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My London neighbourhood: Roland Mouret

French designer Roland Mouret is known for his ability to create beautiful, sensual garments that fit and flatter women, including the famous Galaxy and Moon dresses. His pieces have been known to sell out within hours of going on sale. His first standalone store, which opened in 2011, is located on Carlos Place in London’s exclusive Mayfair district. He shares his neighbourhood favourites with Ximena Daneri

Ximena Daneri
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Ximena Daneri ,

‘I love London, particularly Mayfair. You feel as though you are on the set of a movie, with the grandeur of the Connaught Hotel, fancy cars, and of course my store at 8 Carlos Place in the heart of it all.

‘I love Solange Azagury-Partridge and Jessica McCormack for their impeccable taste. Their stores are near mine and it’s refreshing having neighbours with such a strong sense of identity. With the new Céline store on Mount Street, and soon the addition of Dior and Saint Laurent, it’s a very exciting time for the area.

‘My local secrets? Mount Street Deli does the best takeaway in Mayfair. Mount Street Gardens is a hidden gem tucked away just behind the street itself. Also, try Robert Clergerie on Wigmore Street for men’s shoes.

‘I am most likely to be found at Little House. It is the best place for business meetings and, of course, a drink with friends. I do breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner at The Beaumont. I’m a creature of habit and I never feel bored there.

‘When friends visit, I always think a visit to the Serpentine Galleries in Hyde Park is nice way to introduce people to the amazing city. My favourite walk in London is along the Thames on the South Bank. I go from the London Eye to Borough market. Great views can be found crossing any bridge along the Thames. Each one gives you a unique perspective of London.

 ‘My tips for exploring London? Don’t be frightened to cross Regent Street – there is a nice lifestyle in Soho. And always use London’s black cabs. They offer the best cab service in the world.’



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