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The Pitch | Christmas at The Saatchi Gallery

Christmas is a time for giving and this festive season Saatchi Gallery are rewarding clients with a choice of two fabulous incentives when booking a party for 200 people or more between the 4th and 21st December and throughout January 2019.

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea at The Savoy

This October, to coincide with its recently announced literary programme, The Savoy has partnered with HarperCollins Children’s Books to launch a unique children’s Afternoon Tea - The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Savoy as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Judith Kerr’s treasured classic.

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Hammered & Stoned: Tessa Packard London’s new collection

Tessa Packard London is excited to announce the launch of their new fine jewellery collection, Hammered & Stoned.

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The York Diamond Tiara by Garrard

When Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank later today, it will be the first time that we see the young royal wearing a tiara: and it’s very likely that she will be wearing a special family heirloom The York Tiara, made in 1986 by Walpole member Garrard.

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Your invitation to attend the world’s finest wedding show

Bridelux is the home of luxurious weddings. The Atelier show, on Sunday 21st October, is renowned across the world and features the very best suppliers to plan the dream wedding.

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Brand Snapshot | Rory Dobner’s first children’s book: The Ink House

Welcome to The Ink House, an artist’s mysterious mansion, built on a magical pool of ink that inspires creativity in anyone who lives there.

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London Cocktail Week | Legend of the List at The Connaught Bar

It's the final day of London Cocktail Week (and our tour of the capital's finest five-star bars.) We end the week at The Connaught Bar - the number five Best Bar in the World - which is celebrating both its 10-year anniversary and its ranking in Wednesday's World's 50 Best Bars, including being named the Legend of the List.

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London Cocktail Week | American Bar at The Savoy

It's the penultimate day of London Cocktail Week, and we awake to hear the news that The Savoy's American Bar - the longest-surviving cocktail bar in London - has been awarded second best bar in the world at last night's World's 50 Best Bars awards ceremony.

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David Collins Studio on designing Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at Corinthia Hotel London

Corinthia Hotel London has opened the doors to Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, the first London restaurant by renowned Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge.

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London Cocktail Week | Moët Hennessy mixes at The Hari

We may be halfway through London Cocktail Week, but The Hari in Belgravia is extending celebrations until the end of October with a range of Halloween-themed drinks. Created in partnership with Moët Hennessy by bar manager James Hunt, choose between The Graveyard and Blood Moon, which have Ardbeg 10yr at their core, or Ruban the Reaper and Trick or Treat, which feature Glenmorangie. Or for something completely different, choose the Jaspar - a cocktail inspired by the work of Born Free with real bite.

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Brand Snapshot | The Royal Mint Launches £5,000 Christmas Cracker Set

Sick of fortune-telling fish and plastic junk in your Christmas crackers? The Royal Mint has revealed their brand-new gifting range which includes a luxurious set of the Christmas essential, containing items made of solid gold bullion.

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London Cocktail Week | Wild Strawberry Ramos at Corinthia Hotel

It's day two of London Cocktail Week, and we have peered inside Corinthia Hotel's drinks cabinet to discover what they are mixing up for the capital's annual celebration of mixology.

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de Le Cuona, a pioneer of sustainable luxury in interior textiles

While sustainability is big news and even glamorous in fashion, the interior textile industry is dragging its feet. Bernie de Le Cuona’s luxury brand is founded in quality and handwork and she is now taking her business firmly in the direction of sustainability.

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‘Evolution of Tradition’: A celebration of Excellence, Craftsmanship & Creativity in Furniture Making

A new exhibition of contemporary bespoke furniture, designed by some of the UK’s most distinguished craftspeople, will launch this autumn at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour from 2 until 5 October 2018.

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Brand Snapshot | Gordon & MacPhail unveils twin Longmorn whiskies

Personally selected by identical twins from the owning family and filled on the same day into casks of differing oak, the rare Scotch whiskies are the oldest ever releases of Longmorn single malt.

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London Cocktail Week | Francis Mallmann pop-up at 45 Park Lane

This week sees our capital play host to the world's biggest cocktail festival - a vibrant celebration of the best tipples London has to offer. We spoke with Walpole members - from the finest 5 star hotels and most renowned spirit brands - to  see how they are celebrating this most intoxicating of events, beginning with 45 Park Lane who are all about Negronis at Bar 45 with their Francis Mallmann pop up.

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The Pitch | Royal Academy of Dance

In October 2018, Carlos Acosta CBE will join a long list of dance world luminaries to receive the Royal Academy of Dance’s most prestigious accolade, the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award for Services to Dance.

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The House of Garrard continues its reign as the world’s longest serving jeweller with the opening of its first boutique in Beijing

This September Garrard will open its doors to customers in China’s capital city, Beijing.

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Member of the Week | Boodles

Walpole’s Member of the Week focuses on the member brands that make up the Luxury Index of our 2018 Walpole Yearbook, telling the stories behind some of Britain’s best luxury brands. This week we spotlight one of Walpole’s jewellery members, Boodles.

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Selfridges completes world’s largest accessories hall

Selfridge's launches UK's largest eyewear destination, the Progressive Edit and Dover Street Market jewellery.

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Brand Snapshot |  Belmond introduces ‘The Art of Gastronomy’

Belmond has launched The Art of Gastronomy – a new series of guest experiences where travel, art and food collide. With the growth in culinary tourism and an ever-increasing demand from consumers for authentic gastronomic experiences, Belmond introduces unique moments that go beyond the expected – taking guests closer to the land and people who keep culinary traditions and food of provenance alive.

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Brand Snapshot | Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square named AA Hotel of the Year

Earlier this week, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square was named AA Hotel of the Year London 2018-19 at the annual AA Hospitality Awards at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel in London. Marking 110 years of AA Hotel & Hospitality Services, the event was attended by over 1,000 key hotel and restaurant industry guests.

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Daylesford launches new farmshop and café in Brompton Cross

Daylesford is set to open a stunning new organic farmshop & café on Sloane Avenue in the fashionable Brompton Cross area of London in early October 2018.

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Exclusive Global Blue Lounge for VIP UHNW Globe Shoppers

On the 20th September, the Global Blue London Lounge officially opened the doors to the London lounge with an opening ceremony that gathered 120 guests, including London’s top fashion houses and partners.

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The Pitch | Historic Royal Palaces

Create beautiful luxury product inspired by 1000 years of history - Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. Our commercial activities help to fund the preservation of these magnificent buildings for generations to come.

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Brand Snapshot | London Philharmonic Orchestra makes surprise debut at London Fashion Week in Richard Quinn’s Show

London Philharmonic Orchestra made a surprise debut at Richard Quinn’s London Fashion Week show on Tuesday 18th September at the BFC Show Space.

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Brand Snapshot | New colours from Farrow & Ball

Today, Farrow & Ball launches nine new colours, the first from the Dorset-based craftsmen in paint and paper since 2016.

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Brand Snapshot | The Conran Shop launches exclusive editions at London Design Festival

In celebration of London Design Festival 2018, The Conran Shop continues its focus on authentic and iconic design as it proudly launches special editions designed with the expertise of a selection of renowned brands, including Vitra, Knoll and Carl Hansen & Søn.

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Brand Snapshot | The Conran Shop & Pinterest collaborate to create immersive personalised shopping experience

An interactive installation and in-store experience in celebration of London Design Festival.

