Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I do hope you are well and I very much look forward to seeing you again in 2013.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Peace, love, health, wealth and happiness.

Yours ever,


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Monday, October 15, 2012

October, November & December 2012

Facebook Twitter More... The leaves are starting to change colours, autumn is upon us and with it the prospect of Christmas (let me know if you need help with your party). 

It is getting colder so wrap up warm and live healthily.  I'd like to introduce you to Kyäni, a health product made with natural ingredients from Alaska providing you with a combination of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and more, if you would like to know about it, come to a presentation and have a taste, this happens every Tuesdays in Chelsea. Please ask me for an invitation.

September was rather quiet in London, it seems that post Olympics, not many people wanted to go out, however I manage to award a price for the Arts Club Charitable Trust at the Mall Galleries for an excellent print made by Julia Gallego, heard Gareth Thomas about his struggle with coming out in the world of rugby, seen Thomas Houseago's great sculpture at Hauser Wirth in Savile Row, was invited for dinner at the Waldorf Hilton by a dear friend, met another one on the Terrace of the House of Lords, seen Julia Hamilton's work in her MA Fine Arts show, drunk Champagne at St Pancras courtesy of Q Hotel, seen Ilia Petrovic's 'Silent Dreams' exhibition a the Alpha Gallery, went to Global Pursuit at the Grosvenor House, seen 100% design, attended the private view of Neil Canning at the ING head office, had a great dinner at the Eccentric Club with a lot of friends, discovered Bel Canto restaurant on the edge of Hyde Park where all most of the waiting staff are opera singers, went to Internations at the Roof Garden and drunk the most expensive glass of Chardonnay at the Corinthia Hotel...

October started, we had a very successful exhibition at the New Cavendish Club at the beginning of October called Kaleidoscope as all artists were of different nationalities, media and style and this included me... I went to the launch of the Beaufort House Club, had a haircut by Sergio Gianasso in St Martin's Lane (let me know what you think about it when we see each others), seen Philip Firsov's exhibition in Warren Street & Gerry Fox's  at the Gallery Eleven on Eccleston Street, I went to the launch of Kyani in London see above and went back to Bel Canto to sample the delights (both culinary and auditory), I also had the honour to attend the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's Award Ceremony at the Science Museum in His Presence and the launch of a book in a Tattoo Parlour where people were in various state of dress and undress...

I would like to invite you to visit my website and look under current events but also please feel free to browse through and give me feedback.

Click on the highlighted title to RSVP and more info: 

Ø    Wednesday   17th October              The GPN & The Network Dinner at The Kensington Hotel

Ø    Tuesday         13th November         Le Cercle Francophone and Les Belges de Londres      at The Kensington Hotel 

Ø    Thursday       15th November         The GPN at Alpha Gallery in Cork Street 

Ø    Saturday        24th November          The 10th Cossack Ball at the Polish Hearth Club

No planned events for December unless you want me to organise yours...

Please join these Networks to meet and interact with each others:  The Network  & GPN 

I very much look forward to seeing you at these events!

Yours ever,



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

September's Event and Newsletter

Hello everyone, 
I do hope that you enjoyed your holidays and the Olympic Games! September is upon us and with this, school run, back to work and more opportunities to meet people and get to really know them. The numbers of opportunities that I can offer you are now 10 this month. 

Some events are at Pause in the City of London, others are at the Chesterfield Mayfair, more are in the Kensington Hotel and another at The Penthouse in Leicester Square.

In August, I was invited to view the Olympic Park and was interviewed by the Belgian Radio prompting a long lost cousin to email me (thank you Google!)  I went to the Hippodrome re-launch in Leicester Square met a few very nice people along the way. With the Eccentric Club, we were interviewed by NBC and this was actually quite jolly see this here. I attended a fashion show with fashion TV at Embassy Mayfair, met an accountant that actually save you money when you buy your next house, seen my specialist who gave me clean bill of health at last, nearly sold a Banksy to a collector abroad, attended the Vienna swimmers Olympic party, met a rather nice French author who lives in Brussels and writes in English, and possibly more.

Here is the list for September, click on the title to RSVP and more info and on the Venue for a link to their website:
Ø    Tuesday         11th September         Le Cercle Francophone       at Pause
Ø    Wednesday   12th September         GPN Dinner             at Chesterfield Mayfair
Ø    Thursday       13th September         Ladies who lunch at  Chesterfield Mayfair
Ø    Tuesday         18th September         The Network Dinner at Chesterfield Mayfair
Ø    Wednesday  19th September         Les Belges de Londres at the Penthouse
Ø    Thursday       20th September         The GPN at Pause in the City of London
Ø    Monday         24th September         The Network at the Kensington Hotel
Ø    Tuesday         25th September         The Eastern Society at Chesterfield Mayfair
Ø    Wednesday   26th September         The Chinese Connection at Chesterfield
Ø    Thursday       27th September         The Middle East Circle at Chesterfield

Please join these Networks to meet and interact with each other:  The Network  & GPN
I very much look forward to seeing you at these events!

Yours ever,


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Monday, July 23, 2012

Do you know Pause? Well, if you don’t, in August, I’ll give you some reasons to go and discover that venue!

