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Q&A With Jeany Cronk of Mirabeau Wine

Award winning Mirabeau wine was founded in 2009 when Stephen and Jeany Cronk decided to leave their beloved house in South-West London and move to Cotignac, a small village in the heart of Provence. With barely a word of French between them and their three young children, the family spent a year learning to live…

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Refined Southern Charm

The Planters Inn

The Planters Inn is an acclaimed luxury boutique hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, that combines elegant Southern style with contemporary sophistication in a central location. Winner of Travel + Leisure’s #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel Award, The Planters Inn is located in the heart of the Historic District in Charleston and it’s this location that ensures most  guests never use a car…

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Chelsea in Bloom 2018

SUMMER OF LOVE

The world famous Chelsea in Bloom alternative floral art show is back this May for its 13th anniversary and is bigger and more beautiful that ever. Produced by Cadogan in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), once again the streets of Chelsea have been transformed with ever more breath-taking floral displays. The annual floral competition has…

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A Day in the Life

Amelia Freer

Amelia Freer is a registered nutritional therapist with multiple qualifications and is dedicated to helping others adopt a healthier life through optimum nutrition. Amelia’s passion for the power of food combined with past health issues led her to train in multiple areas of nutrition and now has bestselling books under her belt. If you read the HM blog regularly,…

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Q&A With Janine Stone

Janine Stone & Co

Janine Stone & Co initially began as a company dedicated to designing luxury elegant interiors, now nearly 30 years later the London based company has grown into something truly incredible. A true powerhouse of multi-talented professionals with skillsets including architecture, interior design, construction and project management that allow the company to undertake all design and construction services in house ensuring that…

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Malibu Kitchen

THE NED, LONDON

The Malibu Kitchen is a Californian inspired restaurant situated in the magnificent grade I listed, 11 storey former Midlands Bank which was originally designed in 1924 by Sir Edwin (Ned) Lutyens. The Malibu sits amidst the Ned’s historic 3,000 square metre former banking hall where each of the 8 restaurants has its own distinctive space…

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How to design an open plan living space

Victorian Family Home, Hertforshire

We recently designed, manufactured and installed a kitchen at a beautiful Victorian house in Hertfordshire that has been really thoughtfully restored and renovated to create an incredible family home. This property is a beautifully proportioned Victorian gentleman’s residence which has plenty of charm, character and now, post-renovation, it has a stunning open plan kitchen, dining…

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Q&A with Peter Humphrey

Design Director & Founder of Humphrey Munson

With 100,000 people now following Humphrey Munson on Instagram, we thought it might be interesting to share the story of how Humphrey Munson started and since we feature Q&As all the time on the H|M blog, we thought it would be good to do a Q&A with the one person who started it all –…

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HORDERN HOUSE

Interior Design by Busatti Studio

Founded by Anne McCormick and Derek McDonnell, Hordern House is an internationally renowned bookshop which specialises in rare books, manuscripts and paintings. The company is based in the heart of Surry Hills, a quick five minute hop from the centre of Sydney. Occupying an entire floor of a converted warehouse, Anne and Derek have created a curated…

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BEETROOT

3 Spring Salad Recipes

Beetroot, we think, is like Marmite or olives, you either love it or you hate it but this undervalued vegetable is not only good for you but is super vibrant and versatile. Like many modern vegetables, beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans. By the 19th century it held great commercial value when it was discovered that…

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Spring Producer Dinners

Firmdale Hotels

Firmdale Hotel’s have recently announced they shall be launching an exciting series of Food Producer Dinners starting with the first which is being held Friday 20th April at the Potting Shed, Dorset Square Hotel. With a seasonal focus, the evenings will include a delicious five-course dinner to feast on along with expertly chosen wine pairings…

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Spring Sundowners

Ham Yard Hotel

To celebrate the arrival of spring – as are we all after the gloomy winter months – Ham Yard Hotel is hosting a seasonal pop-up on it’s super cool private roof terrace from 11th -29th April 2018. Inspired by home-grown local ingredients from the roof garden, you can enjoy a cocktail (or two) made using…

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Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea

The Charlotte Street Hotel

The Bloomsbury, Soho has inspired an impressive portfolio of some of the early twentieth century’s most pioneering writers, artists and intellectuals who believed in debate, creativity and innovation and whose work was guided by a sense of fun and freedom. The surrounding area of Charlotte Street Hotel is where many of these individual characters chose to live,…

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Market Halls

London

The long awaited Market Halls in Fulham, Broadway is about to open and we couldn’t be more excited. Opening on 8th May 2018 from 8am-11pm, Market Hall shall offer a diverse and eclectic mix of food, highlighting the incredible local food vendors of West London all under one roof. Although food halls are nothing new, the…

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I T A L Y

Escape to the Lakes

The Italian lakes are both a scenic and idyllic holiday destination and with unforgettable views of crystal clear water, rolling mountains, vineyards and colourful historic buildings – these are just a few things that make the Italian lake district so special. Each lake has something very unique to offer especially when it comes to the luxury…

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Q&A with Debra Kacher

dk INTERIORS

Founded by Debra Kacher, dk INTERIORS is an interior design company based in London. Debra’s style combines practicality and style with her client’s interests and lifestyle in mind to create beautiful, timeless and elegant spaces. We recently worked alongside dk INTERIORS on the beautiful Hampstead Project where we designed the kitchen, utility / boot room and pantry so…

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Spring arrives at Dalloway Terrace in London

We have been long standing fans of the stunning Dalloway Terrace and await each new season with bated breath and here’s why… Named after a character created by Virginia Woolf, Dalloway Terrace is an elegant and quintessentially English space. Designed beautifully, the indoor-outdoor space is set in the heart of Bloomsbury and is just a…

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The Tamburlaine, Cambridge

Set in the heart of historic Cambridge is The Tamburlaine Hotel. Bursting with a mix of traditional English charm and contemporary glamour this is quite simply the perfect place to stay when the call for exploring the city must be answered. Just a short stroll away from the nearby Botanic gardens and a lively neighbourhood the Tamburlaine promises a luxury…

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Roasted Harissa Lamb, Spiced Cous Cous and Chickpea Salad

An epicurean delight, lamb has been a religious symbol of Easter for centuries that continues today. Given the terrible weather in England of late, we wanted to create some recipes for Easter Sunday that brought some warmth and colour to the table so below are the recipes we created for Harissa Lamb, Spiced Cous Cous and…

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Q&A with Laura Hammett

Laura Hammett Interiors

Laura Hammett Interiors is a multi- award winning interior design and interior architecture studio based in London. Over the last few years the company has gone from strength to strength with an impressive portfolio of luxury interiors around the world. We recently caught up with Laura to find out how it all began… The last 10 years…

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6 Stands to Visit

Pimlico Road Farmers Market

The Saturday morning buzz of a market is the perfect way to start a spring weekend and we love the Pimlico Farmers Market in particular. Since it was established in 2002, the local stalls sit under the watchful eye of the Mozart statue in Orange Square, Pimlico where the stallholders open every Saturday morning between 9am-1pm and…

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Kitchen Confidential

Tudor Manor House

The Tudor Manor house project was a dramatic and at times incredibly difficult project for its new owners. The incredible grade II listed property in Kent has worn many hats in it’s impressive 500 years including offices and a wedding venue. The kitchen was originally four smaller less useable rooms. The clients and architectural team…

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Quick and Easy

Chicken Biryani Recipe

Sometimes the best recipes come about when you’ve got a few odds and ends in the fridge and you need to make something delicious and fast too! We made this super fast quick and easy chicken biryani using ingredients in the fridge and the pantry. I N G R E D I E N T…

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Kitchen Confidential

Victorian Family Home

When the homeowners purchased this 6 bedroom Victorian house they knew extensive changes would have to be made to its design to turn it into the family home they had dreamt of. The house needed modernising and an extension was built to make way for an open plan kitchen, dining and living space for the…

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Roganic

London

Roganic is back! Which for us is a big deal. If you are unfamiliar with Roganic, it first opened in 2011 in Marylebone as a two-year pop-up and changed the way we think about plant-based ingredients and foraged food. Now, four years later Roganic returns to London, promising to bring elements of his two-star Michelin…

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