A gentlemans guide to living like a playboy

A gentlemans guide to living like a playboy

Whether you travelling to or already live here, London is a magnificent city, mixing entertainment, grooming and style.  As a Gentleman looking for the refined, personal and exclusive grooming is a must, and if you are looking for the best head to the Espa at The Corinthia Hotel, whilst a visit to The Hand and Foot Spa will make sure your paws are preened to perfection. Relax and take stock, light a candle from Jonathon Ward the creators of luxurious home fragrance products , open your leather bound Jubilee Journal, maybe make some notes about places to go and presents to buy. With a group of old school friends head off to London’s famous Windmill Club where later this month The Girly Show will be performing and oh yes and maybe a little thank you to your girlfriend for letting you go and make sure she knows she is number 1 with all your love! What a day.

Please remember that as a Lifestyle Consultant Michael Grenville (Editor of Gentlemans Butler) can consult on specific projects or facilitate individual requirements for any of the areas we cover and more besides. Feel free to e-mail us at info@gentlemansbutler.com or telephone us on +44 (0)20 8780 5234.

Look forward to speaking soon

  • ESPA Life at Corinthia

This is certainly the most sumptuous spa I have ever visited.

Gentlemans Butler: Luxury grooming: Espa Life at the Corinthia: Thermal floor

Therapists were everything an excellent beautician should be: attentive, friendly, informative, professional and with a big heart.

Impressions – Amazing building, beautiful interiors. Very impressed

Gentlemans Butler: Luxury grooming: Espa Life at the Corinthia: Sauna

Thought for the day – I lay in the pool looking at ceiling thinking this is the best, wowww it felt like I was in a James Bond movie, black heated floors and a swimming pool lined with stainless steel, light reflecting everywhere my stress levels went down 5 notches.

Post Spa – Sat in their restaurant, gazed into the postmodern fire, ate a light and healthy bowl of spinach soup and carrot cake. The waitress had a wonderful smile, not hassled, stressed or wondering what she was doing. These touches are vital when delivering the best.

Age Rebel Face Treatment 90 mins

An effective, age-defying face treatment designed to deliver immediate results to tired looking skin, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.                                                                    Includes: Steam – deep brush cleanse – enzyme peel – facial massage – toning mask


Gentlemans Butler: Luxury grooming: Espa Life at the Corinthia: Male Changing


Detoxifying Body Cleanse 120 mins

A full body treatment providing an intense detox and vitality boost, designed for those who live a fast-paced lifestyle, over-indulge too often, feel lethargic or have a sluggish digestive system. Includes: Mustard foot soak – full body algae wrap – warm detoxifying herbal poultices – colon massage – G5 mechanical massage – lymphatic massage – scalp massage.

Both treatments were set in their holistically inspired round treatments pods. You enter, take a seat as the therapist explains the treatment and conducts scent tests. The facial used their unique light therapy whilst the detoxing scrubs for the body cleanse used nature to defy age. As you would expect the comfort levels were very high and I left feeling supremely chilled and looking I feel a tad better than when I entered !

Overall amazing looking spa ….no question…..bliss…..Can you reserve a room for me with my name on thanks !

Many thanks. Absolutely no question of recommending.





Gentlemans Butler: Luxury grooming: Espa Life at the Corinthia: Pool


Whitehall Place London SW1A 2BD

+44 (0) 20 7321 3050



The Hand and Foot Spa

We featured The Hand and Foota Spa last year – see

It’s the first time we have returned to renew our endorsement of any company or product so far.

The Hand and Foot Spa mixes elegant surroundings, comfort and professionalism. It’s a bit like sitting in the first class VIP lounge, no fuss they just get on with it.

Treatment:  The Hand and Foot Spa, Men’s Executive Pedicure, 65 mins

Signature foot treatment for men, enjoying all the benefits of the Maintenance Pedicure (toe-nails are tidied, cuticles are treated and hard skin is removed with a sea salt and oil exfoliation), with the addition of a deep-conditioning treatment. Feet are massaged with an intensive moisturiser and then put in heated boots. The gradual, relaxing warmth of the boots encourages the penetration of the moisturiser and helps to improve circulation. Nails are buffed to remove ridges, and feet are left looking good and feeling incredibly smooth.


Butler: Luxury grooming: The Hand and Foot Spa: Pedicure station


Products used:

Sea Salt Scrub

Akileine Spearmint foot Mask

For massage:

Gehwol Lipidro Cream

Gehwol Mint Cream

Solar Oil, after buffing for the cuticles









The Hand and Foot Spa Chelsea                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        153 Fulham Road,Chelsea, SW3 6SN   020 7589 1070   www.thehandandfootspa.co.uk


  • Santissima Amalfi Candle, Jonathan Ward


Lighting a scented candle is such is simple pleasure but when you find a great one a few words should be said. This is a great one as the scent is fantastic. You may be amazed how many candles do not light that well, do not smell of much and are a little disappointing , this is not one of those.

