Country Life 03-Mar-2021

Published by TI Media Limited Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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151,54 €(IVA inc.)
51 Números

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1 min.
the collection of mrs henry ford ii

Items from the London and Buckinghamshire homes of Mrs Henry Ford II-a name synonymous with the creation of the modern automotive industry-are to be auctioned by Christie's London on April 15. A photographer and former model, Mrs Ford (1940–2020) was the wife of Henry Ford II (1917–87), a chief executive of the Ford Motor Company and grandson of Ford's founder, Henry Ford. As well as artwork by the Impressionists Edouard Vuillard and Kees van Dongen, there will be personal items for sale, including Ford II's desk from his study at Turville Grange, Buckinghamshire (where the couple hosted Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), and a collection of Mrs Ford's Chanel and Hermès handbags. The London auction will follow one in New York City on March 30, which will feature pieces from Mrs Ford's…

4 min.
london life news

The sky’s the limit THREE sustainable skyscrapers, linked by vertical planters, look set to dominate the east London skyline. The 507ft-tall trio has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox for the Hong Kong developer Tenacity, and will replace an existing 10-storey building at 70, Gracechurch Street, EC3. As well as office and retail space, there will be a viewing platform and winter garden on one of the upper floors. According to Kohn Pedersen Fox—which is also responsible for the Amazon offices at Sixty London and Floral Court, Covent Garden—the new complex will consume 45% less energy every year than the previous building. Breathe easy THE English National Opera company has developed a programme designed to help people recovering from Covid-19 who are still suffering from breathlessness and anxiety. Named ENO Breathe, it has been designed…

6 min.
affairs of the heart

IF a part of London were ever to be crowned Queen of Romance, Mayfair would be it. The former home of Dame Barbara Cartland and the literary backdrop to Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton (although the Netflix series was mostly filmed in Bath for Regency authenticity), it has witnessed love affairs, romps and liaisons as entrancing as any penned by either author. Its very foundation rests on a wedding: the one between heiress Mary Davies and Sir Thomas Grosvenor, whose descendants would become the Dukes of Westminster. Their eldest son, Sir Richard, was the first to embark on a building programme that would turn an unremarkable estate into one London’s most fashionable addresses. By the 1790s, multiple dukes lived in the area, including a royal one, the Duke of Gloucester, and his daughter, Princess…

1 min.
at home in mayfair

South Street, price on application Hiding behind an understated Edwardian façade are more than 8,500sq ft of exceptional interiors. The entrance hall, with its grand staircase and fireplace, sets the tone, but every room has special details, whether the ornate marble fireplace in the dining room, the coffered ceiling and wooden panelling of the main reception room or the interior-designed master bedroom. Savills (020–7578 5100; Grosvenor Hill, £6.15 million This magnificent flat takes up the first floor of a portered, six-unit building behind Berkeley Square. Spanning 1,755sq ft, it has a light-flooded, south-facing reception room with full-height windows, which flows seamlessly into the dining area and contemporary kitchen beyond. There are also three bedrooms, including a large master suite, the bathroom of which is a work of art. Knight Frank (020–4502 9013;…

1 min.
chloe alberry

LITTLE captures Portobello Road’s eccentric nature quite like Chloe Alberry, a shop specialising in door handles, cabinet knobs, knockers and wall hooks. There’s an emphasis on natural materials—including glass, fossilised wood, bone, semi-precious stones and inlaid shell—and one-off antique pieces. Chloe Alberry, who spotted a gap in the market for fanciful knobs as a quick and affordable way to give an interior an update, back in 2003, designs more than 80% of the stock herself. As well as the hardware, laid out in similar style to an old-fashioned sweet shop, shoppers are likely to come across vintage tiles and covet-able 1930s enamelware. A selection of Chloe Alberry stock is available online and the shop will re-open as soon as the guidelines permit. For opening hours, visit…

5 min.
the great and the good

Seasonal suggestions Ever since cupcakes went commercial in the late 2000s, various baked goods–cake pops, doughnuts–have taken it in turns to bathe in the sweet spotlight. This year, just in time for Easter, it’s the turn of the cinnamon bun. Here’s where to find the best ones Best for traditionalists The Gail’s Bakery cinnamon bun is a firm favourite in the Country Life office. Bake-at-home bun kits are also available ( Best for weekend indulgence Notting Hill-based Buns From Home uses croissant dough in its cinnamon, cardamom, hazelnut and chocolate buns and its vegan options ( Best for eating on the go Pavilion Bakery—multiple stores in Hackney—makes compact buns that won’t fall apart. Fantastic fuel for a stomp around the nearby Columbia Road Flower Market ( Here’s looking at London's rivers • Because the capital was built on the…