Summer Tours of the Art World

 

For a truly experiential, educational and thought-provoking gift, give a Summer Art Tour from Quintessentially Gifts. Or perhaps if you’re interested in fashion, art or history this will be the perfect way to treat yourself. From street art to ancient Greek sculptures to national treasures, these summer art tours are sure to delight every art lover. Email us at gifts@quintessentially.com to enquire after prices and book.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
The critically acclaimed Alexander McQueen exhibition currently on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe. Britain’s bad boy of fashion, McQueen was known for his daring and experimental aesthetic but was also loved equally for his exceptional tailoring and stunning statement pieces. The guided tour of the exhibition with over 200 items on display takes us into the heart of one of the world’s most exciting fashion houses.

Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art at the British Museum
Some of the greatest classical sculptures from all over the world have been brought together for the current exhibition ‘Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art’ currently on at the British Museum (until 5th July).  For centuries the ancient Greeks experimented with ways of representing the human body, both as an object of beauty and a bearer of meaning. Join our specialist for a private tour of the exhibition where you will learn about the mythology, the creators and the ever lasting effect that these objects have left on the art world.

Shoreditch Street Art Tour
The Shoreditch area of London has been an internationally significant street art location since the early 2000s. Its walls have been decorated by leading local street artists such as Banksy, Sweet Toof and Pure Evil while many of the world’s leading artists such as Swoon, Blek Le Rat and Vhils among others have placed beautiful artworks on the street. Join our specialist to discover the latest street art around the East End of London.

Guided Tour of Mayfair Galleries
Mayfair has been the centre of contemporary art in London for nearly a century.  Join our senior art advisor for a guided tour of the top international and local galleries showing you the best of London’s contemporary art offerings with an emphasis on the current state of the contemporary art market.

National Treasures at The Wallace Collection / Sir John Soane House / Kenwood House
Some of London’s most important works of art are held in what were previously private collections that are now open to the public. These treasures are displayed within the walls of the city’s architectural masterpieces, hung amongst impressive design, porcelain, furniture and design collections. Often missed by locals and tourists, these hidden gems are well worth the visit and our specialist will add an extra dimension.

The Serpentine Summer Pavilion and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Exhibition
The Serpentine Summer Pavilion is one of the highlights of the London summer art calendar. The 2015 edition of the Summer Pavilion is the work of Spanish architects SelgasCano and reflects the bold use of colour associated with the Spanish designers.
Our specialist will guide you through the structure and will then give you a private tour of the museum’s fantastic summer exhibition by African artists Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Impressionists at the Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery holds the best collection of paintings by Impressionists with a particular emphasis on Cézanne. Our specialist will guide you through this impressive collection, looking at the emergence of this radical nineteenth century view of looking at the world by contextualising it historically and culturally.

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Magical Sourcery

Recently we’ve had the pleasure of sourcing unique and beautiful items for our clients. Here’s a taste…

 

LOUIS VUITTON
ROSE INDIEN MONOGRAM VERNIS ALMA BB

This classic satchel features coated leather, golden brass hardware, clochette, lock and two keys, double top zipper closure, removable shoulder strap and double rolled handles. The interior is lined in pink fabric and has one open pocket.

SOPHIA WEBSTER
AMMA AZTEC LEATHER-TRIMMED PRINTED SATIN SANDALS

This pair is crafted from monochrome printed satin with orange, aqua and turquoise leather edges. Red, yellow and white beads trim the supportive straps, and the pink insole is lightly cushioned for comfort.

HERMÈS
CONSTANCE SOUFRE 18CM

This classic Hermès Constance 18cm in Soufre epsom leather with palladium hardware features tonal stitching, metal “H” snap lock closure and an adjustable shoulder strap.

NOOR FARES
DIAMOND & GOLD MERKABA STAR EARRINGS

These 18kt yellow and black-gold earrings are tipped with 1.55ct white diamond-embellished pendants inspired by the Merkaba star – an ancient symbol that symbolises harmony between body and mind. They secure with a black gold cone stud, that can be detached and worn separately.

CHANEL
METAL MINAUDIERE BAG

Chanel limited edition runway gold metal Moucharabieh minaudière with gold tone hardware. This style features light gold metal CC latticework with top signature CC push clasp closure and an interwoven light gold tone chain link and light gold tone leather crossbody/shoulder strap. The open interior is lined in metal.

