Luxury Topping visits The London Art Fair

January saw the start of the new artwork year, with thousands of art enthusiasts descending upon the Business Design Centre in Islington to visit the world renowned London Art Fair. Now in its 28th year, the London Art Fair showcases a selection of the most spectacular contemporary galleries from around the globe. With 126 galleries displaying their favourite pieces of art, photography and sculptures, the London Art Fair was a … Read more

Interview with Ben Mosley: Artist and Mural Specialist

Known for his sports paintings, city scenes and ability to perform live paintings, artist Ben Mosley, 34, says one of the biggest challenges is to ‘keep reinventing yourself’. LuxuryTopping speaks to Ben about his career, the challenges of being an artist, and his plans for property development and furniture art. How did you start out? I did a BA in Fine Art at Chester College, part of the University of … Read more

Guide to the Top Luxury Investments

The Forbes billionaires list demonstrated the high number of art collectors. From Bill Gates who famously purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks, known as the Codex Leicester, for £29 million to Carlos Smith who founded his own private museum in Mexico City with over 66,000 works, life’s ultimate luxuries are absorbing the interest of wealthy people like never before. Although a slowdown is forecast by some commentators, the rarity of art, … Read more

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