June 2020

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and staying well during this incredibly strange and uncertain time. I wanted to let you know that we continue to be here, virtually, for you all – and are keen to help you out in any way we can.

We are also really pleased to say that we will be restarting our ON SITE bookings from Monday 6th July 2020, so if you’d like to make a booking, please get in touch using the Book Now button below, and we will arrange.

Take care, and we are all looking forward to seeing you soon.

Polly and The Team x x

💗🍂As February Draws To A Close…Spring Is On The Horizon!🌻🌹

After a long and tedious January, despite the storms, February has been very welcome. We hope you all had fantastic Valentine’s Days with all of your friends, families or significant others. It may only be February, but next month is March, so we are practically in Spring right!?

As YNAPA clients, we know you like to get ahead. This means it’s time to fill your homes with colourful greenery that evokes the feeling of Spring. Pet Friendly? Hard to Kill? Leaf Envy can point you in the right direction for all of your plant needs. You can even take their plant quiz and they will deliver everything straight to your door.

Whilst you’re at home planning or admiring your new foliage, how about doing a live online facial yoga class with Luminous Facial Yoga, to get your blood flowing and skin glowing? Always rushing out to the office and never find the time? Have a look at some techniques online and do the exercises at your desk.

Once your home is looking vibrant and your face is glowing, pop on some divine palazzo pants from Grace Wears. Her beautiful floaty creations will see you right through from now until next winter and beyond, and will suit literally every occasion. Now is as good a time as any to start preparing that new season wardrobe….

With dry January out the way, what better excuse to start thinking about organising some soirées to get us in good spirits. Whether it’s for work or play,Embellishing The Ordinary can design you some gorgeous, quirky and bespoke invites and event stationery.

Finally, that glorious day of the year where mummies get spoiled, is coming up next month. How about sending her a colourful and elegant vintage style bouquet of flowers from Scarlet and Violet.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

Scarlet & Violet opened in 2006, initially intended as a small studio, the shop has become a bustling place filled with scent chatter and creativity.
Their ethos is to make beautiful flowers to varying budgets, maintaining a classic and relaxed aesthetic.
They are influenced by their surroundings, be it indoor or outdoor, fashion and fabrics, people and places… every bunch is different and every brief is different. They make flowers to suit recipients and belong in situ.
They work with seasonal British flowers and greens whenever they can and buy fair trade blooms when they are available. All their waste is recycled, and they are constantly monitoring their environmental foot print to try and improve all.

www.scarletandviolet.com
@scarletandviolet

 

Embellishing the Ordinary was founded by Calligrapher and Artist, Laura Gillingham in London.
Initially friends and family would employ her to scribe and illustrate their Wedding Stationery. Now, five years on she’s worked with fashion giants Michael Kors, Alexander McQueen and Tory Burch, among others.
Day to day Laura works on a variety of projects: Wedding Invitations, eye-catching illustrative maps, scribed Poetry and Artwork. Plus on-site jobs with renowned brands – not to mention the odd quirky commission.

www.embellishingtheordinary.com
@embellishingtheordinary

Grace Wears is a London based ready-to-wear brand for women. Founded in 2017 by Grace Hudson-Evans (and named after her cult blog which documented her love of clothes) it’s for the fashion-forward customer who loves to look elegant but with an edge.
After searching high and low for the perfect pair of wide legged trousers, Grace decided to design her own based on her favourite pair which were falling apart. The brand is currently focused on the timeless silk palazzo pants in a rainbow of colours – all of which are made in London with British silks. These lucky trousers are the most practical and glamorous item in your wardrobe.
Grace Wears is now expanding the brand with feathery party bags, frilly dresses and fringed coats in the coming months.

Made in London and sustainably sourced.

www.gracewears.london
@gracewears

Sisters Camilla Bankes and Philippa Mitchell, wanted a non-invasive way to combat the effects that stress, work, children and general age-related factors were having on their faces.
Facial muscles need a work out in order to stay toned and plump, so boosting the circulation in your face will lead to a glowing complexion. They are qualified face yoga teachers, having completed courses in natural facelift massage, and Gua Sha techniques, before coming up with the idea of creating an online platform to take this amazing practice to everyone.
Luminous Facial Yoga, the subscription-based website, launched in January 2020. For just £2.99 per month, members will have access to a suite of facial yoga and facial massage tutorials and routines, which are easy to follow, and the site is simple to navigate whether you want a full facial workout or you are just looking to focus on a particular part of your face. In addition to the video tutorials, members are invited to take part in a monthly live class online. With a resident Skin Therapist to answer member skincare questions.

www.luminous-london.com
@luminousfacialyoga

If you’re dreaming of leafy green interiors but don’t know where to start, Leaf Envy is the perfect solution for you. With at home delivery, you’ll be able to build your indoor oasis without stepping out the door.
Stocking a variety of high-quality, stunning house plants from low light to pet friendly, there’s a fit for every type of living space and lifestyle. We give you the chance to reconnect with nature worry free, with our easy to understand care, advice and plant experts on hand to help every step of the way.
Begin your plant parenthood journey by visiting our website and taking our plant quiz to discover the best plants for you.

Leaf Envy are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 15% off your entire order with discount code: FRIENDSOFYNAPA

www.leafenvy.co.uk
@leafenvy

Speeding Through The January Blues…!