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Brand Snapshot | Victor’s personal flying experiences

Following Victor’s recent introduction of Alto™, the first global frequent-flier points programme for private jet charter, the leading private jet charter marketplace has launched a new marketing campaign, designed to change what it means to fly private and further differentiate Victor in its industry space.

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Brand Snapshot | Johnstons of Elgin presents SS19 collection at London Fashion Week

The iconic cashmere brand returns to LFW with groundbreaking new fabrications and all year round appeal.

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Brand Snapshot | Temperley London Summer 19

A celebration of the individualist spirit, the Temperley London Summer 19 collection reflects a carefree sensuality. Prints, embroideries and silhouettes inspired by neo-classical architecture are the building blocks of this season.

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Brand Snapshot | Bremont’s U-2/51-JET makes its big screen debut in Tom Hardy’s Venom

Bremont's new U2/51-JET watch is set to feature in the forthcoming film Venom starring Tom Hardy and Bremont has also teamed up with a renowned comic artist to paint the Bremont Broussard, the brand’s former 1950’s French military aircraft.

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Burberry reimagines its Regent Street flagship store

Burberry has opened the doors to its flagship store at 121 Regent Street in London which has been entirely visually transformed to coincide with Riccardo Tisci’s first collection for the British fashion house.

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G.F Smith hosts Vincent Villéger for a discussion on luxury packaging

Vincent is a specialist in the field of luxury packaging, operating as an independent creative consultant.

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Brand Snapshot | The Jackal Studio

Founders of The Jackal, Darren Sital-Singh and Dan Tucker, have repositioned their creative content agency as The Jackal Studio with a focus on luxury brands and engaging with affluent, urban men.

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Brand Snapshot | Cowdray announce new partnership with Le Chameau

Cowdray Estate is delighted to announce that it has entered into a new partnership agreement with Le Chameau, the leading luxury boot brand. Both brands are aspirational as well as environmentally-aware with a mutual passion and understanding of the countryside.

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Brand Snapshot | Steel Bonnets recognised with prominent whiskey awards

Steel Bonnets, The Lakes Distillery’s blend of English and Scotch malt whisky, has been awarded a Gold Medal in the World Whisky Ultra-Premium category by the prestigious Spirits Business Awards.

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Brand Snapshot | Belmond reveals ‘The Wonder Collection’ in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Introducing audiences to the wonderful world of Belmond through exceptional music performed in exceptional locations.

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Brand Snapshot | Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London celebrates Wedgwood by Hitomi Hosono

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London present the inaugural “Wedgwood Artist in Residence” collection by Hitomi Hosono.

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Meet the Maker | Sophie Elborne, Creative Director, Kitesgrove

As part of our Meet the Maker series, we meet Sophie Elborne, the Creative Director at Kitesgrove, the interior design and development management studio based in the heart of Chelsea, London.

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Brand Snapshot | Chewton Glen takes first place in a worldwide celebration of excellence

Chewton Glen was thrilled to be awarded the prize of the ‘Best UK Hotel Spa’ and also to receive the Number 3 ranking in the category of ‘Best UK Holiday Hotel’ at the Condé Nast Traveller Annual Readers’ Travel Awards.

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Sally Hughes joins Temperley London as CEO

Temperley London has announced the appointment of Sally Hughes to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

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Brand Snapshot | CTO Lighting launches new Artés range

This September, CTO Lighting, leading luxury British lighting brand, will launch their brand new Artés range at Decorex International 2018.

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Brand Snapshot | Charbonnel et Walker’s English Afternoon Tea Truffles

Established in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker is Britain's first luxury chocolatier. A creative partnership between Madame Charbonnel et Mrs Walker, Charbonnel et Walker are renowned for their chocolates and truffles, many of which are still made to traditional recipes of Madame Charbonnel and presented in beautiful gift boxes.

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Brand Snapshot | Home House launches bottomless bedrooms

Leave your inhibitions at the door: Home House has launched London’s first Bottomless Bedrooms, two exclusive overnight packages offering free-flowing Moët & Chandon Champagne. The one rule? No Champagne showers (or baths) allowed.

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Member offer | FT Weekend Festival, Saturday 8th September

The FT Weekend Festival  returns this weekend to Hampstead Heath, to celebrate the ideas of 2018, from the meaning of Brexit and the march of the robots to the search for the perfect Champagne and the quest for the sparkiest Lunch with the FT. Across nine stages a kaleidoscopic array of performances will be unveiled all hosted...

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Brand Snapshot | Method Studio branches out with handmade furniture store

The husband and wife team behind Walpole Brand of Tomorrow Method Studio, a design practise and artisan workshop with international clients including Burberry, Bentley and Aesop, has opened the doors on a handmade furniture shop in the Historic Royal Burgh of Linlithgow.

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Brand Snapshot | The Lost Collection by Malle London

No matter what your transportation mode, your destination or whether you're crossing the city or a continent, being prepared to get lost is the guiding principle of 'The Lost Collection' by Malle London. On the edge of known territory and lost - what's where the fun is - that's the adventure.

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Member of the Week | Bentley Motors

Walpole’s Member of the Week focuses on the member brands that make up the Luxury Index of our 2018 Walpole Yearbook, telling the stories behind some of Britain’s best luxury brands. This week we spotlight one of Walpole’s automotive members, Bentley Motors.

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Brand Snapshot | 20th anniversary of Benromach distillery

Walpole member and family business, Gordon & MacPhail marks the celebration of Benromach Distillery with the release of a rare single malt whisky.

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Brand Snapshot | Boodles Orchard Collection

Boodles brings to life the charm of the English Countryside though a fine jewellery collection of golden pears...

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A Summer of Luxury | Key summer-to-winter buys from The Conran Shop

Our final Summer Snapshot of 2018 is The Conran Shop, who offer a covetable edit of furniture and home accessories from some of the most iconic and up-and-coming designers from around the world. In this exclusive feature, The Conran Shop reveals how to ensure your home is ready for the seasonal shift, and the key summer buys that will accent your interior for autumn and winter, ensuring a luxurious space all year round.

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A Summer of Luxury | Noble Isle

Established in 2011, Noble Isle takes inspiration for all of its’ fragrances from the cultural riches of the British Isles, with ethically sourced extracts from celebrated suppliers. Each luxurious fragrance is created as a fine fragrance with defined top, heart and base notes. 

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Guarantee repeat invitations to the most exclusive shooting weekends

Like tea, marmalade, queuing, roast dinners and an unwavering interest in the weather – the Glorious Twelfth is a bastion of British culture.

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A Summer of Luxury | Fortnum & Mason Sparkling Tea

This summer Fortnum & Mason has launched its extraordinary new alcoholic 'sparkling tea' range, featuring green, black and herbal tea infusions.

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A Summer of Luxury | Whisky isn’t just for winter says The Last Drop Distillers

Whisky isn’t just for winter. Forget everything you know about the great (rainy) British summertime: this year, we Brits have embraced an altogether more Mediterranean attitude to match the sizzling temperatures. But as we linger over a late supper, or gather in the garden for an aperitif as you catch the last heat of the day, few would consider reaching for a bottle of fine blended Scotch.

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Member Invitation | ‘Uniquely UK’ at International Jewellery London

A one-off opportunity for members to meet the UK’s most talented jewellery designers at International Jewellery London on September 3rd.

