Town & Country UK Spring 2021

Town & Country UK is the British edition of a revered American magazine that has been an arbiter of style and taste since 1846. This luxury lifestyle publication offers an insider’s view of fashion, society and culture with a uniquely British sensibility.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
Back issues only
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4 Numéros

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2 min
editor’s letter

Any visitor to Burghley House can attest that among its most striking features are the Hell Staircase and Heaven Room, painted by the Italian artist Antonio Verrio for the 5th Earl of Exeter. As Claire Brayford writes in her fascinating exploration of the technique of trompe l’oeil, ‘the painter pushed the boundaries of perspective so far that the walls seem to fall away, leaving the viewer standing in a temple open to the skies, a shaft of rainbow light beaming upon them…’ That strikes me as an appropriate metaphor for this spring issue of Town & Country itself. Whatever the humdrum realities of the situation in which you find yourself (and I must admit that I am currently writing this in my home office, gazing out over an unpoetic traffic jam…

2 min

BARONESS ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD In 2018, the French financier Baroness Ariane de Rothschild bought Caron, the heritage French fragrance house. On page 118, she talks about the process of bringing the perfumer and its legacy into the modern era. Your favourite seasonal flower ‘The rose. Several species are named after members of my family. It is also very emblematic of the brand and forms the top note of Or et Noir, one of my favourites of our scents.’ The best thing about spring is… ‘life is back!’ A treasured family recipe ‘Soufflé Rothschild, a special family dessert.’ A historic house you’d like to live in ‘The Alhambra in Granada.’ EVE HEWSON The Irish actress talks about her new Netflix series Behind Her Eyes, and shares tales of lockdown in Dublin with her family…

2 min
game on

COUNTRY STYLE DRESSED TO A TEE Modern monochrome is par for the course this season. Fendi’s knitted dress needs nothing more than a pair of beribboned shoes from Crockett & Jones to take you from the links to lunch in a shot. TOWN STYLE GAUCHO CHIC Saddling up? Add a dash of Latin flair to your equestrian ensemble with an Argentinian-inspired cashmere poncho and elegant Spanish-cut boots from Manolo Blahnik. Ensure your trusty mount looks best in class, too, by treating them to Hermès’ luxurious leather tack. COUNTRY STYLE IN THE SWIM Your lido of choice may be in Hampshire rather than the Hamptons, but you can still channel Jackie Kennedy’s iconic poolside glamour. Consider a Vilebrequin one-piece, a sleek swim cap and a pair of cat-eye shades your new aquatic essentials. TOWN STYLE PICNIC PERFECT Spring’s natural textures are a…

5 min
woman of letters

Alice Edwards is talking to me from her office, a small dove-grey room in her Wandsworth home, lined with shelf upon shelf of exquisitely neat colour-coded paper, when a small but commanding voice rebukes us for speaking too loudly. ‘I’m trying to work over here!’ pipes up Edwards’ five-year-old daughter Honor in the background of our Zoom call. Her lockdown classroom is currently doubling up as the head office of her mother’s new stationery business Memo Press. Edwards launched her handmade luxury stationery and greetings-card brand in October, less than a year after taking a new role as the head of PR and special projects at the cult London jeweller’s Jessica McCormack in 2019. ‘I love being part of a team, and that was the magic of collaborating with Jessica,’ she says.…

2 min
rites of spring

2 min
hidden histories

It was as a letter that started it all. While I was researching a project at the Churchill archives at Cambridge University, I came across a missive from Sarah Churchill to her famous father that was so intimate and informal, I instantly wanted to know more about their relationship. I began to delve deeper, and I realised that no one had ever written a biography of the wartime leader’s children. All three of Winston and Clementine’s daughters had lives that were as full of drama, passion and tragedy as their cousins, the Mitfords – and they were much closer to the centre of power. Drawing on previously unpublished family letters, The Churchill Girls is the first group biography of Diana, Sarah and Mary Churchill; it also provides a new perspective on…