We can’t quite believe it is 2020?! Has your month been long and monotonous, or have you been using the YNAPA team and speeding through your to-do lists, smashing January out the park?

New year, new you, right? So how about concentrating on being kind to yourself, to start the year as you mean to go on. Stretch those limbs and nourish your mind with Sarah at the Everybody Yoga Company. Get the kids involved too and make it some dedicated family time.

Once you’ve stretched and sweated out those toxins, treat yourself to a revitalising facial at Nichola Joss. She is the facialist of choice for a bevy of A-list beauties. Or get one of her team to come to you, for the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Nichola also has residences in New York and Italy.

Whilst you’re being pampered, light some luxurious perfumed candles from British brand Selena and Sophia. They use their collection as a vehicle for change, championing equal rights initiatives around the world, by donating money from every candle purchased.

Have you been thinking of ways to boost morale in the office too this winter? Or just want to impress some potential new clients? Artisan Provender will bring you a plethora of delicious, high-quality food and drink from independent brands, to get those taste buds tingling.

Finally, I’m sure that now it’s a new year, many of you are starting to think about those summer holidays and sunnier climes. The team at YNAPA have already been on the case for some of our clients. True Luxury Travel will find the perfect break for you, tailored to all of your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

Everybody Yoga are passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with people of all ages and abilities.
Sarah Vipond founded Everybody Yoga when she was unable to find yoga classes where she could practice with her young son. Qualified to teach Adult Power Vinyasa, Pregnancy, Mom and Baby, and Children’s Yoga, Sarah currently teaches yoga to children in nurseries, and runs weekly public Family Yoga and Mom & Baby Yoga classes in Putney and Fulham. Sarah’s private clients are often groups of friends practicing together, individuals looking for a bespoke 1-2-1 practice, or couples exercising and unwinding together after the children have gone to bed.
She has a fully enhanced DBS and Paediatric First Aid certificate.
Her classes provide a complete body workout, building strength, flexibility, and creating space in the joints.

http://www.everybodyyogacompany.co.uk
@everybodyyogaco

Nichola Joss is one of the beauty industry’s most revered skincare experts.

She is the Facialist of choice for a bevy of A-list beauties such as Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson, Emma Roberts, Natalie Dormer, Florence Welsh & Margot Robbie. Creator of The Bespoke Inner FacialTM, this intuitive treatment works not only on the skin, but muscle tissue, pressure points, lymphatic system and overall energy. Nichola is one of the few therapists who can literally tone and improve the texture of skin with a mere wave of her hands.
She has a highly trained team of Executive Therapists who have been personally trained by Nichola, all available for booking at The Nichola Joss Clinics – 39 Harley Street, London. Nichola also has Residencies in New York and at Lefay Spa Resort Italy.

http://www.nicholajoss.com
@nicholajoss

Selena & Sophia is a new British luxury brand supporting Gender Equality.

They believe that in a truly gender equal world we all have the ability to create change. Their aim is to create luxuriously contemporary products, and to use their Collections as vehicles for change, championing equal rights initiatives around the world. For every candle purchased, they pledge to donate to gender equal initiatives around the world: from championing the education of girls to supporting equal rights in the work place.
Discover their beautiful Collection of perfumed candles, hand poured into mouth blown glass by artisans. As seen in Fortnum & Mason and Wolf & Badger.

http://www.selenaandsophia.com
@selenaandsophia

Working with a wealth of food producers, Artisan Provender offers clients delicious corporate tastings.
An enjoyable, energising interlude
…and backdrop for business deals to be made!
Whether you’re looking for an icebreaker at a client event or a morale boosting moment for your colleagues…
Artisan Provender will bring delicious smoked salmon, well-chosen wine and expertise to your office, for a meeting, event or team building lunch break.
Brewin Dolphin, Charles Stanley and Impax are just some of their corporate clients.
Food and drink worth discovering.

http://www.artisanprovender.com
@artisan_provender

True Luxury Travel is a London based tailor-made tour operator, breathing fresh life into the luxury travel industry through three clear promises: Truly Expert Advice, Highly Personal Service and Transparent Pricing.

With specialist consultants covering Africa, Asia and Europe, as well as the in-house knowledge to cover global travel; this boutique operator has been nominated for multiple Reader Awards, holds a 5* independent Feefo feedback rating and offers full Financial Protection & ATOL Bonding.

True Luxury Travel’s clients value the honest advice given based on first-hand experience, the attentive service and the discretion with which they treat each and every holiday request.

http://www.trueluxury.travel
@trueluxurytravel

❄⛄Christmas Is Finally Upon Us🎅🎄

It is officially nearly Christmas! We are all either scrambling to get those last minute chores done, or if you’ve called upon the YNAPA team, you are probably feeling smug and gearing up to switch off and relax by now!

For those of you looking for some spur of the moment or last-minute gifts, perhaps some gorgeous and ethically produced jewellery by Tada & Toy could really hit the spot. Or how about a gorgeous handbag from hot new Scandinavian brand POA London?

Any last-minute catering requests? Suddenly thinking about a little post-Christmas shindig, or a way to avoid the January blues? Or perhaps you already have those 2020 work events to start planning? Zara’s Kitchen serve up the most fantastic quality ingredients and can seamlessly manage all your catering requirements, big or small, from beginning to end.

