Around 300 women and men gathered in the quire of Winchester Cathedral. It was a bit like in the 1930s when the Broderers presented their newly made cushions and kneelers in front of the high altar and the great screen. The difference on 9th September 2019 was that instead of new cushions, a new book was presented to the public.
Ward candles combine what we ourselves value very highly at The Protagonist: knowledge, crafts(wo)manship and detail. The unique scents are presented beautifully, using dark and rich coloured packaging made out of G.F. Smith paper in purple, burgundy and a dark brown.
The new novel by Tracy Chevalier, which evolves around a single working woman who moves to Winchester in 1932 and joins the cathedral Broderers, inspires us to think about up-to-date issues regarding the society we live in. Out in the UK on 5 September 2019.
The obvious thing to do in January and February, when the new year has begun but the weather is cold and all shiny Christmas decorations are gone, is to curl up at home after work and shut out the cold weather. In light of this I have collected five suggestions that will make this time more enjoyable.
At first glance the Blue Curaçao (Pantone 15-4825) colour of the car that my editor and I were given to drive was very impressive to me, a specialist tone that is quite unique in its appearance. In colour theory, blue evokes in us the feeling of trust, loyalty, wisdom and confidence.
The enticing French perfumery Atelier Des Ors surprises us with a new scent named Musc Immortel that completes their range of now seven fragrances. Created by expert nose Marie Salamagne, Musc Immortel has top notes of grapefruit, clary sage absolute and iris.
Over the past months, our team has tried and tested some of the most exciting skincare brands in different conditions - and reviewed some products from all over the world that just make you feel good or bring a smile to your face. All of them are suitable for men, women and everyone else alike!
The protagonist magazine proudly shares the winning of the Time Out Love London Award of Kensington’s Most Loved Culture Venue by Leighton House Museum. The Holland Park house was the sumptuous residence of one of the most interesting figures of the Victorian London art scene.
This week Allen Smith and the Mount Gay team from Barbados demonstrated how to blend rum in London. By no means an easy task, as we learn while being talked through aromas, flavours and different stages of the ageing process that the rum goes through before being blended by someone as skilful as Allen.