A Season of Luxury | Celebrate with… Ewan Venters, CEO of Fortnum & Mason
In the wake of Fortnum & Mason posting record double digit growth, today’s Season of Luxury profile features the renowned department store’s CEO and Walpole Award-winning Luxury Leader, Ewan Venters, who is in for a very jolly Christmas indeed, spent – in part – in the glorious Scottish Highlands.
Ewan Venters, accepting the Luxury Leader award from James Nesbitt at the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2019 at The Dorchester (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Walpole)
All I want for Christmas is…
Health and happiness for the year ahead.
How will you be celebrating Christmas this year?
I am looking forward to spending Christmas at the Fife Arms, Braemar, in the most beautiful Scottish Highlands.
Your favourite Christmas tradition?
It’s a family tradition to go and see a ballet by the English National Ballet at the Coliseum. It’s always a really special time, but this year is going to be even more so as my eldest daughter, Lotte, will be dancing as a soldier in the Nutcracker at the charity gala event.
Favourite festive film or song?
Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea – being in retail I always work Christmas Eve, so the idea that I am literally driving home for Christmas towards the end of the day is all too meaningful.
Best place to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere?
Other than Fortnum’s? Visiting the Fortnum’s Lodge at Somerset House for Hot Chocolate before or after ice skating.
Top tip for surviving the festive season in style?
A good breakfast to either start the day well or help get over the night before is best served at 45 Jermyn St – an ABC is a must-have drink (apple, beetroot and carrot, with a healthy dose of ginger) followed by some Scottish porridge oats or a slice of Welsh rarebit!
Give the gift of Fortnum’s this Christmas
On Thursday 5th December, Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly are offering a day of personalisation in the Fashion, Beauty & Home departments. Brands such as Yolke, Ettinger, Barbour, Anya Hindmarch, Kure Bazaar, Liz da Costa, Acqua di Parma and Oxbow and Peach will offer a unique personalisation service to add that special touch to your gift.
Monogramming on PJ’s – £20 for one letter, £35 for two.
Enjoy complimentary monogramming with any Ettinger purchase made in store, only on 3rd floor Men’s Accessories.
Complimentary personalisation on any Barbour purchase made.
Kure Bazaar manicurist will be in store on both days offering complimentary manicures on any Kure Bazaar purchase of £30 or over. Bottle caps can be personalised with pearl letter initials and hearts complimentary.
ACQUA DI PARMA
Brand offering complimentary engraving on any products.