Expert Colouring at Limoz Logli

 

Hair colourist to the stars Limoz Logli has opened a fabulous new salon on the ever-fashionable Ives Street, having outgrown his former Chelsea blow-dry bar and salon.

Very much an immersive art-space-come-salon, his world-renowned colouring techniques mean the salon is already firmly in the little black books of the elite, who flock to him for his signature colouring.

The space is awash with a sleek pink marble bar, and luscious plants dotted around the salon set the tone alongside gallery-like artworks and ornaments that tastefully adorn the shelves.

Steering away from the traditional balayage and ombre techniques that have now been arguably overdone by most of the West End salons, Limoz’s service sees him subtly transform tresses using a unique method of painting layers of highlights and making tonal corrections.

The whole process does take a hefty five hours, so prepare to hang around; rest assured, the salon’s staff are on hand with delicious drinks and silky gowns for that added little touch of luxe.

Having trained each of his technicians in-house, the team here can create the sun-kissed and elegantly nonchalant tones his clients flock to the salon for and colouring; the salon also has specialists in cutting and extensions.

Limoz also takes residency at the Six Senses Ibiza this summer for August.

 

Text By Jaz Grewal.

www.limozlogli.com

The Petrossian Café

 

Petrossian is synonymous with fine caviar since the family first bought the rarefied delicacy to the heart of Paris in the 1920s. Today, the eponymous caviar brand is widely acclaimed by connoisseurs globally. The family counts boutiques and restaurants across Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and now London.

Coinciding with Petrossian opening its first UK Caviar Lab just outside of London, the House has opened its first London boutique in the heart of South Kensington and a stone’s throw away from the charming stores of Fulham Road, notably including other Parisian favourites Chanel and the iconic flagship store of JOSEPH.

A striking façade in Petrossian’s signature teal blue invites guests inside to explore the world of the still family-owned brand through an experiential boutique and charming café. A chic spot and already attracting the Chelsea set, the store exudes the savoir-faire and flair Petrossian is so well known for. Stepping inside, you enter to see the deli counter, which acts almost as a focal point for the space; foodies can rejoice with the full selection of Petrossian’s caviar, smoked salmon (sliced in front of you) and other delicacies all available to buy and enjoy in the comfort of one’s home.

For the café, it’s a quaint space and makes for the perfect pit stop to enjoy some fine food and a selection of champagne and premium vodkas. Plush seating spread across room for just 16 covers sets the tone. The tables overlook the enviable deli counter, and the natural daylight from the windows comes in adds a pleasant warmth to the overall experience.

As you might expect, caviar is championed across the menu, though let this not distract you from enjoying some of the other signature dishes (the tarama is made on-site and to die for), all of which are perfect for a light bite. An array of Instagrammable dishes await; think an oven-baked potato topped with a generous dollop of caviar or Petrossian’s famed croque served with either truffle, pata negra or, of course, caviar.

The food is cooked to perfection, and the knowledgeable service elevates the whole vibe; the staff are notably passionate about their fare, and you can certainly learn a thing or two about the different varieties of caviar served along the way.

With so many standout dishes on the menu and knowing that each is cooked to perfection, you’ll soon make Petrossian’s indulgent little café and boutique you’re new local. Hot food is served between 11.30am – 3pm with cold dishes and deli plates running until 7pm for an early evening meal.

Words by Jaz Grewal.

London’s Hottest New Venues

With a flurry of exciting new London venues making their debut, we have shortlisted the three that should first be at the top of your must-visit list.

The Cross

 

The Cross has made an extravaganza of a comeback as it reopens its legendary doors, having closed them for good in 2007. With its revival comes a bang of splendour through dining, lounging and dancing in a grown-up setting and its newfound home in the heart of King’s Cross.

The club’s founders in its former glory, Billy Reid and wife Gemma, remain at the helm of this opulent hideaway which spans six floors, each playing its own soundtrack centred around dance, electronic and house music from globally renowned DJ’s.

You enter this immersive space onto the horseshoe bar, an intimate lounge space with mixologist-blended cocktails, luxe chandeliers and plush red curtains – photos are strictly off-limits throughout the club, so be prepared to have a sticker placed on your phone as you walk in.

