combining the symbolism of the lotus flower with the romance of pink enamel, the central motif is composed around a bezel set round brilliant diamond, encircled by micropavé-set diamonds in the shape of lotus petals. Totalling ~0.21 carats, the reverse is cutaway to reveal the sparkling centre diamond. Embodying a spirit of modern femininity, this rosy-hued pendant Designed to be worn alone or as part of a layered look, this pendant provides endless possibilities.


Winch Design wins at the 2023 BOAT

International World Superyacht Awards with 60m Come Together

Winch Design is delighted to announce that 60m Come Together has won the award in the prestigious category of ‘Displacement Motor Yachts, 500GT to 1499GT’ at the BOAT International World Superyacht Awards. Built at Amels shipyard, featuring interior design by Winch Design and an exterior penned by Espen Oeino, this award is a testament to the skill, knowledge and capability of everyone involved.

Come Together is the first hull in the Amels 60m Limited Editions series. Designed primarily as a boat for relaxing, entertaining and unwinding with family and friends, Come Together perfectly captures the essence of a family home on the water.

As with every Winch project, the success of the design is found in the detail and there is plenty on board this unique yacht.

“The harmonious custom interiors of Come Together capture the feel and style of a relaxed family home on the water, promoting a calm atmosphere and involuntary relaxation.”



Finest Art Gallery is a part of POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine

The Moguls were then responsible for taking the game from Persia tot he East, where it became known as “the sport of kings“.

Polo is taken from the word ’pholo’ meaning ’ball’ or ’ballgame’ in the Balti language of Tibet.

By the 16th century polo was well established in India in Mainpur, the English Army Officers discovered the game. They went on to found the world’s first polo club.

Today, more than 77 countries across the world play polo. It was an Olympic sport from 1900-1939.

Polo continues to represent the pinnacle of sport. This is a feeling epitomised by the famous verse inscribed on a stone tablet next to a polo ground in Gilgit, Pakistan:

Let others play at other things. ’’The king of sports is still the sport of kings.’’

“Inspired by the polo matches and horses. Our goal was to capture the spirit of the polo ponies.
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Discover a world of exclusive interiors and remarkable handmade furniture pieces.

Le Berre Vevaud

French interior design duo Le Berre Vevaud launch their latest furniture collection Terra

An endless source of inspiration. Earth is at the heart of the new collection by interior designers Raphaël Le Berre and Thomas Vevaud.

Through Terra, they revise their signature style and unveil sculptural pieces with bold material.


Grace & Elegance

Green Marble and Natural Stone

A shade that embodies natural beauty and organic elegance, green surfaces have become an increasingly popular choice for interior designers and homeowners alike. From captivating bedroom feature walls and bathroom panels to eye-catching kitchen splashbacks, this nature-inspired shade will bring a natural and exquisite essence to interiors of all styles.

Featuring green, grey and white marbling, Fusion Green is a spectacular Brazilian Quartzite that offers the perfect alternative to the more common Italian surface choices. The hint of green in the veining injects a sense of nature into interiors and will act as a wonderful statement within a sage green Shaker-style kitchen as well as in a luxurious boutique-inspired bedroom setting.

As bathrooms become increasingly akin to at-home spa sanctuaries, the incorporation of more natureinspired materials and design concepts has become more prevalent. A unique brecciated schist with a beautiful shimmering sparkle from within the stone, the Emerald Glitter Brazilian granite will add arresting detail to a bathing space, in particular when complemented with a dark, luxurious colour palette. With cloud shaped forms that resemble the look of a lush green leaf under the microscope, Verde Vitoria is another Brazilian quartzite that will create a sense of connection to the outside world. With colours running from dark rich green through to brighter sage and acid green pops, team this stone with lighter surfaces and dark accents for a bathroom that will transport you to a calming state of serenity.

