Lara Johnson-Wheeler attends the 16th – and final – Port Eliot Festival. She talks to its directors, The Hon Louis Eliot, @popshandy and Colin Midson inside the estate's beautiful orangery. The literary and arts festival has taken place at the Eliot family seat in Cornwall, and was founded by the 10th Earl of St Germans in 2003 as a replacement for his Elephant Fayre. Click the link in bio to watch in full.
A look inside Sir Elton John's 'Yellow Palace' – the Sussex's weekend retreat high up in the hills of Mount Boron, Castel Mont-Alban that overlooks Nice and the French Riviera. The £15 million mansion is where the great and the good have been entertained, from Liz Hurley to Catherine Zeta Jones. Link in bio for more.
Experience the most heavenly treatments from around the world - no passport required. From acupuncture to ice buckets, London’s spas have gone global, taking inspiration from Morocco, China, Russia and beyond. Click the link in bio to see where to head for your next wellness adventure. Photographed by Henry Clarke, 1964.
As Glyndebourne's opera festival draws to a close for another year, we're going behind-the-scenes with the house's chatelaine Danielle de Niese, as she gives us a tour of her home. Unsurprisingly, the Grade II-listed house is a melting pot of inherited heirlooms and contemporary pieces, acting as a kind of living museum celebrating the Christie family and the opera festival. The living room boasts an original Steinway & Sons patent grand piano, sung around for generations, while a portrait of Danielle painted by royal portrait artist June Mendoza hangs in the hallway (she reportedly begged to paint her after meeting her at a dinner ). Click the link in bio to see her At Home video now.
The Queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne, turns 69 today. At the link in bio we remember her most stylish moments from the 1960s and beyond, with chic capes, bouffant blow-dries and knee-high boots aplenty.
A new musical based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales is set to transfer to Broadway next year. On the face of it, the idea of a show about the Princess and the very public demise of her marriage to Prince Charles seems improbable to the point of absurdity. But break it down and you start to see that it’s actually rather genius. While some might find the concept tasteless, with such musical numbers as ‘Snap, Click’, ‘Here Comes James Hewitt’ and ‘Secrets and Lies’ sure to raise some eyebrows, the musical also celebrates Diana as she was in her heyday: beautiful, glamorous and seriously good fun. Click the link in bio for Tatler’s full review.
Nothing can quite prepare you for Ballyfin, a sumptuous and incredibly grand 20-bedroom hotel that was once the ancestral home of the O’Mores, Crosbys, the Poles, the Wellesley-Poles – the family of the Duke of Wellington – and the Coote families. Rescued from ruin and now a world-class warren of graceful suites and marble bathrooms, every room is hung with Irish masters and sparkling chandeliers, which has wowed A-list guests like Kim Kardashian and Kayne West (who no doubt would have wanted to have the place all to themselves when they honeymooned here ). Click the link in bio for more.
Today - August 12th - is a very special date in shooting circles, with the so-called ‘Glorious Twelfth’ marking the start of the Grouse season. Want to improve your shot? Then head to Holland & Holland's revamped shooting school - more at link in bio. Picture: Tatler September 2018, styled by @sarajanehoare and photographed by @michal_pudelka
With the arrival of the Autumn/Winter 2019 collections comes a return to decadence, as designers dare to dazzle more and more. Forget minimalist chic, maximalism is the buzzword of the moment, with more is more being the look du jour, whether it's Giorgio Armani's giant iridescent sequins or Fendi's oversized bows. At Gucci, Alessandro Michele worshipped at the alter of glamour with jewel-encrusted super-sized crucifixes and pops of bubble-gum pink, while Louis Vuitton debuted a serious power shoulder as the ultimate expression of Working Girl excess. Speaking of the Eighties, Dolce & Gabbana brought back Princess Diana's favourite print, polka-dot, in swathes of tulle, while punkish camouflage was in at Miu Miu. Just be aware: these looks are worthy of being papped in. Styled by @sophiepera and video by @monichiiwa - click link in bio to see the full Autumn/Winter collections shoot now.
When the Hollywood glitterati cross the pond to film their latest blockbuster they like to live by the same standards to which they exist in LA. A change of scenery will not result in a slump in circumstances. Cinema, club room, mirrored fitness suite and Art Deco garden furniture is still the order of the day. Here are the short-let spots that the likes of Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron flock to when they come to London. Link in bio for story.
