Los Mochis

 

Bringing a real sense of vibrancy to Notting Hill, Los Mochis is a contemporary restaurant serving up flavours of the Pan-Pacific through elegant Mexican-Japanese cuisine.

Founded by acclaimed restaurateur Markus Thesleff, notably behind the Middle East’s favourites OKKU and CLAW to name a few, this stylish jaunt is set over two floors with dining rooms on both floors and an elegant lounge bar on the first-floor with additional seating on the al-fresco terrace.

Echoing the design-led aesthetics throughout, the space has a feel for rustic Mexican influence which is married with Japanese elegance adding to the charm of Los Mochis. Iconic murals adorn the walls of the lounge and exposed brickwork is complemented by ambient lighting and plush leathers.

Cleverly bridging the gap between street food and fine dining, the innovative menu is devised of gluten-free and nut-free dishes spread across small and large plates with a familia sharing concept.

To start, try one of the guacamoles as an appetiser for the table, served either as a vegan option or with shrimp or crab, it’s a nice way to begin the meal followed by some of the tostaditos.

Particularly noteworthy on the innovative menu is the extensive offering of tacos, with 19 choices to devour, one can savour the tastes of the miso black cod taco and Los Mochi’s must-try trailer park chicken which come served in a choice of either a soft corn tortilla or lettuce wrap. The gringo lobster is also a popular choice and is well paired with flavoursome mixed peppers, cucumber salsa and Yuzu aioli.

Playing on the Japanese influence of the menu, maki rolls are also championed on the menu with highlights including the spicy vegetable tempura roll and the yellowtail hiramasa with truffle chilli goma. The ceviches are also a delicacy Los Mochis as mastered, the seabass doesn’t disappoint and is served with shiso-truffle soy.

Alongside the delicious cuisine on offer, the restaurant and lounge are also frequented by locals for its fabulous cocktails, tequilas and sakes. From its covetable selection of agaves to rare and complex sakes, there’s something for every connoisseur alongside expertly mixed cocktails.

Los Mochis is open daily and can be booked online here.

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 included covetable items including a gold face mask which the actress modelled during the event. Guests were also treated to a fabulous meal by two-Michelin starred chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo.

 

Facialist to the stars: Chelseé Lewis

With more than twenty-five years in the beauty industry under her belt, Chelseé Lewis needs no introduction. A skin guru with a plethora of techniques across facials, aesthetic practices and holistic treatments, Chelseé’s intimate studio is discreetly nestled in Mayfair and is the hub of her signature rituals coveted by the beauty elite.

Cleverly filling the gap between a facial and aesthetic treatment, Chelseé’s signature Le Visage facial combines a pampering experience with a results-driven micro-peel to accelerate the skin renewal process. Tailored to each client’s individual needs, the treatment starts with a deep cleanse and encompasses Chelseé’s masterful facial massage, a technique finessed to drain toxins and reduce puffiness allowing oxygen to the skin.

Using Parisian natural skincare brand Yon-Ka, Chelseé’s menu addresses a range of skin concerns and her magical touch is key to her ability to achieve glowing skin for her loyal clients.

Taking the facial to the next level, her intuitive approach is to offer clients a complete journey, otherwise known as the Chelseé Prescription. Focusing on all aspects of one’s lifestyle, Chelseé can prepare a programme to tackle everything from a client’s diet, to their mental health, wellbeing and exercise all in the name of good skin.

As well as her signature Le Visage facial, Chelseé’s menu spans to an offering of courses from facial cryotherapy, CACI treatments and diamond microdermabrasion.

Treatments can be booked online here.

 

Must-Try Beauty Treatments

 

We’ve shortlisted our favourite jaunts for a spot of TLC and top beauty treatments from the best facialists to game-changing body treatments.

 

Decorte at Harrods:

Situated within the fabulous beauty events and services space at Harrods, Decorte’s dedicated treatment room is an oasis of skincare innovation. Designed by Designtank, the tranquil room intertwines the minimalism of the Japanese brand with the lavish luxe of Harrods to create a spacious and light room complete with its own digital waterfall. With a menu of pioneering Onjun inspired facial rituals, the hero treatment is Decorte’s Ultimate Lift Ritual, a decadent experience designed to sculpt, lift, and firm the skin. A multi-step process, the skin is cleansed using hands and a brush before being left in a thermal mask. One can also enjoy a warming hand and décolleté massage as part of the experience before being left with a glowing and visibly sculpted complexion.

 

The Prager Clinic:

A firm fixture in the black books of the beauty elite, The Prager Clinic takes pride of place in the heart of Knightsbridge and attracts a globetrotting clientele with its curated offering of advanced aesthetic treatments for the face and body. Very much amongst the most sought-after aesthetic doctors in the world, Prager’s trademark approach of focusing on the whole face rather than just a specific area is key to his natural results and his team including the in-demand Dr Lizzie Tuckey are all experts in creating facial enhancements and body contouring. With a range of programmes tailored to address specific concerns, the clinic is renowned for its expertise in performing Botox to reduce hyperactive muscle movement in the upper and lower facial areas. Using innovative techniques, the results of Botox treatments can range from a smoother complexion to reduced sagging and minimising headaches and frowning.

 

Lisa Harris:

Best known for her holistic approach to non-evasive treatments, Lisa Harris is at the forefront of innovation with her flagship clinic in Weybridge clinic offering everything from signature facials, mesotherapy and cryolipolysis. Building on her 27 years in the skin health industry, Lisa has also earned a reputation for performing ground-breaking body treatments which can repair and restore imperfections and scarring. Perhaps one of the most noteworthy treatments the Lisa Harris Skin Science clinic has recently started to offer is SlimDrone, an award-winning treatment designed to target fat cells allowing product to enter the cells directly targeting a range of skin concerns from fat reduction to cellulite reduction and skin tightening. Using phototherapy, thermostimulation and electrostimulation, this incredible treatment can help with everything from loose skin, weight loss and stubborn fat cells. The results are definition, targeted fat reduction, a firmer silhouette and tighter skin.

 

Blink Brow Bar:

Renowned as the pioneer of the walk-in brow bar, Blink first opened shop back in 2004 and has since become the go-to for on-the-move brow treatments. Very much bringing the idea of a walk-in nail bar to the world of brows, Blink offers a range of soothing treatments across its instore concessions and standalone salons in Chelsea, Notting Hill and Westfield London all performed in less than 20 minutes without the need for booking. The ideal pick-me-up on a lunch break or pre-event, Blink’s signature threading service has bought the traditional Indian technique to the western world and the cult offering leaves brows looking preened and groomed with precision at the core of what Blink has mastered so well.

 

Kensington MediSpa:

Discreetly located beneath the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington MediSpa offers a range of top-to-toe treatments and programmes designed to offer a 360 approach in a modern and stylish aesthetic space. Using Elemis products, the MediSpa has a menu of top treatments for both face and body alongside an offering of high-performance aesthetic and non-invasive treatments. Top of the list for a quick pick-me-up is the Strawberry Lift programmes, tailored to quickly contour and shape the body in a fast and painless way with no downtime. The original LaserLipo Strawberry Lift is designed to tighten skin, contour the cheeks, and reduce a double chin in a non-evasive way to give the effects of a lower facelift without invasive surgery. While the pioneering Strawberry InchLoss shapes the body all in a quick half-hourly session and essentially melts the fat cells allowing them to be naturally flushed out of the body.

 

BeefBar and Valmont Spa at Bill & Coo

 

With two iconic properties both in coveted locations, Bill & Coo Hotels remains at the forefront of the most popular choices for those looking to make the most of Mykonos’ party scene and stunning beaches.

With both the Bill & Coo Suites & Lounges in Mykonos Town and Bill & Coo Coast offering refined architecture, island-inspired aesthetics, and enviable views, both are frequented by hotel guests and those visiting for the flagship names both hold.

Very much destinations in their own right, the Coast resort is home to the Myconian outpost of legendary Monte-Carlo favourite Beefbar and over at the Suites & Lounges is a tranquil spa and treatment rooms by Swiss favourite Valmont, both open to both those staying at the hotels and non-residents.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Agios Ioannis beach, Beefbar on the coast overlooks the Aegean sea and is a charming beachside bar by day transforming into a dressy restaurant in the evenings.

With seating spread across the main floor and tables also on ledges with unobstructed views of the sea and night sky, Beefbar serves a contemporary menu of prime cuts of beef and innovative dishes centred around the finest meat available from around the world. Echoing the brand’s signature styling throughout, the décor is in keeping with its island surroundings and rustic wood against the sand sets the tone for this elegant eatery.

With a chilled daytime ambience, the restaurant is a great spot for a late lunch or chilled sunset drinks and in the later hours, a DJ plays chilled house beats giving a more upbeat vibe to the atmosphere.

Foodwise, one can expect a curated offering of meat and fish with a Mediterranean twist and house favourites including the restaurant’s hero dish, Kobe beef gyros which stands proudly as the first gyros of its kind.

Cleverly devised into leaf, beef and reef options split against smaller street food dishes and larger comfort food plates, the menu champions beef as one would expect alongside must-try dishes including Beefbar’s take on crispy calamari and its iconic pizza which is topped with parmesan, truffle cream and summer truffle.

Open to non-residents as well as those staying at the Bill & Coo properties, Beefbar is amongst the most popular choices on the island and has built a reputation for its fabulous food, enjoyable atmosphere and stunning views.

Also a firm fixture in the black books of Mykonos’ concierges is the island’s only spa by Valmont which is discreetly situated downstairs within Bill & Co Suites & Lounges and has a menu of rituals and treatments tailored by the Swiss brand.

Very much at the pinnacle of the hotel’s wellness focus, the spa features a wall of natural rock with wood and stone adorning the treatment rooms which are complete with a private jacuzzi. Suited for individuals and couples, the spacious rooms are an oasis of calm and make the perfect backdrop for expertly curated rituals.

Taking a bespoke approach, traditional holistic therapies are met with the power of Valmont’s natural ingredients with a range of results-focused treatments designed to regenerate and rejuvenate.

Facial treatments here instantly leave skin looking and feeling firmer, plumper, and healthier thanks to a variety of techniques used from Japanese Ko-Bi-Do massage to drainage and lymphatic movements to encourage blood circulation.

With relaxing and regenerating body treatments also at the core of its refined offering, the spa is a retreat in itself leaving one feeling their absolute best. Using some of Valmont’s flagship body products within its rituals, each treatment performed by the spa’s highly trained therapists is tailored to the individual.

Open to both hotel guests and non-residents, the spa also has a boutique stocked up with Valmont’s best-selling ranges and also offers nail treatments as well as rituals specifically suited to children aged six and above.

Discover Beefbar here, and the Valmont Spa here.

 

 

 

Bespoke Lipstick Creations by Code8

 

Quite possibly one of the most luxurious ways of curating a lipstick, Code8’s bespoke lipstick creation experience offered within the brand’s Burlington Arcade flagship boutique is the ultimate treat for covetable lips.

An innovative way of finding the perfect match, a dedicated colour maestro guides you through the process of finding a one-of-kind colour fully suited to your lifestyle, moods and preferences of tones to create a shade all made in front of you on a lab machine.

Taking around 45 minutes, the four-step process starts with choosing a base from a pre-made edit of colours, the colour is then mixed and tested until you’ve found your perfect match. The pigments are then melted and poured into a lipstick mould before it is put into the machine and set before being packaged in a gorgeous presentation box.

Code8 also offers the service virtually over video allowing for customers to enjoy the experience from the comfort of their own home, samples of three colours are then sent to clients before a selection is made and sent direct to one’s doorstep.

Discover the service here.

 

The Ultimate Daycation to Oxfordshire

 

With many of us still opting to enjoy a day further afield without venturing to the other side of the country, Oxfordshire is somewhat of a gem for those looking for a bit of a magic closer to home. Within easy reach by train or car from London, Oxford is perfectly suited for either a day trip or a staycation over a few days and offers everything from pretty walks, historic attractions and a vibrant arts and culture scene making it the ideal spot for couples, friends and families alike.

Already a destination with a host of names from the likes of Soho Farmhouse, Raymond Blanc and Daylesford, Oxford is fast becoming a popular retreat for avid foodies and those looking to enjoy fine fare in a rural countryside setting. More recently, the noteworthy Diddly Squat farm founded by Jeremy Clarkson has once again put this county and city on the map.

For those seeking a more idyllic pursuit, the Oxford Botanic Garden is a must. A green-filled sanctuary in the heart of Oxford, one can be whisked away in this enchanted oasis which stands proudly as Britain’s oldest scientific garden having been founded back in 1621. Today, visitors can enjoy a display of more than 5,000 different plant species across the lush-filled grounds and glasshouses.

Follow a stroll around the gardens with lunch at the Ashmolean Roof Top Restaurant which is situated above the iconic Ashmolean Museum. Bookings for lunch and afternoon tea in this stylish jaunt also include general entry to the museum but only after your meal so do take this into consideration when planning your day.  A stylish jaunt with an outdoor terrace for al fresco dining and nice views overlooking Oxford, the café and courtyard at the Ashmolean serve a delicious menu of seasonally changing dishes ranging from salads, fish and meat alongside an extensive offering of wines, beers and cocktails, some of which are inspired by the ongoing exhibitions at the museum.

Designer aficionados will no doubt enjoy a pit-stop to Bicester Village as part of a trip to Oxfordshire, with more than 160 luxury boutiques in its charming open-air space and up to 60% off recommended retail prices all year round. Home to an array of superbrands and high-end fashion, Bicester’s offering also spans top beauty brands and lifestyle stores. Recent additions to the village include 111SKIN, Isabel Marant and Off-White to name a few as well as its current pop-up, Designer Exchange with a covetable selection of pre-loved fashion and accessories.

Bicester Village has also become somewhat of a destination for fine dining in the country, and its expansive selection of eateries include Café Wolseley, Farmshop by Soho House and the newly opened La Tua Pasta. One of the particular highlights is Shan Shui, a modern restaurant inspired by 1920’s Shanghai serving a menu of Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes in a contemporary setting.

Marking its partnership with Experience Oxfordshire to celebrate the local area and its endless gems, Bicester Village has also commissioned Olympia Olympitus to create a map showing everything from local hotels to restaurants and must-visit attractions in the area which can be downloaded here.

Bicester Village

 

 

Coya Mykonos

 

Now in its second year, Coya’s Mykonos outpost takes a prominent position in the heart of Mykonos Town and offers its guests a multi-sensory journey through Peruvian and Latin culture. Set against a backdrop of luscious greenery and striking florals, the restaurant at Coya takes centre stage in the courtyard with two pisco bar and lounges occupying the interior.

In keeping with the theme synonymous with the global restaurant group, the décor here evokes Incan influence which is paired with a sleek design and eye-catching antique furniture throughout. Elevating its outdoor-dining concept, the architecture of the courtyard here is undeniably Cycladic which adds a welcome touch of authenticity to the exterior.

Having already established itself as the go-to for the well-travelled globetrotters that frequent the island, Coya Mykonos is the perfect spot for either a culinary experience or for cocktails in one of the stylish lounges.

A noteworthy addition to Coya’s already expansive global portfolio, the Mykonos location is also host to top DJ’s through the Coya music label with guests enjoying sets of everything from Latin influenced electronica to tech and afro house which gives a real upbeat ambience to this glamorous destination.

Serving a menu of gastronomic excellence, Coya Mykonos’ menu is a fusion of authentic Peruvian cuisine and modern Latin American fare. As vibrant as its backdrop, the menu transports guests on a journey through innovative dishes created using fine ingredients and local produce.

Best shared, the menu features everything from small dishes, tacos and tiraditos to larger iron pots and plates of fish and seafood along with salads and side dishes. Around 3-4 small dishes per person and one of the heartier plates is about right.

Perhaps most noteworthy is Coya’s ceviches with highlights including the corvina a la trufa and the delectable lubina clásica, sea bass served with red onion, sweet potato and white corn which is very much a flagship dish of the restaurant. Coya also has the option to order a selection of its signature ceviches which is a nice way to sample a few.

Try the anticuchos for an authentic taste too, charcoal grilled, the skewers range from octopus through to prawns and flavoursome forest mushrooms.

For the mains, the lamb chops are a favourite and really ooze Peruvian flavour, the spicy beef fillet with shallots is also quite a nice way to really get a feel for the South American tastes the group is known for.

Finish with the churros for dessert and one of Coya’s famous pisco sours and you’ll quickly fall in love with this magical place and its authentic charm.

Coya is open daily during the season, bookings are recommended for the terrace and courtyard.

Reservations can be made here.

 

One Fine Dine: The Ultimate in Home Dining

 

Launched back in 2020, One Fine Dine is Daniel Hulme’s answer to exquisite dining within the comfort of your own home.

Already known for his legendary privation aviation catering, One Air Dining, Hulme’s innovative culinary creations are carefully prepared by expert chefs and then delivered as easy-to-prepare dishes that are simply reheated from chilled and plated.

With a monthly changing menu of the finest fare and Michelin-standard options, One Fine Dine has taken at-home-dining to the next level, without the complications of trying to cook a meal from scratch.

With an array of options on each menu, the service is suited to both those needing a regular gastronomical fix to anyone looking to impress for a dinner party – favourites on the previous menus have included Gressingham duck breast with celeriac puree and champagne poached strawberries to name a few.