Nothing catches the eye quite like a statement splashback in the kitchen. For a striking yet understated introduction of green, consider a dramatic Onyx surface to contrast against a clean, white scheme. Onyx Smeraldo is a transluscent stone characterised by powerful striations of greens, reds and browns, and is guaranteed to add the wow-factor to the heart of the home. A quartzite with depth, Caravaggio displays a range of reddish and brown hues in a mesmerising pattern, with striking veins of white and grey throughout. Ideal for more luxeinspired kitchen settings, this unique material will add a refined essence to the finished scheme.

Sourcing some of the world's most exotic and finest materials, Cullifords' range of exceptional fine quality stone is guaranteed to help you make a truly stunning statement. From kitchen splashbacks and worktops to bathroom walls and surfaces, the arresting detail, rare colouring and striking patterns of Cullifords' stones will transform your interior into an extraordinarily distinctive setting.



Exciting travel destinations, luxury five star Boutique hotels, romantic getaways as well as city guides and staycations.

Old Delhi with Haveli Dharampura

When you picture a glorious chaos of India’s capital city, you are most likely thinking of Old Delhi - a wonderful maze of alleys housing food stands, sweet shops, spice markets, historical sites, and temples galore. But resting just beneath the surface level commotion - a sensory overload of people, colours, sights and sounds - there is a gentle foundation of perfect order and peaceful calm underpinning it all. You only need to dive a little deeper to find it.

Juxtaposed with the bustling, narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, lies the majestic Haveli Dharampura, an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Old Delhi. An intricate three-storey mansion, built during the late Mughal and colonial periods, it is now a luxury hotel featuring 14 boutique-style guest rooms, a gourmet restaurant and an atmospheric roof terrace with a panoramic view of the area’s main landmarks - Jama Masjid, Red Fort, St. James' Church and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. But had you visited this lane just a few years ago, you probably wouldn’t even have noticed this property.

Sprinkled throughout northern India, especially Rajasthan, Gujarat and the cities of Delhi and Lucknow, havelis are unique examples of vernacular architecture of the Mughal era. Originating from the Arabic word ‘hawali’, meaning ‘private space’, a haveli is a place to retreat to from the bustle of city life into the inner sanctum of home. There are at least 554 havelis in Old Delhi but over the years most of these buildings have crumbled away or were converted into shops, garages and warehouses. Constructed in 1887, Haveli Dharampura was already on the verge of collapse when Vijay Goel, a former Union Minister and three-time Lok Sabha member from Chandni Chowk, purchased it in 2004.

Committed to returning this grand mansion to its former glory, the new owner started this daunting restoration journey by studying craftsmanship of the havelis. After the building was cleared of tenants, the next challenge was to realign its leaning structure, which alone took 2 years. As there was no precedence of such a complicated project elsewhere in Delhi, Vijay Goel spared no effort in sourcing appropriate techniques and skilled artisans from various parts of the country. To carry out this ambitious task he travelled through Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in search of suitable materials and managed to build a team of various craftsmen from Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Firozabad who were familiar with the haveli designs.

A restoration that Vijay Goel initially thought would take just a few months, went on for six long years and was accomplished no small thanks to a group of masons who were previously working on the conservation project of the Red Fort itself.

With the continuous support from his family and an architect friend Kapil Aggarwal, the owner’s dream came true - the crumbling haveli was meticulously restored while retaining its original nature and character, all this without any help from the government. Haveli Dharampura has since won several accolades, including a UNESCO award for cultural heritage conservation.

Especially popular with history enthusiasts, nowadays Haveli Dharapmura is a heritage hotel, museum, library, cultural center and performance venue, all in one. Every individually styled room, named after an Old Delhi market or a gate, is designed to maximize space and give the feeling of luxury with light interiors and Mughalstyle furnishings like wooden ceiling fans and carved bedposts. The pillared galleries enfolding the central courtyard lead to an airy roof terrace where you can have a cup of aromatic masala chai while enjoying a birds-eye view of the eclectic neighbourhood.