Want to firm up the hips, thighs, derriere and upper torso... with diamonds? Then complete this 15-minute muscle-toning workout. Take a few minutes to warm up, before grabbing your hand-weights and exercise ball – just don’t forget the diamonds. The heavier the carat, the harder the workout, as a rule. Link in bio for more. Film: @clairerothstein Styling: @sophiepera
Film was a medium that inspired Coco Chanel: beckoning her to Hollywood in 1931 to dress Gloria Swanson in Tonight or Never, and then Joan Blondell in The Greeks Had A Word For Them, later remade as How to Marry a Millionaire. And Coco didn’t restrict herself to film: in 1956, she created the costumes for Jeanne Moreau for the Paris run of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (pictured here ). This month, Global Creative Director for Make-up and Colour, Lucia Pica, has created The Le Noir et Blanc de Chanel collection, inspired by the silver screen of old. Link in bio for full story. Picture: Nouvelles editions de film, 1958
From Hollywood high life to haute stuff: Society jewel @sabinegetty lifts the lid on her dressing-up box to reveal the allure of couture. Link in bio for the glittering secrets of her haute couture world (pictured, in Jean Paul Gaultier couture ). Photographed by @clairerothstein and styled by @sophiepera
Duchess style: As the Duchess of Sussex turns 38 today, we look back at her most glamorous sartorial moments as a royal. From her super chic Givenchy wedding gown, to *that* My Fair Lady moment at Royal Ascot and her glamorous pregnancy wardrobe, her style hits are at the link in bio now.
Summer & the superyacht – securing a return invitation to your friend's boat requires adhering to the strictest of etiquette. Play it cool. Under no circumstances bring an unwanted guest. Always respect your hosts. For an idyllic sunset can rapidly turn into the perfect storm. Click the link in bio for a few suggestions on how to avoid that permanent sunburn of shame as a guest. Picture: Vogue 1970
Dame Joan Collins learnt the hard way that in-flight skincare can be a tricky business when, entering the US, she was held up in customs and questioned for failing to produce a readable fingerprint. Why? Because, as she told Tatler, she had moisturised her hands to such a degree that the scanner could not detect a fingerprint. Security faux-pas aside, jet-set skin will outlast any layover. Click the link in bio for the kit to help you attain a picture-perfect arrival. Photographer @lucbraquet_ stylist @sophiepera
Another year, and another cast of New Debutantes assemble - this time for two days of circus-themed high jinks, hysterical laughter, acrobatics and, naturally, a human canon. Click the link in bio to see this year’s 23 cultural disrupters, from Mimi Wade to Matty Bovan. Film: @chiararbini Styling: @sophiepera
Eight years ago today, The Queen’s eldest (and sportiest ) granddaughter Zara Phillips wed rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, with the Royal Family looking on. Just three months after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it was a more low-key affair. The bride wore a gown designed by The Queen’s favourite couturier, Stewart Parvin, and borrowed the Greek ‘Key’ tiara from her mother Princess Anne. Click the link in bio to see their sweetest moments as a couple so far.
On the trail of Britain’s art treasures, Tatler's Arts Editor Helen Rosslyn visits Folkestone, home to 40 artworks dotted around in very unexpected places. Featuring artists including Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker and David Shrigley, it's the passion project of Alistair Upton, the chief executive of Creative Folkestone, who meets with Helen to talk about how he helped transform the Kentish town's artistic fortunes. Watch the full video at the link in bio.
A wedding off-grid, on a remote, little-known island is many a person’s idea of paradise. Whether it's in a village church, a grand house or a white-sand beach, it's only important that it's somewhere the whole world doesn't already know about - with no back-to-back factory of ceremonies. Click the link in bio for the best luxury islands to marry on now. Pictured: Cayo Espanto, Belize
Olympia Campbell models the latest It Brit designers while playing arcade games, riding a bike along the boardwalk and eating fish and chips on the September cover shoot in Margate. Click the link in bio for more now.
Also in our cover interview, Olympia Campbell talks about how the industry has inevitably changed from its champagne and cigarette-fuelled heyday, with the wild times of Kate Moss and co being a thing of the past. ‘It has got more serious - you can’t mess around so much. People get pissed off if you turn up really late with a massive hangover; you won’t get booked again. But there are still definitely fun parties,’ she says. Click the link in bio for more. The September issue is on newsstands on Thursday 1st August.