Or perhaps all that is on your mind is now recovering and detoxing after the Christmas and New Year blow out, starting back at the gym and injecting some goodness back into your body! Look no further than Yoga Nutrition, who can provide you with the highest quality, nutritionally dense, vegan supplements, that will nourish your body and mind.

Finally, what we are all really putting off is the thought of returning to work in the New Year and knuckling back down to meetings. Wallacespace can make this easy for you. Book one of their rooms and have all your work and catering requirements sorted, for the day or even the entire week.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

Wallacespaces in Covent Garden, St Pancras, Clerkenwell and Spitalfields have spaces to collaborate, strategise, innovate and more. From hackathons, mergers, planning and team away days, our inspiring environments, service and food are designed to make you feel good, think better, achieve more.
We understand the value of your time; everything we do at wallacespace is to help remove distractions and hassle so you can focus on achieving the best from your day. We can help with everything from making name badges, setting up and your client materials in advance. Our experts will work with you to plan your day, anticipate pitfalls and help your day run like clockwork.

www.wallacespace.com
@wallacespace

The mission of Yoga Nutrition is to source unique health products that nourish both body and mind and that provide tangible benefits. They strive for products that are organic, nutritionally dense, bio-available, synergistically formulated, vegan where possible, and, of course, chemical free, which is why the majority of their vitamins are in liquid form.
Not only the usual vitamins B’s, D’s, K’s, CoQ10, turmeric, they also sell Stevia, an organic, refreshingly sweet, truly bitter-free sweetener directly extracted from organic stevia leaves.

Yoga Nutrition are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 20% off their order with code: youneedapa.

www.yoganutrition.co.uk
@yoga_nutrition_uk

Based in London, Zara’s Kitchen cater for canapé & drinks parties, brunches, lunches, dinners, weddings and corporate events. They love to create beautiful, mouth-watering food. From the moment you contact them, they’ll work with you to bring your event to life. Unrivalled-quality ingredients are at the heart of what they do and they’re proud to source from the best in the business to bring outstanding food to your table. They love to create an atmosphere for a party – whatever the size – tailored to each client.

www.zaraskitchen.co.uk
@zaraskitchenuk

POA LONDON is a Swedish animal friendly bag brand based in London that delivers timeless bag designs in basic colours that boast minimalism and Scandinavian simplicity. The unique pattern is inspired by tree trunks and their ageing lines, it inspires curiosity and an optical illusion. Their bags have been seen on​ an IT crowd all over the world.
As seen in GALA style, TATLER and soon Vogue 2020.

POA London are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 20% off their order with code: POALDN2

www.poa-london.com
@poa_london

Tada & Toy is a London based demi-fine jewellery studio working hard to create every earring you ever wanted. All of the pieces are produced in hand-picked artisan workshops in Jaipur, India. The brand is committed to the ethical sourcing of products and work closely with suppliers to ensure that they are aligned with their beliefs.Tada & Toy supports The Aspinall Foundation – a UK wildlife charity whose mission is to halt the extinction of rare and endangered species in the wild.

Tada & Toy are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off their order with code: PA10 valid until midday 23rd December 2019.

www.tadaandtoy.com
@tadaandtoy

November Mayhem – Preparing for Christmas

We are speeding through November towards the countdown to Christmas. Party season is looming and you can see the twinkle in everyone’s eyes! We’ve already been planning for many of you and getting ahead of the game. Our team have also been honing our super slick wrapping skills so we can be on hand to save you time.

Perhaps you keep getting asked what your little ones want for Christmas, but your head is spinning and you haven’t got the time to think! How about creating a Little Wish List so family and friends can log on and check out just what the kiddies need.

Or if you just want to get a few lovely gifts for a friend’s little ones and love the idea of natural, non-toxic, biodegradable baby products, then check out the beautiful gift ideas at Little Earth Baby.

Are you totally stumped, trying to think of a timeless and unique gift for your wife or father? Get yourself down to Chiswick Auctions or simply check out their online auctions for quality statement pieces. Handbags, watches, artwork….there are too many fantastic and original gifts to choose from.

Want to get all the relatives down to London for a pre-Christmas soirée, but can’t fit them all in at yours? Or don’t want the stress of a full house? Book them somewhere lovely, a home from home, with Air Peace of Mind. Or if you’re frequently on the road yourself, but fancy renting your place out, APOM can manage every aspect for you.

Don’t have much time on your hands, but love eating fresh, wholesome plant-based food? Maybe you fancy laying off the meat in the run up to December, or perhaps just planning to give up meat for January? allplants are a fantastic company, with top notch customer service, who deliver all your plant-based meals, readily prepared, to your door. Just pop in the oven and you’re good to go!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

Led by brothers JP and Alex Petrides, allplants is earth’s favourite source of healthy convenience, making life on plants wonderful. Since launching in 2017, their plant-based meals have been a nationwide hit, with nearly 1,000,000 meals served and a clean sweep of Great Taste awards. Whether you’re looking for a creamy Mac & Greens or rich hearty Bolognese – both perfect to enjoy with a glass of vino on the sofa, whilst watching Strictly or Blue Planet, allplants makes eating plants easy (and delicious!).

allplants are offering YNAPA newsletter readers £10 off their meals if you quote YNAPA on ordering.

www.allplants.com
@allplants

Launched in 2016, Air Peace of Mind is a personal and professional London based property management company specialising in stays from 4 nights to 3 months +. Air Peace of Mind host guests from all over the world on behalf of the homeowners.

