Elevated Luxe in Paphos at Cap St Georges

 

Unparalleled luxury, refined living and a natural yet design-led aesthetic set the tone for Cap St Georges, taking a scenic location towards the east of Paphos.

With a charming collection of rooms and suites, there is nothing short of breathtaking about this Mediterranean newcomer, which is the latest property in the portfolio of George Ioannou and encompasses everything from a private beach cove to ten different bar and restaurant concepts and an impressive spa.

Designed by London-based architect George Andraos, the hotel and resort have a modern flair which is mid-balanced by typically Cypriot accents throughout. From the moment you enter this magnificent hotel through the lobby overlooked by a piano, the team here greets you with a glass of bubbles as you admire the expansive chandelier adorning the ceiling and suddenly realise Cap St Georges is something special.

The rooms and suites here air a breadth of contemporary elegance, muted neutrals complement the sleek furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows take advantage of the natural daylight of the island. Crisp white linens are draped over the cosy king beds, and added touches include clever sofa beds and chic artwork tastefully placed on the walls.

The bathrooms are just as much a spectacle; inviting freestanding baths are paired with double sinks and relaxing shower rooms, all with Lalique toiletries as one would expect.

 

As you begin navigating this dreamy destination’s many marvels, you’ll want to spend some time at the Olympic-sized pool, which acts almost as a centrepiece for the hotel, complete with cocktail-to-lounger service, of course. Open exclusively to hotel guests; the main pool is dressed in stylish Marazzi Piedra tiles with waters that glimmer during the day as they bask in the sun.

For little ones, there are also dedicated pools, a Fun Pool for families and another pool for more minor children to enjoy a spot of splash time. If the beach is more your thing, then the resort has a beach cove spanning 130m with loungers and beach beds also fully serviced so you can enjoy a tipple as you watch the world go by and take in the dip in the glistening sea as your heart desires.

Make time to check out the Cleopatra Spa too; using Swiss favourite, Valmont, the spa has an extensive menu of holistic rituals (including its signature Rasul mud treatment) and is fully decked out with an indoor pool, hydrotherapy area and a hammam suite.

Expect to eat exceptionally well at Cap St George’s with a food offering second to none, catering to even the fussiest of palettes. The resort has eateries serving everything from local Cypriot cuisine to Italian and a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant. Finish the ultimate retreat by taking a meal beachside over at Mesoyios. Go around 8pm and take in the magical sunset over some of the finest authentic dishes on the island, along with a glass of expertly paired wine.

www.capstgeorges.com

The Summer Terrace at AllBright Mayfair

Bringing summer vibes to  Maddox Street, AllBright Mayfair has launched a sun-soaked Mediterranean terrace set against the backdrop of its flagship members club for tasty sharing plates and breezy cocktails.

Open to members and their guests during the week; the Italian-inspired terrace is also open to non-members for lunch and dinner on Fridays.

Serving fruity Gin fuelled drinks in a curated offering by Malfy, favourites on the menu include the Rosa Paloma, a punchy blend of Malfy Rosa with pink grapefruit (Sicilian, of course) and soda – alongside a colourful edit of other Instagram-worthy cocktails all prepared by Allbright’s talented mixologists.

Avid foodies can also enjoy a number of typically Italian dishes created by the club’s resident Head Chef, Carlos Pinerez, which each pair perfectly with the crafted cocktails served and make for a perfect meal either for a sun-drenched lunch during the day or an evening meal overlooking the pretty greenery of the terrace.

Elevating the whole experience one step further, AllBright has partnered with renowned sustainable homeware guru Petra Palumbo who has developed a collection exclusively for the terrace. Showcasing her signature glassware, the pieces feature handpainted citrus designs and are available to purchase from the club for the duration of the terrace’s opening.

The terrace at Allbright is running until the end of August, and bookings are advised.

https://www.allbrightcollective.com/club/mayfair

 

Beauty News

We’ve curated an edit of the latest beauty products and must-haves to keep you looking and feeling on top form.

D’OTTO

A celebration of perfume as art, D’OTTO is a debut fragrance brand, exclusively available at Selfridges, presenting perfume as a liquid art. Showcased as part of the department store’s curation of sustainable brands, the fragrance house depicts a circle within its logo as a symbol of the perfection embodied through its art-inspired scents. Housed in recyclable glass bottles which are refillable within the Selfridges refill fountains at dedicated brand stations, D’OTTO’s niche creations are those imagined by perfumer Paolo Terenzi. Launching with a collection of five fragrances, the Abstract Art Collection is made up of five different olfactive families and a collection where each perfume is inspired by a piece of abstract art. A particular favourite, 2+6, is a mossy amber fragrance paying homage to Kazimir Severinovič Malevič’s Black Square painting. Notes include black pepper, Italian saffron and cardamom, Indian Oudh and caramel.

