A Dining Experience at Four Seasons London
The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is marking its 100th anniversary with a truly extraordinary gastronomic showcase. Designed to highlight the very best of its restaurants and bars - two Michelin-starred La Dame De Pic London, Mei Ume and Rotunda - guests will embark on an exclusive gourmet journey throughout the hotel. Starting with a champagne cocktail and canapés on a private terrace, dishes such as Sake fondue, Peking duck, slow cooked short-rib and a delicate raspberry and Alpaco chocolate mousse are just some of the gastronomic delights being served.
£355 from Tentrinitysquare.com
Father's Day Gift Guide 2022
14th June 2022
What does one get the man who has everything? The surest answer, it seems, is something he desperately wants but would never consider buying himself. Consider our selections below for some much-needed inspiration.
A Dining Experience at Four Seasons London
For frequent travellers, lost luggage is not a question of "if" but "when". As such AirTags are a super convenient way to keep track of everything you care about. Just like the best-in-class 'Find my...' app you can use it to discover which airport your bags have ended up in, often before the airline itself have located them. Peace of mind while on the move and a genuinely inspired gift for the Apple fanatic in your household - what's not to like?
From £29. apple.com
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht Master in 18ct yellow gold
One of the most refined new timepieces unveiled this year, this model is perfect for yachting or diving but will equally not look out of place if the closest you come to marina is dinner at Sexy Fish. Thanks to the Chromalight display and cyclops lens it offers exceptional legibility while the matt black ceramic insert keeps everything chic. Why not buy your father something you would covet yourself?
Acqua Di Parma Colonia C.L.U.B
Long a familiar favourite of fathers, sons and those close to them, the Italian luxury powerhouse recently unveiled a fresh invigorating fragrance Colonia C.L.U.B. A bright, confident, invigorating scent with notes of bergamot and lemon atop a base of cedarwood, it is the sort of fragrance best worn with an open necked white linen shirt, cropped chinos and a rakish smile. Best of all, this month Acqua di Parma will be donating 10% of all sales of the CLUB fragrance at John Lewis to raise money for the Royal Marsden cancer charity.
From £84, johnlewis.com/acqua-di-parma-colonia-c-l-u-b-eau-de-cologne/
Crockett & Jones Epsom Boots
Much like a classic linen suit, what you’re looking for over the summer months are smart boots that don’t restrict your movement. The Epsom in khaki suede are both unlined and also have a Superflex leather sole, meaning they spring back into shape once removed from your suitcase. Buy them for your father now, watch him wear them again and again.
Rémy Martin Tercet
Rémy Martin Tercet is a unique Cognac Fine Champagne blended from aromatic eaux-de-vie with notes of fresh tropical fruits. Made using grapes sourced from both the Grande and Petite Champagne region in Cognac, Tercet is so named because a trio of experts collaborated on its creation.
£99 from remymartin.com
Johnnie Walker Father’s Day Whisky and Cheese Tasting Experience
Johnnie Walker Blue Label is offering an exclusive Father’s Day Whisky and Cheese Tasting Experience at the newly launched Johnnie Walker Princes Street, Edinburgh. Carefully selected artisanal cheeses are paired with whiskies representing the best of Scotland, including three unique blends that are only available at Johnnie Walker Princes Street. As part of the package guests can also enjoy 20% off any Johnnie Walker Blue Label purchases on the day of the experience in the retail area, as well as complimentary bottle engraving to personalise your gift with a special message.
Vilebrequin Artist editions
In the increasingly competitive world of high end swimwear, if you’re looking to stand out consider these jaunty artistic collaborations. As seen in Wallpaper*, this collaboration with Swiss contemporary art publisher JRP|Editions looks gallery worthy. Our pick are the cartoon "Tortues" by LA pop artist Kenny Scharf - resembling the coolest amphibians since Finding Nemo's Crush.
Lock & Co. UpF40 Scout Baseball Cap
Yes, it has a touch of Kendall Roy about it but that’s no bad thing. A baseball cap for grown ups that doesn’t require a signal piece of knowledge about the Major League Baseball teams but provides the perfect level of shade. If you're uncertain how it will look, consider one of Lock & Co's beautiful fedoras instead.
Private White The Ripstop Coach
Handcrafted in Manchester exclusively from UK woven cotton, this is a superior summer jacket - with all the pockets and warmth you could possibly require when the sun goes down. Make sure you notice the super soft wale needle cord on collar and cuff.
£495 from privatewhite.com
Samsung AirDresser from Smallbone
A revolutionary energy efficient method of steaming, dusting, sterilizing clothes: this is basically a method that stops you ever having to wash or iron anything you’re proud of in your wardrobe ever again. Plus: runs on a regular plug so no complex plumbing to sort - just plug in and put your time to better use.
Louis Vuitton LV Glide Sunglasses
When investing in high end sunglasses, the key is to pick a pair that one wants to retain year after year, not forget by the sun lounger. Available in a minimal range of colours (the black pair look the best), these stunning square shades feature the signature S-lock hinges and are engraved with the initials LV.
