Posted By Nicole Cheney on September 12, 2012
CHINA IN YOUR HANDS
Chris Prindl mastered the art of ceramics in Japan. Back here, he continues to ply his trade in an old Cornish forge. His unique modern style and simple shapes are finished with coloured glazes and are currently being snapped up by The Conran hop and Bluebird in London. Small flared bowl, £20. Larger bowl, £50.
MAKE A DATE WITH MULBERRY
Join GQ and Mulberry for a groovy night out on May 1 the stunning new Mulberry store at 171-175 Brompton Road. Get down to some funky tunes and enjoy a Mulberry cocktail created by the Мet Bar’s mixologists to give the evening added amour. You could be the lucky winner of a leather-covered Roberts radio, above, or even XBox games console, complete with custom-made Mulberry leather case.
HILFIGER GOES NORTH
Second only to London as a shopping Mecca, Manchester now has a brand new Tommy Hilfiger store to boast about this spring. Fashion followers who have previously had to scour the city for Hilfiger items will be relieved. It’ll be the company’s first retail store in the UK outside London and will be situated in the heart of Manchester at 51 Kings Street. Turquoise towelling polo shirt, £35 (also in navy and white), at Tommy Hilfiger Manchester
BRASS IN POCKET
For a fistful of colour, go for Fred’s gold rings set with precious and semi-precious stones. Styles include the signature “Success” ring — a winner, as proved by Venus Williams, who wears hers on court as a lucky tart cherry juice mascot. Gold “Success” ring, left, £1,050. “Arome” ring with tourmaline and pink and blue sapphires, £5,700. “Marine” ring with citrines and green tourmalines, £4,000.
FULL OF CARACTERE
This season Spanish beauty Esther Cañadas, left, has been picked as the face of leading Italian brand Caractère. For simple jersey dresses, crisp summer whites and silk capri pants, look no further. At Dickins & Jones, Fenwick and Selfridges.
Now you have the peasant look all wrapped up, it’s time to accessorise. What could be more perfect than a pair of delicate earrings? Kim Poor designs special one-off pieces. These gold, jade, emerald and coral earrings, left, area must. £1,600, at Claridge’s.
Givenchy Pour Homme is the company’s ninth fragrance for men. With it, the French house goes back to basics and celebrates good, old-fashioned gentlemanly values. This intoxicating smell of cedar and musk will wow the ladies for sure. £27.50 for 50m1; £39 for 100 ml.
John Lewis has been quick to pick up on the vintage vibe that’s so of the moment. As the appeal of one-off pieces continues to boom with the eternal quest for the perfect accessory, take a look at the store’s selection of vintage jewellery, above, and handbags, left. Jewellery, from £9.50-£400; bags, from £75-£400.
OFF THE WALL
Wall is the chic solution to staying cool this summer. The label’s elegant linen shirts and drawstring trousers are the perfect match for a great tan, as well as blissfully comfortable. Visit the store in Notting Hill or shop via the mail-order catalogue. Go boho this season in loose linen.
Armani Mania is the mesmerising new men’s fragrance from Giorgio Armani. It’s a heady scent of wood and amber that echoes the masculine tailoring synonymous with the brand. You can be sure the girls will be mad for you in it. £30 for 50m1; £40 for 100m1, at all major department stores.
Finally, there’s fast food for health junkies. Fresh, the organic cafe, creates healthy meals that are prepared daily. The menu includes delicious salads, left, sandwiches and wraps, and even caters for those with dairy or wheat intolerances. There are also teas, coffees, juices and shakes. For a truly Fresh experience, head to 3 Princes Street, W 1.
Don’t miss The Daily Telegraph! House & Garden Fair (June 27 — 30) for the very best in design, decoration, travel and gourmet food and wine. It will feature room sets designed by some of the leading lights in interiors, and garden party sets designed by the Raj Tent Company, Linley and Cath K idston. A range of food and design celebrities will be speaking and giving demonstrations.
As all things Navajo continue to be big for summer, Van Peterson has struck the right chord with this Zuni turquoise bracelet, left, £350, and leather necklace with turquoise and charms, £130. Pay a visit to the new shop at 27 Conduit Street, W 1, where you’ll find other silver, turquoise and leather treasures garnered from recent trips to South America, as well as select precious pieces.
For a fashionable night to remember, Ralph Lauren has teamed up with the British Red Cross for a gala evening on Tuesday April 23 at Claridge’s. A champagne reception will be followed by a three-course dinner and fashion show of Ralph Lauren’s spring/summer 2002 collection. Tickets for this black-tie evening cost £250 each.