SPHERE Selects

Words by
Andy Morris & Lee Cassanell

2nd August 2022

Our inspiring weekly roundup of new and notable gifts, experiences, products and property.

The Store: Apple Brompton Road

Apple have launched their most lavish London store yet on the Knightsbridge Estate, just a few doors down from Burberry. One of seven brand new flagships set to open in SW3, behind the original restored 19th century facades lies a store dominated by 12 Sicilian ficus tree. The new store features a complete range of Apple products, a staff of over 200 and is powered by 100% renewable energy (they have even used plant-based terrazzo flooring). Look out for forthcoming events including a music workshop with Olivia Dean and wellness talks from the likes of running coach Lloyd Kempson. Plus, when you visit, check out the mirrored ceiling: a first for Apple in the UK.

il pampero
Il Pampero

Fusing authentic Italian produce with a touch of international ingredients and techniques, Il Pampero at The Hari,’s Head Chef, Calogero Carlino and his team delivers traditional flavour combinations from a seasonal changing menu. Gorge on dishes such as Tuna tartare, Squid ink ravioli filled with potato and mint, broccoli purée and lobster sauce before tucking into Roast octopus, served with purple potato, monk beard, carrot purée and nduja. Surrounded by dulcet tones of traditional Italian music, Il Pampero is a haven of delicious food, Italian chic and vintage glamour.



Castore store opens in Knightsbridge

British premium men’s and women’s sportswear brand Castore has opened a new flagship store at 59 Brompton Road on the Knightbridge Estate. Founded by the Beahon brothers in 2015, both former professional athletes, Castore collaborates with a range of high-profile brand sports partnerships and partners with several top tier athletes, including two-time Wimbledon winner and Castore investor, Sir Andy Murray.


Paul Smith Candle
Paul Smith’s ‘Stories of Italy’ Candles

Set in Murano glass, Paul Smith’s ‘Stories of Italy’ scented candles are impeccably hand crafted by a group of master artisans in Murano using modern interpretations of traditional techniques. Scents such as ‘Niagra; a salty sea wind scent and Jaipur; A Frangipani with a lemongrass twist scent feature and the collection also contains vases. plates and tumblers, all available to purchase online. 


Bowers & wilkins P7 S2
Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2

British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins has launched its new premium 24-bit high-resolution. over-ear, noise cancelling wireless headphones with superior comfort and fit and outstanding active noise cancellation. Available in Black, Blue and Grey, it boasts 30 hours of battery life on a two hour charge and a 15-minute quick recharge will provide up to seven hours of music, podcast or audiobook playing enjoyment.