There’s a real sense of hedonism here, as you enter a carefree yet stylish place with a trendy crowd reliving their heydays of former visits to the club back in its earlier days – and the music just elevates the experience whether you’ve come to have an intimate drink, dine or dance the night away.

Upstairs on the first floor is The Cross’s main restaurant, seating up to 54 covers; it serves a contemporary menu of seasonally changing dishes with a sharing concept in mind. Think scallop Crudo, octopus carpaccio and lamb cutlets as standout plates. Try the chips which are indulgently topped with parmesan and truffle oil, and the salads make for a delectable light dish also with options ranging from a baby kale salad to a heartier apple, cucumber and fennel salad.

As you continue your exploration of this too-cool-for-school haunt, you’ll want to check out the red room for an intimate cocktail amongst lavish surroundings of velvet and textured wallpaper before making for the roof terrace to take in the gorgeous views, and Tulum beats – end the night in the basement club, open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays for a curated programme of DJs, cool beats and dancing into the early hours.

Lusin Mayfair

 

A firm favourite with the royals over in Saudi Arabia, Lusin already counts three successful outposts across Saudi Arabia in its portfolio, and its Mayfair branch is its first internationally.

Translating as ‘moon’ in Armenian, Lusin is the brainchild of food entrepreneur Dr Mazen Amulgbel and serves authentic Armenian cuisine in a contemporary setting situated on the iconic Hay Hill in Mayfair.

Seating 100 guests, the restaurant is set over three floors and is entered via a glitzy entrance centred around three pillars adorned with hand-made carvings designed to resemble the Armenian signs of eternity and the tree of life.

With its modern décor, Lusin airs a breath of elegance throughout, and the low lighting gives a stylish ambience to the buzzing space. Armenian influence is also echoed through the walls, which feature Armenian tuff stone sourced from the mountains in uplifting pinks, violets, anti-tobacco and black.

For the London branch, 2-Michelin-starred chef Marcel Ravin has curated a menu featuring some of his signature dishes, notably including his famed Cherry Kebab, a delectable kebab skewer charcoaled and lightly coated in cherry source made with the sour cherries grown in Armenia between June-July each year.

The menu showcases traditional cooking techniques across meat, fish and salad dishes, all prepared with a real gastronomic flair and other signature dishes on the menu include the Lusin Kibbeh made with mixed daily fresh meat and the Lusin salad, which is a hearty dish of aubergine, fresh vegetables and topped with shredded Armenian cheese.

Colonel Saab

 

Not quite a newcomer anymore but still noteworthy as it marks its first anniversary, Colonel Saab has transformed the former Holborn Town Hall into a celebrated Indian restaurant and, to commemorate the occasion, has launched an exciting tasting menu.

Primely positioned within the old town hall; the restaurant has become best known since its opening for its lavish décor adorned with an array of Indian artefacts and artworks which have been collected over the years by the restaurant’s owner Roop Partap Choudhary during his travels across India with his mother and as a homage to her and his father Binny Choudhary, otherwise known as Colonel Saab, a name lending itself to the restaurant too.

Ornate grand doors welcome you on entering, diners going downstairs are greeted with a pure silver door taken from a Gujarat temple, and those upstairs can take in the intricate detailing of a carved temple door from South India. The theme of majestic India is continued throughout the restaurant, and other luxe touches include a large drinks bar crafted by Asprey for the Maharaja of Patiala, which takes pride of place in the private dining room.

Foodwise, Colonel Saab doesn’t disappoint; the Memsaab tasting menu, launched as part of the restaurant’s first anniversary, is a culinary journey across innovative cuisine served across six courses and has been created by Chef Sohan Bhandari to give a taste of the signature flavours at the heart of his cooking and Indian flair.

You’ll enjoy hero dishes, including Chilli Mogo, a dish of crispy-fried cassava in tamarind, lotus stem koftas, and the delicious Ajwaini fish tikka that everyone raves about.

 

Words by Jaz Grewal.

