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Sacha Jafri makes art with a heart

The Maldives resort setting the standard for sustainable luxury

Mayfair’s millennials

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News

Taking centre stage

Taking centre stage

A virtual opening morning at Eaton Square Schools is a chance to celebrate the profound benefits that performance can have on young people.

Culture

Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books

Audrey Brisson, Olivier-nominee and star of Amélie The Musical – now on at the Criterion Theatre – reveals her castaway choices

Let’s do London

Let’s do London

As London starts its road to recovery, Major Sadiq Khan sends out a positive message, highlighting the wonders of our capital and why it’s time to celebrate what’s on our doorstep

The power of film

The power of film

Award-winning filmmaker Eva Lanska discusses her first documentary “The Abraham Accords Change History: Women in the Middle East”

Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books

Famed for his photographic portraits, from rock stars to royals, John Swannell shares the books that inspired his life and careers

Art

Crypto Dynamite

Crypto Dynamite

The term ‘NFT’ has been inescapable of late. We explore what they are and why this relatively new technology has suddenly boomed in recent months.

The Dust Became the Breath

The Dust Became the Breath

Azeri artist Aidan Salakhova is bringing her signature marble sculptures to Gazelli Art House. We speak to curator Farah Piriye about the artist’s process and inspirations.

A decade of diversity

A decade of diversity

Gazelli Art House has become a fixture of Mayfair’s art scene. Reyhaan Day speaks to founder Mila Askarova about the gallery’s journey so far

Art with a heart

Art with a heart

Sacha Jafri has raised millions of dollars for charity through his art – and has just completed his most important work yet

Lifestyle

Austen-tatious

Austen-tatious

A townhouse once owned by Jane Austen’s brother has been transformed into a discreet, exclusive-use hideaway with no expense spared

A cut above

A cut above

We meet the local tailors who are taking stylish dressing to a whole new level

Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever

Giving the vanity case a modern tech update, Tara Lalvani reveals to Sophia Charalambous how she fought tooth and nail to reach product perfection

Business

Adapt to survive

Adapt to survive

From a drinks trolley to members’ lounges, a new co-working space in Belgravia is upping the workplace experience

Tech check

Tech check

The London Technology Club is a community of over 70 private and institutional investors, family offices and entrepreneurs – all sharing a passion for tech investing. We catch up with CEO Konstantin Sidorov

Theories of relativity

Theories of relativity

These family-run businesses are all very different, but what they have in common is a shared interest and passion for what they do

London will rise again

London will rise again

Ruth Duston OBE OC, chief executive of the Victoria and Victoria Westminster BIDs, on the importance of being nimble and how our capital can be stronger

People

Secrets of a Hollywood Star

Secrets of a Hollywood Star

A Hollywood star since the 1950s and a Belgravia resident for the past 30 years, Dame Joan Collins and her daughter, Tara, talk fame, motherhood and the uncensored diaries that promise to pull no punches

Love & loss

Love & loss

Former Tatler editor Gavanndra Hodge talks about a wild childhood on the King’s Road, and the tragic death of her younger sister on a family holiday which inspired her book Consequences of Love

Insta stars

Insta stars

Bella Roberts is the director of a steel business, who splits her time between Belgravia and the Cotswolds. She is the owner of Coco & Lily, who have their own Instagram page.

Meet the passport king

Meet the passport king

Investment migration is on the increase as families and individuals assess where they want to be in a post-Covid world. Henley & Partners’ Dr Kalin gives us the lowdown

Food & Drink

A taste of honey

A taste of honey

While honey is a food used in kitchens across the world a new restaurant at Selfridges is spotlighting bees and the sweet nectar they produce

Gentlemen Baristas

Gentlemen Baristas

July sees the opening of the new Gentlemen Baristas coffee house on Bruton Place.

Ready, steady, bake

Ready, steady, bake

s there anything nicer than a freshly-baked loaf or a crisp, buttery pastry? Alice Cairns rounds up a selection of the best across Victoria and Westminster

Finance

Passport to the future

Passport to the future

Amid a global pandemic, Citizenship by Investment is on the increase – and the UK is high on the list for overseas investors, thanks to benefits such as education, healthcare and quality of life

Trading places

Trading places

Aman Natt is co-founder of Mayfair-based trading company, AstroFX

Visas made easy

Visas made easy

Get your visa wrong and you could miss your whole trip. New firm Viselio simplifies the process and even fills out those tedious forms for you.

What women want

What women want

With increasing amounts of the UK’s wealth now in women’s hands, a new network seeks to challenge the male-dominated finance industry.

Property

Location, Location, Technology

Location, Location, Technology

As an asset class, real estate is the largest store of wealth. Yet it has been a laggard in embracing technology. Therefore there’s no bigger industry ‘more ripe’ for technological disruption says Simon Pavitt, COO of the London Technology Club

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy

Matthew Flood, head of occupier markets at Landsec – responsible for Victoria’s Nova development – talks to Reyhaan Day about how the company plans to continue its work to revitalise the area post-pandemic

Brand values

Brand values

With more flexible working practices seen as a result of the pandemic, and wealthy individuals seeking to buy into the quality and high levels of service associated with high-end luxury brands, we look at what’s available.

The Officer

The Officer

The Officer is a collection of chandeliers designed to bring the ultimate piece of jewellery into a home, says brand ambassador Victoria Christian

Travel

Swiss Glitz

Swiss Glitz

The ghosts of Gstaad’s glitzy past still beckon and if you’re looking for some post-pandemic pampering, Ultima Gstaad is the place

Testing made easy

Testing made easy

Now that quick, reliable testing is vital to international travel, (med) 24 is providing government-approved Covid-19 testing services in Paddington.

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