‘Each is quite a welcome escape from the other,’ September cover star Olympia Campbell says of her dual interests: modelling and academia (she has a place to study for a PhD at UCL later this year ). ‘The problem I sometimes have with modelling is that you can work really hard and be a lovely presence on a shoot, but in the end a lot of the decisions are out of your hands. There’s not always a direct link between the work you put in and the things you get in the end. Whereas with academia, it’s more strongly correlated. Though there are still failures and rejections in both.’ Click the link in bio for more. The September issue is on newsstands on Thursday 1st August.
Brains, beauty and humour personified, Olympia Campbell is the September cover star. Shot on a balmy summer’s day in the Regency chic town of Margate, the 23-year-old wears a flock of the coolest It Brit designers of the moment, dazzling in sequinned Alexander McQueen on the cover. The model of the moment opens up about her dual passions - academia and modelling - as well as how the industry has changed since Kate Moss and co's champagne-fuelled hey day (plus how she worries her social media presence might rule her out as future Prime Minister... ) Photographed by @louiebanksshoots and styled by @sophiepera Hair by @oskarperahair and make-up by @terrybarberonbeauty at David Artists. Click the link in bio for more. The September issue is on newsstands on Thursday 1st August.
The country is set to bask in record highs today, as temperatures are forecast to soar to 39 degrees. We've hunted down the best pieces to keep you looking heatwave chic at the link in bio. Pictured: Dowager Countess of Romanones, Blanca de Borbon (right, with parasol ), with her daughter, the Marquesa of Tamarit (left, with fan ) and granddaughters, Maria (left ) and her younger sister, Victoria. Photographed by Slim Aarons, 1976
A spot on the River Thames at Shepperton in Surrey has been alight since Monday for the annual ‘Swan Upping’ ceremony – an 800-year-old tradition of the catching and counting of the swans owned by Her Majesty the Queen. Royal officials in red jackets rowed in old fashioned boats known as ‘Thames Skiffs’ up a stretch of the river to carry out the annual census of the birds. Link in bio for story.
It has been two decades since the deaths of John F Kennedy Jr and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, in a plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was the Calvin Klein PR girl who famously captured the heart of the former president's son in the early nineties. Their whirlwind romance catapulted them to ‘It-Couple’ status, becoming a firm fixture on America’s social scene. On this anniversary, Tatler pays homage to the eternally glamorous couple – link in bio for all.
From the ethereally beautiful Vanessa Paradis (pictured here ) to super-chic Catherine Deneuve, there is no denying that French women have that certain 'je ne sais quoi' when it comes to style. To celebrate Bastille Day, we round up the 10 most stylish ever at the link in bio.
“See you in September:” Whether you're sunbathing on the deck of your super-yacht in St Tropez, ambling from beach to bar in Bora Bora or exploring the cobbled streets of Capri, your wardrobe needs a chic beach cover-up to take you from day to night if you are jetting off for the summer. Click the link in bio to see the best now. Picture: Vogue 1954
The late sister of Jackie Kennedy, Princess Lee Radziwill, was known during her lifetime for her impeccable taste - in clothes, jewellery and interiors - so it is perhaps unsurprising that Christie's is set to auction her personal collection later this year. The sale, set to take place in October, will include pieces from her two homes in New York and Paris, including fine art, photographs, books and jewellery. Click the link in bio for more.
There was a Middleton moment at Wimbledon today as the competition entered its second week. Pippa was chic as ever in a structured pale pink dress from Stella McCartney and matching hat by Luisa Kelsey, accessorising with a straw clutch and nude open-toe sandals, while James looked dapper in Ralph Lauren wearing a grey double breasted suit with pale blue shirt and dark navy moccasins and tie. Click the link in bio to see all the A-listers sitting courtside.
Never leave a glamorous place before getting at least a glimmer of the lavatories. Who knows? It may be a ‘destination loo’ – with gilded taps, floor paving stones that date back to 800BC or with an individual Picasso sketch inside each of the cubicles – these are the kinds of bathrooms that stir a seismic eruption of ‘fandom’ in the age of Instagram. Click the link in bio to see the world’s most dazzling loos (according to Instagram ) Pictured: Annabel's
As summer finally arrives in the UK, we are dreaming of these al fresco bedrooms, affording a peaceful (and cooler ) night's sleep under the stars. Case in point is the L’Albereta’s famous Cabriolet Suite, which sees its roof retracting at the touch of a button. For more outdoor boudoirs at some of the most glamorous hotels in the world, click the link in bio.