For those seeking unique and tailored cultural experiences, the enthusiastic haveli team have designed a host of immersive activities to make each stay truly unforgettable. Embark on a 3-hour Old Delhi Heritage Walk, enjoy a lavish high tea followed by a kite-flying lesson, or witness the local folk sport of kabootarbaazi, also known as pigeon flying. For an exhilarating night time experience head to Lakhori, a signature onsite restaurant named after the kiln-baked bricks that make the haveli. The menu celebrates Chandhi Chowk street food delicacies and rich Mughlai cuisine. From mouthwatering papri chaat to the exquisite flavours of kebabs, the culinary offerings of Chef Dev Singh will satisfy even the most intrepid gourmet diners. Cultural performances, ranging from classical instrumental music recitals to hypnotizing kathak dance, are held a few times per week and can be enjoyed by both in-house guests and walk-ins with dinner reservations.

Haveli Dharampura is a perfect base for the modern traveller who is looking for an authentic experience. Although overwhelming and gritty, the area surrounding the hotel is not without touches of grandeur. Forge a deeper connection with Old Delhi by visiting its most famous landmarks like Jama Masjid and the Red Fort or stop by the newly restored Golden Haveli, set on the same lane just 10 houses away from Haveli Dharampura.

A stunning 12-room mansion brought back to life by Vijay Goel’s team, it has just been inaugurated in March 2023 after 4 years of painstaking restoration.

The majestic Jama Masjid, located a few twists and turns from the hotel, is one of the biggest mosques in India, designed to hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. Built by Mughal Emperor Shan Jahan between 1644 and 1656, the religious complex adds even more diversity and history to this fascinating area with its extravagant minarets, gates and interior recalling the former opulence of Old

The Red Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited tourist spots in India, attracting millions of people each year. It is a prime example of Mughal architecture, which is characterized by grandness, symmetry and use of elaborate decorations and patterns. The towering citadel was completed in 1648 when the emperor moved the capital from Agra to Delhi, making it a political and ceremonial center. Over the centuries, the Red Fort has played an important role in Indian history, serving as residence of the imperial family for nearly 200 years. A site of numerous battles and conflicts, it has been occupied by various foreign powers, including the British, who used it as a military base during their colonial rule.

When you have had your fill of historic buildings, head to Chandni Chowk and hop aboard a bicycle-driven rickshaw to explore the nearby charming streets and alleyways at a more leisurely pace. Stop by vintage shops and colourful dense markets, connect to locals and let the Delhi-cious aromas of street food take you places.

Written by our contributor Elena Taintey, a luxury traveler based in Asia. For more stories visit her IG @tainteytales


In the midst of residential South Kensington, just a short stroll away from the main shopping streets, sits a typical white stucco fronted London townhouse named The Adria. Quiet and unassuming, you wouldn’t know it was there unless you were looking for it.

After climbing the steps and ringing the door bell, you are greeted by one of the smart staff and told to take a seat in the equestrianthemed sitting room. Very much a home-from-home, it feels like you have entered a chic private residence. This 5-star boutique hotel is comprised of just 24 rooms and suites; meaning that each guest gets a personalised service.

Everything is tailored to your needs – you can eat breakfast when you want it and where you want it. You can eat at the communal dining table, or you can have it delivered silver service to your room. The Adria has no restaurant, so you can either go out for dinner to a nearby restaurant, or The Adria can arrange for the top eateries in the area to deliver to the hotel. The Adria team will then plate it all up and bring it up to your room.

The calming rooms and suites are full of nude tones, wooden panelling, beautiful textiles, and antique furniture. Your feet will get a treat with the heated marble floors in the bathrooms. The toiletries are Penhaligons (of course – another luxury British brand) and the walk-in waterfall showers are a delight.

