Nicky Summer, founder of Nicky Summer Bougie, started her career as a calendar and advertising model, most notably working on campaigns with photographer Patrick, Lord Lichfield, first at a chateau on La Seine in France, then from his photographic studios in Holland Park, London. Appearances in commercials and a 007 movie (filmed at Chateau Chantilly just outside Paris) followed, plus campaigns for cosmetic houses L’Oreal, Lancôme and royal jeweller Mappin & Webb.
Contacts made in modelling, film and television laid the foundation for another career in launch event design which saw Nicky’s own company (at that time Nicky & Co.) designing and staging events for M/Y ‘Savarona’ in Istanbul, Valentino, Northacre plc, Champagne Krug and Alain Ducasse. In 2000, Nicky launched her event accessories product line from her boutique in South Kensington, London, leading to a home decor collection that evolved into a full scale interiors service and UHNW refurbishment projects for notable friends, boutique property developers and the private clients of top agents including Savills, Hamptons, Knight Frank and Sotheby’s International. A further showroom located at 54 Pont Street, Knightsbridge, formed the base for the launch of own label clothing, bed and bath linen plus silverware and is where the first of the annual City & Beach Lifestyle Awards was organised from. Over the years, Nicky’s events and interiors projects have taken her around the world and she has variously lived in Malibu, San Francisco, Istanbul, Bali, London, Paris and the South of France. In May 2014, Nicky launched the online lifestyle magazine CITY & BEACH LIFESTYLE reviewing luxury hotels and profiling her own projects alongside those of others in the events and interiors arena.
The current collection of bougie, created with luxury destinations in mind, expands on Nicky’s first series launched 21 years ago. To celebrate the Anniversary of that very first range, we present here twelve 100% natural (including the biodegradable packaging) handcrafted luxury candles that capture the colours, scents and ambience of different global destinations including Bali, Positano, St Paul de Vence, Barcelona, Malibu, Venezia and various locations around Paris…
SCENTED CANDLES: www.nickysummerbougie.com