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Town & Country UK Spring 2018

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
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
t & c editor’s letter

The idea of Britishness is a changing one: as elusive as the silvery light on the seas that surround us; as contrary as a sudden squall on a summer’s day. But along with the oft-cited values of tolerance, and a belief in democracy and fair play, the nation’s identity includes a streak of rebellion, as well as respect; a willingness to create new traditions, at the same time as honouring our legacy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our love of Royal pageantry, which combines ancient ceremonies with a capacity for unexpected change. Hence the young Queen Victoria took the initiative in proposing to Prince Albert, and introduced what was then a novel fashion for wearing white bridal gowns on her own wedding day; while the forthcoming nuptials of…

4 min
t&c contributors – spring 2018

JO GOODBY Walking among the redbrick chimneys of Hampton Court Palace for our cover shoot (below) was ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ says our creative director, who had to climb out of a window onto the roof along with the rest of her team. ‘It was amazing, and despite the wind and drizzle, Agyness remained the consummate professional.’ A song that gets you onto the dancefloor ‘“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.’ A highlight of spring ‘The change in the air. It becomes fresher and instantly makes me happier.’ ROS BYAM SHAW ‘Just buy what you love’ is the writer’s ultimate suggestion for interior decorating, and having published 14 books on the subject, Byam Shaw is a reliable source of advice. In the light of her latest, Perfect English Townhouse, she offers some…

5 min
what to wear

TOWN BRIDE GRACE IN THE CITY Glorious gowns for a dazzling celebration of urban sophistication Modern-day princesses should look to the Duchess of Cambridge for inspiration and float down the aisle in layers of lace with an artfully nipped-in waist: even if Westminster Abbey isn’t the venue of choice, the pure, clean lines of this Monique Lhuillier gown will create suitable drama. Don’t forget some sparkle, whether it’s a splendid diamond heirloom tiara loaned from a future mother-in-law or shimmering bejewelled Jimmy Choo pumps that nod to a fairy-tale happy ever after. COUNTRY BRIDE RURAL ROMANCE Embroidered lace and pastoral pastels conjure a day to remember Country weddings are the ideal setting for postcard-pretty dressing: ruffles and pale pinks reign supreme. Say ‘I do’ to a Ralph & Russo couture gown and revel in adornment and delicious,…

3 min
land girls

Wait!’ exclaims Emily Hambro as she slams on the brakes of her 4WD so that it skids across the mossy cobbles outside her farmhouse. ‘We’ve forgotten the sloe gin.’ Clouds scud across the grey-blue sky, and shards of sunlight illuminate the grassy slopes of the North Wessex Downs. Emily’s car is one of a convoy preparing to snake its way down to a cluster of fishing huts on the river: the scene of our Town & Country photo call. Gin doesn’t usually feature on a magazine shoot, but Emily and her friends aren’t your average models. They are Chanelle McCoy, a businesswoman and star of Ireland’s Dragon’s Den; the former farmer Emma Harding; the gallerist Laura Lopes; and her sister-in-law, Mima. Along with Chanelle’s sister Hilary, whose job at Goldman…

2 min
crowning glory

A HEAD OF GLOSSY, HEALTHY HAIR is desired by men and women alike, traditionally signifying health, wealth and power. No wonder countless thickening shampoos, volumising conditioners and revitalising tonics are launched every year, each promising to change our hair for the better. Yet wash-out treatments can only do so much. It is believed that eight million women in the UK alone are suffering from hair loss, and that number appears to be on the increase. For the past 30 years, the answer to hundreds of clients’ prayers has been the French biologist Amy Meshkati, the leading expert in permanent hair restoration for both women and men. After more than three decades of changing the looks and lives of people from her base in Paris, she opened her state-of-the-art treatment centre in…

2 min
dearly beloved

SOMETHING OLD... The eternal allure of a treasured heirloom SOMETHING NEW… Look to the future with bold modern pieces that are very much your own SOMETHING BORROWED... From mother to daughter – a unique emblem of strength and support, representing an abiding bond from birth SOMETHING BLUE... Azure or aquamarine, turquoise or topaz – luck, love and a long happy life are set for ever in sapphires SEE STOCKISTS FOR DETAILS…