From the moment you arrive, you are treated like the most important person in the building. It’s the little touches at The Adria that really make it special – from the delicious patisserie treat in your room on arrival, to the fact that they plate up your takeout on beautiful white china to make it feel like an indulgent experience.

Exploring the rest of the hotel, you’ll find a games room with traditional games such as Backgammon, and the luxurious communal sitting rooms and dining rooms where you can enjoy a drink from the drinks trolley before retiring for the evening. You can even visit the Butler’s Pantry for daytime treats, or go for a workout in the gym.

You can sculpt your own experience at The Adria to suit your own needs and preferences. You’ll feel both right at home and like your every need is catered for. It may be a juxtaposition for most; but at The Adria it’s yours; even if just for the night.

For more information on The Adria, and current room rates, visit www.theadria.com

88 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5AB

Where to go in South Kensington

If you are wanting to venture out to explore South Kensington, everything is just a short walk away. For dinner, you cannot beat Da Mario Kensington – a favourite of the late Princess Diana for both takeout and in-house lunchtime meals with William and Harry. It’s a cosy, traditional Italian that serves some of the best Italian food you’ll ever eat.

A stalwart in London, The Hummingbird Bakery, has it’s South Kensington branch just a few minutes walk away. Specialising in American-style baking such as cupcakes and buttercream slice cakes, it’s the perfect place to pick up a colourful sweet treat. Their Raspberry and Lemon Layer Cake is a winner, and their Red Velvet Cupcakes fly out the door every minute.

If shopping is on the agenda, you must pay a visit to the store at The National History Museum as it’s full of unique gifts, art, home décor and textiles, clothing and children’s toys. If you have time, take a stroll through the museum to discover its latest evolutions in space research, its collection of dinosaurs or its British wildlife exhibits.

Meldrum House a Historic Baronial Scottish Estate

For a taste of true, traditional luxury, there’s nothing like a stay on a baronial country estate in the Scottish Highlands. Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course, sits in a 240-acre private estate in Aberdeenshire, and its breathtaking. At the end of a long drive through the estate gates, sits the grey-stone, turreted property, that for years was the home of Scottish landed gentry.

There’s no doubt that this is an aesthetically grand building from the outside; but on the inside it manages to feel warm and cosy, whilst still being traditionally luxurious. The current management team – Managing Director Jordan Charles and Executive Chef Alan Clarke – have really revolutionised the hotel. Overseeing a large refurbishment and creating unique and creative dining options, including inventive menus.

The team have launched Meldrum House’s dining domes, which allow you to dine under the stars, whilst still keeping warm and away from the elements. These private dining domes are perfect to hire for special occasions and even have their own Bluetooth sound systems, allowing you to play your own private playlists. Wooden flooring and adjustable temperature controls allow you to feel like you’re outside, without any of the downsides that dining outdoors brings.

The jaw-dropping Titan Sky Bar is the largest of the domes and has its own full bar and a horseshoe-shaped dining table around it for larger dinners and events.

As well as being available for exclusive hire, Meldrum House also run a series of dining experiences throughout the year that you can book spaces at; including their Say Cheese! indulgent cheesethemed tasting menu with wine pairings. These events are not to be missed as Executive Chef Alan Clarke and the hotel’s fine pastry chef are given free reign to be as creative as possible with flavours and textures.

Meldrum House has three main in-house dining options – the Pineapple Grill & Seafood restaurant, the more casual Cave Bar and the golf Clubhouse. All utilise the abundance of high-quality local Scottish produce – from meats and seafood, to cheese and organic vegetables. The hotel’s wine cellar and whisky collections are vast, so make sure you enjoy a night cap before heading to bed.

Meldrum House doesn’t just excel in the culinary stakes, their golf facilities are also world-class. Their Knights golf course is ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in Scotland by Golf World. It measures over 7,000 yards. Ten of the holes involve water, to make things interesting; and the 11th hole (Par 5) has 18 bunkers guarding the green. It’s a course that’s suitable for all levels of player too, as there’s a choice of five tee positions at each hole.