The success and rapid growth of Air Peace of Mind has been based through word of mouth and the reputation it has earned for fulfilling the requirements of both homeowner and guest alike. The homeowners range from those living as far afield as Australia, America and Africa to others who live in their home but let it out during holidays abroad.

APOM are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off to guests who would like to book a property directly via their website and for potential homeowners: £250 paid on completion of their first booking. T&C’s apply. Just mention YNAPA when enquiring.

http://www.airpeaceofmind.com/
@airpeaceofmind

Eco brand Little Earth Baby makes non-toxic and biodegradable baby products out of natural and sustainable materials. The company was founded by Emma Bianco, a mother who is passionate about the health and wellbeing of babies, and of the planet. Their hero product is their unique natural fabric all season sleeping bag, which was designed after Emma could not find a wadded sleeping bag that did not have polyester inside.

Their designs are thoughtfully created with the needs of babies and parents in mind. The fabrics and materials are derived from plants, not plastic. Even their manufacturing is ethical, materials are sustainable and they avoid plastic in all stages of the process, including delivery.

Little Earth Baby are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off their order with code: YNAPA10

www.littleearthbaby.com
@littleearthbaby

Little Wishlist is a free online platform that is on a mission to make it easy to coordinate gifts for little ones. Parents and parents-to-be can create a profile, add their bumps, babies and children and begin making Little Wishlists for those special occasions.

You can add any item, from any online store, and then share your list with your generous friends and family members.

Once they have access to your list they will know exactly what they can buy that will be much loved and needed, and simply mark the item they decide to purchase as gifted, so that you can be sure there’ll be no double ups.

www.littlewishlist.com
@littlewishlist_

 Chiswick Auctions is a west London auction house, dedicated to offering a straightforward and friendly approach to buying and selling art, interiors and luxury accessories at auction.

Well known for both their popular interior and luxury sales, buying at Chiswick Auctions offers the perfect alternative to high street shopping. On any given day, auctions can include stunning gemstones, much sort after Hermès Birkins or Chanel Flap Bags, watches from brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Chopard and artworks from Andy Warhol and David Hockney, to the more traditional John Constable.

Chiswick Auctions world class team of specialists are available to offer free and confidential valuations on any items you may wish to sell at auction or guide you through the buying process.

www.chiswickauctions.co.uk
@chiswick_auctions

Need a helping hand with Halloween?

October brings a crisp and slightly chilly air….skeletons and witches are everywhere! Halloween is looming and I hope you’ve got your pumpkins ready. How about sending some Halloween brownies to your nearest and dearest? Just call upon The Sweet Reason Company. They also do corporate branding on their sweet treats.

Your next thought is ‘sun, snow and slopes’. It’s time to book that ski holiday. Get in early and snap up the best deals and most glorious chalets. ALS Ski will cater to all your requirements and put together the most perfect and bespoke break in the mountains.

The kids are already enjoying half term, but how about giving them a little extra help whilst they’re off, to get ahead of the game and gain that much needed confidence in class when they’re back? Bright Light Education are based in West London, with tutors that come to you.

How about building a home office, study or playroom in the garden for you and the kids to use, or a gym to help you get in tip top shape in the lead up to the party season! Trew Turner specialise in just this. They also just love timber, so why not order a bespoke garden table or tree house whilst you’re at it?!

Need to give your whole house a bit of a facelift? Feel like brightening things up to lift your spirits through those dark winter evenings? Portland Decorating and Design can come and revive your living space to the highest standard.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

Portland are a fantastic ‘final finishes’ company, specialising in all types of painting and decorating, flooring and wall hanging. Based in their Chelsea office, they offer a very personal and bespoke service to clients; from quoting the works, through to completion. They work for agents including Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker and D&G, Interior Designers, Property Managers and Private Clients.
They are also able to facilitate minor building works and offer various types of project management services tailored specifically for the project.

Portland Decorating and Design are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off their project upon quoting YNAPA at booking.

http://portlanddecorating.co.uk/
@portland_decorating_and_design

Trew Turner are a carpentry and building firm that specialise in bespoke Garden Studios, creating made-to-measure designs for a clients’ space. With the increasing demand to work more from home, Trew Turner create a one-off space – often with an unusual footprint – to maximise the potential. Whether the customer wants somewhere for the children to hide away, to work out in a gym, record music or work from home, their studios suit all those needs.

All builds have a high-end finish with full electrics and insulation. They are made off-site, efficiently in the workshop which reduces costs and time on site. Clients choose every detail from exterior finish, to floors, internal walls and windows.

Trew Turner are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 5% off their project. Please quote YNAPA when booking.

http://www.trewturner.co.uk/
@trew.turner

Bright Light Education is a private tutoring business in London. They offer tutoring services to primary school children of all ages. Tuition is available for KS1 and KS2 children including those taking an 11+ examination. They offer creative writing courses, handwriting courses, home-schooling and much more! Children can be tutored on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.

Bright Light are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 20% off any creative writing course, based in Putney. Just mention YNAPA on booking.

https://brightlighteducation.co.uk/
@brightlighteducation

It’s nearly time to escape to the snow – book your chalet with ALS Ski!
ALS Ski are here to help with everything you need for your chalet holiday this winter.
The weather’s turning and winter’s approaching – we can’t help but count down the seconds until we can ski! Now is the perfect time to secure your chalet for this winter and ALS Ski are here to help with everything you need for your perfect escape to the mountains.
ALS Ski is a travel & concierge company exclusively for skiing. They fulfil ski requests, however diverse, around the globe and specialise in organising ski holidays and events. They aim to create extraordinary experiences in the mountains, throughout the alps and beyond.