 

MAJE
RAYURE Structured Puffball Dress

This Maje dress features a cutaway neckline and a fitted waist for an elegant and feminine look. The satin and honeycomb effect mesh bands are arranged in layers to create a transparent look.

LOUIS VUITTON
LOUIS VUITTON PISTACHE VEAU CACHEMIRE

Louis Vuitton W PM of Pistache Veau Cachemire leather with tufted Monogram pattern on each side, palladium brass hardware, black smooth leather trim, tonal stitching, hidden magnetic closure, double rolled handles, and black suede lining with zipper pocket with two open pockets below and a zipper pocket on the opposite side.

FENDI
KARLITO BAG CHARM

Karlito Bag Charm in mink and kidassia fur, with white tuft and pink edge.
Laces and details in black calfskin.
Made in Italy.

GIVENCHY
FLORAL PRINTED BACKPACK

Crafted to stand the test of time, this black backpack by Givenchy is made from hard-wearing leather, featuring Riccardo Tisci’s distinctive mirrored florals.

PATEK PHILIPPE
5711/1A-010

Patek Philippe Nautilus Steel Automatic Blue Dial Men’s Bracelet Watch 5711/1A-010.
Stainless steel case and bracelet, blue pinstripe dial, luminous hands, date indicator, sapphire crystal glass and sapphire crystal case back.

LOUIS VUITTON
LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM ICONOCLASTS KARL LAGERFELD PUNCHING BAG

Louis Vuitton Monogram Iconoclasts Punching Bag BB designed by Karl Lagerfeld. This chic punching bag features coated canvas with tanned vachetta leather trim, aged brass hardware, top zipper closure, and double chain link straps with leather shoulder pads and LV Monogram embossed at handle base.

VinylPlay
FLEXSON VINYLPLAY TURNTABLE/ADC/PRE-OUT

VinylPlay gives music fans a best-of-both-worlds solution: an excellent record player that’s easy to use and can be simply integrated into a modern streaming system. VinylPlay’s integrated analogue-to-digital converter and phono amp makes it simple to connect up to a wide range of modern music systems.

(BEATLES, The.) MARTIN, George & William Pearson.
Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper.

First edition, first impression. Limited to 2,000 copies. This is one of 350 deluxe copies signed by George Martin, with an additional photographic print of the Beatles with Martin in the studio signed by Frank Herrman presented in a portfolio and a T shirt with Peter Blake’s portrait of Martin on the front.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
GONDOLACLOU LOW-TOP LEATHER TRAINERS

Christian Louboutin’s Gondolaclou trainers are a fresh proposition in all-white leather. They’re a low-top style detailed with the label’s signature metal spike-embellished toebox and red rubber sole.

ZEPP
GOLF SWING SENSOR, GLOVE MOUNT & CHARGER

Measure the most important aspects of your swing, then analyze and improve each one. Zepp offers an incredible set of 3D and video analysis features that give you instant feedback. You can even compare your swing to the pros.

ADIDAS
Superstar 1 – Pharrell Supercolour Bright Orange

The Supercolor pack from music icon Pharrell Williams x Adidas features the classic Superstar in 50 tonal colourways. The philosophy behind the pack is to celebrate the ‘Freedom of expression’ by offering the Superstar in a spectrum of vibrant colours, allowing you to state your own individual style.

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Taking Brights to New Heights

A dash of colour can make an outfit, so we’ve put together our favourite bright fashion accessories for this spring/summer season. All items can be purchased through us, and we can also offer you personal styling and shopping services. Just send us an email.

SHOUROUK
BLONDIE HARLOW EARRINGS
£395
Crystals and multicoloured enamelled stones are placed in metal settings to form these drop earrings.

MARION VIDAL
BLUSH CERAMIC NECKLACE
£300
Curved pink ceramic forms provide this necklace with its shape. A cotton grosgrain ribbon in coordinating pink graces the neck with a rose gold hook fastening.

TONYA HAWKES
IBIZA BOX BAG
£620
This pink & gold snakeskin clutch is adorned with Lucite studs.