A visit to Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course feels like an escape from the world outside. Its large estate is a tranquil place to enjoy walks in the fresh air, and just outside the walls, there’s a lot of places to explore in the local area – from distilleries, to art galleries and museums.

For current offers, visit www.meldrumhouse.com/offers Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB51 0AE

Chef Andreu Genestra has just opened his Mediterranean restaurant in the 5-star hotel Zoëtry Mallorca, which is located in a 14th-century estate located 20 minutes from Palma

The emblematic 5-star hotel, located in a historic 14th century estate, is the best example of Mallorca luxury, combining the authenticity of the island and its exceptional cultural and natural heritage with sophisticated service and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

A luxury that is also gastronomic, thanks to the incorporation to Zoëtry Mallorca of chef Andreu Genestra and his Mediterranean restaurant, which has a Michelin star, a Green star and two suns from the Repsol Guide.

Andreu Genestra will show a selection of the most representative dishes of the Mediterranean, a modern and sustainable haute cuisine restaurant, in which Mediterranean products from km 0 fill the most elegant creations with flavor.

A 14th century estate with the luxury of the 21st century

Zoëtry Mallorca is the result of a successful fusion between the authenticity emanating from its centuries of history, and the sophistication conferred by its renewed design, its expressive architecture and an absolutely differentiating service. Located in the heart of the other Majorca, but only 20 minutes from the Balearic capital, it emerges on hills full of olive, pine, carob and almond trees. In the purest Mediterranean style.

Two majestic buildings, which belonged to the historic Sa Torre estate, today house a total of 101 rooms. All completely different, and between 30 and 100 square meters.

While the Tramuntana wing has preserved the traditional style of Mallorca country houses, and the suites have adopted the surnames and legacy of the former inhabitants of the well-known possessió (Comellas, Net, Tornamira, Febrer and Villalonga); those of Ponent have opted for a countryside design, which is committed to modernity within a rural context. Thus, neutral and pastel-colored textiles embrace elements with many years of history, such as ancient stone arches, chandeliers, Gothic windows, longlived fireplaces, clay floors, and baroque balconies, among many others.

Traces of the past that are also hidden in two buildings that give the silhouette of the complex an ancestral aura: a 15th century windmill, which once supplied its inhabitants; and a neo-Gothic chapel from the 19th century, nicknamed "The Great Christian", under whose spectacular dome different generations of Mallorcans have promised each other eternal love.

In this new Mallorca that wants to become one of the most exclusive destinations in the Mediterranean, gastronomy plays a fundamental role. And in that Zoëtry Mallorca is no exception. Rather the opposite. And it is that it has entered through the front door, by the hand of a chef who in the last ten years has carved out extraordinary fame for himself: Andreu Genestra.

Andreu Genestra's Mediterranean restaurant opens a new location with a more mature makeover and with a very pronounced nod to Mallorca culture. In this regard, its new logo is represented by an esportí, an agricultural tool that was traditionally used to press the olive.

The Mediterranean, its cuisine, its traditions, its ways of doing things, its flavor, its culture and its history will be the common thread of the experience that Genestra and his team will offer in this new restaurant. “It will be an experience that diners will start from the moment they enter the hotel. We will welcome them in the patio where they will be offered appetizers and then move on to the dining room where, at all times, they will see us cooking in a new exposed kitchen that we have incorporated”, says the chef.

Andreu Genestra Andreu Genestra moves his Michelin star restaurant to Zoëtry Mallorca
“Improving a unique gastronomy experience closer to Palma”, says Andreu Genestra


THE INFINITY EXPERIENCE will be available in the Harrods boutique from July 2023 and in two other LOUIS XIII boutiques exclusively; Cognac & Beijing.

● THE INFINITY EXPERIENCE is available for the classic 70cl decanter in the UK.

● Some very old decanters may potentially be too fragile for this new experience.

