Featured in the Spring newsletter:
Thinking about starting a business in 2020?
2020 – it’s a new decade and new beginning? The informal swapping of ideas with your partners, colleagues, someone you have known for ages, gives you the urge to chuck in the corporate role and become your own boss. Pooling your talents to become a partnership and build a business seems the solution. You have the ideas and you and your partners are confident it will work. But once you decide to become an entrepreneur, you lose the comfort blanket that the corporate world provides. It’s time to be realistic andnot ride the wave of euphoria without considering that even the best of friends can fall out…
If you are involved in property, this is the one book you should buy in 2020. Edited by Penny Norton and Liz Male, they have collected a panel of professionals to write chapters on every aspect of the property industry. Luxurytopping contributed a section on interior design with the help of many of the experts who shared their experiences. As design rises in prominence, interior designers in all sectors have many more opportunities to show off their skills via social media platforms
This book explores the wide-ranging elements of property PR in the UK, with a strong emphasis on communications theory, strategy and technique.
Mavros shines for Africa
Following the recent Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit in London the spotlight has been on Africa. Africa has a vibrant energy, which pulsates through the continent and its vast land is richly endowed with mineral reserves. It is definitely the continent’s time to shine and here at Luxurytopping we all know what shines the most!
If you are walking down the Fulham Road, the Patrick Mavros boutique could be straight out of Africa. Owned by Patrick Mavros and his family. If you haven’t come across it, just like Africa itself, it’s definitely one for your bucket list. Headquartered in Zimbabwe and one of the oldest family businesses with five generations of the family hard at work, you can find a branch of Patrick Mavros in Harare, Mauritius, Nairobi and London.
Andrea Marechal Watson reviews the recently refurbished Château Lafaurie Peyraguey
The Château Lafaurie Peyraguey at Bommes near Bordeaux is now a shrine to Lalique, where you can also now sample a Sauternes and gin cocktail. One of 60 vineyards producing the famed Sauternes, the ancient chateau of Lafaurie Peyraguey has changed hands many times. Its latest owner is Silvio Denz, the Swiss CEO of Maison Lalique, the renowned French glassmaker…