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The Best Wellness Treatments

With wellness being the buzzword of the moment, our team has shortlisted the best in wellness, from the newly opened clinics to add to your black book to the most in-demand practitioners. Montrose London Having opened back in September 2023, Montrose London looks like a plush private members club with its decadent façade, lavish interiors and period features. Inside, a team of world-renowned plastic surgeons, practitioners and dermatologists have set…

Inside the Glamorous Gala One Saint Barth

Closing 2023 in style, Gala One took place on 29th December at the iconic Eden Rock St Barths resort and saw 200 guests in attendance or a glamourous evening of cocktails, a grand dinner and world-class musical performances. Berkeley Travel was proud to support the event with a donation for the charity auction, which benefitted several charities dedicated to protecting children, biodiversity, and the waters and lands of the Caribbean…

Sharon Stone at The St Moritz Soul Gala

  Hosted at the glamourous Kempinski Grand Hotel in St Moritz, iconic actress and Berkeley Bespoke attended the St Moritz’s Soul Award gala. Attended by friends, partners and patrons, Sharon Stone was accompanied by her son Roan Joseph Bronstein and the influential fashion tycoon Tikka Shatrujit Singh for the gala which benefitted the Planet Hope foundation. Raising substantial sums for the foundation, the auction hosted as part of the event…

Berkeley Bespoke The Love Issue Launch Party

  The Berkeley World hosted a lavish gathering of the who’s who to celebrate the launch of its namesake magazine Berkeley Bespoke, The Love Issue. Hosted at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, guests were treated to a champagne-fuelled evening of splendour in the stunning setting of the hotel’s grand ballroom, surrounded by fabulous bouquets by El de Fleur. Guests on the night enjoyed the exclusive Berkeley Champagne alongside a caviar…

Stylish Mexican Dining in Chelsea at Ixchel

Reviving the somewhat tired dining scene of Chelsea’s Kings Road, Ixchel, the long-awaited Mexican restaurant and Tequila bar has opened its doors with the promise of transporting guests to the hedonistic oasis of Tulum and is set to be amongst the best dining establishments to have opened this year. Launched under Fraser Carruthers’ Fairbairn Capital, which notably has Chelsea favourites Albert’s and Raffles under its portfolio, the fashionable hotspot oozes…

Pasture to Plate Dining at Origin City

Bringing the authentic taste of British cuisine with a flair for Scottish flavours to the heart of The City, Origin City is a modern restaurant rooted in traditional values from the Landsberg family, notably behind Farringdon’s favourite 56 West Smithfield. Located just a stone’s throw from its counterpart on the other side of West Smithfield, Origin City is built on a nose-to-tail concept, a bold statement that carries it with…

The Artisanal Symphony of Gaar: Nareg Krikorian Redefines Modern Luxury through the lenses of Functional Art

  In a harmonious blend of heritage, artistry, and contemporary allure, designer Nareg Krikorian orchestrates a stunning debut in the world of luxury furniture with his Gaar collection. Gaar is a convergence of tradition and modernity and is a testament to Krikorian’s reverence for cultural craftsmanship and design finesse, sculpting a captivating narrative through every meticulously crafted piece. Nestled within the intricate tapestry of Krikorian’s collection lies a vibrant thread…

A Dubai Stay to Remember at Address Beach Resort

As the first Beach Resort from Dubai’s much-loved Address portfolio of hotels, The Address Beach Resort had a lot to live up to when it first opened back in December 2020. Fast forward some three years, and the resort is thriving and stands as one of the finest properties in Dubai’s ever-expanding hospitality scene. With its undeniably Instagrammable façade, the resort takes pride of place in a prime position on…

Paris Fashion Week: Shiatzy Chen SS24

For Spring Summer 2024, Shiatzy Chen created a collection that intertwines the realms of Eastern and Western culture with an immersive take on Oriental mystery and a nod to age-old Chinese mythology. Marking the designer’s 31st stint on the PFW schedule since her debut in 2008, the show was held at the Palais de Tokyo and was a homage to the theme of Mirage, an especially noteworthy tribute given that…

Paris Fashion Week: Akris Spring Summer 2024 Collection

In a nod to the artistic themes conveyed through his collections of late, Albert Kriemler made his Spring 2024 collection for Akris an homage to the late female artist Felice Rix-Ueno. Awash with florals and abstract shapes synonymous with Rix-Ueno’s creations, Kriemler opened his show with numerous references to the late artist. A key example of which was a depiction of a poppy sketch, somewhat of a collection motif, emblazoned…

Stay in The Ultimate Luxury at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Unparalleled hospitality and luxury beyond comparison set the tone for Mandarin Oriental’s debut property in the Middle East, thus paving the way for its entry into Abu Dhabi, having taken over The Emirates Palace in 2023 and the arrival of the group’s second hotel in Dubai over at Wasl Tower, which is rumoured to open towards the end of 2024. Opened back in 2019, Mandarin Oriental Dubai, Jumeira occupies a…

A Glamorous Feast at Bacchanalia

Bacchanalia, the latest Berkeley Square institution from Richard Caring’s dining empire (AKA Caprice Holdings), is an apologetically swanky destination, occupying glitzy premises at One Mount Street, formerly a Porsche showroom. A hedonistic haven for the senses, the exquisitely decorated restaurant and bar oozes opulence with a theme imagined in an ancient Greco-Roman era, with a highly curated menu celebrating Mediterranean cuisine to match. The scene is set almost as soon…

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