Town & Country UK

Town & Country UK

Summer 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.

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tender loving care

Based on his acclaimed 2012 play, Florian Zeller’s double-Oscar-winning debut film puts us squarely in the perspective of an octogenarian dementia sufferer, played by Anthony Hopkins in a devastatingly brilliant performance. We follow his attempts to ringfence his independence by refusing pleas from his daughter (Olivia Colman, exemplary in her empathy) to welcome a full-time carer into his London flat. A heart-wrenching family drama, this story movingly reaffirms the unshakeable bond between parent and child. ‘The Father’ is scheduled to be released on 11 June.…

pots of gold

contributors – summer 2021

THE DUCHESS OF RUTLAND Before she married into the aristocracy, Emma Manners came from solid Welsh farming stock, and she draws on her practical upbringing in her current role as the chatelaine of Belvoir Castle. She shares the day-to-day realities of running an ancestral seat on her podcast Duchess and makes the ultimate decision – Town or Country? – on page 130. A circus trick you wish you could do ‘The high wire, where you get to swing around the rope, like one of those amazing dancing girls. I’d love to be able to do that.’ Where is the most romantic place you’ve ever been? ‘The Maldives.’ What would you do as Queen for the day? ‘I’d like to go stalking up in Scotland.’ LADY KITTY SPENCER Our cover star is the daughter…

editor’s letter

Perhaps it’s a universal desire, or perhaps it was Noel Streatfeild’s Circus Shoes that did it, but for about a year of my childhood, I planned quite seriously to run away to join the circus. Having no gymnastic ability whatsoever, and being afraid of heights, I knew that my only hope was to be taken on as an animal trainer. So the long-suffering Labrador was put through intensive coaching, until he could leap a course of hurdles at a word of command without dislodging his teddy-bear jockey. We never got our big break, alas, but the sawdust has not quite left my veins. It is in that spirit that I now invite you to roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, and take your seats for the greatest show on…

strokes of brilliance

The summer staple returns this year, with a visual-arts offering that is as dazzling as its staged operas. ‘Forces of Nature’ will be Gallery 94’s first all-women exhibition and will focus on the relationship between the female spirit and the natural world. A collection of new works will be brought together by a range of artists including Lesley Birch and Kate Boucher, alongside rarely seen photographs taken at Glyndebourne by the pioneering émigrée Ilse Bing in 1937. ‘Forces of Nature’ at Gallery 94 will run at Glyndebourne (www.glyndebourne.com) from 28 June to 18 September.…

the good life

When we speak, Fiona Drummond has just come in from the garden. There is earth under her fingernails, and her long brown hair is glamorously windswept. ‘The peach blossom has just come into the most perfect flower – a spray of intense, almost fake-looking pink,’ she says. ‘The trees are in the old greenhouses we’re restoring – along with the original 18th-century grapevines, white peaches and citrus-trees. There is this extraordinary stillness in there – if anything is wrong, that’s where I go.’ Under the watch of Fiona and her husband Aldred Drummond, a conservationist and property developer, these glasshouses are Hampshire’s longest, and among the most prolific. They are the jewels in the crown of Cadland, the estate bought by the Drummond family in 1772. Capability Brown was commissioned to…