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Bite-Size News: This Week’s Previews

Every week The Sybarite collates its pick of the hottest luxury lifestyle news into bite-size chunks. In this week’s edition, we cover The Savoy’s new Silver Screen Afternoon Tea menu, the artists taking part in this year’s Villa Lena residency, Mazzoleni Gallery’s new Italian artwork exhibition, and vintage Range Rovers.

The Savoy Introduces Silver Screen Afternoon Tea Menu

Renowned luxury hotel The Savoy has today launched their Silver Screen Afternoon Tea menu, which will feature delicious new pastries, cakes and all manner of sweet creations conceived by The Savoy’s Executive Pastry Chef, Ludwig Hely. The treats are inspired by this year’s award-nominated films, such as ‘Jackie’ – pink macaroons shells encrusted with almond dragées and garnished with vanilla cream, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – dark chocolate sponge soft caramel with salted caramel mousse, hiding bowtruckle, one of the beasts from the film.
The Silver Screen Afternoon Tea will be served in The Savoy’s Thames Foyer, a room adorned with McAlphine Miller artwork inspired by stars of the Hollywood golden age – the perfect backdrop for a tea that transports you to the glitz and glamour of the movies.

Villa Lena Artists Foundation 2017 Residents Announced

Villa Lena Artist Foundation in Tuscany has just announced this year’s residents. The confirmed artists for this year will include among many others: visual artist Nicolas Deshayes, filmmaker Maxime Feyers, writer Susanna Hislop, furniture & interior designer Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios, floral designer Silka Ritson-Thomas of The TukTuk Flower Studio and contemporary dancer Flora Wellesley Wesley, the first dancer to join the residency program. At the end of their stay, the artists are asked to donate a piece of work to Villa Lena, these pieces adorn the estate and will later be sold to make room for new works as well as help raise funds for the continuation of the residency program.

Giacomo Balla, Linee forza di mare Casa Balla [Linee forza di mare rosa], c. 1919, Courtesy Mazzoleni

Mazzoleni 30th Anniversary Exhibition Comes to London

The exhibition Mazzoleni 1986-2016: 30 years of art 30 Italian artists, will open in February 2017 to celebrate Mazzoleni’s 30th anniversary. Transferring from the gallery’s Turin space, the exhibition will feature 30 different works from the Mazzoleni collection by 30 major Italian artists. The exhibition will trace a path through the history of 20th-century Italian art, from the early 20th century through Post-War movements and the research of the following decades, and reflect the activity of the gallery in promoting these artists on the international scene. See it from 27 February – 5th May 2017 at their Mayfair gallery.

Vintage Range Rovers to Make a Comeback at Salon Rétromobile 2017

The Range Rover Reborn – a carefully selected 1978 Classic Range Rover – is a unique opportunity for prospective customers the opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectable vintage Range Rover.  Every Range Rover Reborn will undergo a complete restoration using Land Rover Classic Parts which will preserve and protect the vehicle’s authenticity. Prices for completed Range Rover Reborn restorations cost upwards of £135,000.

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