On July 3rd, we went to the roof of the Grange Hotel to celebrate the relaunching of the magazine Pride Life. Nice people, nice cocktails and a nice atmosphere were at the rendez-vous.
Le Cercle Francophone, The Network, and The Network Dinner were held at The Penthouse. If you need a venue in Central London that combines beautiful cocktails, a stunning view and tasty dishes, then you have to go there.
We went to the World Pride on July 7th. We walked through Baker Street, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Haymarket to finish at the Whitehall. Positive East, we’ve got your back!
The GPN was at The Royal Park Hotel. We were about 30 people to discover this place and we really enjoyed it. Laurent Boutonne, the General Manager, introduced his venue and people were able to visit the hotel. It was free champagne and cocktails all evening....

In August, The GPN and Le Cercle Francophone are going to be at The Penthouse. The other events will be at Pause. 
Here is the list:
Les Belges de Londres       (Pause on August 7th)
The GPN Dinner                (Pause on August 8th)
The Network                      (Pause on August 9th)
Le Cercle Francophone     (Penthouse on August 14th)
The GPN                             (Penthouse on August 16th)
The Network Dinner         (Pause on August 23rd)

Please join these Networks to meet and interact with each other:  The Network  & GPN
I very much look forward to seeing you at these events!
Yours ever,


Friday, June 22, 2012

Dear month of July, like every year we are expecting from you to bring us the sun and a nice weather so we can go to the Penthouse…

Last month, Les Belges de Londres and The Network took place at the Penthouse in Leicester Square respectively on June 5th and 7th. Everybody enjoyed their drinks and the views from this beautiful venue.

We went to the amazing exhibition of Ruth Macdonald’s painting, in her beautiful house in Regent's Park on June 13th.

The G P N was held in the Glass House of  the Holiday Inn in Camden Town, a really nice place with stunning views on the Locks, their hospitality were simply, exceptional.

I have attended the Russian Summer Ball on June 16th at the Banqueting House to celebrate both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War of Russia. It was an eccentric night with ballroom and gipsy dancing, vodka and  Champagne with all the Great and the Good of the Russian Society.

On July 14th at the Beauberry House, I’ll be attending a very special event: The Fall Of Rome. It’s a celebration of ancient Rome. The guests dress as centurions, gladiators, Emperors and Empresses and are treated to an ancient Roman feast, fun and festivities. You can learn more about this event and also RSVP on the website:

Also, I would like to say a word about these incredible artists: Les oiseaux du Paradis. It’s the only 360° aerial ballet of its kind. Marketing campaigns, weddings, social events, you can book these artists for every kind of manifestations. Please have a look on their page and feel free to contact them. They are truly amazing! Here is their website: Les oiseaux du Paradis.

In July, all of our events will take place at the Penthouse except the GPN which will be held at The Royal Park.  You can already book your ticket:

 ü  Les Belges de Londres (for all the Anglo-Belgian community) (July 3rd RSVP here :

 ü  The Network (July 5th RSVP :

 ü  Le Cercle Francophone (July 10th RSVP:

 ü  The GPN Dinner (July 11th RSVP :

 ü  The Network Dinner (July 18th RSVP:

 ü  The GPN (July 19th RSVP:

Some informations about August: Les Belges de Londres (August 7th), The GPN Dinner (August 8th), The Network (August 9th) and The Network Dinner (August 23rd) will be at Pause.
Le Cercle Francophone (August 14th) and The GPN (August 16th) will take place at the Penthouse.

In September, We’ll launch four new events at The Chesterfield:

    ü  Ladies who lunch (September 13th)

                 ü  The Eastern Society (September 25th )

    ü  The Chinese Connection (September 26th)

    ü  The Middle East Circle (September 27th)

Please pass on the words and invite your contacts and friends to make meaningful business and social relationships

I very much look forward to seeing you at these events!
Yours ever,

J-F Dor

Thursday, May 24, 2012

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance

The month of May is about to end giving us a nice, pleasant and lovely weather. I guess June will begin the same way and will allow us to enjoy the forthcoming beginning of the summer!

This month, I have attended various events and also met different people.

I was really impressed by Andrew Logan’s exhibition which took place in his own studio to support the Arts Club Charitable Trust.  We were overwhelmed by the creativity and the space. What an artist!

On the 10th of May, I attended Robbie Wraith private view at Messum in Cork Street and went to listen to Christophe Hespel, what a voice.

We went to the North East London Business Exposition in the Emirates Stadium and also attended the Diplomatical Fair on May 15th. We enjoyed food from everywhere in the world (Brasil, Russia, China and Indonesia) and tasted some lovely and tasty cocktail from Cuba, Brasil and Mexico amongst others...

The Network took place at the Eccleston Square Hotel and the next will be on June 7th at the Penthouse. Save the date and RSVP by clicking on the following link: the network.

The GPN was at the Chinawhite club and we had a great talk by Harold Finley about his new play about the relationship between Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.  We’ll definitely have to see it.
Will Pike and Tony Sellimi introduced the Velvet Journey: a company which provides personal development and well-being services for gay men.
The next GPN will be at the Penthouse at the Holiday Inn Camden on the June 14th. Save this date and RSVP here.