Legendary French Cognac Grande Champagne LOUIS XIII today unveils a sustainable ritual as yet unseen in luxury spirits. THE INFINITY EXPERIENCE allows the owner to return their mouthblown and handcrafted decanter to one of three LOUIS XIII boutique to be refilled an infinite number of times. Each LOUIS XIII decanter artfully reflects the heritage and terroir of the cognac it contains, and will now offer the owner the ultimate gift, that of time – by itself embarking on a perpetual, refillable journey.

THE INFINITY WHEEL, developed to refill the classic decanter, has been installed exclusively in the UK at the LOUIS XIII Boutique in Harrods, London, and is the latest innovation by the esteemed cognac House, continuing LOUIS XIII's visionary path towards a sustainable future.

In the two-stage client experience, each decanter is first meticulously inspected, cleaned, and resealed before it gets returned to the Harrods Boutique. In the second stage THE INFINITY WHEEL is set in motion, and THE INFINITY EXPERIENCE becomes a ritual in itself. In a spectacle only the owner of the decanter is allowed to witness, the rare LOUIS XIII mahogany-coloured eaux-de-vie flow from the refill capsule into the pristine decanter, and light dances across its surfaces. The precious liquid grows deeper in complexity with each drop, and by the closing cycle of THE INFINITY EXPERIENCE, the decanter is not simply refilled – it lives on, ready for future tasting experiences with LOUIS XIII Cognac. Each refill capsule carries with it a specially-engraved medal that is transferred to the decanter before it is sealed, boxed, and returned to the owner.

By witnessing and participating in this unique moment, the owner themselves becomes part of the heritage and savoir-faire of the LOUIS XIII Legacy while making their own personal commitment to sustainability in luxury.

Says Anne-Laure Pressat, Executive Director LOUIS XIII “We are extremely proud to introduce the world’s first refill experience in the luxury spirit industry making it possible for LOUIS XIII to be refilled away from its birthplace in Cognac for the first time in history. The innovation demonstrates our commitment to our vision of thinking a century ahead, and forms part of a series of commitments in LOUIS XIII’s quest for Sustainable Exception, safeguarding the brand and driving forward sustainability across the luxury spirits industry.”

After two years in development, the LOUIS XIII Cognac also recently completed a visionary redesign of the Classic decanter coffret that, while preserving key elements of iconic colour, design, and heritage, is now made entirely from cellulosic materials to be 100% recyclable. Having artfully reworked the balance between function, emotion, and sustainability, LOUIS XIII is able to reduce CO2 emissions relating to the packaging by 57%, with each coffret being 24% lighter and 14% smaller than the previous design and therefore facilitating shipping and transport.

The LOUIS XIII sustainability vision is also being expressed, both through strong engagements in Cognac and on a more global scale. Among these are an association with the National Forestry Office (ONF) and patronage of the ‘Admirable Trees’ of the Château de Versailles.



Ferretti Group brings luxury yachting into the heart of Piazza Affari. Today the Group led by Alberto Galassi celebrated its debut on Euronext Milan, the Milan-based stock exchange operated by Borsa Italiana, by berthing a magnificent Riva Anniversario in the middle of the Piazza. On show alongside this amazing boat, a limited series that pays tribute to the 60th anniversary of the iconic Riva Aquarama, is an exhibition of photographs about legendary yacht brand Riva.

The debut on Euronext Milan follows the listing a year ago on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which means that Ferretti Group joins the exclusive club of dual-listed companies and is the first in the world on these two exchanges.

Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO, commented: “Today we’re twice as happy: a year ago we were in Sarnico to celebrate our listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and now we’re at Euronext Milan, the first and only Group in the world – and not just in the luxury yacht industry – to achieve this double listing in Asia and Europe. We come to this historic Tuesday in our best shape ever, riding the wave of outstanding results we continue to deliver as the market rewards us for making the most beautiful boats in the world. As always, Ferretti Group points the way and broadens the horizon.”


