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locAtion the Mercer Hotel www.mercerhotel.com This elegant, boutique beauty in Soho has played host to everyone who’s anybody at one time or another. Superlative Christian Liagre design, excellent service and a buzzing scene make it enduringly popular. QuintessentiAl the carlyle www.thecarlyle.com A city landmark that’s been stylishly updated to appeal to today’s finicky bigspending traveller, the Carlyle remains a bastion of old school style. Inside, Café Carlyle is a cabaret mainstay and Bemelman’s Bar provides a hip retreat.

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naim audio • • • •

Southampton Road, SP1 2LN 01722 426 600 www.naimaudio.com info@naimaudio.com

national trust • • • •

Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA 01793 817 400 www.nationaltrust.org.uk enquiries@thenationaltrust.org.uk

patek philippe • • • •

15 New Bond Street, W1S 3ST 020 7493 8866 www.patek.com enquiries@patekphilippesalon.com

sos • • • •

59 St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3BZ 01223 365 589 www.soschildren.org Kathie@sos-uk.org.uk

25 club • • • •

25 Hanover Square, W1S 1JF 020 7495 8642 www.the25club.com katherine@the25club.com

villas de maitre • • • •

70 Wendover Road, HP21 9LW 0870 890 88 66 www.villasdemaitre.com resa@villasdemaitre.com

wwf • • • •

Panda House, Surrey, GU7 1XR 01483 426 444 www.wwf.org.uk lparratt@wwf.org.uk

Naim is one of the world’s most respected creators of Hi-Fi systems. Fanatical about music, and with a reputation for being obsessed with the tiniest detail, Naim is renowned for its no compromise approach to sound.

The National Trust is a charity independent of Government. We rely on public funds to continue our work and we have 3.5 million members and 52,000 volunteers who help us to protect and open our grounds to the public.

Patek Philippe perpetuates the tradition of fine Geneva watchmaking and enjoys total creative freedom to design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be some of the finest timepieces in the world.

SOS Children’s Villages - giving children a family for life. Over 70,000 orphaned or abandoned children who have lost their parents through conflict, famine, disease and poverty are cared for in 123 countries around the world.

This exclusive, members-only personal training and wellness boutique provides a totally tailored, scientificallyproven approach to fitness. If you are interested in achieving dramatic results this could be the opportunity for you.

This portfolio of luxury private villas was selected by co-founders Julie and Hans Gauthier who want clients to enjoy the authentic feel of Mauritius and share their passion for excellence, authentic architecture and stylish interiors.

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious environmental problems facing our planet. Working to safeguard the world’s most special wildlife and places, we tackle global climate change and unsustainable lifestyles.

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