DUKES London Mayfair

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POLO & Lifestyle Editor in Chief Scarlett

DUKES London Mayfair, Boutique Hotel England’s Leading Hotel

Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s Mayfair, DUKES LONDON is a sophisticated, luxury hotel where you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

Ever since King Henry 8th built his palace here in the 16th Century, St. James’s has been the exclusive retreat of writers, musicians, politicians and royalty.

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Whether you choose to stay in one of the modern or classic style bedrooms or deluxe suites, unwind in the legendary DUKES Bar, savour DUKES Great British gastronomic delights, or embrace true English chic with Champagne afternoon tea, DUKES London Mayfair promise you an enthusiastic team, dedicated entirely to making your time exceptional.

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A majestic historical building, only a 5 minute walk from Buckingham Palace, DUKES LONDON is defined by the passion and commitment of their talented team. Understanding that luxury lies not only in the elegant décor, refined furnishings or great cuisine, but also in the perfect execution of simple tasks where every detail counts, is what sets DUKES apart. Effortlessly blending quintessential British charm and cosmopolitan luxury DUKES LONDON has a timeless, hospitable atmosphere that will make you feel as if you never left home.

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Because dogs really are our best friends, DUKES LONDON welcomes your four-legged companion to travel with you in true Mayfair style.

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GREAT BRITISH RESTAURANT

An all-day dining experience in a great atmosphere, offering simple dishes cooked brilliantly in an extraordinary space in true British style.

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Located in the heart of Mayfair, St James, GBR (Great British Restaurant) is open all-day every day from breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Pop in for a quick business lunch or take you enjoy a scrumptious weekend brunch with free-flowing bubbles every Saturday and Sunday.

The menus, which are overseen by Norfolk-born Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham, feature traditional British dishes with contemporary twists.

The restaurant also includes a 12-seat private dining room and a 7-seat bar overlooking the restaurant, which serve a light menu of bar nibbles and a comprehensive cocktail list.

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Hotel Booking

bookings@dukeshotel.com

Phone: +44 20 7491 4840

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Email: gbrlondon@dukeshotel.com

 

Dubai Design Week Highlights

 

The third edition of Dubai Design Week closes with a record-number of 60,000 visitors

Dubai Design Week 2017 staged over 200 events celebrating design in a wide range of disciplines and brought 60,000 visitors to the Dubai Design District (d3), an impressive 50% increase from last year, further establishing Dubai’s position as a regional hub for design and creativity. Throughout Dubai, designers showcased ground-breaking design, hosted talks and workshops and welcomed visitors into the creative process. Providing an exceptional educational opportunity, 3,200 students from schools and universities across the UAE took part in the educational tours at Dubai Design Week 2017.

 

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Benedict Floyd, CEO and Co-Founder of Art Dubai Group that owns and manages Dubai Design Week, says: “In only three editions, Dubai Design Week has grown to equal in stature its sister event Art Week and plays a similar role in establishing Dubai as the region’s capital for culture and creativity. Through our events such as Art Dubai, the world’s most globally diverse art fair and Global Grad Show, the world’s largest gathering of universities, we are able to leverage Dubai’s position to create unique events that have become meeting points for the world’s creative community”

 

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d3’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, says: “We’re very pleased with the incredible response to Dubai Design Week, hosted by d3 again this year, which witnessed a significant increase in visitors from last year. The collaborations between organisations and independent designers, including more than 50 d3 creative partners and retailers, present an extraordinary calibre of creativity and innovation in various sectors of design. This has not only boosted Dubai’s role as an arbiter of cutting-edge design, but also helped emerging regional designers, thinkers and design students bring forth their ideas to a much larger audience.”

 

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More information about Dubai Design Week visit: http://www.dubaidesignweek.ae

 

The Best Festive Menus

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Christmas and New Years Eve dinning, our guide to the best location in Palma de Mallorca, to celebrate a wonderful evening with your friends and family.

Tomeu Restaurant amb Arrels at the Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume, Tomeu Caldentey Michelin Star Chef.

 

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Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume

C/ Sant Jaume, 22

E-07012 Palma de Mallorca (Baleares)

Tel.: + 34 871 575 525

info@boutiquehotelsantjaume.com

http://boutiquehotelsantjaume.com/index.php/en/tomeu-restaurant/tomeu-restaurant

 

 

ARGENTINE OPEN POLO TOURNAMENT

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ARGENTINE OPEN POLO TOURNAMENT: AN 8TH VICTORY FOR PABLO MAC DONOUGH!

