December 19, 2011

Jimmy Choo - make mine a skinny mocha...

Uber-glamourous shoe designer Jimmy Choo have launched a leather coffee cup holder to the accessories collection. Costing £95, this is the new must-have for the woman who has everything. Expect to see some perfectly manicured nails clasping one of these in your local Starbucks soon! 

Visit Net a Porter to purchase.

December 14, 2011

Red Bull Racing - Home run

60,00 spectators turned out in Milton Keynes on 10th December to see the Red Bull Racing 'Home Run".
Sebastian Vettel and seven time Grand Prix winner Mark Webber drove their F1 racing cars through a circuit in Milton Keynes. Christian Homer, team principal and chief technical officer Adrian Neway joined the drivers.
"It was something special to drive the car in Milton Keynes today in front of all the fans," Webber said in a statement. "The location was close to the factory and I live pretty locally too, so it was nice to give something back to the community. I know some of the roundabouts on the course from driving my road car, so it was something different to drive them in an F1 car."
Vettel added, "It's great to be here in Milton Keynes, which is where the cars are built and everyone from the factory works. It's nice to say thank you and to see all the fans from the area. It was good fun; we did some donuts and enjoyed ourselves out there. It's a great way to finish the season."
The event drew in industry favourites including Jack Humphrey, David Coulthard and Chris Pfeiffer.
"It's flattering to have so many people turn out to celebrate what we have achieved," Horner said. "Without the fans, there's no Formula One and no Red Bull, so it's good to give something back and celebrate our double world championship like this."

December 8, 2011

Chartwell to mentor in Monaco

We are pleased to announce that Victoria Sheppard, of Chartwell Magazine has been invited to take part in the 2012 mentoring program at the International University of Monaco.

The program, launched in 2002, has been an extremely valuable experience for the students who can benefit from the guidance of CEOs, top executives, 'business angel's' and successful entrepreneurs.

Every year this program involves more than 85 mentors and has been an outstanding contributor to IUM’s goal to assist its students to learn, grow and network.

Amongst the participants in 2011 are such diverse and well known companies as: Mulberry UK, Faconnable, Kenzo, Dior, Bottega Veneta, Fendi , Versace, Ferragamo , Estee Lauder, Selfridges, Gucci, Quintessentially , Fraser Yachts, Credit Foncier, Bain & Company, Mecaplast, Amadeus, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, SG Private Banking, Triago Private Equity, Trafalgar Capital, UBS, Bank J Safra, Natexis, Iris Capital Management, HSBC, Moore Stephens, Bank Julius Baer … to name just a few. So Chartwell are in good company! 

The 2012 program commences with a launch at the Monte Carlo Bay resort in January.

December 2, 2011

Paloma Faith dazzles at intimate performance

1st December 2011 - Chartwell Magazine enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Playboy Club, Old Park Lane, Christmas Party, hosted by Paloma Faith. We were lucky enough to have a table sandwiched between Dita Von Teese and Paloma's stage. Faith belted out classics including 'New York' and ' Stone cold sober' and gave a fabulous performance. Flavoursome cuisine by the fabulous chef Judy Joo was aplenty, delivered in her unique style (we enjoyed trifle from a Christmas bauble!) . 

A Christmas party with extra sparkle

Garrard, the world's oldest jewellers, hosted their annual Christmas party for a select few of clients in their Albemarle Street flagship store this week. CEO Eric Deardorff led the celebrations,  and an array of beautiful collections were on display. We were able to view the creations of Garrards creative director, Stephen Webster, as well as an exclusive royal exhibition in the Queen Mary room.

We enjoyed festive music from Elysium and delicious canapes by Mosimann.

Cointreau Prive London

Chartwell Magazine was delighted to see the unveiling of Cointreau Prive, London's most exclusive speakeasy on 28th November,Designed by Dita Von Teese for the iconic French liqueur house, the Cointreau Privé is composed of a series of uniquely themed private salons, all modelled on Dita’s LA home with some of her most prized personal possessions, allowing you to leave London at the door and lose yourself in the golden age of glamour. The launch attracted a host of glamourous ladies including Kelly Brook, Tamara Ecclestone and Dita Von Teese herself.

Strictly guest-list only, places for the Cointreau Privé can be applied .

Throughout its limited three-week opening, the secretly speakeasy will serve the finest cocktails, like the Cointreau Teese, crafted by professional mixologists. 

Event details:
• Cointreau Privé opens for a limited three-week period between 29th November and 17th December.
• Book your guest list place at
• Opening hours are 6pm until 2am, Wednesday and Thursday, and 6pm until 4am, Friday and Saturday.
• Location to be unveiled on 29th November 2011.
• A boutique will be opened in the Cointreau Privé offering a range of chic accessories inspired or designed by Dita.