What is so special about a perfumery you might ask? Well this one is very special: Floris in St. James, London. I discovered this famous place on my latest trip to London.
It is not only the second oldest perfumery in the world, but it still got the original shop location with many treasures to discover (besides the many perfumes). Entering these sacred halls is like visiting a museum. Founded in 1730 by Juan Floris and his wife Elizabeth, the store was soon the number one address for fragrances, shaving products and combs.
Throughout the years many famous people became fans and checking the ledger books you find historic jewels like orders from Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, King George IV or Florence Nightingale.
And if you are not interested in these historic rarities maybe the perfumes will convince you. The business, still in family hands, offers individual blends using over 300 year old knowledge. Find your perfect scent with the help of Floris… or even better, create long lasting gifts for your loved ones.
Being spoilt for choice: there are so many great skincare brands out there it is really hard to choose from! I will now present you three of my most beloved ones. And trust me: they not only work wonders and treat your skin with the most fabulous products; they also have addictive scents and therefore a huge recognition value.
Let’s start with Jo Malone. The London based perfume producer offers wonderful luxurious skincare products. Try out the Dark Amber Ginger Lily Dry Body Oil or treat your dry hands with English Pear & Freesia Body and Hand Lotion.
Another one of my faves is Cowshed. The Soho Houses around the world are equipped with Cowshed products. What a great way to get new customers as you will instantly fall for the distintice scent. All products are made in England using only the best pure essential oils. You need to try out Mucky Cow Exfoliating Hand Wash.
And last but not least Australian brans Aesop who create superlative products for hair and skin. The stimulating Geranium Leaf Body Scrub is worth trying out as well as botanical treatment oil simply called Breathless. And the hydrating oil really is breathless.
How about a number one song for this week’s tune? While it is grey and grim outside let’s dance away with David Guetta’s Lovers on the Sun (feat. Sam Martin). Here you go.
When in London my favorite thing to do is check out all the new amazing restaurants popping up everywhere! Okay maybe that it is only my second favorite thing as shopping is also on the top of my list. But after a long day of shopping it is always thrilling trying out new dining hot spots. Last time I made my choice with fairly new Mexican restaurant Peyote right in the shopping quarter of Mayfair.
And what a charming place it is: friendly staff, a welcoming entrance and an eclectic interior. The modern Mexican cuisine has all the traditional food you love, always with a surprising twist.
Whether you go for the tacos, seabass or the quesadillas: you will instantly fall for the Mexican aromas and spices.
It is nice for a change to enjoy upscale Mexican cuisine as sadly Mexican food has the reputation of being more fast food than anything else.
Arjun Waney, who is behind the restaurant, has not only long and successful gastronomy experience but is also the owner of the Arts Club in Mayfair. So you know you are in for a treat…
Still looking for the perfect Christmas present? Or do you want to treat yourself with something special? I have a collector’s item for you that should be on everybody’s wish list: the recently published deluxe coffee table book with the complete range of Andy Warhol’s magazine works. The book ‘The Complete Commissioned Magazine Works’ is definitely a must-have for everyone who adores Warhol’s art and commentary on popular culture.
Never before has a book chronicled all of Warhol’s designs, layouts and photography for magazines: spanning more than four decades the book illustrates rare images as well as his famous celebrity portraits (I’m in love ith the image of Caroline de Monaco for Vogue Paris). Flicking through the 400 pages you realize how influential his work still is and how his take on consumerism and media turned him into the pop artist legend.
It really is the ideal present!
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Holidays are upon us and that is the perfect timing to treat yourself: rejuvenate your skin and enjoy the Spa feeling at home with this limited collection by La Mer. Quite pricey but the collection is worth it with a lifting and firming Mask, the Concentrate, the Eye Balm Intense, the Moisturizing Soft Cream 30ml and headband.
You will shine with a firm and smoother skin. Get the limited Rejuvanting Collection before it sells out…
Something relaxed for the beginning of December? I got the right tune for you: ‘Fade out Lines’ by the Avener! I know it’s on heavy repeat at the radio stations but I still can’t get enough of it.
When everyone else is getting into the festive mood and dreaming of white Christmas, art lovers and dealers on the contrary are travelling to sunny Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach, which begins today.
The art show for modern and contemporary art is more than just an exhibition, it is an event and a fix date on the schedules for many: whether in Basel, Hong Kong or Miami.
If you happen to be in, or are on your way to Miami, I have a very special advice for you and your culinary needs: visit brand new Matador Room located at the Edition Hotel Miami for the most delicious Latin cuisine combined with a unique atmosphere.
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s menu takes a modern turn on Latin cuisine combining South American, Spanish and Caribbean flavors.
If this inventive cooking with local ingredients does not convince you maybe the superb cocktails will. Overlook the hotel’s pool at this oceanfront club, sip on your Margarita and enjoy the images of Spanish Matadors.
The flair is awesome and therefore the Matador Room is a very good way to spend your evenings during Art Basel Miami.
Take-away food? A concept made famous by fast food restaurants is now also possible for a balanced and more conscious lifestyle.
By now everyone knows about the healing and cleansing quality of raw food, vegan nutrition and fresh juices. Well, everyone should know about it. Therefore I will not repeat myself and go into detail but will rather recommend a very special detox brand and their genius idea.
To make sure that you follow a detox fasting cure, a juice program and various other cures Detox Delight came up with a wonderful concept: if you live in one of the six cities with a site you can just pick up your favorite detox program. Otherwise you get it delivered with overnight courier in special cooled down boxes.
Just choose the cure that works best for you, whether you want to detox with a juice and soup cure or need special programs like Flu Fighters or Liver Flush Shots. The huge selection surely has something for you too. Live a better and healthier life even in your everyday hectic lifestyle with long working hours and busy schedules.
What a convenient way to detox.
The year is almost over! How can it be end of November already?
Now the festive season begins with Christmas parties, celebrations and of course New Year’s Eve. I am very happy with the SET cocktail dresses for the holidays. Check out our elegant and chic yet fashion forward dresses here.