La Dolfina, led by Adolfo Cambiaso, beat arch-rival Ellerstina with a score of 14 to 13 at the close of the thoroughly electrifying final of the Argentine Open. It was a magnificent victory for the team, and for the most daring of our partners, Pablo Mac Donough, who held aloft the trophy of the prestigious Argentine Open for an 8th time in his career.

 

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This 124th edition of the event, held at the Campo Argentino de Polo, known as ‘the Cathedral of Polo’, in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, pitted against each other the two greatest polo teams of today, before a public that turned out in droves to attend the match. The atmosphere was charged, to say the least! As usual, Pablo wore his RM 053 Tourbillon during play, a wristwatch remarkable for its titanium carbide armour specifically designed to withstand the extreme impacts inevitable in polo.

 

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Down 3-1 in the first chukka, La Dolfina surged back during the second, thanks to goals by Cambiaso and Mac Donough. The score was then neck-and-neck until the fourth chukka, when Pablo’s team opened a handsome four-goal lead, for a score of 13-9. Ellerstina nonetheless returned the charge, marking 4 consecutive points and pushing the game into overtime. Taking advantage of an air shot by Polito Pieres, La Dolfina regained possession of the ball. A long pass by Adolfo Cambiaso to Juan Martín Nero allowed the latter to score, ending the match, which has been hailed as historic.

 

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Crowned Argentina’s champions for the 11th time, La Dolfina also won the five previous editions of the tournament. Pablo won the Fair Play tournament award (for the fewest fouls).

This was the public’s last opportunity to see Pablo play wearing his RM 053, as Richard Mille has developed an all-new polo calibre with the Argentinian player, also driven by a tourbillon mechanism, but even more sturdy, thanks to an unprecedented technology. This latest watch will be unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018.

 

http://richardmille.com/

 

Christmas Wish List

POLO & Lifestyle’s Christmas Wish List selected by our Editor-in-Chief Scarlett

 

1. Rönner Design

Always Classic Ever Unique – Fashion & lifestyle design house inspired by the elegant & graceful equestrian world, with special emphasis on luxury & details.

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SHOP: http://www.ronnerdesign.com/product/miranda-bow-dress-pink/

 

Camelia – Tropical Grey

Four way stretch printed fabric, fitted zip jacket with high collar. Ideal for training days.

 

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SHOP: http://www.ronnerdesign.com/product-category/collections/tropical-equestrian/

 

Dianella Long Sleeve – Mini Horse Pink

Sporty training / show-shirt in four way stretchy dry-fit fabric with details in grey gingham cotton.

 

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2. Elizabeth Hurley Beach 

Chinese Red Kaftan, This beautiful lightweight kaftan is in a striking red patterned silk, with gold edging around the hem and hand embroidered gold beading at the neckline. A really eye-catching statement piece.

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SHOP: http://www.elizabethhurley.com/styles/collection/22

 

Willow Dress

The off-the-shoulder Willow Dress is a light, easy-to-wear cover-up. Featuring an elasticated waist, sea green embroidery, and tassels.

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SHOP: http://www.elizabethhurley.com/styles/collection/22

 

Luna Kaftan

Made from the softest cotton, the lightweight Luna Kaftan features hand-sewn sequins around the neckline. Stylish and easy to wear, with pretty pom pom details around the cuffs and hemline.

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SHOP: http://www.elizabethhurley.com/styles/collection/22

 

 

3. BHOID

The Covey Pocket Square – Midnight 

Inspired by life in the British countryside, this pocket square features pheasants and feathers. 100% silk. 

 

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SHOP: https://bhoid.co.uk/collections/all/products/the-covey-pocket-square

 

4. KOBO Candles

KOBO pure soy candles were created by and for those passionate about memorable scents, and the fresh look of the KOBO packaging is a gift so beautiful it need not be wrapped.

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SHOP: https://www.kobocandles.com/

THE SPIRIT OF BENTLEY: BE EXTRAORDINARY BOOK

 

Enjoy watching the presentation of THE SPIRIT OF BENTLEY: BE EXTRAORDINARY BOOK
Event in London at Maison Assouline.
‘THE SPIRIT OF BENTLEY’ CAPTURED IN AN EXQUISITE BOOK.
A Unique collaboration between Bentley and French publisher Assouline.
‘The Spirit of Bentley’ is a limited edition coffee-table book which captures these extraordinary people and takes the theme of journeys to explore them in the context of contemporary Britain.

Shop the Book:

https://shop.bentleymotors.com/en/gift-ideas/home/the-spirit-of-bentley-be-extraordinary/