Stelle di Stelle – a feast of Italian fine dining at Harrods in London


The world-famous department store is to host a pop-up collection of Italy’s most celebrated destination dining rooms. From September 2014 to January 2015, Harrods welcomes five of Italy’s best restaurants to take up residency in the Knightsbridge store. Headlining for one month each, they will provide a special edit of their signature dishes. With 13 Michelin stars between them, the acclaimed line-up is: Carlo … Continue reading

Sleeping in London: hotel Baglioni, Kensington

The hall and reception  (Photo: Archive Baglioni)

Even if most of in London living Italians live in Chelsea, has the Italian luxury hotel chain chosen the prestigious Kensington as location for their boutique hotel. Kensington is now, when the young royal couple lives there, becoming even more aristocratical and Baglioni, which embodies the Italian charm and glamour, is taking good care in … Continue reading

London’s Hedonism offers ‘pinnacle of wine retail’


    A new wine store in London’s well-heeled Mayfair wants to become the ‘pinnacle’ of wine retail and the best shop of its kind in the world. Hedonism Wines, which opened last week (16 August), stocks around 1,000 spirits and 3,500 wines, focusing on what it calls the ‘creme de la creme’ from each … Continue reading

Johnnie Walker limited edition bar by Porsche


Johnnie Walker limited edition bar stocked with modified crystal glasses Johnnie Walker is a brand that needs no introduction. It is the favorite among whiskey lovers. After introducing several limited edition Jonny Walker bottles, the company has now joined hands with Porsche Design Studio to produce an assortment of elite products in Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar. … Continue reading

Giorgio Armani Plans a Luxury Hotel In London


Girogio Armani has been dressing us in luxury for years. Now, the fashion powerhouse is hoping to make us live in luxury. Armani has already entered the luxury hotel sector through his subsidiary firm, Armani Hotels. A visit to the website proclaims “Stay with Armani”. And now, the designer and entrepreneur has set his sights … Continue reading

Harrods celebrates the royal wedding with designer wedding cakes


London’s Harrods is staging a unique confectionary showcase to mark the imminent marriage between Prince William and Catherine Middleton. From Tuesday 26th until Saturday 30th April 2011, each of the store’s iconic Brompton Road windows will house one of the magnificent creations. The 18 specially commissioned designer Royal Wedding cakes include creations from Cleef & … Continue reading

Chantal Coady and the New British Chocolate School


When Chantal Coady was a child, she dreamed about chocolate. “I would go to sleep thinking about ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and dream of wandering through those valleys of chocolate. One of my tragedies was waking up; Having dreamt I had stashed a great deal of chocolate under my pillow, when I woke up, … Continue reading

The Taste of Orient – Turkish Deligh


Turkish Delight has an illustrious past. It is one of the most ancient sweet dishes in the world, dating back 230 years. From “Rahat-ul hulkum” to “lokum”, the Turkish Delight evolved from being an important part of our culture to become a famous taste that is admired around the world. This 7 decades old legend … Continue reading

Martell Amber Lamp by Jean Nouvel Design


Last week, Martell Cognac flew TCH to Paris to attend the unveiling of the Martell Amber Lamp by iconic French architect, Jean Nouvel. We were delighted to discover that Lionel Breton, CEO of Martell is a big fan of TCH as is the team at Nouvel’s studio. In his presentation, Mr. Nouvel told us how he was … Continue reading

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die


From Benromach to Yoichi, a definitive guide to whisky by one of the industry’s more illustrious tipplers In his new book “101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die” whisky expert Ian Buxton poses the fun challenge of learning about whisky by drinking a lot of whisky. Having the enviable job of working in the whisky … Continue reading


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