How To Spend It Stage
How To Spend It will bring the finer things and pleasures to life on stage, with panels, demos, tastings and no shortage of intriguing conversation. From Edmund de Waal ruminating on the poetry of pots with HTSI's own luxury doyenne, Lucia van der Post, to drinks maven Alice Lascelles on crafting the perfect modern British cocktail with Clove Club's Rob Simpson, to a live installation of the magazine's famous Smooth Guide, featuring a clutch of ultimate Venice insiders (including Skye McAlpine), there will be exchanges, ideas, a tipple or two and a dynamic, compelling lens on 21st century luxury.
11:00 - 11:45 OF POTS AND POETRY
Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes and one of the world’s most celebrated ceramicists, talks to Lucia van der Post
12:00 - 12:45 HOW TO LOVE WEARING GLASSES
A masterclass with Tom Davies on how the right choice of frame can shape your face for the better
13:00 - 13:45 THE SMOOTH GUIDE LIVE: AN INSIDERS’ WEEKEND IN VENICE
….by those who know it best. How To Spend It’s travel editor, Maria Shollenbarger talks to Emily FitzRoy of Bellini Travel, Skye McAlpine (food writer and part-time Venetian) and Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO of Rubelli Textiles
14:00 - 14:45 WHAT DRIVES ASTON MARTIN?
Marek Reichman, executive vice-president and chief creative officer of Aston Martin, talks to Simon de Burton about his creative inspirations and how the Aston Martin “look” is now being applied not only to cars but to apartments, boats, watches, clothing – and even submersibles
15:00 - 16:00 BREAK
16:00 - 16:45 THE GREAT BRITISH HAPPY HOUR
The British drinks scene is more vibrant than it's ever been. Join How to Spend It drinks columnist Alice Lascelles and the Clove Club's Rob Simpson for a tasting of some of the most exciting wines, spirits and specialties being made in the UK.
17:15 - 18:00 LET THE SARTORIAL BATTLE COMMENCE
How To Spend It's Nick Foulkes and Tom Stubbs spar over and speculate on the most contentious issues in 21st-century men’s style