January 29, 2013

Banca Ristorante Italiano

Acclaimed Italian restaurant Banca is bringing the romance and glamour of Milan to their prestigious Mayfair locale this February, with the launch of its luxurious Valentine’s Day menus. 

Diners can choose from a three or four course traditional Italian set menu, which fuses fresh, seasonal and authentic ingredients including oysters, caviar and truffles - ingredients that have long been associated with aphrodisiac properties.   

On arrival, guests will be presented with a glass of champagne, followed by oysters, and can then expect dishes including Warm Fassona Beef Carpaccio with Norcia’s Black Truffle or Grilled Beef Fillet with Aged Balsamic of Modena, and a dessert choice of Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Heart and Madagascar Vanilla Sauce or Coffee and Petit Fours.

Banca is offering guests the choice of two seatings: 7pm (three course menu at £80) or 9pm (four course menu at £110).

January 28, 2013

Luxury Villa in Portugal - Stone House

Stone House 

Beautiful views of the coast of Portugal and stone features are the highlights of this wonderful property on sale. 

For more information of to request a brochure contact Chartwell Estates at: michael@chartwellestates.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7409 0533.

January 25, 2013


The Luxury, five-star boutique property, St James’s Hotel & Club has linked arms with Victoria’s Secret for a suitably seductive package that would make even Cupid blush!

A personal shopping experience awaits you in the Angel Suite at Victoria’s Secret’s flagship store on London’s New Bond Street. Armed with a £70 gift card to spend on what ever you or your partner desires, Let the Victoria’s Secret associates help you find the perfect fit for a fabulous you this Valentine’s!

The ‘Seduction’ package starts from £410+VAT, available throughout Valentine’s Week (11th – 17th February 2013). 

..It includes..
One night in a deluxe room, 
Breakfast­‐in-­bed, with morning papers delivered,
A delicious box of Victoria’s Secret Pink Champagne Truffles, created by Charbonnel et 
£70 voucher presented in a Victoria's Secret gift box, 
And to finish off an Angel Suite experience at Victoria’s Secret’s flagship store on New Bond Street.

This is the perfect way to have your partners heart all a flutter!   

January 24, 2013

Ealanta Whisky


Limited 1993 whisky with an American twist! Perfect timing for Burns Night, 25th January. 

Scotland’s favourite single malt whisky – Glenmorangie – has just released the fourth annual release in its Private Edition range, in time to toast with for Burns Night. Scots Gaelic for ‘skilled and ingenious’, Ealanta is a 19 Year Old Glenmorangie, fully matured in virgin American white oak casks.

Bottled at 46% ABV, non-chill filtered for maximum texture and mouth-feel and with an RSP of £74.99, Glenmorangie Ealanta is the latest addition to the Private Edition range, comprising the highly sought after Sonnalta PX , Finealta and Artein. The Private Edition range consists of rare and interesting limited edition whiskies carefully selected from the ‘cabinet of curiosities’ of Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation at The Glenmorangie Company, that are fast becoming collectors’ items and perfect drams to toast to Robert Burns, the renowned Scottish Bard, this Burns Night.


 What to expect from your dram of Ealanta…

The nose: a soft toffee and butterscotch aroma, then vanilla and a hint of stewed fruits with a hallmark Glenmorangie top note of menthol.
The palate: leads with candied orange peel, sugar coated almonds and sweet vanilla, wrapped in an unusual nuttiness reminiscent of Brazil nuts in toffee.

The finish: very long with virgin oak derived spices such as clove, ginger and a hint of aniseed. 

If you are keen to seek out a bottle of Ealanta in time for Burns Night, you can try the following retailers:

January 14, 2013

Seven Park Place


A stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly and the boutiques of Mayfair is Seven Park Place, the deliciously small, but perfectly formed 26 covered Michelin- Starred restaurant by William Drabble. 
Located in the St James's Hotel & Club, a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Seven Park Place was award a Michelin Star and Four AA Rosettes.
William Drabble has created his own unique menu at Seven Park Place, influenced by classic French cuisine but made using the best local, seasonal British ingredients, which are at the heart of his sublime cooking. Signature favourites such as poached lobster tail with cauliflower purée and lobster butter sauce; best end of Lune Valley lamb with garlic puree and rosemary jus; marinated hand-dived scallops with Dorset crab and blood orange; braised stuffed oxtail, celeriac mash, wild mushrooms and bone marrow.

Seven Park Place have an exceptional value for money lunch menu that offers two courses for £24.50 and three at £29.50 and with afternoon tea from £19 it would simply be rude not to. 

For a truly memorable dining experience, opt for the outstanding six- course menu at £69 or paired with fabulous wine £123 in the gorgeous private dining rooms available.

January 11, 2013

Jimmy Choo FLASH

Jimmy Choo FLASH available EXCLUSIVELY
at Debenhams Beauty Hall from 9th - 28th January 2013

Debenhams Beauty Hall is proud to announce that from 9th January 2013 it will be the exclusive online stockists for Jimmy Choo FLASH and from 11th January 2013 the exclusive in store stockist (until 28th January).

Jimmy Choo Creative Directors Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway had a distinct vision for the Jimmy Choo FLASH muse and the emotions they wanted the fragrance to evoke. According to Choi and Holloway, “FLASH is about the cool rush of excitement and the sense of power a woman feels when dressed in a pair of sexy shoes. Its character, which is both heady and effervescent, captures this perfectly.”

FLASH is a white floral with a character that is effervescent, carnal and provocative. The perfumer, Christine Nagel says, “I created FLASH for the self-confident, urban Jimmy Choo woman: sexy, rebellious and sophisticated. I imagined the sound of her heels, clicking on the streets of New York, London and Paris.”
The fragrance opens with pink pepper, tangerine and strawberry, for a fresh, sparkling introduction. As these glittering top notes evaporate, heart notes of strong, exotic white flowers, with a tuberose signature enriched with notes of jasmine and white lily, reveal a heady, sexy character. A base of white, powdery woods gives a lasting impression that is both seductive and sensual, but never too much. “As a brand, Jimmy Choo is so resolutely feminine that the perfume had to have a sensual background. I used white woods, a contemporary note that gives a feminine, sophisticated touch but maintains luminosity,” says Nagel

“Christine Nagel is a modern artist in fragrance. Her olfactory vernacular is the definition of cool, but her sensibility is always ultra-feminine and luxurious, “says Holloway. 

Prices from £22.00 - £62.00.