Autumn issue

Welcome to the autumn edition of Opulence, a celebration of our inspiring, creative capital.

Our cover is the perfect place to start: Tall Grass is just one of the spectacular works in Alicia Savage’s ‘Destinations’, an ongoing series of conceptual self-portraits exploring themes around solo travel. The series is available at the Arusha Gallery.

Also on display at Arusha is a new collection from the studio of Helen Flockhart. Inspired by the life and legend of Mary, Queen of Scots, the exhibition ‘Linger Awhile’ offers an intriguing new perspective on an historic Scottish icon.


Looking ahead, we're exploring the capital’s culture of entrepreneurship.

We're telling the story of three different businesses, introducing you their owners and, hopefully, inspiring the next generation of start-ups.

For freelancers, we’re sharing a few of our favourite places to work – the sort of places where laptops and lattes go hand in hand. Here at Opulence, we know how important it is to find a ‘safe space’ with strong wifi and stronger coffee.

If you’re looking for dinner with a difference, we have a selection to keep adventurous eaters busy for months: a restaurant with just ten seats, dinner in the dark and a mezze feast with strangers, to name but a few. Plate Expectations tells us her top 10 experiences.

To help you keep on trend this autumn/winter, WearWhatWorks reminds us to be bold with our officewear: wear print, block colour and accessorise with a statement. Meanwhile, style queen Alison McDougal shares the impact clothes can have on our confidence and ultimately the success of our day.

We hope you enjoy it. From all of us at Opulence, have an awesome autumn.

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