HERMÈS
SOUFRE EPSOM CONSTANCE 18CM
£12,900
Classic Hermes Constance 18cm in Soufre epsom leather with palladium hardware

SHOUROUK
BLONDIE SAFRAN EARRINGS
£395
Enamelled yellow stones and Swarovski crystals are placed in metal settings to form these drop earrings.

BEA VALDES
VELOCITY BEADED BAG
£1,100
This structured bag is formed as a curve in black satin. The piece is embellished with assorted cords and beads in neons and contrasting monochrome in geometric patterns.

CHANEL
TURQUOISE QUILTED PATENT SMALL CLASSIC FLAP BAG
£3,800
This turquoise quilted patent bag with silver tone hardware is the new small size—compact and sophisticated.

SOPHIA WEBSTER
LACEY SANDALS
£525
A riot of tropical colour and texture, these sandals feature a blue suede body with a light blue and yellow leather lace-up front and neon-pink and green patent-leather trims.

EK THONGPRASERT
AZALIAS BLUE NECKLACE
£340
Blue silicone and electric blue plated-metal elements give this necklace its form. This necklace fastens with a silver clasp.

CHANEL
PINK PYTHON MEDIUM BOY BAG
£9,200
This Chanel pink python Medium Boy bag features beautiful pink python skin and matte silver tone hardware with pink lambskin trim.

SOPHIA WEBSTER
AMAZONA 3D FLORAL LEATHER SANDAL
£550
Black and white 3D flowers adorn the pink and yellow laser-cut front straps, with a beaded self-tie fastening and sculptural stiletto heel finishing the look. Wear them as the statement pop of colour in an all-white ensemble.

HERMÈS
BIRKIN ROSE SHEHERAZADE 35CM
£50,500
This Hermès Birkin has all the ingredients to let you stand out from the crowd.

For all products email gifts@quintessentially.com to order.

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Be the Best Dressed Guest

Wedding season is already upon us and with it comes the task of planning that perfect wedding outfit. Be the best dressed guest with our favourite pieces from Mary Katrantzou’s breath-taking SS15 collection.

Struggling to find that stand-out piece?
Contact our styling team for more information on wedding and event styling.

CONQUER DRESS
£5,130

HALLE DRESS FOLIAGE SILVER LEMON
£1,190

JAQUARD TROPICA DRESS LAVENDER
£3,240

LONG SLEEVE BLOUSE DRESS DISCOSOMA SUNRISE
£920

GERI DRESS
£5,400

FIZER DRESS
£8,100

ENVELOPE CLUTCH GOLD GLITTER
£750

ENVELOPE CLUTCH PYTHON MULTI
£1,000

Order by emailing gifts@quintessentially.com

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Our Little Finds

This Month We’ve Sourced

Collage of luxury designer bags and jewellery

This month we’ve had the pleasure of sourcing unique and beautiful items for our clients. Here’s a taste…

Hermès Blue Atoll Kelly with Gold Hardware

This gorgeous summery island blue is new to the Hermès range. The Kelly is a great compact bag, timeless and stylish with an optional shoulder strap. We specialise in sourcing Hermès bags. If there is a particular bag you desire, send us an email and we’ll find it for you.

Piaget Watch

This month we sourced this beautiful Piaget wristwatch. Indulgent and inspiring in its design, it embodies the inimitable signature of the Piaget heritage.

Watches are such a personal item, reflecting highly upon the wearer. Finding the perfect timepiece is of the utmost importance. We have a watch specialist in house who is an expert in sourcing watches.

Email us to enquire about the specific watch you have your eyes on.

Michael Kors Collection Peony Dress

How often have you found the perfect outfit for an upcoming event, only to discover it’s sold out in your size? We know you don’t have time to scour the globe looking for those hard-to-find items. That’s where we come in. We recently sourced this sold out Michael Kors dress for a client, and we can do the same for you.

Louis Vuitton PÉGASE 45

The iconic Louis Vuitton fashion house is revered for its travel items. This handsome case is the epitome of sleek style.

Anita Ko Double Infinity Ring

Our adoration for rose gold is eternal, and we love sourcing illustrious jewellery pieces like this 18-karat rose gold ring. This is the Double Infinity ring by Anita Ko, studded with 1.05 carats of diamonds. The infinity symbolises eternal love, making this ring the perfect gift for an anniversary celebration.

