JOURNAL

A Night at Down Hall

Striking the perfect balance between majestic grandeur and contemporary flair, Down Hall is a country-house hotel situated in the idyllic greenery of Bishop’s Stortford. Most recently in the limelight as the setting of The Great British Bake Off, this stunning rural retreat is surrounded by 110 acres of gardens and is just 45 minutes from London.       Popular with city dwellers looking for some much-needed downtime, business travellers…

The New Rolls-Royce Ghost

Standing as the most successful model in the history of Rolls-Royce over its 116-year history, Ghost has been the answer to a more compact and understated way of owning a Rolls-Royce for the last decade. Now in an era of post-opulence, a new generation of this icon sets a benchmark as the customer-centric carmaker meets the demands of its clients’ wishes for a minimalist yet uncompromisingly luxurious automobile.    …

Coya Mayfair

Having undergone a major revamp last year, Coya’s flagship Mayfair location remains at the pinnacle of the global chain of Peruvian restaurants, bars and members’ clubs.    With outposts spanning across Paris and Monte Carlo through to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Coya continues to expand and with this has refurbished its Mayfair branch with a vibrant new look and contemporary design.         Set over two floors, the…

A Taste of the Amazonian at Amazonico

      Emulating the tropical paradise of the Amazonian and transcending its diners through a culinary journey, Amazonico London is a vibrant Latin American restaurant situated in the heart of Mayfair on Berkeley Square. The second outpost of its Madrid counterpart, Amazonico London is the first international location under the umbrella with its third having recently opened in Dubai’s Financial Centre. Founded by husband and wife duo Sandro Silva…

Six by Nico London

A welcome addition to London’s vibrant culinary scene after months of the hospitality sector being closed, Six by Nico is an innovative dining concept from celebrated Scottish-Italian chef Nico Simeone. Pioneering the dining revolution with his inventive six-course tasting menu which changes every six weeks, Nico has opened his first London outpost in the trendy Charlotte Street occupying a 76-cover restaurant.         Following in the footsteps of…

The Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos Collection

Once again at the forefront of innovation, Rolls-Royce’s latest venture into extraordinary automobiles sees the debut of the Wraith Kryptos Collection, an exploration into the realm of cryptography. With just 50 models to be made of this uniquely designed adaption of the Wraith, the Kryptos Collection gives clients the opportunity to own a model incorporating a series of secret messages with the code known by just two people at Rolls-Royce’s…

Matthew David Opens New Salon

Having resided at his star-studded Duke Street salon for over ten years, celebrity hairdresser Matthew David has moved to a stunning flagship location in Mayfair’s iconic Sackville Street. Having tamed the tresses of the glitterati for years, the Mayfair trained stylist has already established a name for himself across the black books of the industry’s beauty experts and regularly frequents magazines and television appearances as an ambassador for the hairdressing…

Trish McEvoy on Mask Makeup

With masks becoming the norm as part of daily life, we spoke to celebrity makeup artist Trish McEvoy to find out how to achieve a flawless look with or without having to wear a mask.  Trish tell us how to ‘master’ a mask makeup look, is it all about the eyes?  “My go-to look has always been natural, but now that two-thirds of our faces are covered, I’m creating more…

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…