BOND, JAMES BOND
As an official partner to the long-awaited Bond movie No Time To Die, released in cinemas next month, Crockett & Jones has created a very special limited edition shoe, inspired by James Bond’s tuxedo. Available from The Royal Exchange Crockett & Jones boutique from 9 October, the James shoe takes its form from Crockett & Jones’ whole-cut Oxford shoe; crafted from a single piece of flawless, black box calf leather, with a hand-grade leather sole. Each pair of James shoes come complete with a shoe horn, shoe brush and pair of shoe-trees – all featuring the 007 logo – to help you maintain the impeccable finish. Two more exclusive Crockett & Jones styles, the Highbury and the Molton, also feature in the film and are available from The Royal Exchange boutique.
Penhaligon’s is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, the fragrance house will be hosting its first ever virtual event, on Sunday 11 October.
Every Penhaligon’s fragrance is inspired by an evocative and fantastical tale, using the power of scent to transport you to another time and place. During ‘Reading Redolence’, participants will go on a journey of exploration through Penhaligon’s library of scents and hear the stories behind their creation.
Tickets cost £15 per person and include a set of fragrance samples that will be sent to you via post ahead of the event. The ticket price can be redeemed against a purchase after the event, and participants will also be invited to visit a Penhaligon’s boutique to collect a complimentary personalised leather sleeve.
Penhaligon’s Reading Redolence: The Online Event will be live streamed at 10:30am on Sunday 11 October, to purchase a ticket, click here
Sirplus is now open on at The Royal Exchange, offering stylish menswear created from high-quality fabrics and designed to stand the test of time. Using surplus fabrics left over from the creation of other garments, it’s a low waste, feel-good brand offering everything you need to revitalise your winter wardrobe.
From exquiste fine jewellery to customisable collections and unique everyday pieces, when it comes to adornments, The Royal Exchange has something to suit all styles and occasions.
Tateossian’s Globe Revolve Cufflinks are a new edition of the Revolve design, which was first released 15 years ago at The Royal Exchange boutique – the brand’s first London store. This new edition has been upgraded to mark the brand’s 30th anniversary, to feature a revolving lapis globe and special ‘whaletail’ closure.
Georg Jensen’s Fusion jewellery collection is also marking an anniversary this year. The timeless, interlocking rings were launched 20 years ago, at the start of this millennium. Designed by Nina Koppel, the collection allows the wearer to create their own individualised combinations of yellow, rose and white gold pieces – with or without the addition of precious stones – and to add to their collection over time.
For special occasion pieces, Boodles’ dazzling Woodand collection is full of show stopping creations, inspired by nature’s design of the pinecone. Choose from an array of intricately crafted pieces that includes earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. If you would like to view a specific piece from the Woodland collection, call The Royal Exchange Boodles boutique ahead of your visit so they can ensure it is in stock for you, on +44 (0)7283 7284.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s relaunched Master Control collection sees the Swiss watchmaker’s classical design codes given a contemporary makeover for 2020. Three models of the updated style are available: date, calendar and chronograph calendar. The refined design features elongated indexes, an outward sloping bezel, a silver-sunray dial and a sapphire crystal case-back. A vintage-style strap adds a warm, tactile quality to the sleek and minimalist design, crafted from soft and flexible Novonappa leather that will develop its own character over time.
WRITTEN IN THE STARS
A new addition to Montblanc’s StarWalker collection of writing instruments pays homage to our Blue Planet – a reference to the vast swathes of water that cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, giving it a predominantly blue colour when viewed from space. Available as a fountain pen, fineliner or ballpoint pen, each edition features a translucent cap, which encases a blue dome, which represents the earth rising above the lunar horizon. The barrel of the Doué edition (pictured) sees a blue lacquer applied over the top of a guilloche pattern based on the molecular structure of water, and a platinum coated cap. Discover the collection at the Montblanc boutique at The Royal Exchange.
Collectors of Montblanc’s imaginative and exquisitely crafted writing instruments may also be interested to know that any purchases from the brand’s beloved Le Petit Prince collection during the month of October will be accompanied by a complimentary Montblanc notebook.
Ensure your home is a beautiful and inspiring space by indulging in some new homewares this autumn. The stylish contours of Georg Jensen’s new Bernadotte pitcher will look just as good filled with flowers on your mantlepiece as it will filled with water at the dinner table. It epitomises the Danish design house’s knack for combining form and function to striking effect.
Jo Malone London’s new Townhouse Collection of home candles come encased in high-grade, unglazed ceramic informed by the Georgian architectural details that characterise many a London townhouse. There are six different aromas, each designed to create a unique ambience. Choose your favourite from Wild Berry & Bramble, Pastel Macaroons, Green Tomato Vine, Glowing Embers, Lilac Lavender & Lovage, and Fresh Fig & Cassis. Or place different scents in different rooms to inject a little variation into your day as you move around the house.
Bamford has also released new scents for its room diffuser collection. Choose from the calming fragrance of Lily of the Valley, blended with amber, musk and rose, or the evocative Candied Orange, imbued with cardamom, frankincense and patchouli.
A joyful new collection of tableware and home accessories by Halycon Days features original David Hockney set designs that he created for a production of The Rake’s Progress opera, performed at Glyndebourne in 1975. A plate, coffee mug, and teacup and saucer feature in the collection as well as an enamel trinket box, home candle and Christmas bauble.
TRICK OR TREAT
Fortnum & Mason reminds us all of a good opportunity to have a bit of fun this month, by stocking its shelves with all manner of goodies to accompany the end-of-autumn tradition of Halloween. Going door-to-door ‘trick and treating’ may be off this agenda this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stock up on some spooky treats and have a night of fun and games at home – we suggest the scariest ghost story wins a Fortnum’s Chocolate Toad.
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