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- February 11, 2019
We chat to wine expert and founder of Elicite, the e-commerce and educational fine wine platform, Martyn Zemavicius
What is your earliest memory involving wine?My earliest memory of wine is tasting my grandmother’s homemade wine when I was a teenager. It was made from a very old and very big single… Read more →
- January 28, 2019
CEO of furniture brand Vênoor Living Wesley Pereira on going back to his roots, the beauty of being imperfect and the importance of a strong family network within business.
What was the pivotal moment that inspired you to launch Vênoor Living? When did it officially launch?Vênoor Living came into… Read more →
- September 10, 2018
Branded “the most well-connected man in London” by The Times and “London’s hottest art dealer” by GQ, Jean-David Malat is an art dealer and personal advisor to everybody from members of the Royal family, to pop superstars like Madonna, film legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger,… Read more →
- June 27, 2018
You’re the new owner and landlord of Frank Lampard’s pub The Pigs Ear in Chelsea – how did that come about and what plans have you got for it?The Pig’s Ear is Chelsea’s oldest pub and we’ve got great renovation plans. Over the summer, we are going to completely refurbish both the inside and… Read more →
- June 22, 2018
Stéphanie Tumba knows a bit about love and romance. The former fashion marketer, property investor and financial consultant turned entrepreneur is a divorcée and head of dating agency—Celest Connections. Interestingly, this latest business venture began life as a blog: while talking… Read more →
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One of the foremost young violinists in the world, Charlie Siem talks performing with The Who, investing in the next generation of artists, and the difficulty of picking a favourite composer
At only 32, Charlie Siem has garnered worldwide recognition, performing internationally with some of the world’s finest orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg and Israel Philharmonic.
Not only will he be performing… Read more →
Natasha Lee, founder of healthy and sustainable children's food service Wild Child Kitchen, on encouraging children to be more adventurous with food, the pressure of being a sole founder, making nutritious food accessible and eating her way around the world
What inspired you to create Wild Child Kitchen?
The idea itself was something that came together over a few months—I had become increasingly interested in the growing wellness space but couldn’t understand why so much of our attention was … Read more →
CEO and founder of groundbreaking rental platform Homie, Alex Eid talks about receiving $4 million in investment, moving house in three days, & finding an area that feels like home
Can you tell us a bit about Homie and what inspired you to set it up?
Homie is London’s platform for renters providing a service that rewrites the way people currently rent. I came up with the idea back in … Read more →
Wine producer Jeany Cronk on moving the whole family to Provence, expressing her passions through work, mounds of French paperwork and "beautiful, uncomplicated" rosé
What inspired you to up sticks and move to the French countryside to start your wine brand, Mirabeau en Provence?
That’s simple- Stephen and I were madly passionate about Provence Rosé and we were big time Francophiles. So when the … Read more →
The Christmas Forest founder Kelty Caston on adventures from Africa to Richmond, the challenges of working with trees, reforesting African drylands, and a 40-year-old knitted Christmas pudding!
How did you get started in in the Christmas tree business, and what did you do before it?
I was a bit of an adventurer—I was a ski instructor and then I had a holiday company and took people to … Read more →
Yoga expert and founder of Good Vibes Studios Nahid de Belgeonne on mindful movement, singing chakra mantras with Alicia Keys, and being an eternal student
What inspired you to take up yoga, how did it all begin?
I had a really stressful job in technology dealing with TV companies. The contract over-promised and my job was to negotiate the under-delivery…!
I’ve kept fit all of … Read more →