An eye for the extraordinary
Welcome to this edition of Gladstonian Journal, in which we share our passion for journeys, craftsmanship and a love of finely edited elegance. This month our Guest Editor Denise talks to Bruce Russell, events planner extraordinaire.
The Stellar Hotelier
Welcome to this edition of Gladstonian Journal, in which we share our passion for journeys, craftsmanship and a love of finely edited elegance. This month our Guest Editor Denise talks to Michael Bonsor, distinguished hotelier and man-about-town. Michael Bonsor is an unashamed bon viveur..
One woman powerhouse
Francesca Rowan-Plowden is one impressive lady. A kind of Renaissance woman in fact. She’s super creative, arty and passionate about the theatre, but also well grounded, with a savvy mindset for business.
The Art of LIght
Margit Wittig has a rare creative talent. In her career she has organically morphed from physiotherapist to sculptural artist – with her in-depth studies of the human form often underpinning her statement pieces of decorative art, lighting and furniture.
Where did you get that hat?
Welcome to this edition of the Gladstonian Journal in which we share our passion for craftsmanship and love of refined elegance by showcasing some of the artisans whose work we most admire. This month our Guest Editor Denise talks to the celebrated milliner, Justin Smith aka J Smith Esquire, a fellow London based brand.
A five minute master class on what to look for in a bag
We all have a weakness or two and one of ours is elegant luggage! As many of us are still dreaming of getting back to our familiar everyday journeys, we are increasingly adopting the ‘buy less buy better’ mantra. The aesthetic of a bag must always be about what appeals to your eye.
The Gladstone Bag: a time capsule of politics, medicine and travel on the Titanic
At Gladstn London whilst our name is actually not derived from it, there is no doubting our passion for bags is influenced by the quintessential British icon that is the Gladstone Bag. It has a rich history of association with travels and countless appearances throughout the last two centuries in politics,