Morgan Matthews is a public relations executive with extensive experience in luxury, corporate and political communications. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he began his career as a junior communications associate to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He then went into the private sector, consulting for major brands and investors, including private enterprise projects for Prince al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia and the Wertheimer family, whose assets include the luxury brand Chanel. Now Chief of Client Services at 360bespoke, Matthews is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company and its current portfolio. A London native, he attended Eton before Cambridge University, where he majored in French literature.
My definition of heaven is … A day without 1,000 emails
One thing I never leave home without is … My British accent
First thing I do in the morning is … Make sense of the 1,000 emails from the previous day
Favorite travel accessory is …. My tolerance for unlimited liquor on overnight flights
My personal style is … British natty
Favorite designer is … Thom Browne
What I wore today was … It was cold and rainy so a Tom Ford turtleneck and Dunhill overcoat.
Favorite song … “Wild Horses” by the Stones
Ski or après ski? Apres, duh. If you had my in-box you’d be drinking too
Favorite scent and the memory it triggers … Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterranean “Mandorlo di Sicilia” fragrance. It reminds me of the Hotel du Cap
Favorite drink … Bombay Sapphire martini with two olives
Favorite destination … The Four Seasons Bora Bora
The best meal I’ve ever had … Dinner by Heston Blumenthal inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Knightsbridge in London
When I go to a five star hotel, the first thing(s) I do is … Check out the bar. If it’s not cool, leave. Nothing worse than a boring bar
Personal motto … “It’s better to light one candle than curse the darkness.”
Last book I read … Who has time for that?
My favorite movie quote … “Have fun storming the castle” You can never go wrong the The Princess Bridge
Best thing to do on a rainy Saturday night … Turn off my phone
I most often dream about ... Once declining an invitation to the Met Gala
My guiltiest guilty pleasure is … My expense account