October 30, 2011

Chartwell Magazine event makes Monaco Life

Chartwell Magazine hosted an event at The Franck Muller World presentation of Jewellery & Watches at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 2nd October, we hosted an event for our Monaco based clients, for an exclusive preview of Backes & Strauss watches, retailing up to £1.5m. Featured on page 17 of this months Monaco Life Magazine, the only English magazine dedicated to Monaco - to view please follow the link http://tinyurl.com/5s94u56 or www.monacolife.net

Halloween Roundup with Chartwell Magazine

Wednesday 26th October- Chartwell Magazine headed to 'Jalouse Rocks Halloween' - traditionally 'Jalouse Rocks Wednesdays' - the mid-week members only party. Jalouse was superbly dressed as a haunted forest, DJ Prince Charles entertained, 'The Wicked Witch' scared the crowd and members went wild with their 'Childhood nightmares' themed costumes. The party continued every evening through to Saturday. www.jalouse.co.uk & www.jalouse.co.uk/live - for the Jalouse blog.

Friday 28th October - Halloween at The Playboy Club - Mayfair - we sipped spooky Halloween cocktails thanks to Patron XO Tequila, which included the bubbling 'Raging Bunny.' The bunnies joined in with the Halloween spirit by wearing heavenly angel and little devil style costumes, for the members-only evening. www.playboyclublondon.com

October 27, 2011

David Linley relaunches Linley Belgravia store & brand

Linley, founded in 1985 by David Linley, son of Lord Snowdon and the late Princess Margaret, has today unveiled its' newly renovated flagship store in Belgravia's Pimlico Road.

The company has built up both a national and international presence with a quarter of its client base being overseas. Bespoke commissions and projects have ranged from individual domestic pieces from dining tables and humidors to entire interior design projects at the likes of Claridges.

In recent months, Jamie Edminston, of Edminston Yachts, has come on board as a share holder of Linley's and is working closely with David.

Today Linley introduced their new 'Linley Blue' livery, in their contemporary new store.

Chartwell magazine also recently saw the stunning collaberation between Linley and Bentley, in which they launched 10 limited edition Flying Continental Spurs.

www.davidlinley.com for further information.

October 24, 2011

Opera Gallery exhibits Mauro Corda

From November 14th until December 16th, The Opera Gallery presents the UK premier of the new works of Mauro Corda, in an exhibition curated by Jean-David Malat.

A contemporary mind with the spirit of the ancients, Corda has combined these qualities to form his fascinating unveiling of human beings and animals alike.

As a sculptor, Corda incorporates colours such as chrome silver, gilding and paint into his bronze art forms. In search of greater dimensions, his sculptures have moved on to other materials, such as aluminium and iron. Influenced by his time in the Italian Pietrasanta, he has also introduced marble and terra cotta into his work. His incredible command over the materials develops them into profound pieces of art. Some may say his sculptures are so unsettling; it is hard to look away.
His shifting of materials lead back to his vision to portray persons in the most diverse roles, environments, and situations.

134 New Bond Street, Monday to Saturday 10am -7pm. Sunday 12-5pm. Free admitance.

October 22, 2011

Mayfair members club raises over £40,000 for charity

This week The Playboy Club - London hosted a star-studded event in aid of breast cancer charity The Haven. Guests at the 'Pink Party' enjoyed an evening hosted by Model George Lamb,a DJ set by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, a stunning burlesque performance by Gwendoline Lamour and an auction led by Christie's - with prizes including a week in an Italian Villa, lifetime membership at The Playboy Club and a date with Robert Downey Jnr.

Guests also included Cee-Lo Green, JLS and England rugby stars.

The Playboy Club will continue to support Breast Cancer awareness month by donating £200 per new membership throughout October, as well as pink themed deserts and cocktails with proceeds also going to The Haven.

www.thehaven.org.uk & www.playboyclublondon.com

October 21, 2011

Bruce Munro Exhibition at Holburne Museum in Bath

Lighting artist Bruce Munro will unveil a large Field of Light installation at the Holburne Museum, Bath in November this year. He first created a Field of Light at the Brilliant! exhibition at the V&A Museum in London in 2004, and went on to create other versions including a 10-acre display at Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire. Field of Light has not been seen in public since it gained international renown at the Eden Project in Cornwall in 2008/2009.

Munro’s new Field of Light will open to the public on Saturday November 26th and remain in place until 8th January 2012. During this period, a frenzy of Christmas shopping, the Bath Christmas Market (24th November-11 December) and the many plays and pantomimes at Theatre Royal make Bath into a whirl of colour and activity. Field of Light at the Holburne will provide a little extra magic, and perhaps a moment of calm reflection.

October 20, 2011

Today's luxury news - exclusive chocolate launch

‘The Chocolate’ is the most exclusive chocolate in the world. The product itself is champagne truffles coated in pure edible 24-carat gold flakes, and presented in a Swarovski-crystal embellished box.Available online at the-chocolate.com and exclusively at Harrods, the Boutique Box contains 12 chocolates minimum and a weight of 200 grams. It retails at £190 or The Bambina is a one chocolate box experience, which retails at £50.

As well as tasting good the gold may also have some additional benefits including generating a higher IQ and contributing to a long and healthy life.


October 19, 2011