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Interviews

MEET THE GHA HEAD CHEF

Inside Mayfair talks exclusively to Head Chef, Shailesh Deshmukh, at Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeriah Living.  IM: Can you tell us a bit about the food at Grosvenor House Apartments? We have a varied guest mix here at GHA so we provide a wide range of international cuisine to meet the demand. What are your culinary influences? I am from India and grew up eating Indian food and it is clear to see the Indian influence in the dishes on our menu. We have recently added in an Indian section to our menu, a great way for guests to sample traditional Indian cuisine. I also professionally trained in Italian food so…

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Fashion & Beauty

THE TAILOR OF MAYFAIR: DOUGLAS HAYWARD

Douglas Hayward, the tailoring institute of Mayfair, is world renowned for its high quality bespoke garments. Founder Douglas Hayward first opened his doors to the world on Pall Mall before relocating to Mount Street in 1967. His reputation for creating superior customized garments attracted a long list of prestigious clientele, from Clint Eastwood to Tony Bennett, Bobby Moore to Mick Jagger. We spoke to Martin, manager of Douglas Hayward and Will, the tailor’s master cutter. Martin, Manager of Douglas Hayward Who is the Douglas Hayward man?  The Douglas Hayward man is comfortable with his own sense of sty…

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Things To Do

MARY POPPINS IN MAYFAIR

Relive the magic of Mary Poppins and recreate some of the movie’s spirit with your children this summer here in Mayfair. From June, residents of Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living are invited to take part in a ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’ experience to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disney’s classic film. It will all start with a rat-a-tat-tat on the door from a charming Chimney Sweep who will arrive with a basket filled to the brim with ribbons, flags, coloured paper and string. Children, with their parents, will be able to design and make their own kites ready to fly in Mayfair&rsqu…

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Family Inspiration

HAMLEYS: A CHILD’S PARADISE

Hamleys has been putting smiles on children’s faces for more than 250 years. Take a stroll hand-in-hand with your children to the top of Regents Street, and enjoy the magic when they behold the wonder of Hamleys for the first time. Hamleys is the biggest toy shop in the world, and one of London’s primary tourist attractions with an incredible five million visitors a year. But it’s not just the toys that delight; it is the experience. Bubble blowers let playful orbs fly across the heads of the crowds passing by outside. Window displays tease and delight. Once inside, you are met by the sheer scale o…