Inside a £20 million London Penthouse

Panoramic penthouse view over Buckingham Palace and St. James Park – Gentleman Mathias le Fevre in Luxury London Penthouse apartment in The Nova Building by Landsec – Luxury livingspace

London is known to be the home of the global elite and with fortunes to spend the city is full of prestigious apartments in historical surroundings. Let me introduce you to the latest luxury development from Landsec in the heart of Victoria. I visited The Nova Building which plays host to a breathtaking £20 million penthouse.

Situated on 12th floor, the apartment offers big panoramic views overlooking Buckingham Palace, Belgravia and the iconic St. James Park. The apartment has been interior designed by Bowler James Brindley and is decorated with curated original art and finished with mirror polished rosewood veneers, sixties inspired wallpaper, antique bronze, buttoned leather, sky blue velvets and luxurious dark blue paint.

On its two storeys it features 4 en suites with spacious marble bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and a giant stairway in the centre of the apartment (which is large enough to assemble an entire orchestra) leading to the second floor that is dedicated to entertaining.

The best part? The apartment’s home bar and rooftop terrace. The second floor makes the perfect setting for cocktail parties with a large dining area, generous sitting room, a home bar and stairway to the open rooftop terrace.

Bored of the panoramas? You’ll be pleased to hear that The Nova Building offers a private residents lounge, residents cinema, a business centre to hold meetings or simply catch up on work, a gym and a peaceful roof garden to relax.

For more pictures and information on the penthouse apartments and area visit www.thenovabuilding.co.uk and check out Instagram profiles @createvictoria and @landsecgroup.

Editorial photography by @ciinderellab

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Our 5 star London Fashion Week Home – Hotel One Aldwych

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In the start of January I went to the now 11th season of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM). With a busy schedule of catwalk shows and events my partner and I decided to treat ourselves to the comfort of a stay at the Hotel, One Aldwych. Being just across the street from the British Fashion Councils’ (BFC) Show Space it was very convenient when needing a break or having to change outfit.

We spent the first evening in the hotel’s private lounge planning our week and made use of the small library looking through the numerous fashion books for style inspiration.

Every morning of our stay, we enjoyed a filling breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

For the first day of LFWM, I anchored my look around a classic navy suit. The suit is from Suit Supply and has a masculine cut with peak lapels and structured shoulders. It is a 2.5-button suit, carries a ticket pocket and a rather longer jacket. The cuffed high rise flat front trousers cuffs brings everything together for a stylishly tailored appeal. I layered it with a grey houndstooth waistcoat, a blue silk tie and a white shirt underneath. I chose a pair of brown single monk straps from Massimo Dutti and an automatic Moon Phase watch from Thomas Earnshaw.

As LFWM falls on our anniversary, we went to celebrate it with a three course dinner at the hotel’s Indigo Restaurant on our last night. Indigo is an award winning restaurant and is know for it’s innovative food. The Executive Chef, Dominic Teague, incorporates the finest seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from the British Isles into the Indigo menu, and it all happens to be entirely gluten and dairy-free.

After three very tasty dishes the amazing staff surprised us with an extra dessert and champagne in occasion of our anniversary. The restaurant experience was a wonderful way to end our stay and it will definitely not be our last visit to the One Aldwych London.

www.onealdwych.com

@onealdwychhotel

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Stay in Brussels at the Sofitel Le Louise

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It’s almost Christmas and I traveled to Belgium with my partner to visit her family. Before heading to the countryside we decided to spend three days in Brussels at the Sofitel Le Louise where we were warmly welcomed by the staff.

The hotel is located just in the heart of a prestigious shopping avenue, making it convenient to get around and shop last minute gifts.

The room was bright and spacious with a desk space, a large bed and a bathroom with a rainforest shower. The desk made it really easy to get through emails during the day while the in-room coffee machine had my back.

One of my favourite parts of the stay was the wide-choice breakfast served in our room. Fresh fruits, poched eggs, smoked salmon, pancakes, macaroons and I could go on!

In-between running our last errands before christmas we decided to stop by the hotel’s Crystal Lounge for a coffee. It was a beautiful venue for a break as well as a shopping city trip.

www.sofitel-brussels-le-louise.com

@sofitelbrussels

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Sunday Lunch at The Ivy Tower Bridge

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Always having been a fan of The Ivy’s beautiful yet relaxed venues, sophisticated service and modern British food, it was a pleasure paying a visit to the Tower Bridge restaurant.

Welcomed with a glass of bubbles, we were seated with an amazing view over the river and the beautiful Tower Bridge. As a starter I choose the Smoked Salmon with Crab served with slices of freshly baked rye bread and my partner had the Crispy Duck salad. Both dishes were amazing, but having tasted the Crispy Salad I’m not doubting what I will be having at my next visit.

As main course I went with a dry aged British rib-eye served with zucchini, a green salad and béarnaise sauce. It was perfectly cooked medium rare and the sauce was to perfection.

I am very impressed with the complete experience provided by The Ivy and already excited for my next visit.

@theivytowerbridge

www.theivytowerbridge.com

– Mathias le Fèvre

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Sunday Lunch at The World’s End Market

I went for a Sunday lunch with my partner at The World’s End Market, famous for its meat.

Jose Gordon’s meat has been described as the World’s Best Meat according to Netflix Documentary “Steak Revolution, 2014”.

I started with a Tartar accompanied with 2 slices of toasted bread. As for the main dish I went for the Solomillo De Buey Steak which has been matured for 100 days.


Both dishes were exceptional. I won’t  hesitate with saying that it’s the best steak I ever had! The intense taste of spiced meat combined with tenderness making it melt on your tongue. WOW! I almost fell of my chair…

Between the meals we were given a tour. The venue is composed of two floors : the restaurant and a vintage bar upstairs specialized in whiskey. The bartender introduced us to the forgotten cocktail : La Louisiane.

A seductively named drink built on rye, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud’s bitters, and absinthe, ‘La Louisiane’ shares similar DNA to other New Orleans classics, but never made the same leap into the cocktail mainstream. It is the secret cocktail of New Orleans, and these days it’s starting to get its due.

It was a well spent Sunday afternoon and an exceptional dining experience. We will definitely be back here.

– Mathias le Fèvre

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