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A Summer of Luxury | The Rug Company’s Endurance Collection

From a back-garden picnic to a tasting menu on a rooftop, eating al fresco is surely one of summer's greatest delights. To make this simple pleasure even more lovely, The Rug Company has launched the Endurance Collection: stylish and hardwearing luxury rugs, which have been designed to be used in any outside space.

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A Summer of Luxury | The scent of summer with Jo Malone London

August may be drawing to a close in just 10 days, but Jo Malone London is stretching summer into September with the launch of their brand-new sunshine scent: Honeysuckle & Davana, a happy new floral (launching on the 1st of next month).

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A Summer of Luxury | Dress to impress this summer season with the Garrard style guide

Beautifully wearable – jewels for this summer's most glamorous events. Garrard’s Creative Director Sara Prentice shares her advice on what to wear:

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Adare Manor wins coveted ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’

The five-star Adare Manor is delighted to announce that the resort has been globally awarded ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ in the highly coveted Virtuoso 2018 ‘Best of the Best Awards.

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Brand Snapshot | Hans’ Bar & Grill now open

The team behind Chewton Glen, Lygon Arms, Cliveden and 11 Cadogan Gardens, have opened brand-new neighbourhood restaurant, Hans’ Bar & Grill on Chelsea’s Pavilion Road.

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A Summer of Luxury | Glorious Grouse at 45 Jermyn St.

'The Glorious Twelfth' - the twelfth day of August - is the official start of Britain's 121-day-long grouse shooting season (although this year, due to laws banning shooting on Sunday, the season officially began on the 13th).

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A Summer of Luxury | Rooftop yoga at The Berkeley

Start the day with a stretch and a smile. This summer, The Berkeley is embracing the longer, brighter days with new rooftop yoga classes.

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Summer of Luxury | Glow with Charlotte Tilbury

Summer beauty can be hard to do right - colder weather staples of foundation and powder can feel too heavy, while bare skin can feel too naked. Walpole member Charlotte Tilbury has the answer in her brand-new Bar of Gold Trio: 'three sublime shades of show-stopping gold bringing instant magic to your summer makeup looks'.

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Brand Snapshot | Johnstons of Elgin x Cheaney

This Autumn/Winter, Johnstons of Elgin unveils its collaboration with English footwear brand Cheaney. Combining the strongest elements of both brands' DNA and expertise, the collection consists of eight different shoe styles spanning boots, shoes and sneakers to fit all occasions. Using the finest quality fabrics, each shoe celebrates the best of British textiles and authentic manufacturing.

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Member offer | Cliveden Literary Festival speakers and member offer

The Cliveden Literary festival has announced programme and speaker details for this year's event and is delighted to offer Walpole members a 10% reduction in the ticket price.

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A Summer of Luxury | The Thinking Traveller

Nothing says “summer” quite like the heart of the Mediterranean. Life is lived outside, with al fresco restaurants, bars, gelaterie and cafés spilling onto the streets and piazzas of delightful old town centres, and flanking the picturesque harbours of idyllic little fishing villages.

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Brand Snapshot | Highland Chocolatier Ruby Velvet Truffle

Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier, announces a world first with the unveiling of a Ruby Velvet Truffle.

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Brand Snapshot | The Leighton by Mulberry

This week, Walpole's CEO Helen Brocklebank and Head of Membership Stephanie Robinson are in the South West of England for a tour of our members who reside in the area.

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Brand Snapshot | Taylor Howes Business of Design Summit 2018

In today's fast and ever-changing world, everyone communicates but very few connect. Taylor Howes' Business of Design Summit 2018 offers a unique opportunity to discuss and debate, meet and connect, with two hundred of the most influential figureheads in design, property and luxury communities.

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A Summer of Luxury | Sunseeker launches Project Menorca

Sunseeker is delighted to launch an exciting marine conservation programme on the Balearic Island of Menorca with its long-term charity partner, The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE).

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A Summer of Luxury | Rococo’s tropical chocolates

Inspired by the everlasting heatwave, luxury chocolatier Rococo Chocolates has come over all tropical for their latest range. Candied lemon and orange slices are dipped in thick, dark chocolate for a delicious tea time treat, while ribbons of candied orange peel, coated in a touch of dark chocolate, provide distinctive tangy and fruity notes, perfect for snacking on in the sun.

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Brand Snapshot | Tom Howley

Every Tom Howley kitchen is designed and built specifically for each client, tailored to individual lifestyles and personal tastes. Whether a city apartment or a country home, the result is always a unique, bespoke kitchen that is not only functional, but truly beautiful.

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A Summer of Luxury | Belmond’s Sweet Art of Summer

New experiences to celebrate la dolce vita.

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Brand Snapshot | Rebus Signet Rings

Rebus Signet Rings, Walpole member and the renowned award-winning signet ring specialist based in London’s famed jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden, will host their first-ever Pop Up in New York in collaboration with J. Mueser, the bespoke tailor established in the West Village neighbourhood.

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Brand Snapshot | Bridelux launches new shows and first symposium

Bridelux is the home of exquisite, luxurious weddings.

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Brand Snapshot | David Collins Studio unveils new website and branding

David Collins Studio has undergone a total brand review and today (Monday 30th July) unveils its new identity and website – davidcollins.studio. The rebrand follows a period of intensive research and analysis to understand the reasoning behind, the purpose and the ambitions of David Collins Studio.

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The Hari’s new Truffle Afternoon Tea

The Hari Hotel has announced details of a new Truffle Afternoon Tea at its contemporary Italian restaurant, Il Pampero.

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Brand Snapshot | Tessa Packard London introduces new homeware collection

In celebration of her love for the flora and fauna of rural Scotland, contemporary fine jeweller and Walpole member Tessa Packard has fused her unique design skills with her appreciation for novel homeware to create The Moorland Collection.

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Focus/18 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

For six days, Focus/18 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the design event for excellence. Welcoming visitors from around the globe, the dynamic programme offers more than 100 experiential sessions that bring design ideas to life. This year, a new work by international artist Moritz Waldemeyer has been specially commissioned for the show to enhance visitor experience.

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Member of the Week | Astley Clarke

Walpole's Member of the Week focuses on the stories behind some of the UK's finest luxury brands, all of whom feature in the 2018 Walpole Book of Luxury. This week it's the turn of one of Walpole's jewellery members, Astley Clarke, whose glorious celebration of design, innovation and colour is evident in all their pieces.

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Brand Snapshot | Royal Academy of Dance, Genée International Ballet Competition

Walpole member The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has announced Hong Kong Ballet Principal dancer, and Genée Alumni, Ye Feifei as the Genée 2018 Ambassador. Over 50 of the finest young dancers working to the RAD syllabus from around the world have been selected to take part in this year’s Genée International Ballet Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions. The week-long event will be held at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Hong Kong City Hall from the 3-12 August 2018. Genée 2018 is held in partnership with Hong Kong Ballet.

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Johnstons of Elgin achieves investors in young people gold accreditation

Scottish Cashmere brand Johnstons of Elgin has been awarded the GOLD Investors in Young People [IIYP] Good Practice Award. IIYP is the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. Now IIYP accredited for the second time, this prestigious gold accreditation represents the brand’s true commitment to training, developing and employing young people.