Chloé Suede Belted Jacket

70s inspired and tomboyish, this Chloé jacket is supple in light-tan, resembling traditional workwear shirting. The adjustable belt gives a feminine definition to the waist, making it a chic addition to your wardrobe.

Santoni Shoes

We recently sourced these open-toe sandals in black leather-weave. These shoes feature a feminine finish with a bold stiletto-heel. We can source any fashion item, accessory or gift you desire. Just send us an email.

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Gifts for the man who has everything

How do you find a gift for the man in your life who has everything?
You want to show him how much he means to you, and yet he is notoriously hard to buy for.
The following gifts are handpicked to spoil deserving men and show them how much you care.



ALEXANDRA LLEWELLYN

Leaf Backgammon Board
£3,400

This gorgeous hand-crafted backgammon board is made of natural laurel burl with a black background and photographic leaves, finished with hand-applied lacquer.

Personalisation is available with the addition of monograms, initials and messages, as well as with bespoke playing pieces. Commissioning a completely bespoke board is also available to incorporate his favourite things in life or even tell a story.

59.5cm x 38cm x 10cm when closed


SENTURION

Gadget Bracelet
£12,000

Forever eliminating the need to fumble for your keys, Senturion lies on your wrist as a stylish bracelet yet combines precious materials and RFID technology to hold access to all your locks and doors. With only 500 being made holding a 4 billion-year old meteorite rock, the bracelet blends extra-terrestrial history with the future of technology.


FLEMING, IAN
Casino Royale
£4,250

This first edition, first impression James Bond title published in 1953 is the perfect addition to his collection. In pristine condition, this unique gift will be one to remember.

If there is a particular first edition book that you’d like to gift, let us know and we’ll source it.

ROYAL TRUNK
Capri Trunk
£7,200

Transforming the classic drink cabinet, this ultimate trunk is great for entertaining. It comes complete with speakers, tablet holder and fold-down shelf for preparing drinks.

These bespoke trunks are hand-crafted in Italy and made to order with delivery to be expected in late May.

SMYTHSON
Panama Leather Rotary Watch Box
£2,695

For the man who has everything, this leather watch box with 5 cufflink compartments and 2 watch compartments with battery operated rotary mechanisms is ideal for travelling.

THE REFINERY TREATMENTS
Refined Package
£350

Give the gift of relaxation with an all inclusive grooming package from The Refinery Treatments, with two locations in London. This package includes a hair cut, traditional wet shave, signature face and body treatment with massage, manicure and pedicure.

ASPINAL
Leather Poker Set
£695

This poker set box is crafted expertly by hand in finest quality Amazon Brown mock croc Italian calf leather over a handmade wooden box frame with the interior lined in signature cream suede. This is a luxurious gift idea for a man who appreciates true craftsmanship.

 

You seek, we find.

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Refresh your home this Spring

With spring cleaning on the mind; it may be time to start thinking about the addition of new home accessories to compliment the changing seasons.

Serene, timeless and brilliantly elegant neutral colours and natural materials will add that subtle yet contemporary twist.

Looking for something in particular? Contact us for inspiration.

gifts@quintessentially.com

+44 (0) 845 224 2617

 

                

ROYAL TRUNK
Venezia Trunk
£11,300

This bespoke handcrafted trunk has been made into the dressing table that every woman wants. Finished with a cream interior, practicality and elegance make this trunk a home essential.

All trunks are made to order with delivery expected in late May.

AERIN
Set of 4 Teal Agate Coasters
£140

Add some colour with these stunning organic agate geode coasters trimmed with 18ct gold, creating a sense of indulgent luxury. All coasters are unique with no two looking alike.

DEVIEHL
Zebrano Wood Espresso Cup
£490

Enjoy your coffee in style with this zebrano wood espresso cup. The fluidity and high gloss instantly create a chic design.

GURASU
Modern Crystal Decanter
£88

The sleek and modern design of this decanter compliments a minimalist home and makes a beautiful thank you gift for any occasion.

MICHAEL ARAM
Jagged Rock Bookends
£250

Inspired by natural rock formations, these stand-out bookends are sure to dress up your book collection.

