Roll Like Charles – From Dusk to Dawn

Last month, we were back in Porto Cervo at the Rolls Royce Studio, hosting events to showcase the launch of two new RR models: the Wraith Dusk - silver with fetching purple ostrich skin interior and the Emerald Dawn – homage to Costa Smeralda of course.

Tim Everest had designed two outfits to pair with the cars and a third, a bold-checked silk/linen blend three-piece that referenced both cars for me to host in.

I’ll write a full report of Porto Cervo for How To Spend It at some point as it was the culmination of a series of events with Rolls Royce that celebrated not only new cars but also the exciting and tragically truncated life of Charles Rolls.

In the meantime few pictures from the various events are below – and for the Spanish speakers amongst you – ABC ran a story on the Studio in which both Tim and I feature.

[caption id="attachment_4442" align="alignnone" width="800"]RR16_blog1 Dusk at Porto Cervo Marina, Dawn on the Rolls Royce Studio forecourt.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4443" align="alignnone" width="800"]RR16_blog2 Mixing the Aviation Cocktail with Fishers Gin and Creme de Violette (plus freshly squeezed Costa Smerelda lemon juice!) - a tribute to the Wright Brothers and Charles Rolls’ passion for flying.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4444" align="alignnone" width="800"]RR16_blog3 Interior of the Wraith Dusk.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4445" align="alignnone" width="800"]RR16_blog4 #RollLikeCharles #FromDusk’tilDawn Le Pontet large format (dummy bottle sadly!), Jonathan Maltus by Johann Berglund and The Silver Ghost Club parked up outside Chateau Teyssier.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4450" align="alignnone" width="530"]RR16_blog9 Rolls Royce Emerald Dawn, silk/linen Timothy Everest bespoke three-piece and a Fishers Aviation[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4451" align="alignnone" width="707"]RR16_blog10 #WinesforCruising Armand de Brignac rosé magnum. Well, why not.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4448" align="alignnone" width="800"]RR16_blog7 #WinesforCruising - demonstrating the correct technique for pouring a beautiful chilled Pinot on deck with a brisk onshore breeze.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4449" align="alignnone" width="800"]RR16_blog8 #WinesforCruising - another outrageous celebrity anecdote from Tim Everest![/caption]