It’s impossible not to feel enchanted by a visit to Richmond’s Petersham Nurseries, a treasure trove of flora, fauna, interiors inspiration and moreish seasonal dishes. Developed under the creative eye of the Anglo-Italian Boglione family since the 1970s, a sense of relaxed elegance lies at its heart..
There is nothing so personal nor so revealing as the scent we choose to wear, but few of us could claim to understand much about the mystery behind perfume-making or the factors that imbue a scent with a note of timelessness..
Lovers of the humble grape need not travel far to unearth the secrets of winemaking. Vineyards across Sussex, already responsible for several award-winning English sparkling wines, are sharing their secrets via series of intimate weekly tours organised by Best of England. During the summer months, visitors can go behind the scenes to find out how the wine is made, meet the winemakers, tour the vineyard and winery and sample wines..
Tetbury’s renowned Lorfords Antiques has made a splash in the capital with the opening of its very first London showroom. Owners Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson have created a series of colourful room sets spread over three floors, featuring a curated selection of antiques alongside contemporary furniture and lighting sourced from artisans around the world..
America’s 1929 Wall Street Crash is a well-documented period of history, but its lesser examined impact on art and culture has until now remained under the radar. This exhibition, showing at The Royal Academy until early summer, is a compelling edit of nearly fifty artworks from America’s most highly regarded artists, including Georgia O’Keefe, Philip Guston, Edward Hopper, Alice Neel and Jackson Pollock..
After the success of its Motcomb Street pop-up, Summerill & Bishop has made a permanent move to a bright corner store on nearby Elizabeth Street. The Belgravia shop follows in the footsteps of the Holland Park original with a host of covetable items for the kitchen, dining table, pantry and living room..
India’s technicolour state of Rajasthan oozes splendour and an old-world charm unlike anywhere else. Spend long, balmy days in pink city Jaipur discovering must-see forts, City Palace, Albert Hall and Hawa Mahal and scouring bustling markets for one-of- a-kind treasures and trinkets..
British-born, Goldsmiths-trained and now New York-based ceramicist Romy Northover is killing it at her craft. Describing her work as emotional and personal, Romy employs a Japanese technique known as Rokuro (throwing clay with a wheel that spins the opposite way to the Western world) which she learnt after moving stateside..