Global Sports Brand Targets Goal of $3 Billion

USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL) has announced that U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has shattered the $2 billion milestone, delivering a record $2.3 billion in global retail sales in 2022.

The global sport brand’s footprint is a fast-growing presence across 190 countries, with over 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores, and thousands of wholesale locations spanning department stores, sporting goods channels, and independent retailers as well as e-commerce. U.S. Polo Assn. continues to climb the retail ranks as one of the largest global licensed sports brands in the world, ranking in the top five alongside the NFL, MLB, and NBA according to License Global.

The multi-billion-dollar brand’s record growth is the result of expanding its existing sizeable footprint across all regions around the world. U.S. Polo Assn. has seen a balanced growth strategy with significantly increased market share in more mature markets such as North America and Western Europe while delivering exponential growth in emerging markets such as Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and India. In fact, the brand is targeting to become a billion-dollar business in India alone, as U.S. Polo Assn. moves into position to become an international power brand and the top-selling casual menswear brand in the country.

U.S. Polo Assn.’s strong execution has relied on a global focus regarding the brand’s worldwide store expansion. The brand has grown its global fleet to well over 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. stores targeting over 1,500 in the next several years. In 2022, the brand activated new stores in first-time markets such as the United Kingdom and Brazil. For 2023, new stores and existing strategic stores around the world will be enhanced with a more elevated brand and sports concept providing consumers with an even more special experience when engaging with the brand.

The brand was also able to fast-track digital, resulting in tripling the digital business over the last several years. U.S. Polo Assn. built on its successful digital strategies to generate record growth in e-commerce with some 50 brand sites in 20 languages. U.S. Polo Assn. continues to grow its digital presence and global momentum on social media, with some 7 million followers worldwide.

“Our global team and strategic partners around the world have delivered a record financial performance while also achieving many major milestones across our product lines and our global expansion,” noted J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPAGL. “We continue to execute our aggressive store, digital, and international growth strategies to further expand our global footprint in key cities and markets worldwide.”

Prince added, “We were able to exceed our 2025 goal of $2 billion three years early and have now set a new target to hit $3 billion and 1,500 U.S. Polo Assn. stores before 2030.”

True to the heritage of the brand, U.S. Polo Assn. maintains a strong foothold in the sport of polo. By signing a landmark multi-year global deal with ESPN, the thrilling sport now has exposure to a massive global audience, extending to many parts of the world with reach to millions of households and multiple digital channels. The sport’s iconic U.S. Open Polo Championship®, which is broadcast by ESPN, now sits alongside the elite company of The Masters and Kentucky Derby as one of the country’s most prestigious spring sporting events.

In Summer 2022, the USPA purchased the world-renowned International Polo Center (IPC), now renamed the USPA National Polo Center (NPC) – Wellington, the sport’s premier destination in North America. Nestled in beautiful Palm Beach County, Fla. this amazing venue spans 160 acres encompassing multiple grass polo fields, fine dining, tennis courts, stadium seating, a swimming pool, and the NPC Retail Shop with a wide assortment of products.

Polo Assn.
J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPAGL

With all of these accomplishments, the U.S. Polo Assn. brand was able to overcome the many challenges over the past several years facing global retail, and maintain its leadership position among its industry peers while gaining market share.

“We continue to look for avenues and partnerships to expand into new global markets as well as new and innovative areas of business. The combination of these factors, alongside our authentic connection to the sport of polo and outstanding global brand marketing, is the key to our success,” concludes Prince. “I remain optimistic about the U.S. Polo Assn. global business with our goal to reach over $3 billion in worldwide sales and 1,500 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores in the coming years.”

