When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents, a stroll around Mayfair’s picturesque and salubrious streets offers rich pickings. Although just a short distance away from the frenetic hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, the discerning shopper is offered a truly civilized shopping experience. Mayfair offers a wonderful variety of shops, ranging from historic, vintage specialist independents to luxurious flagship stores from major brands, offering the polite, knowledgeable service which makes shopping a pleasure. Continue reading “Merry Christmas Mayfair Shopping” »
Blair will give private speeches giving a "macro view on geopolitics" to employees of the hedge fund based in Davies Street, Mayfair, but will not be taking on a formal role with the firm.
The former Prime Minister who left office in 2007 returned to the public glare on Friday when he gave evidence to the Chilcott Inquiry into the war in Iraq. Since leaving office it is thought that Mr Blair has earned millions through advisory jobs and speeches around the world.
A thief who targetted a florist in Mayfair has been found guilty at Southwark Crown Court.
Sean Fuller repeatedly stole flowers from Wild Things in Davies Street and sold them to pay for his heroin habit.
Judge Peter Testar handed Fuller a community order with a three-months residence requirement, he would have to undergo a six-month drug rehabilitation and be subject to a 12-month supervision order.
(via Daily Telegraph)
Alfred Dunhill, purveyor of luxury goods to men, has purchasesd Bourdon House at 2 Davies Street, with the intention of turning it into a new "Home" concept store. Dunhill has already established one Home store in Japan, combining elegant retail space with a members club, offering services such as a bar, a valet service and a barber.
Bourdon House is an impressive building in Davies Street and was once home to the second Duke of Westminster and for the last fifty years has been the site of Mallet's Antiques' showroom. It is thought the sale of a long lease on the property was worth between £14 million and £15 million.
Alfred Dunhill expects to open the new Home store, expected to also include a cinema, cigar shop and spa, in Spring 2008, and they have similar project planned for Shanghai in Summer 2008.