The Ultimate Staycation at Chateau Denmark

 

Chateau Denmark has reinvented the concept of the staycation and encompasses a collection of curious session rooms and apartments all set against the iconic backdrop of Soho’s Denmark Street.

As alluring as it is iconic, this under-the-radar hideaway takes pride of place a stone’s throw from Tottenham Court Road Station and shares its location with Outernet London and the ever-popular Cantonese restaurant, Tattu London.

Checking in is all rather unassuming, accessed via the same entrance as Tattu, the discreet check-in desk is nothing out of the ordinary, and one would be forgiven for bypassing it as you enter the modern lobby.

It’s the moment you are introduced to one of Chateau Denmark’s vivid and colourful Butlers, otherwise aptly abbreviated BTLRs (we had the pleasure of Frederick), you suddenly realise this hotel spanning some 16 buildings is nothing short of special.

Steering away from the usual stereotype of a Butler, the intrinsic team of hosts here have a certain flair to them; think of them more as experiential gurus, and as one would expect almost no request is too much to ask.

Transcend into your goth-meets-art boudoir of a room, and you may be surprised to find a fridge (rather than a minibar) stocked with all the champagne and spirits one could possibly ask for, and in the larger accommodations, a generous dancefloor overlooked by a plush four-poster bed, and you may quickly find yourself ready to dance the night (or even the day) away.

There is more than meets the eye to the tastefully designed rooms and apartments here; you could quickly conclude that you’ve settled in for a stay at a party pad away from home. However, spaces here offer refined living, and a number of modern touches add a certain je ne sais quoi that one can quickly become accustomed to.

Designed by acclaimed Taylor Howes, the unapologetic grandeur of Chateau Denmark is echoed throughout the immersive living spaces. The bold aesthetic is also present in public spaces, notably in the recently opened Thirteen Bar, complete with a cocktail list to die for.

The inviting bathtubs are a highlight, freestanding and, in most cases, directly next to the bed in a nod away from constraining the indulgence of bath time to the bathroom. The beds are remarkably sumptuous and equally as alluring with decadent bedding and soft furnishings at the helm; this is all complemented by statement wallpaper and curated artwork adorning the walls.

Aimable in its aesthetic and undoubtedly in the most convenient of locations to explore the vibrant streets of Soho (should you actually decide to leave your abode) – Chateau Denmark is nothing short of a marvel – whoever said staying in wasn’t the new going out?

www.chateaudenmark.com

Text by Jaz Grewal.

When Art meets time: TAG Heuer celebrates the launch of two new editions with Alec Monopoly

The World-famous street artist has helped the Swiss watchmaker design two new watch models

TAG Heuer’s Art Provocateur, Alec Monopoly, is at it again! The World-famous street artist has helped the Swiss watchmaker design two new models that were presented at a cocktail party at the TAG Heuer Boutique, in the heart of London. The gallery walls were adorned with original TAG Heuer inspired paintings and sculptures created by Monopoly. Guests witnessed Monopoly create a live painting customization across 50 of the watch boxes which clients had the opportunity to purchase that night. The Swiss watchmaker also presented a short video that tells the imaginative story behind the design on the dial of the new Carrera HEUER 01, one of the wristwatches unveiled at the event.

Original and colourful, these TAG Heuer Formula 1 and Carrera wristwatches feature the little banker called Monopi wearing a red bandana over his face and throwing green cash across the dial. AlecMonopoly’s instantly recognisable signature is found in the background in yellow, blue and red. The 41 mm Formula 1 model is presented on a black rubber strap. The sporty watch features a stainless- steel unidirectional bezel with a black PVD coating that is engraved with a 60-minute scale. The watch’s bold black design is the perfect backdrop for the bright artwork on the dial to truly stand out.

The Carrera model takes the idea a step further – the eye-catching ALEC logo adorns the sapphire caseback, through which the wearer can enjoy a view of the TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 01 manufacture movement inside the watch. This stylish 43 mm chronograph features a case and lugs in brushed stainless steel and is presented on an H-shaped stainless steel bracelet with an alternating brushed and polished finish. The fixed bezel, with its iconic tachymeter scale, is made from black ceramic.

