Is this the bricks and mortar embodiment of George Clooney or Marilyn Monroe? Princes Street is just extraordinarily hot – a racy combination of gilt, marble and leather that’s as dangerously enticing as a stiletto heel. And where better to find such a home than Mayfair? The restaurants are lit low, while the bars boast a clientele that would make even James Bond seem scruffy. Binge upon cashmere and lace in Bond Street’s boutiques or roll the dice in Crockfords… this is a life of decadent freedom, of powerful cocktails, of diamonds and Dorian Gray. Drink it to the lees.
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