Other dates that might interest you:

·         Les Belges de Londres (June 5th at the Penthouse), register here.
·         The Network Dinner (June 11th), register here.
·         Le Cercle Francophone (June 12th at the Eccleston Square Hotel), register here.
·         Ruth Macdonald Exclusive Private Evening Studio View (June 13th at the Regent’s Park), register here.
·         The GPN Dinner (June 15th), register here.
.      Russian Summer Ball (June 16th), register here

Watch this space for the creation of The Middle East Circle, The Eastern Society and The Chinese Connection soon.

I very much look forward to seeing you at one, two or even all of these events!

Yours ever,

Jean Francois.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

In May, do as you please...

In May, do as you please... "en mai fait ce qu'il te plait" -an old French saying meaning that when the weather is improving (it should do) we can go out and enjoy ourselves.... Please click on the highlighted words for more information and RSVP.

In March I met with various people involved in properties and financial services. I attended various opening of galleries and was impressed by the Stern Fine Arts in Albermale Street and the Olivier Dassault exhibition at the Opera Gallery.

The Network was at Mahiki in March, Après in April and will be at the Eccleston Square Hotel on the 16th May, save the date! This is the Network with a difference.
There will also be a more intimate dinner on the 22nd May

An Agreeable Society for those involved or with an interest in the Arts will meet on the 23rd May at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Le Cercle Francophone was held at Leon de Bruxelles and the next one will be on the 12th June .

Rachel Elbaz presented her new delightful collection in her  Knightsbridge boutique.

GPN was held at the Royal Aeronautical Society in March and in April at the Foundry in Camden, the next one is on the 17th May at Chinawhite with Harold Findley talking about his new play about the relationship between  Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.  GPN also held its first dinner which was a Taittinger Champagne dinner, the next one is on the 29th May at the Eccleston Square Hotel.

I met with people from the Royal Academy of Music with regard to institute an award in memory of Robert Tear CBE for the Arts Club Charitable Trust and visited the beautiful studio and home of Ruth Macdonald in Regents Park where an exclusive private view will be held on the 13th June, save the date.

I also attended Polari for the first time  with Paul Burston as the MC.

The highlight must have been the Eccentric Dinner with HRH Prince Philip who was in good form as when I toasted him replied " I feel better already". The following month we elected the most eccentric people in United Kingdom. Do look at the website.

This month we had a fantastic evening showcasing the artistry and the French Haute Joaillerie of Zoraste and Marchak. I was like a little boy in a sweet shop with fascinating stones  and the wonderful craftsmanship of the best atelier in the world.

I very much look forward to seeing you again and to welcoming you at one of these events.

Yours ever,


Thursday, March 01, 2012

March and the Spring has sprung

Or has it... This is not quite May as yet when you do as you please... This is now March, hope that February was good for you.

For my part it quick started with a showcase at Madame Tussauds and it always nice to see the changes that they are making, I was suppose to go to the event show but never manage to get there as I had several meetings with other professionals in the off market property business and made some extremely useful contacts, finger crossed, this is all going to work out soon.

I went to the Institute of Fundraising for a talk by a NSPCC fundraiser that was inspiring and then to Jo Haigh book launch in partnership with the FT, met my partner in Paris for tea at the Wolesey.

Circa moved to 5 Cavendish Square and I cannot say that this is a really happy arrangement but it seemed popular for this first time.

I met people from the NAZ Project and they will come and talk to the GPN later in the year, the Cercle Francophone was well attended this month and we had fun and good food at the Gore Hotel. Lalique had a reception which Jean-Michel Jarre attended and I went to the opening of Leon de Bruxelles where people from the Travel and Events Industry were invited.

I resigned from my position of Chairman of the Events Committee of the Anglo-Belgian Society and its Council but remain a life member and resigned from the Anglo-Belgian Club which has nothing retained from the Club I joined in 1992.

I started a single night with a difference but we had a rather uneven male/female ratio...

I met Michael Heaven (27) who is a protege of Englebert Humperdinck (75). Michael will have his UK premiere on the 15th March at the GPN and the Press and the Belgian Community has been alerted, he is from Sint Niklaas in Belgium. I recommend that you try and come, you do not have to be gay to enjoy this evening. I also met a very entrepreneurial young person who hires works of arts for a percentage of their value to work places.

I met people from Fashion TV and we had a fashion show at a well know private club in Chelsea

GPN was held at Apres London Lounge and I organise a meeting between two well known jewellers (one French, the other British) with a very talented jewellery designer. More to come soon but this will culminate in a historic exhibition in 2013. I also introduced the same people to the Russian Community in London and this evening will be the Arab Community representative.

I also became a brand ambassador for a well known and very exclusive introduction agency and met with the good and the great of investments at an exclusive wine tasting at the Mayfair Hotel.

The next day I went to court over an interest bill that I actually won, now I have to pay the rest...

This month started with a lovely glass of Champagne in the American Bar of the Savoy with a very good friend who asked me to come and see him.

More next month... remember me for all your needs and please have a look at my new website....

Yours ever,