A new 60-second video conceptualised and created by TAG Heuer tells the story behind the CarreraHEUER 01 timepiece. One mysterious night at the Swiss watchmaker’s headquarters, a mural in Alec Monopoly’s studio magically came alive and the artist’s iconic character, Monopi, jumped out of the artwork. His overnight adventure took him through the offices, the TAG Heuer museum, lab and factory. In the morning when TAG Heuer’s employees began to arrive, the curious character had to find a hiding spot. Drawn to the timepiece on a watchmaker’s work bench, Monopi quickly dove onto the dial just before he was caught. The video has been published on YouTube and is also visible on all of TAG Heuer’s social media channels. Whether you believe in magic or not, the video is proof that there is a powerful creative energy pulsing through the halls of TAG Heuer.

TAG Heuer and Alec Monopoly first came together in 2016 when the artist was announced as the Swiss watchmaker’s Art Provocateur at Miami Contemporary Art Week. On that occasion, Alec Monopoly tagged the TAG Heuer boutique in the Miami Design District. A year later, his artwork was featured on a TAG Heuer special edition watch for the first time. The two latest models in TAG Heuer’sproduct range are an extension of this creative collaboration.

Combining watchmaking craftsmanship, contemporary art and timeless style, these two TAG Heuer timepieces are sure to be a hit among street art fans and watch connoisseurs.

L’Apogée: Courchevel 1850, is as close to heaven as you can get #BBSkiingSeason

Situated above a former Olympic ski jump on a field of snowy white, the panoramic views from L’Apogée Courchevel are unsurpassed

Berkeley Bespoke had an unparalleled alpine experience high and above anything else, all enjoyed in the French Alps at the exclusive L’Apogée Courchevel. ​With some of the finest views in the resort, L’Apogée is the beautiful addition to the exclusive collection of hotels in this World class resort. Every piece of furniture in the hotel has been tailor-made for the property and the interior designers’ unique sense of style and soul and their passions for fashion, travel and creativity are inherent throughout.

The hotel has 53 rooms including a four bedroom penthouse and two superb chalets, each an alpine home that families can call their own. This snowy retreat offers an extraordinary leisure experience for everyone both on and off the slopes; with professional Ski Room, an exclusive conveyor belt from the slopes, a glorious Spa, a fabulous club for young guests and high class boutiques.

From this highest location at the top of the original Olympic ski jump, all suites, the penthouse and two chalets offer astonishing views sweeping down the valley and across snow laden woodland, many from private balconies. Bathrooms are swathed in Fior di Bosco marble and steam showers for warm soothing therapy after a day of alpine skiing.

French interior designer India Madhavi subtly reflects rustic charm in the smooth contemporary style, with furs, soft wool plaid and fine leather caressing the senses. The two chalets are designed for those who enjoy the finest hospitality and prefer complete privacy. Chalets L’Amarante and L’Alpensia combine palatial comfort with a restrained luxury in their design.

They offer private ski in/ski out access, a Spa and a home cinema and being next to L’Apogée Courchevel guests are steps from the fine restaurants, swimming-pool and leisure facilities of this superb hotel.

Le Spa de L’Apogée by La Prairie is an irresistible cocoon of soothing warmth after a day on the slopes, and a beautiful Alpine retreat where you can revive spirits and purify your complexion with the Sisley Phyto-Aromatic Treatments. The fine design of the five Spa cabins is an important part of the soothing experience; one is a duo cabin, specially created for the Bania ritual. Guests prepare for treatments loosening limbs in the blue mosaic pool and Jacuzzi, and clearing minds in the steam room and salt sauna.

The Spa incorporates the fitness centre, equipped with the most advanced facilities and the services of a personal trainer. For finishing touches personal styling in the hair salon and beauty room, with nourishing care for hands and feet, and expert make-up artists who will accentuate your personal beauty.

 

#BBSkiingSeason Jackie Chan 14-Karat Gold Limited Edition Snow Foil Skis

Foil Skis are the truest expression of lifelong desire to create authentic “High Performance Art”

Purpleheart is an extremely dense and water-resistant wood. It is ranked one of the hardest and stiffest of the woods in the World. It is so durable that it can be used in applications that require toughness. This spectacular ski has been developed especially for Jackie Chan and has been precisely tuned to Jackie’s physical abilities and skiing preferences, that also features a topsheet in Purple Heart wood as selected by Jackie, who has a personal collection of Purple Heart wood in his museum where he preserves endangered and rare species from around the globe.