The very first games played on the U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field were the historic XII Federation of International Polo (FIP) World Championship games, held in the United States for only the second time in the tournament’s history and sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn. FIP is the international federation representing the sport of polo, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The polo season concluded with the most prestigious of all North American high-goal tournaments, the U.S. Open Polo Championship®. Both games, among many others, were presented to sold-out crowds and broadcast on multiple ESPN platforms.



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Creek Estate Hits the Market for $22 Million, Making It the Most Expensive Residential Listing in South Carolina

The 54-acre equestrian estate features a turnkey 16,000-square-foot home, 12-stall barn, three riding arenas and a vineyard

Featuring a 16,000-square-foot custom home, three riding arenas and a 12- stall barn inspired by old world Europe, Circle Creek Estate is an equestrian paradise. This magnificent home, set on 54 acres against the foothills of South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is now on the market for $22 million – making it what is believed to be the highest priced residential listing in South Carolina history. Listed by Damian Hall of Blackstream® | Christie’s International Real Estate, Circle Creek features fully bespoke construction, thoughtful touches, and every amenity a luxury homeowner could want. Built in 2013 to resemble an English estate, the home features six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and four powder rooms; soaring 25-foot-high ceilings in many rooms; custom stone mantels and fireplaces throughout the home; and amenities including a home theater, outdoor kitchen, network-controlled lighting and security systems, a lower-level pub, and an elevator. The estate is being sold completely turnkey, with all furniture, artwork and equipment included in the sale.

Photo credit: Jason Ayres

The attention to detail at Circle Creek is evident in the eclectic combination of materials sourced from around the world, including a streetlamp from Central Park, stone planters from the Great Wall of China, and reclaimed cobblestones from a street in Pittsburgh. The home features a roof made of blue slate originally harvested from Pennsylvania’s Chapman Quarry, which began operations in the 1850s. The home’s interior is inspired by the English manors of the Cotswold District, with nods to the owner’s passion for the equestrian life found in design touches throughout – from a patina-kissed copper sculpture of a horse in a hallway to the Black Horse sign behind the lower-level bar, which hung in an English pub during the 19th Century.

“Circle Creek Estate is unlike any home I’ve ever seen in my career,” said Hall. “The level of luxury, the attention to detail, the quality of the materials, the sheer beauty of the home and the grounds – it’s all unprecedented in our market.”

“The location is another unique feature of this estate,” Hall added. “Typically, you’re going to be an hour outside of the city to get this type of acreage with equestrian amenities. Here, you’re 15 minutes from Whole Foods, close to country clubs and 20 minutes from the heart of Greenville. But you still feel like you’re in the country.”

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The Manhattan triplex offers glamorous, sky-high living befitting of a newly crowned Waystar Royco CEO. The three-story pad, which was listed for $29 million, went into contract, which means a new owner is now poised live like the second-oldest Roy child—sans his perpetual sadness, of course.

Developed and designed by Joe McMillan’s DDG, the sprawling abode is perched at the very top of a swanky tower known as 180 East 88th Street. It is reportedly the tallest residence north of 72nd Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and thus affords unparalleled panoramic views of the Big Apple. It’s also full of bold architectural features that will no doubt appeal to design-savvy buyers.

On the upper level, the five generous bedrooms are outfitted with plush furnishings and provide privacy in spades. The primary suite comes with its own fireplace, dressing room, and romantic loggia terrace where you can wine and dine Naomi Pierce. The primary bathroom, meanwhile, pairs slabs of marble with mosaic walls, oak cabinetry, and more brass fixtures. Speaking of bathrooms, there are four located throughout the home, as well as two powder rooms.

To top it off, Kendall’s condo offers a total of 3,500 square feet of outdoor space across three levels. The highlight is the 2,100-square-foot roof terrace that sits nearly 500 feet above street level. Equipped with a 14-person dining table and an outdoor gas-burning fireplace, the skyhigh oasis is sure to make Roman, Shiv, and any other sibs jealous.

Text by RACHEL CORMACK for Robb Report
The outdoor terrace. All Photos: Sean Hemmerle
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