The Lanesborough Hotel in London collaborates with Rizzoli International Publications for a series of exclusive literary events.


The Lanesborough Hotel in London has announced an exciting collaboration with Rizzoli International Publications, the world's leading publisher of high-quality illustrated books.

The partnership aims to bring the literary charm of The Library Bar at The Lanesborough to life by showcasing some of Rizzoli's finest books for hotel guests and visitors to enjoy from March to June. Additionally, the collaboration will provide a unique opportunity to meet and engage with renowned authors associated with Rizzoli.

During this period, The Lanesborough will host three exclusive author events in April, May, and June of 2023.

The first author evening, scheduled for Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 pm, will feature Christopher Jackson, Getty's Royal Photographer. Jackson, an acclaimed author and award-winning photographer, will discuss his publications, including the bestselling "Modern Monarchy" (Rizzoli, 2018), "Elizabeth II: A Queen for Our Time" (Rizzoli, 2021), and his latest book, "Charles III," set to be released in April 2023. With his extensive experience capturing intimate moments of the British royal family, Jackson's talk promises to provide fascinating insights into the reality of life as a royal photographer.

Tickets for this event will be available for £50.00 per person and will include a special limited-edition Rizzoli Negroni or Manhattan cocktail or a glass of Champagne. Signed copies of Jackson's books and a private view of his captivating royal portraits will also be available for purchase.

Following Jackson's event, Sandra Sigman, an award-winning floral designer and owner of Les Fleurs, will take the stage on Thursday, May 25th, at 3:00 pm.

Celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show week and Belgravia in Bloom, Sigman will treat the audience to a live demonstration flower arranging masterclass while discussing her latest book, "French Blooms."

Drawing inspiration from her time in Paris and the French approach to floral design, Sigman will share the distinct principles and techniques she learned from her favorite Parisian florist. "French Blooms" provides readers with tutorials, images, and instructions to create elegant French-inspired arrangements for various areas of the home.

The book not only serves as a practical guide but also showcases the beauty and charm of French floral artistry. Tickets for this event are priced at £65.00 per person and will include a glass of Champagne and delectable Lanesborough Afternoon tea canapés. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of "French Blooms."

Lastly, The Lanesborough will host an event in collaboration with The Mayfair Times Literary Festival on Tuesday, June 27th, starting at 6:00 pm. The event will feature India Hicks, a British designer, writer, businesswoman, and former fashion model. Hicks, who is known for her work in interior design and her association with renowned brands like Ralph Lauren, will discuss her book, "An Entertaining Story."

In this book, Hicks presents readers with her unique and irreverent take on style and entertainment. Drawing from her experiences, she shares her insights on hosting events full of personality and charm, whether it's a family supper, a grand dinner, or a cocktail hour. Hicks's anecdotes about her own family and life in the Bahamas and England add a personal touch to her storytelling.

Tickets for this event will be priced at £40.00 per person and will include a glass of Champagne. Signed copies of Hicks's book will be available for purchase during the evening.

These exciting author events at The Lanesborough offer a wonderful opportunity for literature enthusiasts, royal admirers, and fans of floral design and entertainment to engage with esteemed authors and gain deeper insights into their works.

With the hotel's elegant atmosphere and the presence of Rizzoli's exceptional publications, guests can immerse themselves in the world of literature and culture while enjoying delightful refreshments. 

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