Gentlemans Butler: Luxury grooming – Jonathan Ward scented candle: Santissima Amalfi

The craftsmanship that goes into each candle is a rarity and makes Jonathan Ward

London unique. Each paraffin-free soy and beeswax candle has been lovingly

hand poured by Jonathan using artisan hand pouring techniques that take up to 8

hours longer than a machine style conveyor belt pour. Each scent is available in a

large 8.50oz size with a 45-hour burn time


A fragrance for high summer; Santissima Amalfi inspired by the discovery of a forgotten Florentine church, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Arabian Myrrh, Black Pepper Malabar, Oud, Rose de Mai, Bourbon Vetiver, Italian Pomodoro each influence the delicate fragrance that makes up the Santissima Amalfi scent so inviting.

Jonathan Ward has joined forces with the exclusive Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living, Jonathan Ward London has selected four scents for the new “hotel residences” which combine Jumeirah’s five star service with the privacy and amenities of a private Mayfair residence.



  • Limited edition Diamond Jubilee leather journal


Pen Heaven is delighted to announce the launch of a limited edition diamond jubilee leather journal to celebrate 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Embossed with the official Diamond Jubilee emblem, the journals can be personalised with up to 3 initials.

Gentlemans Butler: Luxury style – Pen heaven journal: journal-front-initials

These would make excellent pieces of memorabilia for the occasion or perfect gifts for someone special!

Hand made in Italy, available in 2 colours: red and gold

128 pages of acid-free lined paper

Size: 15 x 21.3cm (A5)

They actually sent one to Buckingham Palace, please also find their response attached.

More info on that on our blog: Gentlemans Butler

Great for all your witty comments…Visit www.penheaven.co.uk to purchase.


  • London Olympics – Windmill Nightclub hosts The Girly Show, 26 July


Gentlemans Butler: Luxury entertainment – The Windmill Club: The Girly show

To mark the London Olympics the Windmill nightclub will be hosting its very own “Pre-Opening Ceremony” On Thursday 26th July from 8pm in the evening.

The dancing stars of internationally famous music video “Call on Me” and Show Girls’ of ITV1’s “Red or Black” game show, will be warming up for the Olympics with a live neo burlesque show on the Windmills legendary stage.

The Girly Show Girls will be performing a “warm up” routine to tie in with the start of the London Games the following day.  The Girly Show Girls are experienced, talented professional dancers who create stunning choreography whilst their gorgeous performances exude glamour and style.

The Windmill, a land mark venue in Soho, will pay tribute to London for hosting the Olympic Games with their own celebratory show. The Windmills “Pre-Opening Ceremony” will include live performances by the Girly Show Girls as well as the Windmills very own beautiful, international dancers.

Gentlemans Butler: Luxury Entertainment: The Windmill Club: The Girly Show


The nightclub “Windmill International” of Piccadilly to this day, still maintains its original theatre layout. Hosting cabaret productions and show girls dancing live on stage, nightly, since its opening in 1931. Where it earned its reputation “We Never Closed” because its doors remained opened continuously throughout the entire Second World War.  As they will again, 7 days a week throughout all of the Olympic period.

The Windmill hopes to welcome and entertain all the extra new visitors expected to travel into London who will be looking to explore the city.

For more information to the event please call the Windmill on 0207 439 3558 or visit the website; www.windmillintnerational.com


  • Luxury Lingerie for your loved one

Its sad but true, no that was a Metallica song you say.. Heavy Metal being spoken about on GB whatever next! Quite simply if you love somebody (oh what more lyrics) show them and equally if things are not quite as rosy as they should be don’t mope do something about it. We have chosen three luxury gifts one for relaxing, one for beauty and one just to make you smile.


At 8 Ganton Street, just off Carnaby Street you will find a beautiful lingerie boutique www.thelingeriecollective.com selling such names as Fraulein Kink, Bordelle,  Lascivous and MC Lounge.

Three for you to give to a loved one

Luxurious elegance

The MC Lounge – 100% Silk chiffon robe

Gentlemans Butler: Ladies Lingerie: The Lingerie Collective: mc-lounge-robe


Beautiful and chic

Gentlemans Butler: Ladies Lingerie: The Lingerie Collective: Lascivious-kitty

Black Kitty Set by Lascivious – bra, knickers, Suspended




















Gentlemans Butler: Ladies Lingerie: The Lingerie Collective:Kink red blindfold

Red and gold blindfold





















The Lingerie Collective

8 Ganton Street


Tel. 0207 437 1063





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