ALS Ski are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off selected Christmas and New Year chalets, if booked by the end of October, with code: YNAPASKI10

https://www.als-ski.com/
@als.ski

The Sweet Reason Company is a luxury gift company who specialise in handmade artisan treats. Their goal is to combine gourmet products and flavours to create a gift we all want to receive. They specialise in brownies, afternoon tea, biscuits, meringues & baking mix jars covering normal, gluten free and vegan preferences. Their gifts can be sent for any occasion, are personalised and can be branded, perfect for corporate events, Christmas gifts and marketing campaigns… it is all part of The Sweet Reason experience..

The Sweet Reason Company are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off your project if you quote YNAPA on booking.

www.thesweetreasoncompany.co.uk
@sweetreasonco

 

Hello Autumn!

September is already upon us. Instead of mourning the loss of the summer, let’s make crisp and colourful Autumn something to look forward to.
Firstly, why not treat yourself to a delicious meal and cocktails at Notting Hill’s latest new offering, Haya. Drop us a line and we’ll book you the perfect table. Haya is a glorious new Mediterranean restaurant, taking influences from Tel Aviv.
Now you are back from soaking up the sun, what better time to think about refreshing your home and bringing those exotic and colourful vibes back with you. Maya Glass Studio can do just that. Maya’s stunning stained glass window designs are something to behold and incredibly unique. Get in touch if you’d like her to work her magic in your home. Alternatively, try your own hand at her upcoming workshop and create your own.

Whilst you’re revamping your home, Melissa LaFave’s creations cannot be missed. Her vibrant and stylish glass lamps and trays add a vivid touch of colour and class to any surroundings. Her trays are also the perfectly stylish gift anyone would love to receive.

Fancy awakening your senses and treating your taste buds? Try some French madeleines like you’ve never tried them before. How about goat cheese, walnut and lemon zest? Yes, SAVOURY madeleines, as well as deliciously sweet. Perfect as a gift, or how about a tea party, baby shower or pop up event.

Perhaps you’ve finally returned from your travels and realised London is no longer the place for you?! We work with a superstar bespoke company who will sort your move abroad from start to finish.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

This September, HAYA, the neighbourhood Mediterranean restaurant taking influences from Tel Aviv will open its doors in the heart of Notting Hill. Inspired by founder Victoria Paltina’s visits to the Israeli city, HAYA is born of the lively, spirited culture she found there and will be open all day, with a focus on simple Mediterranean sharing plates and nutritious, seasonal ingredients.

HAYA will act as an all-day restaurant for the colourful West London neighbourhood, opening its doors early to welcome residents, and visitors alike. Daytimes at HAYA will take their cue from the informality of Mediterranean dining culture, while the menu is inspired by Head Chef Oren King’s Tel Aviv background. On weekends, HAYA will open for brunch with dishes including shakshuka, and fried polenta cakes topped with shaved parmesan and fried quail eggs.

www.haya.london
@haya.ldn

MAYA GLASS STUDIO

Maya has a master’s degree in Product Design, from Sarajevo Academy of Art and Design. She subsequently studied stained glass techniques and before opening her own studio, worked at the studio of celebrated glass artist Danny Lane, helping to create a glass staircase in the Glass gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
With more than a decade of experience, working for a wide range of clients, Maya has the ability to deliver projects at the largest scale and with the greatest creativity.
She combines contemporary design ideas and the latest technology, with traditional stained glass techniques.

Stained Glass for Beginners Course
(make a hanging window panel)

Maya Glass Studio are opening their studio for stained glass classes, level 1.

This includes two full days with Debbie Sandersley and Maya Stanic. Please contact YNAPA or Maya directly for more information.

Maya Glass Studio are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off your project if you quote YNAPA on booking.

www.mayaglassstudio.co.uk
@mayaglassstudio

Melissa LaFave is a decorative artist based in London. She has recently launched her company Melissa LaFave London, creating artisanal glass trays and lamps. Each item is hand painted and finished by Melissa in her studio. She illustrates many of the designs herself and uses a decoupage method to merge contemporary design with a classic artistic technique.

Each tray is signed by Melissa and finished with an 18kt gold edging. She is also able to inscribe the back of each one, making it a unique, personalised gift for anyone who has an eye for stylish interiors and enjoys a pop of colour.

Melissa’s website will be launching 1st October and she is offering YNAPA newsletter readers 15% off your entire order with discount code: YNAPA15

www.melissalafavelondon.com
@melissalafavelondon

 

BISOU les Madeleines is an exciting young and dynamic bakery that’s specialised in the famous French fine cakes, called madeleines. They are revolutionising the humble madeleine by recreating it in various sweet and savoury flavours. They aim to offer high-quality products (they only use natural ingredients in their recipes) with great design. They are proud to be the first fine bakery shipping UK-wide!
They sell through their website and popups, and they cater for any occasion!

