August 9, 2019 Polly Hadden-Paton

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.


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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