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Brand Snapshot | House of Garrard

For nearly 180 years, Garrard’s history has been intimately connected with the sapphire. From the brooch commissioned by Prince Albert in 1840 for his bride Queen Victoria, to the engagement ring worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, the sapphire sits at the heart of Garrard’s most renowned royal creations.

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Brand Snapshot | National Caviar Day with Exmoor Caviar

The 18th of July is National Caviar Day, celebrate with Walpole member, Exmoor Caviar and their sustainable British caviar.

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Member of the Week | Ardberg

Walpole's Member of the Week focuses on the member brands that make up the Luxury Index of our 2018 Walpole Yearbook, telling the stories behind some of Britain's best luxury brands. This week we spotlight one of Walpole's food & drink members and makers of a deliciously untamed Scotch whisky, Ardberg.

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Tom Kerridge to open Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at Corinthia Hotel London

Corinthia Hotel London is proud to announce that the renowned Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, will open his first London restaurant, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, at the hotel this September 2018.

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Brand Snapshot | Kitesgrove’s Pont Street apartment

Kitesgrove was established in 2013 and is headed up today by Creative Director Sophie Elborne and Managing Director Sophie Coller. Located in Chelsea, the design studio creates intelligently designed spaces which celebrate longevity over short-lived wow factor.

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Together we are Extraordinary: The Story of Bentley Motors

Bentley Motors, founded 10th July 1919, is entering its 100th year of creating the world’s most iconic Grand Tourers, and the British luxury brand is honouring decades of innovation, achievement and craftsmanship by releasing a short film ‘Together we are Extraordinary: The Story of Bentley Motors.’

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The Lakes Distillery breaks two world records with first single malt sold for at auction for £7900

English whisky distillery the Lakes has auctioned the first bottling of its inaugural single malt, Genesis, for £7,900, breaking two world records in the process.

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Home Grown | Private members club for high growth entrepreneurs and investors

Located in the heart of Marylebone this stylish private members’ club is the first of its kind, bringing together a community of high growth entrepreneurs, investors and world class business leaders under one roof.

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Brand Snapshot | Belmond selects two dynamic new designers for collaboration with Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Luxury travel brand Belmond has chosen two talented young designers to bring their creative vision to life at its historic Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea when the property reopens later this year.

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Brand Snapshot | Gleneagles introduces Ochil House

Walpole member, Gleneagles, is delighted to announce the launch of Ochil House, a unique new meeting and events space.

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Gourmande Jayne, the new online experience at Ormonde Jayne

More than just an online boutique, www.ormondejayne.com is the new destination for all fragrance lovers inspired by exquisite architecture, colours, landscapes and of course perfume.

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The Pitch | Strawberry Hill

Horace Walpole would have championed the work of Walpole, the voice of British luxury, as he was one of the greatest tastemakers of eighteenth century Britain. Between 1748 and 1790 he transformed an existing building into the most pioneering and influential house of the eighteenth century gothic revival.

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Brand Snapshot | CUTcakes & Tea launches at 45 Park Lane

Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, is to launch ‘CUTcakes & Tea’, an American take on traditional English afternoon tea, on 4 July in time for Independence Day.

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Brand Snapshot | Burberry opens in Dubai Mall

Burberry have announced the opening of their new Dubai Mall store. The store’s design was inspired by Joseph Paxton’s architecturally adventurous Great Exhibition which took place in 1851, celebrating culture and industry. Burberry's in-house architecture teams worked over the course of many months to encapsulate the classic British feel while also maintaining the Dubai surroundings.

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Brand Snapshot | The Wedgwood Artist in Residence Programme

Wedgwood announces its unprecedented collaboration with artist-in-residence Hitomi Hosono.

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Brand Snapshot | Fortnum’s hosts an evening with MAZI

London’s beloved modern Greek restaurant unites with Fortnum & Mason to serve an evening of spectacular Greek cuisine.

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Brand Snapshot | Harrods’ world-class travel destination

This year, Harrods launched a new one-stop travel destination, bringing together an unrivalled edit of the finest luggage brands, world-class personalisation services, and select travel partners including Abercrombie and Kent and Qatar Airways.

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Brand Snapshot | Claridge’s masterclasses reveal all

Claridge's masterclasses reveal how to create the pitch perfect menu, with insider recipes, tips and techniques from Executive Chef Martyn Nail.

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Brand Snapshot | Jancis Robinson x Richard Brendon Collaboration

Pairing wine expertise and refined design, the 1 Collection is the result of a truly collaborative cross-disciplinary partnership between the celebrated product designer Richard Brendon and world-renowned wine expert Jancis Robinson MW.

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HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Sunseeker International

Poole’s iconic luxury boat builder, Sunseeker International, has welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex.

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Brand Snapshot | Victor launches Frequent-Flyer Points Programme

Leading private jet charter marketplace Victor has launched the industry’s first ever global frequent-flyer points-based programme: Alto.

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Brand Snapshot | New vegan ice-cream and sorbet at Fortnum & Mason

The Parlour at Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly has launched new vegan ice cream and sorbet dishes.

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The Cliveden Literary Festival

Glyndebourne for book lovers.

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Member offer | The Thinking Traveller

Out of Sicily: celebrating a 10-year voyage across the Mediterranean

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Mishcon de Reya | Style Gallery 2018

Click on the film to view all the action from Style Gallery 2018, the pop-up shop for emerging luxury brands hosted by Mishcon de Reya.

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Vivien Sheriff launches flagship London store

Millinery brand Vivien Sheriff, long found in prestigious locations including Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Fenwick Bond Street, has now opened their own retail space with Walpole members invited to attend the launch. Taking place on Thursday 7th June, guests will enjoy drinks and canapes between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at No. 58 Fulham Road in Chelsea, Vivien Sheriff's new shop. 

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Halcyon Days & QEST | Dierdre Hawken exhibition

Pamela Harper, Chairman & CEO of Walpole member Halcyon Days cordially invites you to  join her on Thursday 7th June to celebrate the pop-up exhibition of the talented couture milliner, Deirdre Hawken showcased in the Halcyon Days store within the Royal Exchange.

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Brand Snapshot | Viaggio in Italia Dinner at Selfridges

Recently opened on Selfridges’ iconic rooftop, alto by San Carlo confirms its status as one of the capital’s finest new Italian restaurants by announcing a one-night takeover on 27th June by seven of Italy’s most renowned chefs.

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The Hari partners with Moët & Chandon for the Wimbledon Championships

The Hari Hotel is delighted to announce details of a pop-up Wimbledon-Style Lounge in partnership with Moët & Chandon for the Wimbledon Championships from Monday 02 July to Sunday 15 July 2018.

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BOAT International | Ocean Talks

BOAT International’s Ocean Talks, an afternoon of presentations and debate celebrating the change makers who are saving our seas, is being held on 13 June 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society.

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The Rug Company Christopher Kane new designs

The Rug Company has collaborated with celebrated British designer Christopher Kane to create an inaugural collection of five handcrafted rugs and one cushion.

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The Glorious Garden Party at Gleneagles

Next month Gleneagles will host an exciting new twist on the traditional summer Garden Party, where guests will experience the heritage and glamour of days gone by on the lawns of the iconic Perthshire property. The event will recreate the glorious summers of the 1920s when afternoons at Gleneagles were spent in a heady haze of champagne, socialising and sport.

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Temperley London opens a pop-up store in Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo

Temperley London has today announced its first pop-up store opening in Porto Cervo from opening on Friday 1st June through to September 2018.

