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Nicky Haslam

From the Savoy to Claridge’s – a day in the life of a London social maven

Nicky Haslam

November 26 2010
Nicky Haslam

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Have spent the most wonderful two nights at the Savoy in a Thames Riverside suite, being utterly spoiled and indulged… Savoy delivers service extraordinaire. My swan song was lunch with Anne McElvoy, soon to be policy editor at The Economist. Once nourished and watered, I headed back to the office on Pavilion Road, back down to business, and what I’m best known for: interior design.

We are reaching the end of a project based in Moscow – quite a job, but will look divine when completed and I am so lucky to have such a wonderful team working with me. We have sent out 24 craftsmen to work on this project, ranging from decorative mirror artisans to specialist painters.

With things on track, I was thrilled to see the most beautiful lanterns arrive at the office ready for shipping. Then I dashed over to Mayfair to check in on a client who needs help with an 8,000 sq ft property. Hot-footing it back to the office to catch up with the designers at end of day, I then composed myself and made myself ready for the evening’s soirées: these included the opening of the new Dior shop in Bond Street, the witty Craig Brown booksigning at Heywood Hill, and then a sumptuous dinner at Claridge’s. Must try to get to bed early this evening, having indulged in some post-Savoy dancing at Annabel’s last night!

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