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The Devon­shire Club (above)— a new pri­vate mem­bers’ club ca­ter­ing to City work­ers—has opened its doors in Lon­don. Tucked away in a dis­creet square, a stone’s throw from Liver­pool Street sta­tion—and man­aged by Brian Cli­vaz, of L’es­car­got in Soho—the 19th-cen­tury Re­gency ware­house boasts 68 lux­ury bed­rooms and suites, a brasserie, a Cham­pagne bar, a pri­vate gym and a spa. Founder mem­ber­ship, £2,400 per year or £24,000 for a 10-year Deben­ture mem­ber­ship (020–3750 4545; www.devon­shire.club) RP Lux­ury yacht man­u­fac­turer Sun­seeker, Bond Street jew­eller Boo­dles and The Royal Berk­shire Shoot­ing School have come to­gether to pro­duce the ul­ti­mate clay-shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tion. Prizes in­clude a sev­en­day yacht char­ter around the Côte D’azur for eight guests, Boo­dles jew­ellery (each piece worth about £80,000) and a shoot din­ner cour­tesy of Berry Bros & Rudd, worth £10,000. The Sun­seeker Boo­dles Cup opens on Oc­to­ber 1 un­til Jan­uary 28, 2017 —en­trants must first qual­ify for one of 20 places and, at the fi­nal, shoot at least 23 of 25 birds. En­try £50, in­clud­ing 50 warm-up clays, plus two at­tempts at the se­quence (01491 672900; www.rbss.co.uk)

Back to the draw­ing board

Bri­tish de­sign com­pany Lin­ley has col­lab­o­rated with Win­sor and New­ton to cre­ate four art sets and this beau­ti­ful, hand­crafted Wa­ter­colour Com­pendium, made from rip­ple sy­camore ve­neer bleached to mimic a primed canvas. At £12,500, it’s sure to make a rather nice talk­ing point. Avail­able on­line and in stores from Septem­ber (020–7730 7300; www.davidlin­ley.com) Premier gun­slip, 32in, £189, in­clud­ing bespoke mono­gram­ming ser­vice, Teales (07867 973339; www.teales. co.uk)

Lugano amethyst, moon­stone ear­rings in 9ct gold, £220, Auree (020– 79935548; www. au­ree­jew­ellery.com)

Her­mès Galop par­fum, £183, re­fill­able 50ml (www. her­mes.com)

IWC has launched the Pi­lot’s Watch Spit­fire Chrono­graph Edi­tion ‘BFI Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val 2016’, £7,950. The fes­ti­val runs from Oc­to­ber 5 to 16 (020– 3618 3900; www.iwc.com)

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