Abercrombie & Kent: London Club Spring Newsletter 2018

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THE LONDON CLUB

Spring

in your step

WELCOME TO A&K’S FIRST LONDON CLUB

NEWSLETTER, PACKED FULL OF OFFERS &

IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOUR TRAVELS


Welcome to

The London Club

As a valued client of A&K, you’ve been hand-picked to receive the first-ever

edition of our London Club newsletter – all about the services we offer, local

to you. We hope this curated overview of the very best destinations will inspire

your travels in the year ahead.

Whether you visit our exclusive Harrods boutique or meet our City by Appointment

(CBA) manager at your convenience, A&K will fulfil your travel needs and wants.

We offer a wide range of holidays globally, from villa retreats to breathtaking cruises;

family breaks to luxurious honeymoons; African safaris to Antarctic expeditions –

planning every detail around you.

We’re proud to provide bespoke odysseys for modern-day adventurers – tailor-made

travels that go beyond the guidebook. If this newsletter ignites your travel spark,

talk to a member of our team by calling 020 3814 0760. Or, if you prefer to discuss

your requirements face-to-face, book an appointment at our Harrods boutique

or with our CBA service.

We look forward to creating the perfect holiday for you.

As always, I wish you happy travels...

Geoffrey Kent

Founder, chairman & CEO

Abercrombie & Kent

Follow @geoffrey_kent on Instagram

THE LONDON ADVANTAGE

EVENTS

From top: Australian wine-tasting event

hosted by Jack Stein; Dinner with the

Peninsula Paris Hotel at Sketch; Chinese

delights at Hutong in The Shard; Dinner

with One&Only at Sexy Fish, Mayfair

INVITATIONS

You’re cordially invited to the

travel-themed events we hold

at our London boutique and

local hot spots

OFFERS

Benefit from access to our

exclusive offers, making your

travel planning easier and

money go further

DEVONSHIRE CLUB’S GARDEN ROOM

SPRING 2018


CITY BY APPOINTMENT

One of our most innovative offerings, this

service takes the stress out of organising

the trip of a lifetime. No longer do busy City

workers need to spend hours researching

and planning; one phone call will bring a

travel guru directly to you. Our concierge

planning and booking service is the easiest

way to save time and sidestep the usual

worries when arranging your holiday. CBA

manager Elizabeth Patch (pictured, right)

is on hand to help you create your perfect

itinerary, with exclusive access to private clubs

like the Ned and Devonshire Club – so you

can start your holiday worry-free and in style.

HARRODS

When booking your holiday is part of your holiday...

Planning and researching a holiday will never

feel like hard work again. Sink into an opulent

leather sofa with a glass of champagne in your

hand at the only travel agents in Harrods, A&K.

Our newly refurbished office gives you a taste of

your holiday before you even book – luxurious,

exclusive and exciting.

Collect Harrods Rewards points

with every holiday booked

TALKING TRAVEL AT A&K’S TRAVEL BOUTIQUE

MEMBERSHIP

As a member, our CBA

manager can offer A&K

clients a discounted rate for

annual membership of the

Devonshire Club, with no

joining fee applied. That’s

hundreds of pounds you can

squirrel away for the travel

kitty, instead.

DEVONSHIRE CLUB’S LIBRARY

A SUITE AT THE DEVONSHIRE CLUB

Call 020 3814 0760 or visit abercrombiekent.co.uk to find out more


LIFESTYLE

LONDON TO MEXICO

Ella Canta, London

Indulge in a touch of exoticism

with a meal at Ella Canta. The

extraordinary Mexican restaurant at

InterContinental London Park Lane

is a multicoloured and multisensory

experience. Top Chef Mexico judge

Martha Ortiz brings the spirit of the

fiesta to London – with floral fashion

and creative cuisine.

LONDON TO BRAZIL

Londrino, London

GUACAMOLE

NATIONALISTA AT

ELLA CANTA

If you’re looking to expand your

culinary horizons, then Londrino

in SE1 must be your next port of

call. Drawing inspiration from

Portuguese flavours, traditions and

ingredients, with an emphasis on

the sea, chef Leandro Carreira works

tirelessly to develop new experiences

at the neighbourhood restaurant and

wine bar in London Bridge.

Quintonil, Mexico City

Refined and relaxed, Jorge Vallejo’s

Quintonil reflects its surrounding

orchards with leaf-covered walls and

a focus on ‘greens’. Formerly

of Noma and Pujol, Vallejo is

committed to preserving

the country’s culinary

customs. His restaurant

is a masterclass of

Mexican gastronomy,

full of ‘wow’

moments and

deserving of its place

amongst The World’s

50 Best Restaurants.

TRAVEL BY

Taste

DISCOVER SOME OF OUR

FAVOURITE LONDON

RESTAURANTS DRAWING

INSPIRATION FROM EXOTIC

LANDS – AND THEIR UNMISSABLE

FOREIGN COUNTERPARTS

LONDON TO ITALY

Bocca di Lupo, London

Since they opened the doors of Bocca di

Lupo in 2008, Jacob Kenedy and Victor

Hugo have championed obscure and

delectable cuisine from across Italy’s

twenty regions. Highly praised by food

critics, the restaurant remains a humble

trattoria at heart.

