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WELCOME TO ALBERT'S! South Kensington's hottest new night club

My friend, Paola Tholstrup, took me to her girlfriend's son's latest venture the other day.... Carlo Carello is the Founding Partner of ALBERT'S.  If Mayfair seems too far a reach, just pop over to this SW7 pad instead; restaurant tables get swept away 11pm, lights turn to lasers and the whole place re-awakes as a dance floor.

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BERLIN 1989! Black Tie meets Punk at Loulou's, 5 Hertford St.

It was a completely mad and highly entertaining night out.  Dashing out the door to join friends on 5 Hertford St's beautiful terrace before tearing down the Berlin Wall at Loulou's, I wrapped 2 sets of black Italian leather belts 4 times around my waist.  More cool than punk, not a bad effort.  

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Watches and Cognac Faberge celebration at The Ritz

Thank you to Faberge for hosting such a special evening last night at The Ritz London.  I had the privilege to hear Jean-Marc Wiederrecht of Agenhor, talk about his passion in creating watches in which the minute hands are in the form of fluttering fairy wings, or hide away at the touch of a button. This is something genuinely new in watchmaking.  Jean-Marc is the secret weapon deployed by the likes of Hermès, Van Clef & Arpels and Faberge, a master watchmaker with four decades’ experience, whose Agenhor company has made a speciality of developing what Van Clef & Arpels calls ‘Poetic...

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FABERGE talk emphasising bespoke, beauty and attention to detail given by Archduke Géza von Habsburg

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Loved this fascinating talk, especially the emphasis on bespoke.  Dr Géza has advised more or less all the important Fabergé collectors, from Her Majesty the Queen to Prince Albert of Monaco!

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"The Cunning Little Vixen" by Leoš Janáček at Glyndebourne

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I highly recommend this enchanting opera about a cunning vixen which turns it into a colourful reflection on the highs and lows of life.  Entwining dance and mime into the storytelling, Janacek blends folk-derived melodies with sophisticated, lushly orchestrated harmonies to create a personal and modern musical style.  Conducted by Jakub Hrůša and directed by Melly Still at Glyndebourne.   Yes it was a particularly cold and wet English summer evening so I gave a divine, scarlet Beulah gown the perfect warm, contemporary twist by wearing a Warhol printed bespoke cashmere scarf showing my little Maltese dog's face on it.  What fun...  ...

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