Louis Vuitton Coussin MM bag
Timeless elegance never goes out of fashion. This refined Coussin MM bag is crafted in black patent calfskin with red lambskin accents. It is the kind of transitional accessory that can adapt seamless from office to IRL evening event. The chunky acetate chain is a refined talking point and the combined effect feels fearless, fun and unapologetically feminine.
Best Mother's Day Gifts
19th March 2022
Show your affection this Mothering Sunday with our picks of the best luxury presents for the woman in your life.
Louis Vuitton Coussin MM bag
Johnstons Of Elgin Funnel Neck Sweater
When in doubt, consider picking a more luxurious version of a wardrobe favourite to please even the most exacting of mothers. As such we wholeheartedly recommend this gorgeous sweater with a chunky ten ply ribbed knit in the finest cashmere, made in Hawick, Scotland . One of those gifts that will bring joy ever time she puts it on.
Nicknamed “Classic Beauty” by the House’s Tasting Committee members, Krug 2008 is an supremely elegant selection. Thanks to the surprising combination of a particularly cool but sunny season in 2008, one can taste the beautifully structured, intensely fruity grapes in every mouthful. Look for notes of quince, candied citrus, yellow kiwi, star fruit, honey, apple tart, orange peel and even butter cookies. Truly sensational.
The Connor Brothers' Artwork from Maddox Gallery
Combining timeless pin-up artwork, with sardonic captions, the Connor Brothers' distinctive, witty pieces have only become more collectible of time. The pair originally claimed to be twins Franklyn and Brendan raised in a new age cult - but even when they were revealed themselves to be British art dealers James Golding and Mike Snelle their appeal has only grown. Our current favourite is one piece which combines the wicked wisdom of Oscar Wilde with the baroque brushwork of Peter Paul Rubens.
From £1,500. Maddoxgallery.com
Spring Dawn at 34 Mayfair
In one of the loveliest dining rooms in London with the kind of service on only receives from The Ivy group, Spring Dawn combines Perrier-Jouët Champagne, live instrumental jazz and extraordinary floral installations. Start with scallop and sea bass ceviche before following with the most refined surf and turf you'll ever eat (the lobster bordelaise sauce is utterly addictive). The masterstroke? Their 'Something Classic' Martini's, featuring Ki-No-Bi gin, served ice cold.
Available now until 31 May, 34-restaurant.co.uk
Afternoon Tea at The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel
Newly appointed Executive Pastry Chef, Pierre Morvan, and his team will take guests on a culinary adventure inspired by the beautiful Cadogan Place gardens. Guests are invited to indulge in delectable creations from coffee and mascarpone eclairs, to caramelised pear frangipane, all of which are served with a selection of the finest luxury teas and Champagne.
From £60. belmond.com
Jo Loves Golden Gardenia Fragrance
Combining gardenia petals, suede cardamom, elemi and grey woods, Golden Gardenia by Jo Loves is the perfect fragrance for this vibrant spring. Malone says of the scent “Golden Gardenia is about discovering your best self and delighting in that moment. Surrounded by the strength of others, you have the confidence to be true to who you are."
From £75. joloves.com
Following their extensive experience in London's nightlife scene, friends Damola Timeyin and Chris Frederick have teamed up to launch Spearhead Spirits. One of their biggest success so far, Bayab is an award winning premium copper distilled gin from Africa. Distilled using Zambian Baobab, it is then blended with water from KwaZulu-Natal as well as juniper berries, coriander, rosemary and cinnamon.
£29.25 from masterofmalt.com
Ettinger Capra Ecru Jewellery Box
2022 is hopefully going to be the year where we all make up for lost time and finally start exploring the world again in style. As such you're going to need something in which to transport your most precious items of jewellery for all those celebrations we've been waiting for. Available in forest green goat leather, the box contains nine equal sections or can be removed easily for additional space: meaning that you can rest assured that your favourite items will arrive in perfect condition.
Elemental Herbology’s 2022 Beauty Shortlist
When it comes to luxury self-care, Elemental Herbology are the bees knees and their ‘Zest Beauty Shortlist Award Winners Collection’ comes highly recommended. Featuring an energising ‘Zest Reed Diffuser’, an invigorating ‘Zest Sugar Body Polish’ and a hydrating ‘Sweet Orange and Rosemary Body Cream’, this is the beauty collection other Mother’s will envy.
University Women's Club Membership
As we all seek a combination of in-office and at home working, many have felt the need for another alternative location from which to work and socialise. Step forward the University Women's Club who have for the past 130 years offered women a Mayfair space from which to escape the stresses of London life. Welcoming women from every sort of background, one can relax in the wood-panelled library, entertain in the drawing room or even stay the night in the clubhouse on Audley Square.
Yearly membership from £300. universitywomensclub.com
Cedric Grolet Cakes
By now you have probably heard about France's best patissier opening up at The Berkeley in Belgravia. But if you're not tempted by the tasting menu at the counter, they also offer celebration cakes. With minimum 48 hours notice in advance, select a time to pick up and choose one of five showstoppers - including his awe-inspiring Apple Flower cake.
From £35. cedric-grolet.com/london/