Red Rooster Curtain

Club, London

Osteria Francescana,

Modena

Passionate about Italy, chef

Massimo Bottura lives up to

every expectation at his three-

Michelin-starred restaurant.

Taking inspiration from his

home region of Emilia-Romagna,

Bottura has put Modena on

the foodie map with his expert

and experimental approach to

traditional Italian recipes.

GROUSE AND PORCINI

VINCISGRASSI AT

BOCCA DI LUPO

LONDON TO THE USA

D.O.M., São Paulo

Here, innovation and national pride rule

the roost. Alex Atala’s D.O.M. restaurant

is now rated 16th on The World’s 50 Best

Restaurants list and Amazonian rainforest

ingredients receive top billing. Believing that

Brazilian gastronomy was ‘a feasible dream’,

former punk and DJ Atala has made esoteric

ingredients commonplace. It took a while

to catch on, but a contemporary restaurant

showcasing Brazil’s disappearing flavours

eventually piqued diners’ appetites.

WE’RE SUCKERS FOR LONDRINO

OYSTER, CUPUAÇU AND MANGO AT D.O.M

Marcus Samuelsson has hit a

high note in bringing Harlem

to hipster Shoreditch. The

acclaimed New York chef

and restaurateur fuses NYC

cuisine with southern soul.

Wilma Jean, New York

Over the pond, southern fare is presented in

New York City just as expertly as in the Deep

South. If you fancy a casual yet confident

take on the home classics, turn up to Wilma

Jean in Brooklyn for the fried chicken. The

southern dishes here are simple, yet soulful.

SPRING 2018


LIFESTYLE

City slickers

TAKING A

TIME OUT

YOGA IN THE SHARD

– LEVEL 24

This is one appointment I never

miss. Yogasphere’s classes

high in the sky allow a leap into

mindfulness and inner calm –

all while overlooking London’s

dramatic skyline.

One of our most popular yoga

experiences could be part of

your perfect holiday. Take on the

innovative art of anti-gravity yoga.

Practised at the Four Seasons

Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives,

this exciting approach to a

centuries-old form uses hammocks

suspended above the ground.

OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND,

9-10 JUNE, 2018

Like all the best cities, London houses countless hidden gems of

horticulture amongst its urban sprawl. For one weekend only in

June, these secret gardens will be opened to the public for free.

If flora and fauna make you warm and fuzzy, why not stay at A&K

Villas favourite Le Jardin d’Eden? Just a few kilometres outside the

French town of Noves, this aptly named villa is a spacious eightbedroom

abode, surrounded by beautiful themed gardens –

French symmetrical, African and Portuguese.

This year marks two centuries

since Giovanni Battista Belzoni

discovered the tomb of Pharaoh

Seti I. Walk in the famous

archaeologist’s footsteps at

Sir John Soane’s Museum in

London until mid April.

Or explore the Land of

the pharaohs first hand by

navigating the River Nile in

luxury. A cruise down this

world-famous waterway

brings the wonders

of Ancient

Egypt to life.

IN BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS,

CBA’S ELIZABETH PATCH DISCOVERS

LONDON’S MOST INSPIRING LOCALES.

SHE TAKES A BREAK TO SHARE WHAT

SHE HAS FOUND...

YOGA REACHES

NEW HEIGHTS

EGYPT UNCOVERED

THE PYRAMIDS AT GIZA

SANCTUARY SUN BOAT IV

Float in a five-star hotel such as

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV with every

modern comfort imaginable.

Drift past the colossal temples,

exotic wildlife and sun-drenched

farmlands that line the banks

as they have for millennia,

accompanied by the expert

tutelage of an Egyptologist.

Honeymoon heaven

Everyone loves a good wedding, and we’re in for a royal

treat this year. Speculation over where Harry and Meghan

will celebrate their marriage abounds, but they’d be sure of

an unforgettable honeymoon at any one of our favourite

destinations. See if these romantic retreats and honeymoon

hideaways inspire you and your other half.

ITALY - Best for culture

Full of passion and panache, Italy

is an utterly romantic choice for

a honeymoon. Meander along

Venetian canals, explore Rome’s

ancient ruins, or share a bottle of

wine at a Tuscan café, watching

the world go by. In this exquisite

Mediterranean destination,

you’re spoilt for choice.

ENJOY SOME ALONE TIME

IN THE MALDIVES

RIGHT: WEDDING DRESS BY J’ATON COUTURE

LOVE BIRDS – PENGUIN

IN ANTARCTICA

ANTARCTICA –

Best for adventure

Begin your marriage

with an A&K expedition

to the pristine terrain

of the ‘white continent’,

one of the world’s last

wildernesses. Cuddle up

in your luxury cabin after

spotting breaching whale

and gargantuan icebergs.

Antarctica is the perfect

honeymoon destination

for adventurous couples.