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Brand Snapshot | The Art of Winning – The Jackal’s Summer Issue is on its way

What’s the secret to winning? What does successful leadership look like? When is it okay to compromise? You can find the answers to these questions in The Jackal’s summer print issue, which brings you 10 lessons you can learn from sport, and lands today at 5pm.

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Trunk opens in Zurich

The menswear destination and former Brand of Tomorrow, Trunk, is this month opening its first stand-alone store outside London on Seefeld’s Dufourstrasse in Zurich.

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Brand Snapshot | Whitehouse Cox

Today in our Brand Snapshot series, we journey to Walsall and go behind the scenes to see the making of an exquisite Whitehouse Cox bridle leather clutch purse.

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Gaze Burvill scoop Best Tradestand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Simon Burvill and garden designer Butter Wakefield have accepted the Best Tradestand award from RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt, OBE, DL at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on behalf of luxury outdoor furniture designer and maker Gaze Burvill.

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Meet the 2018 Winners of the World Superyacht Awards

Boat International Media hosted the 13th-annual World Superyacht Awards, the Oscars of yachting, in Florence at the Palazzo Vecchio last Saturday. Several Walpole members, including Winch Design and RWD were nominated for these prestigious awards, with RWD winning three, including the Neptune award for Motor Yacht of the year. 

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Corinthia Hotel London and The Future Laboratory | Breakfast Briefing

Building on the success of Corinthia Hotel London’s hugely popular ‘In Residence’ programme, Corinthia is delighted to announce a new partnership with founders of The Future Laboratory, Chris Sanderson and Martin Raymond.

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RWD – 2018 World Superyacht Triple Award Winners

RWD are delighted to announce that the studio has won three awards at the World Superyacht Awards held on Saturday 19th May in Florence, Italy.

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Brand Snapshot | Augustine Jewels

Today, as part of our Brand Snapshot series, Augustine Jewels on its design ethos and inspiration for its fine jewellery collections.

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International Manufacturing Day: an invitation from RWHA

The Royal Warrant Holders Association is delighted to be able to offer Walpole members a complementary pass to the Manufacturing Day of the International Business Festival taking place in Liverpool on Wednesday 20th June.

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Brand Snapshot | Noble Isle Tea Rose

The pure fragrance of the Tea Rose range is inspired by the long-standing tradition of afternoon tea, the quaintest of rituals where the chink of fine china meets the subtle aroma of roses.

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Brand Snapshot | Maison de Fleurs at Chelsea in Bloom

The Royal Wedding may be officially over but as one occasion comes to a close, another iconic British institution opens. Chelsea in Bloom continues the celebrations with its Summer of Love theme and Maison de Fleurs have risen to the challenge with an eight-foot tribute to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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Victor appoints Joe Cohen as new CEO

Leading private jet charter marketplace Victor officially announces the appointment of consumer tech leader Joe Cohen as CEO. Cohen is tasked with accelerating Victor’s impressive growth to date, and realising its ambition to scale globally, by building upon its track record for innovation and superior customer experience.

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Brand Snapshot | Wedgwood X RHS

Wedgwood continues their celebration of joint heritage with the Royal Horticultural Society, with the founding of the RHS by John Wedgwood; Josiah Wedgwood’s son in 1804. Appearing across three flower shows, Wedgwood will be launching their key collections under the heading “Bringing Nature into the Home.”

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Carlos Acosta CBE to receive Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) announced that Carlos Acosta CBE is to be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, in recognition of his standing as one of the most influential figures in dance today.

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Brand Snapshot | Fredrikson Stallard

This week, as part of our Brand Snapshot series, artists Ian Stallard and Patrik Fredrikson, founders of the avant-garde design studio Fredrikson Stallard present their manifesto.

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Brand Snapshot | The Savoy’s ultimate Monet experience

To celebrate their collaboration with The National Gallery and its new Monet exhibition, The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture, 9 April – 29 July 2018, The Savoy has created the Ultimate Monet Experience.

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Boat International launches first ever Superyacht Interiors Book

Boat International, the world's global authority on superyachting, has launched Superyacht Interiors, its first standalone Interiors book. The launch party was held at the Montenapoleone Lounge in the heart of Milan's luxury district during Salon del Mobile.

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Brand Snapshot | The Flipside at Selfridges

The Flipside is a multi-sensory exhibition held by Selfridges in the London store's old hotel on Orchard Street. The exhibition provides a thought-provoking journey into luxury as some of the most forward-thinking brands and creative minds intersect with radical ideas.

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‘Fashion Re-told’ pop-up on Sloane Street in support of the NSPCC

Fashion Re-told, in association with Harrods and Cadogan, is the first ever standalone pop-up store in aid of the NSPCC, open 13th April to 13th May.

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Brand Snapshot | G.F Smith presents Beyond Surface

G.F Smith is a true paper obsessive and keeper of not only the most beautiful, but the most innovative and technically advanced papers in the world. As part of the Beyond Surface take-over, award winning architect Kody Kato has been invited to create an astonishing installation made entirely from Takeo paper in the White Space.

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Brand Snapshot | Personal Shopping at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

An exciting array of new showrooms on the Third Floor, Design Centre East coupled with further expansion on the horizon, has cemented the Design Centre as Europe’s number one destination for interior shopping. But how do you effectively navigate the extensive showrooms? Located at the exclusive Design Club, the Personal Shopping Service provides a tailor-made and discreet service for both new and regular clients.

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Brand Snapshot | Inside the Temperley London pop-up boutique in Selfridges

Temperley London brings elegant gowns with feminine silhouettes and distinctive embroidery to the heart of the womenswear Designer Galleries in Selfridges department store.

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Brand Snapshot | Samantha Hankey wins the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup

The first winner of the Glyndebourne Opera Cup was decided last week as the new international singing competition reached its closing stage at Glyndebourne.

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Brand Snapshot | Asparagus Season at Fortnum & Mason

Ever the destination for exemplary food and drink, Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly Food Hall attracts visitors far and wide with its exquisite range of seasonal ingredients and award-winning fresh food. This month, the iconic grocer marks the British asparagus season with the very best freshly stocked stems from Wye Valley in Herefordshire.

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Brand Snapshot | Echlin designs British craft inspired penthouse for Rathbone Square

One of the largest new residential complexes in the heart of London, Rathbone Square has been masterminded by Great Portland Estates and designed by Make, launching with strong sales since 2014. Conceived as the creative redesign of a Royal Mail Sorting Office and including the rare addition of a public square just a stone’s throw from Tottenham Court Road, the scheme has now just released its final collection of penthouse interiors.

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Brand Snapshot | The day of The Jackal returns

The Jackal launches its spring edition at 5pm this evening, featuring Martin Freeman, shot by Matt Holyoak.

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Brand Snapshot | Gordon & MacPhail unveils rare 1950s single malt whisky from Linkwood Distillery

An exceptionally rare single cask from the 1950s has been unveiled as one of the oldest Linkwood single malt whiskies ever bottled.

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Brand Snapshot | Oliver Burns

Oliver Burns is a luxury architectural interior design studio that thoughtfully designs and builds the world’s finest homes.

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Brand Snapshot | ‘Made in England’ demand drives apprentice scheme at Wedgwood

Wedgwood has taken on six new staff since the beginning of the year, and is now looking for another four apprentices to work on the factory floor.