Bisou Les Madeleines is offering YNAPA newsletter readers 15% off your entire order with discount code: BISOU15

www.bisoulesmadeleines.com
@bisoulesmadeleines

Bespoke Moving Solutions are a London-based company working worldwide, with over 30 years’ experience of UK & international relocations. They are committed to providing individually tailored move management to private individuals, families and corporations. They strive to always provide the highest levels of Bespoke service and customer satisfaction. Their services help take the stress out of moving home and international logistics. They are experienced, customer-focussed professionals who consistently make significant differences to their clients’ lives. Whether you are moving home within the UK, to or from the UK, or simply adding to your property portfolio, they can help with taking the stress out of your relocation and logistics requirements.

www.bespokemoving.com

We’ve Reached the Summer Halfway Point!

We now find ourselves slap bang in the middle of summer. It’s already August and time is going way too quickly. Grab yourself a ‘hard tonic’ from Percival and make sure you take time to stop, think, breathe, appreciate and make the most of the long balmy nights, the bright blue sunny skies and the striking sunsets.

Perhaps your little ones are growing up faster than the summer is passing? Why not get a beautiful portrait done to remember those fleeting moments?

Want to get away but have a pile of office admin and tasks that still need doing? Remember….just leave it with us so you can go and enjoy yourself.

For those gentlemen who can’t get away but want to relax, unwind and pamper themselves, take a trip to Gentleman’s Tonic in Mayfair and leave feeling like a new man.

Or just treat yourself to dinner and drinks at Notting Hill’s most popular new venue, Gold.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

Gentlemen’s Tonic is an international and award-winning luxury spa, grooming and hair concept proudly founded in the heart of Mayfair, London in 2004. Since their launch, they have become synonymous with style and luxury and delivering a high quality service to a worldly and discerning client base.

Their philosophy is simple – they endeavour to provide the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life, providing treatments and products that revive, invigorate and promote wellbeing. Highly trained, friendly and professional staff deliver a truly unique experience in an environment that is both private and personal. Marrying traditional services with modern techniques, Gentlemen’s Tonic delivers bespoke treatments that meet their client’s very specific needs.

They are also a pioneer in both retail and professional products offering an award-winning selection of grooming products, as well as the most scientifically advanced anti-ageing cosmeceutical range ever developed. Their professional products are already used by many of the world’s most recognised and luxurious five-star and boutique hotels and spas.

Gentlemen’s Tonic is offering YNAPA newsletter readers 20% off your service/treatment by quoting ‘You Need A PA’ when you book.

www.gentlemenstonic.co.uk
@gentlemenstonic

Ode à la Rose design bouquets the French way, with elegance and according to the seasons. Their passionate artisans create them every day in their New York City and Chicago ateliers, using the most luscious flowers from eco-friendly farms. They believe that expressing your feelings with flowers is a personal affair, and they go above and beyond to create a unique experience every time. They hand deliver each bouquet in their exclusive and chic packaging, with stems in water to maintain absolute freshness from their ateliers to the final destination.
Ode à la Rose are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 20% off their entire order with discount code: YOUNEEDFLOWERS

www.odealarose.com
@odealarose

 

Percival & Co. is a new drinks brand which makes lightly alcoholic drinks called ‘Hard Tonics’.

These are botanically infused with flavours from the British hedgerow, low in sugar + calories, gluten free, vegan friendly and made from 100% natural ingredients.

The company was set up by Lucy Warhurst who, after years of working and playing hard, yearned for something refreshing and reinvigorating to drink, but without the high ABV, sugar and calorie content of the usual alcoholic drinks on offer.

“I set to work on creating delicious, lightly alcoholic drinks, to fill this gap. Growing up on a farm where we had always made elderflower cordial, the hedgerows seemed like the right place to start. My first experiments were delicious but hazardous, with explosions galore.”

The drinks are now perfected, and the result is Percival & Co’s’ ‘Hard Tonics’- a range of botanical infusions which have by design – less alcohol, less sugar and fewer calories for an elegant and distinctively British drink without compromise.

www.percivalandco.com
@percivalandco

Gold, a new neighbourhood modern European restaurant and late night bar, has recently opened on the site of the renowned Portobello Gold public house in the heart of Portobello, Notting Hill.
Inspired by the area’s unique cultural mix of artists, designers and musicians, Gold’s approach to dining reflects the discerning, cosmopolitan spirit of contemporary west London. The restaurant is spearheaded by a team of local industry all-stars, including Head Chef Theo Hill (The River Café) and Front of House team Alex Ghalleb (Pizza East) and Arez Akgundogdu (Soho House). The menu exudes colour, taste and modern freshness, and focuses on produce-led sharing plates and minimal-process cooking in wood ovens or over open flame.https://goldnottinghill.com/
@goldnottinghill

Fine Art Commissions is Europe’s leading portrait agency, specialising in portrait commissions, but also organising bespoke works of art. Representing over 30 carefully selected portrait artists, they assist and offer guidance from the first discussion right through to completion, charging exactly the same price as if you were to go directly to the artist. Being are able to offer expertise and in-depth knowledge, to ensure that everyone is happy with the process and the final result, FAC are the place to go to commission a portrait of sitters of all ages.

www.fineartcommissions.com
@fineartcommissions

☀ You Need A PA – Getting ready for the summer ahead☀

The sun has finally got his hat on!

