Nick Scott

Robb Reader: London tailoring maestro Tony Lutwyche

Army officer turned tailor Tony Lutwyche wove himself into British tailoring folklore when, in 2006, he rescued a 1930s hand-tailoring workshop – artisanal employees and all – back in 2006. Now operating from his atelier in Mayfair, Lutwyche is making his mark across The Pond, having leased the entire third floor of 717-719 Madison Avenue.

Robb Reader: Smallbone’s Iain O’Mahony

‘Smallbone of Devizes’ is, to those whose culinary inclinations are infused with a passion for achingly tasteful design, a canonised name. The Wiltshire-based bespoke kitchen design business has over 40 years’ experience in the field: so how does Iain O’Mahony – Special Projects Director for the Canburg Group, which has  Smallbone of Devizes under its […]

Harrods ‘Rarity’ celebration: an unusually rarefied experience

In nature, as Charles Darwin famously pointed out, rarity is the precursor to extinction. In luxury, conversely, rarity is the precursor to distinction, as evidenced by a two-month celebration (finishing on Thursday 16th August) of all things scarce – from precious fabrics and jewels to limited collections and unique in-store experiences – now underway at […]

Robb Reader: Cherie Spriggs, Head Winemaker at Nyetimber

Remember when the phrase “English wine” was an oxymoron? English wines are winning awards and plaudits the world over, with home grown sparkling wine, in particular, competing with Champagne now thanks to the chalky, sheltered South Downs region being similarly suited to the grape varieties of that region. And, at the vanguard of the English […]

In the check-in stands a boxer…

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first ever Louis Vuitton trunk – which featured a flat top and bottom, so that it could be stacked – being placed onto a steamship set to ferry some well-heeled travellers across The Atlantic. The introduction was a marked improvement on the traditional hefty wood and leather […]

Senturion Key: The Supercar Accessory You Never Knew You Needed

Visitors to Senturion Key’s Mayfair showroom are stopped in their tracks by a spellbinding curio sat atop the table in the greeting area: a hunk of meteorite that hurtled into a Namibian lake around 100m years ago. Look at it from one angle, and a glinting, sliced-flat surface shows off the crystalline alloy structure imposed […]

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