School’s out for summer. Well, almost. Make the most of these final weeks of July and a — hopefully — glorious August ahead with our top picks of the very best in luxury this week.
Bring some class to the pool: Orlebar Brown 007 swim shorts
Up your style game and indulge your love of all things Bond with OB’s new, and limited edition, Bulldog swim shorts. There’re four designs to choose from, all featuring original 007 poster artwork. Best worn emerging from the sea with your abs glistening.
Orlebar Brown 007 Dr. No Swim Shorts
Move fast: Harrods Limited Edition Tag Heuer Autavia
Sported by many an F1 champion, the Autavia is a legendary driver’s chronograph. Now it’s back — exclusively at London’s most iconic department store. The Harrods TAG Heuer Autavia, with a white dial and black subdials, is limited to 150 pieces, meaning that you’ll need to move faster than a gunner in a pit stop to get one.
Harrods Limited Edition Tag Heuer Autavia
Pack for the Riviera: Brunello Cucinelli slim fit polo
The polo shirt has come a long way since it was initially invented as a sportswear staple in the 1920s – Brunello Cucinelli‘s version is just as comfortable as its predecessors, with a more refined feel. The slim cut and sky-blue mélange cotton makes it perfect for late afternoon wandering through an old town on the Cote D’Azur.
Brunello Cucinelli polo at Mr Porter
Switch things up: Afternoon tea with American craft beer at 45 Park Lane
Fancy some afternoon tea? No, stay with us, because this is tea with a difference. The Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, has swapped the Champagne and cucumber sarnies for American craft beer and peanut butter and jelly twinkies. Come hungry, leave merry (and on a sugar high).
CUTcakes & Tea at 45 Park Lane
Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s Eyewear Capsule
Perhaps the greatest old-school shoe house of them all, this celebrated Italian maison have launched a capsule collection of sunglasses and optical styles for men. This vintage-style pair feature the iconic Gancini integrated in the hinge. All made in Italy, naturally.
Rectangular vintage sunglasses from Salvatore Ferragamo
Move to the Big Apple: Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th
More artist than architect, Zaha Hadid may shuffled off this mortal coil but her work and ethos lives on, including here in the first completed project in New York City from Zaha Hadid Architects. The 11-storey structure has a wealth of luxury amenities and 39 private residences, priced from $4,950,000 to $50 million for the triplex penthouse.
520 West 28th
Smart but casual: NMD R1 Sesame
If the Trace Orange and Energy Aqua colour-schemes of Adidas’ reworked NMD R1 were a little outlandish for you, the German sportswear giant have come up trumps with this Sesame-themed motif. A great smart trainer for August city break, or looking smart by the pool in the evening, Pina Colada in hand.
NMD R1 Sesame
Eat with the stars: Summer Pop-Up at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
If you like your stars – of either the cosmic and Michelin varieties – then this is the pop up of the summer. Carme Ruscalleda, one of the world’s most Michelin-starred female chefs has joined forces with Joël Robuchon (who has more stars than any living being) at the world famous Hotel Metropole. Dine alfresco throughout July and August.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo