Men’s Charvet Slippers, Real Clear Politics, and More of Ruth Chapman’

January 18, 2017 - garden totes

Ruth Chapman, who together with her husband, Tom, founded a British
style behemoth, is famous on both sides of the
Atlantic for her flawless taste. Herewith, a businessman shares some
of her favorite things.


It starts with a Pilates event (occasionally), afterwards a breakfast
meeting during Colbert (their porridge is a best I’ve ever had), an Uber
to a office, during London Bridge, for inner and outmost meetings,
followed by cooking somewhere in London with my father and
friends—River Cafe and Riva are favorites.


Favorite room: Our sitting room. It’s light, super-cozy, and really connected to a garden.

Favorite square of furniture: Our new orange Pierre Jeanneret cabinet chairs from 1953.

Do we wear boots inside your home: No, we don’t. we wear my Charvet men’s slippers during home and spasmodic out too.

Favorite square we collected while traveling: My blue-and-white Meissen plates from a Clignancourt flea marketplace in Paris or my Balinese masks.

Favorite family heirloom: Our pre-digital print albums.

Best approach to decompress: we venerate to read, travel a dogs on Wimbledon Common, or perform family and friends.

Last thing we cooked: Roast duck and cheese crush for my in-laws.

Orange Pierre Jeanneret cabinet chairs and Balinese mask.


Favorite app: Real Clear Politics—I have been obsessed, like everyone.

Cable or Apple TV: Our TV complement is so treacherous that we can’t watch it unassisted.

Favorite chairman to follow on Instagram: Alexander Fury—he creates me giggle a lot. we also petiole my daughters.

On your song playlist: Eartha Kitt, Wings, Paloma Faith, Amy Winehouse, and any Tamla Motown.


“Passed down from Mom” beauty routine: “Always take your makeup off before bed.”

“Can’t live without” product: Vaishaly face oil.

Favorite sunscreen brand: SkinCeuticals.

Favorite bath products: Ren aromatherapy shower-and-bath essential oils.

Go-to beauty brand: Laura Mercier.

On your tip shelf: Sisley night cream.

Greatest beauty indulgence: Sleep.


Favorite essay of clothing: Hillier Bartley cloak with shearling collar.

Most new purchase: Sonia Rykiel leather knee-high boots during

Favorite dress brand: we have a silk Carine Gilson kimono for a summer months and a cashmere Morpho + Luna dress for a winter.

Sentimental valuables piece: My solid rendezvous ring.

You venerate yet never wear: A span of Dolce Gabbana Mary Janes lonesome in jewels.

Favorite selected piece: Dior navy cloak from William Vintage.

Favorite sunglasses: The Row or Céline.

Go-to bag for a day: Maison Margiela black leather tote.

Go-to bag for a evening: Hillier Bartley Bunny leather clutch.

Person we demeanour adult to a most: Diane von Furstenberg. She is unashamedly loyal to herself.

Favorite character icons: Katharine Hepburn and Catherine Deneuve.

Hillier Bartley cloak with shearling collar, silk Carine Gilson kimono robe, Hillier Bartley Bunny leather clutch, and Maison Margiela black leather tote.


Favorite coffee shop: Gjusta, in Venice, California.

Favorite season: we venerate all seasons, that is because we don’t consider we could live in L.A., even yet we venerate being there. Winter is so romantic.

Favorite writer: Gabriel García Márquez.

Favorite film director: Quentin Tarantino.

Favorite excellent artists: Marlene Dumas and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Favorite performer: we venerate examination Pete Postlethwaite.

All-time Hollywood crush: Benicio Del Toro.

Favorite lyric: That’s easy: “Is there a growth in your humor?” (“Supreme,” by Robbie Williams.)

Spirit animal: A racehorse.

With whom would we many wish to have coffee: Barack and Michelle Obama.

Guilty pleasure: Kings Road popcorn and Rococo pickled caramels.

Career in your subsequent life: Human-rights lawyer.

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