Purpleheart trees are prized for their beautiful heartwood which, when cut, quickly turns from a light brown to a rich purple color. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light darkens the wood to a brown color with a slight hue of the original purple. The dry wood is very hard and dense perfect for the flex of the Ski.

Foil bindings are designed for performance, safety and aesthetics. Every single detail has been meticulously conceived and painstakingly produced in order to provide a binding of unparalleled comfort, ease and elegance. The plated finish is extremely durable and guarantees a long-lasting beauty and unrivaled distinction. Every Foil binding is adjusted precisely to your boot in line with your physical attributes and level of proficiency. This adjustment ensures both a precise fit and a ski that is uniquely yours.

Every member of the Foil family is unique and their customization process reflects this belief. From the elegant inlaid initials to the vintage lock, classic flask and the monogrammed leather bag, Foil tastefully personalizes all elements of your package.

Simply stated, the Foil travel bag is one-of-a-kind. Custom designed by Foil and made from the finest, pure aniline, top grain leather, it is stately, elegant and practical. Each bag comes with a certification from the “Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana” (Vegetable-tanned leather of Tuscany) which guarantees the authenticity, natural tanning method and premium quality of the leather.

Foil travel bags are hand-stitched by Italy’s preeminent leather craftsmen whose roots in the practice span generations. The bags are crafted in 3 sizes (depending upon ski lengths) and come with a full-length heavy duty zipper, carrying handle, front pull handle and discreet wheels. Internally, the bags feature a form-fitted frame for the skis and poles, elegant fabric lining, reinforced nose and side panels.

Bringing the wellness and medical World together under the roof of Harrods

The Wellness Clinic presents a holistic collection of treatments and services with an integrated approach to wellbeing and beauty. World-renowned experts, whose fields include aesthetics, wellness and dermatology.

Spanning over 10,500sq ft. – The Wellness Clinic is a wellbeing destination within Harrods bringing a unique concept of integrative beauty with a refined offering of aesthetic and holistic treatments from a team of world-renowned experts.

Designed in partnership with leading architects Stanton Williams, the space features state-of-the-art treatment rooms, two personal training spaces and photography studio all in a bid to promote wellness from within.

Resident aesthetic doctor Dr Marwa Ali has established a clientele within the Wellness Clinic and has become the go-to for her sculptural approach to facial aesthetics. A contrast to today’s stereotypes of overpowering the facial movements with Botox, Dr Marwa is pioneering the new-age of aesthetic enhancements by championing subtle treatment to create a more natural result over time.

Dr Marwa

‘The advances in the non-invasive aesthetic treatments have ensured that there is a strong alternative to invasive surgery.’ Tells Dr Marwa, ‘With the use of artfully placed injectables, Botox, Hyaluronic Acid Filler and threads, the patient need not go under the knife at all.’

A firm believer that the natural look is the way forward Dr Marwa is best known for her expertise in Baby Botox. ‘The natural-looking trend is here to stay, and the days of the over-Botoxed, frozen features are well and truly over. In fact, too much Botox can actually be ageing, patients who have been over-injected look mannequin-like as the skin is pulled too tight and the forehead is often left looking unnaturally shiny.’

The key to achieving this more desirable youthful appearance is quite simply Dr Marwa’s approach in that less is almost more. Retaining movement of the facial features and embracing one’s natural facial characteristics gives Marwa the power to create small miracles over time.

An advocate of Baby Botox, Marwa is the proof that well-administered enhancements can make results seem so natural that one looks as though they’ve had nothing done at all. Instead, skin looks radiant, and expression reflects a well-rested, youthful complexion.

Taking all aspects of one’s lifestyle into account, Dr Marwa gives each of her clients a through consultation to determine the best course of treatment for them in an entirely bespoke approach. 

From the visible signs of ageing to how her discerning clientele manage their day to day lives, Marwa’s medical knowledge combined with her artistic flair are what keeps her clients coming back for more.