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Brand Snapshot | The Berkeley to launch Royal Wedding Prêt-à-Porter masterclasses

To celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May 2018, for the month of May The Berkeley is celebrating by giving guests the chance to create their very own Royal Wedding Prêt-à-Portea with masterclasses recreating a few fashion favourites as bridal biscuits and cakes.

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Member Offer | Grace Belgravia Membership

Located in the heart of London’s prestigious Belgravia, Grace is an exclusive health, wellbeing and lifestyle club, providing a calming escape away from city life for like-minded women.

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Brand Snapshot | Marcus Wareing launches George’s Bar in King’s Cross

Following the redesign of the bar at The Gilbert Scott restaurant, in conjunction with David Collins Studio, today, Marcus Wareing launches George’s Bar, a further tribute to the building’s original architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.

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Member Offer | TREND: Luxury Fashion Digital Innovators

TREND is a collection of events to inspire brands to find better ways to connect to their customers on the right level. TREND was set up to carve a much needed digital voice in the luxury industry. The TREND: Luxury Fashion Digital Innovators event on the 28th March 2018 will bring together 75 senior luxury marketing professionals for an afternoon of inspiring talks and valuable networking.

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Brand Snapshot | Tessa Packard launches London showroom

In what is a major step in terms of growth for the brand, contemporary fine jewellery designer Tessa Packard is delighted to announce the launch of her first London showroom.

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Member Invitation | Celebrating The Royal Wedding with Corporate Service at Harrods

Walpole corporate sponsor, The Dovetail Agency, is pleased to invite Walpole members with a presence in New York to attend a champagne reception celebrating The Royal Wedding at The Chatwal in partnership with Corporate Service at Harrods.

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Member offer | Bridelux Atelier at the Rosewood London

From the 9th-10th March, the Rosewood London will be transformed into a wedding wonderland, showcasing renowned planners, suppliers, brands and artisans.

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Brand Snapshot | Claridge’s Art Deco Easter Egg: Inspired by the iconic black & white lobby

Claridge’s Easter Egg marks the arrival of spring in London with the signature design combining themes of timeless glamour and rich Art Deco heritage taken from the hotel’s surroundings. For  over a century, the hotel’s Art Deco checkerboard lobby has welcomed Royalty, dignitaries and celebrities alike, and serves as the inspiration of the iconic Claridge’s Easter Egg.

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Brand Snapshot | Castore | Brand of Tomorrow 2018

Premium sportswear brand Castore has announced an exclusive partnership with world leading hotel group Mandarin Oriental to create a unique retail offering for guests. As digital and physical retail channels continue to merge, the partnership combines the convenience of digital shopping with a physical store experience to offer specially curated selections of Castore’s high quality sportswear within hotel wellness facilities.

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Brand Snapshot | Corinthia Hotel London announces partnership with Tom Kerridge

Corinthia Hotel London has announced that the renowned British Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kerridge will open a new restaurant at the hotel later this year, his first in the capital.

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Brand Snapshot | ‘A sanctuary in the city’ Echlin’s latest project Leverton House

Leverton House offers a meaningful balance of classical elegance and modern family living.

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Brand Snapshot | London Design Week 2018 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

For six days in March, London Design Week 2018 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the nerve-centre of creative excellence – an unmissable event that is essential for anyone who wants the inside track on the latest design thinking.

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Brand Snapshot | Heathrow VIP

Heathrow VIP provides customers with the ultimate airport experience and is simply the most comfortable, private and luxurious way to travel through any airport in the world.

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Brand Snapshot | The Savoy announces new Photographer in Residence partnership for 2018

The Savoy and The Collective You will embark on an exciting partnership for 2018 with Dennis Gocer and his team taking up residency at The Savoy throughout the year. The first ‘Photographer in Residence’ residency will take place from 12 February until 23 February 2018.

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Brand Snapshot | The Bremont Townhouse

The 2018 Bremont collection debuts at the London Townhouse event where, over the course of a week in Westminster, the brand is brought to life with the help of its esteemed Ambassadors and Partners. Walpole members are invited to visit Bremont Townhouse.

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Brand Snapshot | Valentines Day at Marcus

“Food is the ingredient that binds us together”

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Brand Snapshot | Mulberry: Beyond Heritage

To celebrate the launch of the Spring Summer ‘18 collection, Mulberry will be taking over the magnificent eighteenth-century Spencer House hosting ‘Beyond Heritage’: a series of presentations and workshops across the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February. These public events will centre around Mulberry collaborators with a shared passion for craft, fashion and quality.

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A Celebration of Craft | Join QEST for dinner at the V&A

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust is delighted to announce its Annual Fundraising Dinner to help sustain Britain’s Cultural Heritage through supporting excellence in British craftsmanship.

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Brand Snapshot | Cowdray Estate Wellbeing Event

Following the success of their 2016 health and wellbeing event headlined by Ruby Wax, Cowdray Estate are holding a day of motivational talks by eminent speakers on Saturday 10th March 2018 at Cowdray House.

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Brand Snapshot | Valentine’s Day with Dorchester Collection

Located in the most beautiful settings in the UK, Dorchester Collection hotels provide the perfect background to celebrate Valentine’s Day in luxury and comfort. From bespoke couples’ treatments to six course Michelin-starred Valentine menus.

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Brand Snapshot | Insley & Nash launch the Doubloon Collection

Inspired by mysterious voyages to unknown lands and untold treasures waiting to be found, the Doubloon Collection is the first interiors offering from bespoke textile designers and makers Insley & Nash.

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Brand Snapshot | Lamyland: Pop-up boxing gym at Selfridges

Selfridges has just launched a new Radical Luxury campaign looking at what luxury means today – and what it might mean tomorrow.

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Brand Snapshot | Studiofibre

Having recently celebrated 10 years of creating experiential architectural workspaces for leading brands including Farfetch, The Net-A-Porter Group, The White Company and Agent Provocateur, Studiofibre is looking ahead to the next decade with the launch of a new retail offering.

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Brand Snapshot | G.F Smith: upcycling coffee cups into beautiful paper

G.F Smith has launched a pioneering new paper that tackles the global problem of disposable coffee cups that are lined with plastic.

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Brand Snapshot | James Cropper: turning coffee cups into luxury packaging

James Cropper can solve a problem most of us didn't even know existed: how to turn used and discarded coffee cups (all 30,000 tonnes of them) into something useful and beautiful.

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Media Snapshot | The Times LUXX celebrates its one year anniversary

Bringing wit and humour to luxury lifestyle coverage across both print and digital editions of The Times, LUXX is an informative, aspirational and entertaining look at the good things in life; the things that make all that hard work worthwhile. And this month, the publication celebrates its one-year anniversary.

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Member of the Week | Selfridges

Selfridges is on track to create the largest single-space luxury accessories hall in the world. When complete, in spring 2018, it will cover 60,000 square feet, stock over 70,000 items and be the ultimate global destination for luxury accessories.

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Karl Lagerfeld to design Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2017

Claridge’s, London’s legendary Mayfair hotel, announces that this year its much anticipated annual Christmas Tree will be designed by Karl Lagerfeld; widely regarded as one of the fashion world’s most influential creative forces. Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2017 will be unveiled in the hotel lobby on the morning of Wednesday 22nd November, 2017.

