world of the tweakment, whose magicians are talked about in hushed circles, and into whose hallowed Mayfair (mostly) portals I charged The Telegraph’s Beauty Editor-at-Large, Annabel Jones, to lead us gently by the hand. She shines a light on who offers what, the best doctors in the business and some tried and tested procedures that can offer life-changing results. Get illuminated from page 93.
What happened to the Mayfair art world during the pandemic when the streets were empty and international buyers stopped arriving at Heathrow? It gathered together, it shared ideas and resources and it did what it does best – it came up with creative solutions. And one of the galvanising forces behind this wholesale collaborative spirit was Jo Stella-
Sawicka, director of Goodman Gallery on Cork Street. Fiona McKenzie Johnston talks to her – and others – about how a focus on the local has invigorated the London art market to everyone’s advantage (p79).
Art is, of course, what elevates us above the pure mammalian. It feeds our souls, enriches our minds and can turn an ecophobe into an activist. It’s powerful. And one of our foremost British fashion designers wouldn’t be where she is now without it. Marc Abbott talks to Stella McCartney about how artists have impacted her fashion design, as well as looking at the autumn/winter collections of other
designers upon whom art sketches its significant influence (p87).
Although I did have a fabulous week in Yorkshire (please get to the Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, if you possibly can), I’ve so far resisted a foreign holiday, given the dramas
I have a confession. That photo you see to your left is me, yes, but it’s me nearly 10 years ago on my wedding day – my best self, I guess; without the slightly thinning hair; the evident frown lines and the podgier cheeks. But show me an editor or a journalist with a byline photograph who regularly updates it as they age, and I’ll show you that there is (not always but I would wager mostly) some professional hand behind their Colgate-white teeth, radiant smiles and crinkle-free foreheads. Welcome to the surrounding overseas travel. However, I’m almost at peak wanderlust. I yearn to smell a different air, tread on an unfamiliar soil and surround myself with sights, sounds
and experiences that are not so damn habitual. A slew of hotels has opened recently on Continental Europe and while I’m only armchair travelling, I’m dreaming of visiting each and every one of the 27 we’re writing about from page 139. And travel writer Lauren Ho, lucky girl, made it all the way to the Spice Island of Grenada (p147). Let her pages fill you with pulsing heat, exotic tastes and a world that’s still out there.
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