As far as first impressions go, Capri couldn’t have been any more magical. Glittering azure waves lapping up to the harbour, filled with adorable Italian boats and vintage Riva’s; to the multi-coloured houses upon the seaside town. As loud and busy as it was from the day-tripper tourists, the honeymooning couples and the very well-travelled, nothing can quite compare to the moment you step off the hydro-foil from Naples (completely different scenery) to the shores of this fantastic emerald isle.
Former home of publishing mogul Lord Beaverbrook, Maxwell Aitken, the Beaverbrook estate holds many stories; the private cinema room where Lord Beaverbrook & Winston Churchill watched news from the front line, Churchill’s suite and bathtub where he would dictate to his secretary, or the bedrooms aptly named after their famous guests such as Elizabeth Taylor and Rudyard Kipling, each designed with the hosts personality in mind.
Carolyne Faulkner is an intuitive and incredibly interesting woman. Having worked in the entertainment industry, Carolyne then studied astrology and meditation and found that knowing her birth chart means she could identify her personality traits, good and bad, and how best to use them to her advantage. This has since made her into somewhat of a super-star (pun intended), having since held in-house astrology sessions at Soho House and Harrods, and now boasts a loyal roster of A-list clients.
The Armani Hotel Milano was designed entirely by one of Milan’s most beloved sons, Giorgio Armani. We went to sample the modern delicacies of the hotel’s Armani/Ristorante, in all its cream and minimalist glory.