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Blink’s Top Tips for Brows

With salons being closed for months over lockdown, many of us have been left with unruly brows and now is the time to preen your brows at home in between shapes. Having bought the Indian cultural beauty tradition of threading to a wider audience, Vanita Parti created the benchmark of eyebrow bars, with the company she founded, Blink Brow Bar now being at the forefront of the industry. We were…

Artisanal Pasta From Pasta Evangelists

    Based on its innovative concept of bringing five-star pasta dishes home, Pasta Evangelists is a London based company bringing an authentic taste of Italy through its weekly changing menu of fresh pasta. Originally founded in 2017, the brand is backed by some impressive names ranging from former Harrods CEO James McArthur to Giles Coren and Great British Bake Off’s Prune Leith all of whom are co-founders. Very much…

Romance in a bottle: Vilhelm Parfumerie

    Having embraced a career spanning from modelling through to designing and producing luxury handbags, Jan Vilhelm epitomises Scandinavian style, so it was perhaps no surprise when he ventured into fragrance. Very much a Swedish romantic at heart, Jan’s love for artisan luxury is evoked through his library of olfactory scents each embodying an element of his life. Juxtaposing the boundaries between simplicity and decadence, the ethos of the…

Spotlight on Valmont

Spotlight on Valmont   Very much the pinnacle of luxury, Valmont needs no introduction. As well as its recently launched fragrance collection, the Berkeley favourite is also synonymous with its high-end performance skincare. Built on a reputation of combining scientific excellence with exceptional alpine ingredients, the Swiss brand was established in 1985 and its products remain coveted by the beauty industry’s finest. Offering a plenitude of products tailored to different…

Jimmy Choo’s Seduction Collection

Jimmy Choo’s Seduction Collection       Lovers of the iconic shoes and bags rejoice as Jimmy Choo makes its debut into makeup. Exclusively at Harrods, the brand’s inaugural line, namely the Seduction Collection is a capsule of ten lipsticks, eight nail colours and six fragrances all evoking the glamour synonymous with the brand.         Aimed at the Choo connoisseur, the collection’s irresistible fragrances are encased in…

The Most Luxurious Honey in The World

The Most Luxurious Honey in The World       Synonymous with the most desirable automobiles in the world, Rolls-Royce continues to inspire us with its innovative approach towards creating the ultimate in luxury. However, one of its lesser-known products is honey. Part of its wider environmental initiative, the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood is also the habitat of some 250,000 English Honeybees.         At a time…

A Q&A With Simon Binke

A Q&A With Simon Binke       We spent some time with Simon Binke to find out how he has been spending lockdown and what he is looking forward to over the coming months. Simon, how have you been spending your days in lockdown over the past few weeks? It has been a very busy few weeks for myself and the team during these unprecedented times, I’ve been based…

Ladurée at Home

Ladurée at Home       With a heritage dating back to 1862, Ladurée is amongst the most prestigious Parisian household names. Originating from Louis Ernest Ladurée’s bakery at 16 rue Royale, the iconic French café epitomises French savoir-faire and has become synonymous with its coveted macarons. Loved globally and with outposts present from everywhere to New York and Japan through to Dubai and Singapore, those craving the luxurious delights now more-than-ever…

Fabulous Fragrances From GRAFF

Fabulous Fragrances From GRAFF           Synonymous with the most exquisite jewels in the world, GRAFF needs no introduction; and, with the House making its debut in the realm of fine fragrance is set to become one of the ultimate perfume houses as it branches into this new lifestyle offering outside of jewellery. Built on a reputation of cutting and polishing some of the rarest rough diamonds…

Dining and Drinking with Height at Bōkan

Dining and Drinking with Height at Bōkan       Artisanal dining meets skyline views in the heart of Canary Wharf at Bōkan, a stylishly modern restaurant, cocktail bar and terrace offering an elegantly refined yet relaxed take on fine dining.       Occupying floors 37-39 of 40 Marsh Wall (The Novotel London Canary Wharf), the Docklands-inspired interiors of this sophisticated space evokes industrial chic with quirky touches adding…

The Perfect Country Retreat Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

The Perfect Country Retreat Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons       Set amongst the idyllic scenery of rural Oxfordshire, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is part of the Belmond group and offers guests a picturesque retreat alongside the gastronomic delights under the direction of Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc OBE.       Situated just 8 miles from the heart of Oxford and within easy reach of London, Le Manoir is…

The Suite Living by Crissy Brookshire

The Suite Living by Crissy Brookshire       Born and raised in a small Texas Town, Crissy has to date enjoyed an eclectic and creative working life that has spanned the worlds of tech, music, photography, film and PR. Her career has seen her working across the United States, from being a publicist in New York to a computer tech specialist in Dallas, and photographer and production manager in…