Savoursmiths' Taster Pack
Established in 2016, Savoursmiths cut their luxury crisps from potatoes grown on a family farm in East Anglia, leaving the skin on for a little extra touch of nutritional value. Their tempting taster pack features a cheeky Italian Cheese & Port, Bubbly & Serrano Chilli, Truffle & Rosemary, Wagyu Beef, Desert Salt, Salt & Vinegar and Gluten Free Somerset Cheddar and Shallot. Just hope he’s in the mood to share.
Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Gift Set
Certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest barbershop in the world, Truefitt & Hill with famous clients that have included the likes of Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, John Wayne and members of the royal family. Their Ultimate Comfort Gift Set includes a shaving cream bowl, after shave balm, pre-shave oil and an invigorating bath and shower and shower scrub.
Halycon Days Kitchen Garden Pineapple Mug
Established in Mayfair in 1950, Halcyon Days began as an emporium of antique gifts and set about reviving this artisan craft of enamelling on copper had flourished throughout the second half of the 18th century, but had almost completely ceased by the 1830s. This handcrafted Kitchen Garden Pineapple Mug is made of fine bone china mug forms a part of their Kitchen Garden collection which includes soup bowls, trinkets trays, square trays and audley plates.
Johnstons Of Elgin The Highgrove Blanket
Johnstons of Elgin was established by Alexander Johnston on the banks of the river Lossie in north east Scotland over two centuries ago, founding a legacy of fine craft and exquisite fabric This Highgrove Blanket is an exclusive collaboration between Johnstons of Elgin and Highgrove, crafted from soft, durable Australian Lambswool. Natural and renewable, the Lambswool fibres come from the first shear of Australian Merino Sheep, offering warmth, comfort, and wrinkle resistance.
D.R. Harris Shaving Gift Set
With well over 200 years of experience and the occasional royal patronage, D.R. Harris know a little something about male grooming and their Shaving Gift Set will delight your dad’s whiskers. Available in three of their main fragrances, Arlington, Windsor and Sandalwood, the set includes a Shaving cream, Cologne 30ml, Stick Deodorant, Guest soap This set includes a discount for buying in a bundle and comes in a handsome D.R.Harris Gift Box.
Firetree Father’s Day Gift Box
Containing six single-estate chocolate bars in an uber stylish gift box, the Firetree Father’s Day Gift Box is a decadent delight for chocolate loving dads. This unique chocolate is made from the fruit of the firetree, or cocoa tree, with its flame-hued pods that thrive on the rich, porous volcanic soil found on remote islands in the southern Pacific. Don’t forget to input the offer code 'FATHER22' at checkout for free luxury Gift Wrap.
£39 from firetreechocolate.com/
Tickets for My Neighbour Totoro
The world premiere of My Neighbour Totoro, adapted for the stage from the classic Japanese feature animation, will open at London’s Barbican for a strictly limited 15-week run from 8 October 2022. The celebrated 1988 animated feature film by Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) will be brought to the stage by its original composer Joe Hisaishi in a landmark new adaptation by the RSC and playwright Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer).
Tickets From £10 from barbican.org.uk
Handmade eye mask from Savoir Beds
Crafted using a soft herringbone wool and luxurious Pongees silk, this eye mask will mean you can get some valuable shuteye on your next business trip without compromising on quality. Handmade in London by Savoir seamstresses, it is best paired on a journey with a pair of noise cancelling headphones and a large scotch.
Ettinger Capra Passport Cover and Luggage Tag
Despite the best efforts of the low cost airlines, travel in some form will be possible this summer. Look the part after two years in enforced hibernation with this elegant goat leather luggage tag (£50) and matching passport cover (£120) in splendid Forest Green. While you’re remembering all the different rigmarole of travelling - and yes, realising that you can’t join the fast queue in Europe any more - remain safe in the knowledge that your documents, cards and cash are safe - and that your checked in luggage may even end up in the same destination as you.
From £50. ettinger.com
Bespoke Pool Table
A custom made pool table from Sir William Bentley Billiards will put you in his good books for life. All of their bespoke pool tables can be designed to your specific requirements such as size, the type of wood, the colour of the cloth and a plethora of other intricate details. Everything is crafted in their Wiltshire workshop and it’s well worth browsing through their online website and catalogue to view some of their incredible tables.
POA from billiards.co.uk
Joshua Ellis Explorer Throw in Woldside
Even if you have not embraced the delights of the summer scarf (trust us - you can pull it off), there is much to enjoy from British craftsman Joshua Ellis in the warmer months. Our pick is this lambswool and alpaca blend, luxuriously soft, fire resistant and water repellent, rendered in bold contemporary patterns. Good for a picnic, a festival or a more serious adventure: throw in it in the back of your Land Rover and use it all year long.
Like Father Like Son
A fitting Father’s day gift from any son. Fine-art photographer David Yarrow has captured subjects as diverse as the Dinka people of South Sudan, Diego Maradona, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne and various wildlife around the world. This rare photo, taken in the Rwandan National Park and titled ‘Like Father Like Son’, is of a lead silverback and one of his young sons.
POA from maddoxgallery.com