July Luxury News

Famed for serving dictionary-thick steaks cooked over charcoal, Will Beckett and Huw Gott have brought Hawksmoor, their renowned restaurant, to SW3. The menu includes Asian-inspired dishes, but, with beef from ethically reared British cattle, they should be the best steaks in London. Hawksmoor, 3, Yeomans Row, Knightsbridge (020–7590 9290; www.thehawksmoor.com)

To coincide with the new store opening in Piccadilly Arcade in SW1, the British jeweller Heming is launch-ing an online engagement-ring-design facility. Choose the carat, diamond quality and the setting at the click of a button and order online. It couldn’t be easier to pop the question. Rings from £980 (www.hemingjewels.com; 020–7499 7644)

Hermès’s limited-edition Arceau Cheval d’Orient collection includes three different dial designs, all beautifully lacquered by specialist craftsmen and depicting horses with traditional Persian saddle rugs. Pictured (above) in white gold with a lacquered dial on a smooth alli-gator strap, POA (020–7499 8856; www.hermes.com)

What a feast
Wilderness festival has stepped up its gastronomic game this year by enlisting the likes of Simon Rogan, Angela Hartnett and Russell Norman to create lavish, long table banquets in the grounds of Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. St John of London will also be re-creating its Michelin-starred dining room. August 7–10, tickets £151.50. Sleep in luxury in a Royal Safari tent for two from £1,950 (www.wildernessfestival.com; 0844 871 8819)

Get away
Castell Son Claret, Mallorca’s new five-star hotel on an estate in the Tramuntana mountains that dates back to 1450, has cloud-like beds, soothing water gardens, dreamy views and a Michelin-starred restaurant. The chef cooks one of the best paellas in the world and sunhats are provided. Rooms from €300 (00 34 971 138 629; www.castellsonclaret.com)

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Whether you’re hopping on a plane to sunnier climes or staying put in the UK, the perfect weekend bags come in the shape of Eddie Harrop’s new Voyager collection. Black/pink Aztec, £650 (07808 543366; www.eddieharrop.com)

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