Public relations executive
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. 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 British 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 … A skinny Dunhill suit
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 … Pimms — a British classic.
Favorite destination … The Seychelles
The best meal I’ve ever had … Honey Roast Sladedown Duck at Moor Hall Restaurant. Mark Birchall is a good friend and a master chef. Liver and truffle is the best food sex you’ll ever have.
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 … “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill was genius.
Best thing to do on a rainy Saturday night … Turn off my phone
I most often dream about … Turning down Kate Middleton at Annabelle’s. The ‘what could have been’ haunts me.
My guiltiest guilty pleasure is … My expense account