Extravaganzas of ART MIAMI 2018

Our favourite and the most dazzling see-and-be-seen extravaganzas of Miami Art Week

James Austin Murray

Mike Dargas

Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, Art Miami, officially kicked off its 29th edition alongside sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami. Renowned as one of the nation’s leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, collectors lined the block, eager to get the first look at work that included an unprecedented display of Antoni Clavé’s pieces from Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion (Montreal.)

Their show-stopping collection of Henry Moore’s work, including Mother and Child: Block Seat, proved to be a significant attraction. The high quality of the presentation ensured that extremely sought-after offerings at the fairs also included works by George Condo, Wifredo Lam, Jackson Pollock, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Marc Chagall, Ed Ruscha, Keith Haring, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, and more, with many things held on reserve. 

Martin C. Herbst

Henry Moore

Notable collectors and professionals including Beth Rudin DeWoody, Franklin Sirmans, Director, PAMM, Alice Louise Walton, Dennis and Debra Scholl, and Kim Heirston were among the 15,000 people who admired work from more than 800 established, emerging, and cutting-edge artists, represented by 160 international galleries from nearly 30 countries at Art Miami, and nearly 450 mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge artists from 96 galleries in 21 countries at CONTEXT Art Miami.

Mr Brainwash

 

At London-based gallery ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN, guests gathered around pieces by Andy Warhol, Lynn Chadwick and Jonas Wood, and the gallery reported sales of each of these artists, as well as David Hockney’s Colored Flowers Made of Paper and Ink from 1971, which sold during the fairs first hour for an undisclosed amount.

Arcature Fine Art saw interest in To Be Titled by KAWS, as well as people eager to admire Fernando Botero’s Flamenco Tablao from 1984 and Basquiat’s Spain from 1985. As they moved through, a large Damien Hirst caught visitor’s attention. On display with Galería Freites, they were also drawn to a series of sculptures from Manolo Valdés’ titled Maninas. 

Michael Moebius

Maddox Gallery has returned to Art Miami for the second year running, with talented British artists David Yarrow, The Connor Brothers and Michael Moebius in attendance. Visitors enjoyed works by a variety of World-renowned artists including Richard Hambleton, RETNA and Bradley Theodore among many others.

Maddox Gallery has rapidly expanded to include three Mayfair spaces, a gallery on Westbourne Grove, a European outpost in the luxury Alpine ski resort of Gstaad, and for the first time a physical space in the US market. In October 2018, we celebrated the opening of Maddox Gallery Los Angeles, our sixth location globally and the first in North America.

Bradley Theodore: ART & INCREDIBLE VIBES – Studio visit during Miami Art Basel

Bradley Theodore, one of the most recognized emergent artists and personalities. Well-known for his famous ‘Anne and Karl’ wall painting, Theodore has shaken the contemporary art World with his striking use of color, his passion for fashion and his personality

Berkeley Bespoke had an incredible experience to visit a studio by an acclaimed artist Bradley Theodore, who continues to break boundaries as an artist by adding virtual reality creations to his repertoire.

Drawing his focus to history’s regal anarchists, his series alludes to a number of significant, culturally historic moments which Theodore has reinterpreted in his own, signature style. The works – all of which have symbolic importance – achieve the illusion of reworking history through a number of vivid scenes drawing attention to tribalism and the chaos and corruption of modern civilisation.

Bradley Theodore creates works that are inspired by the artist’s travels and the music world. He has created album cover art for Def Jam, Universal Records and Sony, and features music icons like Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols and Prince in his work.

Classical figures from history and contemporary icons provide inspiration for Theodore, such as Mona Lisa, Frida Kahlo, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel and Her Majesty The Queen.

Bradley Theodore, guest and Andrew Bezhenar

Theodore boasts a colourful personality which he seeks to share with the world through his artistic creations. He is renowned for making his art accessible to everyone and not confining his work exclusively to galleries having most recently collaborated with Puma to bring his soulful, introspective style to the brand’s Suede’s 50th anniversary.

Bradley Theodore and Andrew Bezhenar