Interview with Alessandro Grassini-Grimaldi: Retail Director of Damiani

Damiani is not the first name that comes to mind in the very competitive world of fine jewellery, especially in the jewellery heaven of Old Bond Street.  This is the Street where major brands compete and pay stratospheric rents to be at the Piccadilly end of Old Bond Street. But – Damiani means everything to the Italians, who adore the creative talents and jewellery expertise of a company founded in … Read more

A Review of Pollen Street Social

It’s the first week of September and the social set have just got back from mixing with zillionaires on yachts in St Tropez, Mykonos, and Montenegro. So now is the time to bag a table at the Michelin starred restaurants, who usually have waiting lists stretching past Christmas and will be delighted to see customers that show a real appreciation of their efforts. As a special treat for two special … Read more

A Private Preview with Asprey

Last week Luxury Topping attended the private preview of Asprey’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. Although known for their wonderful jewellery, Asprey have something for everyone with a collection of very desirable handbags books, clocks, china, crystal and silver collections. Shopping in Asprey is just like buying your own a little bit of heritage. William Asprey established the brand in 1781 and in 1847 the business moved to its New Bond Street … Read more

Luxury living: London’s residential towers

If I were a professional burglar targeting the homes of the super-rich, I’d want to be the character played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the film Entrapment. But I’d also consider a new career, as taking your loot down 50 floors doesn’t seem very practical. Throughout London, super-duper residential towers have been planned for London’s skyline. Over 250 buildings higher than 20 storeys are either being built or going through planning … Read more

Art and Property – Which one has risen the most?

June is the time when London welcomes the marvellous fairs and exhibitions who will be setting up their stalls and selling an incredible range of antiques and contemporary art. Also, fuelled by the recent Conservative win at the UK General Election, the property developers are polishing up their show apartments ready for buyers who would love to own a small part of this magical city. Luxury Topping has a foot … Read more

Magnificent McQueen – Luxury Topping visits the V & A exhibition

If anyone thinks that Savage Beauty the exhibition dedicated to Alexander McQueen is ‘just a show about frocks’ they have it completely wrong. This exhibition or as I prefer to call it ‘a magical show worthy of a stage performance in theatre land’, is probably one of the best in the Victoria and Albert Museum‘s repertoire of staging block-buster shows. Back in 2013, 350,000 viewed the David Bowie exhibition at … Read more

Spring Update

Best wishes to everyone going down to MIPIM. Mischon de Reya’s party was marvellous the week before last. Tricia Topping, Luxury Topping columnist, with Dr Pippa Malmgren, bestselling writer on economics The work through Carlyle Consultants in the food sector continues to grow with Antonio Carluccio,, appearing at the IFE Event at Excel in two weeks’ time, the BBC Good Food Show and P&O Cruise later in the year. Antonio’s Food … Read more

Interview with Simon Shaw: Professional Sailor, Yacht Racing Consultant and Founder of fiftymedia

Amongst Simon Shaw’s sailing accolades are 2 World Match Racing Tour Championships, 7 Individual World & Euro Championship Win and acting Olympic Tactical Coach. He is a passionate competitor and has over 15 years of professional sailing experience. He is also Founder of fiftymedia, a social media agency with expertise in enabling businesses to understand and use social data to derive real value from their social followings. We sat down … Read more

Bremont Chronometers: New Bremont Watches cement long-term collaboration with Jaguar

Jaguar and Bremont have announced two new watch collaborations. These exciting introductions will make their global debut at the Baselworld watch show, March 2015. The two British firms are cementing their long-term partnership following an overwhelming response to the creation of six Bremont chronometers which complement each of the six ‘continuation’ lightweight E-Type sports racing cars currently being built by Jaguar. These watches are both dedicated to the road-going Jaguar E-Type … Read more

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

With Christmas just around the corner, Luxury Topping has selected the perfect gifts from some of Britain’s best luxury brands to ensure your loved ones have all that they desire at this special time of year. Berry Brothers & Rudd Le Grand Hamper from Berry Brothers & Rudd is the definition of luxury. Products included range from truffles and foie gras to Burgundy and Bordeaux wines. With a selection of … Read more