MALDIVES -

Best for privacy

Tropical islands with

swaying palm trees,

pure white beaches and

brilliant turquoise lagoons

– a Maldives honeymoon

never disappoints. Lying

off the southern tip of

India, this slender chain

of coral islands is a playground of vast lagoons and dazzling

underwater gardens. Experience pure escapism in five-star

resorts that feature immaculate villas over the water.

Special Offer

Wedding planning specialist, The Wedding

Gallery, is offering A&K honeymooners

a complimentary wedding planning consultation

complete with afternoon tea, worth £130

Ts&Cs: Offer valid until 31 September, 2018. Must be

redeemed by 31 May, 2018. Excludes weekends.

LA DOLCE VITA IN ITALY

Call 020 3814 0760 or visit abercrombiekent.co.uk to find out more


FAMILIES

FROM BED TO POOL TO BEACH AT ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

SPECIAL OFFERS

Stay seven nights, pay for five –

or stay four nights, pay for three.

Includes complimentary half board

and shared return boat transfers.

Children aged from 0 to eleven

years stay for free*

A playground for all

FAMILY TIME SHOULD ALWAYS BE FUN. OUR HOTEL PARTNER ONE&ONLY KNOWS

HOW TO ENSURE YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAY IS JAM-PACKED WITH ENERGETIC

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE KIDS, AND REST AND RELAXATION FOR YOU

R

eethi Rah in the Maldives champions

an inclusive approach, with joy

for every guest created at every

opportunity. The uninterrupted beach

paradise is a playground for all ages, offering

privacy and seclusion, as well as family

itineraries to tire out even the most energetic

child. Activities include action-packed fun

in the pool, pirate cruises and an ice-cream

bar they’ll never want to leave. While the

kids are occupied, invest in some coupletime

with diving, yoga classes, water sports

and photography – or simply relax together

beside the pool.

If you fancy something a little more

up-tempo, head to One&Only Cape Town,

nestled between the cliffs of Devil’s Peak and

Lion’s Head, and only a short walk from the

city’s vibrant waterfront. Here your children’s

activities are themed each day – safari, ocean,

environment, birds and bugs – and they can

enjoy excursions to a penguin colony, Butterfly

World Zoo and Two Oceans Aquarium.

For trips farther afield, book in at the

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in

Australia. Let the pure wilderness inspire

children of any age and let them discover

the joys of bush survival, fossil hunting,

horse riding and adventure hikes.

* Ts&Cs apply. Subject to availability.

Valid for travel until 16 December, 2018.

MAKING A SPLASH AT

ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

SPRING 2018


PRE-TRAVEL TIPS

THE ULTIMATE

SAFARI EXPERIENCE

CLASSIC KENYA

11 NIGHTS

FROM £5,575pp

PACKING CORRECTLY AIDS A

SEAMLESS SAFARI EXPERIENCE

WE LOVE:

Bric’s Life Weekender in

black, £325, available

at Harrods

Collect Harrods Rewards points

with every holiday booked

WHAT TO

Pack

HARRY WIGNALL, TRAVEL SPECIALIST AT

A&K HARRODS, GIVES HIS BEST SAFARI

PACKING HINTS AND TIPS ON WHAT

SHOULD BE IN YOUR SUITCASE…

On safari: Commune with nature in every way by

ensuring your safari wardrobe is comfortable and

allows you to blend in with your surroundings.

Greens, browns and khaki-coloured clothes are

advisable and allow you to get as close as possible

to the animals you want to observe.

During the evening: Evening dress in the lodges

and camps is ‘smart casual’ rather than formal. Be

comfortable rather than constrained and constricted.

Essentials: Fleece, sweater or warm jacket for

morning and evening game drives; light cotton

shirts and T-shirts; blouses or shirts with long

sleeves for sun and mosquitoes; comfortable shoes

– a must for walking safaris; don’t forget your camera.

Baggage: Pack your luggage in something flexible,

such as a soft duffle bag, as hard suitcases don’t always

fit in the holds of smaller planes. Choose a distinctive

design so you can quickly and easily identify your bags.

Sanctuary Olonana (pictured

above) is nestled in the Masai

Mara conservation area in the

heart of Kenya’s big-game country.

A stay in this exquisite property

is an essential part of the Classic

Kenya itinerary, putting you

within easy reach of the Big Five

and the Maasai people who live

here. Currently being refurbished,

Sanctuary Olonana will reopen in

June to continue delivering

the service and

atmosphere for

which it’s

renowned.

Start your holiday in sensational style

Benefit from the style expertise of Harrods’

stylists and personal shoppers when you book

an A&K holiday.

During your complimentary shopping

consultation, experienced fashion advisers

will build a holiday wardrobe that reflects

your personality and meets the demands of

your luxury escape. For A&K clients spending

£25,000 or more, the session will take place

at The Penthouse personal shopping space.

Harrods’ stylists will ensure your outfits are

fabulous and fitting for your adventure abroad.

Ts&Cs apply. By participating in this offer, you consent to your

contact details being passed on to Harrods, and for Harrods to

use such details in accordance with the Harrods Privacy Policy

(available at harrods.com).

Call 020 3814 0760 or visit abercrombiekent.co.uk to find out more


CITY BY APPOINTMENT

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