Dermanda

Following the success of her Harley Street flagship clinic, Awatif Mandour has launched Dermanda Skincare, a debut line of luxurious and result-driven products. Divine to use, the hero product in the line is Dermanda’s Stem C20 Serum, rich in vitamin E and containing 20% vitamin C; this potent formula uses hyaluronic acid to deliver moisture. Packaged in an indulgent gold bottle, the serum is enriched with stem-cell technology working to promote cell turnover and increase cell production. Skin looks brighter and more refined over time, skin tone appears more balanced, and the serum also protects it from free radicals that can otherwise cause damage.

111SKIN

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream

111SKIN’s ultra-luxe Celestial Black Diamond Cream is a decadent daily indulgence with restorative properties in targeting the signs of ageing. Best used nightly after serum, this rich moisturiser can also be used during the day to tackle dry skin and colder climes and uses black diamond particles to help its active ingredients penetrate the skin. Designed to improve elasticity, plumpness and the appearance of lines, this supercream contains NAC Y²™ known for its antioxidant protection. Active ingredients of hyaluronic acid, liquorice root and the botanical extract of Centella Asiatica work to reduce hyperpigmentation and improve brightness to give a flawlessly glowing complexion and results that are second to none.

 

Kilian

Decadently gourmand, Kilian’s seductive scent Rolling in Love celebrates the sensuality at the core of the brand’s roots since being established over a decade ago. Masterfully blended around a theme of narcotics with perfumer Pascal Gaurin, Kilian has taken a more provocative approach with this alluring scent which embodies monochromatic notes of white notes. Musky and intoxicating, Rolling in Love layers notes of ambrette seeds, almond milk, iris freesia and musk in a poetic harmony of delectable fine fragrance. Marking a new direction for the brand, Rolling in Love is housed in a rouge flacon, a first for the collection adorned with Kilian’s flagship shield motif.

Available in selected airports across the UK.

 

ghd

Creating twice as much volume from root to tip vs naturally dried hair, ghd’s rise hot brush is a game-changer. Using intelligent SMART technology, the 32mm tool consistently delivers a temperature of 185°C to the barrel whilst predicting your hair’s needs as it effortlessly glides through. Adjusting its power levels based on your styling speed, this clever piece of kit creates volume at the root and features nylon bristles that maintain close contact to the root for optimal lift and tangle-free tresses. Consider it a salon blowdry at home, anytime, anywhere.

 

Sisley

One of Sisley’s original hero products, the Buff and Wash Facial Gel, is among its best-selling cleansers. Suitable for daily use, this energising first step of a beauty ritual is enriched with natural plant extracts and essential oils to cleanse and remove dead surface cells gently. Applied to the face and throat, extract of lemon diminishes dulling complexions while soothing soy and softening poppy work to awaken the skin and leave it looking more radiant day after day.

 

Boucheron

Inspired by Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, the latest fine addition to the Boucheron Collection is Fève Tonka de Canaima, a woody amber olfactory embodying the unspoilt wilderness of its namesake landmark. With a distinct tone of brown in a nod to Venezuela’s extremely rare brown diamond, this warming scent is centred around the tonka bean, another brown rarity. Created by perfumer Alexis Dadier, this elegant fragrance is enlivened by bitter almond and violet notes to complement the vanilla undertones and sandalwood at the heart. As vibrant as it is gourmand, this delicate scent evokes the emotions of being high up in the flat-topped mountains of Canaima in a modern yet classic masterpiece of fragrance.

 

fjör

Simple yet effective, fjör’s debut hydrolytic serum has taken the skincare world by storm. A newcomer in muted Scandi-cool packaging, this no-nonsense product is suited to all skin types, focusing on sensitive and irritated skin. Fragrance-free and preservative-free, this potent serum is a carefully considered blend of active ingredients designed to reduce redness, hydrate the skin and combat the effects of ageing. Hydrolytic enzymes and collagen work to provide a protective layer on the skin while peptides tackle fine lines and the signs of ageing. Used daily, this groundbreaking product is clinically verified to improve the skin’s overall appearance with biotech technology at its core.