We hope you’ve all been enjoying the toasty weather we all very much deserve, after a somewhat slow start. Whilst summer is very much about sunbathing, sea and sangria, we still need to think about the boring organisational side of things. Who is going to plan your sizzling soirée? We have the answer…and the entertainment sorted. Need some cool or crazy props? No problem. Need to buy a house in London? Get some invaluable insider advice and get ahead whilst the others are away! Need to organise those bank statements, insurance claims, travel documents? Go ‘Undercover’ and dress them up in colourful leather… Don’t have time for doing laundry or ironing? Book someone to come and collect it. Want to keep your home looking slick and stylish and disguise the kiddie chaos? We know where to find those simple yet elegant touches.

Check out our recommendations and exclusive YNAPA discounts below, to get your summer sorted.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

 

GSP Events quickly established itself as a market-leading boutique events agency, gaining an outstanding reputation.

GSP Events provide services to the corporate, film, charity and luxury market sectors and also focus on their private and wedding clients internationally. From perfectly produced fundraising events, large scale film premiere productions, creative corporate events and intimate private parties, to memorable weddings worldwide, each event is created to achieve maximum impact and is bespoke to every client.

GSP are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 2.5% off their management fee until December 2019 with discount code: GSPJune

www.gsp-uk.com
@gspltd

Amanda Bastin is an independent residential property finder specialising in property acquisition, buy-to-let investments, rental search and relocation services.

With over 25 years’ experience working as an agent in Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and Holland Park she has gained extensive knowledge of the property market in Prime Central London. Amanda Bastin Property was launched in January 2017 to source and secure properties for private clients, offering her professional and trusted advice and an exceptional level of service to exceed expectations.

Searching for the perfect property in a competitive marketplace can be an overwhelming, time consuming and stressful experience. Amanda’s aim is to make the process as enjoyable and effective as possible whilst delivering results her clients are looking for. She offers as personal tailor-made service and understanding her clients’ needs and future requirements is imperative.

With her extensive network of contacts, she thoroughly searches the market place and is often made aware of off-market properties which allows her clients to view properties before they reach the open market. Once a suitable property has been found she works closely with her client offering her professional advice and oversees each transaction to secure the best property at the best price.

Communication, discretion and professionalism are important for her to build long term relationships and her business has developed from referrals and extremely happy and satisfied clients.

www.amandabastinproperty.co.uk
@amandabastinproperty

 

The Undercover team live for leather, and they’ve been livening up the world of leather accessories for over twenty years. They started out with hand-made notebooks and that’s where the name Undercover comes from. It’s an enduring passion for leather and a commitment to creativity that has driven them to bring to life the vivacious collection we see today.

Their collection features leather notebooks, bags, purses and photo albums. They can even do bibles, diaries and backgammon. More than anything they love the devilish and daring colours that they bless their leathers with: sultry oranges, tropical yellows and shocking pinks. All their goods are handcrafted by handpicked artisans in lovable old Britain.

They also offer a bespoke service. So if you want to add a little dash of you to the proceedings, all their beautifully bespoke accessories can be customized and adapted to your whims using their handy friendly online design tool. Whether you have a corporate enquiry or a unique personal project, they always look forward to helping you.

UNDERCOVER LEATHER is offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off their entire order until the end of July with discount code: NEEDPA10

www.undercoveruk.com
@undercover_uk

 

Ihateironing is an award-winning company, connecting you to the very best dry cleaners in your area. On-demand dry cleaning and laundry provides you with the utmost convenience, alongside immaculate cleaning and unparalleled customer care, all at the touch of a button.

Just let us know when and where to meet you, and we will provide the service you and your clothes deserve. Whether that be everyday dry cleaning and laundry, or alterations and repairs on specialist items, we are here to remove that unnecessary stress from your life so that you never have to worry about laundry again.

www.ihateironing.com
@ihateironing

 

 

Corporate Entertainment Professionals are a group of dedicated lovers of all things fun and fancy!

They provide bespoke entertainment services for every kind of party, event, shindig, soiree or hootenanny you could possibly imagine. Since they were founded in 2009, versatility has been one of their primary aims. They proudly boast one of the most diverse range of performers and acts in the sector, their newest act being their Flower ladies, seen above.

They also have a large array of props for hire, for a wide range of events.

Contact the team today for more information.

www.corporateentertainmentprofessionals.co.uk
@corporateentertainmentp

 

Oskoe’s goal – stylish family living.

Oskoe set out to bring together a range of nursery furniture, bedding and baby equipment that belongs in stylish family homes.

They believe in calmingly minimal design; clean and simple products that are lovely to live with.
Their top priority is to source items that are well designed and make good use of natural materials, informed by the idea that often less is more.

Inspired as new parents with a recently renovated house, they realised that their baby and her things were a major addition to their home, as well as their family.

Oskoe’s mission is to make family living entirely compatible with stylish living.

www.oskoe.com
@oskoeliving

 

 

 

Getting You And Your Family Ready For The Summer Ahead..

Finally, after a somewhat slow start, summer is creeping up on us. The air is feeling warmer and the sun is starting to shine…how is it almost June already!?

Suddenly we have festivals, garden parties, holidays and sporting events upon us; we need to look our best and make sure these are all firmly in our diaries. That’s where we can help you. From sorting invites, organising transport or sourcing the perfect hat, to booking an emergency blow dry at your home, let us make things run smoothly for you.

Perhaps you are going away and need your beloved pet looked after in your own home, by someone trustworthy? Let us know and we will get it sorted.