 

 

 

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Eggstatic about Easter: The Edit

Make this Easter one to remember.

Easter is a time of celebration and what better way to do this than through gifting. Whether it’s a bit of fun for the children or thanking your host, our Easter edit is sure to delight.

From Easter Eggs to thank you gifts, we have it all covered this year.

If you’d like to see the full Easter Edit, just get in touch:

gifts@quintessentially.com

+44 (0) 845 224 2617

 

 

Fortnum & Mason
Colossal Easter Egg
£110

This wonderful Russian doll style egg has 5 layers, each a different chocolate: milk chocolate caramel, chocolate orange, chai, rose & violet, and mitcham mint.

 

 

 

The Biscuiteers
Easter Egg Biscuit Mini Collection
£35

These elaborately decorated biscuits can be enjoyed by everyone with 9 biscuits in each collection.

 

 

 

Rococo
The Ultimate Chocolate Hamper
£190

This irresistible hamper full of a wide range of delcious treats is a great way to thank your host and is the perfect size for the whole family.

 

 

 

Quintessentially Gifts
A Fine Vintage
£250

We have specially created our ‘Fine Vintage’ hamper for the gourmet or wine connoisseur. If you know someone who likes wine, cheese and chocolate, then this hamper will be an absolute treat this Easter.

Shop all of our hampers here. 

 

 

Potter, Beatrix.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
£2,000

Tell the children a classic tale with this excellent first edition copy of ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’.

 

 

 

Bespoke Experience
Private Cupcake Decorating Class with Eric Lanlard
£995

Bake the day away with a private cupcake decorating afternoon for up to 10 people with TV star Eric Lanlard is one of Europe’s foremost master pâtissiers. This exclusive experience also includes a champagne afternoon tea before you take home your treats.

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BaselWorld 2015: What to expect

With BaselWorld 2015 starting tomorrow Thursday March 19th, there is a huge amount of anticipation in the watch industry about what the global brands will showcase. With the much talked-about Apple Watch, we should expect some traditional brands to really embrace the ‘smart watch’ concept, adding connectivity. Rumour has it that Breitling may be rolling out a ‘connected’ watch this week, and even Hublot have been brought into the conversation!

The likes of Omega, Patek Philippe and Hermes are expected to turn up the heat in Basel, with potential new releases such as a pilot watch from Patek, and an ultra-thin stunner from Hermes.

Our Watch Hunter at Quintessentially Gifts has put together a special watch edit of the classic best-sellers from his favourite exhibiting brands.

Want to find out more? Contact us.

watchhunters@quintessentially.com

+44 (0) 203 073 6654

 

 

Longines 24 Hour Chronograph
£2,750

Reminiscent of the watches strapped to the wrists of daring aviators at the beginning of flight, this stunning push-piece chronograph has a self winding movement with a huge 54 hour power reserve. A smart, sophisticated pilot’s watch for a superb price.

 

 

 

Patek Philippe World Time

£44,060

This platinum World Time watch is a favourite among Patek Philippe collectors with automatic movement indicating the time in 24 time zones simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

Omega Speedmaster
£5,540

This classic watch is a must-have in your collection and has the prestigious title as the first watch to be worn on the moon!

 

 

 

 

Breitling Galactic
£6,830

Diamonds are forever with this 36mm women’s Breitling Galactic. This timepiece features a mother of pearl dial with diamond dot indicators and diamond set bezel making the perfect gift for her.

 

 

 

 

 

Omega De Ville LadyChronomatic

£18,750

This rose gold dress watch is beautifully crafted with diamond dot indicators is a great way to make a statement inspired by the original 1955 design with a modern twist.

 

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Your Bag. Your Rules.

Whether it’s adding stickers to your Anya Hindmarch bag or monogramming Louis Vuitton luggage, customising your bag has never been so creative.

Be one of the first to make an iconic bag unique by being playful and having your own or an existing design painted onto your bag or the bag of your dreams. Leave that to us and we can source it for you.

Prices start from around £1,250 for painting your bag depending on the size and design.

Have a specific design in mind?

Talk to us:

gifts@quintessentially.com

+44 (0) 845 224 2617

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