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Member of the Week | Brown’s Hotel

Located in London’s most exclusive borough, Brown’s Hotel is a microcosm of chic, modern and arty Mayfair making it the ideal base for luxury travellers. Contemporary design and an eclectic collection of works by leading artists including Tracy Emin, Rankin and Bridget Riley combine to give Brown’s its inimitable style and a charismatic air that brings guests back time and time again.

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Member of the Week | Bremont

Bringing bespoke watchmaking back to Britain. Bremont is an award-winning British luxury watch company inspired by a love and passion for aviation, engineering and adventure.

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Brand Snapshot | The Savoy’s American Bar is named the World’s Best Bar

The Savoy's iconic American Bar has been named the world’s best bar at the ninth annual World’s 50 Best Bars awards.

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Member of the Week | Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

1904, Manchester. A great automotive pioneer and adventurer meets with an innovative engineer and one of Great Britain’s most cherished brands is born.

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Member of the Week | DAKS

DAKS is an elegant and luxurious British heritage brand providing exquisite clothing for both men and women. Proud and rightful owners of three Royal Warrants.

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Brand Snapshot | Corinthia London’s new BodySPace

London’s most respected fitness gurus have landed in Corinthia Hotel London. Stephen Price, of state-of-the-art Chelsea wellness consultancy SP & Co. and David Higgins, trainer to Hollywood’s elite and Godfather of Reformer Pilates as Founder of Bootcamp Pilates and Ten Health have joined in a dynamic partnership to bring a revolutionary new hybrid fitness concept BodySPace to the hotel.

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Member of the Week | Jimmy Choo

One of the worlds most iconic shoe brands, Jimmy Choo offers must-have and bespoke pieces providing an empowered sense of glamour and a playfully daring spirit. The height of luxurious footwear.

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Member of the Week | Rodial

Pairing world-class anti-aging ingredients with ground-breaking innovation, Rodial products are the luxury skincare essentials. Recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons the products have instant and long lasting benefits.

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Member of the Week | Gieves & Hawkes

Gieves & Hawkes have over 200 years' experience in creating the finest bespoke garments. The pre-eminent English tailors are internationally renowned for quality with an impressive dignitary cliental.

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Member of the Week | Chapel Down

In the depths of England's green and pleasant lands, Chapel Down are creating a mouthwatering collection of wines, beer and ciders. The combination of perfect chalky soils and cool Kentish climate result in world-class products that are distinctive in both taste and quality.

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Brand Snapshot | Glyndebourne Opera Cup

Walpole member Glyndebourne announces the inaugural Opera Cup - an international competition for opera singers designed to discover and spotlight the best young singers from around the world, offering a top prize of £15,000 and a platform for launching an international opera career.

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Member of the Week | Ettinger

One of the finest luxury leather goods manufacturers in Great Britain, Ettinger continue to set the bench-mark in British luxury for authenticity and craftsmanship. Founded in 1934 they remain the only leather goods manufacturers with a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Member Insight | Seven days of Style

Walpole Member Sunday Times Style, the iconic weekly luxury fashion and beauty glossy, will now have digital-first approach with ‘Seven days of Style’ – an innovative, digital content strategy featuring exclusive and engaging video content on ‘Style Play’ (the magazine’s first video hub which will launch on Sunday 17th) alongside social development through platforms including...

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Member of the Week | Bentley Motors

An icon of British motoring excellence, Bentley Motors boast an unparalleled 95-year heritage of creating powerful, handcrafted luxury cars from their factory in Crewe, England - and is today's Walpole Member of the Week.

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Member of the Week | dunhill London

From the ultimate luxury of bespoke suits to custom-made luggage, since 1893 dunhill's creations are as revered and exceptional as their London flagship store, Bourdon House.

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Brand Snapshot | Royal Academy of Dance ‘Silver Swans’

The Royal Academy of Dance has launched Silver Swans®, a pilot initiative offering ballet classes specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensed Teachers in the UK and the USA.

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My life’s work | Fiona Livingston, Co-Founder of Studiofibre

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, Fiona Livingston, Co-Founder of Studiofibre, a multi-disciplined, award winning design company.

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Member of the Week | Corinthia Hotel London

One of the most luxurious places to lay your head in London, the Corinthia Hotel offers world-class accommodation and service, just moments from the Thames. Today, this grand establishment joins a number of London's other five-star hotels as Walpole's member of the week.

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Meet the Maker | Craig and Rebecca Struthers

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Craig & Rebecca Struthers, co-founding directors of award-winning watchmakers Struthers London.

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Member of the Week | Cadogan Estates

One of London’s best-loved neighbourhoods, Chelsea is known today for its luxurious shopping, high-end dining, beautiful homes, independent boutiques, iconic hotels, rich history and full cultural calendar. The Cadogan Estate spans 93 acres of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and has been under the same family ownership for almost 300 years - and is today's Walpole Member of the Week.

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Meet the Maker | Aiveen Daly

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Aiveen Daly, founder and director of specialist luxury upholsterers, Aiveen Daly.

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Brand Snapshot | Focus/17 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, the six-day event Focus/17 at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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My Life’s Work | Renée Kuo

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Renée Kuo, Managing Director of Debrett’s on the importance of being happy in your own skin, yoga and faith.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Laurent-Perrier on the Belmond Nothern Belle

The tradition of a British afternoon tea meets the allure of luxury train travel with an added dash of sparkle. The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea is the ultimate indulgence aboard Belmond Northern Belle.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Rosewood London

Afternoon Tea Week is that time of the year when we celebrate the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea. This year's Afternoon Tea Week runs from 14th - 20th August.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | World of Wedgwood

We’re celebrating National Afternoon Tea Week with daily features on some of our members’ amazing afternoon tea offerings. Today, World of Wedgwood have a special offer for guests to mark the event.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Debrett’s Etiquette Guide to Tea

We're celebrating National Afternoon Tea Week with daily features on some of our members' amazing afternoon tea offerings. Today, Debrett's shed light on the origins and etiquette of afternoon tea.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

National Afternoon Tea Week begins today, and to take part we're celebrating Walpole members' afternoon tea offerings, beginning with The Berkeley's famous Prêt-à-Portea.

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My life’s work | Simon Cotton, CEO of Johnstons of Elgin

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Simon Cotton, CEO of Johnstons of Elgin - makers of cashmere and fine woollen cloth, knitwear and accessories in Scotland - on ensuring the longevity of the 220-year-old heritage brand, and being inspired by the mills of Elgin and Hawick.

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Member of the Week | Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's dedication to design excellence is impressive. With 120 showrooms and over 600 brands, nowhere else will you find such a high concentration of design’s biggest names shaping luxury interiors today – all at one address.

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Meet the Maker | Alexandra Llewellyn

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Alexandra Llewellyn, creator of bespoke backgammon boards, and an alumnus of Walpole’s Crafted programme, as well as a current Brands of Tomorrow participant.

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Brand Snapshot | The Connaught

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, the stunning new neighbourhood restaurant at The Connaught, headed up by internationally renowned chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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My Life’s Work | Vartkess Knadjian, CEO, Backes & Strauss

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Vartkess Knadijian, CEO of the world's oldest diamond company, Backes & Strauss.

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Member of the Week | Hotel Café Royal

Previously the haunt of famed patrons, from royalty and celebrity, to the creative and the notorious, Hotel Café Royal, London has been an established and iconic landmark on the British capital’s social scene for over a century. In its recent reincarnation as a luxury hotel, Hotel Café Royal remains an established favourite for locals, while becoming a global destination.

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Meet the Maker | Nerida Fraiman

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing the milliner Nerida Fraiman, who is also one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme

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Brand Snapshot | Duke & Dexter

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, British footwear designers, and Walpole 2017 Brand of Tomorrow, Duke & Dexter's super stylish Summer loafers.

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My Life’s Work | Iain Watson, Founder and CEO, David Collins Studio

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Iain Watson, Founder and CEO, of the world-renowned David Collins Studio on British luxury as the counter point between heritage and innovation and how he regrets not relocating to New York in the 90s

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Member of the Week | Champagne Laurent-Perrier

If you've ever attended a Walpole event you will no doubt have enjoyed a flute or two of delicious Laurent-Perrier; one of Walpole's longest-standing sponsors. Founded in 1812, the world-renowned Champagne house is guided by a respect for nature and wines, a passion for quality, and is today Walpole's Member of the Week.

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Brand Snapshot | James Cropper

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, speciality paper merchants, James Cropper on the current trend for the most elusive paper colour – black.

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My Life’s Work | Kate Percival, CEO and Co-Founder, Grace Belgravia

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Kate Percival, CEO and Co-Founder of Grace Belgravia, London’s only Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle Club for women, discussed her passion for preventative medicine and how, despite having a hugely successful career, her big break came when she gave it all up to study for a Master’s degree.

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Meet the Maker | Miriam Hanid

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Miriam Hanid, artist and silversmith, and one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme.

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Member of the Week | Smallbone of Devizes

It’s been a thrilling and industrious year for this dynamic global purveyor of bespoke fitted cabinetry. Smallbone of Devizes is rapidly evolving a diverse portfolio of wares, including a range of immaculately executed custom-made furniture for individual spaces.

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Brand Snapshot | Rosewood London

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, Rosewood London and its very first summer GQ pop up bar

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My Life’s Work | Frazer Thompson, CEO, Chapel Down Group

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. Today, Frazer Thompson, CEO of English wine maker, Chapel Down discusses how having a team that you can trust can be the best part of the job and how he finds inspiration in the things he cannot do.

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Adare Manor Announces New General Manager

Paul Heery is appointed General Manager at Adare Manor, as the famed castle and golf resort enters its final stage of restoration.

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Member of the Week | Wedgwood

Iconic luxury brand Wedgwood is a testament to British entrepreneurial spirit and craftsmanship. For over 250 years, Wedgwood Product and Design Development has taken place in the UK, guaranteeing English authenticity and values.

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Meet the Maker | Ana de Costa

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Ana de Costa, creative director and proprietor of Ana de Costa London, and one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme.

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Brand Snapshot | Glenmorangie

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, Glenmorangie, the name synonymous with Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which the company has distilled in Scotland since 1843, recently announced news of a rather different kind.

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My Life’s Work | Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. Today, Harrods Managing Director and Walpole Chairman, Michael Ward on fairness, laughter and always balancing the books.

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Member of the Week | Boodles

Today’s Member of the Week is leading purveyor of gorgeous jewels, Boodles. Dedicated to championing exemplary British craftsmanship and creativity since 1798, Boodles' designs are today a firm fixture on the red carpet and at the Royal Ballet, with a collaboration inspired by the iconic organisation.

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Meet the Maker | Hugh Miller

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Hugh Miller, designer and furniture maker, and one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme.

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Brand Snapshot | Hamilton & Inches

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, one of the most significant announcements for the Scottish jewellery industry in generations, luxury jewellery house Hamilton & Inches has been revealed as an official jeweller for Scottish Gold.

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My Life’s Work | Sheena Gill, Chairman, GGMR and Shen London

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week we are delighted to meet Sheena Gill, Chairman of GGMR – the creators of Walpole’s new website - and founder of luxury jewellery brand, Shen London. Sheena discusses her love of the royal family, good manners and maintaining ambition as an entrepreneur.

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Brand Snapshot | Dovecot Tapestry Studio

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, Dovecot Studios' exquisite Chris Ofili tapestry, on display now at The National Gallery.

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My Life’s Work | Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, ahead of The Boodles Tennis Challenge, we meet Boodles Managing Director, Michael Wainwright, who discusses why he hopes family values will always be at the heart of the company.

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‘Festival in a Day’ at Chewton Glen

On one of the hottest days of the year, Saturday, 16th June 2017, Chewton Glen hosted the ultimate festival experience, organised by driving force and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Chris Evans. This is the tenth year that Chewton Glen has supported Chris Evans’ fundraising efforts for BBC’s Children in Need appeal, and the anniversary celebration resulted in an exceptional ‘Festival in a Day’.

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Meet the Maker | Vivien Sheriff

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Vivien Sheriff and her eponymous millinery brand.

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Brand Snapshot | RWD

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, RWD's success at the World Superyacht Awards and the launch of its latest new project, the stunning Hasna.

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My Life’s Work | Juliet Slot, Commercial Director, Ascot Racecourse

In this new weekly series, we meet a Walpole member senior executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, ahead of Royal Ascot, we meet Juliet Slot, Commercial Director, Ascot Racecourse who discusses the importance of taking a moment to enjoy successes and her own experience of riding a racehorse.

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Walpole Editorial | Taste by Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing, owner of Walpole member Marcus Wareing Restaurants, and BBC MasterChef judge puts pen to paper as he discusses his culinary journey - from the Sunday roasts that were the highlight of his childhood to the importance of all six senses in creating Michelin-star-worthy food.

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Member of the Week | Harrods

Harrods began as a wholesale grocer and tea merchants in east London, first opening its doors in 1834. Since then, it has grown to become the world’s most famous department store, known for its unrivalled range of luxury merchandise.

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Meet the Maker | Callum G Robinson

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Callum G Robinson Creative Director at Method Studio.

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Brand Snapshot | dunhill London

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, fresh from London Fashion Week: Men’s, dunhill London’s stunning new Autumn Winter 2017 September collection, and a look ahead to its Spring Summer 2018 collection from new Creative Director, Mark Weston.

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My Life’s Work | Robert Ettinger CEO, G Ettinger

In this new weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, Robert Ettinger, CEO of luxury leather goods specialists, G Ettinger, talks Royal Warrants, building a luxury brand and Sachertorte.

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John Ray appointed Creative Director at Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink has announced the appointment of John Ray as Creative Director.

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Member of the Week | Smallbone of Devizes

Every Thursday we profile a Walpole member who has featured in the 2017 Walpole yearbook A Sense of British Luxury. This week, the focus is on leading interior designer in handcrafted custom-made and luxury kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, Smallbone of Devizes.

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Meet the Maker | TJ Brown, Savoir Beds 

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing TJ Brown, Master Craftsman at luxury bedmaker Savoir Beds.

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Brand Snapshot | Temperley London

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns and launches from Walpole's members. Today we take a look at Temperley London's double-digit growth and Alice's upcoming book launch.

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My Life’s Work | Balthazar Fabricius, CEO, Fitzdares

In this new weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, Balthazar Fabricius, CEO of bespoke bookmakers Fitzdares, talks about the importance of finding a mentor and his joy in discovering the perfect gift. 

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