Interview with Greg Fry: Chairman of St George PLC

St George PLC has been developing in and around London for over 25 years. They were the first company to proactively involve the community in their plans for creating places where people can live, work and play. Luxury Topping interviewed the Chairman of St George, Greg Fry, for an insight into the company. From the very start, you put everyone who came into contact with St George at the very … Read more

Luxury Topping visits Coombe to buy Laurel Grove

I recently visited the leafy South West London neighbourhood of Coombe, home to some of the wealthiest people in the capital. This beautiful wooded area has all the attractions of a place in the country but took only 25 minutes to drive to from Chelsea. The area has such a rich history. In the Eighteenth Century, Coombe was owned by John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince William, … Read more

London’s Fairs and A Secret Gallery

It is the season of the London fairs; just like a high performance car, they revved into action with 100% Design where the talented Ben Mosley created hand painted chairs of streetscapes from the South Bank and Venice. This talented artist is also using his talents to draw and enthral at Marie Curie events. Ben loves sports and London; his art reflects this interest. Check out his work at … Read more

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