450 Years

THE NIGHT OWL

The night owl relishes the hours between dusk and dawn, indulging in some me-time while the rest of the world is quiet

17 May, 2021

 

Luxury-laced home comforts, tasty nibbles and sensory experiences define the down time of The Night Owl, whose imagination and creativity comes to life in the twilight hours. An array of carefully chosen items create an expressive boudoir for this guardian of the night. 


CHANGE OF PACE

Milo Tiger Print Silk Dressing Gown, made with Liberty fabric, £495, Sirplus

Made in Britain from 100 per cent silk Liberty print fabric, this dapper dressing gown is lounge wear that will turn any evening into a decadent affair. For The Night Owl, dusk signals the start of much cherished me-time and changing into comfortable, yet luxurious, clothes helps to shift the mind-set into another mode.


SUPPER TIME

Mitra Dinner knife, serrated with long handle, in matte stainless steel, £27, Georg Jensen

Supper time is relished by The Night Owl, who likes to nibble on indulgent treats such as cheese and crackers, sticky ginger cake and fresh fruit to sustain them into the twilight hours. It’s all about savouring the moment, making this beautiful, ergonomically designed stainless steel knife from Georg Jensen the perfect experience-enhancing accessory.


CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Notebook #148 in Indigo calfskin with saffiano print, £36, Montblanc

Released from the constraints of daytime clock watching, The Night Owl’s creative juices begin to flow as the evening progresses, making this notebook from Montblanc an essential companion for jotting down ideas and thoughts as they arise. Crafted from soft indigo leather, journaling on its watermarked, silver-edged paper is a joyfully tactile activity.


SIGNATURE LOOK

Square Signet Ring in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver, £1,150, Tiffany & Co.

They may be enjoying solitary time while the rest of the world is sleeping, but The Night Owl’s personal style is well-defined and an intrinsic part of them, not something they adorn for the benefit of others. Long recognised as a symbol of authority and power, the signet ring is a bold accessory for personalities who are confident about who they are and what they like. This two-tone gold and silver signet ring from Tiffany & Co. is ready for engraving with an initial, crest, or other symbolic motif that’s personal to its wearer. 


COSY UP

Contrast Ribbed Socks, £35, Church’s

The ultimate must-have accessory for any Night Owl – to keep feet snug and enable them to pad around without disturbing the rest of the household – is a pair of comfortable and cosy socks. These 100 per cent cotton socks from Church’s will keep The Night Owls toes toasty yet breathable, and feature elegant ribbing in a contrasting tone, ensuring style isn’t sacrificed for comfort.


NIGHT CAP

Manhattan bottle opener in mirror polished stainless steel, £50, Georg Jensen

Whether it’s a late-night beer or a sparkling tonic water, refreshments are a key part of The Night Owl’s waking hours. And having the right accessories to hand means less disruption to whatever twilight activities their attention is focused on – be it reading, writing, TV watching, gaming or browsing the net. Georg Jensen’s bottle opener from its Art Deco- inspired Manhattan collection is a slick and stylish device to facilitate that satisfying fizz of popping the lid off of any bottled beverage.


MIDNIGHT SNACK

Vegan English Mitcham Bittermints in dark chocolate, £19.95, Fortnum & Mason

A sweet snack for the midnight hour, Fortnum & Mason’s dark chocolate coated bittermint flavoured fondant creams provide The Night Owl with an invigorating energy boost as the chime of the clock heralds the start of a new day. These vegan-friendly concoctions contain Mitcham peppermint oil, which is made from a rare variety of English mint, making them an extra-special treat for The Night Owl’s discerning palate.


AWAKEN THE SENSES

H24 Eau de Toilette, £87 for 100ml, Hermès

A spritz of Hermès’ H24 fragrance helps to create a sensual and uplifting ambience with its evocative notes of sage, narcissus, rosewood and sclarene – a warm and woody scent derived from Clary Sage absolute. Its fresh yet delicate sense is refreshing while delicate enough to not overpower the other senses. Maintaining a sense of calm equilibrium – alert yet relaxed – is essential to The Night Owl’s enjoyment of the twilight hours, and this scent fits the bill perfectly.


TACTILE TOUCH

Paloma’s Groove Ring in 18K yellow gold, £2,675, Tiffany & Co.

The Night Owl has a heightened appreciation for sensory experiences, making anything with a tactile quality appeal to them. This grooved ring, designed by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. is an accessory that The Night Owl will enjoy absent-mindedly playing with, while their mind is musing on whatever creative activity has their main focus of attention.


OVER THE MOON

Pre-loved Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar 155840 watch, £7,250, Watchfinder & Co.

Naturally, The Night Owl requires a timepiece with a moon phase function, and this pre-loved Jaeger-LeCoultre dress watch from Watchfinder & Co. features a classic moon phase aperture on its well-proportioned dial. Created in 2014, but inspired by a vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece from 1945, the watch also features a complete calendar function allowing its wearer to see the date, day of the week and month at a glance. Its minimalist aesthetic is perfect for The Night Owl’s refined style and appreciation of simplicity.

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