Elevating the offering further, One Fine Dine is also partnered with some of the finest chefs across London and the UK to come to your home and prepare a meal from start to finish – perfectly timed for the party season.

As his concept continues to expand, we managed to catch up with Daniel to find out a bit more:

 

Daniel, how does curating fine dining menus for the home or office differ from those you do for private aviation? 

 

It wasn’t too difficult from a product concept point of view because we have been doing it for 10 years with our private aviation company, One Air Dining. A lot of new companies who have set up in the last 15 months have had to start from scratch, but as we had everything already in place our systems have allowed us to expand rapidly as a culinary concierge service. We just changed our final destination from private jets to private homes.

 

Our service is not only of superior quality and super easy, it also brings the added element of fun, with our plating up guides! We operate seven days a week offering a huge selection of cuisines from around the globe, each handpicked and created by our expert chefs, to offer a high-end dining experience like no other.

 

Our behind-the-scenes prep enables our customers to fully immerse themselves in the luxury experience, rather than having to spend hours following cooking instructions in the kitchen. We take the stress out of a dinner party, family dinner, or romantic meal for two – our customers simply need to reheat (no more than 15mins), plate (with fun instructions provided) and serve. Simple. 

 

It’s different to creating a restaurant menu where you think about cooking and serving the dish immediately, in our world we use the cook chill process. The clever part is that every component is cooked in a specific way and to the same point so that when it arrives in the home, everything is reheated for the same amount of time and comes out perfectly cooked. No time management is needed as we have already executed this in our own kitchens.

 

What inspired you to start One Fine Dine and how has the pandemic impacted the way we choose to spend time at home? 

 

I have been toying with the idea of delivering our product to homes for around 5 years. Due to my background in the private chef world, it has always been a progression I wanted to make as I could see the uniqueness of what we offer, and felt the demand would be high. I guess in some respects, the pandemic gave me that push I needed to get it going. We went for it as a start-up, thinking it was now or never, knowing that lockdown was imminent. I have full confidence in our product offering and knew it would work well at-home. Plus, we had the capability for high volumes, so it was kind of a no brainer. 

 

It was the right time as the service has been so well received, and it has really taken off! The feedback we get is amazing, and we are now positioned with many Michelin-starred restaurants.

 

Who is the target audience for your meals? 

 

Our target market is broad. We have many repeat customers, and also those who use for a special occasion – a big birthday, garden party, romantic dinner. Our menu is pretty diverse too, allowing us to caters for all tastes and dietary requests.

 

What can one expect from a private chef experience and how do you select which chefs to work with? 

 

We have our own network of highly-experienced chefs based in London and around the country to offer our Chef at Home experience like no other; we hand select our chefs to fulfil your kitchen duties, including the clean-up. Taking all the stress out of cooking (and food shopping!) this new full-service initiative gives hosts and their guests some much-needed time to converse in person, while a fine-dining chef takes care of all the gourmet requirements. It’s ideal for a luxurious family lunch, special occasion, or a gathering with friends, and is an excellent way to feast like a king or queen without lifting a finger!

 

Available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, One Fine Dine meals can be ordered online for delivery up to 12 hours before plating with dedicated slots. The service also offers a full drinks menu with pre-mixed cocktails, beers and soft drinks all available to order.

 

Orders can be placed here.

Introducing The Summer Edit

“We wanted pieces that exuded luxury – from quality fabrics to pared back designs.”

Perfect clothes for holiday, The Summer Edit epitomises beachside chic in a capsule of timeless separates designed with the modern traveller in mind.

Founded by friends Janine Bernstone and Renée Green, the brand is built on a foundation of creating elevated staples that can be worn day-to-night in a range of eco-friendly fabrics and feminine cuts.

Perfectly wearable for warmer climes, The Summer Edit’s launch capsule is split into two collections, Soleil and Apres Soleil, which together are crafted in durable silks and linens and can be worked into an existing holiday-wardrobe or very much worn as resort attire worn alone.

Fluid silhouettes in some of the looser linen pieces from the collection are paired with relaxed shapes and a monochromatic colour palette which keeps the capsule minimalist and undeniably elegant whether worn during the day or into the evening hours.

Clever details are key throughout the capsule and touches including the ability to tie dresses and skirts to make them shorter, or indeed longer articulate the effortless ease at the heart of the brand’s creative edge.

Hero pieces in the collection include the Ava Shirt with its statement sleeves and the Maya dress which has a multi-way neckline allowing for versatility.

Discover the collection here.