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Town & Country UK Winter 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.

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editor’s letter

Eleanor Tomlinson galloping along Gunwalloe beach in Cornwall in this month’s cover story (page 94) (PHOTOGRAPH: RICHARD PHIBBS) There are those who say that a British winter is not to be taken lightly, and I understand why: the darkening days, the long nights, the ferocious storms that batter this island realm.But I have come to realise that the season brings its own joys: the chance to walk – or ride – along the silvery sands of a windswept beach, without the crowds of the summer months; the opportunity to gather friends and family together for a candlelit feast; the myriad pleasures of the solstice celebrations. For, whatever one’s faith, we all find ways to mark the turning of the year, and to seek meaning and magic in the darkness.My…

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contributors – winter 2018

ROSE CHOLMONDELEYOn page 142, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley speaks fondly about the experience of sitting for a portrait by Phoebe Dickinson. The work will join pieces by Gainsborough and Sargent in the historic art collection at her home, Houghton Hall. What do you love most about winter? ‘Watching starlings murmurate – they do it every year near us and it never fails to amaze me.’ How do you decorate your Christmas tree? ‘With the children, while carols blast in the background – though I can’t help changing it all once they have gone to bed.’ Your hopes for 2019 ‘Health and happiness for my friends and family, and new adventures.’ EMILIA WICKSTEADThe fashion designer (below), whose clients include Samantha Cameron and the Duchess of Cambridge, shares her secrets…

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a night at the ballet

There’s no such thing as ‘too much’ here: you absolutely cannot overdress, so it’s a big yes to embellished pink Erdem, feathered Fregoli and as many Boodles diamonds as there are stars in the sky. Gentlemen should accept their role as the supporting act and dress accordingly with monochrome Armani and Brunello Cucinelli; William & Son cufflinks are the only acceptable flourish.PHOTOGRAPHS: AGATA POSPIESZYNSKA, REX/SHUTTERSTOCK, PIXELATE. SEE STOCKISTSFOR DETAILS. ■…

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midnight mass

Let the bells ring out – and let your outfit be just as striking. Not for the country church, this sort of sartorial splendour – but those in the city should embrace it unashamedly with rich jewel tones and an almost indecent amount of sparkle. And remember: a Loro Piana cashmere cape will keep you warm when even champagne can’t.PHOTOGRAPHS: KOTO BOLOFO, REX/SHUTTERSTOCK, PIXELATE. SEE STOCKISTSFOR DETAILS. ■…

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prince louis’s first christmas

Conjure up the spirit of Christmas in the most delightful way with traditional toys and an outfit to match: Trotters’ knitted romper will suit any little prince. Chloé’s magnificent scarlet dress will please junior princesses, while Dior’s sparkly shoes would satisfy even the Sugar Plum Fairy. For those in search of a suitable gift, Tiffany’s silver rattle won’t look out of place under even the grandest of trees.PHOTOGRAPHS: PHOTOGRAPH BY HRH DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VIA GETTYIMAGES, PHOTOGRAPH BY THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE/PA WIRE VIAGETTY IMAGES, PIXELATE. SEE STOCKISTS FOR DETAILS. ■…

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yuletide with the in-laws

The imminent arrival of a junior Prince (or Princess) Charming is no reason to opt out of the style stakes: that early-morning walk to church still requires careful planning. Get ready for the cameras in Gucci’s festive carmine coat with its celebratory bow, and pair it with discreetly twinkling David Morris earrings – there’s no need to overplay one’s hand here.DETAILS.COMPHOTOGRAPHS: GETTY IMAGES,PIXELATE. SEE STOCKISTS FOR DETAILS. ■…