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Food / Drink

Go Japanese at Brown’s

Go Japanese at Brown’s

Enjoy traditional Japanese food at a pop-up event at Brown’s Hotel starting in January, featuring Chef Hayashi, soon to open his own restaurant in Mayfair.

Nutcracker tea

Nutcracker tea

Enjoy a fairy tale themed Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at JW Marriott Grosvenor House to celebrate the arrival of the Christmas ballet at the Royal Albert Hall.

A wild world

A wild world

Co-founder Lucy Carr-Ellison tells us what’s cooking at Wild by Tart, the trendy new all-day restaurant in Belgravia’s Eccleston Yards.

Lifestyle

Top to toe beauty

Top to toe beauty

For top to toe grooming, check out these local beauty salons – they’re sure to leave you feeling at your festive party best.

Cat style

Cat style

Help endangered big cats when you buy from the new high quality clothing range at Hilditch & Key, the Jermyn Street tailor’s.

Mum’s the word

Mum’s the word

Treat Mum this Christmas with a spa package which includes a massage for two, haircut by a celebrated stylist and a a themed afternoon tea.

Icy therapy

Icy therapy

Sports injuries? Double chin? Head to Victoria’s new cryotherapy chamber to treat a host of health and beauty issues. But be warned – it’s icy!

ART

Bringing art back to life

Bringing art back to life

Simon Gillespie, the Mayfair-based art conservator and restorer, breathes new life into forgotten and misattributed works of beauty.

Chelsea girl

Chelsea girl

Enjoy the iconic riverscapes and street views of Chelsea at an exhibition of watercolours by local-born artist Kitty North.

Stardust

Stardust

British jewellery from the 1960’s goes on show this month following an auction of fine watches and jewellery from around the world.

Wearable works of art

Wearable works of art

Fashion and art will unite when luxury scarf atelier Alba Amicorum opens in Kinnerton Yard, Belgravia, this autumn.

Community Awards

At your service

At your service

Help us choose winners for the 10 categories in our Community Awards of Mayfair & St James’s. The awards will be presented next month.

Community awards countdown

Community awards countdown

It’s not long until we roll out the red carpet for the Community Awards of Mayfair & St James’s 2020. Nominate your favourite person or place today.

Inspiring our community

Inspiring our community

Meet some of the inspiring nominees for Unsung Hero and Only in St James’s categories in our Mayfair & St James’s Community Awards 2020. Then nominate someone yourself!

Business

Keeping Victoria safe

Keeping Victoria safe

A new app designed to keep businesses and workers around Westminster and Victoria safe and informed during an emergency has been installed by local BIDs.

Lap of luxury

Lap of luxury

Meet Helen Brocklebank, CEO of Walpole which promotes British luxury retail at home and abroad, helping to keep the footfall high in Mayfair & St James’s.

One-stop law firm

One-stop law firm

Mayfair-based law firm Burlingtons go the extra mile for clients. Alongside the usual legal services, they now offer a complete wraparound service.

All change at Victoria

All change at Victoria

Victoria BID has more plans to improve the local area. But they need the support of local businesses and residents to proceed.

People

Sixties it girl

Sixties it girl

Paulene Stone was a Vogue cover girl in the Sixties, but, aged 78, she still has it. Her life has been full of colour, glamour and tragedy.

The gift of giving

The gift of giving

Christmas is the time for giving. Meet some of the UK’s biggest givers – the multi-millionaire and billionaire philanthropists who give back.

Scout’s honour

Scout’s honour

Marcus Wolfgang-Hall leads the 9th Chelsea Scouts, a voluntary role he puts his heart and soul into.

Historic newsstand

Historic newsstand

Haines of Sloane Square is London’s oldest newsstand. Meet Alex Bailey, running the business his grandad started and meeting hundreds of residents and commuters every day.

Travel

Sailing the seven seas

Sailing the seven seas

Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro, CEO of developer Northacre, talks about his daring teenage expeditions and the best hotel in the world.

Champagne retreat

Champagne retreat

Head to the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa to discover the joys of the Champagne region of France from the comfort of a new five-star hotel.

A Christmas fit for royalty

A Christmas fit for royalty

Enjoy Christmas in style at Coworth Park in Berkshire, the luxury country house hotel where Prince Harry spent the night before his wedding.

Finance

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.

Buying a super yacht

Buying a super yacht

Buying a super yacht is not plain sailing. We get inside advice from the experts on how to avoid the problems and sail off into the sunset.

Property

Famous Dolphin Square

Famous Dolphin Square

From royalty to spooks, Dolphin Square, an Art Deco block in Pimlico, is never out of the news for long and has been home to a host of famous names.

Cutting edge

Cutting edge

Thomas Balashev used the skills he learnt in the diamond industry to give his boutique property firm a cutting edge.

Oh yes, minister

Oh yes, minister

As a young man, Winston Churchill lived at 105 Mount Street, in Mayfair, which is now available to rent.

Royal plans

Royal plans

Grosvenor is consulting on plans to redevelop the Cundy Street flats, in Victoria, where Charles and Camilla began their romance.

Culture

Christmas books

Christmas books

Get into your loved ones’ good books by picking out some great reads for Christmas presents. Or treat yourself! All available locally.

Fish and fame

Fish and fame

See celebrities as you’ve never seen them before – wrapped naked around fish in photographer John Swannell’s latest exhibition.

A riveting read

A riveting read

Belgravia is the backdrop for Sarah J Naughton’s new psychological thriller The Mothers. Here she talks about the local places which inspired her.

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