Maybe you’re gathering a group of friends for an epic weekend at Wilderness or day out at Ascot? Let us know and we’ll organise transport and make sure you ride home in comfort.

Need a last minute escape but not sure where to go? We will give you some enticing options.

Even the small things like checking you in for your flights; nothing is too big or too small, so just drop us a line.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Polly and The Team x x

London’s leading editorial and celebrity beauty concierge service, Beautii offers the best make-up artists, hairdressers, manicurists and beauty experts straight to your home, office, hotel, wedding or event.

Why go to a makeup counter or blow-dry bar when it can come to you? From bouncy blow dries and glamorous up-dos, to natural or special occasion makeup, contouring, or the latest nail trends; the highly skilled artists will achieve any desired look using a kit stocked with premium skincare, haircare and luxury makeup for an A- list worthy, flawless finish.

The carefully selected team of hair and makeup artists have been personally vetted and selected by industry insiders and experts at its sister company and leading editorial agency Carol Hayes Management and work regularly on photo shoots, Fashion Week, red carpet events and with London’s top hotels and luxury fashion brands.

Beautii are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off your entire order with discount code: youneedapa10
https://beautii.co/
@beautii.co

 

XECO Wines is a contemporary dry sherry brand crafted by three friends, Polly, Beanie and Alexa.   Their years of combined experience in various aspects of the wine trade led them to found XECO in a bid to encourage more to drink and enjoy sherry.

XECO offers two beautiful expressions. XECO Fino is refreshingly zesty and dry, boasting extremely low sugar content. Enjoy it straight up, ice cold, as an alternative aperitif. Alternatively, mix it with tonic water and a dash of Pink Grapefruit syrup to create a tasty spritz, move over Aperol.

For a sumptuous, nutty and richer style, XECO Amontillado is the perfect accompaniment with cold meats and saltier foods.

XECO are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 25% off your entire order with discount code: XECO25

www.xecowines.com
@xecowines

 

Discover the hot British bridesmaid brand, Maids to Measure. Dresses that range from classic to contemporary and everything in between, for the discerning bride and her maids, who want choice without compromise.

Pop in to their Chelsea boutique or for the ultimate bridesmaid experience make an appointment with a stylist and browse with bubbles!

Maids To Measure are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 15% off your entire order with discount code: MtoM15

www.maidstomeasure.com
@maidstomeasure

Dr Tamsin Hayward aka ‘The Wrinkle Doctor’ is a practising GP & Cosmetic Doctor operating from her clinic in Fulham. She specialises in botox & filler injectables and also treats all manner of bumps & blemishes as well as spider veins on the legs and broken veins on the face. Tamsin is renowned for taking time with each client, her gentle injection technique & and achieving natural results.

The Wrinkle Doctor is offering YNAPA newsletter readers 20% off your first cosmetic injectables treatment if you mention YNAPA on booking.

Please note this is not to be used in conjunction with any offer introductory offer.

www.thewrinkledoctor.co.uk

Maria Mekhael is a freelance designer and illustrator who specialises in bespoke event stationary, (including formal invitations, orders of service, maps, menu design and illustrated websites).  She works closely from start to finish with clients to understand the creative style required and capture unique elements of an event and theme.

Perfect if you are looking for custom-made stationary for an upcoming sizzling summer celebration, or need a special gift (she also takes on a small number of personal commissions, e.g. Nursery Art & Notecards).

Maria Mekhael Design is offering YNAPA newsletter readers 20% off your entire order with discount code: #YNAPA20

www.mariamekhaeldesign.com
@maria.mekhael.design

 

It’s amazing how much pain women can bear in the name of fashion. We’ve all crammed our feet into pumps that threaten to turn our toes into mulch, all the time convincing ourselves the shoes just need to be “broken in”. It’s like the fairy tale all over again, the step-sister refusing to accept the shoe doesn’t fit.

Except it does at Sante + Wade. Here every woman is Cinderella and everyone is invited to the ball!

The brand was created to challenge the perceptions that tall women shouldn’t wear heels, or that wider fitting shoes couldn’t look feminine. Their premium collection is all about inclusivity, targeting women who have found it almost impossible to find design-led shoes to fit their lifestyle. The styles are for every occasion, with a lively mix of colours, textures and prints. Lovingly designed in London and made in Portugal, they guarantee comfort without compromising style.

Sante + Wade are offering YNAPA newsletter readers 15% off your entire order if you register on their website

www.santewade.com

 

London’s brightest new millinery star, Camilla Rose, specialises in beautiful, sculptural handmade hats and headpieces for every occasion. Founder and creative director Camilla Robertson, designs and hand crafts her striking hats and headpieces from her studio in Fulham. Camilla’s knowledge of textiles and interior design are predominant in her work, in which she explores architectural shapes, forms and textures.  Alongside her seasonal collections, which can be customised, Camilla also offers bespoke commissions, bridal headpieces and has a range of her hats exclusively for hire.

Camilla Rose Millinery is offering YNAPA newsletter readers 10% off your entire order (for purchases only, not available against hire) with discount code: YOUNEEDAPA10

www.camillarose.co.uk
@camillarosemillinery

Contact Polly

Whether it's booking urgent flights or organising your house move, Polly and her team are at hand to help. With many years of experience dealing with daily problems from the little to large, Polly has the answer and, being a pay as you go service, you only pay for problems solved.