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THE HWI JOURNAL

MOVING FORWARD WITH ONE CLEAR VOICE

Moving forward with one clear voice Representatives of Mayfair’s luxury retailers, hotels, restaurants and professional service companies were guests at the Bond Street’s Association’s recent – and final - AGM and lunch at Claridge’s. The Chairman, Lord Bruce Dundas, said that after 94 years the Association would cease in its present form as it had now come together with New West End Company to create the Bond Street & Mayfair Group (BSMG). This new position of the Bond Street Association inside the NWEC was an extremely positive move at a very exciting time. The formation of this new group, which included respected opinion makers from a range of market sectors across Mayfair, mea...

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November 9, 2018

FRIDA KAHLO – FASHION AS THE ART OF BEING

FRIDA_KAHLO-A_2048x Maison Assouline on London’s Piccadilly provided the setting for a fascinating lecture by the fashion and lifestyle journalist Susana Martinez Vidal on the iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

Kahlo was also a bold beauty and an avant-garde fashionista, whose timeless sense of style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fashion, media and art today.

The lecture was part of the inaugural ‘Mayfair & St James’s Literary Festival’ which is taking place this October across some of the area’s most illustrious and historic venues, including The London Library, St James’s Church Piccadilly, Handel & Hendrix Broo...

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October 19, 2018

BOODLE HATFIELD’S MUSICAL SOIREE IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 1722 CLUB

Professor Vanessa LATARCHE  Martin James BARTLETT On a recent October evening, guests at law firm Boodle Hatfield’s Bankside office had the honour and privilege to meet the formidable Martin James Bartlett, the Winner of the 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, now aged 22.. Elegantly bespectacled and with foppish hair, this “Enfant Terrible of the Keyboard” appeared on the stage at an event to celebrate Boodle Hatfield’s anniversary of the launch of their 1722 Club, playing three of Rachmaninoff’s Preludes with enthralling passion. Guest contributor Patrick Couderc writes: Though it is suspected that Martin is more of a Prokofiev devo...

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October 18, 2018

IN THE HEART OF MAYFAIR & ST JAMES’S WITH LOYD GROSSMAN

IMG_2597 The inimitable Loyd Grossman was the guest speaker at this year’s Mayfair & St James’s Association annual lunch held recently in the magnificent restaurant of The Ritz Club London. Starting out in journalism, Loyd went on to become a well-known television presenter whose knowledge of and fascination with food led him to create his own brand in 1995, which became Britain’s most successful new premium food brand. His lifelong interest in history, the arts and heritage (in June 2015 he was appointed CBE for services to Heritage and is currently Chairman of the Royal Parks) shone through in his address, and he entertained us with many amusing anecdotes and observations of life in Mayfair and St James’s. ...

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October 9, 2018